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Old 11-06-2016, 06:29 AM   #11
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if not otherwise specified, all internationals leave the factory with a 62 MPH top speed set, I used to deliver new ones
Did you deliver em in the early 90's?
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:36 AM   #12
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:12 AM   #13
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Looks like my bus, only with the engine in the opposite side and with 4" more headroom!
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:23 AM   #14
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:21 PM   #15
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Hmm...not sure that's true anymore.
Just finished a month of training at the local school bus company, he's been buying only internationals the past 3 years. Drove 2, did 70 in the one no problem...65 no problem in the other one.
Conventional layout, cummins engine (260hp), wolfington bodies (he doesn't like the bluebirds -rust. Thomas' are the 'budget' models he says).

We have soem older internationals..haven't had one on the hiway yet to know what it will do. "aroudn town" it's much peppier than the new buses (it's pre-def and much more crude inside shall we say). But it's got 85k miles on it instead of 15k or 4k. SO maybe it's just broke in now!

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Old 11-06-2016, 09:41 PM   #16
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im thinking it was true with the T-444E possibly? like I say im not the on;y one who has had a T-444E run hot in summer weather trying to run it fast on the highway... so im wondering if even though the gears may support it and on perhaps only the AT545 versions that they built them speed limited purposely to make sure they were run with lower Loads on the engine..

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Wolfington may have been the dealer but not the OEM of the bus body.

At one time IC buses were made by the Ward Bus Body Company of Conway, AR.

During the '90's Navistar International purchased a minority position in the company. At that time the Ward body was renamed the AmTrans, short for American Transportation.

By the mid-00's Navistar purchased the rest of AmTrans which then became a stand alone division. At that time the AmTrans company became IC Bus, short for Integrated Coach Bus.

Wolfington Body Company has been a distributor for IC buses for a long time. I can understand why you would think an IC bus was a Wolfington bus when the dealer logo looks almost like an OEM type of nameplate.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:04 AM   #18
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Sweet looking bus, you even have belly storage, something I am lacking on mine!
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That makes sense, thanks.
The do say "IC" on them and the boss calls them international buses, as if they were completely made by international.

The stickers on the back, on the mud flaps say "wolfington body company"..hence my conclusion.

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Wolfington may have been the dealer but not the OEM of the bus body.

At one time IC buses were made by the Ward Bus Body Company of Conway, AR.

During the '90's Navistar International purchased a minority position in the company. At that time the Ward body was renamed the AmTrans, short for American Transportation.

By the mid-00's Navistar purchased the rest of AmTrans which then became a stand alone division. At that time the AmTrans company became IC Bus, short for Integrated Coach Bus.

Wolfington Body Company has been a distributor for IC buses for a long time. I can understand why you would think an IC bus was a Wolfington bus when the dealer logo looks almost like an OEM type of nameplate.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:27 AM   #20
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The stickers on the back, on the mud flaps say "Wolfington body company"..hence my conclusion.
Custom printed mudflaps with a company's name or dealer's name are very common. Stickers have been around for ages too.
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