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#1218320 - Tue May 23 2017 02:59 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,714
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Thanks for the update, Tango. Your still one of my hero's!!
Isn't it wonderful how one modification leads to one...then another..and another. Or as my grandfather said, if it isn't one thing its sixteen!!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile


#1218575 - Wed May 24 2017 11:01 PM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Got that right Chip, but in my case...more like 16,000!


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1219269 - Tue May 30 2017 04:38 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Made some progress on the brake system. It's more complicated than I would like but given the space restrictions, not a lot of choices.

Installed a remote hydroboost master cylinder from Vanco in CA. It is actuated by a little 3/4" clutch master (that's all there was room for in the engine bay). Had to fab and install a large bracket to hang it on the fishplate and still need to plumb the whole system but at least making some significant progress. Will get back on the engine seriously in a couple of weeks.

New pix in the album.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1221102 - Mon Jun 12 2017 06:37 PM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Spent a fair amount of time putting together a fold down rear deck on the bus. It will be home to my Honda generator and spare tire carrier. All the metal work is done and all it needs is some Trex decking (fake wood) on top. However, I will wait until other work on her rear end is done for that part. Meanwhile, it will all come off and set in a corner for a while.

Fresh pix in the Flickr Album below...


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1225712 - Sun Jul 16 2017 01:25 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Still at it --- Have decking on the floor, installed the remote hydroboost operated off a clutch master and have begun pulling 110 wiring. And given my lack of electrical savvy, I will be getting with a real electrician on Monday to see if any of it will work.

As always, a few update pix are in the Flickr album.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1225721 - Sun Jul 16 2017 03:27 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,714
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Hmm, two months since I checked in and wow, you just keep right on trucking. Evidently your running on energizer batteries. I'll add you to my "hero" list.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile

#1225747 - Sun Jul 16 2017 01:32 PM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Howdy Chip. I have found that one of the few advantages of being old is the ability to take the heat. Been sweltering work in a metal building with no ventilation at 100 or so degrees and the usual Houston 99% Humidity. Now the cold??? That's a whole different deal. My joints all lock up. So I have to hustle before our two weeks of "Winter" set in.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1228800 - Mon Aug 07 2017 12:11 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
FINALLY...I got an Allison tech over to check out some fabbing/cobbling details on the transmission and he thinks they just might work. Had to make an adapter to fit on the Cummins throttle lever so I could hook up the Allison's TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). Also had concerns about how best (and where) to mount the TCM (Transmission Control Module). Have them solidly in place now and really hoping I don't have to relocate anything. Spent part of today securing all the fancy, new wiring harness stuff.

Made some headway in the cooling department as well. Had to make a custom charge air cooler (CAC) and radiator package in order for it all to fit into that narrow, Art Deco nose but it came out pretty nice I must say. Well...at least it's shiny. Still waiting on a bunch of plumbing hardware to hook up the CAC. All coming from China (SURPRISE) so no telling when or if it will get here.

Pix in the Flickr Album as usual

Just gotta' keep at it.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1229753 - Sat Aug 12 2017 06:45 PM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Tango  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 864
Texas
Engine & Tranny Progress ---- Finally made some brackets and now have my transmission control module & throttle position sensor installed on the firewall. Also began fitting the tubes to & from my intercooler. Still waiting on the silicone couplings for the tubing but hoping they get here soon...from China, of course.

A few new pix in the album.


1946 1.5-Ton Chevy Shorty Bus
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Flickr

All my best --- Tango

#1229807 - Sun Aug 13 2017 01:58 AM Re: Tango's '46 Shorty Bus [Re: Tango]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,714
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Tango, you make my projects look easy! I've admire your patience and perseverance for some time. I'm thinking it would have been nice if a couple neighborhood young guys took the time to learn some skills from you or maybe a school kids out early to work.
You sure know your stuff and my hats off to ya. Great work.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile

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