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 31 
 on: Today at 08:24:13 AM 
Started by Mex-Busnut - Last post by rydrman
I just got my 9 back on the road a few weeks ago, I went with an open concept as well, it's definitely achievable with more amenities than he's done here, makes for amazing sights and pictures on the road





 32 
 on: Today at 07:12:58 AM 
Started by shelled - Last post by TomC
The 401 Magnum is rated at 210hp @ 3,700rpm with 348lb/ft torque @ 1,600rpm. The 2500RDS is rated at a maximum rpm of 3,200. With the low torque that engine puts out (compared to the 660lb/ft torque that transmission can take), and with the higher revving gasoline engine, I'd run the TC210 torque converter.

With the Magnums bigger heads, I'd run a puffer turbocharger putting out no more than 5psi. You'll get more like 250hp and 400lb/ft torque out of the engine. Those GMC V-6's were really tough engines. Too bad they stopped making them. But, by the weight of the engine, 880lbs, that's at least 250lbs heavier then the newer V-8's. Good Luck, TomC

 33 
 on: Today at 07:09:31 AM 
Started by pete36330 - Last post by Timkar
Quite a few of the Eagles have them and they are replaced by two doors. Usually  1.5 x 1.5 square tube with piano hinges.
Don't have any pics but if you check out EaglesInternational.net you should find some under projects.
http://www.eaglesinternational.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=784547284e7b674f15689ec768afccf5

HTH
 

 34 
 on: Today at 07:01:49 AM 
Started by pete36330 - Last post by pete36330
Has anyone changed the opening mechanism on the cargo doors? So that they open sideways ,,I believe they call it a café style door ,,
I am thinking piano hinges on the front sides so that they swing open to the front,
Eliminating all the hinges and springs that are there now
Building an angle iron frame and riveting the panels on ,,I got the idea from the a/c door that's just a big vent ,,it opens to the side.  Anyone done it?? Any pictures to go by?

 35 
 on: Today at 06:27:16 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by gumpy
I believe that has been done more than people admit to it Grin,Cole's 15 axle Talbert 250 ton lowboys all have auxiliary compressors from the factory
 

They probably don't operate them on the 401.

 36 
 on: Today at 06:24:36 AM 
Started by shelled - Last post by belfert
PS - No-one has commented on the motorhome-standing-on-it's-rear-bumper photo - what's that about?
It looks like someone had an elevated parking spot for their motorhome and the motorhome simply accidentally rolled off or was driven off the parking spot.

 37 
 on: Today at 05:44:59 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by luvrbus
I believe that has been done more than people admit to it Grin,Cole's 15 axle Talbert 250 ton lowboys all have auxiliary compressors from the factory
 

 38 
 on: Today at 05:39:55 AM 
Started by BlakeWright - Last post by digesterman
In any emergency common sense should have the preference. I really can not see a policeman stopping someone from moving a disabled vehicle off a busy highway by whatever means that appears to work safely, I'm with you grumpy.
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 39 
 on: Today at 05:31:09 AM 
Started by shelled - Last post by tom120
You are close tom. I bought an 07 Allison 2500 RDS with 18,000 miles for $1200 with the computer, harness, yoke and dipstick.  I have to reposition the motor rearwards to make it fit and have a flexplate built. Would prefer to keep the stick but the stick options don't really give me any real long grade climbing options. The Allisons are amazing and the 3rd and 4th gear in lockup and non lockup is exactly what the bus needs. this has a TC221 converter but not sure if it is the correct one yet for this application. This should be an interesting blend of old and new technology. btw Allison had me at $10k for a trans and a core just to get started. thx

 40 
 on: Today at 05:21:59 AM 
Started by B_K - Last post by B_K
Flying down to there today to help a friend look over a bus in Winter Springs any busnuts close to there? (sorry about short notice just came up last night an I of course agreed to go with!)

I won't have internet access from the time I leave until I get somewhere w/wifi and can use my laptop. (I gave up the smart phone when it took a dump on me & went back to a good ol' $40 go phone!)
Grin  BK  Grin

I will have my cell phone with me. 2 seven 0-seven 0 five-1139 leave a msg. I'll return the call!

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