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 on: August 19, 2014, 12:02:25 PM 
Started by Cary and Don - Last post by Cary and Don
Has anybody had any experience with the wireless back up cameras? We are thinking of a system with three cameras.

Don and Cary

 on: August 19, 2014, 11:50:26 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by Purplewillie
That is the collector.
I am getting one from Larry Baker, but I'm still tempted to run dual straight pipes. No louder than 4 Harleys and my 8v71 leaks less too!
(Ducks from incoming flames!)

 on: August 19, 2014, 11:43:19 AM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by luvrbus
Don't forget about Jefferson in OKC OK he has a lot parts for buses other than just for the Eagles

 on: August 19, 2014, 11:37:39 AM 
Started by pennuja - Last post by chessie4905
   The 4104's had three gear ratios available: 3.55, 3.875 and 4.11. The 3.875 is quite rare from what I've found. Approx top speeds @2200 are: 79mph, 73mph, and 69mph. Most coaches had the 4.11's as the 3.55's made starting out on a grade, quite a chore with some clutch slippage to get rolling from a stop. For mostly interstate usage, the 3.55's are great though.

 on: August 19, 2014, 11:25:51 AM 
Started by pennuja - Last post by dukegrad98
I wonder what my 1991 Prevost with 72,000 miles would bring at the scraper?

I'm only a couple of weeks from dropping off an '89 Prevost at the local scrapyard if someone doesn't buy it.  I'll let you know.

Cheers, John

 on: August 19, 2014, 11:20:29 AM 
Started by pennuja - Last post by qayqayt
It's possible the rear end and transmission could have been changed.  See if you can find out the model number and at the very least you'll know what the bus was delivered as.  Anything with PD in the prefix is a highway coach (PD-4104). If the bus was built in 1958 it's not likely a fishbowl.  If it's a transit, it may be an "Oldlook". 

If you go to the Museum of Bus transportation website and click on "fleet" there's a 1959 PD-4104 listed.  You'll find an Oldlook in their collection as well.  If you click on it, a photo comes up.  Also, if you click on this link:  http://www.omot.org scroll to the bottom of the home page and you'll see "production lists".  This is the Ohio Museum of Transportation and they have production lists for most common manufacturers.  With the model and unit number you can see where that bus was originally delivered to.

Do as much research as you can.  There are so many variables that it will make your head spin.

 on: August 19, 2014, 08:51:10 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by Newbob
Excellent point lvmci - Thank you. Between a dozen game consoles, six televisions and other components - I may be cooling more than I think. That is part of the reason for the false wall I mentioned - it will have an air duct in it to remove the heat from the area around the electronics. Ill make sure I can close it to use the heat when needed.

 - NewBob

 on: August 19, 2014, 08:40:47 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by lvmci
Hi Bob, remember the electronics create their own heat, besides the people, engine and road heat from tires and underpinnings,  pot holes bumps, emergency stopping etc. Cause stress too, all which last for awhile as their heat disapates. One of the biggest and primary airconditioning points in television remote trucks is keeping the racks of electronics cool, overheated electronics exasperates the close and compacted stacking of electronic devices,  that are shaken, vibrated, heated beyond their recommended points. A cold solder point that may not have caused an issue in a stationary platform, becomes an issue at the worst possible time, in a moving platform, these tv trucks are running AC in winter, wether in las vegas or boston, tom, lvmci...

 on: August 19, 2014, 08:39:18 AM 
Started by Purplewillie - Last post by bevans6
If that was in fact a picture of the collector, I bet it robs 20hp compared to duals with straight through mufflers.  When I replaced the stock MCI muffler with the Donaldson, the engine breathed noticeably better, a definite reduction in smoke tells me it was flowing a fair bit more air.


 on: August 19, 2014, 07:52:53 AM 
Started by Newbob - Last post by Newbob
Hi All, Long time occasional reader - been a member for a while but only have posted (or replied) to a few posts. I am from the Northeast and have decided to turn my '02 BB Fe (5.9 cummins and a full-frame 28 footer with air suspension and Hyd disk brakes) into a video game party business. The business idea is years old now and the conversion itself has been underway for several months. I had to cut into the body on the passenger side and make room for 2 three-by-five foot "concession doors" that open (swing-up overhead) to reveal two sixty-inch televisions (one behind each door). Of course, I had to reinforce the body to support the loss of the stiffener piece that runs along the side of the bus wall lengthwise as well as "frame" support around the door openings themselves. I covered most of the windows on the drivers side leaving only the small drivers window and the rear-most slider (egress) in place. The pass side has just the front door, concession door #1, sliding window (egress), concession door #2, and the wheelchair door w/window - in that order - from front to rear. I have removed the rest of the nice aluminum sliding egress windows and frames entirely. To help you envision the rest of the project, I will be building a 6 inch "false wall" on both sides- on the pass-side to keep the full-length seating away from the tv's mounted behind the concession doors and on the d-side to allow storage behind the (4-55 inch) flat-screen televisions mounted on the wall lengthwise over cabinets below. Copious L.E.D lighting and several other neat little tricks I have up my sleeve.

My budget is getting tighter by the day as I start ordering all the necessary equipment and things start to come together quickly ( most going over-budget of course). For mechanicals, she has the dash heater upgrade (i guess) as well as the 2 under seat hot water radiator blower type units and 2 carrier a/c units (one front and one rear).

Now I beg for your wisdom:

When at a party, I probably do not want to leave the bus running, so I plan to have both a shore-power option and a nice, quiet little generator to  run if needed. - What do you think my best option for heat is going to be? The on-board heaters heat the bus to a fairly comfortable range - maybe mid to high 60's. So I can blast them as a pre-heater when running to parties. Maybe an RV roof-mount unit 4k btus or something would work well? I could add a propane bottle underneath no problem (have room between frame-rails and plenty of height) OR - maybe I could plumb an in-line gas hot water heater and a 12v circulator and run the fans off the batteries (add more if calculations warrant)? I have done a similar system for a small camp and it worked well.

What do you all think? Questions? Concerns? - Just leave it running cause it adds to the cool factor of playing video games on a bus with all your friends?

 - Thanks in advance for all your input :-)

 - NewBob

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