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Old 05-24-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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New PSI 8.8 liter propane powered IC bus

Today I get to use a new IC propane powered bus for a field trip. It only has 4400 miles and the PSI 8.8 liter V8. Obviously more power than the Rousch powered ones. It's also nice driving a bus that doesn't have a quarter million miles on it for a change....
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:57 AM   #2
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Tracking... let us know how you like it
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:12 AM   #3
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I'll get a picture of it later, but during my pre-trip I opened the electrical access panel under the driver's window and was amazed. Just two large fuse/relay panels and a few wires. No rats nest of wires, fuses and connectors!
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:16 AM   #4
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I'll get a picture of it later, but during my pre-trip I opened the electrical access panel under the driver's window and was amazed. Just two large fuse/relay panels and a few wires. No rats nest of wires, fuses and connectors!



its all on the computer network now.. individual items have individual fuses but the wiring is streamlined to localized controllers.. similar to the way city and coach busses are done (and have been for awhile)...
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:42 AM   #5
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its all on the computer network now.. individual items have individual fuses but the wiring is streamlined to localized controllers.. similar to the way city and coach busses are done (and have been for awhile)...


Sorry for the crappy picture, cheap phone.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:18 PM   #6
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I saw that engine on Wolfington Body Company’s website the other day (they made my bus’s body). They had a gasoline powered version as well. Lots of torque and HP, can’t remember the numbers right now but I’d sure love to hear one of those engines through some glass packs!
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:25 PM   #7
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that engine is being sold in IC (international) school busses as a gasoline engine.. I dont know of anyone running them yet but quite a few people I know running trans departments have them ordered
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:30 PM   #8
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Are they exclusive to IC? I mentioned it in my post because Wolfington appears to make bodies only for IC. I wonder what the expected lifespan of this engine will be.
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:49 PM   #9
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IC is the only one I know of right now.. I think I heard Bluebird will offer the ford 7.3 as its option,.. up till now its been offered with the V10...



havent heard on thomas gas offering.. theres a lot of IC and Bluebird fanboys in the bus enthusiast clubs so its sometimes hard to see through all the "wishing" vs reality..

ive only seen wolfington associated with IC.. unless its different outside of the states..



theres also Lion which I never saw a single one around here for years but they are starting to show up in the mix.. their claim to fame is they are composite material and dont rust..(supposedly) they seem to be trying to push forward with electric busses.. but offer a diesel.. (cummins 6.7 like everyone)
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I’ve never seen another “Wolfington” bodied bus. I guess it’s just an AMTRAN at the end of the day though
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