Greetings All --
We've been mostly avoiding the forums lately since the tone here got a little uncomfortable for us a while back.
But I know that a lot of you will really enjoy seeing the epic blog post we just put up today, detailing with dozens of photos the story of our 8V71 engine rebuild. Cherie even created a video slideshow of the highlights too for those wanting the short version.
Here it is: http://www.technomadia.com/2013/08/rebuilding-an-8v-71-detroit-diesel-engine/
All the posts about our rebuild project are here: http://www.technomadia.com/rebuild
We not only did a full out-of-frame engine rebuild, we also followed OneLapper's example and upgraded to a new 5" muffler, and BarnOwl's and added a Hayden transmission cooler.
There were lots of other big and little repairs tackled along the way too - and in future posts we'll be going into some more detail on them, including sharing our final analysis of just what failed in the first place.
Thank you all for your support throughout this process here on the forums, and especially directly via telephone and email. We got a lot of great advice from a lot of awesome bus nuts.