Should I buy it???
Hey guys. New to the forum here and looking for a little insight. I've been dreaming of building an rv converted bus for some time now. I was driving home from work today and stumbled upon a 1989 Bluebird with the 7.3L and AT545 trans. Its a 6 window short bus. Great condition, no rust, tires are good, no leaks. Even after sitting for a while it fired right up, ran perfect and drove solid. He was asking $3999 which was obviously way too high. I got him down to $1800. Its perfect for what I want. The ONLY complaint I have, and what I need advice on; I want to use it for traveling across the states to different dropzones (Im a skydiver). But this thing taps out the rpm's so quick. 55mph and its hitting 3k rpm. I feel like I wouldn't be able to take it past 45 to get it state to state safely. What would it take to get more top speed? I don't care if it drives like a slug or takes a while to get up to the speed. I just want the speed with less rpm's. Advice?