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Author Topic: POST YOUR BUS, INT, EXT,& FAMILY PICTURES HERE!  (Read 226437 times)
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« Reply #360 on: February 22, 2010, 04:49:30 AM »

Thanks to all for the kind comments re: my Prevost! Her name is "Evangeline" (my wife named her) and she is our pride & joy! The newer H3's are nice and all, but ya gotta love the shiney stainless of the older XL's!
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Michael & Dr. Vita Terry with Scooter & Ginger, the "buspuppies"
Woodstock, GA
1996 Prevost XL-45 Featherlite Vantare - "Evangeline"
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« Reply #361 on: February 23, 2010, 01:56:52 PM »

Hello all,

Here is my current project: "Urge" a 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL that I have begun the slow process of converting.


Bought the bus from Gokey&Quinn bus company last April. (plans to strip the old paint off are in the works! I love the look of the stainless)




shot of the 8v92 that needs some serious love. (or that'll most likely make me some $$ in scrap metal!  Grin)

Love all the buses that I've seen here so far!
I'm looking forward to learning more from all of you.

-Anja
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'53 4104. Roadworthy but rough around the edges.


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« Reply #362 on: March 14, 2010, 08:14:27 AM »

Spring thaw in the bus yard reveals an old spicer tranny amongst the transits....

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« Reply #363 on: May 10, 2010, 09:08:43 AM »

My new project...Here's Latcho Drom II (sorry but the blog is in french but pics... Grin)

http://latchodromquebec.blogspot.com/2010/05/la-fin-du-voyage.html
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Gaëtan & Manon (french canadian)
Prevost, Le Mirage XL, 1987
Quebec, Canada

http://latchodromquebec.blogspot.com/2010/05/la-fin-du-voyage.html

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« Reply #364 on: May 16, 2010, 03:26:51 PM »

Here's my project bus shes an 1982 Prevost Le Mirage, we dont have a name for her yet, but I am sure it will come to me..
Still have lots of work to do on her.

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Anthony Brown
82 Prevost Le Mirage
Jewell, Kansas

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« Reply #365 on: May 17, 2010, 12:59:57 PM »

"Nothin great has been accomplished without passion"

I'm agree with you! Have fun with your new bus...

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Prevost, Le Mirage XL, 1987
Quebec, Canada

http://latchodromquebec.blogspot.com/2010/05/la-fin-du-voyage.html

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« Reply #366 on: May 26, 2010, 02:16:30 PM »

Just got my bus last weekend, and started stripping the interior today.  We have to head south in a couple of weeks, so we may leave some of the interior intact.


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« Reply #367 on: June 10, 2010, 02:37:10 PM »

The one I sold. The one I bought. The family I love!





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1987 MCI-9- Gone
1989 MCI 102-A2- Gone
1982 Eagle Model 10- Gone
1988 Eagle Model 20 GSA- Grazing
1981 Eagle Model 10 Entertainer- Getting a transplant
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« Reply #368 on: July 06, 2010, 10:25:58 PM »

I bought this bus recently a couple months back in May. As of last month, all decals ( letterings ) have been removed. The paint looks good so that stays.  I fuel this bad puppy up at Clean Energy Fueling stations or anywhere that has a Public CNG fuel pump...especially a high pressure pump for trucks/buses. It costs me about $130 to fill it up vs the $410 for my diesel bus...which has a 125 Gallon Tank. This bus recieved a brand new Cummins L10G engine AND Allison Transmission in December 2008. Ten months later, it was retired from service. The powertrain still has lots of life left with only 9000 miles on both.

