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EastCoastCB 03-11-2017 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by plfking (Post 190076)
Me neither.......that amazed me, so I googled it. Hard to believe they've been in that area for 70 or 80 years and not migrated northward in that time. Of course, maybe it takes that long to build up a population that NEEDS to migrate.

I love to kayak also, so I can definitely see a trip on this river in my future. I still remember the trip on the glass-bottomed boats when I was a kid. :smile:

If you look close all the stuff at the bottom is still there, just covered in weeds and algae. The statues, submerged boats, its all still down there. Pretty cool.
I too, remember the glass bottom boats. Apparently they still run them.

cadillackid 03-12-2017 08:30 AM

wow! that was a big highlight of a florida trip i took as a kid as the glass bottom boat tour.. my dad refused to go .. he wanted to do some kind of 4 wheeling / camping thing.. so mom and grandma took me on the tour.. I had a blast.. (and got to sleep in a hotel instead of a tent!)

EC - have you ever done an air-boat ride? are they any fun?
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-12-2017 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 190134)
wow! that was a big highlight of a florida trip i took as a kid as the glass bottom boat tour.. my dad refused to go .. he wanted to do some kind of 4 wheeling / camping thing.. so mom and grandma took me on the tour.. I had a blast.. (and got to sleep in a hotel instead of a tent!)

EC - have you ever done an air-boat ride? are they any fun?
-Christopher

Yeah, airboats are fun. I'd rather canoe or kayak though and avoid all the noise.

cadillackid 03-12-2017 08:57 AM

im only afraid of tipping over in a kayak and getting damned stuck..

or having to outrun a hungry gator with an oar and not a motor lolol
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-12-2017 09:07 AM

They're all more afraid of you than you are of them.
Except the monkeys.

Stewzer55 03-12-2017 11:38 PM

Can you make jerky from gator? Asking for a friend.

:whistling:

WanderWoman 03-12-2017 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Stewzer55 (Post 190286)
Can you make jerky from gator? Asking for a friend.

:whistling:

Indeed! And the tail is yummy all fried up!

Sandi
FLorida Native
www.thismidwifetravels.com
Living full-time in my Skoolie.

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 07:53 AM

Found a possible deal. A set of Goodyear 10r's. Never used, but 11 years old. Been stored in a warehouse. Aged out but never used. They're on stud piloted wheels just like my shorty already has.
Are they worth buying? If so, how much should I pay?
They'd just be an extra set, I've got new tires but my rears are retreads.

cadillackid 03-16-2017 08:19 AM

your wheels are stud piloted? i was thinking they were hub piloted.
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 08:35 AM

I can't really explain it, but they're definitely not the kind of wheels you use the washers on. They're "ball seat".
The lugs that are on it ARE correct.
I'm really looking forward to going over this bus with you. We can figure out all the specs and features.
example- it has a webasto heater. I have no idea how to use that, at all. A lot I need to learn and figure out!

DoubleO7 03-16-2017 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 190051)
The monkeys were left by the owners of Silver Springs. they're feral and out of control, like every animal people seem to think is ok to release here. The glades are overrun with pythons and the "eradication program" is LAUGHABLE!

A news article about the monkeys from 2015:
Monkey population spreading in Florida

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleO7 (Post 190935)
A news article about the monkeys from 2015:
Monkey population spreading in Florida

As cute as they are, we NEED to get them out of here. FL used to be a really nice place with lots of indigenous wildlife. Urban sprawl and abandoned "pets" have basically eradicated a LOT of our bio-diversity.

Robin97396 03-16-2017 04:21 PM

You're not into monkey meat?

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Robin97396 (Post 190993)
You're not into monkey meat?

IDk man, I like meats... but monkey seems wrong even to me.:nonono:

1olfart 03-16-2017 04:44 PM

Just don't give 'em a name, and it might work. lol

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 04:48 PM

IDK, not much meat on em, and their human-like qualities would make me uneasy.
But If you do all the killing, cleaning, and cooking I'll surely give it a try, I reckon!

slaughridge85 03-16-2017 05:16 PM

so what you're saying is, once I get all the licensing and permitting taken care of my "helicopter monkey eradication/hot dog cart" will have lots of business? Sweet...

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by slaughridge85 (Post 191011)
so what you're saying is, once I get all the licensing and permitting taken care of my "helicopter monkey eradication/hot dog cart" will have lots of business? Sweet...

That's a great business idea!:smile:

slaughridge85 03-16-2017 05:21 PM

yeah it's called "Chimp Choppers" :D Just gotta get the mini-guns all legal like and nail down a serious ammo supplier... and just for the record there's no charge for removal of cheeto-faced shitgibbons... But we don't operate in DC yet...

