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Old 11-02-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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CROWNING AROUND......SHOTS FROM LAST MONTH

Just thought I'd flip out a few photo's I took last month in my 85 Crown: From Mt. Hood National Forest.....Lost Lake, Clear Lake, onto Madras Oregon, stranded for a couple days, brake relay valve, and then completely trouble free down the Pacific Coast Kayaking...........pretty sparse in terms of Creature comforts, but Crown had all filters fluids replaced including air filter, had all fluids, engine, transmission, transaxle ........replaced, thorough powerwash, and cleaning from the Engine, to the Interior, hatches and trunk, all seats removed, carpet install, just to give some insulation better surface than the floor, 6000 watt 10000 Peak 27 Amp Inverter, install of Freezer, not fridge, and of course Tunes...........Pretty spartan bus all these changes took place in Less than a Week.

Crown was the Filthiest bus I ever purchased........Just degreasing, and cleaning this bus was quite the task: It had 1 half inch of red dirt in the rain gutters, the trunk had 2 inches of a mud flat in it: When I changed out the air filter, about a 35lb giant block with literally 64 separate cone filters: I pulled it out, dropped it to the sidewalk, and there were 64 perfectly formed 3 inch tall cone shaped dirt mounds..........pulled the interior panels over the engine and trans.......just incredible, engine was under a sand dune.........That said, once cleaned and it's modest set up in place that Big Cam Cummins Turbo in Line Six that weighs as much as 4 5.9L Cummins combined simply never complained. 80 mph at 2300 RPM......governed speed...........Enjoy the shots......Moki
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: CROWNING AROUND......SHOTS FROM LAST MONTH

you dont get any crap for the paint color?

maybe due to the "old skool" body lines?

still nice pics....except a kayak at moonscape lost lake"> in middle of the desert
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: CROWNING AROUND......SHOTS FROM LAST MONTH

Nice but boy, that must be loud in there going down the road?
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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Re: CROWNING AROUND......SHOTS FROM LAST MONTH

]The "desert" photograph is taken Lakeside at Clear Lake Mt Hood National Forest. Didn't do any Deserts. Crown runs extremely quiet, conversation at normal voice levels easily. Zero rattles, no clatter of glass, zero squeaks........Quiet, Quiet Quiet.......Light years quieter than a Bluebird puller with a 5.9 Far quieter and better handling, brakes better, tracks better, is more fuel efficient .........Just one of the finest Coaches ever produced bar none......... So I'll close with some more photo's from my "desert" shoot and wish you a nice day.........Moki.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:00 AM   #5
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Nice bus.

Man I like the look of those Crowns. They are beautiful!
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:37 AM   #6
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Can you or another Crown owner post some engine pics?
I did a search and came up empty. Never actually seen how its laid out in there.
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:34 PM   #7
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Your wish is my command.................I'll post photo's of the Cummins and as well the lay out of the 671..........you will also find "engine" photo's on my FB page CROWNING AROUND................It amazes me that people have some notion that these Crowns are loud...........part of the beauty is that they are not: With the "house" build inside my HP Intercity Crown you seriously can't hear the engine running at all...................from the interior.

First three should be shots of a Cummins big Cam.........last a photo of the 671TA...........all amidship...........Cummins weighs in at about 2500 lbs, put that up against your 5.9...........and the Detroit weighs in around a 2200 lbs..........just to lend some perspective. All in line 6 are not created equal
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:47 PM   #8
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Dang it all the Crown propaganda may be doing its job on me...
I'm wanting one of those more every day.
Shhhhhh don't tell my bus I'd ever think of cheating on it with another.
Thanks for posting the pics. Will check out the FB when the little lady gets home.
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Old 03-18-2015, 05:02 PM   #9
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No propaganda my Man.............you can scour the web high and low........with regard this one build....... Crown Coach and will find it difficult to find anyone without affection for them..............a well deserved affection.

There's a significant difference seeing photos and hearing testimonials: And actually being in front of one and waling round and through one and putting thousands of miles on one in all kinds of weather terrain: The build and the quality are tough to beat................just locomotives running on rubber..........
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:36 PM   #10
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Hey-hi,

Mokibrabrant, so you also agree that the Crown is bus quality all the way around--eh?

What other types of bus would you consider if you were in the market and why?

Anyone is welcome to chime in, in fact, I invite it please and thank you.

I have already checked out Nat's and EastCoastCB, or Charlie. Cool stuff! Nat, your pic's are great for visual learners like us.

I am attempting to discover the best bus type for our plans; course, as you were all where we are, you get it--thanks.

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