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 on: July 23, 2016, 04:55:55 PM 
Started by jjb - Last post by jjb
Yes, air in the fuel will cause all the problems you describe. The racor gasket may be the problem.
I have a filter kit I will be putting in at some point but the fuel lines look badly dry rotted. On this truck that's like 20' of fuel line.  I hope the kit includes a new gasket

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 on: July 23, 2016, 04:42:03 PM 
Started by Fisherman Nick - Last post by DoubleEagle
An Airstream interior will be unique to see in a 4104.  Smiley

 on: July 23, 2016, 04:39:05 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by DoubleEagle

They zip by you even when you are running the 80 mph speed limit on I 10 in west Texas  Grin

I believe there was a posting back in the nineties on this board or elsewhere about two Entertainer Coaches (with 600 hp) and low profiles somewhere in the Northwest that was clocked by a trooper at a little over 100 mph. One Coach stopped, and the other kept going. My first thought was "what brand of tires did they have". Someone replied that they must have been low profiles at least. It must have been a rock band in a hurry.

 on: July 23, 2016, 04:29:36 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by DoubleEagle
Sitting on a shelf (or anywhere for that matter) is harder on the rubber compound of the tire than rolling down the road.
My dad used to work for General Tire (now Continental Tire) and he was taught that as a tire is in use the rubber flexes and "works" to the way it is supposed to keeping the compound active and lasts longer. When they sit the rubber is not flexing or "working" and gets dry hard which is why you get dry rot and cracks!
I have heard that several times as well, that use works out the protective compounds to the surface. The worst situation is when the tire is sitting on the bare ground, under load, in the sun, for months or years without being used. Cover them up, get the load off, or run them.  Wink

 on: July 23, 2016, 04:13:48 PM 
Started by Fisherman Nick - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM

We would love to include photos of your bus in our magazine along with a story about why you bought a bus and what shape it was in when you bought it and what you have done to and with it since you bought it.

Send some photos to me directly at Gary@BusConversions.com along with the specs you have and we will put your bus on the cover and in the centerfold of BCM when you are ready.

People love reading about these old buses.


 on: July 23, 2016, 03:45:22 PM 
Started by HudsonMarine - Last post by HudsonMarine
All of you guys are seriously appreciated.
I was unaware of the lockup mode!
I guess I need to properly ID what the things really is and go from there.
Are filter/fluid changes worth the effort or, best to find a shop to give it a look over?

 on: July 23, 2016, 03:04:25 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by kyle4501
The bead set on a Alcoa wheel will wear out over time and there is not a thing you can do about it
That is very good point. The nut seats can also be damaged. ALCOA has gauge sets to check the condition of both.

 on: July 23, 2016, 02:59:17 PM 
Started by JordanRinke - Last post by kyle4501
Might I suggest that you keep looking. The cost of having a manual transmission changed to an automatic can exceed $10,000.

Is far better to spend more up front to get what you want than to try to save a little & end up with something you don't want that will cost more in the long run.

There are some great values to be had on nice, well built coaches. Just have to wait till the right one shows up. May take a few trips to see coaches that don't match the description, but that is part of the journey.

I started with a less than perfect bus & chased that dream collecting parts to change it into what I wanted. 10 years later, My Wife found our dream coach on the internet one Saturday night. The following Friday after a bunch of phone calls, I had a one-way ticket to see it in person. Ended up buying it & driving it 1100 miles home. Buying this one was the best thing I could have done. Lots less money & lots more fun NOW!  Grin

Good luck, whatever path you choose.

 on: July 23, 2016, 02:46:05 PM 
Started by TomC - Last post by luvrbus
The bead set on a Alcoa wheel will wear out over time and there is not a thing you can do about it

 on: July 23, 2016, 02:10:26 PM 
Started by HudsonMarine - Last post by luvrbus
They set 1 up to shift like that, C=converter L= lock up they shift 1C,2C,2L,3L and 4L yours probably set with a kit to go from 3L to 4C then to 4L look on the drivers side about the middle of transmission above the pan there should be a plate with the model and number of the transmission.You could have a 750CR Allison the CR stands for close ratio fwiw 

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