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Old 10-21-2005, 09:31 PM   #21
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Dang you sure did a nice job. Glad to hear she runs good. Congratulations on the job as well.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:03 PM   #22
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Well, those numbers don't sound bad to me. The most I can get on flat ground is 50MPH.

I know you're just checking it out, (and you may already know this) but I'd be careful about coasting downhill at speed. From what I hear it's Not A Good Thing from a safety standpoint. Not trying to tell you your business, just FYI in case you might not have heard that before. (And there's always the possibility that what I've heard isn't true.)

...but I'd give my eye teeth to be able to go 60MPH...
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:05 PM   #23
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Re: Drivetrain Info

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Is your bus a Thomas-built Bus? I can't recall identifying it from the pictures. The interior space and length you mention is pretty much exactly what mine is, and mine's a 60 child/40 adult passenger bus.

On my bus, the "Line Ticket" is mounted on the back of the air intake structure on the front of the hood. Mine's an '85 International S-1800. The "Line Ticket" is the manufacturer's specs about everything installed on the bus (when it was manufactured -- school district could have made modifications over the years), and includes the information you are looking for. I have also heard that line tickets have been found behind the glovebox. My line ticket is a piece of paper about 4" wide by 12" tall that is stuck to the fiberglass with some clear tape or something like that.

That reminds me, I need to copy down all that information, as the ticket is beginning to show signs of wear.
My guess is that it's a Carpenter body. There are still a few of these running round in my area.
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #24
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Yep.

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I know you're just checking it out, (and you may already know this) but I'd be careful about coasting downhill at speed. From what I hear it's Not A Good Thing from a safety standpoint. Not trying to tell you your business, just FYI in case you might not have heard that before. (And there's always the possibility that what I've heard isn't true.)
You, Sir, are correct about that. At the high end of the speed envelope, it is a scary endeavor that I don't plan to repeat.

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My guess is that it's a Carpenter body. There are still a few of these running round in my area.
Yep, it is a Carpenter body.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:11 PM   #25
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I didn't get a chance to read all your posts yet or any details about your process, but i did take a quick gander at the photos on your site.

NICE JOB!!!
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