Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
July 29, 2014, 07:44:56 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: 500 Members as of May 5th, 2006.  Smiley  3,499 Members as of October 21, 2012 Cheesy

   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: 1 2 3 [All]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Sarasota, Arcadia, Bradenton, Port Charlotte...Looking?  (Read 2740 times)
mwf
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 25



WWW

Ignore
« on: February 21, 2008, 10:14:07 AM »

Looking for a place or a pit where we can change our own oil on our bus in the mid Florida area.  If someone knows of a place, let me know.  Thanks.
Logged

Youth wrestling club purchased an old bus, so now the old Coach is just trying to keep the old coach running.
88 MCI 96A3    DD8V92  Sarasota Fl
Busted Knuckle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6447


6 Setras, 2 MCIs, and 1 Dina. Just buses ;D


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 12:55:09 PM »





I know of one, but it ain't my place to offer it! LOL! But I'll bet when he reads this thread he'll gladly offer his place! Grin  BK  Grin











Logged

Busted Knuckle aka Bryce Gaston
KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
Huntingdon, TN 12 minutes N of I-40 @ exit 108
www.kylakesidetravel.net

Grin Keep SMILING it makes people wonder what yer up to! Grin (at least thats what momma always told me! Grin)
jjrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2309

MCI5C/N Ft Myers FL




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 01:02:14 PM »

 I'd offer to let you use it also, but its not my place. So you will just have to wait till he gets online.
Logged

Remember, even at a Mensa convention someone is the dumbest person in the room!

http://photobucket.com/buspictures

http://photobucket.com/buspictures
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 02:29:21 PM »

Yea, I was there last week...

Were waitin.. Grin Grin Grin

Nick-
Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
Kristinsgrandpa
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 426


1988 Neoplan AN 340, 6V-92 TA DDEC II, HT 748 ATEC




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 03:46:26 PM »

Nick, jjrbus, and BK

You guys sure know how to put the pressure on.

Ed
Logged

location: South central Ohio

I'm very conservative, " I started life with nothing and still have most of it left".
NCbob
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1261


"Foolish Pleasure" 35' MC5A




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 03:57:00 PM »

mwf, here's some advice...I tried it and it works. Find an Oil Change outfit that has 15' doors and plenty of room to maneuver your bus.  Go to them ahead of time and ask them what they'd charge you to change your oil and filters if you supplied everything.

Mine, in my home town, charges me $35 labor for the while deal. And they give me the opportunity to go down into the pit after they're done and give everything a good loooong look.

If you happen to live in a small town...getting the local newspaper photographer out there for a bit of free advertising doesn't hurt either. My bus didn't make the front page but it was on the third...and the owner of the oil change was happier than a pig in $hit!

Bob
Logged

True friends are difficult to find, hard to leave and impossible to forget.
jjrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2309

MCI5C/N Ft Myers FL




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 07:51:14 PM »

Bob I'll do it for you for $32.50!
Logged

Remember, even at a Mensa convention someone is the dumbest person in the room!

http://photobucket.com/buspictures

http://photobucket.com/buspictures
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 09:22:56 PM »

The only problem is that, who we are talking about is now on tour of Rally's for a couple of months.

Even as far north as Virginia.. He may not be back in Florida for a while.

Sorry Ed J. Grin

Nick-
Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
DrivingMissLazy
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2634




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 05:15:33 AM »

The only problem is that, who we are talking about is now on tour of Rally's for a couple of months.

Even as far north as Virginia.. He may not be back in Florida for a while.

Sorry Ed J. Grin

Nick-

Maybe at a steam engine show in Florida?

Richard
Logged

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, a good Reisling in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming:  WOO HOO, what a ride
JackConrad
Orange Blossom Special II
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4446


73' MC-8 8V71/HT740 Southwest Florida


WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 05:32:25 AM »

OK, I finally got on line (we are definately in the middle of nowhere).  We are at the Florida Flywheelers Park near Ft. Meade until Sunday. We will heading to Arcadia on Sunday. We will be home for about 2 weeks and ya'll are welcome to come by and change your oil & filter (or anything alse you need to do).  You could even join us at the SE cruisers rally to be held in Arcadia 3/7-3/9.  You can call me at 863-444-3400 for directions or questions.  Jack
Logged

Growing Older Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional
Arcadia, Florida, When we are home
http://s682.photobucket.com/albums/vv186/OBS-JC/
mwf
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 25



WWW

Ignore
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 01:53:23 PM »

Thanks a lot, I have your number in will give you a call after you are home!
Logged

Youth wrestling club purchased an old bus, so now the old Coach is just trying to keep the old coach running.
88 MCI 96A3    DD8V92  Sarasota Fl
Kwajdiver
MCI-9 "Kwaj Diver"
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008, 05:53:57 PM »

Hey Nick,

Where in Florida are you?"

Bill
Logged

Auburndale, Florida
MCI-9
V-6-92 Detroit, Allison 5 spd auto
Kwajalein Atoll, RMI
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008, 04:10:28 AM »

Hey Nick,

Where in Florida are you?"

