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Old 12-29-2015, 06:51 AM   #1
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Verify tranny

I'm looking at this bus http://lansing.craigslist.org/cto/5345217601.html

It's close to where I live but the tags serial number says it's the at545 and he said the PO said it was a 643. Is it likely to have been swapped? Can I crawl underneath to verify somehow?
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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Yes, look here http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f33/ho...pecs-1641.html .

I'm thinking 4800 seems a little high, but I'm not sure what a p-pumped 24v engine is worth. Looks like a good bus though. What are your intentions with it? Off the grid house? Travel the country? Steel tent? That's what will determine if it's suitable for you. Unless you're taking it cross country, I wouldn't be overly concerned with it having an at545
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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The P pump is the better of the pumps. I doubt its a 643.

Not many miles on it, wonder how many hours?
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There should be a tag on the driver's side of the transmission case that will tell you which model transmission it is.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:18 AM   #5
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Ive never heard of a p-pumped 24v. IF that is what this bus has, then it would have to have been aftermarket setup and I dont see that in the pics.

I've also never seen a MT643 in a TC2000 (what that is).

That price seems about 800-2000 over retail. You need pics of the tires and the underside to know what's really going on. It's from Michigan. Ever hear of the rust belt? Things to think about.

There's a guy out here in CO who has a nice ford conventional for sale. He posts on here, includes 4 solar batteries, 12v 5.9 i think like 120k and all the seats out. Mt643. He wants $5k I could give you his contact if you're interested. His price is high to me, if you're only looking for a bus, but its a good headstart and a very good deal if you were going to buy the same things he did anyway. I have no interest in him selling it BTW just passing along info on another bus. Good luck! The scary part is almost over
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Ive never heard of a p-pumped 24v. IF that is what this bus has, then it would have to have been aftermarket setup and I dont see that in the pics.

I've also never seen a MT643 in a TC2000 (what that is).

That price seems about 800-2000 over retail. You need pics of the tires and the underside to know what's really going on. It's from Michigan. Ever hear of the rust belt? Things to think about.

There's a guy out here in CO who has a nice ford conventional for sale. He posts on here, includes 4 solar batteries, 12v 5.9 i think like 120k and all the seats out. Mt643. He wants $5k I could give you his contact if you're interested. His price is high to me, if you're only looking for a bus, but its a good headstart and a very good deal if you were going to buy the same things he did anyway. I have no interest in him selling it BTW just passing along info on another bus. Good luck! The scary part is almost over
Excellent post and advice.
The Michigan part is the scariest!
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #7
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Ive never heard of a p-pumped 24v. IF that is what this bus has, then it would have to have been aftermarket setup and I dont see that in the pics.
That's my first thought, too. Looks like there are aftermarket conversion options that run a few thousand dollars but it does seem unlikely. Seems more likely the seller doesn't know what he has.
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:32 PM   #8
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I would be interested in that contact info. I figured I'd have to travel to get a good bus I'm just afraid of traveling that far to find out its too rusty or bad oil sample or something
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Send me a PM and I'll get his number. Looks like a good bus. Any used bus will be a bit of a gamble
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