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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,688
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Extension cords for wiring?

For whatever its worth, I use extension cords ALL over the place. I used them on my bus (back when I had a bus), I use them for trailer wiring, I use them in boats. Extension cords are awesome. ...
Forum: GM | Chevrolet Drivetrain 01-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,077
Posted By the_experience03
Re: 366 carb to 427 FI swap!!

That 1995 427 is going to have TBI on it which is STUPID simple as far as fuel injection is concerned and there is a wealth of information on the subject. If ever there were a system that a newbie...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 01-28-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,983
Posted By the_experience03
Re: LED dome lights and Circuit Breaker

If it's a dead short to ground you should see it if you swap back to the incandescent lights (or even disconnect all lights most likely). The breaker should still pop. If it doesn't I would suspect...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-08-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,053
Posted By the_experience03
Re: To buy or not to buy? 2001 Amtran low oil pressure

Hopefully you got the message, but I am 100% a car guy...

There are very few things that will make me walk away from a deal. Low oil pressure is one. Seriously. Unless I can hear the connecting...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 450,253
Posted By the_experience03
Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailg

Elliot,

Not knowing the inner workings of an MT643, do you have a means of locking the converter on those hill climbs? I had a truck with a 700R4 GM transmission in it with a simple toggle...
Forum: International | Navistar Drivetrain 08-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,912
Posted By the_experience03
Re: want just a bit more speed

The only solution to your problem is more gears than the average 4 speed skoolie transmission can provide..not that that's impossible. :lol:
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,362
Posted By the_experience03
Re: changing tires w/o a jack

You spent $200 on a piece of 2 1/4 schedule 40 pipe?



Oh...wait... :lol:
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-04-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,179
Posted By the_experience03
Re: where'd Smitty go?

Uh oh...is there a purge taking place? Please don't delete me...I might not have a bus anymore and I don't regularly partake in discussion (I'd like to), but that doesn't mean I should be...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,778
Posted By the_experience03
Re: AT545 and Mountain driving

The lack of lock-up means your transmission can spin freely of crankshaft speed, within the realms of shearing the transmission fluid in the converter. Since the stator in a torque converter can...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,853
Posted By the_experience03
Re: 1998 D444E not turning over

Starters are grounded through the block and the current only flows one way through them. You would never see a difference in behavior from an open/compromised ground versus an open/compromised power...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 03-25-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
CDL
Views: 9,038
Posted By the_experience03
Re: CDL

Air brakes are a restriction on a license. A person must pass the test, and if not, are restricted from operating such a vehicle versus knowledge of the subject matter being required to allow a...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-25-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,853
Posted By the_experience03
Re: 1998 D444E not turning over

And some people say that you can't fix an electrical problem with a hammer... :lol:[/quote]


Go ahead and laugh. You'll be buying me a couple of beers if whacking the starter starts your...
Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 03-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,549
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Spam, spam, spam...

Approval of membership before posting might be worthwhile. After all, the spammers are only posting once under each name and we deny those anyway so it's not like it would be more work on the...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 03-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
CDL
Views: 9,038
Posted By the_experience03
Re: CDL

Your own state may have stiffer penalties, but from a federal level the lower BAC restrictions apply only when operating a commercial vehicle. If you are operating a commercial vehicle you will be...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-17-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,443
Posted By the_experience03
Re: where to find Wayne info on their wiring?

My bus came with the wiring schematics in one of the several manuals that came with it. Maybe someone here has a manual for your bus? Wayne liked to use big junction blocks and relays to control...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 03-16-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
CDL
Views: 9,038
Posted By the_experience03
Re: CDL

The requirements are absolutely going to vary by state. You should be untouchable, for the most part.

Things that can require a CDL:

Weighing more than 26,000 lbs without RV plates
Having...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 03-14-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,096
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Rear Heater Lines rusted badly

I'd already have rubber hose on that if I was you. Alternatively, a glutton for punishment could always cut the rusted area out, properly flare it, and splice in a piece using unions. So...rubber...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-10-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,493
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Plywood floor

Gluing it will make sure it stays put and that there are no squeaks. Glue also does a better job dealing with the flex than something like cheap drywall screws will. I used tek screws with glue on...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,082
Posted By the_experience03
Re: OFFICIAL SKOOLIE PET THREAD

All these great pets, past and present, absolutely melt my heart. If every person could be as good as the average pet I think most of the world's problems would cease to exist.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 03-08-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,082
Posted By the_experience03
Re: OFFICIAL SKOOLIE PET THREAD

Here is our boy Dirckx. We got him in July on the same day we closed on our house. He's a rescue from the local humane society and is approximately 1.5-2 years old. He looks like a purebred German...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 03-08-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By the_experience03
Re: My bus weight - freaking out

That would depend ENTIRELY on the chassis, brake size, etc. You might be surprised to find out that they aren't TOO terrible. Just deal with someone knowledgeable. I've dealt with these guys many...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 03-05-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,984
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Mystery Switch

Seeing stuff like that makes me so glad I'm no longer in service engineering at Ford Motor Company. The technicians would contact us about stuff like that ALL the time and we had absolutely no...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 03-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
Posted By the_experience03
Re: MORSE - Transmission?

Unfortunately, the lack of a throttle in his diesel bus is going to keep it form making any vacuum either so it couldn't be a vacuum modulator. I *believe* the AT545 only uses TV pressure and the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-04-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,164
Posted By the_experience03
Re: Reality check - can I make it up hill?

You aren't going to stall the bus out going up a hill. However, if you are pulling up a long hill you might start to see temperatures rising. That would be my biggest fear. Making sure you have...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 03-03-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,893
Posted By the_experience03
Re: PLEASE HELP Registering a Chevy G30 Short Bus in Michiga

Search for the user "lapeer20m" on this forum. He is well known for his jacuzzi buses. He is from Michigan and I recall him talking about his titling process numerous times. I don't believe he...
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