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 31 
 on: July 04, 2015, 10:36:48 AM 
Started by RickB - Last post by Jon
I live on a two lane road that is so narrow the bus wheels are on the edge line and the double yellow line at the same time. There are multiple curves so sharp that the tail of the coach tracks about 2 feet onto the other lane, or I have to poke the nose about 2 feet into the other lane just to keep the drive tires on the road because of the curves.

There are no shoulders and in most spots if I drop off the edge I am likely to roll the coach.

So cars that are coming at me are a real threat. And a lot of them never slow down. Ironically the school bus drivers are more than willing to come at me without slowing and I know for sure our mirrors will not pass unless we each jog to the right slightly so I intentionally stay into the oncoming lane until the school bus, or dump truck slows sufficiently so we can pass safely. Even a big Prevost is not intimidating enough to drivers that should know better.

Everyone is in a big hurry, or doesn't want to be behind someone, or is busy texting and not driving. So I am an interstate driver and I will only rarely drive on smaller roads because even if I could go fast, it still wouldn't be fast enough for some of the morons.

 32 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:43:11 AM 
Started by FolkBus - Last post by eagle19952
change pistons...

 33 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:42:17 AM 
Started by RickB - Last post by eagle19952
When we are in that situation....I usually tell the wife to get out and push...  Grin

Really it does happen to just about everyone  Huh   Undecided    Huh

 34 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:41:42 AM 
Started by FolkBus - Last post by FolkBus
Hello all,

Thinking about adding a turbo to my MC5A's 8v71. Considering I live near Ridgway, CO at about 6800' it might not be a bad idea. Other then adding the trubo and associated plumbing and hardware. What else should be done?

Thanks in advance for all of the wonderful knowledge on this forum.

--Mike


 35 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:35:39 AM 
Started by chuckdrum - Last post by Boomer
Skip at Coach Maintenance in Seattle.  Vintage bus service.  Don't know if he's still around though.  Brian Reid at Trigg Bus Sales in Canby, OR is another.  Best vintage bus mechanic in the NW.

 36 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:35:37 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by luvrbus
FWIW the Surrette batteries are a serviceable glass mat battery that why they last so long compared to a AGM 

 37 
 on: July 04, 2015, 08:30:51 AM 
Started by RickB - Last post by luvrbus
Could have been worse RB if you were up at that altitude with a 6V71 N/A and a automatic then you could check out the different rock colors on the shoulder of the road  Grin

 38 
 on: July 04, 2015, 07:49:38 AM 
Started by HighTechRedneck - Last post by Mike in GA
We send along our hopes for a full recovery.
Mike in GA

 39 
 on: July 04, 2015, 07:46:15 AM 
Started by HighTechRedneck - Last post by Mike in GA
We send along our hopes for a full recovery.
Mike in GA

 40 
 on: July 04, 2015, 07:38:12 AM 
Started by Darkspeed - Last post by Darkspeed
http://www.winknews.com/2015/07/01/man-dies-after-jumping-from-moving-greyhound-bus-on-i-75/

Man dies after jumping from moving Greyhound bus on I-75
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS   JULY 1, 2015


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a man jumped out a window of a Greyhound bus and died.

The incident happened Wednesday as the bus headed north on Interstate 75 near Fort Myers.

Troopers say 36-year-old Christopher Deese of Mocksville, North Carolina, opened a window and jumped while the bus was moving. He was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead.

Officials say the incident remains under investigation.

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