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Old 09-05-2018, 04:13 PM   #1
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Talking Once again: PLEASE look at this bus! d(^^d)

Thanks for looking
It is an Allison MT643.

What sort of top end and mpg's could I expect?

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Old 09-05-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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Likely around 8-10mpg.

If you are willing to spend that much on that bus, call me before you buy. I'll take good care of you

If you shop a bit you should be able to find a similar or better bus for $3k-$5k.

I have seen a few 8.3/3060 equipped buses go for under $3k. Mine was $3800.
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
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Too much money, not enough bus. Also they don't tell you what transmission it has, so assume it doesn't have one that you'd want.
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:07 PM   #4
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Its an MT 643


Man. Everytime I think I found a good bus....Its always something

Cons as I see it:
  • Not a Cummings 8.3
  • Sorta high mileage at 180+k
  • Price

Pros as I see it:
  • 40'
  • 78" celing
  • Under bus storage (but not pass thru)
  • Cummings engine
  • Decent tranny
  • Pre-2007 emissions
  • West Coast, not as much rust


Continue to let me know what ya'll think
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
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not enough information

will need gear ratio, engine type, wheel size, a picture would also.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:00 PM   #6
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Ok. Flame THIS one? Not too familiar with this engine?


https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...tid=5213#media
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Ok. Flame THIS one? Not too familiar with this engine?


https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...tid=5213#media
They say its a 550, the pic shows a cummins 5.9, and the vin comes back as a Cat 3126.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:31 PM   #8
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I have seen several buses offered with a "250hp Cummins CM550".

Google'ing it does not yield much except referencing ISB. My best guess is that it is another name for the 5.9 Cummins.

Or was it Cummings?
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2000 had the bad 53 block on the 5.9
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I have seen several buses offered with a "250hp Cummins CM550".

Google'ing it does not yield much except referencing ISB. My best guess is that it is another name for the 5.9 Cummins.

Or was it Cummings?
There is a town below me called Cumming. Everyone new calls it Cummings incorrectly. Rumor has it the city below it, Alpharetta, and my town of Dawsonville, above it, are going to be renamed Heavy Breathing and Cigarette, Because everyone knows there is heavy breathing is before Cumming and a Cigarette afterwards.
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