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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 05:43:54 PM »

You need to come down here to the rally next week at Franklin, Tx... about 180 miles from you.

You can find info on the calendar board.

Congrats on the new GMC, the best buses ever built!
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011, 05:51:10 PM »

Welcome! I was a operating engineer for years, retired now.worked with allot of fitters over the years.  Bob
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2011, 08:22:36 PM »

Scott,

The shift linkage is a problem that I solved by replacing all the pins and shackles in the linkage plus bushings and arms on the bellcrank. A big job,  but cleared up the shifting and clutch problems.

There are no fuse panels, the 4104 had only circuit breakers and as old as mine are ("54) they still all work.

My biggest electrical problem was corroded wires and terminals in the driver's and rear electrical panels. I cleaned and replaced a bunch of them, cleaned the terminals and replaced the nuts with brass nuts and corrugated washers.

A maintenance manual is absolutely essential because of the wiring diagrams you need. You really can't do much electrical work without those numbered terminal diagrams.

I have a bunch on digital files I can send if you don't have them. Also the parts book is really valuable because it shows parts breakdown diagrams.

I'll be out of pocket for the next two days but can send them after Thursday.
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 05:32:49 PM »

Dallas, I would but am not at home. Working in VA, which is also where i bought the bus. I worked in Franklin a couple of years ago building a power plant there, nice community.

Gus, I fully intend to deal with the linkages ASAP. ALso the electrical, the rear electrical panel is full of corrosion. Kind of the reason why I am considering replacing it all with a more modern fuse panel.

zimtok has already been gracious enough to share the manuals on PDF's, thinking I will be going to kinko's to get them made into books.

Thanks to all of you for the welcomes! It's great to know that there are so many enthusiastic people out there who not only share a passion, but also a hobby! This is a move I have been considering for several years, and pretty much just nose dived into when I ran across this bus.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 08:14:27 PM »

Where in Va are you working?
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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2011, 04:44:07 PM »

Where in Va are you working?

Surry, at the nuclear plant
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2011, 08:27:47 PM »

It sounds like you got a great deal on your coach. I had a 58 4104 and it was a solid bus. You can't beat the price... enjoy.
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 07:31:19 PM »

Treat those Al bellcrank arms carefully, they are hard to find. I managed to find one decent used one but had to repair the other one with epoxy and new bushings.

The link ends and pins were not easy to find but I finally got enough of them to complete the job. I found some in hardware stores and some in an offshore marine supply store in LA!
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 11:27:10 PM »

Hi gulfyankee! Welcome! Sit down and have a cup o' joe with us and be sure to put your birthday in your profile  Wink
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