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Old 03-22-2015, 10:29 PM   #11
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Year: 1988
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Engine: DT360
Jiminny! I think it should be faster than that.
Mine is an automatic with 4 wheel disc brakes. It has 28' from the back door to the back of the driver's seat. I will check rpms at various speeds for you next time I have it out. Right now, I have been tinkering, measuring and painting.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:58 PM   #12
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Location: Denver
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Year: 1982
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: International S1800
Engine: DT466 Trans: MT643
Rated Cap: 65
The 360 is a great motor. I wouldn't mind having one!
Look around on your rear axle and see if there is a tag that says the ratio.
You can also roll the bus forward slowly and count the number of turns on the axle to wheel rotations.
It alllllmost sounds like you're not getting into 4th. Have you tried shifting up through the gears manually, starting with the selector in 1, then 2, etc? Maybe when your lever is in D, it's actually in "3". That would be sweet. ;)
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:22 AM   #13
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Location: Statesville, North Carolina
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Year: 1993
Chassis: Thomas
Engine: International Navistar DT360
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Pasted from another thread on my bus, here are some pictures!

Bus vs. Pop-up camper

Here's a very rough mock up of what the conversion will look like. The will be a claw foot bathtub in the living room with a repurposed door sitting on top with cushions available to make a bed, couch, table, or bathtub! A gas log fireplace in the living room/kitchen area. The bedroom will have two bench couches with storage underneath and the storage doors will swing up and connect to make one large bed. The back mud room will store animal food containers, the dog crate, and a dryer to be run from a generator. It's somewhat of a necessity with our messy lifestyle. The whole back area is a grated washable floor for the goat, rabbits, and chickens, and will have a storage area in the top for fishing poles, tents, canopies, chairs, etc. I'm thinking of making a small back platform off the rear end to hold a generator and house a staircase up to the moss roof.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:40 AM   #14
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You may want to get in there with a tape measure and put some masking/duct tape on the floor to figure out space for items and get a true feeling for how much space everything will take up.
Other than that, I think you have some great ideas. Don't stop til the dream is a reality and then dream some more!
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:53 AM   #15
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We travel alot in NC and I swear NC has it's own school bus yellow

and also the only state I have seen the "pug nose" buses, how big is the dog house in them?

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