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Old 04-29-2024
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Greg and all, I chose Floyd because I still enjoy The Andy Griffith Show. Floyd was always funny, especially his mannerisms. He suffered a stroke but kept up with being Floyd. As most of you know, we never see Floyd standing after his stroke (in real life), but seated on the bench out front of the barbershop, in the barber chair or other chair in the shop.That’s not a good reason (at all!) for my choosing Floyd. My reason is because I never fail to smile watching Floyd. Or Barney. But Floyd was more subtle, understated.
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I have been working on the wiring on the BB Inn,and i had to build a dash to support the key switch,the air brake valve and the engine check switch and the wiper switchs.
Ohh,and the fast idle switch.
While i was waiting on the spar to dry i was in the bus and noticed the visors for the first time,not the visors so much as the way they were hung.

1&2-the harness and the control box and fuse box for the cummins/allison
3-the visor support
4-the support for the visor with the swivel and adjuster,a very simple system,an "eye" bolt that screws into a mount and a big wing nut to hold it in position.

5-the visor itself
6-side windo view,and you can see where a hook used to be to support the dumb end of the visor.

7- the key switch,the park brake valve and the idle switchs
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I have been working on the wiring on the BB Inn,and i had to build a dash to support the key switch,the air brake valve and the engine check switch and the wiper switchs.
Ohh,and the fast idle switch.
While i was waiting on the spar to dry i was in the bus and noticed the visors for the first time,not the visors so much as the way they were hung.

1&2-the harness and the control box and fuse box for the cummins/allison
3-the visor support
4-the support for the visor with the swivel and adjuster,a very simple system,an "eye" bolt that screws into a mount and a big wing nut to hold it in position.

5-the visor itself
6-side windo view,and you can see where a hook used to be to support the dumb end of the visor.

7- the key switch,the park brake valve and the idle switchs
Simple, yet clever way to hang the visors. I love pic #5 with the other 2 birds.
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Simple, yet clever way to hang the visors. I love pic #5 with the other 2 birds.
Both of the other birds are mine.
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Both of the other birds are mine.
I know, I just like the shot.
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I know, I just like the shot.
And not a planned shot!
But thanks!
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Looking great. This is exciting seeing it come back together.
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Nice work Randy. Don’t let the smoke out of anything! :-) it’s nice to see you able to get back at it again. Makes me smile! Saw in another post about you and carol going to the beach. Enjoy, best of everything. Trying to get down that way ourselves the next 3 weeks but arrangements for the building seems to be a full time job if you get my drift. Almost there and hoping to get there at least for a couple of days and try out the new to me bird!
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So in order to get the wiring done i needed a dash,the factory dash was just like in a school bus,not much to work with.
So i built a kinda nice wood dash but before it oes in i had to insulate the new firewall i built and it needed to be painted and seam sealed before the insulation went on.
Then i cut some thin plywood and covered it with gray carpet to cover the insulation.
Then the dash went in.
But wait!,the floor in the front was rough,too many rainy days with the windows open i guess so out comes the front 4 feet of plywood floor and to do that the bigass heater had to come out.

New floor in place and i took the heater apart and cleaned it up and painted it and lubed the motors etc.
The side console that BB used was still usable but it needed paint and cleaned up too,so out it came and it got painted and its back in place.
The heater is not back in but its ready,i need Carol to help carry that thing in,its heavy and has a huge heat exchanger.

Then back on the wiring,so how hard can that be,right?
well the engine was in a pusher,now the engine is in the front so that means the wiring harness needs to be 6 feet instead of 40 feet long.
Most of that was shortened before the body went on but since i did not know where everything would be placed in the bus some was left way long.

Those long parts are now getting cut down and placed and mounted.
Cruise control harness,and other stuff have been cut down and mounted in place.
I am not fast when it comes to wiring,keeping this mess untangled and sorted out is work!
But its getting done,i will get some pics and a video soon,not today,i have to run to the beach and mow and collect rents!
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So in order to get the wiring done i needed a dash,the factory dash was just like in a school bus,not much to work with.
So i built a kinda nice wood dash but before it oes in i had to insulate the new firewall i built and it needed to be painted and seam sealed before the insulation went on.
Then i cut some thin plywood and covered it with gray carpet to cover the insulation.
Then the dash went in.
But wait!,the floor in the front was rough,too many rainy days with the windows open i guess so out comes the front 4 feet of plywood floor and to do that the bigass heater had to come out.

New floor in place and i took the heater apart and cleaned it up and painted it and lubed the motors etc.
The side console that BB used was still usable but it needed paint and cleaned up too,so out it came and it got painted and its back in place.
The heater is not back in but its ready,i need Carol to help carry that thing in,its heavy and has a huge heat exchanger.

Then back on the wiring,so how hard can that be,right?
well the engine was in a pusher,now the engine is in the front so that means the wiring harness needs to be 6 feet instead of 40 feet long.
Most of that was shortened before the body went on but since i did not know where everything would be placed in the bus some was left way long.

Those long parts are now getting cut down and placed and mounted.
Cruise control harness,and other stuff have been cut down and mounted in place.
I am not fast when it comes to wiring,keeping this mess untangled and sorted out is work!
But its getting done,i will get some pics and a video soon,not today,i have to run to the beach and mow and collect rents!
Don’t you just love the way things mushroom in a heartbeat? That stuff people won’t see can take a long time, but you know it’s done right. I’ll crank up the popcorn popper for the video.
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