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Old 07-30-2009, 01:48 AM   #11
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

My '69 Chevy Bluebird gas burner will run 45 mph PERIOD. If you hit 46 mph shes SCREAMIN! For Christmas I think Id like Santa to bring me a new ring and pinion of a slightly higher gear ratio.
For the record, I inherited my bus from my dad when he passed away 2 years ago. I THINK he paid $100 for it 20 years ago from a church that blew the motor.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:23 AM   #12
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My '69 Chevy Bluebird gas burner will run 45 mph PERIOD. If you hit 46 mph shes SCREAMIN! For Christmas I think Id like Santa to bring me a new ring and pinion of a slightly higher gear ratio.
For the record, I inherited my bus from my dad when he passed away 2 years ago. I THINK he paid $100 for it 20 years ago from a church that blew the motor.
The probably blew the motor driving 46mph all the time.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:57 PM   #13
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Re: Where did you get your bus.

LOL could have been!
Actualy the story goes that they took a church trip to Denver for whatever reason and on the trip back home eastbound bucking a Kansas headwind lugging the motor at 30 mph in 5th gear after a big bang, it developed a bad miss. One of the mechanically inclined folks worked on it and determined it to have no compression in one of the cylinders. SO they decided the bus was worthless and dad bought it from the church for next to nuthin. Well, he yanked the motor and dropped in a fresh 350 4 bolt main out of a rollover Jeep. I remember seeing the smashed air filter and something on the carb was broken. Anyway, Dad and I pulled off the pan and found pieces of metal in there which turned out to be a broken up piston. And this is NO LIE the connecting rod had flopped over and wrapped around the rod opposing it. Yes stuff was banged up and chewed up really bad and there was a chunk missing from the outside of the cylinder wall that lost the piston. But the thing STILL RAN!!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:15 AM   #14
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Lost internet connection for a while
we switched from a lime green lighted router to a green lighted router ... lol
but it is faster {clearwire/wimax if u know about that stuff}
also we spent then resaved most of our bus funds on our owned house { water damage that would raise our premium if we went insurance way }
meanwhile i got the book select and covert your bus into a motorhome on a shoestring .. by ben rasander
and read that....its cool
but also talked to my father inlaw { he works on large engines for a living}
and now i want a cummins engine in a bluebird flat nose puller about 88 to 96 and an onan geney
and have raised our price range to 2500 instead on 1000
thats the news we should have a bus by oct first if all goes well
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