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 on: February 23, 2017, 04:50:17 AM 
Started by Nel - Last post by Nel
I am planning to remove the rear wheels one side at a time to check brakes,pull the drums,fix a broken brake shoe return spring,lube, etc. I have a 20 ton bottle jack. I need to know the best place to place the jack under the axle below the air beams and also would prefer to use wood blocking for jack stands once its up. I will be using the wooden ramps I made that work just fine to get the rear up a little more and then the jack to lift an inch or two from there.
    I have been working on cars all my life and the 4104 for the past 4 years , just want some added advice from the fine nuts on the board that have been there. Thanks, Nelson

 on: February 22, 2017, 10:59:19 PM 
Started by DaveinRI - Last post by buswarrior
You need MC9/MC12 windows, "D" windows are different.

What seals do you mean? The entire window, frame and all, can be swapped out.

happy coaching!

 on: February 22, 2017, 10:53:12 PM 
Started by Paul - Last post by buswarrior
The folks who have trouble with air throttles and manual transmissions come from using worn out used parts, wrong sized lines or fittings that obstruct airflow.

A properly installed and working air throttle should be just as finely modulated and responsive in controlling the engine as a full length linkage.

happy coaching!

 on: February 22, 2017, 07:47:30 PM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by kyle4501
Power steering reduces the steering wheel's reaction force.

I've had a front blow out - was more of a nuisance than anything else.
It was in a Suburban pulling a 32' camper at 65mph. I was holding the steering wheel with just 1 finger when the tire blew out. Only took 2 or 3 feet of sideways movement to regain full control.

I wasn't scared, but I was pissed.

As has been said, good maintenance & paying attention to the equipment should not be ignored.

 on: February 22, 2017, 07:36:42 PM 
Started by Paul - Last post by MB LeMirage
Never had a problem yet with the air throttle and 6 spd standard in the bus.

 on: February 22, 2017, 07:26:36 PM 
Started by Zephod - Last post by Dave5Cs
 Grin you sly dog you lol

 on: February 22, 2017, 06:08:52 PM 
Started by daveola - Last post by Dave5Cs
You might want to check this out. There are weight limits here as you can see and Axle used on the vehicle you are intending to drive.


 on: February 22, 2017, 05:59:04 PM 
Started by rgrimard - Last post by rgrimard
Ok guys.....everytime ive turned o this forum i've received excellent guidance. Hopefully in the future i will be able to return the same. Ok here goes. Last week I took the 102 to get fuel for an upcomming trip. Since the weather has been cold here in Florida...yup even here...the gas pedal stuck a few times and i had to manually return it while driving. When I pulled to the bus into the fuel island...put it in neutral...fueled the bus ...still idleing....when i returned to the bus the "dont shift" light was blinking...check trans light was on....and no shifting was able to happen. So...i shut the bus off powered down the master, disconnected the battery for 30 min, reset the ECM cables at the ATEC area in the 3rd bay ....still check trans light on,dont shift still on. had to have it towed to the house. I suspect it might have something to do with the "beer can" TPS. but my central question is how do i retrieve the codes...which must be hard codes since they were not cleared via power disconnect....is the test switch the momentary switch in the ATEC compartment in the 3rd bay? Ive held it down and had someone sit in the drivers seat to see if they see it blink...no luck check trans light remains steady....am i an idiot?


 on: February 22, 2017, 05:58:51 PM 
Started by DaveinRI - Last post by chessie4905
I've seen possibly MC-9's off Interstate 80 near Danville, PA. They are on right side off west bound lanes. Someone else on here may have better details. Also, Luke in NJ may be of help.

 on: February 22, 2017, 05:45:21 PM 
Started by DaveinRI - Last post by DaveinRI
Moving along on a very simple MC9 conversion and have to deal with that terrible bathroom window. I am located in New England and a wrecking yard nearby has a few model D's but no 9's. They were not sure if the windows were the same, and neither am I.  I am keeping all of the windows for now(to get it on the road ASAP) but would like toswap out a few with the Penninsula glass inserts. I am assuming because my bathroom window currently has a gasket that has been modified i will need a known good window with complete rubber seal. Or do they sell just the seals?

So if anyone could direct me to a potential east coast wrecking yard or help with advice, Also if anyone has a set of Pen windows they want to sell cheap  Grin


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