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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2009, 08:47:00 AM »

John;

Are you and your buddy still trying to get some pic's of the parts. I have not seen what is for sale yet.

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Don
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2009, 09:13:47 AM »

Don't worry about JohnEd.  He is paranoid aboout moderators and deleted posts.  This is the 3rd or 4th time in a month he has claimed a thread or post was deleted and others were able to dins the thread(s) in question in 30 seconds.

JohnEd, I apologize for writing the above about yoou being paranoid about moderators.

That said, I would suggest you do some research or ask for help when you can't find a post.  I went back and reread your older posts about missing posts and in each case you pretty much accused the moderators of removing the posts or the entire thread when itr was indeed still there.
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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2009, 11:01:21 AM »

Brian,

You owe me no apology.  I took what you said  initially as constructive and humorous.  Still do.


When you go back and read my posts, do so in the vein of "Where are my Twinkies?  OK, Nobody leaves the room till I get my Twinkies back.   LOCK that door".  You can't see my face or hear my tone or cadence.  No one can..except me.  I have said I appreciate the moderators efforts many times and with unequivocal sincerity.  I haven't changed my mind.  I don't really care if they "like" me or "respect" me as my opinion and values are not predicated on those things.  I have had numerous people that worked for me and some were promoted that I had serious personal issues with but I promoted their performance, contribution, etc.  I can say though that I have never failed to "fire" a boss that performed poorly, however.

That was me saying "can anybody help?"  You came right back with "they are right there on page two".    Wifey does that all the time in response to.  "Where are the Huh"  "Aren't they supposed to be in the top drawer?"  She doesn't say "You are an in-appreciative and ill tempered cad."  No, she sugar coats it with "you are a half blind old man but you should have been able to FEEL that meat fork if you put your hand in that drawer and swished it around."  Rodney Dangerfield like.  Actually, I like you guys better and if it weren't for the outrageous sex, well, you know.

Brian,  I am flattered that you are concerned for my feelings. I really am. If there were a problem I would pm you.

thanks,

John
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2009, 10:59:56 PM »

Mac,

Good news!  The windows you need for the bus, "D" and such, are on hand and you can have them.  I also have two RV thermo pane sliders for you.  That makes a lot of weight and space may be an isue.  Currently I am canvasing BNO, per HTR's suggestion.  They will be having a well attended rallye north of Eugene in a week.  Can you give me a shipping address and an email for you that you want associated with this transfer effort?

Kevin Hornbuckle is your sugar Daddy in this.  I am grunt labor.

Hope you and yours are well and recovering,

John
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2009, 11:15:36 PM »

Mac,

I am late responding to your questions.  He has dashes complete.  Don't know what they fit but he will.  Expect an update in a few days from Kevin.  I am pretty sure there are Jakes for the 8V71.  Again, Kevin will....

John
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2009, 11:32:13 PM »

For thiose of you tghat have been following this saga:

I have tons of pics I took today and they will be transmitted to Don tomorrow I hope (really hard).

I suggest that those of you that need "stuff" make plans to get it from Don.  We expect that he will relocate this trove to his home digs and organize it for sale.  He has shipping skills and crating ability that i refuse to develop for obvious reasons.  Don hasn't confirmed this to me so be careful whaen you contact him....."john said you would" is a NO NO!  You need that tried and true "hat in hand approach".

For those of you into efficiency and MPG:  There is a fluid coupled device that runs the fan from the crank.  It is loose coupled until the oil comes up to temp.  In the winter I expect it would cycle in and out of close coupling.  It functions like a fan clutch except it gets it's "engage signal" from oil temp imstead of water temp.  Given that the fan eats up 40 HP or so you can get serious improvement from fan mods.  There are stacks of those oil/fluid couplers laying about.  Don, might be able to help you.

John
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2009, 10:14:01 PM »

John,

The shipping address is:

Kevin Nebus
3933-A Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA  71111

The burned address is:

200 Benoist Circle
Bossier City, LA  71111

It's just down the street from where the house and bus burned...  I could walk to them if need be. lol...

The email will be "wiredfreak" at "gmail" dot "com" (forgive the obfuscation, I forgot to in another post and my spam levels have increased significantly...  Instead of 1 to 5 a day, I'm now getting 25 to 50.  Damn spammers.  I'm all for mob justice when it comes to those bastards!)

My # is 318/\840\/9254

We're still dealing with insurance right now...  I don't want to hijack this thread, so I'll only answer what you've asked and interject as little as possible.  I'll thank you in advance for finding these things and making the arrangements for me....  You have no idea how much these items will help in resurrecting the Phoenix...

One other thing I'd like to ask you about, as I forgot on the previous post...  Side mirrors...  As you can see in the pix, the mirrors that were originally on this coach are toast... literally.  Happen to have a pair of those big ones like what was on there?  They provided just the right visibility I needed.

