The August issue of Bus Conversion Magazine
is now available to view and/or download from our website at: www.BusConversions.com/magazine.html
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In this issue we feature an article by Gary Werschler titled Just Wandering in Our 1986 MCI 102A. This article is about a husband and wife that converted a 1973 MCI-7 over the course of 15 years. They both enjoyed traveling all over Canada and the United States with their family throughout the conversion process. They ended up buying a “California Bus”, which was a 1986 MCI 102A and they decided to sell their MCI-7. They liked the 1986 MCI 102A a lot more than their MCI -7 because it had a more efficient cooling system and it had a wider body. It was definitely a process to transport a bus into Canada, but once all the proper documentation was done the process went smoothly. His wife laughed as he drove up into the yard with the words “Disney World” in the display panel. They decided that instead of doing the conversion them¬selves, they would have it done professionally and be able to enjoy the coach after completion in approx¬imately one year. To see a photo of their 1973 MCI-7 and their beautiful 1986 MCI 102A, and also read the first part of their article, click here…http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg12.pdf
The second article in this issue is by Bruce Fay. This article is about Butch and Fonda Williams who had an Aqua-Hot AHE-02 in their 1987 MCI MC-9 NJT conversion. They bought it used from someone and it ended up having a small leak in the coolant loop. Butch tried using a chemical leak stop product but it did not work. Butch did a lot of research and decided that rather than replace their Aqua-Hot with another one he would purchase and install an Oasis Combi from International Thermal Research (ITR). ) This is an informative article about the background, setup, installation, startup and testing, and the conclusions that Butch and Fonda Williams went through when Installing the Oasis Combi Hydronic Heating System. To see a photo of the Oasis Combi Hydronic Heating System and read the first part of their article, click here…http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg04.pdf
The third article in this issue is by Bryan Larrabee. Bryan and his wife Rhonda Larrabee live in Vancouver, Canada. They have been converted bus owners since 2008, the same year that their dog Zeke joined the family. Bryan is the primary driver; however Rhonda has her airbrake endorsement as well and drives now and then. Bryan retired from his career in Emergency Management in 2011 and still teaches one or two days a month for the Justice Institute of BC. Rhonda is the Chief of the Qayqayt Indian Band in New Westminster BC and is very involved in that community advocating for educational opportunities and services for aboriginal children and families. To read the first part of Bryan’s article titled The BC Bus Nuts Rally in Deroche, click here…http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg10.pdf
To read the Bonus Content which is only in our Online Digital Edition continue on…
To see more photos of Gary Werschler’s article title Just Wandering in our 1986 MCI 102A, click here.http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg39.pdf
To see more details of the Oasis Combi Hydronic Heating System in their 1987 MCI MC-9 NJT conversion, click here.http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg34.pdf
Read the first part of a part 8 of a 12 part series of an article about the 1968: Bus and Car Evolves the Model 05. This is a BFTP (Blast from the Past) article from an old issue of Bus World from 1982. http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg42.pdf
Read about and article titled Re-Selling Your Conversion. This is a BFTP (Blast from the Past) article from a Bus Conversion Magazine 2001 issue.http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM2016-08-Pg47.pdf
If you want to read about Which Tankless Water Heaters some of our Bus Nuts have purchased , read all about it here..http://www.busconversions.com/magphotos/2016/08BCF42E5A/BCM
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