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Old 10-07-2018, 11:21 PM   #1
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Hello

Just wanted to say hello. I have joined this forum seeking help and information. We have two buses one is a 1981 bluebird and a 1959 international. We are currently planning on redoing the 59 in hopes of pulling my dragcar and ultimately making a nice conversion for the family.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:31 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:36 AM   #3
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thanks. I am looking forward to utilizing this site. Everyone has already been a big help.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:05 PM   #6
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:39 PM   #7
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you have projects ahead of you!

but I would really like to be a neighbor, think of all the "bus" derived trouble that we could get into.

does the international have a bullet butt?


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Old 10-11-2018, 07:06 PM   #8
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See if the rims from the bluebird will fit the 59. Bet they will. If so then you know what to get.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:02 PM   #9
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Set true on the wheels. That has crossed my mind.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:07 PM   #10
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:37 PM   #11
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Man that 59 is sweet! Totally to a wheel upgrade. Does it run?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #12
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Honestly I have never tried to start it yet. The engine looks to be in great shape. It ran when my wife bought it.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:19 AM   #13
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The '59 has a Superior bus body on it. When that bus was new it was one of the better bodies made.

I don't think IHC offered a V-8 normally in a bus of that size. I think 1960 was the first year for the SV V-8's so the only V-8 available in 1959 would have been an LV and that was not normally available in that size chassis.

IHC did offer several I-6 engines in various sizes. If your bus has a dog house under the dash you might have one of the RD I-6 with sizes available up to the RD-501.

Most parts to get things running and stopping are still available for your IHC. It just requires some creativity and a parts man who knows how to look in the books under the counter and not just in the computer to find the parts.

Many of the older parts have yet to be put into the computer data base. Low volume parts take a long time to get put into the computer data base.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:02 AM   #14
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Good luck with the parts counter guy..
I needed a late model chevy 350 180 thermostat

The guy needed to know for what car.
I dont know what car the motor came out of
Something with a 4 bolt main i told him.

I cant help you sir. The old guy behind him left to get my thermostat. Laughing on thw way back with my part....
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:55 AM   #15
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I gave up on our local dealer a long time ago, they just were not interested in talking the time to find stuff. If you have a dealer that will work with you great. Certainly worth a try.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:00 AM   #16
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Oddly they've never once had a part I was looking for.
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