Re: 1983 International DT466
The DT466 is THE engine of choice if you have a choice. Most of the school bus folks and mechanics I know at the different school districts I check in with would prefer the DT466 above anything CAT or even Cummins, not to mention the Detroits and MB diesels! 2000 bucks for the bus is about right, hopefully the tires are really nice, and it has air brakes! The ideal auto transmission would be the Allison MT643, but if you can row thru your own gears, the 5-spd would be ok too. 200K on the clock is not bad, it could be closing in on time to do an injecter pump and injectors depending on the quality of the fuel used so far, and the degree of good maintance it hopefully has had. If it came from the mountains, a top cruising speed of 55-60 might be max due to the lower gearing for power on the hills. Keep us posted on how the trip goes, we will look forward to more updates!