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10/02/2008 01:02 PM
Had to repair floor of fuel tank compartment ..
This bus has been lifted improperly and the floor had been pushed upwards ,
See images from beneath the bus .... The new fuel tank would not fit properly.
We Pushed it back down with a jack and straightened it the best we could without having to replace the
bottom chassis floor stringers ..
Second fuel tank after pressure testing and painted
Dan working on his drawings and schematics.
He spends hours redesigning the schematics for this bus
Chris and Dan checking out more circuits
Dan spoke to the Cummins Engine people, Ordered tech manual, worked on more wiring etc.
We decided not to repair but see if we can't locate
another one but newer.
We found one ..
The last one was a 1982, this one is a 1987 year model and we have now started to install the fittings
1987 ID Tag
We started connecting all the fuel lines and do a fuel leak test only to find the fuel leaked out the bottom .
we naturally suspected a leaking tank ..
However, The tank wasn't even connected to the bus ..
It's the wrong year, so we pulled it to find it doesn't go with this bus it belonged to a 1974 MCI 8 Bus with a Pony tank,
note the opening in the bottom.
We also noticed the tank had been repaired one time before ..Not a good sign . So we decided to pull this one out and locate another good used one .
Note the top vent was taped up
Removed floor board ..falling apart
Aluminum floor panel needs to be repaired or replaced .
New floor board, located a good used tnak
Located a good used 1987 tank