John JonesKeymasterSeptember 11, 2017 at 10:38 amPost count: 5285
Thread about my old bus… Probably my all time favorite driver bus I’ve owned… MIss it.. But it’s in good hands.ColeBParticipantSeptember 11, 2017 at 10:44 amPost count: 1209
The BEST Bus on Earth!
I was having a hard time getting the BBOE to shift into gear when the engine was running, so I played with the clutch free play and got it to at least let me put it into first or reverse. But it would grind a bit when going into gear and would start to move on me even with my foot pushing the clutch all the way in. I emailed JJ and he said to check the whole clutch cable for any frays and the clutch cable tube to make sure the welds hadn’t busted off or anything. I checked all that and it all seemed fine. Played with the clutch free play some more and still wasn’t right. So JJ gave the go ahead and I pulled the engine. First time doing it and man was that intimidating. JJ wrote me some good instructions though… ha! I pulled the engine and took some photos of the throw out bearing and all parts of the clutch and sent them off to JJ (Ill post those below). When we talked on the phone after that he said everything looked fine… So I was super confused but we still decided it would be best just to replace everything since I already had the engine out. I grabbed a clutch kit and new clutch cable in Salt Lake and installed it all and put the engine back in. Took me a while but I got it done! I still don’t know exactly what was wrong but now the BBOE is shifting like a dream! Im psyched it all worked out!
Thanks for all the help JJ!
Muffler dick!John JonesKeymasterSeptember 17, 2017 at 12:35 pmPost count: 5285
a shot from redding friday…. The BBOE… and Johnny… “Master blaster” cleaning up the OG spare tire tray for the Beige Barndoor!
I really love this bus… Kevin and cole both told me this was like driving a “regular car” compared the non interior’d Barndoor… 😀 😀ColeBParticipantSeptember 18, 2017 at 9:19 amPost count: 1209
The BBOE really does feel like that. You can just sit back and cruise!ColeBParticipantOctober 8, 2017 at 7:51 amPost count: 1209
The BBOE looking good while getting setup for ANOTHER wedding reception! Boy do people love this bus. JJ helping all the Mormon couples live happily ever after 😛John JonesKeymasterOctober 8, 2017 at 7:53 amPost count: 5285Pat KKeymasterMarch 22, 2018 at 8:39 pmPost count: 1003
Don’t know what happened here, but it’s getting some love today. Poly happening now. Paint and ladder tomorrow.
We will build it if it comes.ColeBParticipantMarch 22, 2018 at 11:00 pmPost count: 1209
My little brother Reed, 16(who’s actually isn’t that little. He’s about my height or a bit taller 6’4”) got a little friendly with another car in his high school parking lot and the ladder didn’t make it out alive… haha!68tintopParticipantMarch 23, 2018 at 7:37 amPost count: 612
Nice work pat.? do I need to give u guys some lessons on how to drive a vintage Vw bus(Cole and his bros drive it like they stole it. U gotta drive slow in parking lots and check your mirrors frequently don’t be paying attention to that tight ass next to u while your driving. Both hands on the wheel ?John JonesKeymasterMarch 23, 2018 at 9:07 amPost count: 5285
BBOE getting the love over here.. I suspect this rig will be done tonight or tomorrow.. 😎 Unless there is other stuff??? Been doing valves on this one cole?? Or should clean shop give it a look over? Oil?? well look at the color… 😎 Pearl White before lunch! 😎ColeBParticipantMarch 23, 2018 at 11:02 amPost count: 1209
I think the last valves I did was right before Moab and the oil was when it was there last… so it’s up to pat and franz. It’s been a little while. Never hurts, but I can do it too when it gets homePat KKeymasterMarch 23, 2018 at 12:49 pmPost count: 1003
JJ laying it down one-arm bandit style.
We will build it if it comes.
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