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Old 11-28-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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1988 B600 6.6L diesel

Changed the belts today on my 88 B600. I thought I would post a couple pics and part numbers in the hope they would be helpful to someone else. My bus has the 6.6L Brazilian/Ford/New Holland diesel. It has hydraulic brakes and an engine driven AC compressor. If you have air brakes or different options, yours may be different, but I have included pictures of my belt system and also pictures of the belt sleeves with the part #. Amazingly, the belts were all available super cheap from Rockauto and I actually ordered the right parts the first time!
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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wow Air-con on an 88. that wasnt super common.. the 86 GMC i had with it was unusual too..

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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It was actually a Bookmobile, it also came with two rooftop AC/ heat units and a 7.5 KW Diesel generator!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:03 PM   #4
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wow Air-con on an 88. that wasnt super common.. the 86 GMC i had with it was unusual too..

-Christopher
It's also on my '88 B600...... BOTH front AND rear A/C... Almost an identical set up.

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:11 PM   #5
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It's also on my '88 B600...... BOTH front AND rear A/C... Almost an identical set up.

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Does yours look like this?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #6
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the south vs north.. when I was in school we had Two busses bought in 86 (6.9 or 7.3 IDI bluebird conventionals with air. and it was a HUGE deal to have those.. the district had a few hundred busses maybe? they had routes.. (i was a lucky one to ride one of those new ones my senior year).. but they always used them for band / orchestra / sports events and longer field trips.. in ohio it was rare for any A/C bus .. even many city busses didnt have it yet except for the newer fishbowls and the new Flxibles they bought all had it ..
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:24 PM   #7
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Does yours look like this?
Not really. It has the handicap door, but is a bit longer.

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Old 11-28-2017, 10:28 PM   #8
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Not really. It has the handicap door, but is a bit longer.

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Old 11-29-2017, 06:12 AM   #9
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Woot !

Fellow bookmobile owner here !

Does your still smell like books? Mine did until I gutted it.

Looks like a solid platform for a skoolie !
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:18 AM   #10
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Fellow bookmobile owner here !

Does your still smell like books? Mine did until I gutted it.

Looks like a solid platform for a skoolie !
No, mine had a second life as a rehab vehicle for the local rescue squad before i got it. It had plenty of extra wiring, sirens and lights!
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:20 PM   #11
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:56 PM   #12
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Single or Double a/c compressors?

Does yours have single or double air conditioning compressors? I have the '88 B600 M1031A1 used to own and it has two compressors (pic attached). Just wanted to check before I order belts. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:17 PM   #13
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Does yours have single or double air conditioning compressors? I have the '88 B600 M1031A1 used to own and it has two compressors (pic attached). Just wanted to check before I order belts. Thanks for the info.

One is for the front A/C and the other is for the rear. They were stacked like that when I bought the bus.
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