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Question: What make and model of bus do you have?
MCI - 46 (37.1%)
GMC - 30 (24.2%)
PREVOST - 15 (12.1%)
GILLIG - 1 (0.8%)
VAN HOOL - 0 (0%)
Eagle - 19 (15.3%)
Dina - 0 (0%)
Setra - 2 (1.6%)
Other - 8 (6.5%)
Flxible - 3 (2.4%)
Total Voters: 110

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Devin & Amy
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« on: August 29, 2006, 07:20:55 PM »

I was just wondering what is the predominant busnut type of bus out there.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 07:26:45 PM »

I have a 1984 MCI 9 .I am a little slow at getting much done.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 07:28:42 PM »

What about Eagle?
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I was just wondering what is the predominant busnut type of bus out there.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 07:30:51 PM »

WHY IS EAGLE NOT A CHOICE!  There are a lot in use - OH, I forgot you can not see us for the rust.  DUH!
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 07:42:22 PM »

I have a 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000.  I would not really recommend one unless you want the Series 60 and can't afford a MCI with one.  They did switch from Series 60 11.1L to Series 60 12.7L in 1997 or so.

I didn't know Dina ever used the 12.7L when I bought mine and I probably would had held out for one if I knew they existed.  That extra 50 HP would be good out west.

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 08:03:17 PM »

i'm really sorry to ALL of the Eagle owners out there. i truly forgot the Eagle. it is surely a beautiful bus.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 08:03:49 PM »

Ok,

I added Eagle, Dina, And Setra

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 08:18:16 PM »

I have a 1984 MCI 9 .I am a little slow at getting much done.

Hi Eddie,

Welcome to the board! 

We have a 1983 MC9 that we have had a lot of fun with.  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2006, 08:45:14 PM »

1982 GMC RTS II

Just getting started on the conversion and I already love this bus.  If I would have known how much I was going to enjoy working on it, I would have bought one long ago.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2006, 08:58:01 PM »

Hi - I have a 92 Setra - and it doesn't look like the picture - It's in the shop getting body work and a new paint job - it should be out in a week or so - then the real fun begines - the inside - Harry (1/2 of HarLee)
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2006, 12:19:33 AM »

We have a 1979 GMC RTS but I did not vote as the RTS seems to be a type of it's own. Jim G. - Ohio
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2006, 03:15:19 AM »

What about flxible?






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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2006, 07:52:49 AM »

I've just voted 'Other' as I doubt you will be adding Bedford or Plaxton as an option (mine has a Plaxton body on a Bedford chassis - most European buses have bodies and chassis' from different manufacturers).

On a different topic, I have just seen an American bus in the UK for the first time - it's actually on UK Ebay at the moment - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GREYHOUND-COACH-BUS-AMERICAN-CLASSIC-GMC_W0QQitemZ220020437659QQihZ012QQcategoryZ18307QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I am guessing that it's a 4104? It's evidentally a film prop from Pinewood Studios (as you will know many 'American' films are actually filmed in the UK). It would be pretty cool to run a Yank bus as a motorhome in the UK, but probably fairly impractical (and very expensive given how much fuel your buses use).

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2006, 08:05:31 AM »

Jeremy, that's a GMC 4106... and looks like a creampuff! Wow. The 4106's have four headlights, and slightly larger windows than the 4104's. They also have a DD8V71 (V8) instead of the DD671 (straight 6), and have a great power-to-weight ratio.

Curious what kind of mileage your bus gets. Petrol or diesel? The '06 can get about 8-9mpg. The '04 can get almost 11mpg. Crowns, I'm told, can get even better. And each of those weighs in excess of 12 tons and carry over 40 passengers (in revenue service). Yank gallons and tons, of course.

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2006, 08:09:40 AM »

I have an AMGeneral 10240B transit.  While transits are not used much, maybe a general transit catagory could be used.  The cousins to my bus were the Flyer D800, D900, GM Classic, MCI Classic.  The bus was really made from 1975 until the last incarnation of the MCI Classis of 1992.  Good Luck, TomC
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Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.
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