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« on: November 10, 2009, 07:47:27 AM »

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Posted by: "LOUIS" lohern1966@yahoo.com   lohern1966
Mon Nov 9, 2009 3:51 pm (PST)


- am parting out a 1955 gm super senic cruiser.6v92 with 5k miles on it.you can hear it run .drove the bus from california to arkansas 3 -ears ago.ran perfect.still does.been started and run every month.hot batteries .will run right now.lot of parts to sell cheap.870-919-0462


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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 04:56:28 AM »

Hey Aaron,
Here's a good 'un for you - Fix the air leaks & put a new brake valve on it & drive her home!
$5k would take it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 06:47:16 AM »

Any pics?

Any chance it could sell complete cheap? Real cheap?

I'm as cheap as they get, but I have to admit the Scenic is one bus I have always loved! Grin

(yes Kyle I said that! But of the 2 buses I have always dreamed of owning, the Setra S417 won as it was a $ maker! Grin )
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 09:24:47 AM »

$5K is what he feels he will net if he parts it out/ scraps it, so that is the selling price for the whole thing.

BK, That is a very fair price if you can drive it home with just fixing the air leaks & brake pedal valve. He said they drove it around the yard & had to use the spring brake to stop it.

If the 13 speed, 8V71, & radiator are half as good as he said, it is easily worth the money.

It was a southeastern greyhound while in service, so it had the best service. . . . .

Definitely should be saved . . . .
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 09:56:46 AM »

$5K is what he feels he will net if he parts it out/ scraps it, so that is the selling price for the whole thing.

BK, That is a very fair price if you can drive it home with just fixing the air leaks & brake pedal valve. He said they drove it around the yard & had to use the spring brake to stop it.

If the 13 speed, 8V71, & radiator are half as good as he said, it is easily worth the money.

It was a southeastern greyhound while in service, so it had the best service. . . . .

Definitely should be saved . . . .

Kyle I agree $5,000.00 is a very reasonable price for it! But drive it home or not $5,000.00 is very hard for me to scrape up these days! (before we bought those 2 '05 Setra's I might have gotten away with it, but now days I'm a poor busnut! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 10:33:41 AM »

put it on the layaway Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 07:57:32 AM »

Same way here, Just a poor Busnut after giving Uncle Sam another $4800.00 Seems the wife forgot to have enough taken out last year and our poor Uncle needed his share.  So there went the extra bus fare this year.  I looked at the pics Kyle and this old girl is ROUGH "Ruff".  Forget about the insides.  Not bad looking outside.  If I had it Kyle I might even think about it, but I have never payed that much for either of my Scenicruisers.  Unless you add in the Landoll transportation cost across country.

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 08:13:12 AM »

Where Are The Pictures???  Wasnt There Some Pictures Of The Bus Here??   I Thought I Saw Some Last Week???

I Also Would Love To Own One Of These GMC Buses. Its Been A Long Life DREAM Of Mine To.

I Gotta See Some Pictures.. Before I Can Open Up MY Safe. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 08:38:00 AM »

Here are four more.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 08:39:29 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 10:05:52 AM »

Thanks For The Extra Pictures....WOW. The Old Girl Looks Sad Cry

There Is NO Way You Should Part This Bus Out.!!!. That Would Be A Real Shame. This Old Bus Has Survived All These Years.She Deserves Better Than To See The Jaws Of A Crusher Shocked

So,... Whats All Wrong Besides The Brake/Air Problems You Mention??.

How About Rust??  Im Sure There Is Some Rust.But How Much Is There??

Tires?Huh   Huh??  HuhHuh

So,If I Fixed The Brake/Air Problem There At Your Place? Do You Think This Bus Would Make Another Trip?? To Say DENVER??  I Know Thats A Tough Answer. But Just Thought I Would Ask. This Would Be The Only Way I Could Buy It. The Bus Would Have To Bring Herself Here On Its Own Power.

WOW...I Think Im In LOVE Again  Kiss

Thank You For Your Time.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 10:21:48 AM »

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Posted by: "LOUIS" lohern1966@yahoo.com   lohern1966
Mon Nov 9, 2009 3:51 pm (PST)


- am parting out a 1955 gm super senic cruiser.6v92 with 5k miles on it.you can hear it run .drove the bus from california to arkansas 3 -ears ago.ran perfect.still does.been started and run every month.hot batteries .will run right now.lot of parts to sell cheap.870-919-0462

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$5K is what he feels he will net if he parts it out/ scraps it, so that is the selling price for the whole thing.

BK, That is a very fair price if you can drive it home with just fixing the air leaks & brake pedal valve. He said they drove it around the yard & had to use the spring brake to stop it.

If the 13 speed, 8V71, & radiator are half as good as he said, it is easily worth the money.

It was a southeastern greyhound while in service, so it had the best service. . . . .

Definitely should be saved . . . .

So which is it 6V92 or 8V71? And where in AR?
I am interested, even if I don't have all the $ right now I might could come up with it.
Will it start? Drive? What are the tires like?

If it would run & drive with the air leak fixed I probably could find a place to park it on our new property when we get it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 11:16:45 AM »

Give the old boy a call.  He can tell you more.  He did say that it was his mistake and she still has a 8V71 that was rebuilt not long ago.  Also she has what the owner told me was a 13 Speed roadranger that could pass anything on the road.  The old girl is located just north of I-40 and west of Memphis, TN.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 01:38:08 PM »

I'm sure the tires are OLD & should be replaced. . . . . Especially the steers!

But, if it were me, I'd look 'em over & if they passed the look-see test, I would consider driving it, but only if I had a chase car or two keeping an eye on the tires as you're driving down the road at a very moderate speed - The higher the speed, the more heat is built up in the tires which leads to tire failure.

While I haven't seen this bus, I have spent some time with a bus I bought that had been sitting in a storage yard for ~5 years. I put new steers on it, splashed some fuel in it & basically drove it 700 miles - only problem was the false engine shut downs from the safety circut & the pivot shaft for the starter bendix falling out. An otherwise uneventful trip.

I drove another bus about that same distance from Delaware & it had been sitting for about 10 years. That trip was more eventfull than it should have been - If we hadn't tried to stop at the Bridge Tunnel (bought 2 new 8Ds), we wouldn't have run into heavy traffic & made a wrong turn (realized starter solenoid was the culprit, not the batteries) & then wouldn't have run out of daylight that required a hotel (required a cold morning start & $$ for the room). . . . .

As for the rust, this bus was a southeastern hound while in service, so it should have less than moderate rust. If the air beams still hold air - no real rust to worry about. Otherwise, it is like almost any 55 year old vehicle . . .

If I was gonna drive it, I'd get a roll of DOT air tubing & enough fittings & adapters to fix any air line issue that presented themselves during the trip. Most issues can be fixed before the road service shows up . . . .  Grin


BK- There ain't but so many left, You already have a jump start on the rest of us by having tires & bus knowledge on your side. . . .

She may look rough, but the bones look good & you aren't paying for any polish or paint that is hiding problems either . . .
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2009, 01:56:34 PM »

You wanted tire shots, then here they are.
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