Hey Steve hows it coming on yer bus? I haven't seen any updates posted! Just curious!
OK... here is the latest up-date.
This morning I picked up a tube of Gasket Maker to re-install my drive axels.
Found a brass compression fitting to repair the broken air line.
And a few other neat toys including a 4 ton Porta-Power Set.
Don aka "Magic Torch" and help from that Porta-Power set, we were able to finally remove that dreaded beam and the rear bumper. The trailer hitch didn't help at all, as it was always in the way or blocking one thing or another at every turn, but we made it.
The remaining old belts are now off and the new belts are "almost" on. By almost I mean they are a tad shorter than the old ones, [probably due to stretching over the years?] so me thinks the slack adjusters need to be adjusted slightly. I'm about a 1/2 to 1 inch short to get over the pulley flanges.
The sun has come around to the back of the bus where I was working, so I came in to get cooled down and take a break.
My plan is to finally get the new belts fully on, then cut the bumper slightly to avoid the trailer hitch in the event it happens again. Then re-mount the bumper, fix the damage caused by the broken belt, like the curb-side tail light cluster, small air line going to the A/C compressor's slack adjuster and crimp on a new terminal for the Temp sending unit.
After the above work is done, barring any belt alignment issues etc, I should be "good-to-go"
Are there any issues or things I should know about belt alignment or adjusting the tension on the belts by way of the air assisted slack adjusters...?
PS... To Don/TX and his wife Geneda - many, Many, and MANY thanks.......