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Old 02-21-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
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Reliable DD Mechanic in FL

Hey all. Just bought myself a bus (admittedly not a school bus) sight unseen down in Florida. Yeah, yeah, risky business.

Anyway, first place I plan to drive it is a Detroit mechanic to tell me what I just got myself into. The bus is in Fort Lauderdale, but it's said to be drivable - so a mechanic anywhere in FL would be fantastic. Do any of you folks know a reliable outfit I should bring it to?
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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You better not just ask for a DD mechanic, you better ask for an old timer, 2 stroke mechanic. You'd be better suited going over to Bus Conversion Magazine and asking there.

What did you get?
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:40 PM   #4
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You better not just ask for a DD mechanic, you better ask for an old timer, 2 stroke mechanic. You'd be better suited going over to Bus Conversion Magazine and asking there.

What did you get?
But I didn't a get a 2 stroke. I ended up buying a '94 Setra with a 12.7L Series 60 motor in it (paired with an Allison B500 transmission).
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Ooooooo.......

I'd still go over there and ask around. Helpful bunch and more suited to a coach than here.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:03 AM   #6
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Ooooooo.......

I'd still go over there and ask around. Helpful bunch and more suited to a coach than here.
Waiting on my new account to be approved. Same type of registration process that's employed here.
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