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Old 07-24-2015, 01:00 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, that helps a lot. We do plan on traveling with it so reliability is a bigger issue with me than even economy so thanks for the heads on that part.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:39 PM   #12
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Based on feedback from several of you here, we backed off on the gas powered bus we were looking at and just today got an email from one of my son-in-laws parents who are living just out of Wewoka OK and know we are looking. The have located a 1995 Navistar International with tinted windows, dual A/C, 6cyl, 466 CID Diesel with an Allison 4speed auto transmission (no idea yet what model). It's rated as a 24seat, whatever that means. Reportedly starts and runs well, asking price is $3,000

Sounds much better to us, what say you guys with the experience?

I am trying to contact the owner for more information before I decide whether to make a flying trip up there to look at it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:30 PM   #13
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:11 AM   #15
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That's a much better choice. Probably a P-pump engine. Hopefully it has a MT643 transmission.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:47 AM   #16
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If you are referring to the fuel pump type, my friend who looked at it said it was not a rotary pump but some other type which I don't recall at the moment. He said it was more reliable than the rotary. The seller sent a few pics which look decent so now I need to request a day off work to go look at it and make a decision. Is there a way to determine what transmission it has by looking?
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:35 AM   #17
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Since it is a 24 pax, my guess is an AT545.


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Old 08-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #18
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