Year : 1996
Make & Model : Neoplan AN440
Fuel Type : <CNG> Compressed Natural Gas
Fuel Capacity : 4000PSI
Number of Fuel Cylinders : 12-Lincoln CNG Fuel Cylinders. 10 Fuel Cylinders underneath the passenger floor...and 2 additional tanks behind the rear passenger bulkhead
Fuel Range : 310 miles

Engine : Cummins L10G Bravo 280hp. This bus got a new Cummins L10G engine in 2008.
Transmission : 6 speed Allison B400R6 transmission with retarder
Top Speed : 80mph

Tire Size : 11R24.5











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« Reply #369 on: July 16, 2010, 04:58:18 PM »

1990 LeMirage Prevost---- Have had for 2 1/2 years now.  Always a work in progress....
Some exterior shots...

Tully Lee
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« Reply #370 on: July 18, 2010, 04:56:24 PM »

In 05 we found her out in Salt lake Utah 80% done bought her and headed home to FL. Smiley Power steering Broke down in Flagstaff AZ Shocked.,New front sneakers Albuquerque NM  Huh Wink.8 airbags, shocks,front seals in Dallas TX Shocked. Integral steering Orlando FL. Roll Eyes 11 new batteries  Okeechobee FL. It took the next 3 years to sort out the last  projects to finish her out. Wink Have full-timed since we've owned her Cool And yes I'm still married. Kiss LOL Grin
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Sometimes the more I think about something the less I think about something.    As soon as I save a little money my bus finds out.                                      Why grab a plane when you can take the bus ?                         If I'm wrong 10% of the time how can the "Queen" be right 100%
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« Reply #371 on: July 22, 2010, 11:14:15 PM »

This one is about to be our bus, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.  It is a 1992 Mexican-made MASA Premier. MASA is the acronym for "Mexicana de Autobuses, Sociedad Anónima".

**Seating for 41 passengers
**Powered by a 330-Horsepower turbocharged 6V92-TA, recently overhauled a month ago.
**It has a 7-speed Spicer 1172-AM standard transmission.
**Air brakes
**Unusual, in my opinion, BOTH air suspension AND leaf springs on all four corners.
**Exterior length: 11.235 meters = 36.86 feet
**Exterior height: 3.560 meters = 11.68 feet
**Interior height:  1.980 meters = 6.50 feet
**Exterior width: 2.520 meters = 8.27 feet
**Interior width: 2.320 meters = 7.61 feet

There are MANY bus manufacturers in old Mexico.  Hardly any highway buses that are made in Mexico use automatic transmissions.  In fact, the 7-speed manual shift is about the smallest you will find in common service.  Many have 9, 10 or 13 speeds.  Why?  We are always climbing or descending huge mountains. (Today from our home in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro --6,800 feet-- to my wife's home town, Puebla --7,086 feet--, we travelled over an 11,000-foot pass.)

Hope I didn’t bore you with details!

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #372 on: July 23, 2010, 05:19:59 AM »

That sounds like anice set up. and THANKS for the details. I cant tell is that a 2 or 3 axle coach? I think there is alot of interest in multi gearing like yours. As far as the suspension, sounds like the best of both worlds. I would not like coming around mountain rounds rockin and rolling on just air bags. Good luck with your bus and post some more shots (engine room pics!) Here is one of our "new  suspension".
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« Reply #373 on: July 23, 2010, 08:08:13 AM »

Thanks for your comments, DMoedave!

The bus has only ONE rear axle, which is a real blessing, since here in Mexico we pay extra toll for every axle. Example: At one toll booth last night, the sign listed $264 pesos for autos, $460 pesos for 2-axle bus and $640 for a three-axle bus. A recent newscast down here said that Mexico has the second highest toll rates in the world -- second only to Japan. It must be because Mexico is such a rich nation! And if you tow a car behind your bus, add two more axles to the toll-booth charge!

(Note: The bus is not yet ours.)

Did you modify your suspension yourself, or is it that way from factory? Is that an air pressure guage? Is it there permanently?

Here is a not-too-good PIX of my suspension. You can barely see the airbag behind the tire.

Dr. Steve, central old Mexico
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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« Reply #374 on: July 23, 2010, 09:00:49 AM »

By the way, is Mexico the only place in the world where FOUR-AXLE buses were made? These were manufactured in Monterrey, Mexico by the Sultana company. They came with a big-cam Cummins and a 13-speed Road Ranger tranny. And they weighed more than an unloved mother-in-law! I rode them many times. They ran Mexico City to Reynosa and Mexico City to Acapulco, among many other destinations.

Now imagine pulling into one of those anti-bus RV parks with one of these...
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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