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Old 06-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #31
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Thought of you when I saw this: http://montana.craigslist.org/pts/2449778066.html
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #32
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Dang! Sure wish that unit was closer to Texas! Thanks Opus, much appreciated. I am still on the hunt. May be taking a look at a 6-speed Allison I just came across locally in the next day or so. It can be bolted up OK, but have to find out about a controller ($$$-ka-ching).
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #33
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Dude, come get it and drive it home. Great time to visit MT!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:08 AM   #34
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A visit to the Great State of Montana (aka "Big Sky Country" )is most definitely part of the long term plan. Just can't bail from here for a while.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:14 PM   #35
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My bus should be here in a week or so and I just sent a check off for a Cummins 4BTAA and Allison 545 combo. Looks like I may have to get to work soon instead of just reading about everyone else's progress. Between finding time to work on it and scratching for the necessary cash, I figure it could easily take a couple of years (unless the Lottery comes through soon). Either way, I am SO ready to finally get started!
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:57 AM   #36
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Engine/Tranny Update --- They're heeere! Will make a run to Diesel Specialists tomorrow to finally see what I bought and set up the dyno run and checkout. Just hope it runs as good as it looked & sounded on YouTube!
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since you got it, how did it sound on youtube? link would cool
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Hey Stuff --- the YouTube vid (combined with the sellers rep & history on FleaBay) is what sold me. It sounded very good. It may still be up here...


Saw it in person today and there is a fair amount of pretty nasty looking surface rust on the intake, but the diesel tech said he thought it was fine. They will check it out in a week or so and schedule a dyno run after that. Now all I need is my bus!...and of course, winning the lottery. Onward!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #39
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It looks like I FINALLY have a carrier for my bus! Good thing, cause given that I bought it back in April and have been going in circles with transporters (brokers, actually) ever since, my patience is worn pretty thin. What a scam ridden racket! At least now I am dealing with an owner/operator who is not only motivated, but actually on his way after just two days of talk. He left Houston this morning and should be headed back next week. Looks like I will have to get to work here pretty soon. Can't wait!
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Yea!!! It's here! --- After getting jerked around by transport brokers for two months I finally found a fully insured "Indie" who got the job done in short order for way less than the "Pros". Great guy by the name of Okie Newton. He works out of Texas City near Houston but covers the country. Anyone looking for a hauler couldn't do much better. Be more than happy to pass along his contact info.

Below are a couple of quick pix of baby's arrival. I immediately starting gutting the old interior, but with the heat index here around 112 in the shade, I only made it so far. The warehouse is like a microwave oven. Gotta' get more & bigger fans!





Let the fun begin...
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