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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-14-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By Mekanic
The “extra power” you are missing may be from the...

The “extra power” you are missing may be from the turbo dying as you mention. If the turbo does not make full boost your injection pump will not put out full amount of fuel.
It could be just as...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 11-10-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Mekanic
With it having 196K on it. Take look at the oil...

With it having 196K on it. Take look at the oil pressure. If it is less than 35 at a hot idle.REPLACE THE OIL PUMP.

The 03 bus I drive last year had 20 at hot I’d le and it then spun a rod...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mekanic
Not sure I want to be a customer of a place that...

Not sure I want to be a customer of a place that is still doesn't have a vaccine mandate at this point in time.


I'm a driver here in southern Ohio. My bus has 24 seats and 42 K-5 students....
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-16-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,256
Posted By Mekanic
I have always thought truck/bus conversions ...

I have always thought truck/bus conversions were fore getting a better built vehicle for a Lot less money
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-21-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mekanic
Yes Its (Cold pressure) ON The side of the TIRE!!

Yes Its (Cold pressure) ON The side of the TIRE!!
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-21-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,969
Posted By Mekanic
My First, (AND) Second choice is AIR...

My First, (AND) Second choice is

AIR BRAKES. there is really only One downside and that is that they need to adjusted every now and then. And That adjustment needs to correct for the Park Brake...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 08-11-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Mekanic
thank you they seem to be quite proud of some of...

thank you they seem to be quite proud of some of the $maller part$.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-10-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Mekanic
I'd want to hear it run. you can tell a lot for...

I'd want to hear it run. you can tell a lot for the sound a diesel makes.

AND
have a back up motor or motor/trans ready to go? Yes

have rebuilt then plan for a swap ? Yes
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 08-10-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Mekanic
1994 12V 5.9L Cummins Need a intercooler

I have a 94 Ford 700 series with a 12 valve 5.9L and need a Intercooler (proper name " Charge Air cooler") that does not have a hole in it.
Found a NEW OEM one for $895........ouch!!

Since...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-01-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Mekanic
I did the Curtains on my URV the REALLY CHEAP...

I did the Curtains on my URV the REALLY CHEAP way.
For curtain rods:
I used CPVC Pipe and 2 90' elbows and 2 "winged" elbows screwed to the wall.

For Curtains: I used the Fabric the windows...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-24-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mekanic
If your going to have wood as your primary...

If your going to have wood as your primary flooring use ADVANTECH sheeting

Its as close to waterproof flooring as you can get. (If i remember right it has a 50 year water damage warranty)
...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Mekanic
To me it has 3 strikes against it. 1 It...

To me it has 3 strikes against it.

1 It use more fuel per mile that ANY other kind of bus. This is somewhat related to #3
(A standard length diesel bus gets right at 10 mpg)
2 its a Van...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Mekanic
This comes from a school bus driver (My full time...

This comes from a school bus driver (My full time job)
All Good advice so far
First rule put on that seat belt!! .
Air brakes are powerful enough to throw you out of seat if you were turning left...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,358
Posted By Mekanic
I went from this Honda Helix 250 (65MPG) ...

I went from this Honda Helix 250 (65MPG) https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.8hCa_Y6_BEG1naFJ60Q0VwHaEo&pid=Api&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=193&h=120

To this 2014 Honda CRF250L (75MPG) ...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-26-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Mekanic
If it happens you might just flop on your side....

If it happens you might just flop on your side. This is why NO ONE puts super singles on single axles trucks. ONLY used on tandem truck and tandem trailers.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-25-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Mekanic
You should find they go to the rear heater.

You should find they go to the rear heater.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-25-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,852
Posted By Mekanic
Do You know when the last time it was used daily?...

Do You know when the last time it was used daily?

No matter if you do know or not,
I'd carry at a minunum:
half a dozen Fuel filters and any tools needed to change filters on the side of...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 11-24-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By Mekanic
Id Run from ANY van cutaway Chassis bus. ...

Id Run from ANY van cutaway Chassis bus.

For several reasons

1 a factory GM 4500 Thomas bus has a aluminum rear cap.
Thomas claims their 4500 bus is the only make in that class below its...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 11-23-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mekanic
Best way would to get a temp plate from your home...

Best way would to get a temp plate from your home state.

And remember you only need a lic to operate it for what works in YOUR HOME STATE.

It can be De-bused in as little as an hour. A case...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-11-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mekanic
My filter preferences are more of a AVOID FRAM...

My filter preferences are more of a AVOID FRAM brand oil filters more than anything.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-11-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By Mekanic
as to an engine swap,..... unless you really need...

as to an engine swap,..... unless you really need a lot more power I'd stick with a 350 just like what it has.

And FYI a diesel can run on all cylinders just fine with a glow plug snapped off in...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-06-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,071
Posted By Mekanic
Mine is a box truck conversion. 1994...

Mine is a box truck conversion.


1994 F700 107K 5.9L cummins $2500
six new 22.5 tires $1400
1988 24 foot U-Haul Box $1500
blow-in insulation(poured...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By Mekanic
if the rear tires (along with the driveshaft) ...

if the rear tires (along with the driveshaft) turn with he pedal pushed down then nearly everything in the trans is turning but the input shaft.
I'm thinking maybe with it sitting for so long...
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 11-06-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,773
Posted By Mekanic
And getting hard to find parts for as well.

And getting hard to find parts for as well.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 11-06-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,027
Posted By Mekanic
Yes it is a SBC For Sure. There is NO WAY it has...

Yes it is a SBC For Sure. There is NO WAY it has camel hump heads, it will have a lower compression ratio that ANY SBC car engine. (if its not a car engine swapped in)
What ever you end up doing...
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