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Old 02-23-2015, 05:42 PM   #31
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for date codes, check links I gave on page 2
I have done so, could only find codes for the front tires so far, they are from early 2000..
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:45 PM   #32
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Gotcha, some folks would be really surprised at who's buying school buses these days!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:39 PM   #33
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A Detroit Diesel 6-71 Turbo is about 3,000 pounds. A Cummins 855 turbo is close to 4,000 pounds. Placement is critical when you have that much weight in the extreme front or rear of a bus. It is like a Porsche Boxster vs a Porsche Carrera. The Carrera has a more powerful engine but gets left in the dust on mountain roads because the mid-engine Boxster has better handling.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:45 PM   #34
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Well for the 99% of us, our engines weigh less than 1500 lbs or so.
Maybe a crown needs that placement since its engine weighs 3x what a regular school bus engine weighs.
I don't see it mattering once all the "house" part in in though.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:44 AM   #35
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Typical of Crown, they always overbuilt their buses. Again, they were designed to last 50 years in service, not the typical 15 to 20 (if lucky) years of service of other buses.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:27 AM   #36
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Well for the 99% of us, our engines weigh less than 1500 lbs or so.
Maybe a crown needs that placement since its engine weighs 3x what a regular school bus engine weighs.
I don't see it mattering once all the "house" part in in though.
Cummins 5.9 1200 pounds dry.

Dt 466 1600 pounds dry.

Cummins 8.3 1800 pounds dry.

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Alison At 545 300 pounds dry.

Alison Mt 643 550 pounds dry.

Alison MD 3060 550 pounds dry.

Cross members to hang them are at least 250 pounds.

I don't know where the crowns mount their radiators, but my Blue Bird rad and inter cooler were over 300 pounds.

So a Dt466 and a AT545 cross members, rad, intercooler, ect comes to 2600 pounds.

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here ya go- Cummins B Series engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 1100lbs

What's the difference between a DT466 and a VT365 6.0 engine? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum 1425lbs

International DT466 Diesel Engine 1425lbs

Looks like you're rounding up.
But this is going off topic...

look up DRY WEIGHT.
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Yes I did, because nothing is ever as light as it was from the manufacture.

Alternator, turbo, engine brake, ect all adds up.

Let's start a thread on balancing the weight of a skooie conversion.

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:21 PM   #39
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Typical of Crown, they always overbuilt their buses. Again, they were designed to last 50 years in service, not the typical 15 to 20 (if lucky) years of service of other buses.
Hello! I live 1.3 hours away from you!
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You probably don't want to post your email on a public forum. Lots of spam bots troll the net harvesting them. Private message might be better.
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