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Offline brando4905

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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2010, 05:31:23 AM »
Gary,

Thanks, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from my family and crew.
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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2011, 05:38:05 AM »
Got a call yesterday from mech., engine in-frame is complete! ;D He said he took her down the road and all is well. Can't bring it home though, road to my house is a sloppy red clay mess. :-\

Brandon
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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2011, 06:49:44 AM »
Brandon :: I know your glad to get your wheels back, that sounds like a good deal on the moter. I was blessed to have a complete rebuild done while I was still working and making good bucks , because now I would have to scrap it. I found a young guy that had been the rebuild man for coverington Detroit in G'boro did a fantastic job very reasonable.  I did Ali the grunt work in my garage and still wound up with over 6500.00 in it. Half a turn it cranks very happy. I'm just glad I got all the rebuild done first. We live just south of Asheboro and finishing up details should be ready for April rally in SC give us a shout.     papa T

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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2011, 07:05:04 AM »
Papa T,

I think it was a good deal too, labor came out to be a little over $200 more than quoted, no biggie I'm still real happy with the price. Would be happier if I didn't have to do it though.

Got a real good deal on the heads, a place in Charlotte completely rebuilt them for $800 cash.

Sounds like you came out good on your rebuild as well.

Hope to get to a rally one day, most are held during our work season when we are on the road and unable to attend. I do hope to meet up with some of you NC busnuts sometime.

Brandon
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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2011, 08:42:08 AM »
Brandon,

I was wondering how things were going. I know you'll be happy to have the old beast back.

Thanks for the update.

Bob
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Re: Need some engine repair advice
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2011, 10:10:22 PM »
Brandon:: We live just south of Asheboro in the boon-docks with a medow big enough for 8 or10 buses. I would like to have a  mini get together some week end and just talk bus and enjoy the country. give it some thought.  Warmer weather of course.