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Old 10-27-2018, 08:39 PM   #41
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good deal.. they are happy up till about that.. though I think navistar says you can run a 392 up to 3000 without issues.. mine is geared lower and it has a hugely loud fan when im at 2500.. I need to go clutch or electric fan..
I have heard 3000rpm as well. It is doing that at 70. Starts to sound more like an old aircraft engine at 3000rpm. By the way duel exhausts exiting in front of the rear tires.

65 feels like a nice cruise speed.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:48 PM   #42
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Weighed the bus today, 17,700lbs. This is with water, fuel and supplies for the weekend .
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:00 PM   #43
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I need to run duals on mine.. and clutch the fan.. I'll keep mine at 55-60 and run 2500 RPM.. for me that bus isnt my road-trip warrior..



you can your duals out the sides vs out the back?
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:19 PM   #44
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There are out the sides, just in front of the rear tires
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:55 PM   #45
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Getting paint on it bit by bit
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:25 AM   #46
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Getting paint on it bit by bit
Nice to see someone using color!
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM   #47
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The hood and cowl will also be purple, with black fenders, bumpers and grill. Next week will be getting a new windshield, so did not want to paint the front just to have them climbing all over it.
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Well keep it up man. I love seeing a freshly painted bus!
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:00 AM   #49
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Have the paint done other then wheels for the winter. A few things need more body work, but for now at least it looks good enough. A picture as we found it, and as it is now.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:43 AM   #50
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Now that we have been driving it a bit a few gremlins have appeared. leaky radiator, at least if we leave the pressure cap loose it leaks very little. Summer time that will not do though.

Brakes are finally right and work very well.

Have a lot of missing at full throttle, this turns out to be an intermitent short in the ignition. The negative coil terminal is close to the intake manifold and was shorting out, not fully but touching erratically, and of course that creates extra sparks, no wonder it has been a bit of a pain to tune it well. That is corrected and has allowed me to lean the fuel mixture considerably, and have connected the oxygen sensor.

A backfire blow one of the mufflers to pieces. So changed both to straight through mufflers. Nice sound, and a lot less back pressure. Hope it is not too loud on the road. Will be driving it tomorrow, so will find out.

Put a TV cable on for the trans. Works but not adjusted like I would like. Trans shifts properly if I floor it and hold it there, but part throttle shifts way to soon. Need to refine that. Might have to have a spring in the cable so that it reaches full travel on the trans at 3/4 throttle and the spring would allow the gas pedal/TBI to still go to full. The original cable is missing so do not know what was there.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:48 AM   #51
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It sure it looking sweet now, not a big laundry list of gremlins for it as it appeared to have sat for a bit.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:08 PM   #52
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Have the paint done other then wheels for the winter. A few things need more body work, but for now at least it looks good enough. A picture as we found it, and as it is now.

Paint job looks cool sitting in the dark clouded parking area. Almost ready to haul...
You have a nice bus, congrats.



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Old 12-18-2018, 06:22 AM   #53
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after useing the bus for a bit it has become clear that the radiator is well past its prime. plugged up a bit, and leaks badly and was getting much worse fast. So ordered a new one from Griffen, and just put that in yesterday. Heater core leaks to have that valved off for now. I have decided that it really does not put the heat where I want, and that is for the driver and front seat passenger( most important as that is my wife, keeping her warm is very good). So I am taking the bus heater out and putting a new under dash heater in that will give good heat up front. we have a curtain behind the front seats so we can seperate the driving area for better heat if need be.

So radiator, heater and also adding a coolant filter will be this weeks project for the bus. That should finish all major stuff, and we will have had the bus for a year Christmas eve.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:52 AM   #54
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those old heaters often are plugged up and the olkd heater cores are tough to find these days.. (as i search for one for my 1978 Superior Circulair).. just make sure you get something powerful enough to heat and defrost... in my carpenter i took it ome step further and replaced my heat-only heater core with a heater, A/C, and a secondary defrioster heater.. the windows fog in the rain.. the A/C cleasrs the humidity..
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:08 PM   #55
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Had it running good or so I thought. Took a trip to new Jersey and on the,way home two pistons started coming apart. Bummer. So not going to Skoolie palooza this year. Changing engine and trans. Found a nice 345 with s 5 speed manual. My preference anyway. Pulled the engine today, and have the donor vehicle almost ready to give up it engine.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:09 PM   #56
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No idea how to turn the picture upright...
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No idea how to turn the picture upright...
But you can pull a bus motor and trans, interesting...
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But you can pull a bus motor and trans, interesting...
Most witty post of 2019 so far!
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:15 PM   #59
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Boring out the throttle bore in the intake manifold for tbi fuel injection.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:29 PM   #60
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The engine getting closer to going in, and the bus in the shop as far as it can go because the a/c would hit the ceiling.
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