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Old 06-30-2014, 01:44 AM   #11
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ant that HP the transmission is pretty much bullet proof.........however should you get it, I would invest in a laser heat gun, and after your first 80 miles or so, pull over, check heat temps at the hubs and spindles, as well as the radiator and each cylinder of the engine............see how that squares with temp readings at the instrument pane......

Hah already got a laser gun now there is a use for it besides making sure cooking surfaces are ready for use.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:39 AM   #12
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Postby jmar896 Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:49 pm
I am going for the carpenter, so if you go for it there is going to be a bidding war




Now Now Now............you don't want to throw down the gauntlet. You know how obstinate and mean I can be........ Now if it said Carpenter/Crown I might be tempted. Not only will I not bid on it. But I won't even drive the price up on you, say to tax you for some comments you may or may not have made. Wish you nothing but luck and hope it's everything you want it to be...........Good Vibes.......When does it end again.............I may be in Washington picking up my Orion.............nah Yakima is way east..........you're in luck
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:51 AM   #13
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Here's another one of the Coaches I won in Washington........C8.3L Cummins Turbo mated to the the Allison World B400 5 speed overdrive, 30ft in length.........Made it 300 miles to Gresham, without adding fuel, averaged 15 mpg....at 70 mph..........This is just a classic little palindrome I mean Gillig.....when it's all said and done, when the flxibles and the Crowns and the Orions have all gone away..........this one will likely stay. This is a fun solid, quick little Coach.........it's a classic. 19 years old. Washington is the sleeper Market for Coaches, and it seems, since each county has it's own particular tax rate, they each have the money to take care of their Buses. Moki
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:38 AM   #14
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Now Now Now............you don't want to throw down the gauntlet. You know how obstinate and mean I can be........ Now if it said Carpenter/Crown I might be tempted. Not only will I not bid on it. But I won't even drive the price up on you, say to tax you for some comments you may or may not have made. Wish you nothing but luck and hope it's everything you want it to be...........Good Vibes.......When does it end again.............I may be in Washington picking up my Orion.............nah Yakima is way east..........you're in luck
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:19 AM   #15
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mjh2901, did you win the one you wanted?

I'm out on the carpenter since with a plane ticket to Washington, fuel back to MA and I'm sure the bidding will be over 2 grand that's too much
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:13 AM   #16
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Out bid I was ending at 2 grand. I want to watch more auctions see what the rate is. I think I want to wait for exactly what I want rather than settle. I want 40 ft rear engine with cargo boxes. I prefer cummings deisel for parts and eas of repair. No that I see there is a steady stream on some of these sites I think I can wait, and bank cash until the right one pops up.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:33 PM   #17
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Go with a Cummins or International engine if possible, and try to avoid the 3208 Cat if at all possible. If it is near the end of it's life, it is not rebuild friendly
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