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« on: August 29, 2006, 06:24:15 PM »

Hello-

I’ve been working on “Luray”, to no end-

I’ve got carb’ situation squared away and now she starts right up and purrs like a kitten.
 Plus, I have the clutch slave and master cyl. freed up, but have yet to get it to actuate. I’m getting closer though, as every few days the fluid level drops, so it’s taking in fluid- albeit slowly.
I’ve also partially disassembled the dash and the over-head A/C compartment. In doing so, I was able to get 5 of the 8 (!) front fans working.

Plus, I got the A/C vent cage off the outside driver’s side, where another A/C condenser is. The control box was missing the cover, so it’s shot-
Also the A/C compressor might be locked up. I haven’t got that far, yet.
I’ve also finally got the carb pre-heat tube removed.

I have compiled most of my work on the coach--up till now, in a photo album.

To put them all here would have taken ages, and this way anyone with a care can view them all at once-

I really enjoy reading the many different topics here, but usually can’t add much because I’m constantly learning from all of you, and don’t have the knowledge/experience to add comment.
Because of this, I would like to keep my photo album semi-private and allow just the members here access.

To do so, I’ve posted a link in the pic below.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but you’ll have to type the link in the address bar to access it first, and to save it-  but there are about 80 pics for your enjoyment/curiosity.

Also, I’ve been working on my coach every day-- save maybe a week total, because of weather, my being worn out, travel for parts, and other stuff to fix.
Plus, most all of the 100’s of nuts/bolts/screws and linkages are frozen which I have to wait on, soaking.

The pics are not all that, though—
It’s mostly a step-by-step guide for me to be able to reassemble this thing when I tear it apart. It helps me remember where things went-

I hope some will find it interesting, whilst others might understand why I’m so busy on the bus, than more posting here.

Cheers..


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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 06:56:05 PM »

Wow!!

I admire your ability to commit to a project.  I went to your photo album.  You have an amazing journey ahead of you.  I can't wait to hear the stories and see it when its done!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 07:07:32 PM »

I agree with Moof....BIG job.  I'm amazed that it will run!   Once finished, it'll be a hit at any bus get-together!
Cannot believe all the bird stuff...looks as though it was used as a barn. 
All you need now is a commercial sand blaster and a steam cleaner.
Had someone started a conversion?  Looks like part of the coach is furred out.   
When you gonna drive it?  Is the shift linkage free? 
Good Luck, JR

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 08:32:43 PM »

Well, I am totally impressed.

When you get this finished, you will be able to hold classes for the rest of us!  And as JR said, this bus will be the hit of any bus bash.   That must have been awesome to hear that engine start!!!!   

I hope you will keep sharing your project with us.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 09:13:00 PM »

Hmmm, I can't see the link?  Has it been removed from the picture?  I would sure like to see what has been done!

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 05:03:11 AM »

WEll that's a shame. I was really looking forward to following this project.

Guess I just don't get what all the concern is about privacy of a site full of photos. Are there psychos out there who troll bus photo boards and prey on the old and innocent?


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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 05:18:49 AM »

The photos are easy to find....go to Photobucket and search for "Brill-O"    Bring them right up.   Right interesting pix.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 05:40:49 AM »

Well, that was a complete waste of time.

Had to register. Then the stupid site keeps trying to log me in as Brill-o???

I just don't get how some of these sites ever get off the ground or why people would choose to use them in the first place.

Enough of that. Good luck with your Brill. Looked like an interesting project.

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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 06:13:17 AM »

Brill-0 asked me in a private email to remove the click-able link I had added to make the photos easier to get to. Nick then removed the link during the night. I really do not know if that prevented any non-members from viewing the photos or not.

Regardless, my apologies to Brill-O for posting the link.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 06:45:41 AM »

Hello again-

Let me first say that any ill feelings, and undue problems were my doing.
I sincerely apologize for any negative situations I caused by this-

Please allow me to explain my method of madness:

I created this photo album to be semi-private, thus not allowing the average passer-by, hacker advertiser, or even lurker could access it. I had no intentions to cause any grief here, by all means.

