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Old 11-08-2007, 11:12 PM   #11
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Something for comparison: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-Blu ... 0180140937
Although this ones got the 8.3.. and I'm not sure on the years of the bus above, so that also factors in..
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #12
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Why and how do you get tanks certified? Are these the fuel tank you are talking about. Do we all need to get certified tanks? Or is it just Cali?
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #13
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All CNG (compressed natural gas) tanks have an exipation date. I think its 15 years. These tanks are dated 1992 and exired in 10/92. Unless you have CNG tanks, you have nothing to worry about. It's not just for California, it's everywhere. I still don't know if they can be certified.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:01 AM   #14
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Ok. Now I get it. Wow natural gas cool. Hope you figure it out.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:16 AM   #15
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NICE BUS! I assume those tanks are like high pressure bottled gas (oxygen, acetylene, fire extingisher, etc), they have to be hydrostatically tested every so often to protect you and the public. You will probably have to drop them out to be tested and then you will be good to go for another 15 years. Look into that and then buy that baby, it looks pristine. sportyrick
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:28 AM   #16
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I just noticed the title or whatever you call it for swinada, it says crew member. what is that?
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How much is the bus? If it's cheap enough it might be worth fixing.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:37 AM   #18
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I bought it. $2000. I also found a mechanic that works on school busses. Now I must find a motor. Hopefully, I can sell the CNG motor to pay for a diesel swap.
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assuming the motor will run on gasoline i think a megasquirt GM TBI setup would be a great match.

swapping out a giant engine doesn't sound like much fun to me.
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:51 PM   #20
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As good as it looks buy it and if you cant get the tanks to pass convert to gas. That is one hot bus.
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