School Bus 101, long technical post

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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:29 pm

Heh, you understand why I am measuring my driveway then.
I'd just need to find a place for the other 3 things parked there now :D

(the bus, as long as the site hosting it allows it, for lazy casual viewers:)
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:21 am

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bwuahahaha!
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:08 am

Hey, that looks familiar!
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:57 am

Tiahaar wrote:Image
bwuahahaha!

jealous.......
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:42 am

ygmir wrote:
Tiahaar wrote:Image
bwuahahaha!

jealous.......


Jealous? Of the lovely lawn and landscaping? 8)

If you want a bus, Yggy, maybe we should talk. :?
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:19 pm

:D
Woohoo! Were you able to drive it home? Tell, tell, tell!
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:49 pm

And I thought I was bad because I have two crew-cab duallies and two 11.5 foot campers...
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:52 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Tiahaar wrote:Image
bwuahahaha!

jealous.......


Jealous? Of the lovely lawn and landscaping? 8)

If you want a bus, Yggy, maybe we should talk. :?

I been kinda thinking of a bus...........shall we chat?
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:25 pm

ygmir wrote:I been kinda thinking of a bus...........shall we chat?


*swoon*
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:51 pm

lol Capt. you have a fleet too, as do you Elliot ;-)

Yup the darn thing started right up. Took 2 fresh batteries, wouldn't even budge the starter trying to jump it off the truck. Engine is a fresh rebuild mated to a newer transmission than came with the bus and runs solid. Didn't miss a beat all the way home, drives nice. Not bad for something abandoned in a storage lot for 4 years. The inside will need a lot of work. Someone took out the bus wiring harness and tried to graft in the controls from a big motorcoach...its badly done. Nothing on the dash works. On the plus side it was at one time completely converted into an RV complete with holding and water tanks, propane, inverter, kohler genny, air compressor, assorted house batteries and controls...all of which got cut at floor level and the inside gutted. New plywood was put on the floor and the lower sidewalls and that's where the project ended. I need to put on roof vents, a couple windows and a deck ;-)

This bus probably won't see the playa this year, will shoot for 2014 and be in the Starship bus for 2013.
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:12 pm

Great news on the drivetrain.

You are going to raise the roof a couple of feet, right? :wink:
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:55 pm

Elliot wrote:You are going to raise the roof a couple of feet, right? :wink:

Ha! oh no, no roof cutting on this one! Your bus will always be taller...but there is this 26 x 26 hole already up there that will be awesome as access to a big deck up top.
However...might make a big side access door with a ramp or lift...that would be most excellent. Good to load camp and KSR stuffs. It has the 8V71 engine with V730 Allison trans...an power steering even which the other bus here lacks. May spoil me.
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 pm

I just can't justify that big a toy only for Burning Man... I gotta come up with more reasons to "need" a bus...
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby lemur » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:08 pm

start a cult.

i hear a bus is a good way to travel around gaining support.


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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:15 pm

President?

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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:01 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I just can't justify that big a toy only for Burning Man... I gotta come up with more reasons to "need" a bus...


I am the captain of rationalizations!! we can conspire to create such a need. who you gotta convince?

I wish the Greyhound sort of busses came with Cummins or CAT more....
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:02 am

Yeah those are always Detroits, but they're ok.
I've been dead-set against it, but lately I've begun considering a conventional, motor-out-front bus, just because you can get really nice ones SO cheap, and service is so much easier.
It's just such a challenge to make it not look like a school bus.
Fitting a 359 or 379 Peterbilt nose would make it cool but that would probably make up the difference in cost of getting a flat-front bus.
I need more money... that's the real issue...
I could justify a bus if it had a name as cool as "Starship Palomino". But that's a pipe dream.
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Elliot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:29 am

ygmir wrote:I wish the Greyhound sort of busses came with Cummins or CAT more....

I rode a Greyhound (MCI) six years ago when I went to pick up my new (to me) Blue Bird in Oregon. It had a 50 Series Detroit, which is a modern four-stroke designed largely by Mercedes -- an excellent engine.

Captain Goddammit wrote:Fitting a 359 or 379 Peterbilt nose would make it cool but that would probably make up the difference in cost of getting a flat-front bus.

Now, there's an idea!

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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby SquirrelHead » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:41 am

DAMN!!!! You pulled me back in Elliot! You crafty little devil you. :twisted:
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Sat May 04, 2013 10:49 pm

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Work is coming along, the roof vents are on and side windows are all back in. Now I have an engine bulkhead to reinforce because the original converters kinda underbuilt it when they put in the bigger engine/radiator setup.

The bus has been named the Silver Gryphon, in large part because it seems to be the combination of at least 3 different busses heheh :-)

Mayyybe it will be the playa rig for this year, we'll see.
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby gyre » Sun May 05, 2013 3:27 am

Woohoo!
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun May 05, 2013 9:46 am

Two awesome busses... Tiahaar you're my hero. I hate you.
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Tiahaar » Sun May 05, 2013 11:46 pm

lol! busses are kinda a love/hate thing afterall :mrgreen:
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon May 06, 2013 7:57 am

You know, if it was a hot day and I had two Popsicles, I'd give you one of them...
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Elliot » Wed May 08, 2013 6:16 pm

:D
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 14, 2013 5:51 am

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Elliot! 8) 8) 8)
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby ygmir » Tue May 14, 2013 6:38 am

Tiahaar!! so jealous, I was in Goleta yesterday. maybe on a trip, I can see those beauties?


Wow Elliot!! and, the photo date is not lost on me..............so very cool!! if you've got "critical tits" mural, be careful driving through Utah............
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby SquirrelHead » Tue May 14, 2013 8:38 am

I love the mural Elliot! :D
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Elliot » Tue May 14, 2013 10:17 am

:lol:
Hah! The photo date is pure coincidence.
As for running afoul of "decency" laws, I suppose we could tape a bra on her if we ever go to Utah. :roll:
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Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Postby Martiansky » Tue May 14, 2013 10:52 am

Elliot, How about a magnetic top for the lady? :wink:

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