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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-20-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,201
Posted By frank-id
Cross country trip

The bus engineers considered any overheat difficulties. If the bus overheats the reason should be determined. Usually radiator partially restricted is the main cause for any overheating. A...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 02-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,415
Posted By frank-id
Call me 208 308 78 14 Twin Falls, Id. Frank

I think I can guide you to make your bus run.. Frank
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 12-24-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,387
Posted By frank-id
repair manifold

Many welding shops can weld your manifold. Some small colleges and other schools can repair for a low cost. There is welding rod for cast iron.. Frank
Forum: Skoolie Life 10-14-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,309
Posted By frank-id
Good places to park

I am located in Idaho and this is a great state to work and live. I live on 10 acres about 6 miles from the main city road. I have had 3 buses here for about a year each. I charge about $100 plus...
Forum: Skoolie Life 09-25-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,593
Posted By frank-id
Skoolie concepts

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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 04-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By frank-id
Check battery voltage. Good battery will show...

Check battery voltage. Good battery will show 12.6 volts when fully charged. When connecting a heavy cable, first use about 3 nice flat washers, then the cable and another flat washer and finally a...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 04-04-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By frank-id
First decide what Cummins engine

Go to the local Cummins dealer and ask if a 743 and 855 are the same pump.
I have a spare 743 engine. Are ya sure pump is bad? I never have found a bad oil pump for a Cummins engine of the early...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-19-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By frank-id
Finding any battery draw is very simple.. ...

Finding any battery draw is very simple.. Connect a horn or 12 volt lite between the battery ground cable and the battery. If there is any load the lite will be on. Remove and reinstall each fuse or...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 02-21-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 862
Posted By frank-id
Bus roof coatings

Any material used for "insulating " a roof should be carefully be chosen. The best material to use s a white white shiny, highly reflective paint. Materials that are supposed to be some type of...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 02-11-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By frank-id
Da engine is a very common engine and easy to repair.

The engine is made by either Ford or International. The hp is low but can be improved with a turbo from the Ford pickups. If necessary the engine is very easy to remove and replace or to work on. ...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 02-07-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,442
Posted By frank-id
Solar panels NO Wind generator YES

Wind generators are good, very good. Cost is reasonable and very cheap as a project. The only method better making electricity is falling water.
Lots of kits available.....Frank
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 02-05-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,442
Posted By frank-id
Solar

Who could discuss this subject. You have all the answers. I submit to your information........Frank Kohler diesel genset 7KW is great....
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-02-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,783
Posted By frank-id
Battery disconnects have no value..

Some folks use a disconnect to prevent theft of the bus. Most disconnects are not rated for the intended load. I can not think of any reason for a disconnect.
If the batteries need to be...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 01-27-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,720
Posted By frank-id
Starter wiring Easy

Find the starter. Locate the solenoid on starter. Follow small wire to a starter
relay. Make jumper wire from any 12 volt source to flash on relay. Starter should make engine turn. Maker new...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-26-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By frank-id
Paint your wheel

Pick your color.. Quick and easy. Acrylic enamel works great.. Frank
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-24-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By frank-id
First buy a digital multimeter

Next, have some one teach you about this tool.. This is a lifetime tool for the balance of your life. Often with large equiptment there is a single flasher. Some times these large yellow flashers...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-21-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,714
Posted By frank-id
ASK THE ENGINE COLOR...........EACh ENGINE ...

ASK THE ENGINE COLOR...........EACh ENGINE maker uses a different color.
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 12-08-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,442
Posted By frank-id
Just my opinion.. Mine maybe alone.. Solar is...

Just my opinion.. Mine maybe alone.. Solar is not much good for any RV or bus. The costs for building a system is very expensive. A large battery bank is required. Large wire conductors needed. ...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 12-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 878
Posted By frank-id
New bus parts place in Arkansas..

NBP.com and nationwidebusparts.com
Lots of skoolie parts.
phone 5013358133.........All buses...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 12-08-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By frank-id
Most modern buses have a service coolant valve. ...

Most modern buses have a service coolant valve. Start engine, at hi idle if possible, check all coolant hoses and follow heat path. Easy fix.
Finding any battery load or loss is also easy to fix...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-08-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,970
Posted By frank-id
Do not forget start fluid, about 4 cans. Hold...

Do not forget start fluid, about 4 cans. Hold the throttle down about half. There are different techniques for starting different diesel engines. Now tell all about the new bus, as,...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 12-07-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,970
Posted By frank-id
he best buses to buy have been just sitting

Almost all buses not used all the time will have low or dead batteries. Buy or make a good set of jumper cables. Number 2 welding cables about 8 feet are good to have with a bus. Get good cable...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By frank-id
Price is $7K.. Drive away. all glass good. ...

Price is $7K.. Drive away. all glass good. Air Brakes are good. Not rv converted. Easy to drive. Bus original owner.. University of Kentucky. Bought off Ebay. Send an email addy for...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By frank-id
1991 Blue Bird Int 35ft

Engine is 7.3 and new heads. Seats out. Good engine Allison 643 trans. Glass good rubber good. Was Kentucky bus. Bus in Twin Falls, Id.
Frank 208 423 5969 frank.id.crownatgmail.com
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,955
Posted By frank-id
I have some wiring info for a 1991 BB. Send me...

I have some wiring info for a 1991 BB. Send me your email addy. Will send the pages I have.. Frank..................frank.id.atgmail.com 208 423 5969
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