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 08:06 PM

Gotta get this thing sorted out, for sure. Got a 6 pack of Steve Winwood tickets to celebrate the summer and the roof raise!
Gonna load up the shorty and head to Orlando on a saturday night. Should be fun!

Kubla 03-16-2017 08:29 PM

I would avoid 11 year old tires, unless you plan on driving like 20 mph all the time

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Kubla (Post 191038)
I would avoid 11 year old tires, unless you plan on driving like 20 mph all the time

YEah, I've no more interest in them. Once I saw the dates.:nonono:
Would be ok for agricultural use.

EastCoastCB 03-16-2017 08:36 PM

Anyone have any advice about how to make a picture of my bus different colors to see what I wanna do with the paint job?
I'm totally lost when it comes to that kind of stuff.

1olfart 03-17-2017 02:54 PM

I believe that there is some website that allows you to put a photo of your project, and then be able to change colors on it. It may have been on a paint co. web site, but there IS something like that out there.
Whoever finds it and posts it here for all to see, will be 1st on my "buy this guy a drink" list

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 05:32 PM

I'll look around. Can't wait to get it painted!

I LOVE driving this thing around. Its a nice "daily driver" bus!
Especially now that the wipers are working properly.
She's officially been named "Shorty McShortface". She's warming up out in the driveway right now. Going to pick up Roxy from work and maybe grab some Starbucks. The new SB location in our town even has enough parking for the bus.

Happiness is a warm bus...

cadillackid 03-27-2017 06:08 PM

is that the one you took me to? (In the bus!?)

I just got done getting Groceries in RedByrd.

and here people thought I was crazy for cruising a bus around all the time..

gonna drive it to Orlando tomorrow to a Job site...

-Christopher

Stewzer55 03-27-2017 06:33 PM

I'm glad you got it fixed and are back to enjoying Shorty McShortface.

WanderWoman 03-27-2017 06:44 PM

I want a shorty!


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EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by WanderWoman (Post 193354)
I want a shorty!


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Take two, they're small!
https://i.imgflip.com/2877.jpg

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 193350)
is that the one you took me to? (In the bus!?)

I just got done getting Groceries in RedByrd.

and here people thought I was crazy for cruising a bus around all the time..

gonna drive it to Orlando tomorrow to a Job site...

-Christopher

Nah, theres a brand new, bigger location nearer to my house.:thumb:

Yeah, we followed up our coffee stop with a trip to Publix for some steaks.:dance:

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 07:53 PM

https://i.imgur.com/nZhIz3b.jpg

cadillackid 03-27-2017 07:54 PM

totally badass!! I love it!
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 08:28 PM

Thanks. Now to start doing some rust repair and body prep for paint!
And I may spring for a shiny chrome exhaust tip/end/stack.
They sell 4" to 6" exhaust stacks that would be perfect for replacing the rear 36" of exhaust. Just to look badass of course.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qXQAAO...BS/s-l1600.jpg
Would look awesome paired with the naked lady mudflaps. Maybe some chrome spikes to cover the lugs.:biggrin:

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 08:37 PM

In my exhaust browsing I came across something interesting. Ryder sells truck parts. Their prices on exhaust parts are by FAR the lowest I've found.
I'm gonna order a 4" to 5" adapter piece and a 5" chrome stack with downturn end. It will look really NICE. Should be around $75 on Ryder fleet products' site.
https://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/h...p-s48-350136cp

cadillackid 03-27-2017 08:53 PM

wonder if we can make them Roll Coal!
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 09:12 PM

I'd be happy with a 20 hp bump and some cooling improvements for 70 mph cruising.
Oh and one of these days maybe we'll figure out the CC.:wink1:

cadillackid 03-27-2017 10:01 PM

did the CC die again today?

im working on cooling ideas.. was 84 here today and I went up to 207 on the freeway at 65.. maybe thats normal??

the closer i watch the computer im getting to be inclined that internal lcak of circulation is the issue... either internal clogged rad or water pump.

the weather is gonna suck in ohio when im up this time so its gonna be a short trip up.. (jus tthe funeral and a business meeting or 2).. then back here.. so I cant dig in real deep yet on the cooling.. but im going to hopefully start some research into parts and install..

maybe im just too damn sensitive about it... the ford 7.3 guys are running 205 thermostats in theirs and see Oil temps over 220 regularely... and here im uptight about seeing an engine temp of 212 and oil of 214...
-Christopher

EastCoastCB 03-27-2017 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cadillackid (Post 193388)
did the CC die again today?

im working on cooling ideas.. was 84 here today and I went up to 207 on the freeway at 65.. maybe thats normal??

the closer i watch the computer im getting to be inclined that internal lcak of circulation is the issue... either internal clogged rad or water pump.

the weather is gonna suck in ohio when im up this time so its gonna be a short trip up.. (jus tthe funeral and a business meeting or 2).. then back here.. so I cant dig in real deep yet on the cooling.. but im going to hopefully start some research into parts and install..

maybe im just too damn sensitive about it... the ford 7.3 guys are running 205 thermostats in theirs and see Oil temps over 220 regularely... and here im uptight about seeing an engine temp of 212 and oil of 214...
-Christopher

YEah, my CC is still temperamental.
I'm gona get a 180 tstat and look into adjusting that fan clutch. Then go from there.

yellowxj 03-27-2017 10:32 PM

Thats funny driving buses around. My wife drove ours to work today because my van battery was dead and her car was out of gas.

