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Old 06-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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1996 International AmTran For Sale

Hi all! I am listing my 1996 AmTran International short school bus for all interested viewers today. I'm located in Brighton, MI. I just had the bus tuned up and a mechanic at a local auto shop commented about how STRONG this bus is! I have begun converting the bus into a mini-camper. You'll notice that two passenger seats remain on each side. I removed the rest of the seats, installed sub-flooring, and carpeting. This is one sharp vehicle!

Specifications:
•1996 AmTran short school bus (originally 36 passenger)
•International 3800 Series T444E diesel engine
•Hydraulic brakes
•AT545 automatic transmission (shifts smoothly)
•Mor-Ryde rear suspension
•124,000 miles

Listed at $3,000.00. Can't last long with these low miles!

To see photos visit this link: http://stu.wccnet.edu/~rgrant2/
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: 1996 International AmTran For Sale

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Hello,

I'm looking for a short bus that fits these criteria.
But i only have about one thousand to spend.
I'm sorry if thats insulting but that is where i'm at.
If interested feel free to email me at makebikedesign@gmail.com
I'm also up for work trade...I am a graphic designer and make websites that look real good.

Let me know

M.
Hi M,

Thanks for your interest in my bus! At this time I'm looking for higher offers, but I will certainly keep your contact information handy! This bus is also available on eBay. For more information visit this site:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...CA:MOTORS:1123

Best,
Ryan
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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Re: 1996 International AmTran For Sale

Interested in your bus have a few questions.

Anybody know about how many HP this engine has and the torque?

You know the bumper to bumper length?

How many gallons the fuel tank holds and or the range?

How many mpg.

What is top speed to cruise on interstate?

PM me your buy it now price have cash and no ebay account

I have a 87 bluebird gas and I am looking for more HP and mpg, I want to be able to tow a trailer that will weigh about 6000-7000 lbs total.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:48 PM   #4
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Interested in your bus have a few questions.

Anybody know about how many HP this engine has and the torque?

You know the bumper to bumper length?

How many gallons the fuel tank holds and or the range?

How many mpg.

What is top speed to cruise on interstate?
Hi Hoser,

Thanks for your questions! I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to engines, but I'll do my best to answer your questions. I know the length of the bus bumper to bumper is 24 feet. The fuel tank holds roughly 30 gallons +/- of diesel I'd say. I'm basing my estimate on how much it costs me to fill her up, as I've never gotten her below 1/3 remaining. As far as MPG is concerned, I'd estimate it to be anywhere in the range of 10-15 MPG? I previously owned a similar bus and it was right in this range so I feel pretty confident that's accurate.

I've read lots about people removing the "governor" on these engines. Thus far my top speed has been about 55-60 MPH on the interstate....but I'll be the first one to admit that I don't like to push her too hard haha. I'm sure she's capable of exceeding that with modifications? Just don't know what they might involve.

I took a few pictures of the labels I could find on the engine that might be of some help as far as the horsepower and torque are concerned. I'll upload them in this reply. Let me know if you have additional questions. I'll PM you a message regarding the price.

Talk to you soon,
Ryan
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Engine 444 cubic inches is 7.3 liters

Hey, my bus has this same engine. It is good for me. The 7.3 makes about 180HP and is a high speed diesel engine with maximine engine speed of 2750 RPM.
These engines are also called the IDI engines. IDI means indirect injection. The next engines of this size are the power stroke design. The 7.3 is a very reliable engine with some good care. At this time parts are available every place and mostly cheap to buy. The fuel filter must be changed carefully or air will enter the fuel system. Installing an electric fuel pump and removing and putting a blank off plate where the mechanical pump was located is a great plan. Adding some Power Service the the fuel will make the pump last and make a noticable difference in power and smooth idle. There are also other good fuel additives.
I use fuel an additive in all my buses. Installing an electrical fuel pump makes changing the filter an easy quick task. Turning the electric pump on pushes fuel thru the filter and makes fuel available to the injection pump. The injection pump will not pump air, only liquid fuel. Frank
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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Thanks, Frank! Good to know.
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Re: Engine 444 cubic inches is 7.3 liters

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Hey, my bus has this same engine. It is good for me. The 7.3 makes about 180HP and is a high speed diesel engine with maximine engine speed of 2750 RPM.
These engines are also called the IDI engines. IDI means indirect injection. The next engines of this size are the power stroke design. The 7.3 is a very reliable engine with some good care. At this time parts are available every place and mostly cheap to buy. The fuel filter must be changed carefully or air will enter the fuel system. Installing an electric fuel pump and removing and putting a blank off plate where the mechanical pump was located is a great plan. Adding some Power Service the the fuel will make the pump last and make a noticable difference in power and smooth idle. There are also other good fuel additives.
I use fuel an additive in all my buses. Installing an electrical fuel pump makes changing the filter an easy quick task. Turning the electric pump on pushes fuel thru the filter and makes fuel available to the injection pump. The injection pump will not pump air, only liquid fuel. Frank

Is this engine turbocharged?

Any ideas on the torque?
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IDI

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:32 AM   #9
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Re: Engine 444 cubic inches is 7.3 liters

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Originally Posted by frank-id
Hey, my bus has this same engine. It is good for me. The 7.3 makes about 180HP and is a high speed diesel engine with maximine engine speed of 2750 RPM.
These engines are also called the IDI engines. IDI means indirect injection. The next engines of this size are the power stroke design. The 7.3 is a very reliable engine with some good care. At this time parts are available every place and mostly cheap to buy. The fuel filter must be changed carefully or air will enter the fuel system. Installing an electric fuel pump and removing and putting a blank off plate where the mechanical pump was located is a great plan. Adding some Power Service the the fuel will make the pump last and make a noticable difference in power and smooth idle. There are also other good fuel additives.
I use fuel an additive in all my buses. Installing an electrical fuel pump makes changing the filter an easy quick task. Turning the electric pump on pushes fuel thru the filter and makes fuel available to the injection pump. The injection pump will not pump air, only liquid fuel. Frank

Is this engine turbocharged?

Any ideas on the torque?
If it is a 1996 model it should be the powerstroke type engine and would be turbocharged and direct injection.
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Re: 1996 International AmTran For Sale

So nobody knows the torque? I dont need diesel bus with the same hp and torque as my bus with the 366 gas engine
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