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Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 05-01-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,502
Posted By SolomonEagle
I have recently left other skoolie forums for...

I have recently left other skoolie forums for there over opinionated political stance. I really like that skoolie.net has kept it pretty neutral and hasn't been over run with such.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-08-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,733
Posted By SolomonEagle
I just did the job by myself. Vice grips for the...

I just did the job by myself. Vice grips for the bottom and an impact driver with a socket for the top. Had an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel handy for the tough ones.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,555
Posted By SolomonEagle
I have springs in the front and air ride I the...

I have springs in the front and air ride I the back of my 7 window.. you definitely hit harder in the front than I the back. That being said, the only difference I can tell is that air will ride as...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-05-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By SolomonEagle
It depends on how it's registered and what state...

It depends on how it's registered and what state your in.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-01-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By SolomonEagle
I have a 28' dog nose and it's pretty nice to...

I have a 28' dog nose and it's pretty nice to drive. It has great ground clearance and i am able to get it in and out of some pretty tight places and it fits over two parking spaces pretty much...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 12-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,588
Posted By SolomonEagle
Finding a good short bus with a good...

Finding a good short bus with a good engine/tranny and with low rust is hard enough. I wouldn't worry too much about the suspension. Air ride is a nice option and it rides consistently well. Leaf...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-26-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,807
Posted By SolomonEagle
Interesting things found during renovation

About 11 years ago my father and I were both separately converting busses for personal living spaces on our respective homesteads. Both the busses being older and retired from skoolie/dead...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 12-26-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,734
Posted By SolomonEagle
Yeah, after reading all that you had done to the...

Yeah, after reading all that you had done to the bus I was thinking that it just might not like to be run at those speeds. I hope you figure something out, those mpg's suck!
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 12-25-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,207
Posted By SolomonEagle
I agree that a good wood stove would ideally be...

I agree that a good wood stove would ideally be thicker but I disagree about the use of cast iron. I personally don't care for cast iron stoves as they are made from different parts that have to be...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-20-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,549
Posted By SolomonEagle
My most favored bus name was said by a friend...

My most favored bus name was said by a friend around the dinner table during a time that I had been doing a lot of work to his bus. I heard him say it and was like "that's it, that's what we are...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 12-13-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By SolomonEagle
Nice bus." Million miles engine" is laughable...

Nice bus." Million miles engine" is laughable though. Best of luck:)
Forum: Skoolie Life 12-10-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,483
Posted By SolomonEagle
Generally, i can understand what would lead you...

Generally, i can understand what would lead you to this opinion. there are many different colors to the rainbow though and to lump them all together wouldn't be accurate or fair.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 12-09-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By SolomonEagle
You have an s1800 chassis with a dt466 and...

You have an s1800 chassis with a dt466 and hydraulic brakes?!? That's pretty rad
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 12-09-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By SolomonEagle
If the brake pedal hits the floor it's usually...

If the brake pedal hits the floor it's usually because of a bad wheel cylinder, bad master cylinder, or a broken brake line...or for some reason there was air left in the line.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-06-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By SolomonEagle
Pretty good article. He lost me though when he...

Pretty good article. He lost me though when he said ridged foam board and "great stuff" spray foam. That spray foam is open cell and could potentially take on water. I personally believe that ridged...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By SolomonEagle
I think one rib could safely be removed, in most...

I think one rib could safely be removed, in most cases, without the need for much reinforcement. If too many are removed though something would have to be done
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By SolomonEagle
I see the "s" designation on pretty much all...

I see the "s" designation on pretty much all international vehicles of that era. I don't think it specifically stands for "schoolmaster", bit what do I know?)
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-27-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By SolomonEagle
Get a cutaway/van bus;)

Get a cutaway/van bus;)
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 11-25-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By SolomonEagle
Though the Allison was definitely a selling point...

Though the Allison was definitely a selling point for Chevy/gmc Duramax pickup trucks, in a bus it's like "yeh..and??" Cummins and Allison both kick ass in a pickup truck but aren't necessarily an...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 11-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By SolomonEagle
Anything besides an Allison?

I know we all love the Allison transmisions that come in our skoolies. I all too often see it as an advertising point.."diesel engine, Allison transmition". Though I know there are several different...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-25-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 659,908
Posted By SolomonEagle
https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/colfax-bus-19...

https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/colfax-bus-1993-international/7024724679.html
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By SolomonEagle
https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/colfax-bus-19...

https://pullman.craigslist.org/cto/d/colfax-bus-1993-international/7024724679.html
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 11-19-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By SolomonEagle
If it has one it would be on the lift/fuel supply...

If it has one it would be on the lift/fuel supply pump in the form of a lever or a rubber capped button..on other diesels it looks like a plunger that you unscrew and pump like a bike pump.. I'm not...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 11-19-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By SolomonEagle
Mine is a bit worn but basically says to" allow...

Mine is a bit worn but basically says to" allow engine speeds to reach 1,000rpm before returning to the idle position-allow engine to idle for at least 30 seconds(longer in sub zero conditions)"
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 11-19-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By SolomonEagle
Dodge trucks don't have the high idle function....

Dodge trucks don't have the high idle function. No engine likes to sit at idle for extended periods of time..i assume it's due to the wear caused by operating with low oil pressure and minimal...
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