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JackConrad
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« Reply #75 on: April 08, 2009, 04:45:56 AM »

Nice Jack,   Sounds Good!
Was that your stunt double with the loose jacket around the belt? Wink
Like how it fired right up and shut right down too, must of been aired up.

I should have snapped the jacket before getting close to the engine. I am not used to having to wear a jacket.  I aired the bus up with my shop air to test for air leaks before starting the bus, plus, I wanted full air pressure in case I had to shut down the engine in a hurry.  Jack
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« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2009, 06:30:44 AM »

Jack ,you are a man after my own heart,"GIT ER DONE" ,don't forget to take three angle MPG"S of the test drive LOL  Cheesy ,Good luck.Van
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« Reply #77 on: April 08, 2009, 08:15:10 PM »


 Jack  Happy for you that you got her done. Sounds good.  Next time we will check her out by parking you
 next to the last spot you were in while here. LOL.   Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #78 on: April 08, 2009, 08:55:15 PM »

OK, here is a link to the second time I started the engine.  I did not have the camera set up the first time.  Jack

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI4lehEiDJ8


Sound Great!!!....Now if only we can smell the diesel aroma from the video? LOL

About "Get it Done" ....Jack is one of them.

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BTW...thank you for sharing your project with photos.
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« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2009, 03:59:19 PM »

    I have been pretty busy lately, but wanted to post a final update. I took the bus for a test drive and had 2 minor leaks, fuel and power steering. The power steering was from overfilling the resovoir, which I was able to remove with my handy little hand operated vacum pump.  The fuel leak was a bad brass fitting that I replaced. I also only had Jakes on the left bank.  Found a wire I had not gotten plugged in.
    I had to recalibrate the tachometer, and repair a bad ground on the oil pressure gauge.  Everything is now working and no leaks.  We plan to do a trip next weekend to a Bluegrass festival (about 125 miles each way) as a shakedown trip. Then we hope to leave around June 15 until the middle of November (more on this trip later)  Jack
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« Reply #80 on: April 18, 2009, 05:48:44 PM »

Really glad that it's all coming together with only minor problems. Grin Enjoy the festival, Will & Wife
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