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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-11-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Mountain Gnome
It is better to put the knife switch on the...

It is better to put the knife switch on the negative (-) cable between the batteries and bus. If you put it on the (+) side, it can cause a high-voltage spark when you engage or disengage the...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-11-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 54,924
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I have an AT545 (non-electronic) transmission...

I have an AT545 (non-electronic) transmission with "real" cruise control (set at any road speed). The RPMs may vary. The tranny will shift if needed. Plus I have high idle.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 06-09-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I don't remember exact details, but I was looking...

I don't remember exact details, but I was looking at NC and GA law years ago, when I lived in both NC and GA. Both wanted me to get a driver's license and register my vehicle in their state. Was is...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-09-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Mountain Gnome
IMO that is too mush for anything with rust. But...

IMO that is too mush for anything with rust. But them prices have gone through the roof this year.


Those new parts make me think they were suffering from corrosion? Not your everyday...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-06-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Well, I would hate to think that I'm missing...

Well, I would hate to think that I'm missing something good simply because I'm closed minded! And the picture on the "cover" reminds me of Pink Floyd's album cover "Relics" combined with The Moody...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-06-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,987
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I like my wheelchair floor tracks, and the ones...

I like my wheelchair floor tracks, and the ones above the windows. Everything is tied into them. No holes to drill in the floor to secure the bed, shelves, cabinets (did have to drill into the...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-06-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I think it was Kraftwerk. Whatever clips they...

I think it was Kraftwerk. Whatever clips they played on the radio were not dreary. Surrealistic and trans-hypnotic a little bit, maybe. And I swear they mentioned something about the early 1990s...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-05-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 6,784
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I did my whole bus in rattle cans (except the...

I did my whole bus in rattle cans (except the roof got oil-based enamel). I had no hand cramps. But I did it in sections.


The first coat I applied in AZ 1 hour after purchase to cover the...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-05-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
My understanding of "techno" from the early 90's...

My understanding of "techno" from the early 90's was a guy with big ego, and a midi keyboard and a computer with midi software, programming in all the sounds, and then playing them back. The stuff I...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-05-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Ironically, the next day after your post I heard...

Ironically, the next day after your post I heard on the radio something about a German band that was "the roots of techno" in the early 90s. My brain never remembers names, but it began with a "P"...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-05-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I'm not "embarrassed" to be older, if that's what...

I'm not "embarrassed" to be older, if that's what you mean. You must be a kid, yourself. "Embarrassed" to be part of my generation, maybe a little! But I would never "lie" about my age to a woman,...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-05-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By Mountain Gnome
My BlueBird has all the control panels for the...

My BlueBird has all the control panels for the two A/C units in the electrical box under the driver's side window. Mine are "Rifled Air Conditioning" units, though.


I thought you are an...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I'm a purist. No DSP in my setup, ever! My...

I'm a purist. No DSP in my setup, ever! My 4-channel is really duel stereo :whistling:. But since I can control the level of each channel, I call it 4-channel. The JVC head unit was sold to me as...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-05-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I didn't realize you could pay extra to own a...

I didn't realize you could pay extra to own a thread.


I'm glad he's here. More people's opinions are better than one arrogant one.




Agreed
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Over 35? Closer to 50? Where? Under 35? Ever...

Over 35? Closer to 50? Where?
Under 35? Ever day. Every where.
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Gnome
My second girlfriend calls herself a chiq. It's...

My second girlfriend calls herself a chiq. It's short for chiquita. My understanding is it is a Spanish word meaning a single woman who is available (typically a younger girl, I admit, but I'm...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I think I mean both, but I don't listen to enough...

I think I mean both, but I don't listen to enough to know the difference, really.

Cool. See ya when our roads converge again. I'll be listening to live Pink Floyd ..... when Roger screams his...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
LOL! Your age is showing, btw! Sally Field. ...

LOL! Your age is showing, btw! Sally Field. Mmmmm.... MTM was too much of a city girl for me.


I just looked, my bed is 34" wide, 27" is the width of the air matress. It slides/folds out to...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Maybe you should co-ordinate a singles' skoolie...

Maybe you should co-ordinate a singles' skoolie meetup. West of the Mississippi and I might even come.
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Single and loving/hating it. Chiqs that...

Single and loving/hating it.


Chiqs that live in a bus? Where?
Chiqs that backpack, hike, camp (not glamp in a bus or a tent next to the car)? Where?
Chiqs that go caving? Where (what...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-02-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Mountain Gnome
NC state trooper pulled me over for doing 65 in a...

NC state trooper pulled me over for doing 65 in a 65 zone, after following on my ass for 20 miles, waiting for me to make a mistake. "Why are you going so slow?" Pig. Really, he just didn't like...
Forum: Skoolie Life 06-02-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,022
Posted By Mountain Gnome
I was wondering about that, myself. Didn't want...

I was wondering about that, myself. Didn't want to bust your balls, though. Saw that post you made a while back about "needing to find that cute girlfriend". Then saw your bed. Whatcha gonna do...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mountain Gnome
In some directions of force, but not much. And...

In some directions of force, but not much. And that force in that direction will never be applied at a significantly greater level, anyway.




The rub rails are curved. That gives them their...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Mountain Gnome
Climbing over 18" boulders and ledges will...

Climbing over 18" boulders and ledges will require a custom-built suspension and drivetrain, and torque to all wheels, or tractor size tires. A good stock Jeep would have troubles. A long...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-27-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Mountain Gnome
It is a wonderful degreaser. But it leaves a...

It is a wonderful degreaser. But it leaves a soap residue. I would use it if it is really nasty, then rinse with water and/or rubbing alcohol and/or paint thinner. How much grease is on your rusty...
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