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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 05:05:11 AM »

Rod, I'm amazed to read you are taking a crack at one, it's been a long jouney huh. Good Luck and hope things fall your way. It would be fun to see you at TBR with a coach this time! Wink How far is it away from your house?

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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010, 05:12:23 AM »

It is  about 130miles. It will need alot of work but if they take my offer it will still be a good deal. Will be stel tenting for TBR if they do.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2010, 05:37:23 AM »

all that black smoke and lack of power could be as simple as a air cleaner or bad as a blower..
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2010, 05:37:57 AM »

I found out Thursday Martin offered 5gs for that that bus for parts so you need to be over 5 Ron he also told me it has quite a bit of rust at the rear common for that year model    

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2010, 05:48:46 AM »

I looked real hard for rust issues and really only saw surface rust except around the lower part of the windows. Some on inside where the roof vents had leaked but still just surface stuff.
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2010, 05:50:06 AM »

Do you think you will hear anyting today? Let us know when it happens, good or bad. What does your wife think?
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2010, 06:57:01 AM »

Ron, I have no idea about the rust issue just passing the info from a guy that converts buses and he said the rear bulk head was gone and has soft spots other places in the floor and mileage is over a million according to Prevost at Ft Worth so he says not me
Hope you get it and save it and fwiw he didn't mind me posting his offer


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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2010, 07:02:30 AM »

She was with me and really liked the ride. She was critical about the difficulty starting and the broken windshield. She even spotted the rock chip in passenger side that I overlooked.  She did like the tile floor. One other problem I forgot to mention is the oil pressure would only get to about thirty on the dash gauge and at idle it was only 10 on the rear gauge. Over all the wife is happy with it if we get it at our price. He said he would call me this afternoon after he talked to the bank that repo'd it. Also has some things left from the buyer that cancelled check for twenty thou and left it at Iron Horse RV in San Antonio.
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2010, 07:07:47 AM »

Luvrbus I called myself looking very hard but could be I missed the rust the floor on the other hand felt strong and mostly covered with ceramic tile the places that are not the plywood looks almost new. Biggest problem with floor is the numbers of holes that were drilled with hole saw to get equipment connections from bay to shop area. This bus was a rolling shop for medical equipment repair in previous life.
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2010, 07:37:16 AM »

Ron, he told me the heavy black smoke is coming from a blown injector on the right bank they knew about it but didn't want to spend the money for a new set.
If you come up with the bus I have a used set I'll give you and stop by and help you install the set when I go to Belton 


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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2010, 07:51:49 AM »

Dallas I have 3 sets of 8, 7g85,9g85 and 9g90 if you need them I am cleaning the shop I'll bring them down to you I have no need for them also have some bypass blowers for 6 and 8v92 plus a few turbos if you run across anyone looking

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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2010, 09:47:55 AM »

Luvrbus Thanks for the offer IF I get it I will let you know and appreciate the help

 Dallas you were already on the list to look it over so I could pick your brain If I get it it will coming to Franklin.
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2010, 10:00:27 AM »

Rod, Stop by Abilene on your way to Franklin!  Roll Eyes

Just kidding. Hope it all works out for you guys. Glad to hear your wife was with you, I'm sure it will be a team effort!

Then let the real fun begin! Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2010, 07:59:21 PM »

Well I guess that I am back to looking unless the calls next week. I don't expect a call on Memorial day weekend and he did not call today like he promised. Not totally eliminated yet but not looking good. Are the Bus Angels just looking out for me?? Or is someone else torturing me Who Knows!!! ???javascript:void(0);
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