I had the wife set up the link in a pic so it could only be accessed here by the members would sign in (as they normally do to view most pics posted here).

This was for both your benefits and mine.

As I stated in the “Brill at the fair” thread and above in this post, I give high regard to all here and I felt that it was only right to give everyone here the chance to view what I’ve been up to and not have anyone just drop in. I though it would be like a personal diary I could offer just the members here.
I meant absolutely no harm or hassle for any of you.
I thought it would be a good thing.

I’ve had some generous offers to help me post the pics here, but that would have taken a lot of time in just the uploading itself, and they would have been spread out. I wanted to keep them all together as a running log for the time of my re-assembly.

I will post the link again, below-

As I said in my opening post, when you open the picture posted below, there will be a link on it.

It will need to be copied (written down) and typed into your address bar.
You can then bookmark then, it if you like-

Once the link opens, there will be two blue photo album names of my albums. You can click on either one of these and see my pics.

The site is password guarded and I posted the direct link here bypassing it, to save any trouble—I feel I’ve caused more by trying to keep it in our site without letting it float all over.

Again, I truly apologize for any inconveniences this has created.
I tried to do a good thing here and messed it up.
My intentions here were to be a small asset—not a big @$#-

If any one of the constant voices or thread starters here feel I caused more hassles or more problems them my worth—please PM me and I’ll pick up stakes and quietly move on….no worries-

My sincerest regrets….

Here is the direct link.


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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2006, 06:51:23 AM »

Hey Brill-O:

The body and frame look pretty straight.  I don't think it looks any worse that some old cars that folks fix up all the time.  I don't understand why some people think we're nutz for wanting to fix up classic buses.  To me, it's no different than pulling a '57 chevy out of the weeds and restoring it. 

Good luck my friend, can't wait to see the finished product.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2006, 07:05:33 AM »

Hello again-

Let me first say that any ill feelings, and undue problems were my doing.
I sincerely apologize for any negative situations I caused by this-

Please allow me to explain my method of madness:

I created this photo album to be semi-private, thus not allowing the average passer-by, hacker advertiser, or even lurker could access it. I had no intentions to cause any grief here, by all means.

I had the wife set up the link in a pic so it could only be accessed here by the members would sign in (as they normally do to view most pics posted here).

This was for both your benefits and mine.

As I stated in the “Brill at the fair” thread and above in this post, I give high regard to all here and I felt that it was only right to give everyone here the chance to view what I’ve been up to and not have anyone just drop in. I though it would be like a personal diary I could offer just the members here.
I meant absolutely no harm or hassle for any of you.
I thought it would be a good thing.

I’ve had some generous offers to help me post the pics here, but that would have taken a lot of time in just the uploading itself, and they would have been spread out. I wanted to keep them all together as a running log for the time of my re-assembly.

I will post the link again, below-

As I said in my opening post, when you open the picture posted below, there will be a link on it.

It will need to be copied (written down) and typed into your address bar.
You can then bookmark then, it if you like-

Once the link opens, there will be two blue photo album names of my albums. You can click on either one of these and see my pics.

The site is password guarded and I posted the direct link here bypassing it, to save any trouble—I feel I’ve caused more by trying to keep it in our site without letting it float all over.

Again, I truly apologize for any inconveniences this has created.
I tried to do a good thing here and messed it up.
My intentions here were to be a small asset—not a big @$#-

If any one of the constant voices or thread starters here feel I caused more hassles or more problems them my worth—please PM me and I’ll pick up stakes and quietly move on….no worries-

My sincerest regrets….

Here is the direct link.


Cheers..


Brill-o Don't you go pack'n up and move'n on anywhere! I don' care what anyone says! You got as much right as the rest of us to use this board! I myself (and I think most of the others) find your project and posts quite interesting! You've taken on a very challenging task of bringing such a fine piece of history back to life, which I myself and mny others on this board would be scared to attempt such a job. So you stick around and keep us updated about the progress of "Luray"! BK Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2006, 07:20:32 AM »

Absolutely Brillo -- I'll second BK's request.  Please stay around and continue to post the trials and successes of your mission.  I've loved your stories to date and getting that old motor running is something I would have loved to have been there for.

