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 21 
 on: January 17, 2017, 09:46:33 PM 
Started by smhaack63 - Last post by smhaack63
hi smhaack, what type of bus do you have? it would help us if you put what year and model, as we all have.
 if it is a MCI, there is a rail that the passenger seats were attached to below the seats and to the outside of the seats below the windows. for whatever year and model, those rails were designed for crash worthiness, why not attach it to those rails and use the design that was tested by engineers and govt for crash worthiness.
  I got seats from a minivan, that the seat belts were attached to the chair frame, then the chair clipped on to a bracket that was mounted to those rails. lvmci...

Thanks for all the advice!
I have a 1980 MCI MC9.

 22 
 on: January 17, 2017, 08:27:13 PM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by dtcerrato
The hub is comprised of two steel cylinders inside another with about 3/8" of solid rubber mold fused between cylinders the inside cylinder is bolted over crankshaft, out side cup with flange bolts to fan. When there is play (movement) of the fan due to deteriorated rubber the two cylinders break loose from each other & the fan sails into the radiator. Back in 82 a radiator core was $475, wonder what one of those beasts cost today? My fan at the time had very small amount of movement. I didn't think it was as bad as it needed to be to fail like it did. Fooled again....

 23 
 on: January 17, 2017, 08:00:08 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by lvmci
Hi Dave, did you buy it? Tom...

 24 
 on: January 17, 2017, 06:35:07 PM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by roger dolan
.  Do you mean that the hub breaks off of the shaft or the flange breaks off.?
         Roger 4106

 25 
 on: January 17, 2017, 06:22:45 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by Iceni John
Those OP engines were 2-strokes.
Could they be anything else?!   I just like the idea of an engine without heads.   Let's hope that emissions and fuel economy don't limit their viability  -  what was acceptable half a century ago may not be acceptable now.

John

 26 
 on: January 17, 2017, 05:51:04 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by chessie4905
Fairbanks-Morse also built locomotives with this type of engines. They had problems with this engine design and they later left locomotive market.

http://www.american-
rails.com/fairbanks-morse-locomotives.html


http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7849&start=0

 27 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:35:33 PM 
Started by MCI9Guy - Last post by muldoonman


Yep I bought a new 450hp 8v92TA in the crate with stater and alternator for $14,102.00 with tax in 1984 now they sell for $51,000.00 +. A new off the shelf B500 Allison sells for $32,000.00 now

Wow! I still have my build sheet or original price for my Cole Customs Coach and it was marked down to $435,000 in 1991. The owner I bought it from picked it up in Las Vegas.

 28 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:30:34 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by muldoonman
The way I drive mine, that 5 foot might be a lifesaver. Roll Eyes

 29 
 on: January 17, 2017, 02:21:19 PM 
Started by NoemiJ - Last post by NoemiJ
Bus Conversion Magazine has reduced the price of a bus for sale on our Online Classified Ad Page by $5,000.

To view this pre-loved bus click here:
https://www.busconversions.com/bcmclassifieds/classified.php?n=2754

This bus can be seen in Quartzsite. Call for specific dates.

To view other buses or bus related items for sale, scroll to the top of the page and look on the left side of your screen for ALL CATEGORIES and click on the category of your choice. In this case you would click "Buses" and you will see this bus listed as well as all of the other buses for sale on our website.

If you have a bus to sell, we can sell it for you. We offer Guaranteed Classified Ads starting at 1/6 page ad size for $70 for three months in our Print and Online Edition and an additional three months after that in our Online Edition only as well as up to 12 full months on our Classified Ad page on our website unless your bus sells before then.  Smaller Classified Ads start at $35 for three months but do not qualify to be added to our website.

Please note: We post these ads as a service to our readers and paid advertisers that support the magazine and website you all enjoy. This Forum does not allow individual posting of buses for sale. You are free to post your bus for sale in the Classified Ad section of our website, however for it to appear in the magazine and posted on this Forum as well, please contact Gary@BusConversions.com or call the office at (657) 221-0432.

 30 
 on: January 17, 2017, 12:17:29 PM 
Started by CrabbyMilton - Last post by Brassman
Those OP engines were 2-strokes.

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