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Old 09-21-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

My name is Patrick young. I have owned about 100 Gilligs, Crowns, Fords, Waynes, Internationals, Thomases, I've lost count. Also 5 fire trucks, vehicles raning from 1954 Crown to 1990 Crown. All types of engines, even gas Hall Scotts.

I have a huge inventory of parts, and a good mental inventory and network of folks to help rare parts get found, how to get repairs done cheaply, I been doing this stuff for 17 years.

You need a part, or some advice, just give me a ring.

Patrick Young
Bus King of the Great SouthWest
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

Any chance you have a 93-95 DT466 Kornbinder engine?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

What does the designation "kornbinder" mean? Pre electronic? Or specially made for ag equipment?

Patrick

(Might be able to find one)
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:04 PM   #4
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

Just a slang term for IH. Correct, the new generation 466, just before they went electronic. Even if one needs a rebuild. Just want one that's mostly complete, but I'm in no real rush.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

Patrick: I've got a 1980 Gillig 636 Cat 3208; In the rear drivers side near the bumper is an electric connection under a weather cover. When I tried to trace it, it appears to go to the transmission line and/or coolant line. I assume this is a block\coolant (+- transmission) heater? Assuming this is correct, is it 110v or 220v?
Thanks!! Dave

Love my Gillig. My 636 has the storage basement; lots of room for water, waste, propane, storage etc etc. It has an Allison 643 auto, which is easy to drive, but tends to want to go fast down hills. Just completed it's first 3+ weeks working Burningman.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

just wondering if you have a 1981 internatinal MV404 engine
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #7
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

what would you recommend in terms on stacks and exhaust? train horns and power the bus electronics wise when we have amps and subs and lights and speakers going but are not connected to a power tether? alternator maybe-new one? we have new project on our hands and want to do things right the first time. thank you for your time. pm if its easier.


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Old 10-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #8
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

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what would you recommend in terms on stacks and exhaust? train horns and power the bus electronics wise when we have amps and subs and lights and speakers going but are not connected to a power tether? alternator maybe-new one? we have new project on our hands and want to do things right the first time. thank you for your time. pm if its easier.


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as far as power goes....i've had quite a few setups in the 4 jacuzzi buses i've created. I think the best setup i used is this:

Large 24 volt inverter....at least 2000 watts
add a 24 volt alternator and a bank of batteries in series to make 24 volts

24 volt systems have significant advantages over 12 volt systems when it comes to high amperage applications like a large inverter. Voltage is not the limiting factor when it comes to alternators, it's Amperage. An alternator making 100 amps @ 12 volts only makes half the kw of the same alternator making 24 volts @ 100 amps. amps=heat. The components in an alternator can only handle a certain amount of heat/amps.

this system also allows you to keep your stock alternator/electrical system separate from the house system. In the event that the stock alternator fails, you can always "tap in" to the house system to temporarily run the stock bus systems.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #9
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

I need a hood for a 1990 International and I am in Texas
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

any wanderloge's ???? need front door or close to it ??? thanks
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #11
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Re: I have lots, LOTS of bus parts, and advice

Any chance of finding a 12 or 16 light indicator panel? It's the thing on the dash panel that lights up to show you what lights are doing what on your rig. Mine off of a 1990 Thomas (International chassis) shorted out on me. Also, a set of turnsignals and brake lights for the rear would be nice to locate...
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #12
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I have been researching some larger motorcoaches but really like the look of the Crown bus. Any advice for someone in Ontario Canada wanting to convert a single rear axle bus from the mechanics perspective. I would want a bus that has power, drivetrain dependability and an automatic transmission that can do some long highway hauls at a fair pace and modest maintenence costs. Understandably maintenance and initially bringing the bus to todays standards are utmost... Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2009, 08:27 PM   #13
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I am interested in purchasing a crown bus for my new tubing company. If anyone has any for sale, please let me know.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:21 AM   #14
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My name is Patrick young. I have owned about 100 Gilligs, Crowns, Fords, Waynes, Internationals, Thomases, I've lost count. Also 5 fire trucks, vehicles raning from 1954 Crown to 1990 Crown. All types of engines, even gas Hall Scotts.

