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Old 02-08-2017, 04:09 PM   #41
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Buy this bus and I'll make you a steak while you're passing through.
This bus would save someone a ton of money and labor on some aspects of "conversion" and has a badass drivetrain with low miles.
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...36&acctid=7167
That is set-up nice. Do you think you'd ever get that funky wet dog smell out of it?

Otherwise, levelers, 8.3L in the trunk and everything.
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:39 PM   #42
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That is set-up nice. Do you think you'd ever get that funky wet dog smell out of it?

Otherwise, levelers, 8.3L in the trunk and everything.
I think I definitely could get rid of, overcome, or learn to live with that dog smell.
Heck- my subaru smells a bit like my dog.
It looks like mostly stainless cages. I don't think de-stinking it would be that bad, other than the ac system and I'm sure Chris could tell someone how to clean that out.
The 8.3, genny, and levelers, along with the mileage are too much to resist for me. I've bid on it twice now.
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:41 PM   #43
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That is set-up nice. Do you think you'd ever get that funky wet dog smell out of it?

Otherwise, levelers, 8.3L in the trunk and everything.
Dog smell or not. Seriously, that is a great start for a conversion.
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Is there a secret to knowing what these bus models are? They only give the year, make, size, and VIN.

For example: 1998, IHC, 36 Passengers, 1HVBBAAL3WH569916
you can use this : https://www.decodethis.com/
vin decoder. will give the model of the bus.
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Off topic 8.3L coolant

Bit off topic-

I have 3 of the 8.3 L Cummins trucks and need to baby the coolant in them- dreaded "liner cavitation" problem is always there, and you have to make sure your coolant always had a full charge of additives. I buy my coolant from Caterpillar, of all places, but is cheapest and up to snuff.

Do any of you guys worry/maintain this? Only big downside to this wet sleeve design. Similar pump to p7100, but is MW pump. Simple to bump-up the smoke, no plate needed, just tools.

Vs 5.9L: shipping weight on a 5.9 is 1100 lbs and 1500 lbs for the 8.3. The 8.3 is about 6" (from front cover to back of block)longer, 4" wider and 4" (from oil pan mounting surface to the top of the valve cover)higher.
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