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  1. Grasswaiting
    Hi Johan

    Hope you’ve been well! Sorry to ping you again…I’m working with a good old school diesel mechanic (2007 Thomas C2 with MBE906), and I asked him about doing the conversion to an electric fuel pump as my bus won’t ever start after it sits for more than 2 weeks. Also, running through all the fuel system (check valves, etc) you recommended, as the local Detroit Diesel just wanted to start replacing stuff until the problem went away. Can you tell me what Mallory electric pump you used and can the fuel pump be installed close to the tank (inline, other) and blank off the mechanical pump as some others have recommended?

    I’m trying to find the right specs (PSI, GPH) and the right type of pump to make this swap clear for a skilled mechanic as this is beyond my knowledge. He might know these answers, but you’ve know this engine better than anyone I’ve met. Just trying to get this bus reliable.

    Thanks again for your time! Tom
  2. Grasswaiting
    Hi Joe! I have a 2007 Thomas C2 MBE 906, would you mind exchanging notes? Appreciate your time. Tom
  3. Free Bird
    Hi Jo, I like what yer doin, will have to go through your albums and build thread more thoroughly some time. Did you tour Capital Reef in Dory?
  4. DoxieLuvr2015
    Good Day Joe,

    looking at your profile I noticed that you have a MBE as well. I just wanted to reach out to you and maybe pick up some first hand knowledge and expeirences with that type of power plants.
  5. joeblack5
    Thank you, how old is your father? Having a super low floor, kneeling bus and hydraulic ramp is very convenient even without being handicapped. No storage below. these buses are a lot more complicated as the truck chassis school buses. I am a sparky as well so it as not been a real problem but challenging at times.
    Since the ceiling is so high it is a lot less compromising to insulate.
  6. Irish Menace
    The bus looks great. I have been leaning more towards a city bus because it has wider doors, a hydraulic link eel and raise and if anything I could weld a ramp to the floor for a make shift ramp. My father is in a wheelchair permanently and the only walking he can do is about 10 feet with a walker and stairs forget about it.

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  • About joeblack5
    My Bus
    1. Elfie & 2. Dory
    sustainability, self reliance
    1. Corbeil & 2. Thomas
    1 ford 1998 e350 4x4 7.3 2 mercedes 2004
    7.3 powerstroke & MBE906


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