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 on: January 14, 2017, 10:22:03 AM 
Started by Jim Eh. - Last post by daddysgirl
..."In the diesel engine, air alone is compressed in the cylinder; then, after the air has been compressed, a charge of fuel is sprayed into the cylinder and ignition is caused by the heat of compression.

"In the two-cycle engine, intake and exhaust take place during part of the compression and power strokes, respectively. ...The blower is provided to force air into the cylinders, for expelling the exhaust gasses, and to supply the cylinders with fresh air for combustion. The row of ports on the on the cylinder wall admit the air as soon as the rim of the piston uncovers the ports. The undirectional flow of air toward the exhaust valves produces a scavaging effect, leaving the cylinders full of clean air when the piston again covers the inlet ports. As the piston continues on the upward stroke, the exhaust valves close and the charge of fresh air is subjected to compression...The fuel is sprayed into the combustion chamber and ignited by the heat generated during compression."

Loosely quoted from the Detroit Diesel Allison Service and/or Operators Manual, Page 4. August, 1980

Love the DD Books as much as the MC8 Manuals Smiley

 on: January 14, 2017, 09:48:20 AM 
Started by ArtGill - Last post by daddysgirl
I am not trying to snag into Art's post, but I have the 24v gear driven thing (I say this due to the lack of any belt, and the pictures from the manual are the same)
I just made a new harness for it, and even painted it too. What about a time bomb? The thought of anything happening to that beast is not a happy one. I'm not even sure it would fit through the access, and it weighs nearly as much as I do.

 on: January 14, 2017, 09:38:57 AM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by daddysgirl
Hi Chaz.
Not that you need additional information, but I had a thought so I'm sharing...
I agree with previous posts on electrical efficiency and cooling capacity. I still have the factory heat/AC (converted to 134a). BUT, if I wanted to pull it all out, I would use the driver's heat/ac and spare tire compartment to add some type of system for the driver.

I have 3 13,500BTU roof air units, but when I'm driving towards the sun, I actually get tan lines from the windshields and even with one unit close to the driver...I'd never know they were there.

So, why not find a system that uses the dash vents and possibly one or two added?

Like I said, just a thought.

 on: January 14, 2017, 08:35:29 AM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by Chaz
Dang guys, thanks a bunch for all the info!!

Tom, I'm doing OK. Thank you for asking. Not to dwell on it but, this eye thing has kept me from driving my bus for 2 years. There is no hope to see out of it again so, if I don't get more confident in driving it, she will have to go. It is one thing if I mess up in a car but, if I mess up in my bus, it could be a REALLY bad day for other people. And I am one who does not feel that it is all about me.
I hope all is well with all you folks!! I'm not gone yet.
Take good care,

 on: January 14, 2017, 06:38:28 AM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by bigred
Lo oks like these are conventional buses with the motor out front .Don't know if this applies to LV or not,but around here the ones I barely remember were Whites.When we first moved to Ashevlle probably in 1950 ,there was an abandoned one on a vacant lot that I passed walking to school .One of my daily stops was to play on that thing .They were replaced buy the GM "SLOOP BACK "pushers

 on: January 14, 2017, 12:41:18 AM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by HB of CJ
Strange indeed.  My first hunch was that they were very old, (modern at the time) General Motors.  Similar to the "Blue Sleds" run by the City of Bakersfield CA up until about 1972.

 on: January 13, 2017, 08:50:45 PM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by Iceni John
And here's Detroit's suggestion for an airbox drain canister kit:  http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/downloads/Detroit_Diesel_Tips_Modifications/DETROIT%20DIESEL%20AIR%20BOX%20DRAIN%20KIT.pdf   I've done something broadly similar but cheaper  -  a few feet of 3/8" OD plastic air line from each airbox drain valve to a gallon plastic jug hidden inside the rear bumper, with short lengths of clear vinyl tubing going through the jug's cap so I can easily see exactly how much slobber is flowing at idle.   It cost me less than $5, and it works just fine.


 on: January 13, 2017, 08:35:25 PM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by Iceni John
Here's another less expensive (OK, free) option for the 6V92 service manual:  http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/downloads/DETROIT%2092%20SERIES%20ENGINE%20SERVICE%20MANUAL/   I plan on printing it all and putting it inside plastic sleeves just like all the other info I've accumulated so far, then I'll have my own manual.   There's a wealth of other useful info on the Wanderlodge downloads site, plenty of which is applicable to buses like ours.


 on: January 13, 2017, 08:26:23 PM 
Started by N31569 - Last post by lvmci
Hi Jason, I bought mine here for my MCI5A and 102C3
$200 for multiple manuals, CD is more convenient, lvmci...

 on: January 13, 2017, 08:14:32 PM 
Started by lvmci - Last post by lvmci
Heres a picture from old Las Vegas, maybe 1940s30s, can anyone identify the brand of buses? I don't recognize those tail lights, lvmci...

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