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Old 12-10-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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What have they done to that poor bus?

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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That one I like!!

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I honestly wouldn't mind undertaking a hot rod bus project. I just don't care for a lot of stuff on that one. The chopped look is cool, but they should have taken material out from below the windows for instance. Also, a FWD Eldo frame? If you're going to use an Eldo frame you might as well keep the 500 cubic inch monster that was supposed to be there, not that a 430ci blown Olds can't get up and move.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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I honestly wouldn't mind undertaking a hot rod bus project. I just don't care for a lot of stuff on that one. The chopped look is cool, but they should have taken material out from below the windows for instance. Also, a FWD Eldo frame? If you're going to use an Eldo frame you might as well keep the 500 cubic inch monster that was supposed to be there, not that a 430ci blown Olds can't get up and move.
They're probably twisting the facts a bit and probably used a Toronado chassis, hence the Olds motor,
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It would be essentially the same chassis in either case. Heck, even if it was a Toronado chassis I'd still like to see a big inch Caddy between those frame rails or a 455 Olds. I have a hard time believing that building a blown 430 inch Olds was any cheaper than building any of the other choices. I think I need to start the search for a builder bus...
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:18 AM   #6
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I think this one from one of the other posts would make a nice starting point

61 IH bus on Craigslist in WA
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This bus is about a half hour from where Im docked, any interest?

I love Olds motors and the 403 is a mean one can't imagine with a blower on it but the whole front wheel drive thing just ruins, how are they gonna do wheelies with their bus?!!
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I honestly wouldn't mind undertaking a hot rod bus project. I just don't care for a lot of stuff on that one. The chopped look is cool, but they should have taken material out from below the windows for instance. Also, a FWD Eldo frame? If you're going to use an Eldo frame you might as well keep the 500 cubic inch monster that was supposed to be there, not that a 430ci blown Olds can't get up and move.

IT WOULD OF COST ABOUT THE SAME TO WITH A HOLE HELL OF A LOT MORE POWER !


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All that motor and a Fram filter of all things.
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that mack and that cornbinder are the cool ones
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The Olds "430" is probably no more and no less than the 425 that many Toronados were built with. It's better for a blower than a 455 due to the forged steel crank (455's had cast cranks).
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