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 on: January 15, 2017, 04:17:03 PM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by Oonrahnjay
...Yeah but you guys don't know Chaz. He can and does an amazing job of scrounging parts and stuff...  

     I once had a friend who went to the junkyard and come home with a basket full of parts.  All he needed to buy from the auto parts place was a double crankshaft pulley (and he probably could have found the right one of those at the "automobile parts recycler" with a little more time).  Within a couple of Saturday afternoons, he had put together an AC system that would run you out of a Dodge Maxi-van with frostbite.  Probably a little harder 40 years later with non-polluting Freon, etc., but I'm guessing still pretty easy if you know a little about what you're doing.
     You can run some crazy BTU's off a single vee-belt on an engine if it's driving the right compressor and you have the right parts hooked up to it.

 on: January 15, 2017, 03:43:22 PM 
Started by Melbo - Last post by luvrbus
It diffidently does have a clean 8V92   

 on: January 15, 2017, 02:34:19 PM 
Started by Melbo - Last post by Melbo
Here are a couple of buses for sale in Albuquerque.  The more complete bus is supposed to have an 8V92 according to the man who owned it.  They have both been parked for more than a "few" years.  Probably parked before I got my bus.




 on: January 15, 2017, 02:17:05 PM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by lvmci
yes the OTR AC should have driver controls and seperate fan, at least the MCIs do, you could also boost the driver fan ventilation, just a suggestion, lvmci...

 on: January 15, 2017, 12:59:51 PM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by B_K

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 on: January 15, 2017, 12:11:35 PM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by luvrbus
I'll try and find you a group number, it is hard to find you should have a picture in your manual I think in section 1.7.7 page 3 showing the correct drive.I have 5-6L71's with extra parts coming from Slidell LA there might be a drive in the parts or on a engine I could send you.I have a shelf full of the drive gear just no 5.5 pulleys   

 on: January 15, 2017, 11:10:12 AM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by N31569
Thanks, I will be ordering them this week.


 on: January 15, 2017, 10:38:11 AM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by dtcerrato
Does anyone know the part #s for the accessory drive needed to change from the original gear driven generator to a belt driven unit? There are so many variations out there its mind boggling...

 on: January 15, 2017, 09:34:34 AM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by B_K
This is just for the sake of collaborating, but what would be the best way to use the existing in-dash system, and separate it from the coach AC ONLY.
Everything needed for a separate system is already under the dash, save a small compressor, receiver dryer...?
I'm not thinking about affecting the coach heat at all??

If indeed the original set up has not been removed then yes you would have an evaporator, fan and duct work already in place.
Then you would need to get an compressor, drier, and lines to connect it all. (of course with safety pressure switches too)

Welch Industries in Stockbridge, GA has a nice complete system for coaches that mounts in the rear tat could easily be adapted to the drivers area with longer hoses.

If your keeping your OTR A/C then you don't need a separate system, just fix the fans or whatever it needs.
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 on: January 15, 2017, 09:26:53 AM 
Started by ArtGill - Last post by B_K
More than likely yours is gear driven.

I don't no where you are located and therefore have no idea if I have a suggestion of who to take it to for you.

But you might want to check out kirksauto.com I have bought many products from them and have been extremely happy.  (sometimes you can buy stuff from them on Ebay cheaper than you can online. & I have also bought brand new Kirk's stuff from other sellers on Ebay that bought it, stocked it and never used it.)

Either way directly or thru Ebay I have never been disappointed with Kirk's products.

Now as far as getting that heavy sucker out. I usually get it all unbolted except the top bolt which I lossen but leave in until I get ready to pull it completely out.
Disconnect connections and oil lines.
Now get a helper. IIRC you have a good source of strong back weak mind labor. (teenage son)
Next get an old belt (man's waist belt) or similar device and put the loop around the alt. grab the other end and pull up on it while removing that last bolt.
One person will need to kneel at the hole guiding the alt. while the other stands and lifts it up and out of the hole.
Be sure to have a large trash bag or something to sit it on and wrap it with for removal from the bus because not only is it big and heavy, but it's most likely going to be NASTY GREASY too!
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