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  Topic: The Warthog
realmechanic

Replies: 128
Views: 6912

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: The Warthog
Nice work glad to hear it running.
  Topic: Transmissions/Axles
realmechanic

Replies: 4
Views: 200

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Transmissions/Axles
You lost me on which one you are keeping. Are you wanting to run IRS or stay with the swing axle with gear reduction? You can go both ways with some changes, as they make clamps to go to IRS in a swin ...
  Topic: Solex 34 PICT 3 and fuel pump questions
realmechanic

Replies: 14
Views: 271

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:08 am   Subject: Re: Solex 34 PICT 3 and fuel pump questions
Most people just go with the alternator fuel pump and the shorter rod as is gives more clearance and it will fit both. There is a few aftermarket generator fuel pumps that are short and will fit with ...
  Topic: Engine Tick
realmechanic

Replies: 24
Views: 1140

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Engine Tick
I agree i would just tear it all the way down and go thru it now. If you find something now it may save yourself big money in the long run. You mentioned your learning so now is a good time to learn. ...
  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
Believe me i thought about that when they didnt just slide right in.
  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:34 pm   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
Had to deflate the rears to get them on so itís definitely a tight fit with that size tire on my 60.
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  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
New tires installed today. They are also 215/75/15ís
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  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
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  Topic: 1962 Bus for fun
realmechanic

Replies: 150
Views: 10584

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: 50s bus for fun
You can get most brake parts thru rock auto or Cip1 for around 250 bucks. As far as metal itís all personal preference and what you can get in a budget. To remove the cargo floor you just need a good ...
  Topic: 1962 Bus for fun
realmechanic

Replies: 150
Views: 10584

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:10 am   Subject: Re: 50s bus for fun
I would just keep all the brakes stock and use what you can. Brakes are not something thats that expensive and you may be able to save some parts unless all your backing plates are rusted away and gon ...
  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:36 am   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
A picture of the springs. The old spring removed, and the bay window springs shortened, then installed on the cable
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  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
Before I swapped the springs on the rear
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  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
I swapped the early split emergency brake springs for shortened bay window springs and that worked on the rear, but the cables are too short now so I made extensions from 6mm all thread and threaded s ...
  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:49 am   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
your builds were nice and very informative also. thanks for the comments.
  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:22 pm   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
Stance before larger tires
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  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
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  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:20 pm   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
After all IRS parts are installed
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  Topic: Bay IRS into a Split
realmechanic

Replies: 26
Views: 1409

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:59 am   Subject: Re: Bay IRS into a Split
I used all the parts from a 70 model in my swap and just modified the arms and fabricated my own brackets so I didnt have to cut up anything on my pickup. The brackets slide under the heater tubes, ov ...
  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:48 am   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
Thanks, for the update. I appreciate the help. Your bus looks good with the BFG's on it.
  Topic: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
realmechanic

Replies: 1983
Views: 529703

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:17 pm   Subject: Re: Large tire/big meats - Stock suspension Bus thread
It looks really good, Did you have any issues getting the tires on the rear and do they rub anywhere? Nice pictures
 
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