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Old 03-13-2020, 05:01 PM   #1
Bus Crazy
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SW New Hampshire
Posts: 1,334
I think I'm in love

I'm not gonna be able to buy this so I point it out to the community. It's more of a coach than a school bus, but everything I've read about the Bluebird LTC40 says it's "based on the successful Wanderlodge". Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7 liter engine, which might actually be a "million mile engine". Tag axle, air bag suspension, 175 gallon tank. I'm wondering about the lack of any belts on the engine, but there could be any number of explanations for that.

I've got people showing up in a week-and-a-half to tear my side yard a new one in preparation for pouring the foundation for my new workshop; this is not a forgiveness-vs-permission situation. I'd get shot. Anyways, my research seems to indicate that this will go for between 10K and 12.5K. But a fellow can always dream, can't he?

I do not suffer from mental illness. I enjoy every damn minute of it!
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Old 03-14-2020, 02:51 AM   #2
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 576
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP ER
Engine: CAT 3126
That's quite a busy dashboard for a bus. Missing belts suggests to me something was taken off the engine that is belt driven, perhaps an alternator.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:16 AM   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3,853
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
Purdy bus!
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