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Old 04-17-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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I may be STUPID, but I can prove it!!!

Here is the second addition to my skool bus family. I will probably pay more in gas than the bus to get her home.

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skooli ... +and+No+3/

She is a 1985 All American with a 427 Chevy and a MT643. Rearend is something like 6.83. Mileage is 249k. Engine rebuilt at 140k and trans rebuilt at 230k.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:22 AM   #2
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:49 AM   #3
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That might just be a bus I saw on publicsurplus.com. Located up in WA area.
Your starting quite a collection Cal!
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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It might be thirsty, but that tall deck 427 will be a trooper! Forged internals, an extra piston ring thanks to the higher deck height, etc. Those engines are well sought after by the race guys for making strokers or long lasting engines on the cheap.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:00 AM   #5
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Not a whole lot to tell right now. I just won the bid today. It was on publicsurplus. I have to pick it up in West Virginia. I know it will suck fuel, but I thought it might make a good boat motor if I find a diesel engine for cheap. I want to make a toy hauler type of bus. The body looks super clean from what I can tell. My winning bid was $1550. I was hoping to get it under $1000, but no such luck. I also bid on a Ward that had a rebuilt 5.9 Cummins. That went for way more than I wanted to spend. It will be at least a month before I get ol' 85 out here.

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Old 04-18-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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I get 5.5 MPG with my '76, same engine, tranny and rearend, it doesn't like hills but I don't see why you would change it to diesel, what a job! Just got back from Tulsa last weekend and it did well, all flat, 55-60 most of the time. Good luck on the conversion, great bus for that, very strong frame. Like mine I am sure it's all galvanized. sportyrick
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:07 AM   #7
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The only way I would consider an engine swap would be if I tripped over a really cheap engine on the way to the donut shop. My 89 BBAA with the 8.3 Cummins got a solid 10.5 from Phoenix to Central California even with that afc line busted (less power). Now that it's fixed, I hope I pick up another .5 to 1 mpg. The 89 also has a 4.10 rearend.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:27 PM   #8
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thanks for singlehandedly doubling the nations gasoline use this summer, thereby driving the price of gas up another buck. al gore is gonna kick your ass.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:19 PM   #9
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That phony can kiss my ass.

The sickness is over. More to come...
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #10
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The sickness is over, but I'm still running a fever. I told you I could prove my stupidity. Look at the last addition to the family. This one is only 50 miles from me. Picking it up next week.

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skooli ... +and+No+3/

DT466 with a MT643. 72824 original miles and a face only a mother could love. Aeordynamic like a parachute.

I won't buy anything else for at least a month to give you guys a chance to buy something. :P
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