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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects Today, 12:22 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By magnakansas
short blue bird TC2000

If I am reading the codes embedded in the VIN for this bus.

1994 Blue Bird TC2000 is 24' 9" long

from the picture I estimate the wheelbase at 127"

I wonder how tight this can turn, and did...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 10-11-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By magnakansas
The shock is

Too long or too short.

In other words,,, it is the wrong shock.

Or perhaps you are missing a bump stop.

My bet is wrong part.

William
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 10-10-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By magnakansas
thanks

I will probably put one 120v outlet for exterior use.

Nice idea I never thought of.

william
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 10-10-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By magnakansas
Systems

My bus is my first excursion into 12v power/inverter/battery banks/charging systems. I have used nothing, but 12v items.

12v compressor refrigerator, the big ol magnum energy inverters, huge...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By magnakansas
What I did

I bought a seat from a 2004-2007 Chevrolet pickup truck. Cloth, built in baby seat latch points, reclines. Lumbar adjustment, seat base has electric tilt/rise/fall. And built in seat belts....
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-08-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By magnakansas
quit pickin at it

yea, it is cork, just like in a wine bottle -- cork is tree bark. it is a seal to keep grease in the splined area. clean off the male side... light oil, put it together correctly, then when you...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-07-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By magnakansas
regearing

What is meant by "regearing" is that you take that big lump in the middle of the rear axle on your bus and remove it, then you replace it with a lump - also called, a differential, with another...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 10-06-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By magnakansas
golden otto

really happy for you that you found your answer.

bon voyage

william
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-06-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By magnakansas
Sounds like gear whine

When gears are used to moving in one direction and from time to time go backwards, the wear pattern in the is not sympathetic. The result is noisy gears. Might be a result of a little endplay, ...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 659,922
Posted By magnakansas
Eitek1

Yea, I donít think that bus is going to be for sale very long. The engine, the color, the way that it is equipped, will not be for sale long. I already have two busses. If I had none, I would...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-04-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By magnakansas
Buying steel

Go to places like ryerson or gorgenson steel supply. Buy as much as you need at once. I think you will find considerably cheaper. There is a lot of mark up from middle men.

Some bigger dealers...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-04-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By magnakansas
A box gone too soon

That is premature failure. Which shaft is leaking? Do you have a printout that shows the amount of caster you have? Any tells showing signs of front suspension damage? Kind of rare for any...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-04-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By magnakansas
128k miles

I find it highly unlikely your bus has that low of mileage. I have not seen a bus yet with less than 200,000 miles most are around 250,000 miles.

My chassis was 15 years old and had over 220,000...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-04-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By magnakansas
rdk 1990

yea there is something wrong. you should be running 180 at least and more like 190 would be normal. You might have a thermostat that does not fit correctly, or is new and broken.

I had a hell...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-04-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By magnakansas
Delos356

With the bikes, and the bus, do you have enough assets to obtain a $2500 loan from a bank?

William
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 659,922
Posted By magnakansas
Crown

craigs list ventura california they are selling two crowns, one a little shorter and the other bigger

both look pretty sweet.

If I bought the 1991 and brought it home, my wife would not...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-04-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By magnakansas
wow,

that is a short wheel base. Ought to get turned around in tighter spaces better than most busses.

I hope you can keep it in the end. Happy for you that you got to take it out.


looks like...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-04-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By magnakansas
pilot headphones

Yea, use them for off roading... super noisey when going with tires that sing and wind noise and engine noise.

They make these boxes that you can plug headsets into... most common are for two or...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-04-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,393
Posted By magnakansas
Hot fuel boiling

I first saw this on a Mercedes, but I am sure it has been done with other brands. They had a fuel cooler on the low pressure side of the air conditioning system.

Chris, Would this kind of...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 10-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,178
Posted By magnakansas
happy for you

Glad you found the fuse.... if you dont find why it blew... you are very likely to have to replace it again... keep spares.

william
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-02-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By magnakansas
quit guessing

get it on scales.... there are enough circle track places around you should be able to find some one that will weigh each corner......

some state trooper around here have scales in the cars so...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-01-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By magnakansas
maybe I can help

Hi, I am in Topeka. I think I can help you keep your bus. I have references from a couple of other people I have helped.

william 785 207 7600
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 09-30-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By magnakansas
local guy parting out a motor home

ran across a fellow today,,,,,

electric steps with wire harness and manual that has wiring diagram $75

17 ft long awning about 7'2" wide $350

6000w onan genset $650

door about 82" tall...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-27-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By magnakansas
putting 1991 blue bird back on the road

This bus has had so many hack jobs on it during its lifetime.

I keep finding wires with wire nuts, bare wire ends twisted together, three or four splices with in a 12 inches of wire. I found...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 09-27-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By magnakansas
Found the leak!

I have been working on a 1991 blue bird all american front engine. Air pressure would only hit about 75 psi. I did not hear any leaks. I finally go under the bus and went over the system again. We...
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