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Old 04-07-2019, 08:23 AM   #11
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Yeah Iíll sell two of them
I've been wanting a mechanical DT with a retarder in a rust-free bus for a while now.

Keep me posted on these!
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:04 AM   #12
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I've been wanting a mechanical DT with a retarder in a rust-free bus for a while now.

Keep me posted on these!
The 87 has the retarder and it works well. I was quite surprised at how well it slowed the bus! I have it posted locally on Craigslist and Facebook now.
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/elizabeth-1987-international-s1800/6859870738.html
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:32 AM   #13
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The 87 has the retarder and it works well. I was quite surprised at how well it slowed the bus! I have it posted locally on Craigslist and Facebook now.
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...859870738.html
Man, you're selling yourself short. That's a nice bus you got there. I'd start it for like 5 or 6 grand at least. CO and FL are two places its easy make money selling a bus.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:47 AM   #14
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The 87 has the retarder and it works well. I was quite surprised at how well it slowed the bus! I have it posted locally on Craigslist and Facebook now.
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...859870738.html
good looking bus
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:47 AM   #15
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Man, you're selling yourself short. That's a nice bus you got there. I'd start it for like 5 or 6 grand at least. CO and FL are two places its easy make money selling a bus.
Honestly, Iím not looking to make a million bucks off the deal. I got all three for a song, so if I can help someone out, Iím more than willing.
It is pretty clean and since itís een in Colorado all itís life, is not rusty.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:59 AM   #16
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Honestly, I’m not looking to make a million bucks off the deal. I got all three for a song, so if I can help someone out, I’m more than willing.
It is pretty clean and since it’s een in Colorado all it’s life, is not rusty.
I've personally BID more than your asking price on just such a bus. Sight unseen aside from three grainy pics.
Hell, I got five grand for a shorty with a 444E/545 from Aurora CO.

I hear ya, though. If you're still making a buck that's cool. You could make a few more, though.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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what is a retarder, what does it do and what does it look like?
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #18
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what is a retarder, what does it do and what does it look like?

It helps control your speed going downhill. Unless, of course, someone *wants* a runaway bus on a steep hill. Also reduces brake wear over time if used responsibly.
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what is a retarder, what does it do and what does it look like?
Itís a large electromagnet brake built onto the drive shaft.
It has 4 stages each one brakes a little more than the last. With number 4 being substantial. Enough that you wouldnít use it on wet or icy conditions as it could lock up the rear axle.
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