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Old 04-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #21
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Also salt is worthless at much below freezing. Seems to me that anybody in northern BC would consider it a heat wave when it gets up to zero farenheit.
that might have been right at some time, but not in our days. They use Calcium Chloride solutions to wet down the road which is good down to -25 Celcius.
And they even use it on gravel roads, they also use calcium in summer time to keep down the dust on the roads.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:15 PM   #22
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What is -25 C in real degrees?

As far as I know it all depends on pavement temperatures. There are also rules for different salt mixtures, brine mixtures, prewetting of the mixtures, blah blah blah. It's all my tax dollars at work destroying my vehicles.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #23
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What is -25 C in real degrees?
extremly Fing cold?.. -13 or so if I remember right
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:37 PM   #24
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[C*(9/5)]+32=F


so.... -13 real degrees
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:49 PM   #25
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what ye mean "real degrees"? the only real degrees are measured in Celcius.
Freezing where freezing should be at 0 degrees +0 warm -0 cold.
constant throughout the whole range.
Just because Mr.Fahrenheit was an excentric and wanted to have his own little scale does not mean it should be adapted by everybody.
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But I contend that real degrees are more accurate since 180 of them measure the same temperature range as 100 degrees in [pffft] Celcius without using those pesky decimal points.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #27
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OK we are getting off the topic...next thing you know you probably trying to convince me that feet and inches and miles are better and easier to calculate then cm's, m's, and km's. But enough of that.

So if I understand this right I should be looking for a

Conventional Bus (with the nose) cause they are better on off highway roads.
it should be a a full lenght bus, so 72/48 pax. capacity 11-12 windows
it should have a DT466 (what is considered high milage on one of those)
should I look for standard or automatic I dont mind driving stick shift but i dont know if my wife would enjoy it to much.
still not sure about price, the bus dealer i called in Vancouver said he has a 95 Thomas with the 5.9lt 48px for 19'000 canadian (that is 16470 real dollars) he states that this is an average price for this kind of bus, no junkers all in good working condition and passing test.

somehow i dont want to buy a junker for 2000$ and then spend half a year fixing rust holes etc.
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of course, the metric system makes wayyyyy more sense than our screwed up system. so what? our system is still better 'cause we're america.

so what do you folks up there use for power rating? sled dog power? maybe moose power?

anyway, back to the original topic. what everybody here is trying to say is school systems get rid of busses way before they're worn out. where do you think the company that wants to sell you a bus got it from? how much do you think he paid? probably somewhere between 2-3 grand. or 6 or 7 million, canadian.
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yes I was just trying to find a contact for our school district, the local bus yard operator didnt know what the district does with the old buses.
I'll keep looking and start (or continue) dreaming.



wouldnt this make a beautiful conversion
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Quit making fun of our friends to the north. It's not their fault they have to ride the "special bus". At least the speak english, well half of them do.
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