Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Crown_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 105
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Crown Coach
Chassis: 40ft 3-axle 10spd O/D, Factory A/C
Engine: 300hp Cummins 855
Rated Cap: 91
'78 Crown 35ft. 0 mile in-frame 6-71 w/Jakes, Auto Trans.

1978 Crown Supercoach in excellent condition. Straight from school district service. 35ft 2-axle Auto Transmission. 6-71 Detroit Diesel engine, with Jacobs engine brake. Zero miles on a thorough in-frame overhaul done by me in Feb. All systems checked and ready to drive away to any destination in the country. What's the easiest way to have a Crown with no major hidden problems, do an engine re-build. Body is rust free and suspension system was re-worked by district before I got it. Good tires, steering, straight body, everything works, ready for conversion or whatever. Many years of future enjoyment with, I won't say "no", trouble, but better than anything currently available. If looking for a Crown, this is the one you want. All the big stuff has already been done. That's worth the price by itself, an engine job can easily cost $10k, and even then you won't know if it was done correctly. This was done by 40+yr. DD 2-stroke experts who work on Crowns. Can't get any better than that. Buy with confidence. $ Firm, due to invested engine and service work. It's a great runner, I've driven it, and I'd know. I will help you learn to drive it too, if you want and need it. I've been driving Crowns for 40+ years myself, and own a couple myself. This one is a definite keeper. Plus, I saved it from the scrap yard.
It's in Riverside CA. and ready to go. I have the clean title in hand. I was looking to keep it and put it back in service, but the timing isn't right for that right now. So one of you will be the lucky new owner of a well kept, by the district, and recently refurbished Crown, with decades of life left in it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN6478s.jpg (252.2 KB, 66 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6499s.jpg (270.7 KB, 64 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6525s.jpg (261.8 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6557s.jpg (270.4 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6563s.jpg (183.7 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6564s.jpg (193.0 KB, 54 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6565s.jpg (233.3 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN6571s.jpg (300.5 KB, 59 views)
Crown_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
Bus Nut
 
johnbloem1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Montana/Texas
Posts: 450
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Crown by Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT 466e/MT 643!
Rated Cap: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crown_Guy View Post
1978 Crown Supercoach in excellent condition. Straight from school district service. 35ft 2-axle Auto Transmission. 6-71 Detroit Diesel engine, with Jacobs engine brake. Zero miles on a thorough in-frame overhaul done by me in Feb. All systems checked and ready to drive away to any destination in the country. What's the easiest way to have a Crown with no major hidden problems, do an engine re-build. Body is rust free and suspension system was re-worked by district before I got it. Good tires, steering, straight body, everything works, ready for conversion or whatever. Many years of future enjoyment with, I won't say "no", trouble, but better than anything currently available. If looking for a Crown, this is the one you want. All the big stuff has already been done. That's worth the price by itself, an engine job can easily cost $10k, and even then you won't know if it was done correctly. This was done by 40+yr. DD 2-stroke experts who work on Crowns. Can't get any better than that. Buy with confidence. $ Firm, due to invested engine and service work. It's a great runner, I've driven it, and I'd know. I will help you learn to drive it too, if you want and need it. I've been driving Crowns for 40+ years myself, and own a couple myself. This one is a definite keeper. Plus, I saved it from the scrap yard.
It's in Riverside CA. and ready to go. I have the clean title in hand. I was looking to keep it and put it back in service, but the timing isn't right for that right now. So one of you will be the lucky new owner of a well kept, by the district, and recently refurbished Crown, with decades of life left in it.
You said $$ firm, but I don't see an asking price...

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
johnbloem1974 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 11:21 PM   #3
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crown_Guy View Post
1978 Crown Supercoach in excellent condition. Straight from school district service. 35ft 2-axle Auto Transmission. 6-71 Detroit Diesel engine, with Jacobs engine brake. Zero miles on a thorough in-frame overhaul done by me in Feb. All systems checked and ready to drive away to any destination in the country. What's the easiest way to have a Crown with no major hidden problems, do an engine re-build. Body is rust free and suspension system was re-worked by district before I got it. Good tires, steering, straight body, everything works, ready for conversion or whatever. Many years of future enjoyment with, I won't say "no", trouble, but better than anything currently available. If looking for a Crown, this is the one you want. All the big stuff has already been done. That's worth the price by itself, an engine job can easily cost $10k, and even then you won't know if it was done correctly. This was done by 40+yr. DD 2-stroke experts who work on Crowns. Can't get any better than that. Buy with confidence. $ Firm, due to invested engine and service work. It's a great runner, I've driven it, and I'd know. I will help you learn to drive it too, if you want and need it. I've been driving Crowns for 40+ years myself, and own a couple myself. This one is a definite keeper. Plus, I saved it from the scrap yard.
It's in Riverside CA. and ready to go. I have the clean title in hand. I was looking to keep it and put it back in service, but the timing isn't right for that right now. So one of you will be the lucky new owner of a well kept, by the district, and recently refurbished Crown, with decades of life left in it.
What will it take to get me into this bus? I'm keenly interested.
Cuppa Tee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 11:54 PM   #4
Skoolie
 