BTW. I appreciate your desire to maintain some level of perceived confidentiality.
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2006, 07:42:25 AM »

I've been looking forward to seeing these photos for a while - I really admire your ambition and courage in taking on such a big and worthwhile project. I'm sure there will be 'low points' on the journey, but rest assured you have a real bunch of well-wishers on this board, so keep us all informed of your progress!

I'd be interested to know what exactly your plans are for the final outcome - ie.

1) fully restored to original working condition
2) light and sympathetic conversion to camper for occasional runs to events
3) full RV conversion with all mod-cons and mechanical upgrades (ie. diesel engine etc)

There's a big community of commercial vehicle enthusiasts in the UK (both trucks and busses), but they all concentrate on achieving '1', and maybe only travel to a couple of events each year to show off their vehicles and enter concours competitions etc. For me, although I admire their restoration skills, it is a great shame to see these fine old vehicles doing only maybe 100 miles a year, and out of sight for 363 days out of every 365. Personally I hope you go for '2' (or even '3' if feeding that petrol engine becomes too expensive), and actually get some use out of the vehicle.

I know you are still several years away from having the Brill finished in whatever form you choose, it's just that I'd be interested to know what your plans are

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2006, 07:50:28 AM »

Brill-o,

First, my appologies if my previous comments seemed harsh and directed towards you. That wasn't my intention. I was mostly frustrated by having missed out on the original post with the link, and then trying to navigate go through that piece of crapbucket photosite registration.

I think this is probably one of the coolest conversion endevours I've seen to date. It's right up there alongside the blue silversides that was rescued from the desert which had bullet holes in it. They started a website, too, and then it never went anywhere, and now I've lost it.

I mean, after all, how many buses come with their own personal Bus Bat, and a trunk to boot (pun intended)?  That's just too cool.
I can't imagine digging into this thing like you're doing, in the condition it was in, and I really want to follow along on your journey, as I'm sure everyone else on this board does. I encourage you to continue posting your photos as you go, but please consider finding a more user friendly site to use.

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2006, 07:53:30 AM »

Hey Brill-o:

I was able to see them just fine. Great pics of your project. Getting the old Hall-Scott running must have felt so rewarding.

Yes, please stick around! Who knows... this group might be the most encouraging fans you have on some days. And I can understand not wanting every snot-nosed goofball on some photo site commenting on your project. If you want a private place to host your photos and updates, I have a few domains with bandwidth to spare, so I'd be happy to do it for free. Then you just post your links wherever you choose... discretely. If you download a freeware image program like Google Picasa, it even makes the Web Galleries automatically, at any size you choose. Just a thought...

Anyways, please keep posting and updating your progress. You're doing an awesome thing with your old Brill!

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2006, 09:07:41 AM »

Brillo, you are my new hero! I can show others your fantastic project & prove that I am not alone in wanting to restore an old bus.

If anyone gives you grief, let it be their problem & aggrivate those idiots by continuing to post your progress. I throughly enjoy listening to your take on things.

Don't be so hard on yourself. You have volumes to add here, & we are better for it.

Thanks for the inspiration you have given me!

Besides, so far you have stopped with the one, I am now up to 3 & I haven't made any progress to any of them!  Cry
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2006, 12:04:17 PM »

Ahhh, that's better.  I was able to look at your pics.  Great progress on the bus.

All of us appreciate the chance to look in on bus projects, so keep us updated when you can!

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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2006, 12:23:10 PM »

Hello friends-

Thank you for the uplifting and comps’-
It’s really very nice to know that some are so enthused as much as I am.
As long as you’ll have me-- I’ll stick around-  Smiley

This is not a project, job or hobby-
This is an adventure!

Or a mission, if you will-
This is such a beautiful coach I cannot help, but feel it is a duty to see this old stately woman take her place and re-establish her dignity as a proud purveyor of the motorways.

