Hello from the Oregon Coast/Portland area (depending on the time of year). Looking at doing a conversion into living space! Picked this bad boy up for 1600 bucks with 150k miles on it!
1978 International Harvester w/ Carpenter short bus frame
V8 345 w/ Allison 4speed auto
Might not be the fastest or the most economical but from what I have researched this is a great engine and transmission?? It does fire up super easy and runs great. Other than being a bit of a dog up the hills I think it should work out great.
The windows are going to be my biggest problem. They are full frame & slide up and down inside the actual walls of the bus... completely open to the elements (leaks lots of water) If anyone has a quick link to a thread addressing an issue like this that would be amazing!
Anywho, glad to have found this site! Look forward to talking with you all.