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 on: April 29, 2016, 06:16:33 AM 
Started by robertglines1 - Last post by muldoonman
Hat's off Bob. I have always been amazed at Folks that go into that undertaking. I, myself is what is called a parts changer. Good Luck and stay safe.

 on: April 29, 2016, 05:52:08 AM 
Started by trailblazer2 - Last post by trailblazer2
I have found a MCI-8 Located close to Hendersonvile,NC. This bus was on Craigslist recently & looks to be a good one. If you can help in anyway your efforts would be greatly appreciated,even if you just have a comment or two!

 on: April 29, 2016, 04:50:41 AM 
Started by jasong71 - Last post by Nel
I used one of those cheap harbor freight orange colored hand oil/fuel pumps and a 2 liter bottle and tapped into an access hole on the fuel pump on my 671, piece of cake to prime

 on: April 29, 2016, 03:39:23 AM 
Started by dtcerrato - Last post by Beesme
I also had to use roadside . My coach blew rear end 3yrs ago. They towed it 30 miles to garage but would have towed it to my house also ! Very easy to work with .will always use and have them as back up !!

 on: April 28, 2016, 11:26:34 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by RJ
Biff -

The stuff you buy at the RV store is way, way overpriced for what you actually need, plus several of the types will actually kill the "good" bacteria that does the decomposition work.

My coach has a 100-gallon black/grey tank.  After I drain & rinse, I put in 5 gallons of fresh water, then add one of those little enzyme tablets designed for septic tank systems you can pick up at any hardware store cheap compared to the RV store.  I'm currently using ZEP Septi-Pak tablets I picked up at Home Depot - a bag of six sells for about $12 - and I've had no issues with them.  Because of the size tank I have, I'll wait until it's 2/3 - 3/4 full before dumping, and have not had to add a second tablet because of malodorous fumes.

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: April 28, 2016, 11:08:45 PM 
Started by TrentAiken - Last post by RJ
Trent -

GMC never published any of that information until the FMVSS went into effect in 1976 or 1977.  Once the Feds required it, then GM placed a sticker on the "A" pillar next to the gasper with GVWR plus GWR for each axle info printed on it.

However - GM coaches did have to comply with axle weight limits previously enacted, primarily by the Fed Bridge regulations, which are, in typical bureaucratic fashion, an incomprehensible maze.  Suffice to say, after wading thru the muck, your coach was built to these limits:

Front Axle = 12,000 lbs (37.5%)
Rear Axle = 20,000 lbs (62.5%)
Total = 32,000 lbs

(I'm surprised Ralph Nader didn't do an expose on a GM pusher bus, as those percentages are almost identical to the Chevy Corvair's weight distribution!  And we all know what happened to that little car after his book came out. . .)

If you're asking because of concerns you're going to be overweight, most 35' GM conversions cross the scales in the 25-26K range, leaving you around 6K for "stuff."
FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: April 28, 2016, 10:40:49 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by TomC
Blue powder stuff

 on: April 28, 2016, 10:39:51 PM 
Started by jasong71 - Last post by TomC
When changing the fuel filters, warm up the engine first. Then change the filters filling the new filters with fuel before putting them back on. Never have had a priming problem. The engine will stumble a bit but if you raise the rpm up right away (the main reason for warming the engine first) then you shouldn't loose prime.
My Cat 3406B is extremely easy to prime. Take off the fuel line and return line from the tank. Attach a 5psi fuel pump to the feed line with the pumps pickup in the fuel tank. Run the fuel pump till you see fuel come out of the return line. Reattach the fuel lines to the tank and start the engine. Can do the same thing with a Detroit with a fuel pump T'd into the feed fuel line. Good Luck, TomC

 on: April 28, 2016, 10:32:39 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by TomC
Any toilet paper that says safe for septic systems

 on: April 28, 2016, 10:05:53 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by biff
 OK what toilet paper should I use rv or house I have a 1.5 inch drain line connected to garbage disposal feed from a 3 inch line. from the black tank.and 2 inch from the gray tank. Angry

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