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Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 08-20-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By bstewrat3
I unfortunately ordered AN-8 fittings to install...

I unfortunately ordered AN-8 fittings to install my temperature sensor into my out to cooler line on my AT545, but the fitting on my factory hoses turned out to be AN-10.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-18-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,646
Posted By bstewrat3
I went the opposite direction. I had 11r on the...

I went the opposite direction. I had 11r on the bus in poor condition and got a deal on a bunch of 10r Firestone all position tires with 21/32 tread left for $50 each on the rim. The difference in...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 06-17-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,756
Posted By bstewrat3
If you plan to screw them down, I wouldn't waste...

If you plan to screw them down, I wouldn't waste time gluing them. The only thing it may help with is avoiding the insulation squeak when things shift.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-13-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,317
Posted By bstewrat3
I used 3M Dynatron 550 seam sealer to fill mine....

I used 3M Dynatron 550 seam sealer to fill mine. The Bondo products aren't waterproof so you will have to get underneath and coat them to keep them from absorbing water.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 06-13-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,756
Posted By bstewrat3
I can only go by what I have done, but I would...

I can only go by what I have done, but I would take away from the insulation thickness and add to the plywood. With your layers being thin I would try to avoid common seams. Maybe go with the 1/4"...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 06-13-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,756
Posted By bstewrat3
1/4" plywood isn't going to give you much support...

1/4" plywood isn't going to give you much support to keep from denting the insulation underneath. I used 1" insulation and 3/4" tongue and groove Drymax OSB. I offset the seams of the insulation and...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 06-12-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,242
Posted By bstewrat3
This was correct when master cylinders were a...

This was correct when master cylinders were a single reservoirs, but the dual reservoir masters will have to break both lines to have a total failure.
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 06-12-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,465
Posted By bstewrat3
Just to follow up here is how things worked out. ...

Just to follow up here is how things worked out.

I was able to find the remanufactured master cylinder at O'Reilly Auto Parts for $114 which beat the $440 for a new one from International. I bench...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 06-09-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,465
Posted By bstewrat3
I don't know if the ABS controller is going to...

I don't know if the ABS controller is going to let that happen. I guess I'll just take it for a drive and see if I can work the bubbles through and bleed it a couple times unless a better method...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 06-09-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,465
Posted By bstewrat3
Bleeding ABS Brakes

I just replaced the master cylinder on my 2001 International Amtran and while reading the directions on my vacuum tool it had a warning about ABS brakes being potentially hazardous if they are bled...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-02-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,609
Posted By bstewrat3
Only a change to the suspension geometry will...

Only a change to the suspension geometry will cause a need to deal with the driveshaft. Changing tire size in itself has no effect. I agree with the need for a new mechanic.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 06-02-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By bstewrat3
I am looking at using the Progressive Dynamics...

I am looking at using the Progressive Dynamics 4000 series just to simplify and keep things in one easy to access package.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-19-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 72,857
Posted By bstewrat3
I started using Goof Off on blue shop towels and...

I started using Goof Off on blue shop towels and Scotchbrite pads to take my adhesive off after using the heat gun to take off the striping. I have added an intermediate step of scraping the softened...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-19-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,904
Posted By bstewrat3
I am getting ready to do my roof with the Henrys...

I am getting ready to do my roof with the Henrys 287 in a few days. My roof isn't currently leaking, but my plan is to brush all of the seams with a good coat and let it fully cure, then go over...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,577
Posted By bstewrat3
They make a snap on handle for spray cans that...

They make a snap on handle for spray cans that makes the job much easier. I bought one 10 years ago and it's burned through a couple hundred cans so far. I will still be rolling my bus paint though.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-12-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,577
Posted By bstewrat3
I like it. I would never be able to convince my...

I like it. I would never be able to convince my wife to go camouflage though. I am planning to roll mine with Rustloleum implement paint, but before committing I am going to do a test panel to see...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-07-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Posted By bstewrat3
I like your idea other than screwing it down. I...

I like your idea other than screwing it down. I used G-P Drymax on top of 1" foamboard in mine, but used PL300 adhesive to attach it. The issue I have seen others mention is the thermal transfer that...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 05-07-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,980
Posted By bstewrat3
You may have just saved me a bunch of money. I am...

You may have just saved me a bunch of money. I am making two benches 26"x 79" and plan to just cut a full XL in half. Is there actual gel pockets in the top layer or is it just a part of the mixture...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-07-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By bstewrat3
Good luck. I would love to bid if all of my money...

Good luck. I would love to bid if all of my money wasn't tied up in my current bus. I may have to research swapping a 5 speed Spicer into my 2001 Amtran.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-06-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By bstewrat3
ColdFire is mixed 3-6% with water. I use it my...

ColdFire is mixed 3-6% with water. I use it my job and it is effective on vehicle fires. I am mounting a 2.5 gallon water extinguisher on my bus with ColdFire because I can refill it easily if I ever...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-06-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By bstewrat3
Where are the Welch, WV buses listed? Shortie...

Where are the Welch, WV buses listed? Shortie with a stick sounds interesting.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-07-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,077
Posted By bstewrat3
I was able to get insurance on my bus through...

I was able to get insurance on my bus through Progressive Commercial as I had saw others post about in other threads. I have all of my other insurance through USAA, who doesn't insure RV's and has an...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-03-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By bstewrat3
I do remember as a kid memorizing every bump on...

I do remember as a kid memorizing every bump on the route so we could start bouncing as they came up to get launched. If you timed it right you could get above the seats. As an adult now who is...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-03-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,174
Posted By bstewrat3
If you aren't comfortable checking out the...

If you aren't comfortable checking out the mechanical parts of the bus and have access to someone who is, definitely take them with you to check it out. Being a Ford guy I like the E350, but the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 03-31-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By bstewrat3
Removing Spring Leafs

I just had my bus weighed at a CAT scale, because I wanted to know where I was starting completely stripped out with a full tank of fuel. My weights came in at 5500 on the front axle(including my...
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