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Old 01-27-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Is this a good bus ?

A beginner, lurking around reading and admiring some of the nicer built and hard works some of you put in to your bus!

Is this a good bus:
Full sized tall roof Thomas school bus turbo diesel nice !

I am not into buying at the moment so feel free to "steal" it - would be nice though if people can give inputs into the CONS of this bus. It would be even nicer if you let me come along and kick the tires if you come to check it out!

From my perspective it sounded nice - a good body, in good shape, sounded like a strong engine, some lockers, a nice high roof that doesn't have to be raised...Title does said diesel but details list said gas ?

BTW, I saw something similar last week 2001? that listed at 2k less : 3,500 that is gone now.

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Old 01-28-2017, 05:14 PM   #2
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T444e motor in it, what transmission does it have?

Also what do you mean by "lockers"? I don't see any belly storage? Although I'm on a cell phone right now so maybe it's just screen size and poor eyesight!
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Old 01-28-2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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Ah I mean the little doors by the driver's side - not belly storage. I guess you can tell that I am pretty raw at it...If it's a T444E then the transmission is likely an AT545 combo ? I have no idea - hadn't called or texted the owner...
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:03 PM   #4
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The doors on driverside outside are for the batteries (lower door).
The door above is access to a bunch of wiring.
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Old 01-28-2017, 08:45 PM   #5
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Wow, 7 feet of interior height huh? Tell that seller to pass the pipe when he's done hittin it.
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Wow, 7 feet of interior height huh? Tell that seller to pass the pipe when he's done hittin it.
More like 73 inches instead of 7 foot 3 inches
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:22 PM   #7
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Wow, 7 feet of interior height huh? Tell that seller to pass the pipe when he's done hittin it.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:25 PM   #8
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Wow, 7 feet of interior height huh? Tell that seller to pass the pipe when he's done hittin it.
I want some of whatever they're smokin!

Looks like a common, lower spec bus for top dollar.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:26 PM   #9
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More like 73 inches instead of 7 foot 3 inches
Feet and inches with a base 10 system. Interesting.

The seller does explicitly list it as a high roof when it clearly isn't though.
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thats not a thomas, its a Bluebird.

the T-444E in my 6 window bluebird is nice N quick.. *BUT* I could see it being very doggie in a full sized bus!!

the bus key is turned on, RPM shows over 500, yet the Voltage gauge is running down near the bottom... bad alternator??

the transmission indicator appears to be RND 3-2-1. which would be more likely an AT545.. possibly an MT-643.. but the 643 against a 444E seems a bit rare.. the 545 against a 444E is pretty common...

if its sitting idling wonder why the Shifter is in '2'.. is it broken? or just oversight from the picture-taker?


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