Jack sent me his pair of old mirrors off his MCI, but I've looked at them and tried thinking of ways to make them work, but there's just no way...  The body lines they're designed to fit simply don't exist on the 4905, and to attempt to modify them to fit I'm afraid would just be an UGLY effort, as I simply don't have the tools necessary any longer.  They burned and melted in the fire.  Sad  A completely outfitted woodworking shop with professional grade equipment and tools... up in smoke.  Sigh.

Anyhoo...  I've got to go up to the welding shop tomorrow where I had the windshields shipped...  Luke says they arrived on the 10th, but Joe said they didn't arrive.  I suspect one of his guys accepted the shipment, stuck the crates in the back of the shop and didn't tell him they arrived.  It's not like someone up there could use them!  Lol....  I'm sure the crates are sitting there pretty as you please in the back of the shop.  :: shrugs ::

Also, the Jake parts aren't really for repair, they're for later...  So if you can get a sale out of them, by all means... Do so.  It would really be a luxury item for me at this point, but they'd sure be nice to have.  I'm pretty sure I can install them once I get my tool box restocked.  heh...

The windows, on the other hand....  Are an absolute necessity...  I can't get the shell re-inspected without them, and I sure as hell ain't going to eliminate them!  Visibility is important when you're driving a 40ft tube down the road... lol

I'll check back in a couple of days...  Lots to do, not enough time to do it, and still feel like total crap since the fire.  Grrr....  Funny how catastrophes like this screw with you physically too.  :: shrugs ::  I'll feel better once things get moving I suppose and the stress of this is lessened.  I still miss my companion animals.  Cry  I will for a long time I suppose.  Anyway, again, don't want to hijack the thread. 

Thanks again. Smiley

-Mac / Kevin
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2009, 10:43:54 PM »

Hi,  We are looking for skin to redo a baggage door on a 4107. Do you think we might get lucky?

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 01:38:02 PM »

Cary,

Kevin Hornbuckle is now up and operating on our MAK board.  He has the CON for this "Barn" topic and answers questions.  My primary role in this adventure has been that of the instigater and principle Nag.  Good luck with this.  It seems to be moving to the conclusion where Don F. gets all the parts and resells to the masses.  Much better for the Masses that way.

For the record I will stay with the Mac Phoenix effort.  So far there I have two thermo pane windows for the new sides and also the stock side windows that are burned out on each side.  Shipping to him is a huge problem for me(and him).  These parts must go from Eugene, Orygun to LousyAnna or some point where Mac can retrieve them.  Total weight is near a hundred pounds but the pieces can be split into 5 separate pieces.  PLEASE HELP with any suggestions you might have for me.  I expect that the windows will move in incremental steps across the country from Knut to Knut.  Currently I am looking into getting someone at BusNUSA to get it moved on the first leg, however short that leg might be.

Thanks to all,

John
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2009, 07:09:34 PM »

John,
In case no one had said it yet, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!  It's wonderful to keep this from becoming one of those stories where all of this stuff ends up as beer cans or back in the states at harbor freight!

Glenn

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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2009, 07:45:54 AM »

John ,if it helps ,any one making that first leg down the left coast can drop them here in vegas with me and so on and so forth or fifth...till we get it headed toward the right coast Smiley.just a thought if it'll help.good luck

Don,have you should have enough parts now to build me a new hot rod dd LOL Wink Grin

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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2009, 08:00:53 AM »

I know you are hoping to do this quicker and I hope it works out that way.  However, if the windows are still waiting shipment by about September we will be travelling down the left coast on our way to Mexico and we could easily work in a stop in Las Vegas.  We'll be leaving from B.C. so a stop in Oregon would be no problem & I'm sure we could find somewhere to stuff them in for the trip south.
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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2009, 09:20:37 AM »

Thank you, Bob.  Hope to get it done quicker, you are right.  Can't turn my nose up at anything that even smells like an assist at this point, however.

Nice to hear from you.

John
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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2009, 09:38:30 AM »

Van&Don,

Recently Don posted something about having all the parts to upgrade a 8V71 to a 8V71 T(smoke).  I'll see your upgrade and raise you a complete 8V71"TA".  Condition unknown at this time but it ran in here.  It is installed in a bus up at the Barn and I am not certain that it is for sale.  I'll ask Kevin and he will get back to you both.

Cheers,

John
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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2009, 11:38:56 AM »

I know you are hoping to do this quicker and I hope it works out that way.  However, if the windows are still waiting shipment by about September we will be travelling down the left coast on our way to Mexico and we could easily work in a stop in Las Vegas.  We'll be leaving from B.C. so a stop in Oregon would be no problem & I'm sure we could find somewhere to stuff them in for the trip south.

Bob,
You could come down thru TN to the TN BusNut Gathering and then LA would be on the way to Mexico from there! LOL!
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