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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By cadillackid
a simpler idea would be to pour some transynd in...

a simpler idea would be to pour some transynd in a pan and put it in the sun.. if it turns purple chances are you have transynd :)


id do it except I live in central ohio where it seems sunshine...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
the AT500 series transmissions are all very...

the AT500 series transmissions are all very similar.. in your year yours will be a 545.. there were 540's made with straight cut gears.. (anyone going to school in the 70s and 80s will remember...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
my school bus cruises the highway just fine.. I...

my school bus cruises the highway just fine.. I dont drive a bus when I want to get someplace fast but the red one will go 70 and not even bat an eye..
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 54,749
Posted By cadillackid
3.54 and 10R tires.. there must just be a boat...

3.54 and 10R tires.. there must just be a boat load of slip in that AT545.. its easy to get that 466E up to 230HP I think its 630 tq? I dont have the chart in front of me. but you'll for sure...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
the DT360 seems to like a tad more RPM than a...

the DT360 seems to like a tad more RPM than a T444E.. I find that the 2300-2500 range on the 360 is a happy place. . the 360 isnt a fast engine to begin with... you can turn it up some to get a...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
My rims were large enough that I switched from...

My rims were large enough that I switched from 10R to 11R, I went with an aggressive drive tire as I live in Ohio but I’d never do that again. The wider tire can make the bus a little more squirly...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By cadillackid
a little buddy heater is the worst thing ever.. ...

a little buddy heater is the worst thing ever.. and esp while driving I wouldnt even want one on board.. they create tons of moisture and will fog your windows up instantly
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
with your 360 do you hear the fan making a...

with your 360 do you hear the fan making a roaring sound when the temp is high? if you overheat quickly and even in town id suspect thermostats but if you only overheat at cruise speed id suspect...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By cadillackid
you dont want no heat in the back esp if you have...

you dont want no heat in the back esp if you have appliances runniung or anything on your shelves in jars, etc that can freeze.. doesnt take much of a breeze to make things frozen...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By cadillackid
3000 RPM!!! dont do that to a DTA360!! anything...

3000 RPM!!! dont do that to a DTA360!! anything over 2800 is written in the book to shorten the engine's life.. someone altered the governer on that thing if its really turning 3000.



on my...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-18-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By cadillackid
there was no such thing as a ford express.. it...

there was no such thing as a ford express.. it would be a GMC or chrevy ecpress with a 6.6L duramaxx and allison 1000 transmission.



the fords would be E350 / E450 if before 03 would be 7.3...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-18-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By cadillackid
if that E450 is a diesel be very wary of it.. ...

if that E450 is a diesel be very wary of it..



the 6.0 diesel can be problematic.. it can be made a good engine by bulletproofing however that will cost a couple grand to do it right...
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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 06-18-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By cadillackid
its normal for the fan to run full bore for a...

its normal for the fan to run full bore for a minute or 2 when first starting out.. my DEV bus does it and even on a dognose bus i hear that fan spinning even over the sound of the DT engine..
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-18-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 54,749
Posted By cadillackid
the average lifespan of an HPOP 150k - 200k on a...

the average lifespan of an HPOP 150k - 200k on a 7.3.. many last longer some dont.. since im in a Beta program for a performance tuner i knew that in talking to the designer that he calls for a...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 06-18-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 624,228
Posted By cadillackid
rust is only one issue with Ohio.. Northeast...

rust is only one issue with Ohio.. Northeast ohio esp the old factory cities of akron / canton have terrible road quality.. potholes, divets, you name it.. it wouldnt surprise me if that bus needs...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 06-18-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 624,228
Posted By cadillackid
that one should go up quick considering the...

that one should go up quick considering the drivetrain was rebuilt 150k ago.. akron is known for rustbelt but these gilligs have a lot of stainless and aluminum parts.. they do have plywood...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-18-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By cadillackid
its common for people to get the condenser and...

its common for people to get the condenser and evaporator mixed up.. as they hear the water on the ground called condensate so they autmotically thing the cold coil is the condenser
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 06-18-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By cadillackid
as for the windows.. what body is the bus? ...

as for the windows.. what body is the bus? bluebird? ward? carpenter? wayne? thomas?



many of the bus windows used in the 80s are still in use today or can be found at a junkyard.. if the...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 06-18-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By cadillackid
unusual for a 392 esp of that vintage to...

unusual for a 392 esp of that vintage to completely go bad beyond repair..



dont bother trying to convert to diesel.. there is a lot involved in a school busd typically.. for one a diesel...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 06-18-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,687
Posted By cadillackid
if its not required to take it off then why take...

if its not required to take it off then why take it off?? some of us actually restore busses back ot original or keepo them like busses becauses we like busses.. not all of us are making campers or...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-18-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By cadillackid
someone else here installed a second alternator...

someone else here installed a second alternator just to run their rooftop A/C.. Native is his screen name.. he said it works great.. a rooftop A/C isa undersized for on the road but it helps ...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-18-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By cadillackid
correct.. the TxV is a metering device.. it...

correct.. the TxV is a metering device.. it sprays a fine mist of liquid freon int othe evaporator coil.. the pressure in the coil is much lower than the liquid side.. the freon is warm and will...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-17-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By cadillackid
I replaced my rear heater wit ha jegs heater and...

I replaced my rear heater wit ha jegs heater and added a mid heater as part of one of my A/C's.. when it was -5 outside in february I had my rear,mid, driver 1, driver 2, left defrost, right...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-17-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By cadillackid
the other thing to think about is you dont have...

the other thing to think about is you dont have to use THAT heater.. you can keep the dash / driver heat and defrost and install an aftermarket heater fpr the back if you want something quieter /...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-17-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 172
Posted By cadillackid
im ot getting your definition of surge.. is it...

im ot getting your definition of surge.. is it that the engine acts like it wants to stall then revs itself up? is it while stopped in idle that the engine goes up and down?


has anyone...
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