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 on: August 31, 2014, 09:22:07 PM 
Started by Dave5Cs - Last post by oltrunt
Thanks for the info--I made a note.  As far as JGW is concerned they'd really turn their noses up at my 80 year old skoolie I'll bet.  Who needs 'em.  Thanks, Jack

 on: August 31, 2014, 08:21:30 PM 
Started by wagwar - Last post by wagwar
Not really. I swapped out the gfi for standard rec. temporarily. I need to thoroughly test the neutral ground bond for proper operation, but I just don't know how to go about it. 
The tests that Sean outlined in the previous thread that I linked to in a previous response seem to check out ok. So I'm not sure where to go from here. I think i may still have a problem.

 on: August 31, 2014, 08:13:42 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by HB of CJ
Please do not say that you had to waste a bottle of good wine?  Oh well; when needs must.  I think if he meant a manual transmission, lots of the older better coaches had oil pumps on such?  Probably would not have harmed that bullet proof manual if it ran without an oil pump for such a short time.  Yep... components back then lasted forever.

Kinda sad that we do not do so today.  I for one am thinking right now of the Crown Supercoach school buses.  A 20 year, 200K warranty, parts and labor, bumper to bumper.  I remember the factory sales guy stating such at a school bus drivers meeting in Bakersfield CA around 1970 or so.  Long ago and far away fur sures.  HB of CJ (old coot)

 on: August 31, 2014, 08:04:54 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by HB of CJ
I drove full time one summer, (thank goodness not any longer) for the City Of Bakersfield CA.  This had to be around 1969.  Back then the City owned and ran the metro transit system.  All of the buses were GM "Old Look" models.  Light blue.

The one I particularly remember ran from East Bakersfield way out in the County all the way to the nearly new State College well West of town.  It was a shorty 30 footer with a romping stomping 471N with Crown head injectors (?) and a 2 valve head?

The transmission was some sort of one speed.  It started in fluid coupling mode, then eventually "shifted" into a "lock up" mode.  Eventual top speed, (and I mean eventual!) was a whopping 45 MPH.  They were called "Blue Sleds"  Belched black smoke.

Exhaust smelled like a volcano.  You had to turn the engine off to shift from Drive to Neutral or Reverse.  No A/C.  None.  105F outside, the same or more inside.  Lots of passengers.  One drank a bunch of de-caf diluted cool tea.  HB of CJ (old coot)

 on: August 31, 2014, 07:38:50 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by RJ
How can one tell the year model of the old look?  I have saw those thing for sale from the 40's to the late 60's models.  Some GM guy told me they were made for 30 years - true or not, RJ?

Clifford -

Production of "Old Looks" started right after WWII, in late 1945.  They continued up until the "New Look" or Fishbowl was introduced in the fall of 1959.  The only way you can tell what year model they are is by the VIN - which is true of all GMC coaches.

Tom -

That odd duck outside Needles started life as an RTS.  It's obviously had the roof raised, which, oh, never mind.  Better to keep quiet about this one!   Roll Eyes

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: August 31, 2014, 07:07:35 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by Oonrahnjay
Well, we got one side of the glass in.  However, I don't see any way that the locking strip is going to fit in there.  This window is very tight against the top and bottom gasket and there is not enough room to get the locking strip in.  Is it supposed to be that tight of a fit?  If so how on earth do you get the locking strip in when it is that tight? 

   Lots of dish soap and water (not too much water) in the groove that the glass sits in and also in the groove that the lace goes in.  Massage the gasket with your fingers and let the glass find its best position.  Also, I'm going to guess that you didn't get the gasket pushed tight into the corners -- the soap stuff may help but if it's truly bad, you may have to take the glass out and try again.   Sad

 on: August 31, 2014, 07:02:04 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by lostagain
On the 6V92 I have in my 5C, there is a bleed valve at the rear of the engine at the back of the blower that is hard to reach but you need to do.


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 on: August 31, 2014, 06:50:42 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by lvmci
Close John, tom, lvmci...

 on: August 31, 2014, 06:47:03 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by lvmci
Mutant ninja turtles would herd in here, sorry Sean! Lvmci...

 on: August 31, 2014, 06:44:02 PM 
Started by Emcemv - Last post by Iceni John
A distended mutant spawn of an RTS?   Very strange.   Its ugliness unusual appearance even distorts gravity and the time-space continuum (as proved by the 2nd photo).


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