Bill

I'll be in Georgia in about an hour... We are headded for home now, I didn't see you at Jacks. Sorry!

Nick-
Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
Kwajdiver
MCI-9 "Kwaj Diver"
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1155





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008, 04:52:18 AM »

Nice,

How are the fuel prices in Ga?

Have a safe trip.

Bill
Logged

Auburndale, Florida
MCI-9
V-6-92 Detroit, Allison 5 spd auto
Kwajalein Atoll, RMI
JackConrad
Orange Blossom Special II
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4446


73' MC-8 8V71/HT740 Southwest Florida


WWW
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008, 04:55:20 AM »

Thanks a lot, I have your number in will give you a call after you are home!

Actually, that was my cell number, you can call it anytime. our home number is 863-993-3683.  Jack
Logged

Growing Older Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional
Arcadia, Florida, When we are home
http://s682.photobucket.com/albums/vv186/OBS-JC/
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2008, 04:24:17 PM »

Nice,

How are the fuel prices in Ga?

Have a safe trip.

Bill

Just paid $3.53.9 at Flying J half way through North Carolina.

I was calculating my milage again and it seems I'm only getting 2.4 mpg....?? Then when I got underway, I then noticed that my Speedo

stopped working...bummer! I hardly look at it because it's easier to see the mph on my gps.

Darn, I opened my bay door and I lost all the Florida warm air I was saving to bring home.... Angry

Thanks
Nick-
« Last Edit: February 23, 2008, 04:26:02 PM by Nick Badame Refrig. Co. » Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
buswarrior
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3571


'75 MC8 8V71 HT740




Ignore
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2008, 04:46:18 PM »

HUBODOMETER!

happy coaching!
buswarrior
Logged

Frozen North, Greater Toronto Area
dbenck
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 55





Ignore
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2008, 06:43:54 PM »

Nick, sorry we missed you, just got to River Bend @
7:30 PM local time Sat. It's a far cry from the -17 Deg F.
we left in WI  on Thurs. Were in lot 241

David Benck
Logged
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2008, 06:53:47 PM »

Hi David,

I'm ready to turn around and come back there...

Be sure to stop and say hi to my friends Peter and Cherry on lot 1 and Paul and Ellen on lot 2. Ellen runs the guard house on the weekends.

Also, Art Armstrong, Chris [gmbusguy's] dad.  You will find that 99% of the folks there are overly nice....

 I was on 94 next to the pool.

Have a great time!
Nick-
Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
dbenck
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 55





Ignore
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2008, 07:10:54 PM »

Nick, I will do that... The couple we came down with
are in lot 9, and I understand that they know them,
The lot 1 folks. Just got back from a walk around, it's
real quiet here after dark...must all be in bed.

Got stoped in IL on the way down...58 in a 55 zone.
The trooper said the main reason he pulled us over
is I fit the profile for drug running...LOL...Huh
50+.. 2 kids, the wife and 2 dogs. Said it looked
suspicious when we did not have a towed trailer or
car.
Logged
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
1989, MCI 102C3, 8V92T, HT740, 06' conversion FMCA# F-27317-S "Wife- 1969 Italian/German Style"
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4857


Nick & Michelle Badame


WWW
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2008, 07:16:27 PM »

Hi David,

That's a strange traffic stop...

We tried 8 different golf cart rental places around Ft. myers and everybody was Sold Out of rentals! Go Figure... Shocked

I forgot,  Peter and Cherry are now on their way back to Onterio for a week. [they drove their SUV and left the coach..]
They were leaving today...

Nick-
Logged

Whatever it takes!-GITIT DONE! 
Commercial Refrigeration- Ice machines- Heating & Air/ Atlantic Custom Coach Inc.
Master Mason- Cannon Lodge #104
https://www.facebook.com/atlanticcustomcoach
www.atlanticcustomcoach.com
dbenck
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 55





Ignore
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2008, 07:31:48 PM »

Nick, you would think golf carts would be as abundant as oranges
around here!!!! Going to check emails, then go to bed..750 miles
today...have know absorbed 5 beers..it's snore time.
Chat later,
David Benck
Somerset, WI
Logged
HighTechRedneck
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2922


BCM Editor


WWW
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2008, 08:24:09 PM »


Got stoped in IL on the way down...58 in a 55 zone.
The trooper said the main reason he pulled us over
is I fit the profile for drug running...LOL...Huh
50+.. 2 kids, the wife and 2 dogs. Said it looked
suspicious when we did not have a towed trailer or
car.


Probably because of this:

Touring drug bus busted
Logged
Busted Knuckle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6447


6 Setras, 2 MCIs, and 1 Dina. Just buses ;D


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2008, 10:58:20 PM »

Quote from: HighTechRedneck
Probably because of this:

Touring drug bus busted


Oooppps! Better be switching back to charters! LOL!
Grin  BK  Grin
Logged

Busted Knuckle aka Bryce Gaston
KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
Huntingdon, TN 12 minutes N of I-40 @ exit 108
www.kylakesidetravel.net

Grin Keep SMILING it makes people wonder what yer up to! Grin (at least thats what momma always told me! Grin)
buswarrior
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3571


'75 MC8 8V71 HT740




Ignore
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2008, 06:35:32 AM »

Like the cops needed another excuse to relieve their boredom...

