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Author Topic: 1968 MCI5-1992 BUS CONVERSION 35ft - $25000 Craigslist Jasper in  (Read 4035 times)
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« on: December 08, 2009, 05:30:06 PM »


on indy's craigslist.   I have no connection with this ad, merely passing it along.

1968 MCI - 1992 CONVERSION 35í Ė New power train, custom 6V92 Silver Series w/Jake Brake, hydraulic cooling system, HD740 Allison auto transmission, new front w/Shepard steering box and Eagle telescopic steering column, drives like a dream, solar w/inverter, alternator for house batteries, peninsula windows, air level system, backup camera, oak interior, sunken Whirlpool bath/shower, a/c, evaporative cooler, Alcoa alum wheels, excellent polished body , many extras. $25,000. Must sell due to death. Call 812-482-5236

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/rvs/1497275871.html

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 10:54:05 PM »

Looks like a nice one.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 09:12:55 PM »

Wow, very nice. That is pennies on the dollar. If their asking price is $25k, then the seller will take a bath on it compared to what it took to do that conversion. Who doesn't take a bath on a conversion, right? Bad economy, forced sale=good buys to be had.

I like the small 35' buses, you can go and do things the big ones cannot, and it is hard to find a nice one, be it GM or MCI.

There is no mention of a gen-set, otherwise it appears to have all of the mechanical upgrades one would want.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 09:27:31 PM »

Being that it is a MCI-5 with a 6V92/auto I wonder what was done to handle the extra heat. I am not an MCI guy but that mod should have required some form of heat management. It mentioned a hydraulic cooling system so whatever that entailed tells me that something there was modified.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 05:40:08 AM »


    Hey guys,


   I had a real nice conversation with the owner on Tuesday evening, I 'am going to take a look at it next week.  There is only

   12,000 on the new engine.  Other than a few cosmedic flaws she said it was in "Great" shape. I'll let everyone know what I

    saw. I' am in the market for one to go along with my 5B.


    Steve 5B......
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 06:41:20 AM »

Steve, on your 5B do you have the spring loaded, tube type, bay door struts? Do you have any extras or parts?
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 11:55:01 AM »


Being that it is a MCI-5 with a 6V92/auto I wonder what was done to handle the extra heat. I am not an MCI guy but that mod should have required some form of heat management. It mentioned a hydraulic cooling system so whatever that entailed tells me that something there was modified.



Laryn -

They have addressed the cooling issues somewhat - look at the rear view of the coach. 

The large scoop on the side, and the louvers on the rear are all non-stock.

Without a closer look, however, it's hard to tell what else has been done.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 09:36:19 PM »

Having driven a 4106 with a 6v92/auto, I think that is one of the sweetest upgrades you can have in the smaller buses. Accelerates and climbs hills like a car, and the one I drove got better fuel mileage than my 8v71 wheezer. It's a good thing I am poor and a GM guy, or I would interested. Looking forward to a full report and hopefully more photos of the bays and mechanicals.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009, 04:48:22 AM »


   Ed,

  Yes mine are the tube type, however I don't have any extra parts for those.  I do have all of the original windows if you need

  any of these.


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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 06:27:31 AM »

Nope, i  replaced all of my windows with double pane penninsula glass windows 5 years ago. Just trying to track down some of those bay door struts. From what i understand they were only used on the 5B. I have one complete and parts of two more. would like to end up with 4 full ones. Smiley
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