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Old 08-12-2016, 10:42 PM   #31
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those were nice looking A/C units.. not sure why you would want to tear them out... esp being in texas... you will want road A/C unless you plan to live in it parked all the time more like a home...

Nice TM-16 high capacity compressor...

I just drove 1000 miles through the heat in the mid-upper 90s with humidity and theres no way a lowly camper unit or 2 or a window unit wouldve began to keep me cool.. I had both units maxxed pushing 35 degrees drop across the coils and was decently comfortable..

got passed by a couple skoolies without A/C and the people inside were wiping the sweat off their faces as they drove by..

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Old 08-13-2016, 01:20 AM   #32
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Have your eye on the Gillig? It's currently at $2325 with 3 days left... It's really a nice bus.
The gillig is nice, but this one in Colorado has everything I'd want in a bus.
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Retarder, Rudd auto tire chains, air door, air seat, interior book racks, storage compartments, remote heated mirrors, Radio, 100 gallon fuel tank.
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:51 AM   #33
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That is a nice looking AmTran.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:10 AM   #34
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wow nice 250 HP motor.. what trans would it likely have? in that year have to be at least a 643 ? or were the ystill putting 545's in then?

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wow nice 250 HP motor.. what trans would it likely have? in that year have to be at least a 643 ? or were the ystill putting 545's in then?

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643, with retarder. 3.73 rear.
98, the LAST year of availability for mechanical engines, too.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:41 PM   #36
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Wow, very nice! hope you win it.

Having the retarder is a nice bonus. I am looking into adding one onto my bus.
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Wow, very nice! hope you win it.

Having the retarder is a nice bonus. I am looking into adding one onto my bus.
I'll be adding one to my 92 some day.
Yeah, the CO bus is awesome. I'm thinking I'll likely be outbid. I'm no longer in the lead but may give it another try.
I was also bidding on a really nice shorty in VA but it went WAY up at the end.
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Old 08-13-2016, 04:11 PM   #38
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643, with retarder. 3.73 rear.
98, the LAST year of availability for mechanical engines, too.
3.73 gears!! That explains the need for the spoiler. That bus must be FAST!!
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3.73 gears!! That explains the need for the spoiler. That bus must be FAST!!
Some new member will come along in the next two weeks, claiming to have been "lurking". They will be searching for exactly such a bus as this.
Happens so often.
Then they go buy a 175 hp forty footer with a 545. Or a cat from michigan.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:38 AM   #40
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I am planning on leaving the bus airco in our micro bus and driving the airco compressor with an additional electric motor on reduced power when the bus is stationary. I would imagine you would just get reduced cooling.

I am thinking about a 12 volt motor at 50 Amp. So 600 watts. A good DC motor is about 85% efficient.
I would expect something like 5000 BTU cooling. May be a little better since the evaporator and condensor are now oversized elative to the compressor output.

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