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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 04-03-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Njsurf73
I don't know what condition it would be in but...

I don't know what condition it would be in but make sure you bring some basic hand tools with you, a few fuses of all three types, And take your time getting used to driving it.
When you start your...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Njsurf73
You can absolutely pay a mechanic to come and...

You can absolutely pay a mechanic to come and take a look at it.. And probably diagnosed the fuel leak. In my area that would cost a couple hundred dollars for the mechanic to do the diagnosis... I...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 03-31-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,654
Posted By Njsurf73
I have heard of people using an air chisel to...

I have heard of people using an air chisel to take the heads off. Also an angle grinder.
I have had best (only removed a very small number) results with a hammer and cold chisel followed by...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-20-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By Njsurf73
290000 is a lot of miles. Even for a diesel. That...

290000 is a lot of miles. Even for a diesel. That doesn't mean it is a bad deal or engine... Just be very sure. As far as the rest go, that's a sizeable discount, there is a reason he is dumping it....
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-19-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Njsurf73
I paid 1995.00 for a 2002 AA RE3 with a Cummins...

I paid 1995.00 for a 2002 AA RE3 with a Cummins 5.8, MD3060, belly storage, and top speed of 70mph.
I have seen them as much as 10-20k at some dealers and as little as 1k at auctions (not in a...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 03-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
Looks like that front section could easily be cut...

Looks like that front section could easily be cut down and drop the overall height ...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-22-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
Mine was spec'd with 2 8d bats as well. Brand new...

Mine was spec'd with 2 8d bats as well. Brand new for 500 when I bought the bus. I will go smaller if I ever have to replace them.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-21-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
Great busses. Wish I had room for another!

Great busses. Wish I had room for another!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-18-2019, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Njsurf73
Me too lol.

Me too lol.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-14-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
I also believe that patience goes a long way. I...

I also believe that patience goes a long way. I waited for the bus I wanted at the price I wanted within the travel area I wanted. Sure I waited about 6 months longer then I could have... But the...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Njsurf73
They are solid rivets, instead of blind or "pop"...

They are solid rivets, instead of blind or "pop" rivets. They are secured with a hammer and swage block to mushroom the ends. You will have luck with grinding the heads off, but may still need to...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-06-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
The route for my kids school bus is 12 miles a...

The route for my kids school bus is 12 miles a day... Some of the rural areas the routes are close to 50 a day or more.. you have the right idea but without knowing the area the bus comes around it's...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Njsurf73
The options look good, but ask questions. What...

The options look good, but ask questions. What fuel mileage, service records, condition etc...
As far as price, it's a good deal if it fits your needs and budget.
It's a gasoline engine, so...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
That wasn't the reason that I didn't buy a bus...

That wasn't the reason that I didn't buy a bus from an auction but I believe that is a reason that some people don't.. I have heard stories of people needing a jump start and the lot won't let them...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-01-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
I think it's a phycological thing.. buying a bus...

I think it's a phycological thing.. buying a bus labeled "must be removed from __________ , no work may be performed on premises" is daunting if you have to travel several hundred or thousand...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
Ah, ok. Figured they were a mixed bag. Those seem...

Ah, ok. Figured they were a mixed bag. Those seem to be about to go at a decent price.. hopefully someone out west picks one up.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
First one I looked at is a front engine

First one I looked at is a front engine
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-27-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Njsurf73
What make and model? They vary from manufacturer...

What make and model? They vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. I have a 06 Blue Bird AARE3 and I know the engine cover in the rear is about 28" after I stripped the seats off. I don't know off...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-27-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
My bluebird AA RE3 is a 240 hp Cummins 24v 5.9 ...

My bluebird AA RE3 is a 240 hp Cummins 24v 5.9
I am not sure if this engine is an ISB
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 01-22-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By Njsurf73
There are threads on this topic.. and with each...

There are threads on this topic.. and with each thread a different opinion.lol
Basically, if you want more R value you need better insulation. How you do that is your choice.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-22-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Njsurf73
I use a harbor freight 30 gallon 1.25 hp 120 psi...

I use a harbor freight 30 gallon 1.25 hp 120 psi compressor... And wish I had bigger. I have to stop frequently to let the air catch up. They can be tandomed up and from YouTube that looks like it...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Njsurf73
So, if you are handy, what I have come to realize...

So, if you are handy, what I have come to realize is that these bigger vehicles are actually easier to work on. More room to get tools/hands in to tight places.. bigger fasteners that strip less...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By Njsurf73
Except the unicorn Crowns... Used Detroit's

Except the unicorn Crowns... Used Detroit's
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-15-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,174
Posted By Njsurf73
Another possibility for a rebuild is if the...

Another possibility for a rebuild is if the coolant doesn't have the additive. Pitting on the sleeve causes the sleeve seals to fail prematurely from cavitation. This would be a resleeve and usually...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 636,363
Posted By Njsurf73
That unicorn of engines.. the Cummins 466

That unicorn of engines.. the Cummins 466
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