Here are the answers to your questions:

NJT:
You are close-
Some delinquents moved in behind the yard where she was parked.
They passed the time shooting out her windows with BB guns until they ran out of ammo, then started throwing rocks at them-
Hence the large hole in the glass, which became safe haven for birds and mice- until the 6ft. black snake took up residence and made their life miserable.

And right again-
Before the former owner died, he removed the seats and furred and insulated one wall. I plan to at least remove all the old insulation. I  haven’t decided what to about the wood yet-

Plus, I have an excellent steam press. washer (7K worth), and did the outsides and undersides.
I can’t do the inside because of the wood floors. I will cover them and reseal the edges after a through cleaning.

Yes, the shift linkage is free.
In fact, whilst cleaning, I accidentally knocked her in gear, so when I tried starting her she almost climbed over the chocks!

I will drive her as soon as the clutch fluid lines free up enough to find where the blockage is, or if the master or slave is bad-

Brojcol:
Yes the bod’ is very straight (no signs of wreckage or damage) and the frame is straight and solid, as well.
The frame and wood under-floor survived from all the road tar and grease build-up, acting as a sealer/cover.

Jeremy:
Well mate, that is a good question-

I’m leaning towards a light conversion (2), but that could change to “back to original condition” (1) next week, but who knows at this point?

I have quite some time to decide that-

Several years, you say? I surely hope not!

Gumpy:
You hit the nail on the head:
The absolute worst part is the muck and debris-
I work until I start sweating profusely then go in and thoroughly wash up-every time-
Plus I take great precautions with clothing, a mask, and a fan drawing out the bacteria-, which I know, must be floating around-


SSB:
Thank you for the kind offer!
Dallas had asked me a bit ago about web-hosting at his site and will probably try that route first-

Ceieio:

I think anyone who has the interest should bookmark my album, because I update it almost every day-
I’ve added 10 more pics since yesterday and might get a few more up by this eve-

Thanks again everyone, for the kind words-
They are truly appreciated-

Well, now it’s back out on the bus again, for me!  Smiley

Cheers..
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2006, 10:06:49 PM »

I have found this project fascinating and follow it every chance I get. I cannot get the address to the photos to work. Is it still available? I checked the spelling 2x.
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2006, 09:08:13 AM »

I have found this project fascinating and follow it every chance I get. I cannot get the address to the photos to work. Is it still available? I checked the spelling 2x.

Barn Owl - I was able to see them before, but I now have the same problem as you... photobucket seems to have eaten them or they are no longer accessable via this method.

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2006, 09:24:18 AM »

I too find the project fascinating, particularly since I have over the past 40 years restored several antique automobiles and some of the Model A's were in similar shape when I got them.

I really can not understand Brillo's desire to not post a clickable link. In the many years that I have followed several boards I have never seen this before.

This is of course why I recently posted the link as clickable so that everyone could have easy access to the great photos posted as I thought that maybe Brillo did not know how. I later removed the link at his request.

Although it would be possible to save the link in My Favorites, I have over 1,000 favorites saved and I doubt if I could even find it when I wanted to view the pictures. And quite truthfully, it is really just too much bother. And now it appears that PhotoBucket is not working properly.

When I had some photos I wanted to display, I got a Yahoo account, for free, and posted them there. That way everybody could view them and I had nobody coming directly to my computer. Hopefully Brillo will consider something like this.
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2006, 10:07:22 AM »


Hello again-

Yes, I had the same prob’-  Sad

I think Gumpy’s and DML’s advice is well warranted.
It has become a hassle.

Once I get together with Dallas on this, and change sites, hopefully all this will be a distant bad memory-

I wouldn’t be surprised if most here said the heck with it, after trying and getting futile results and just gave up.
(At least this way I got responses to my post! Wink)


Anyway, it’s fixed now. (And should stay fixed-)


My apologies, once more- Undecided



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I really can not understand Brillo's desire to not post a clickable link. In the many years that I have followed several boards I have never seen this before.

