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 on: July 22, 2016, 02:44:44 PM 
Started by jeffra - Last post by Utahclaimjumper
  Wellllll a 4106 has TWO heads,, so which one are you thinking about and WHY??>>>Dan

 on: July 22, 2016, 02:32:48 PM 
Started by convert2diesel - Last post by Geoff
quote author=TomC link=topic=30822.msg345133#msg345133 date=1469206338]
I'll second Geoff's RTS and explain my AMGeneral transit. It has 22" under floor space. I have three roof airs (only A/C), 10kw Powertech Diesel generator next to the front driver's seat like a front engine, 130gal water and 2-10gal elec water heaters under the rear bed, 85gal gray, 45gal black, 20gal propane, 130gal fuel, 2-31 starting batteries, 2-8D Lifeline AGM deep cycle, 99"w x 22"h x 66"L storage compartment, 24"w x 22"h x 18"L storage compartment behind right rear tire for oils. While it doesn't handle like an RTS, is a very comfortable-heavy feeling ride.
As Geoff said, don't discount high floor transits as a conversion. I've had mine for 22 years now. Good Luck, TomC


I have always admired your bus.  Well converted, with an attention to detail!!

-- Geoff

 on: July 22, 2016, 02:22:24 PM 
Started by convert2diesel - Last post by Geoff

Have you tried radiator water sprayers from your fresh water tanks?  Not misters, SPAYERS.  They work great to cool your engine temp.

-- Geoff

Geoff  Your description fits huggy to the T.  but huggy is a 4104.

She has BIG injectors and runs like a top but I have never got easy with the heating problems.
The radiator "#3# is as big as you can get in the side of a 04. Reaches from the expansion tank to below
the side of the coach.  Has a skid plate under. Also no room in front to put the charge air inter cooler in front of it that I want to try

Has a big flex fan and shroud. I have had the fan in the shroud,half in the shroud and all the way at the back of the shroud.
could not tell the diff.The fan is belt driven off the end of the crank. has a smaller pulley on the fan side

As soon as I get ready and round up all the parts a series 50 will be setting in the back of her.
If I live that long,  the list of things to do gets longer every day

I thought about replacing the large injectors but would have to pull the engine to do that might as well replace it at the same time.

"Someone" put the screws in the plate in the bulkhead in from the wrong side,have to pull the engine to get to the back head.

The cradle that we used came from a Flex I think . It sets the engine at a 15 degree angle I think not laying down like everyone else does

uncle ned

PS  i also love the rts coaches.  Looks like a race car of coaches.  wonder what one would look like with a set of super singles on the rear.

 on: July 22, 2016, 12:19:31 PM 
Started by OneLapper - Last post by Jon
It has reached that point with commercial planes. Next year the co-pilot is being replaced with a monkey. The monkey is not a skilled pilot. His only job is to slap the pilot if the pilot should attempt to touch the controls.

 on: July 22, 2016, 12:14:37 PM 
Started by jmblake - Last post by jmblake
Anybody have any leads on a pump? I called 3 truck salvage places within 75 miles of me and they either don't have any or they wouldn't sell just parts off them Angry Any help is greatly appreciated.

 on: July 22, 2016, 11:56:09 AM 
Started by jmblake - Last post by Dave5Cs
Jason when i have lenghten or move copper lines I use bendable copper and make my own flares.

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 on: July 22, 2016, 11:46:41 AM 
Started by jeffra - Last post by jeffra
Hi Guys, I have one of the 4106 buses that has been shortened to 30 ft. It overheated on me 10 miles from home on the way back from the keys about a month ago. It shut off on me at the time and I had it towed home. It still runs but is smoking and is idling rough. It is in a place where i can work on it and I have the manuals. I am temped to take a head off. But I probably owe it to the bus (and my wallet) to get some real diagnostics first.
I am in St Petersburg FL. Is there anyone nearby that may be able to take a look and offer some friendly advice?

Jeff Anderson

 on: July 22, 2016, 10:52:30 AM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by Iceni John
OK, good to know, I'll go to NAPA tomorrow and get what I need.   Getting the old stuff off won't be easy, but who said owning an old bus is ever easy!

I've had overheating issues ever since I bought the bus, so after almost not making it up highway 138 this year I've decided to redo the entire cooling system.   Atlas Radiator in Santa Fe Springs CA is making me a new high-performance core (for $1800 less than Stanton Radiator wanted!), Multi-Wing is making me a 9-blade high-efficiency fan, Quality Control Corporation is making me a new Webster YC fan motor, and I'll also buy a Derale 65k BTU transmission fluid cooler to reduce the heat load into the coolant.   I hope all this will help.   I was measuring my Kysor Alarmstat switch last night in boiling water  -  I think it's not working right, so I'll get another one just to be safe.   All this is cheaper than having to get new heads.

Lots to do!

Many thanks, John

 on: July 22, 2016, 10:32:34 AM 
Started by JordanRinke - Last post by luvrbus
You would need to change bell housing for a 740 it takes a SAE 1 bell housing the Fuller T-11605 takes the SAE 2 bell housing the Allison 600 series takes the SAE 2 they hold up fairly well in a bus Eagle used the 600 in a 40 ft bus with good results

 on: July 22, 2016, 10:24:14 AM 
Started by JordanRinke - Last post by JordanRinke
So, I am looking at two buses. One is a 89 MCI with a 6V92TA and a Fuller T11605 - with an excellent service history, transmission/engine/diff all rebuilt within the last few years etc. The other is an 87 with a 8V1 and an Allison HT700.

I would really like to have the automatic, the 87 is in another province and is a lot of work to get imported etc, no service history, would likely need some amount of work sooner than later. So, I am curious if the Fuller can be reasonably easily swapped to anything automatic if anyone knows... or if I should look at the 87 instead and just be ready to rebuild some components.

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