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 on: April 21, 2017, 10:02:34 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by GilligCrown
Thanks! We're working to "thin-the-herd" a bit. I've got a potential buyer for the schoolie tandem Crown en route from San Francisco today, and a nibble on the '57 Atomic. The ALF (8V71 5-speed) will soon be on the list as well  Wink

Paul

 62 
 on: April 21, 2017, 09:32:30 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by CrabbyMilton
Very nice group of pictures. That ALF pumper was a nice surprise.

 63 
 on: April 21, 2017, 08:32:10 AM 
Started by thomasinnv - Last post by thomasinnv
330 on the pedal, 350 on the cruize. The 365 would be full power on the pedal and tq would bump up from 1250 to 1350. I would think you might notice a little difference in hill pulling. Not worth it though if it comes at the expense of decreased engine life.

Clifford I will be pulling out sometime early next week, just waiting on my radiator. Supposed to be finished today.

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 64 
 on: April 21, 2017, 07:15:53 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by GilligCrown
The '65 tourer has been sold. It's a good runner with a Cummins 220. My Atomic has some rust issues, but I think I can deal with it. As for what an Atomic is worth, there are too few "comps" to render an opinion. I've seen asking prices of $2500 to $22500. Who knows? That said, I'd consider another one for $4K  Smiley. As for the MCI, I suppose it all depends on condition. You know which one I would choose . . . Keep us posted!

Paul

 65 
 on: April 21, 2017, 06:47:23 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by Atomic_John
Thanks for the comments! I really like the '65 Tourer! It looks "Cleaner" to me than the Atomic...

Any ideas what these things are worth? A local vendor has an MC8 for sale for 12,950...

http://www.sellabus.com/sprague-2.html

The seller of the Atomic #244 is asking $4k.

I don't have a price on the local school district bus yet. What would be a fair price on a good condition Atomic?

John

 66 
 on: April 21, 2017, 06:22:33 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by GilligCrown
' nothing prettier (or unique) than the Atomic, in my opinion  Wink. My '73 awaits the sale of my '83 Crown schoolie tandem both for budget and insurance purposes. With that and a Gillig tandem on my policy, I do not wish to rock the boat with my agent. Miles unknown, it starts quickly and cleanly. After AEC service, it was a sports bus for the Kimberly, Idaho school district.   

http://cottagekaleidoscope.com/about/#jp-carousel-1128

Paul

 67 
 on: April 21, 2017, 06:10:56 AM 
Started by Dave5Cs - Last post by Dreadnought
I own a "5" (not a 5A) and when I purchased it 5 years ago I did less due diligence than you have.

I don't regret it at all, although I didn't know how to adjust the clutch and it went out of adjustment when driving and slipped once, I have also spent a fair amount on maintainance - refurbing the radiators, rebuilding the water pump (preventative) , new brake linings, run the rack etc.

Even I've heard of Ted in Williams and have been meaning to drop by there to get various portions of my bus renovated.


 68 
 on: April 21, 2017, 05:53:05 AM 
Started by liljim9 - Last post by Dreadnought
I would also look at the 11R's
and I wouldn't sneer or sneeze at Samson or Toyo or a few other not so elite brands...
you will never wear them out... unless you are under 50 Smiley

https://youtu.be/HoUbkyLEO_Y

 69 
 on: April 21, 2017, 05:47:47 AM 
Started by Atomic_John - Last post by bigred
I'm in Idaho, so these critters are local. The one I've been working towards buying is in a local back yard and has only been run off and on the last few years. The owner put fresh batteries in last weekend and it fired right up! Iam worried about the air bags and it will need a couple of tires, at least. All the seats are removed.

Yes, rear engine, yes tandem axle but only one driven.

But as I was researching them, I found that a local transporter has decided to retire their Atomic and an MC8. Depending on price, I may be better off with the higher-mileage, but consistently maintained, bus. The mechanic said parts are still available (suspension bits are from Kenworth and such).

Why is the loo an issue. I assumed that having it already onboard would be a plus!   That Crown is just "WAY COOL"!!!!!

https://goo.gl/photos/z9NKLwcvftYEhzxDA

John





 70 
 on: April 20, 2017, 08:14:29 PM 
Started by Utahclaimjumper - Last post by Dave5Cs
Hey Dan Luke's number is 888-262-2434
Dave Grin

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