Originally Posted by nat_ster
Your going to let a Crown slip by because of a few bolt on parts?
Your looking in the wrong places for turbo's.
Get on the dodge diesel performance sites. A second gen dodge is the same engine.
This is a opportunity to upgrade the turbo for more power. No use in staying with the low power stock unit. Same with the rear end, this is a opportunity to upgrade for better highway speed.
I looked at some of the dodge turbos. Thell run about 400 for one meant for 400HP engines, couldn't find lower than that price. However once I add in the rear end cost,and the flight cost im already at 3850, and thats without fuel. Fuel is going to cost about another 600, and then Im way over budget. I think im going to explorer other options, There is still 8 days left on the auction so.
Originally Posted by opus
You can do better than that one. Find one directly from a school district, not an auction. This is the time of year they are taking buses out of service. Call local school bus shops and enquire. Get one that has records!
Most school districts around here are contracted. There is only one that isnt, and the only have short buses. The 2 company's are First Student, who charges SUPER high for most buses, and a local company AA Transportation, and most of there buses are less than 5 years old (The average age in there fleet is 2.5 years) That is why I have to look pretty far away. Atlantic Express did have some routes, but only 10 or so of there buses remain just so they can end a contract in June, but all of them are from 2005 so there gonna have pretty high price tags. Also First Student wont give you maintenance records for there buses
Im going to see about these 2 buses
The older $2000 internationals on this link http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/4481422710.html
And this one if I can get them down enough
I would like to have the project started soon, since it just keeps getting hotter now and I dont like the July and August heat without AC