Drive-train swap - opinions?
Hello, in addition to my current project, I am also considering another idea. There is an IH bus not far away that's for sale, dirt cheap but no engine/transmission. Why would I consider this? The Volvo I drive now is approaching 800K miles and will soon be retired. I can pick it up pretty cheap. I'm wondering if the ISX Cummins engine and 10 speed tranny would fit where there had been a DT466? I'm sure other things will need to be converted, adapted, retrofitted, and customized, but actual fitment is probably the biggest concern to start. I'd be half tempted to give it an overhaul first, but I drive it daily now and it does not use any oil and has been well maintained. Obviously the bus I am considering should have air brakes (or I should plan to use the road tractor hardware, though this would add to the complexity of the project) ... Thoughts?