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Old 11-12-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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1995 Thomas Ford with Cummins 5.9 Allision MT643 135K

Listed a nice bus on Ebay! Reserve is $3,500.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:38 AM   #2
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i never would have thought you'd find a cummins motor in a ford bus chassis. I thought they were all about the brazialian fords, or the crappy v8 ih/navistar motors.

after being around phill's bus, i decided that I am a big fan of the 5.9 cummins.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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The Brazilian motors actually weren't all that popular from everything I've read. It's not that they aren't good motors....they just didn't have a very long run. I know the 6BT was a fairly common motor in Ford MDTs along with various Detroit offerings (though not in the buses I've seen) as well as some of the older Cummins stuff like the 250. I know that after 199x almost every Ford chassis bus had the 6BT. I don't know that the IH diesels ever came in the Ford buses though I could be very wrong on that.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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don't know when they stopped using them, but my 1991 ford b700 had a 6.6 litre brazialian motor in it.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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The B-series was common in MDT Fords from the 80's until a couple years ago (most new ones have Cat engines). The International 6.9/7.3 IDI was NOT available in the F-series larger than the F-450. The 1999-ish F-650's COULD be gotten with a version of the 7.3 PowerStroke (the Cummins B was an extra-cost option).
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Speaking of B-series (I know you were referring to the Cummins, but...) what is the difference between the B series Fords and the F series? What I mean is...what's the difference between a B600 and an F650? My owners manual applies to both but sheds very little light on the differences.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #7
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Near as I can tell, an F-600 was shipped as a cab & chassis. A B-600 was shipped as just the chassis & the front clip. A skoolie will almost always be a B-series rather than F-series.

Chassis-wise, same thing.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:16 PM   #8
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Relisted http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 037&rd=1,1
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:12 PM   #9
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Selling the 1993, relisted the 95 with a buyitnow of only $2,500!! Cheap, but I gotta move them! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0055861049
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$500 deposit on the 95 so I listed a 93 with only 128K on it here http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1993-For ... enameZWDVW

Can't complete the sale until Jan on this one as anything over 5 vehicle sales in a year here in VT requires a dealers license.
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