Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
While I absolutely LOVED my 73 Scout Terra pickup in high school, I couldn't imagine a bus with the LITTLE Scout engines being very fun to drive.
Remember the little four cylinder Nissan engines?
my dad bought 2 scout diesels in 1980.. little nissan 3.3 Litre engines and 4 speed sticks..
imagine a full size scout with 100 horsepower .. of coursae when I learned to drive in 1985 one of the scouts was what I drove.. and of course I insisted in always running the A/C.. I just remember ALWAYS feeling the compressor kick in and out and having to adjust my foot asccordingly..
but that scout got 27 MPG.. something that even the modern fancy SUV's cant do...
And.. he still has One of them at 375,000 miles...
one if the "subsitute" busses I rode to school on was a 1971 Thomas gasoiline sitting on a Loadstar with s stick shift..
that bus had a "3 speed" stick.. it had L-1-2-3 and of course R... that bus went at least 60... it didnt seems too much like it was dog slow.. the driver used to run it hard.. he said it had more power than the "route bus" which was a 1980 Carpenter on a ford chassis with automatic..
since the OP's bus is factory converted irt might have highway style power-train instead of in-town skoolie power train