This is of course why I recently posted the link as clickable so that everyone could have easy access to the great photos posted as I thought that maybe Brillo did not know how.

Although it would be possible to save the link in My Favorites, I have over 1,000 favorites saved and I doubt if I could even find it when I wanted to view the pictures. And quite truthfully, it is really just too much bother. And now it appears that PhotoBucket is not working properly.

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Het there, Richard, ceieio and Barn Owl:

Although I understand your frustration, I will reiterate the reasoning behind this:

It was all about keeping it only accessible to the members here and not to surfers and lurkers.
If you’re a member here, you would log in and the link was accessible. (Albeit had to be copied—which some may find a hassle in itself.)

Nick was adamant about me posting in the “Bus pics” thread, but that would of spread my pics out, all over--harder for me to keep track of which pic I’d posted.
This way I can keep a running log to help during re-assembly.
I hope some of this makes sense-

It was not a Photobucket issue—it was mine.

When the link went public, I had to change things within my album account to fix that. That is what caused the prob’.
I went back and made it as it was-
(I’ve had over 1500 hits since I put it up!)

I’m sorry for all that had to be put through this, just to view the pics.

Thank you so much,  and I really do appreciate the extra efforts you went through to view them and the notices about the bad link.
Any comment, whether pos' or neg', are always a good note and very much appreciated.

I'm hoping this will be the last of it, until I get a "real" web addy'-



Cheers..
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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2006, 12:34:59 PM »

Brill-o, Reference your statement:
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I was under the impression that you did not have to be a member to read the posts here. If that is correct, then anybody can read the posts, copy the address and then visit the site. In fact, there are typically more guests on at any one time than there are members.

I really still do not understand why you do not want visitors to visit your site. That is the purpose of the board to try and attract more visitors and hopefully convert them to members and since you are doing such a beautiful job and it is of so much interest to the members. Is this something like hiding your candle under a bushel basket? LOL
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2006, 02:13:38 PM »


Hello again, Richard-

I’m not too sure what else I can say to explain this-  Huh

My understanding of this site is the get new members, share bus thoughts and ideas, and make and meet new friends with the same interests.

If this is the case, I think I’m doing the site a service by only allowing  members to see the link. Some have mentioned the understanding of my reasoning for doing so.

I know anyone can come here and read the threads, but they can’t view pics up-loaded to the site without logging on (hence joining up or being a member, already).
At least I thought that’s how it worked.

Again, that is why I put the addy’ in a pic to be able to access it.

I would suspect many of our “guests” are none other than members just stopping in to read and not to post anything. I know some of this to be fact, because when I post a pic and it says viewed 80 times-- but only get one or two replies, it tells me these “guests” must be members.
Especially since we have over 900 members and even the hottest topic will have less than 50 replies.  I’m really surprised more are not too vocal.  Maybe that’s the nature of “Busnuts”?

In fact I do it, myself-
My excuse is I know absolutely nothing about buses….even in general terms- so I read 95% more than I post.

My additions are usually standards that anyone could grasp and most of my posts have been about my bus.

I realize most here know about as much as I do about my coach, so I refrain from asking many questions- and if I do ask, I word it like I was buying parts: More like- “guess what this is”, instead of “what is this”-  Smiley


I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard the saying “hiding your candle under a bushel basket”, so I don’t know what that means-

From what you infer- if folks (anyone) can come here and see all the pics everyone posts—like- say, all the pics in the “Bus photos” album,
Then, what I’ve done is most surely a waste of all others’ time and mine. Roll Eyes

If I am wrong about this, please correct me and set me on the straight and narrow-

I don’t expect one to figure my brain patterns, or keep the thread running about this, but can anyone add to this?

Thank you for your help and tips, Richard- Smiley


Cheers..

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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2006, 06:37:12 PM »

Phil L./Nick help!!!

Can you help Brill-o (Phil) and I get this correct. I am under the impression that you do not have to be a member to read any of the posts or look at any of the photos. Of course, I have been wrong before. LOL
Phil is under the impression that you must be a member to read the posts and view the photos.
Quite truthfully I do not remember, and since I am a member I can not check what a non member can do.