I have a huge inventory of parts, and a good mental inventory and network of folks to help rare parts get found, how to get repairs done cheaply, I been doing this stuff for 17 years.

You need a part, or some advice, just give me a ring.

Patrick Young
Bus King of the Great SouthWest
http://www.fresnoalliance.com/wheelchairproject
(559) 251-3814 or (559) 244-1042
Hello Patrick,

I'm looking for a donor bus to complete an engine conversion. I'm looking for a '93 DT466 package to swap out a DTA360. I note 1993 as that is the year of the vehicle but the main concern is that it's a mechanical, pre-electronic ride currently.

Do you have any related items in your inventory?

Thanks
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:26 PM   #15
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My name is Patrick young. I have owned about 100 Gilligs, Crowns, Fords, Waynes, Internationals, Thomases, I've lost count. Also 5 fire trucks, vehicles raning from 1954 Crown to 1990 Crown. All types of engines, even gas Hall Scotts.

I have a huge inventory of parts, and a good mental inventory and network of folks to help rare parts get found, how to get repairs done cheaply, I been doing this stuff for 17 years.

You need a part, or some advice, just give me a ring.

Patrick Young
Bus King of the Great SouthWest
http://www.fresnoalliance.com/wheelchairproject
(559) 251-3814 or (559) 244-1042
Interested in a 1974 ih loadstar.
It's extremely hard to find specific information thru the forums, but I'm slowly finding everything.

I'm looking at picking this bus up in a few days.

Here's what I know, it was owned and maintained by a Nevada Baptist Church.
It's got the mv404 with a 4spd, but I don't know anything about the specific 4spd it has and I'm having a hard time figuring it out.

I'm attaching a photo, it has 11 windows and is clear of rust.
Runs great, carb was rebuilt or updated 400 miles ago.

Give me anything pros and cons you can think of before making the deal?
Gas mileage, quality model?, Reliability, anything helps.

Thanks!

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Old 09-15-2017, 10:19 PM   #16
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Interested in a 1974 ih loadstar.
It's extremely hard to find specific information thru the forums, but I'm slowly finding everything.

I'm looking at picking this bus up in a few days.

Here's what I know, it was owned and maintained by a Nevada Baptist Church.
It's got the mv404 with a 4spd, but I don't know anything about the specific 4spd it has and I'm having a hard time figuring it out.

I'm attaching a photo, it has 11 windows and is clear of rust.
Runs great, carb was rebuilt or updated 400 miles ago.

Give me anything pros and cons you can think of before making the deal?
Gas mileage, quality model?, Reliability, anything helps.

Thanks!

Austin and Lieke.

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Yeah. Fuel economy - none. Expect between 3-4 MPG on the road and a top speed somewhere around 50, on flat ground. Uphill, 2nd gear (if it's steep). For something you plan to park long term and rarely (if ever) drive it'll be OK but I wouldn't want to cruise the country in it ... and probably couldn't afford to. Also, IH gas engine parts are getting hard to find since they've been out of production for many years, so good luck if you break down on a Friday evening ...
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:52 AM   #17
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Hello,

I have a 1986 Ford/Ward with a Ford 429/385 Big Block. Power steering system seems to have too much friction somewhere... Belt is tensioned as much as I dare. Still get some slipping/squeaking when approaching full deflection. Belt is brand new. Old one had some missing teeth.

Wondering if I'm going to need to replace the power steering pump. Fluid level is good in the current one.

Had the front end jacked up recently, and was able to turn the tires easily with the engine/pump running using the steering wheel.

Any advice is very appreciated, thank you!
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:52 PM   #18
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Do you by chance have a door that would fit a 1956 Ward school bus, I also need the drivers side window frame. Any help or suggestions on where to find these would be appreciated.
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Do you by chance have a door that would fit a 1956 Ward school bus, I also need the drivers side window frame. Any help or suggestions on where to find these would be appreciated.
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1956 Ward with a cummins conversion????

Pictures please?????
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Hi do you have a steering gear available for a international wayne 1983




Failing that, just the end cap the alloy one!


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