Crown_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 105
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Crown Coach
Chassis: 40ft 3-axle 10spd O/D, Factory A/C
Engine: 300hp Cummins 855
Rated Cap: 91
'78 Crown price...Oops, Sorry, I can't find how to edit the first post

Sorry about that. I have to ask $12k for it because of the money already in it for the engine and service work. I'll clear a little but it's much more important to me to save the Crown. BTW Can anyone help me to edit the first post so I can add the price to the main text body??? I don't post new threads so I'm a dope with this. Thanks
Crown_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 01:42 AM   #5
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 11
Still saving my dollars and don't have that much yet. Best of luck. New here myself, I can't help you with editing, sorry.
Cuppa Tee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 02:39 PM   #6
Skoolie
 
Crown_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 105
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Crown Coach
Chassis: 40ft 3-axle 10spd O/D, Factory A/C
Engine: 300hp Cummins 855
Rated Cap: 91
If interested in it contact me direct

Anyone interested should contact me directly. PM on this site, but email is better. mikemcc2k@yahoo.com
Crown_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
Almost There
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tepme AZ
Posts: 97
Year: 1976
Coachwork: Crown
Engine: Detroit Diesel 6-71
Rated Cap: 52 pax
She's beautiful. I have a 76 Supercoach. I was wondering if you would be willing to tell me how much just the 6-71 rebuild cost you. My odometer says 480K and I have been wondering about a rebuild. smokes on starting but it clears up in 10 or 15 mins. Thank you for the info.
__________________
-Chevy
Chevydude01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
Skoolie
 
Crown_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 105
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Crown Coach
Chassis: 40ft 3-axle 10spd O/D, Factory A/C
Engine: 300hp Cummins 855
Rated Cap: 91
Lets just say you should have at least $8-10K ready before you start a serious engine job. Your case with that mileage, assuming it's all on that engine as well, is not bad at all. In commercial service, most don't make it to 500k without something serious going bad. All the different drivers, and rough handling takes its toll. It's impossible to estimate until the engine is looked over and opened up to see what needs attention. That's why you'll never get a real serious estimate from a reputable shop. As to the matter of shops, you should be very afraid, and I mean terrified of having just any 'ol body do ANYTHING on your engine. I'm aware of a company here who had the local major Detroit Diesel authorized dealer do a job that set them back over $15k, and they still weren't done, they had to tow it out and had another shop finish the job. It was a horror show. The other extreme is to have some dude who claims to fix anything give it a go. He's the guy who knows nothing about 2-strokes, and believe me when I say there aren't many left who truly do know about them. I've experienced this on the road when I delivered an MCI to SLC, and the folks I was meeting, ran their exchange MCI out of fuel, completely dry. They went through 3, count 'em three mechanics who all claimed to know how to re-prime that 8V-71, before they found a gray haired guy with the tools and knowledge from yesteryear to do the trick, in just a few minutes. I always say that if the mechanic doesn't have a head full of gray hair, don't let him anywhere near your engine. the best ones are the guys who were specialty shops in the day working on Detroits, and mechanics who worked for any of the many bus companies that ran them in their fleets. There was a day when literally every single bus, of any kind on the road or in town, was powered by a 6-71, or 8V-71. Those days are long gone, along with the mechanics and shops who knew them. I have one of those in my back pocket and they did the work on this Crown. They had other shops send them DD's and they've worked on Crowns since forever. I'd say that your's with the smoking and possible other symptoms, would be a good candidate to have someone qualified take a look at it. It might just catch something serious before it flies apart incurring real major expenses for you. If you ever get near Riverside CA. I can hook you up with the shop and have them take a crack at it. Parts costs, and shortage of qualified mechanics have driven the DD's into the realm of exotic engines, and I never thought I'd live to see that day, since they were always the most reasonable engine to work on, parts and labor cost were very low, that's one reason they were so popular. Today, with all the anti-pollution crap chasing them off the roads, you can't hardly find them anymore. It's a pure supply and demand thing where there aren't enough around to keep the shops busy, and they just don't sell the old volume of parts. Marine, and Military still use them, but not enough new installs to amount to much. Just servicing legacy engines.
Crown_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #9
Bus Nut
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 717
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
I hear ya on the detroits.
Mine 8.2 ain't a two stoke but it is finding a mechanic wise a dinosaur.
Was gonna go to night school to do it myself but they won't even spend there time teaching what I needed here?
That's ok I have an old 87-year old Detroit mechanic that will rub my back if I rub his.
Best machinest without a shop I have ever met.
Taught me a lot over the years but most was hydraulics on equipment and heavy dump truck stuff where the 8.2 never fit but he has been into a few?
Old school mechanics are vey tough to find but the newer electronic mess is at least as big a gamble to find someone where you breakdown that can fix it properly.
If I had 12$ I would start over in a heart beat.
Much better than what I have chassis wise
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (206.6 KB, 31 views)
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2018, 07:12 PM   #10
Skoolie
 
Crown_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 105
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Crown Coach
Chassis: 40ft 3-axle 10spd O/D, Factory A/C
Engine: 300hp Cummins 855
Rated Cap: 91
'78 Crown for sale $12k updated Craigslisting

I've updated the Craigslist post to show it better. I don't sell as a rule and I made some newbie Oopsies.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...544831185.html

Better to reach me via email.
Crown_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.