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 on: Today at 09:34:30 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by krank
Bendix - Westinghouse was around as far back as the 50s. I think I still have an old valve on the shelf with the diamond bordered BW logo on it.

 32 
 on: Today at 09:32:04 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by opus
Newbob [wheres oldbob?], if you run them all at once they will be loud.  I live in MT though so heat trumps loud under any circumstance.

Here is the link to my build photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/105242528442539697758/Bus  I'm sure your heaters will be close to mine.  I've replaced a couple fans as well as sucking out all the hair and lollipop sticks, etc out of the radiators.  The only thing I have from Webasto is the burner you see in the pix.

 33 
 on: Today at 09:28:54 AM 
Started by Debo - Last post by Newbob
Ahhhh, Good to know! My fast idle hasn't worked since I bought it - and the park brake switch was unhooked also. Guess Ill get a new switch and see if that fixes it. While we are on the subject, what do you all use your fast idle switches for?

 34 
 on: Today at 09:24:04 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by Newbob
Opus, are yours loud? Any chance you could get me a model number? You mean the OEM from your bus - not Webasto right?

 35 
 on: Today at 09:18:44 AM 
Started by robertglines1 - Last post by Jeremy
If people find putting pictures easy on Facebook, why not just post them here from there?. Just did this one at random to check it worked. It does.




A automatic filter that resizes the picts to whatever size is required would be a relatively easy addition. Good Luck, TomC

Unless such a filter is a standard option with the forum software that would be a very difficult thing to do - it'd require someone with a lot of knowledge to hack directly into the SMF code

Jeremy

[Edit] - for those that don't know - right-click on the pic on Facebook and select "Copy image URL" (or whatever the equivalent is in the browser you use), then, when posting here, click on the picture icon (second icon from the left, above the smilies), then put your cursor between the two tags that appear, right-click again and select "Paste". That's it.

 36 
 on: Today at 09:07:06 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by eagle19952
What drove the change from DD3 to spring brakes on buses?  Was it FMVSS driven, or cost, or other?

Brian

better, no matter how much air you run out of they work, and driveline johnson brakes were an after thought if you didn't thought about them the bus rolled away.
my guess is the insurance industry mandated.
wasn't Bendix part of Westinghouse....who made air brakes on trains ?

 37 
 on: Today at 09:02:19 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by eagle19952
i thought gamers used head sets....sell ear plugs... Wink

 38 
 on: Today at 08:57:09 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by Oonrahnjay
    So, what does the Webasto use for a radiating device for the coolant? Can I add radiator so I don't have to use mine - they are pretty loud. Shocked 

     Yeah, Bob, the Webasto gives you hot water - you can use it as you'd like.  Most people use heat exchangers/radiators with their choice of quiet fans, there are little cube units but there are other types as well.  It's possible to use the "kick board" passive heater units that are just a piece of copper pipe with "wrinkly" aluminum-foil like heat dispersers or even under-floor heat.  And you have your choice of a number of small ones to do zone-type selection or a bigger one with air moving.
     But since you already have radiators for interior heat, you could change out the fans for quieter units.  A good thing to do with a Webasto is put in a heat exchanger unit and manifold setup so you can have a heater circuit in the bus that's providing interior heat from either engine heat or Webasto, or switch the valves and the Webasto is pre-heating the engine.  (And my Atwood multiheater uses 120V, propane, or a loop off engine heat or Webasto so a Webasto could give you both heat and hot water). 
     But you're not stuck with loud fans -- they were put in there to be able to warm up 50 or so people quickly after they were picked up in frigid weather.  A bus conversion with more stable interior and inhabitants doesn't need nearly as much fan power.  But it's good to have only one system of radiators and fans for both travel and parked.
     Those systems are expensive but they give you a lot of design choice! 

 39 
 on: Today at 08:31:51 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by bevans6
What drove the change from DD3 to spring brakes on buses?  Was it FMVSS driven, or cost, or other?

Brian

 40 
 on: Today at 08:31:45 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by opus
So, what does the Webasto use for a radiating device for the coolant? Can I add radiator so I don't have to use mine - they are pretty loud. Shocked

I use the OEM radiators and fans with a couple of thermostats.  If you want a lot of heat, you wont find a better setup.

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