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 on: February 04, 2016, 12:47:25 PM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by RJ
Clifford, I don't know if I have tall covers.  I can measure.  What measurement am I looking for?

David -

Pretty simple, actually.  Do you have stamped steel valve covers about 2.5" high, or cast aluminum covers about 4" high?

HTH. . .


 on: February 04, 2016, 12:29:13 PM 
Started by viking1 - Last post by unforgettablefire
Hello Scott and Heather

I have designed my own form of secondary combustor without the use of hard to mine, hard to maintain and easily damaged noble metals normally used in catalytic combustors. We use time, temperature and turbulence to expend all volatile gasses during the "re-burn" process through a stainless steel honeycomb that achieves the same effect without the environmental damage that catalytic equipment embodies. We also hve through the botom or the rear wall outside air induction available for all our stoves as per National building code for residential application.

Thanks for asking


 on: February 04, 2016, 12:27:24 PM 
Started by MB LeMirage - Last post by HB of CJ
Things have certainly changed.  Back before the dawn of time, or around 1972-1975, our new to us then American LaFrance Fire apparatus had 71 series Detroit Diesels with N90 injectors, no turbos, and a governed speed of 2700 rpm with a mear 2500 being deemed the maximum for a short while.  2100 rpm for long trips.  The black smoke flowed.

Now all the new apparatus today has some sort of Detroit with all the needed smog gear and no smoke.  They are now talking seriously about natural gas fire apparatus.  We will see how that works out.  But the new apparatus will run circles around the old apparatus.  Progress I assume.  But the old stuff was fun to drive.  Fuller T905M manual trannies.

 on: February 04, 2016, 12:22:15 PM 
Started by MB LeMirage - Last post by c-coop
had a yacht with 8v92's  with all the water you could give them utilizing v12 water pumps you still had to watch the temps very close. these had 140mm injectors with 735hp never got more than 800 hours between overhauls. average was around 600

 on: February 04, 2016, 11:30:10 AM 
Started by Mike in GA - Last post by bigred
Family Dollar and General Dollar Stock a Degreaser that is so inexpensive that it is ridicules and does one heck of a job.Just make sure to rinse it off before it dries.  It is yellow and comes in a clear spray bottle.

 on: February 04, 2016, 10:28:05 AM 
Started by LowTide - Last post by LowTide
Yes we have the latch bar at the bottom

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Thanks Scott! After taking a closer look at my windows, I think it may work to tilt them out. I am going to give it a try before I add work to my already full schedule.

On another note, when will you be back home? I am still interested in those screws you had for sale.

Thanks for getting back to me.

 on: February 04, 2016, 10:17:47 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Scott Bennett
Ok. Sounds great to me. The upper galvanized section is actually paint grip steel so it's ready to go, but we need to move the windows and delete two of them so I am ordering a 1 piece 36'X5' aluminum blankout .125 thick for that section. Bums me out I can just paint the paint grip but it is what it is

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 on: February 04, 2016, 10:12:09 AM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by David Anderson
Clifford's correct. I have a Voith.  It is in lockup in 2-4th.  It has a retarder, but I'm beginning to have ECU problems with the retarder brakes only.  If I don't use the retarder, I have 3 ECU's that can get me home.  However, we have done a lot of mountain driving and I used the retarder extensively.  Not sure how to do it without it.  The Voith service guy has been very helpful with me troubleshooting my issues.  He is the last guy left that was there when my bus was running with Houston Metro.  When he is gone there is no one left.  (Kind of like Norris retiring Undecided)

If ECU repairs are available it will probably be in the $2k plus range.  Jakes would be a less expensive choice and I believe less wear and tear on the tranny.

Clifford, I don't know if I have tall covers.  I can measure.  What measurement am I looking for?


 on: February 04, 2016, 08:55:52 AM 
Started by MB LeMirage - Last post by bevans6
Power is relative, I think.  I had 405 hp in my MC-5C at 26,000 lbs for a while, and after I got used to the fun of going up the hills without downshifting it was just like driving a bus.  I wasn't keeping up with the cars at the stop lights, and I drove with a light foot to save fuel.  It was kind of startling to go up the hills in fourth gear, the engine speed stayed pretty constant but you could really feel the engine come on the injectors and start to grunt louder and harder, and the black smoke started flowing out.  I went down to 350 hp with N75's from N80's but I saved the N80's in case I want to go up again.


 on: February 04, 2016, 06:57:26 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by luvrbus
Just peep at the new buses just about any with metal siding are galvanized siding with fiber glass caps on each end 

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