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  • Wayner
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    My thinking is the motors while air cooled also have oil in the heads picking up/absorbing heat from the combustion process. I believe the oil helps cool the motor with the oil cooler, prob why it’s there.

    I’ve built a lot of motors for my bus over the years and every one ran hot and failed prematurely in one way or another.  I kept doing the same thing on every new motor trying to make a better motor. On this last motor in my bus I built, I did everything imaginable, all original tight fitting tins (even the Hoover bit) added the Venturi ring in fan shroud, put in the thermostat and cooling flaps (supposedly when open direct more air to the heads), removed the front “firewall” tin, bought the panchito heads, added a 2 qt sump, paid close attention to the compression ratio, jetted carbs perfectly, messed with the timing, new rubber seals in engine compartment. With Everything I did, the coolest I could get it to run measuring on the engine block was 230/235…. I was so  frustrated. Then I talked to Mike at lowbugget, he asked how big my oil cooler was, I was like pfft, what cooler. He was certain that was my problem, so I figured what the hell, bought a cooler and fan from him and bought a Mocal thermostatic bypass that attaches to my remote filter mount. Plumbed it all in and drove it. Since then my block is always 190/200 in the hottest heat of summer. I changed nothing else, I haven’t pulled the motor since installing 3 years ago except for recently when I dropped the trans to lift the bus. I assure you, I’m sold on external coolers on big CC buses. Yes, there’s some extra plumbing and wiring involved, but I would certainly do it again on the next build. I know there is prob more than one way to accomplish cooler temps and longevity, but that’s my story. 🤪

    John Jones
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    Well… I got my girls top end back on her….  Seems to run great, tuned my shit and took care of my Thursday paper work..

    Bus is inside… and I plan on having a few things done tonight.. Like, I want to raise the back some.. and get it driving again… 😎 My bumper needs a little love too… well see… but it’s early!!!

    So We set Rusty as 22 degree’s…  Cole is at 23… and Franz did Wrens a big wopping 25!!  Wren.. has it settled down some??  It was a little tip toey looking when you left… about as high as I think you would want one…  So…. I’m thinking about shooting for 24….   I’m interested to see what it is when I get the plates off the stops..  I can see some one has had their finger in the pie on the Passenger side…..  8-(  looks like they may have mushroomed out the torsion bar…. 8-(   I guess I will address that too…. 😎

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    ColeB
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    Go big or go home! With all that shit you carry and tow you need to be at 26! Biggest and baddest mother fucker on the block. Or why are you doing it?😎😎 haha

    John Jones
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    I don’t want it all ass up if ya know what I mean!!!!    it’s gonna be perfect!  My spring plates were set at 20 maybe even 19….. and probably sagging some..  I went to 24.. 😎 I can’t wait to see it on the ground…. ! 😎  I got the engine in after a fucking hour fight wth it… 😎  damn 36 horse engine bays!!!!!!  Driving in no time…. 😎  😎 😎

    I think a hippy dip is in order…!!!!  Maybe a Saturday afternoon cruise to horsefly in montrose??   anyone… anyone…   Bueller….. Bueller… 😎   Good food, good beers… good drive, and then awesome hot spring to soak an ailing body in… 😎  and then ANOTHER night in the bus… in beautiful Ridgeway colorado…. 😎  excited to have my camper coming back from apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Douglas E Fresh
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    Hell Yeah John! Hit me up when you leave. Beers and a cruise up to Ridgeway. I have to do some shopping up there anyhow!

    alykat
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    Thanks for taking time off from this yesterday to bust me out !

    John Jones
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    Thanks for taking time off from this yesterday to bust me out !

    No problem John… You’d do it for me…. 😎

    WOOHOO…. Got my shit box back into shape!!!!!!  Love the new rear stance… I bet it came up 2 plus inch’s….  😎  Perfecto!

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    BBWB
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    Looks fabulous! All the wrinkles, faded paint, and that roof rack; perfect!

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Looking good.

    mtnbus
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    raise er up !

    Nice

    Baja Mark
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    Baller pic JJ 👍🏻

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    Jb
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    Ya bro killer!👌

    Corporate
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    Yesterday, Pat cleaned up the 57 and took it home and out for the night! He came back grinning for ear to ear this morning! That’s a bad ass bus😍😍😍😍

    The Pamper is also kicking ass…rides waaaaaayyyyy better, sits more level and sounds like a brand new sewing machine!!!!!! It’s still the perfect camper…. BPOE????? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    John Jones
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    Bus is back to running like a sewing machine… 😎  and so quite compared to the 57 and rides a hell of a lot smoother…. 😎

    I like the bilsteins up front!  I like it being more level… I think it drives a touch better…. 😎

    ColeB
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    We will have to trade one weekend. You in the BBOE and me in the Pamper. Then we can finally settle this debate😎 haha

     

    i love my Bilsteins too! Seem to be great on and off road. Stable around corners and I can still get after it over rough terrain and I don’t worry

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