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Forum: Caterpillar Drivetrain 09-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,022
Posted By magnakansas
my take on cooling

usually things get cooler when the air gets moving through the radiators, yours is not. I suspect the inside of the radiator is getting full of junk. Needs to be removed, "rodded out" an...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 09-01-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,903
Posted By magnakansas
top speed...

I hope to never ever have to find the top speed on my buss. the engine rpm, power curve, axle ratio tire size transmission ratios.... planned cruise speed is 65 mph... tires rated more, but...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 09-01-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,903
Posted By magnakansas
thoughts on tires

I lived where a wire manufacturer had a plant. made wire for a variety of things including tires. I had a conversation with a fellow that worked in quality control lab. told me the standards of...
Forum: Caterpillar Drivetrain 08-31-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,574
Posted By magnakansas
good to hear

good hear the success.. I am running two engine batteries an will run four six volt golf cart batteries for the inverter. maybe run four 12 volt dunno for sure still learning ......I will have...
Forum: Caterpillar Drivetrain 08-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,574
Posted By magnakansas
3126 and protecting the high pressure oil system

Late in 2018 catepillar came out with an update kit there is a metal oil line that replaces a rubber line and a filter with some other small bits and bobs. The idea is to catch and filter any...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By magnakansas
charge 48 v bank with 12v alternator....

I have a mental image of a box of electronics the out put of the alternator goes to box of electronics, the out put of the box has a positive and negative lead going to each battery. the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-30-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,588
Posted By magnakansas
excess power out put

Ive always like the idea of sending power to heating element in hot water tank.

solar/ wind power ignorant, but learning

william
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-30-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By magnakansas
cindy where is the bus?

this sounds like a hands on help kind of thing. I am in topeka kansas.
can you read a wiring schematic? what kind of chevy bus? one that looks like a van with a bus behind it? or like a truck...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-26-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By magnakansas
wander and own space

Man oh man. dont know if there is enough space in my head for this one.

what is your budget? knowing what money is available for this is the first thing... that will probably dictate what...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 08-26-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By magnakansas
high pressure

to diagnose oil pressure problem the first step would be to install mechanical test gage. start engine cold, run engine to bring oil up to operating temperature, normally around 200 degrees...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,746
Posted By magnakansas
without testing

I would agree it is likely the ignition switch. I would test to confirm it was the switch, it saves spending money on useless parts, but if the switch is cheap, it might not be worth the time to...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-24-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By magnakansas
welcome to busses

Hello from topeka kansas...

william
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-20-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By magnakansas
greetings from topeka

have fun with it

william
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 08-16-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By magnakansas
transit seats

musigenesis, you keep repeating "not comfortable" I disagree. Mine are cloth, with armrest, and recline. The kids have been in them for hours at a go.

I dont know about nonreclining or...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 08-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By magnakansas
seat belts

Look to the world of racing cars for information on seat belt placement. There is not one quick answer. You should spend some time learning do's and dont's.
The ford transit seats if you look,...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-14-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,378
Posted By magnakansas
pullin for ya

I am all the way in Kansas..... You have stuck with it, including crap that does in most folks. Hooray for you...

as far as fines go.... usually the rules read something like... as long as...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-14-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By magnakansas
why does it lean

step one measure ground to body at four points... pick a point like.... um right above the tire. write down the numbers to the nearest 1/4 inch.

measure frame to ground at four points.... I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-13-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By magnakansas
your future bus 6-71

I urge you to go to youtube and check out "bus grease monkey" you will get an idea of that engine, and those kind of busses.

william
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,936
Posted By magnakansas
detroit locker on the street operation

In my mind, a detroit locker is kind of like a ratchet and sounds like one on the road when in a turn, noisey clunky sounds. some times like marbles getting crunched around in a box. I find in low...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By magnakansas
well,

You sound like you have a plan, the ability and idea of budget. So, go for it.

william
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-10-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By magnakansas
slope of roof

to get the benefit of slope and space... you may only have to slope part of the rear.... again the deal is to reduce that turbulent ball of air trailing the bus... cardboard, plywood, duct tape. ...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-10-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By magnakansas
bump at the front and other aero stuff

There are many school busses that have that Bump at the front top of the roof. I think there maybe something to do with viscous flow and skin drag happening there... That would be a yarn test thing....
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By magnakansas
well... highway runnin modifications

I'll talk about what I did and why.

bus - rounded butt, no roof air or hatches or decks. Why? Trailing side shape for aerodynamic. I know it is not a lot. I also know that, .5% here, 1% there,...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-05-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By magnakansas
that smaller melted wire

That wire sure sounds like a "fusible link" wont be right again until replaced. Trouble is, what size was it? Have enough left to identify? Go through the fuse box and check them... When ever I...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-05-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,936
Posted By magnakansas
transfer case and front end

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/pts/d/omaha-parting-out-2013-international/6909712056.html

william
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