BTW Phil, the old expression "to hide your candle under a basket" is probably an old country saying and I believe it means that somebody is hiding their good works/deeds so that others do not know about their good deeds. Or something like that. In other words I/we do not want you to hide your good works. We love to see it.
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Hello again, Richard-

I’m not too sure what else I can say to explain this-  Huh

My understanding of this site is the get new members, share bus thoughts and ideas, and make and meet new friends with the same interests.

If this is the case, I think I’m doing the site a service by only allowing  members to see the link. Some have mentioned the understanding of my reasoning for doing so.

I know anyone can come here and read the threads, but they can’t view pics up-loaded to the site without logging on (hence joining up or being a member, already).
At least I thought that’s how it worked.

Again, that is why I put the addy’ in a pic to be able to access it.

I would suspect many of our “guests” are none other than members just stopping in to read and not to post anything. I know some of this to be fact, because when I post a pic and it says viewed 80 times-- but only get one or two replies, it tells me these “guests” must be members.
Especially since we have over 900 members and even the hottest topic will have less than 50 replies.  I’m really surprised more are not too vocal.  Maybe that’s the nature of “Busnuts”?

In fact I do it, myself-
My excuse is I know absolutely nothing about buses….even in general terms- so I read 95% more than I post.

My additions are usually standards that anyone could grasp and most of my posts have been about my bus.

I realize most here know about as much as I do about my coach, so I refrain from asking many questions- and if I do ask, I word it like I was buying parts: More like- “guess what this is”, instead of “what is this”-  Smiley


I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard the saying “hiding your candle under a bushel basket”, so I don’t know what that means-

From what you infer- if folks (anyone) can come here and see all the pics everyone posts—like- say, all the pics in the “Bus photos” album,
Then, what I’ve done is most surely a waste of all others’ time and mine. Roll Eyes

If I am wrong about this, please correct me and set me on the straight and narrow-

I don’t expect one to figure my brain patterns, or keep the thread running about this, but can anyone add to this?

Thank you for your help and tips, Richard- Smiley


Cheers..


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Hello Rihard, Phil,

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Hope this helps
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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2006, 09:17:14 PM »

Here is where the saying is derived from:

Matt. 5: 15

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

I still cannot get the url to work for the photos, maybe someone can email it to me. I would love to see the project. I admit that I enjoy living projects vicariously (felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others). After seeing the movie RV, I am in love with the old buses more than ever.

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend, take care all.
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« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2006, 05:25:51 AM »

Hurray!....I got in! I loved the “bus bat”. This will be a great project to follow.
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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2006, 05:30:31 AM »

Brill-0, based on Nick's reply, you can unlock your project and let everyone enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Smiley
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Hello Rihard, Phil,

Non members Can view posts. However, they can Not view member profiles or make posts themselves.

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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2006, 09:35:28 AM »

Brill-0- Just went through all the picts, I can say that the bus looks remarkably good considering the years of neglect.  Course they don't build anything that heavy duty anymore.  Was impressed with the behind dash picts of all the braided lines with brass fittings and some brass lines.  Most all is plastic now.  It's great that you've been able to look beyond the bad paint and dirt for this project.  Am quite amazed you got the engine running.  I thought the radiator was in front, but looks like it is angled right in front of the engine-am I right?  The underneath is going to need a serious steam cleaning.  I assume you are going to be taking everything apart and rebuilding it to safe standards?  I know some things are unique, but one I would suggest is to deactivate the parking brake and install Maxi brakes.  Those driveline parking brakes aren't worth much except to hold the bus in place-let alone trying to stop in an emergency. 
This reminds me of when I got my bus and took it apart how dirty it was-and it had been in active service.  Yours is a whole other story.  As a suggestion- you could do a full conversion, but do what I did and screw with metal bracket everything, then you can just take it apart again if you want to change it back into an antique bus in original condition.
Hope all goes well and keep us up with the picts and updates periodically.  Good Luck, TomC
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