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 on: December 10, 2017, 07:40:13 AM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by oltrunt
double entry for some reason?  Jack

 on: December 10, 2017, 07:39:31 AM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by oltrunt
Wow!  That's nice.  If I was just starting my build I'd be all over that one.  Jack

 on: December 10, 2017, 07:33:48 AM 
Started by oldmansax - Last post by oldmansax
Well, it looks like I need to find someone  to pull the valve covers & look. I'm not up for that yet.

Thanks to everyone for the help!


 on: December 10, 2017, 07:01:12 AM 
Started by windtrader - Last post by harpold700 3
I pull a geo tracker, 2600 lbs. Light 4 wheel drive 4 person capable 4 down towing.

 on: December 10, 2017, 06:10:49 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Utahclaimjumper
 As I said,,FMC has always existed, and I said nothing about provit.. The magazine has always been a provit center.>>>D

 on: December 10, 2017, 05:59:53 AM 
Started by oltrunt - Last post by sledhead
this looks like a nice unit



 on: December 10, 2017, 05:32:52 AM 
Started by B_K - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  I believe in Pa., at least, school busses are only operated for ten years due to state requirements of subsidies. Because of that their used value drops like a brick when off-loaded at the 10 year mark. ACF Brills were made similiar to Crowns; Underfloor engine, radiator between frame rails, mounted at an angle. Fans, generator, and air compressor mounted in a cluster run by a front driveshaft. Big baggage compartment at rear. Engine was a Hall Scott 779 cu. In. 6cylinder. Same rated hp as a 4104 of same time frame. Springs were 4 inch 4 each parallel with axle in-between. 4 speed trans was same as 4104, but not angle drive. Ratios were different, 2 to third was closer with big gap from 3 rd to 4th. Reverse was selected same way. They came up with a Cummins diesel version in early 50s, but too late and too costly to try to compete with GM after Greyhound went to them. They went out of business in mid 50s.


       We had an ACF Brill as our sports team bus when I was in high school -- 62 - 65  (it may have been sold off before I graduated in '66 or maybe not).  I didn't know anything about it or think anything about it -- it was "just the bus" but even then I thought it was pretty cool.  The football/baseball coach drove it and he sure could grind the gears!

 on: December 10, 2017, 05:30:21 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by luvrbus
Dan,the magazine uses FMC now on the cover,FMC was the parent corporation that owned FMCA I see they applied for non profit status now also FMCA was always a for profit organization  

 on: December 10, 2017, 05:24:31 AM 
Started by oldmansax - Last post by luvrbus
Tom,under the solenoid are 2 o-rings 1 has blown or the solenoid it self is bad is what I always find causing that   

 on: December 10, 2017, 03:57:33 AM 
Started by paul102a3 - Last post by paul102a3
This has been great feedback so thanks. Our situation is a bit different than most, married 33 years, worked side by side in our own business for those same 33 years, no kids, only 2 living relatives on my wifeís side and we are recently retired.

We just return from a 4 1/2 month trip in a borrowed coach so we have a good perspective of what lies ahead. My wife and I are very lucky to be each otherís best friend so being together for long periods of time in small spaces is not a problem.

One thing that is so great about this forum is it opens your mind. I had not considered packing a shipping container or renting our home. I could easily see packing a shipping container with the household items, store it in the bus garage/workshop and rent the house out.

i just have to determine which is better for me, rental income (minus expenses) vs investment income.

Thanks again

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