Jeep, bus, repeat.

Stewzer55 03-27-2017 10:40 PM

Why not drive them around?

cadillackid 03-28-2017 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewzer55 (Post 193394)
Why not drive them around?


thats what I say!

Love the custom cruiser wagons by the way!.. before i got into Busses I was always building some kind of GM Hotrod.. From souped up FleetWood Broughams to Monte carlos, oldsmobiles, and the list goes on.. would still love to find a 90 or Older Caprice Wagon. but then I do have 2 School busses.. they are Like station wagons right?

-Christopher

DoubleO7 03-28-2017 09:55 AM

On your Mr. Shorty I think you should split the exhaust and have dual chrome vertical stacks running up the corners!

Stewzer55 03-28-2017 09:59 AM

I grew up with B/C/D Bodies, my family had tons of them. Mine's a story of knowing exactly what I wanted and looking, especially now since they are going up in value. It's got the larger engine, towing package and posi rear end, great fun to drive despite being longer overall than a Suburban.

https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...96bc375980.jpg

cadillackid 03-28-2017 10:05 AM

I like it!!.. I used to buy C-body Cadis in the mid 90s for CHEAP.. esp the gen-1 85-88 stuff... fix some bad grounds, re-Chip the BCM (so the rad fans worked and not blow A/C compressors), fix the A/C and triple or even more my money after driving it around a year..

the bodies always held up nice but the electronics puzzled many.. I had it down solid..
I did rebuild one.. thats ONE HT-4100 in a big body 1984 Seville.. swore id never touch another 4100 internally as long as I live

-Christopher

Stewzer55 03-28-2017 10:20 AM

RWD C bodies really. HT4100 cars are engine swap candidates.

cadillackid 03-28-2017 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Stewzer55 (Post 193445)
RWD C bodies really. HT4100 cars are engine swap candidates.

oh I wasnt aware there were RWD C-bodies.. I only ever worked on the FWD cadi C's..

when I wanted a good RWD builder I went B or G.
-Christopher

Stewzer55 03-28-2017 11:11 AM

The RWD C's became D's which were longer B's, a few extra inches legroom in the rear. Difference between an 88 and a 98.

EastCoastCB 03-28-2017 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by DoubleO7 (Post 193437)
On your Mr. Shorty I think you should split the exhaust and have dual chrome vertical stacks running up the corners!

I thought about it, but I don't think they quite look right on the back of a bus like that. Maybe some sort of cool side mount, but I think a big 5" or 6" chrome pipe will be a nice touch without going too crazy.
https://www.skoolie.net/attachments/p...270b320cab.jpg
While that bus ^^ looks AWESOME, its not quite the look I'm going for with Ms. Shortface.:smile:

Robin97396 03-28-2017 02:57 PM

That would make some nice stove pipe for the wood stove enthusiasts.

cadillackid 03-28-2017 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 193536)
That's what I was thinking- stuck or missing t-stat, or maybe your fan clutch is seized?

I'm starting to suspect the water pump and rad are nearing the end of their life cycle on my bus. 15k hours will do that. The rad has some fins damaged and is a bit corroded.
I could replace both for like 700-800 bucks and an afternoon of my time.
What you think Chris? Should I go for it?

ECCB - I moved this cooling thread over here as I think we were starting to jack the food truck dude's thread..

my thinking and path is similar.. the idea for mine is
pull the radiator and have it looked at to see if its a mess.. (before I spend big $$ on a new one..).. most radiator shops will look at em cheap..

replace the water pump and LPOP(with an m208).... look in my Oil cooler to see if it looks in good shape or not.. ICP and IPR since the front will be accessible.(about once every 3 weeks I do set an ICP code for the first 2 minutes I start the bus).. new A/C belt and new Serp belt..

if my rad is shot I'll replace that..

if I still run warm im going to install an EC-450 Clutch I can run off the computer and not worry about the 1/2 rad stuff.. as the fan will control via coolant temp and not air temp from the rad.

my tensioner is already new, fan clutch is new.

-Christopher

P.S. when you get ready to tear apart, let me know, I have the special wrenches you need to get the Fan clutch hub nut loose from the water pump.


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