Update as of 4/23/12:Three pictures here and more pictures at the link below. All walls have been double insulated this winter, and 4 or 5 outlets and a switch have been wired into it as well. It has two brand new batteries. Runs and drives great. Bus is now located in Kettle Falls, WA, 80 miles North of Spokane.
Basically everything works fine except for a few things: the rear axle seals leak a little, though they've been replaced, and cause the rear pads to smoke while going down a long incline, sometimes. There is an air leak somewhere in the fuel system, which I have dealt with by cracking open an injector then tightening it and it always starts. It started up fine after sitting for most of the winter. The horn needs to be wired up.
Inside the bus, electric is wired to a house-type breaker box that has the switches for the a/c units, engine heater, etc .. The engine heater needs to be plugged in for a few hours, either to a house or a generator, on cold mornings to warm it up before starting.
The generator needs a tune up; my friend took it all apart and we replaced the main bearing in the generating unit and serviced it as it needed. It ran great for a long time but now is a little choppy. the generator is a 1978 model 4k Onan hooked to a 6 gallon boat tank and wired to the panel inside. It probably needs new points and wires and plugs.
The engine and trans are rock solid and during the 10-15k or so that I've driven it all I've had to deal with is the air in the lines issue I mentioned before and I had to replace the ignition switch and key once.
All the little lights, exterior and interior, work well. It has back-up flourescent lights inside that run off the batteries. All windows have screens and the wood-stove does not come with the bus, it belongs to friend
more pictures at this link:
1991 Bluebird bookmobile conversion
5.9 Cummins turbo diesel with 128k; 12 valve
Allison 4 speed automatic
New tires in back, front are good, with spare front wheel.
4k Onan gas generator
Roof A/C units
60 gallon tank
new fuel lift pump
new fan belt tensioner
All walls/floor/ceiling are blown in insulation, extra in the walls
ceiling height is higher than a school bus at over 6 ft.
Double locks on all doors
brakes recently flushes, new rubber lines to wheels
hydrogen kit (uninstalled)
Run smooth at 65, rear diff. geared for highway driving. Very strong and dependable overall. The bus received very good care from me, and from it's previous owner, the state of Ohio.