First it was bootleg charter operators, now drug runners...

Ok, put the dope and cash in the toad and make out it wasn't there when the trip started...

The toad, I mean!

happy coaching!
buswarrior
Logged

Frozen North, Greater Toronto Area
Busted Knuckle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6447


6 Setras, 2 MCIs, and 1 Dina. Just buses ;D


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2008, 07:00:38 AM »

Quote from: buswarrior
Like the cops needed another excuse to relieve their boredom...

First it was bootleg charter operators, now drug runners...

Ok, put the dope and cash in the toad and make out it wasn't there when the trip started...

The toad, I mean!

happy coaching!
buswarrior

We have have never ever been involved in any kinda bootlegging! And neither has any of our family members.......! Well ok, maybe way back when I was a baby there mighta been a little somethin' somethin' goin' on, but I was too young to be involved! Now........ as for the other option hmmmm. Oppps what the h... am I think'n I enjoy being a free man too much to get involved with anything like that, even for ....... How much $ was that again? Hmmmm mill an a half? Hmmmm well maybe just 1 fake charter trip, and I'd be set! But I can guarantee one darn thing! I'd sure as heck have my story together as to where  I was pick'n up! LOL! And a dang sure way to tell I was do'n anything at all wrong would be I'd be driv'n like the angel I am! LOL!
Grin  BK  Grin
Logged

Busted Knuckle aka Bryce Gaston
KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
Huntingdon, TN 12 minutes N of I-40 @ exit 108
www.kylakesidetravel.net

Grin Keep SMILING it makes people wonder what yer up to! Grin (at least thats what momma always told me! Grin)
jackhartjr
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1325


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!




Ignore
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2008, 01:08:45 PM »

To dbenck, did he write you a ticket for 58?
Jack
Logged

Jack Hart, CDS
1956 GMC PD-4501 #945 (The Mighty SCENICRUISER!)
8V71 Detroit
4 speed Spicer Trannsmission
Hickory, NC, (Where a call to God is a local call!)
dbenck
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 55





Ignore
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2008, 03:39:48 PM »

No ticket just a written warning...said he was just
doing his job and hoped I was not mad.
maybe I should avoid IL on the trip back!!!
Logged
wvanative
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 273




Ignore
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2008, 03:44:37 PM »


Got stoped in IL on the way down...58 in a 55 zone.
The trooper said the main reason he pulled us over
is I fit the profile for drug running...LOL...Huh
50+.. 2 kids, the wife and 2 dogs. Said it looked
suspicious when we did not have a towed trailer or
car.



Touring drug bus busted



Probably because of this:

You guys are missing the most important part of this story, State Police "Seize Tour Bus"
Some one is going to be able to buy this at a Seizure Auction, this is very good for us Busnuts.
Logged

Dean Hamilton Villa Grove, IL East Central IL. Near Champaign
Still Dreaming and planning
wvanative
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 273




Ignore
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2008, 03:52:47 PM »

No ticket just a written warning...said he was just
doing his job and hoped I was not mad.
maybe I should avoid IL on the trip back!!!

dbenck, I live in central IL. and the state boys here are jerks, and would pull over their own mother if they could. They set the example of stopping someone, and then finding a reason for having pulled you over. rule one is to avoid the color RED as a choice for you vehicle. rule two is avoid driving older looking cars. Hopes this helps.

WVaNative
Logged

Dean Hamilton Villa Grove, IL East Central IL. Near Champaign
Still Dreaming and planning
HighTechRedneck
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2922


BCM Editor


WWW
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2008, 04:07:30 PM »

... rule one is to avoid the color RED as a choice for you vehicle. ...

Brings back memories of when I lived in California.  I got a speeding ticket on the way to Palmdale.  I opted for the defensive driving course to keep it off the record.  When I went to the course, the guy doing registration saw the officer's name and what day it was.  He said "you were driving a red car right?"  I said "how'd you know."  He explained that officer had a different color of car he focused on for each day of the week.  Of course everybody out there was speeding so they could just take their pick.
Logged
niles500
Niles500
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1184


ROSIE




Ignore
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2008, 04:21:15 PM »

I purposely bought my son a RED mustang - and then warned him about RED cars being targeted ...... hoping that would make him cautious ...... It didn't work .......
Logged

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")  

- Niles
HighTechRedneck
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2922


BCM Editor


WWW
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2008, 04:42:27 PM »

I purposely bought my son a RED mustang - and then warned him about RED cars being targeted ...... hoping that would make him cautious ...... It didn't work .......

I don't think there is anything that will keep a teenage boy from mashing the throttle.  Tragic, but that's the way it is.  If they survive it, they grow up.  Some of them go on to buy buses so they can have a powerful engine, hear the engine roar,  keep the throttle mashed to the floor continously and yet still stay within speed limit.
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 [All]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!