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Old 04-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #11
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a tandem crown is a dream come true!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:30 PM   #12
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For Some.............For me the Holy Grail is a 30 ft. Crown with the Big Cam beneath the floor at about 425HP........that would work fine for me.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #13
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you may find something at the truck paper or commercial truck trader, I remember when these came out in print every month, as a boy I would read over these and build a fleet of various trucks, buses and what ever else. all 100% justified by the plans of what I could do with them!
http://www.truckpaper.com/list/list....d=27&catid=223

Bus, Used Bus, Bus For Sale - Commercialtrucktrader.com

this is at auction http://www.auctiontime.com/OnlineAuc...=trk&bcatid=27
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:12 PM   #14
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If a 30ft Crown became available the Crown Coach Universe would direct me to it post haste..............Crown mad a few 28 foot Coaches a few 30 foot Coaches and a few 32 foot Coaches............these would have been built 50's to maybe a few in the first years of the 60's................I did see one about six months ago........in pretty rough shape with a Cadillac engine shoved up into the frame rails; At that time i was fully immersed in bringing My Black Intercity back from the Dead...........one of two ever produced.. Didn't have the will for another project................If the same bus came along right now I would go for it.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:12 PM   #15
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For Some.............For me the Holy Grail is a 30 ft. Crown with the Big Cam beneath the floor at about 425HP........that would work fine for me.
Almost any bus with 425 Hp would do it for me.

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Old 04-03-2015, 03:46 PM   #16
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I'm more enthralled with rear axle ratio's and Torque.................let's face it you can put a Chevy engine in a bus with 425 horse...........but probably wouldn't get the Job done.............Torque is King...........a 250hp C8.3 with 800 ft lbs of torque would surely get it done Then when you get a reign on 425 ponies and 1400 ft lbs of torque the Grapevine becomes just another long flat highway like you might find in Kansas....................
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:45 PM   #17
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I'm more enthralled with rear axle ratio's and Torque.................let's face it you can put a Chevy engine in a bus with 425 horse...........but probably wouldn't get the Job done.............Torque is King...........a 250hp C8.3 with 800 ft lbs of torque would surely get it done Then when you get a reign on 425 ponies and 1400 ft lbs of torque the Grapevine becomes just another long flat highway like you might find in Kansas....................

In my world all buses are diesels. This is why I want me some more cubic inches.


Why stop there?

We need someone to get a N14 with around 2000 ft pounds or torque.

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