This is a 1986 Blue Bird Bus, 8.2L Detroit Diesel with a 4 speed Allison Transmission with a torque Converter lockup
The guy wants $4500 for it and says the motor and transmission are 2 years old. The hard stuff of the conversion have already been done but is it a good idea? My Ford Diesel Excursion pulling a 24' trailer gets 9-10 MPG and I just sold my trailer to get something bigger when I happened opon this bus.
With a Detroit 8.2 L what mileage should I expect, no idea on the gears that are in it? Is there a source for gears for these Buses? What rear end is in them?
Any thoughts? Will I have to repaint it? What all has to be done to make it legal, I have looked for a Beginners FAQ on here but didn't see one.
Thanks in advance