- Pat KKeymasterJune 6, 2019 at 12:19 pmPost count: 1470
Get that new mount in yet?
We will build it if it comes.ColeBModeratorJune 6, 2019 at 12:48 pmPost count: 1750
Just about. I’ll have it in by tonight just welded it back together. Welding on the frame horns next. Then I’ll paint it and slap it togetherJohn JonesKeymasterJune 6, 2019 at 4:34 pmPost count: 6901
Glad you got that sorted…. 😎 Seems when we dropped that cradle, it might be a little “off”…. 😎 Opps….. 😎
When you get it fixed, I want you to rev that baby up to 3000rpm in 2nd and just lift….. 😎 I bet it doesn’t buck… 😎 Bus front mounts, and hell, baja’s and anything you drive spiritedly is going to wear out nose cone mounts, especially if you have a big motor… Mine are cracking and coming apart… I think I am using those cradle mounts in a way that were not designed to be stressed…
anywho.. fix it and.. what do the kids say these days??? “SEND IT!!!!!” Send someone camping in that rig… 😎ColeBModeratorJune 6, 2019 at 5:36 pmPost count: 1750
Woohoo! Handled(mostly)! Got the buck issue taken care of. Took me extra long because of little things. MIG welder kept bunching up the wire and it would jam. Then I ran out of welding gas. Then one of the bolts didn’t want to slide in so I had to clearance a hole. Whatever. Just excuses. But that’s all handled now! Drives like a dream. I will have to replace both axle tube boots and refill with gear oil tomorrow. They both cracked with all this transmission bucking.John JonesKeymasterJune 7, 2019 at 1:45 pmPost count: 6901
while on the subject of mid mounts…
So the WolfGang mount is not stiff enough to handle the load stand alone… You have to run a front mount with it.. the rubber pieces are soft. real soft.
The russell mount I have and now you have.. I can see it probably works best in the type 1 set up.. as the trans is pushing down on the nose.. but in the bus .. with reducs… Looks to me like maybe we are stressing the mount in the opposite direction of it intended use… I bet I have had this on no more than a year and a half.. and the mounts are starting to seperate…. 8-( I changed mine out… and will keep some with me… They are cheap mounts, and they are sold about everywhere, so I like that, and easy to change with engine and trans in… real easy…. No dual over head bug jack hanky panky….. 😎
Cole… You see when I got my mount, it was in pieces and I had to weld… I just laid it on the back…. Looks like you had to trim it perfect to weld on the top side of the square…. 😎ColeBModeratorJune 8, 2019 at 5:26 pmPost count: 1750
New boots! Those sucked…. they suck balls. My gear oily balls. I hate that stuff. Yuck.
I refilled the trans. It was a bit low. Now this thing is ready to rock! Maybe I’ll take it out to camp this week to really “test”;) haha
interesting about the mounts. Hopefully this one lasts a little while. But ya, replacing those mounts won’t be too bad. I will have to get some and keep them in the busFranzKeymasterJune 8, 2019 at 7:45 pmPost count: 3701
Haha, cracking up on your thoughts of doing axle boots in the bus and on the ground 😆ColeBModeratorJune 8, 2019 at 7:50 pmPost count: 1750
Ya… I need a lift. And more tools. Everything goes faster at KCW for a reason. You guys are fully set up. I need to get some stuff in order if I’m going to keep upkeeping KB’s junk;) hahaColeBModeratorJune 10, 2019 at 4:50 pmPost count: 1750
Heading out for one night of camping! Going to test the BBOE out againCorporateModeratorJune 10, 2019 at 7:11 pmPost count: 905
LOVE that bus!!! Have a great time!!!! Hi Lucy!!!!
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!John JonesKeymasterJune 10, 2019 at 7:55 pmPost count: 6901
Rad… Love seeing that bus getting used… Your gonna love driving it tonight…. 😎JbParticipantJune 11, 2019 at 12:19 amPost count: 633
I have the Wolfgang mount and a wagens west “lollipop” nosecone mount…..see how it does with burnouts real soon! hahaRustabusParticipantJune 11, 2019 at 6:47 amPost count: 1977
Y’all Gotta Just relax!!!! Waste time in yer Bus!! Cruise your Rig at 56 mph, suck up waves, smiles and thumbs up!!!mtnbusParticipantJune 11, 2019 at 6:55 amPost count: 1196
Yea ! Its best when another split is cruising the other direction !
Great bus ColeColeBModeratorJune 11, 2019 at 3:52 pmPost count: 1750
Great night out!
Everything went well on the way down. But classic, I pulled off the dirt road to pee before we hit the highway on the way home and it wouldn’t start again….. changed condenser, nothing. Changed points and it started. So weird. It also started backfiring a lot on the last few minutes of the drive. I’m going to do timing and see if the carbs are synched tomorrowmtnbusParticipantJune 11, 2019 at 7:03 pmPost count: 1196
great photo of you and Lucy !
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