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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-24-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,817
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: SO Bummed out! Bus is dead.....

I haven't pulled a pair of long johns on yet this year......have something WAY better ! polar fleece lined jeans. you can walk outside and be there for a few minutes before your legs start to notice...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,817
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: SO Bummed out! Bus is dead.....

A lot of tool rental places have transmission jacks........as long as you do have a flat level area to work on that the jack will roll on it really is something you can do. If I was your neighbor...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-24-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,817
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: SO Bummed out! Bus is dead.....

I'm late in response I know....... but info may still be useful. It sounds to me like your front oil pump is fried. It is driven by the torque converter. Reverse is the only gear that will actuate...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: Dangerous and irresponsible advice

C'mon here you're driving a 20k lb bus !!!!!!!!
If your brakes don't work, get off the road and fix it right. Anyone driving any vehicle this size has a responsibility to do so safely. We all know...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: Dangerous and irresponsible advice

You and me both !!! I cannot believe this. :shock:

I'm gettin a better understanding why skoolies are hard to find insurance for. :(

I'm starting to understand the people who think annual...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: Dangerous and irresponsible advice

snip


for fuel lines and other low pressure lines yes, but for a brake line NEVER.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: Dangerous and irresponsible advice

I was also sent a link somebody sent there from a vw group or something where the guy used compression fittings on a brake line. This is also unacceptable . For insurance purposes.....and fear of not...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-06-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: Dangerous and irresponsible advice

I had it relayed to me by someone who wanted to know if it was a good idea. I cannot make an account there to protest this advice because my IP is banned or something. I pissed him off 5 years...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Dangerous and irresponsible advice

Somebody PLEASE on schoolbusconversionnuts
"it would help if you said more. like for instance if they are air
brakes or hydraulic etc.
to make EXPEDIENT repairs just cut the line where it's...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-12-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,045
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: What is your profession / trade ?

I'm a School bus mechanic for the local school division. I do safety inspections and any repairs that may be required as they come up. It's a great job, with a bunch of great people, and I can always...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-27-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Re: special message for all skoolie.net members

I too know the site you're refering to, I don't go there at all anymore.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-19-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rick78EFI460
you're right it ws too dirty, so I sold it...

you're right it ws too dirty, so I sold it today.... :lol: I got an offer that was right so now I just have my 48 passenger BB IH
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-19-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rick78EFI460
New Toy

New toy ! I bought a ford E350 mini bird . it has the 6' ceiling and full width body, but its a shorty ! https://rrussell.sasktelwebsite.net/picture792.jpg...
Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 03-05-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,439
Posted By Rick78EFI460
I don't think that arkansacommie is even worth...

I don't think that arkansacommie is even worth typing this sentence over.
Don't worry too much if he diss's ya.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 03-05-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,321
Posted By Rick78EFI460
As far as plumbing exhaust together ....don't do...

As far as plumbing exhaust together ....don't do it !. not only will the gennie feed exhaust back through the bus's engine, causing damage ( carbon buildups etc.) but the bus will also back feed...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-28-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,563
Posted By Rick78EFI460
I personally feel that you have more to lose ...

I personally feel that you have more to lose than you have to gain. One poor driving incident and you lose a clutch, a fender or a life.....and unless you have a VERY good relationship with the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-28-2006, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,328
Posted By Rick78EFI460
dayton wheels go to 250 lb/ft budds go to 450...

dayton wheels go to 250 lb/ft
budds go to 450 lb/ft
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-26-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,280
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Gas powered busses don't ususually require the...

Gas powered busses don't ususually require the electric backup as they use a vacuum booster, which holds a reserve if the motor stalls. A diesel itself does not produce vacuum so they use a different...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-25-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,280
Posted By Rick78EFI460
It is a hydraboost system, the poll is to find...

It is a hydraboost system, the poll is to find out which busses do have it ,and more importantly to me, which ones do not. A friend of mine told me that he had not seen one on any bus in his part of...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-24-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,280
Posted By Rick78EFI460
Brake booster

I am wondering if anyone has a bus ( not including van type ) that does not have an electric brake booster back up. It will make an electric motor whirring noise when you step on the brake pedal...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-10-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,872
Posted By Rick78EFI460
depends on what style wheels you have

depends on what style wheels you have
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-06-2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,921
Posted By Rick78EFI460
The seat belt law has to be read carefully,...

The seat belt law has to be read carefully, around here all the seatbelts that were installed at the factory must be worn. Factory built motorhomes are equipped with them as per the law . The law...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rick78EFI460
'round these parts of Canada you can get a...

'round these parts of Canada you can get a Diesel international of more recent vintage for under $2000. I'm 'bout 6.5 hours west of you, I don't think they should go for more than that in Winnipeg....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-29-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,913
Posted By Rick78EFI460
I meant no offense to the hippie bus, I can...

I meant no offense to the hippie bus, I can appreciate busses of all colours and the workmanship and creativity of their creators. I was responding to the original post and its reference to...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 01-28-2006, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,215
Posted By Rick78EFI460
I hear the lines about propane motors outlasting...

I hear the lines about propane motors outlasting the gas motors a lot, but in my line of work, I find burned valves and other expensive problems occuring at a much higher rate. We converted our tow...
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