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Old 12-11-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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I've had a bit of trouble finding others with the same model bus as myself!

Anyone also have a Chevy Blue Bird Mini Bird?

I have a 1990, based on the P30 chassis.

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Old 12-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #2
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A Lego bus! Welcome! Theres a few members with similar buses.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:34 PM   #3
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Saw one in Santa Fe's CL today, while I was looking for something else...

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Old 12-12-2016, 02:47 AM   #4
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My bus is an 86 Blue Bird built on the P30 chassis. It's only 18 feet long--4 windows on the passenger side, no lift. It's the only one like it that I've seen.

A local school district just cycled out the last of this bus style in September--I used to see them around every day.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:53 AM   #5
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I've had a bit of trouble finding others with the same model bus as myself!

Anyone also have a Chevy Blue Bird Mini Bird?

I have a 1990, based on the P30 chassis.

YES!!! i have a new found friend! my girl and i just bought a 1992 mini bird about a month or so ago and planning on living full time in the bus rather than the conversion van this coming spring. im actually really ecstatic that i found another few owners here..

what motor do you have in it? i have the 6.2 detroit with the 4L80E transmission. and running on waste veggy oil.. im digging your paint job.. check out my build thread,. needs updated a bit since i have worked on OTIS since then..

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ot...ird-15694.html


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Old 12-12-2016, 05:04 AM   #6
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alright actually im in love with your bus, the color and the flowers, do you have any more pictures? and any parts you dont need??
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:04 PM   #7
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YES!!! i have a new found friend! my girl and i just bought a 1992 mini bird about a month or so ago and planning on living full time in the bus rather than the conversion van this coming spring. im actually really ecstatic that i found another few owners here..

what motor do you have in it? i have the 6.2 detroit with the 4L80E transmission. and running on waste veggy oil.. im digging your paint job.. check out my build thread,. needs updated a bit since i have worked on OTIS since then..

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ot...ird-15694.html


*back to eating my cereal*

Thank you. I love the paint job, too! I didn't do it, the last owner did, but I love it!!

I have a 6.2 diesel (I think it's GM?). My mechanic told me I have a Turbo 400, 3-speed transmission. I'll check out your build thread!

Send me a message!!
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:17 PM   #8
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one way to determine what transmission you have is by how many pan bolts you have.

Transmission Identification Chart

i have the 4 speed but OD doesn't engage atm so its like driving three speeds, how fast can you go?
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:21 PM   #9
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I've pushed it has high as 70, I believe.

I had to replace the valve modulator on the transmission and bought the one for the TH400, so unless there is the same valve modulator on other transmissions, I definitely have the TH400.

I'll have the check the bolts when I'm out at the bus tomorrow!
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #10
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Hey Jacob, keep the videos coming on YouTube. You got a follower here.
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