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Old 04-19-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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I bought my bus today . I have it in my work/storage spot already and I am all set!

2003 IC CE 33 pax with lift assist bus

I think T444 engine
It can hit 72, so no retarder to deal with.
153k miles

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*thanks to everyone who has already helped me in deciding what to buy and what to look for*
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:29 PM   #2
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I bought my bus today . I have it in my work/storage spot already and I am all set!

2003 IC CE 33 pax with lift assist bus

I think T444 engine
It can hit 72, so no retarder to deal with.
153k miles

8600 work hours

Pictures and youtube links to follow

*thanks to everyone who has already helped me in deciding what to buy and what to look for*
Sounds good... but a retarder is a wonderful thing, fwiw. I think you mean governor, possibly?
CONGRATS on the bus, you'll be flying past me putting along at 63.

I think you posted some pics pre-purchase, but post up some current ones when you can!
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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That sounds like a nice setup. You got one of those good transmission I take it?
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:01 PM   #4
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That sounds like a nice setup. You got one of those good transmission I take it?

that bus should have a 5 speed allison 2100 in it.. I havent seen any yet that were 6 speed unlocked IC's .

I looked at a couple similar busses and thats what they had..

they drive almost like cars

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Didn't someone say you could get that sixth gear unlocked when by having the transmission recoded? That sounds cool with that much power.

I love the floor space in my FE bus but I don't like the way it drives very much. Since it sits about 99% of the time the floor space wins out. When I bought it I was thinking about using the Alaska ferry system where length of vehicle costs big money. Second thought driving to Alaska sounds fun.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:20 PM   #6
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Didn't someone say you could get that sixth gear unlocked when by having the transmission recoded? That sounds cool with that much power.

I love the floor space in my FE bus but I don't like the way it drives very much. Since it sits about 99% of the time the floor space wins out. When I bought it I was thinking about using the Alaska ferry system where length of vehicle costs big money. Second thought driving to Alaska sounds fun.
Ive never driven a Flat-nosed bus (RE or FE).. I sat in the saddle once and played around in a parkinglot and it seemed wierd...

when im down to florida picking up my bus ive been promised to take a couple flat-nose LOOONG busses out just for fun.. I do Love the big open space inside them... though for where I drive the short bus is very much welcomed.. some of the city streets ill be on would be tough in a Big bus

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Ive never driven a Flat-nosed bus (RE or FE).. I sat in the saddle once and played around in a parkinglot and it seemed wierd...

when im down to florida picking up my bus ive been promised to take a couple flat-nose LOOONG busses out just for fun.. I do Love the big open space inside them... though for where I drive the short bus is very much welcomed.. some of the city streets ill be on would be tough in a Big bus

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That's why you tow a car or truck behind it!!! park the bus, drive the gas machine!
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:58 PM   #8
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That's why you tow a car or truck behind it!!! park the bus, drive the gas machine!
I suppose I could tow my smart but I really like driving a bus..
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:39 PM   #9
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Sounds good... but a retarder is a wonderful thing, fwiw. I think you mean governor, possibly?
CONGRATS on the bus, you'll be flying past me putting along at 63.

I think you posted some pics pre-purchase, but post up some current ones when you can!
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Could you charge your smart car from your bus alternator while towing? That's kind of like a towable battery bank.
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