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 on: Today at 09:35:05 PM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by Bryan
So I'm on the interstate tonight and rocks fly up and put some cracks on the windshield. Any suggestions? Are these windshields easy to find? Replace?

 on: Today at 09:31:33 PM 
Started by jacc - Last post by jacc
I blew the engine (8V71) on my 1975 MC8 Bus Conversion.  Am looking for a rebuilt one or a good running one to replace it.  The bus is located in Bakersfield CA.  Hopefully I can find one in that area, but I am facing a deadline and am willing to have it shipped.  Would appreciate any info on where I can find one from  a source I can trust, as I live a long ways from Bakersfield.  We have used our bus for 16 years. It is a great conversion and in beautiful shape after all these years.  We want to keep it.  I am an evangelist and live in it during revivals in various churches (www.revelation-now.com).  Not many problems over that time.  Time is of the essence since we have a revival booked in the Rapid City SD area in April.  Would definitely any help.
Thank you

 on: Today at 07:32:55 PM 
Started by Larry B - Last post by Larry B
Thanks for all the helpful hints. This morning I decided to take engine apart and switch cranks. Maybe the rod throw on one crank is shorter than other. The second choice crank (the one that got install today) did not have as smooth a finish to the bearing journals. It is straight and main clearances are better than first crank. While things are apart I will measure rods and do comparison tomorrow-- have three. All parts and gaskets are bought from Kubota like engine is made in Japan. The Kubota parts person I talked with yesterday could not give a definite answer as to cranks being same or different. The part no.s are diff but that does not mean they are not interchangable. The engines are 20 plus years apart in age and kubota does not always cross ref 20 year old to tier 3 which one engine is. There was no " shim" listed for 20 year old engine. Thanks for heads up on O ring. The gear cover case with O rings will not likely be used as that put oil filter in back corner so will likely use gear case that brings filter to front side. I looked today they do look thin. I had to get more plastiguage for things day and when I requested the silly putty or play  dough stuff for piston to head clearance checks I got a look like ---what planet is this guy from-- so I just paid for my stuff and shuffed out the door. 

    Larry B

 on: Today at 07:27:40 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Tikvah
It's a 24V system with the Vanner Equalizer... I have a 8ga wire from the Vanner to two 6V golf cart batteries (my house bank).
That's how I charge my house batteries when I drive. 
I have a small 24V smart charger on the pair of big start batteries.  Sometimes I also have a 12V smart charger on the two 6V batteries.


 on: Today at 07:20:26 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Dave5Cs
Dave, Are your batteries in a 24 volt configuration with a 12 volt center tap. Or just 12 volt.


 on: Today at 06:43:46 PM 
Started by Lostranger - Last post by kyle4501
Sure, we can do something in April.  Grin
I don't know the date yet, but the second weekend is usually when we have the non rally.

I'll check things out & post back.


Charles, Any chancy you guys can make it? Miss you guys!

 on: Today at 06:25:59 PM 
Started by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
Did you know that we have a Classified Advertising section with buses for sale?  Click here to see this new Classified Ad and other buses for sale.



 on: Today at 05:14:26 PM 
Started by Rick 74 MC-8 - Last post by ArtGill
If you were a teenager or college student in the 50's-60's you may have been into beach  music and the Shag.  The mecca then and now is OD which is part of the town of North Myrtle Beach.  Some band's that still survive from the 60's are the Ember's and Entertainers.  You can park once and walk to most of the clubs.  In case you haven't been back recently, North Myrtle Beach came about with the consolidation of Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill.  I have stayed may times at Myrtle Beach Family Camp ground.  The have new bath houses, ocean front, lazy river, indoor and outdoor pool.  If you are going up the outer banks, let me know and I'll help you.  I live at the south end of the Outerbanks in Morehead City.


 on: Today at 04:25:43 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Ed Hackenbruch
I check /top off my batteries on the first of the month. Just part of my maintenance routine.

 on: Today at 03:30:59 PM 
Started by Gordie Allen - Last post by Gordie Allen
Thanks John. I'm pretty sure I can adjust the Victron.

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