All right, I'm not so sick anymore.
This is the bus:
I went and looked at it this morning. And I spoke with the driver.
It is listed as being 43 feet long, originally carrying up to 97 kids. This is wrong.
I figured it wasn't more than 40', but it is only 36'.
So I'm not buying it. I have more room in Millicent.
Now. This may not be a bad bus for someone else. It IS a mid-engine with
Cummins 855 and a BIG Allison.
To my surprise, there are some rust bubbles on the roof. Turns out, this bus
used to live in the San Francisco area, where ocean salt wafts in on the fog.
Consequently, there is some minor rust elsewhere also, but nothing like the
road-salt rust some of you have.
The driver claims the tranny and rear end were gone thru recently. The engine
is iffier. He wasn't sure if he remembered correctly that the engine was fresh
when his district bought it about 100.000 miles ago. So that's a solid "maybe".
The batteries were flat, so we did not start it. It has been sitting for a year.
What a relief! I really don't need any more projects!