FranzModeratorDecember 22, 2021 at 10:04 amPost count: 4587
Dan Sterner, I have a new ignition switch here for your bus. Bring it down if you want to.FranzModeratorJanuary 3, 2022 at 10:20 amPost count: 4587
Getting Dan ready for bbb this today. Looks like the battery is dead-dead.
NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 3, 2022 at 2:23 pmPost count: 144
I think we installed the main battery in 2015.FranzModeratorJanuary 3, 2022 at 4:14 pmPost count: 4587
I got a new battery from Hensley, changed all the fuel hose, installed a new fuel pump, and new ignition switch.
Just started-up. Its running on all 4, but I noticed the driver side #3#4 head is loose and banging around a bunch. I’m going to try re-torqueing it to see if it’ll seal up.John JonesModeratorJanuary 3, 2022 at 4:14 pmPost count: 8827
I think it’s time for new battery… and it needs some more love too… Franz got it fired up and…… it Sounds like the heads are coming off…FranzModeratorJanuary 3, 2022 at 5:14 pmPost count: 4587
Re-torqued the heads and adjusted valves….its much better, but still leaking. We should probably pull the engine and take the heads off. They probably need flycut to re-seal correctly.NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 3, 2022 at 6:12 pmPost count: 144
I’m kind of over the leaking part. I’d rather get the bus ready for the next event in February. I can enjoy BBB sleeping in the overflow parking in my truck.FranzModeratorJanuary 3, 2022 at 8:10 pmPost count: 4587
I take it apart tomorrow. We’ll see what it needs.John JonesModeratorJanuary 4, 2022 at 9:16 amPost count: 8827FranzModeratorJanuary 4, 2022 at 1:08 pmPost count: 4587
The head sealing surface is eroded. Looks like it got hot. I’m worried that the guides or seats may come loose if we rebuild these. I say order new heads and piston/cylinder kit. Probably should ditch the stock 1 3/8” heater boxes in favor of some 1 1/2” to help with the overheating issue.
Two thin layers of paper glued together on this intake gasket. I have seen a few of these fail lately. From Econo motor parts inc. Maybe related to heat… But I know the stock steel ones won’t have this problem next time. 😉
looks like the oil cooler seals are leaking too.
I inspected the short block. It looks good. The bearing all feel tight, end play is good, lifters and cam have a some wear, but nothing to condemn.NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 4, 2022 at 3:14 pmPost count: 144
Ok Dr, what ever you think is best.BBWBParticipantJanuary 4, 2022 at 5:12 pmPost count: 1154
Check out MikeK’s fresh rebuild. Could be ready for Havasu, and it’s pretty close by.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.FranzModeratorJanuary 4, 2022 at 7:10 pmPost count: 4587
Just ordered empi big valve heads and thick wall 92mm piston/liner kit. I should be able to slam it back together next week.
Dan could trailer his bus and have JJ tow rope him to the bbb camp spot 🙂John JonesModeratorJanuary 5, 2022 at 6:50 amPost count: 8827
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