Hi! I just bought a bus! 1995 Bluebird, 54 passenger, automatic. Here are some more numbers about it: Model TC2000, 5.9L Cummins engine.
And the engine door is inside on the floor at the top of the stairs! I'd love to talk about that part:
-Floor plan examples to accommodate living with this big manhole cover thing in the floor
-Fancy up the cover of it somehow maybe kinda
-If I put in a woodstove will my house explode
-Does it suck more than I anticipate to be sitting on your living room floor to check the oil dipstick or whatever
Also I bought it with the understanding that I need to do something about the exhaust leak from the manifold. Thought it was gaskets, then after the guys delivered it (different guys than the ones at the barn when I looked at it), it was explained that actually no there's a slight crack in the manifold, and also the bolts were overtightened to the head & the bolt-holes there on the head have been welded but the welds are failing. I'm not planning to drive it much if often, and I anticipate dropping quite a lot of money into the engine/tires/stuff before attempting to make a trip.
I was like "sweet I can sit inside my kitchen and eat a sandwich while I take the manifold out that sounds fun" but now I'm like "dang this thing has overheated in the past / it's a lemon / my bus is gonna explode."
Here are some pictures: