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Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking of buying an old bus...

It is a 1971 International 66 passenger with a 5 speed stick and a 345. The owner says the engine had a complete rebuild a couple thousand miles ago. Stated problems: needs muffler and cleaned.

Any thoughts or advice? Are there problems that are likely due to the age or model? 'm really new to this.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: So I'm thinking of buying an old bus...

the bus part is just a shell, kind of like a turtle...if it has holes they need to be filled so that is the story on rust

the IH345 is a good engine, cheap to rebuild it was in 10000's of trucks, you won't be fast; no real need tho'
clutch and tranny same as any IH truck

take your time where your going and it will get there, manual tranny helps alot

brake lines need to be checked for rust as well as rest of brakes the wheel cylinders and pads

others will chime in

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Re: So I'm thinking of buying an old bus...

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*Runs it through the Bansil-Translator:
DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!

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DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!

Pfffft that's a loose translation at best..... Properly translated would be:
Woop....woop.... DO IT, and post some pics!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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Re: So I'm thinking of buying an old bus...

I'm debating between that one and a '95 Ford with a 5.9 diesel and airbrakes. The '71 is$1600 and the '95 is $2500. Gas v. Diesel, newer v. EMP proof, veggie v. woodgas

Those are pretty much the factors.

*edit: the '95 got sold to someone
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Re: So I'm thinking of buying an old bus...

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"Here's yer sign."

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If you have the mechanical smarts to put a woodgas system on a gasser (without gassing yourself ), then you probably also have the smarts to drop a used EMP-proof DT366 or DT466 in front of that stick shift. I'm just sayin . . . .
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RUN!!!! Don't let either of those busses catch you---RUN! Just kidding
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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So how hard would it be to swap out the gasser for a diesel? Assuming assistance from someone who has swapped engines before.
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Remember, anything you put into a bus, doesnt add value to it, it just takes more out of your pocket. Skip it and buy something mid-90's for $3k and be happy and done.
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