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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-21-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
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Re: Wipers, Interior Lights, Fans, Heaters wont work.

i checked out the 4 relays behind the left panel, (and the one under the hood) they were all good. there doesn't seem to be any power running through the solenoid...not sure why.....is there a fuse...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-18-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By timecrash
Re: Wipers, Interior Lights, Fans, Heaters wont work.

hmmm thanks for the advice but im still pretty confused as to what the problem could be. The dashboard lights came up when i put the new key in, and as soon as i tried to start it, everything went...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By timecrash
Re: Wipers, Interior Lights, Fans, Heaters wont work.

k so i installed a new ignition cylinder...with a new key replacing the lost one. i turn the key and everything, the lights, all that jazz, goes out. Whats wrong? what did i do? im pretty sure i...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By timecrash
Wipers, Interior Lights, Fans, Heaters wont work.

But! the headlights, signals and ignition do. Not sure where to go from here....ive looked one fusebox, and it seemed fine. Its a total mess of wires behind the main panel on my left....and i really...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-10-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Re: Bus wont start

A little update...i waited until it got nice to pull out that starter. After much cursing, i checked the solenoid (wires looked good....there was no way there wasnt any contact) and the motor looked...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Re: Bus wont start

Hmm definately worth a thorough check....however, why i'm leaning towards the idea that its a broken starter is that i started the bus and drove it for about 5 minutes, and then turned it off, and...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-16-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Re: Bus wont start

Hey thanks for the offer but i get a warranty and at least ill know for sure the part i get is the one i need....besides, 90 bucks canadian is like what? 8 cents american? :P
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Re: Bus wont start

Yeah i cleaned every bit of corrosion off....and the batts were 12+ V according to my trusty multimeter....im gonna go to the store right now and i look into a new starter.
by the way, its good to...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Re: Bus wont start

Hey thanks for the quick reply. I cleaned and checked the battery and ground leads and wiring, and looked at the starter ground....which seemed okay.....i suspect that the starter is actually broken,...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 01-16-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,423
Posted By timecrash
Bus wont start

Right so i've been trying to start my 86 GMC bluebird propane bus but all i hear is a *click* near the gearbox....this has happened to me before....and what i was told to do by an mechanically...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,349
Posted By timecrash
FOR SALE: 1986 Converted Short Bus 4G OBO

Hi. I've been trying to get this bus off my hands for a little while....23ft, white bus complete with fridge, stove, oven, bed sofa closet space, 1200 Watt converter with sockets throughout the...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-15-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,004
Posted By timecrash
Re: GMC 4x4 Lifted Short Bus

Talk to some treeplanting companies up north in canada. They're always looking for a off road vehicles that can carry some people. post on replant.ca or look around i think you might be able to find...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-06-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By timecrash
Re: Looking for Shortie that is converted.

Hey! im trying to sell my '86 shorty. It's completely converted, with fridge, stove, 120V inverter, sink, water. big fold out couch bed. Its not veggified, but it runs on propane, which is a fine...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-30-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By timecrash
Re: Balancing weight

Okay i suppose it'll be alright. Thanks for the advice
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-28-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By timecrash
Balancing weight

Hi there. I own a '86 bluebird shorty with a handicap ramp that im taking out right now...i want to make some space for a sofabed in the back....but im curious about balancing weight on one...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 10-27-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,048
Posted By timecrash
Re: british columbia conversion registration

I own a '86 Bluebird which was converted by the Previous owner. We listed it as a Ubuilt, which meant we had to come up with a market price...which was the price i paid for it. They didnt bother...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,899
Posted By timecrash
Re: Aerodynamics / MPG increase - up 16%

I was inspired by all this talk....especially since my bus is sucking cash out of my wallet like a Vacuum..so I installed an airdam on my '86 Bluebird with scrap 2x4s and 20 dollars worth of Plastic...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-14-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,363
Posted By timecrash
Re: How to lock them doors!

Right now im trying to replace the rusty locks on my 86 Bluebird. The sidedoor handle (when closed) is held by a metal peg is pushed up by a strong magnet when you turn the key. Genius eh? Wish i'd...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-14-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By timecrash
Re: Solar power rolecall

I went to Canadian Tire and saw out of the corner of my eye a 5.5W 400mA solar charger, about the size of a normal piece of paper. It trickles charges my Deepcycle batteries....keeping them at...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-12-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,585
Posted By timecrash
Re: Anybody have a short bus?

I have an 86 Bluebird. Complete with Handicap ramp which im selling. Gotta love the size. its not to big, not to small. But im 6'5" so i wouldnt mind the extra headroom :P
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-12-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 37,180
Posted By timecrash
Re: What kind of fuel are you using?

Mine runs on propane. Awesome way to go in my opinion compared to diesel (buck a litre) and gas (little more than a buck a litre). My bus is roughly 7m long with a 350hp Chevy Manual.....the same...
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