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Old 01-02-2021, 08:32 PM   #15
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Wow, that is coming along nicely. Well done.
I worked as an A/C tech on coaches like yours in Australia. They were mainly the 8v 92 engines and only one automatic. The rest were five speed manuals. Did tend to leak oil.

Yes we did quite a bit of retiring. Good memories.
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Old 01-02-2021, 10:52 PM   #16
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David, join Prevostcommunity.com. There is a bus building section and a guy has painted his red and white, very similar to yours..... I thought it was yours at first but his is a Prevost XL40. His is further along, looks great too!

You will have to be approved on the site once you join but it's free. Lots of big Bus and engine info.

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Old 01-03-2021, 07:53 AM   #17
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and remember only use strait 40 weight oil.
I am a Detroit dealer lol. While not specifically for the V series i still have access to parts and such for them. Once the the reason I wanted a DD in my bus.

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Seems the Prevost guys look down on the MCI as if their busses are better. Not all of course but several ive talked with. Anything over 40' is gonna cost you money lol.

A new 12v starter and 12v alternator. Also a set of Freightliner gauges. I work at a freightliner dealer so most all parts come from there. Cant beat the 1 year national warranty and I am updating to parts that are readily available on the road.

The turn buckle is just a proof of concept. I havent decided how im going to actually make a tensioner for it. I would like to get a second belt on it but have to trim part of the original ac compressor mounting 1st.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:04 AM   #18
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David, the guys at Prevostcommunity.com will make you feel very welcome. There are owners of all kinds of coaches on the site (Prevost, MCI, Newell and others).

Many coaches have the same engine that is in your coach. Many 'gear-heads' over there are happy to assist with their knowledge if you need something.

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Nice job, how are you insulating her
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David, the guys at Prevostcommunity.com will make you feel very welcome. There are owners of all kinds of coaches on the site (Prevost, MCI, Newell and others).
Ill check it out.

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Nice job, how are you insulating her
Mostly factory insulation. Where walls are going I will add some regular r13.
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how are you insulating her
I actually havent decided how many windows I will be covering up. SO far the rear right 2 and rear right 4 are it. The bus has plenty of insulation for where we go but the windows are iffy insulation wise.
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A little framing and walls are installed. Its exciting to get 1 of the 4 bunks installed. I need to very quickly decided how many more windows im going to cover over. I hope to get all 4 bunks in this weekend so I can get the rear house electric done.
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I actually havent decided how many windows I will be covering up. SO far the rear right 2 and rear right 4 are it. The bus has plenty of insulation for where we go but the windows are iffy insulation wise.
Looking good
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You should look up the guy who took a wrecked Monaco Camelot and is rebuilding it. Builds airplanes. He's in ohio. Look him up.
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You should look up the guy who took a wrecked Monaco Camelot and is rebuilding it. Builds airplanes. He's in ohio. Look him up.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/jus...ct-444980.html
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Yeah. I'm following that thread. That dude is skilled.
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You should look up the guy who took a wrecked Monaco Camelot and is rebuilding it. Builds airplanes. He's in ohio. Look him up.
Ive seen some of that. Crazy what some people can so. I feel like im starting to get somewhere with mine. Almost time to start plumbing.

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Great project! My hats off to you.
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