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Old 05-10-2016, 05:02 PM   #21
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Who is "n*****b"? Currently $2,201. Noob? Is that you?
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:23 PM   #22
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Most of the older DD's I have seen with a supercharger also came with an emergency shutdown plate. My old 6v53 had one.

If you let any diesel get sloppy (badly worn rings and crankcase blowby being the main culprits)...they can indeed run away. Just don't let it get that far gone. A simple compression test will pretty much tell the tale on ring/cylinder condition.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:31 PM   #23
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:39 PM   #24
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You guys did see where the mileage was missing another 4. It's really 195,494
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:56 PM   #25
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You guys did see where the mileage was missing another 4. It's really 195,494
Just barely getting broken in.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #26
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Most of the older DD's I have seen with a supercharger also came with an emergency shutdown plate. My old 6v53 had one.

If you let any diesel get sloppy (badly worn rings and crankcase blowby being the main culprits)...they can indeed run away. Just don't let it get that far gone. A simple compression test will pretty much tell the tale on ring/cylinder condition.
I just always thought the 2 cycles were worse because of how they oil vs the 4 cycle diesels.. but yeah you are right any diesel getting excessive oil in the cyclinders can run away.. im thinking berfore hand thered be telltale signs like oil usage, smoke, ?

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All DD's smoke some and use a bit of oil. Nature of the beast.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:45 PM   #28
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IDK, man but if I didn't already have a bus, I'd buy this one without the slightest hesitation... would even go up a couple thou.
I guess I don't see this as a "transit". More like a CLASSIC, with a bit of bookmobile thrown in.
If I didn't already have one! I like the one pictured
I had picked out a 69 chevy with a 454 and 10 speed manual (i could have worked on every bit of that one)and when It was time to go to the bus barn i was stuck at work and my wife recruited the/her father in law to bring the bus home? when they got there they said the upper management said it had to many problems liability/insurance wise for them to let us have it. So they had free pick of the used lot and couldnt call me cause of where i was at and they had sit there for 2-3 hours while the barn went through what they picked with the full check up and the mech.s supposedly replaced some o-rings somewhere before it could be released. I did get full maintenance records,build specs,wiring diagrams and most of all cause it was delivered to the barn brand new.
That's how the Jolly Roger was/is a ford b-700 with an 8.2 and a545 with 6.5 rear and I will make what I have work. My two boys named him.
I did go find the man at the bus barn and discussed the 69 I picked out and just happened to be there as the DOT had equipment there to demo and scrap.my 69?
I wanted that one cause I knew the main power train and the hydraulic brake system.and loved the look
Now I have the exact opposite but have grown up with diesel farm equipment and have done compressed air for many years. Sorry if this is to long but save your money and pick the power train you can work with from the start. I am 90% inside and 50%under as far as storage. Still need genny and batteries and can only do 49mph because of my original power package and lack of money/decisions.
But I will run the back roads all the way to texas and I can do a little bit better than a tractor so don't honk at the back door cause I won't ever here ya.
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This bus is getting lots of interest. They updated the comments to show the mileage is actually 195k, not 19k. Also have several questions answered at the bottom of the page people have asked. I see this thing going for allot of $$$$ in the end. If it has been maintained since new then the 6V71 engine should be in good shape. From what I've read regular maintenance is the key to keeping them in good health.



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Old 05-11-2016, 01:17 PM   #30
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LOL, do you need a commercial driver's license for this bus?? ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO DRIVE IT COMMERCIALLY FOR COMPENSATION!!!

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