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Old 07-22-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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interesting Crown

Probably looking at this one Saturday.
Asking price is $7500.

40ft 66 crown (older rv conversion)
40,000 original miles good condition rare bus has
671 diesel Detroit
8500 "kabota" diesel generator
live tandem axles
air brakes
5 speed manual transmission

I think there is a small leak in the roof towards the back.
Some rust on the rear bumper that needs repairing.

Sounds like a decent bus? Or no?
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:01 PM   #4
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Does anyone know how much head room in a Crown like this?
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:48 PM   #5
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Did you get this bus?
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:06 PM   #6
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Not yet. I am going to go look at it much closer and go for a test ride.

My biggest issue with it is that it has a top speed of 60 - 65 mph. That's it. I am trying to find out about swapping the gears in the rear ends to increase the running speed a bit. But Not sure about a source of parts yet.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:19 PM   #7
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Since its a live tandem axle you'll need two sets of differential
gears. You would be better off looking for an overdrive
transmission, maybe a six or seven or 13 speed. You should
try to get a hold of Moki Brandt he's the most knowledgeable
man on here about Crowns
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:38 PM   #8
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Thanks Dragonpop!
I have come across his name on the yahoo group Crown Coach Junkies. He gave me some information about this bus, including letting me know that the bus has a bit of a history. Seems to have been for sale for a while.

But I am going to take a look at it soon and see what happens.
The guy who answers the ad and the phone is short and almost confrontational about it when you start asking questions. I think he either does not want to sell it or does not want to be bothered by it any more.

But he put me on the phone with the actual owner...his grandfather. And he was a great guy to talk with. Gave me a lot of information about the bus, very friendly and nice to talk to about it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:58 PM   #9
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6 71 will most likely not have a turbo if it is original.
Check for water in the oil
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:52 AM   #10
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If Mokibrahbrant didn't want it there must be something wrong with it. Guy buys nearly EVERY crown that pops up for sale.

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