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Old 10-16-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Year: 1989
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: flatnose
Engine: 5.9 cummins turbo
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BLUEBIRD FLATNOSE 5.9 CUMMINS DIESEL IN PA.16323 2500.00

1989 bluebird flatnose bus 108,436.4 original miles. has a cummins straight 6 cilinder turbo charged diesel engine these engines are known to go over 500k miles. it has a allison automatic transmission. air brakes. it also has a aftermarket jacob 4 stage magnetic brake that brakes off the driveshaft on steep hills. bus has new napa battery it starts right up and runs and drives i would drive this bus anywhere. their are 7 rows of seats all have seat belts 14 passangers seats total all have seatbelts. the 4 rear tires are lug tires and have very deep tread the 2 front tires are half worn but still good the tires are 11.00 x 22.5 . the bus has heaters front and rear. behind the seats the bus had a big open area where the wheel chair lift is at. this bus would make a great rv if you took the seats out. the cummins motor will get 12-15 mpg hwy if you drive it easy. the bus will go 55 to 60 mph top speed the computor can be reprogrammed and the bus will go faster. the bus has very little exaust smoke. the bus had a full tank of diesel fuel 60 miles ago the fuel gauge doesn't readt right it says it is almost empty. the bus is about 30 feet long from bumper to bumper. 2500.00 OBO CASH ONLY SOLD AS/IS if somebody buys it asap... the toy dolly i was gonna buy and use to tow my geo metro behind the bus to florida got sold. i just changed the motor oil and filter and greased all the grease fittings under the bus....... I made a YOUTUBE VIDEO of the bus inside and out you can see and hear the motor running in the video >>>
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Re: BLUEBIRD FLATNOSE 5.9 CUMMINS DIESEL IN PA.16323 3500.00

Electric Retarders

The electric retarder has been popular in Europe for several years. It is quiet in operation, is placed within the drivetrain, and provides adjustable retarder action control for the driver. It does require DC control power from the vehicle battery charging circuit, in the order of 10 amps.

In operation, the electric retarder is a generator whose load is itself. All power generated by the generator is dissipated back into the generator as heat. The retarder has cooling turbines which remove the heat as it is generated. The vehicle's motion energy is converted into heat by the generator.

The electric retarders do not place additional requirements upon the vehicle cooling system, nor do they impact the vehicle's engine lubrication system. It doesn't restrict the engine's compression or exhaust cycles in any way. The electric retarder is an easy bolt-on, and independant option.

The electric retarder consists of 16 electromagnet coils which surround a rotor which is connected to the vehicle drive shaft. Gear shifts do not impact the operation of this retarder, and engine RPMs also have no impact upon the operation of this retarder.

The retarder effect is controlled by enabling one through 16 of the electromagnet coils. The more coils that are activated, the more retarder force that is generated. There is typically a driver switch which can select the number of active coils. Recently, electronics has provided a progressive switch position which enables more coils as the length of application time increases. There is also a manual driver control lever option, and a foot brake pedal option. The foot brake pedal option activates the electric retarder before the service brakes are applied.

There is also a low speed sensor which disables the retarder when the vehicle speed falls below 5 MPH (8KMH).
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