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« on: April 11, 2008, 06:33:58 AM »

Hi, guys.

I am a new bus owner and have a lot to learn, and have learned a lot already from just reading your posts.  I live in northwest Ohio, and actually 3 of my friends and myself purchased this bus to replace are skoolie that we enjoyed and had a lot of fun with.  We bought a 1979 MCI MC9 from a limo company and plan on renovating it into a masterpiece.  She needs some work, but we're ready.  I'm sure i will have thousands of questions, and hope you guys can help us out with your knowledge.  We don't travel the great U.S.A., but we attend a few Nascar races, Country Concert in Fort Laromie, a football game or two and usually a Buffet concert if we can fit it in.  I look forward to your advice, comments and opinions. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 06:40:01 AM »

 Welcome!!! If you are looking for advice and opinions you sure came to the right place Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 06:55:50 AM »

Welcome to our madness and the busnut family.  As you've already been readng posts, you already know what a great resource it is.  Ask away and keep us posted on how it's coming along.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 06:59:06 AM »

Welcome Greg!  You have now been infected with he Bus Nut Virus.  It is highly contagious but in my case extremely fun and fulfilling.  You will have days (maybe even weeks) when you will wonder what the heck you got yourself into.  Of course there will be other days (especially when you have the bus out on the road) that you will thank your lucky stars for your bus and all the fun you will have.  Have fun and ask lots of questions.  This board is filled with helpful people that have answers to most of your questions.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 07:13:35 AM »

Sounds like you guys have too much fun! Grin  Fire away with questions!

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 07:26:42 AM »

All these guys can tell you what you SHOULD do..........I can tell you what you should Not do.



We all work together. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 07:28:13 AM »

Welcome to the bus madness!

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Have fun!

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 08:26:40 AM »

Hi Greg,

Welcome!

You surely came to the right place.

Lots of luck to you and your friends on the Make over!

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 01:03:10 PM »

Thanks everyone.  As you can imagine are bus isn't in perfect face.  We have an allison ht 740 tranny in it and are going to have to replace the transmission pan.  It seems the previous owner, somehow managed to bottom her out.  anyone know how much a pan for a 740 cost to replace.  Other than that, we hope to get her home next week, get her gutted and then begin the fun stuff.  If anyone has an MC9 and has spare parts just laying around....we'll take them.  It aslo seems we have issues with the speedometer and i'll keep you posted with plenty of questions on that.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 06:00:51 PM »

If you have been reading previous posts, you must have seen the advice to get a service manual and a parts book for your bus. It is almost impossible to do any serious work without those two books.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 06:09:00 PM »

Greg,

Welcome,  Im my humble opinion the "BUS" is some of the best money I ever spent....

You will find a wealth of Opinions, Talent and Ideas on this BBS.

No question will not find an answer, and try the search for some great previous questions and answers.

Best of Luck on Your project

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 06:12:56 PM »

Welcome, Greg, to the world of insanity and the largest collection of masochists the planet has ever known.

I doubt there's a person on this Board who cannot recall the emotions you've experienced with this purchase.
You're in Man!  A member of the most unique groups known to man.

Welcome aboard!

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 07:42:57 PM »

Welcome, Greg, to the world of insanity and the largest collection of masochists the planet has ever known.

I doubt there's a person on this Board who cannot recall the emotions you've experienced with this purchase.
You're in Man!  A member of the most unique groups known to man.

Welcome aboard!

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Wow, we're unique?  Grin Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008, 07:57:51 PM »

Might add....anytime you want to get quicker & straight answers, try to include a picture or two of the subject if possible so we can respond with less guess work.

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PS....to add a picture...click on "Additional Options...", browse for your picture's file and left click on it and post.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2008, 08:06:09 PM »

Hello Greg,

Welcome to our little corner of the world, of which you are now a proud member and owner!

As others have said, ask questions and you will get numerous answers.

There is lots of help here and you don't even have to pay for it!

Happy Trails,

Paul

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