Re: Looking for some insight on a "new" bus
Being standard issue Ford engine & tranny, I can't imagine any average mechanic not being able to work on it. Might not have a lift for it but hey, that's what jackstands are for. Should not be an issue. That said, should they refuse, at least there is plenty of info available on the main components and given that what befuddles so many builders are the electrics involved...you should be way ahead of the game.
And...with a starting price of $0.00, you have way more wiggle room than most of us. Go for it!