wow! those buses are expensive. I don't know if i could make myself pay over $1,500 bucks for a used bus. $4,000 bucks is completely out of the question at this stage. These are used school bus we're talking about here! School districts dont usually get rid of a bus because it's the best in the fleet.
Perhaps i'll just stick with my 6.6 litre ford and allison at545. Only paid $775 for this one, and I've driven over 24,000 miles so far.
I can "upgrade" to a dt366 (or 360?) and the same trans. These motors although a little smaller displacement make more power than the fords. I'm pretty sure i can get one of these buses for 500 bucks or less. they each have about 240K miles on them.
Someday hopefully i'll run across a 466/manual combo at an auction that's in my price range.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)