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Old 11-29-2017, 09:05 AM   #161
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:01 AM   #162
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So- after asking the idiots at the school SEVERAL times if everything was good for picking the bus up, somehow they now need my ID to release the bus. Unreal.
I'm getting texts from Shaun AND Nicole that the staff at the school are more than rude and that its getting awkward.
The intelligence of these people working for the schools never ceases to amaze me.
I sent them a digital pic of my ID, hope that's good enough because I don't have a scanner available.
What a bunch of jerks over there!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:13 AM   #163
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Temp power of attorney for one or both of them would fix the problem. May be able to get one expedited thru a local law office for under $100. That would likely work?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:24 AM   #164
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Maybe, IDK sure would suck to have to go to all that trouble. I'd asked them both on the phone and by email if they needed anything else from me and even sent them the name of the friend who's picking it up. Thanks for the idea though, lets hope it doesn't come to that!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:28 AM   #165
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Yeah, may end up seeing that bus return filled with shopping spree items and 3 new credit card bills.....
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:36 AM   #166
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They've finally given my buddy the title and papers. He's soon to be on the road in this lil beauty!
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:18 PM   #167
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Nice! Glad to hear worked out.......Now just gotta find MY unicorn
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:21 PM   #168
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So they're on the way. They say it runs great and is staying nice and cool.
BUT- its governed to 55.
Chris- I gotta do something about that!!
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:22 PM   #169
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Speaking of Unicorns, didnt i see a few weeks back some ppl here bidding on one of those "twinkie" style Crowns on Govdeals? Well there is another up now:

1986 Crown School Bus
Cummings NHH855 Diesel Engine
90 Passenger Capacity
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...4&acctid=10068
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:25 PM   #170
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Speaking of Unicorns, didnt i see a few weeks back some ppl here bidding on one of those "twinkie" style Crowns on Govdeals? Well there is another up now:

1986 Crown School Bus
Cummings NHH855 Diesel Engine
90 Passenger Capacity
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...4&acctid=10068
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Nice bus but higher in miles and needs some work. Also has a DOG of a transmission, IMO.
I did put a $1800 bid on it once last time it was listed, just for sport.
But if I'm paying Crown price, I want that 855 with a ten speed and OD.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:34 PM   #171
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55mph at 2000 rpm is what they're saying.
Now to get my hands on some bigger tires and get that top speed raised in the computer.
Should be GOOD TO GO. Its reported to have good acceleration and drives nice and tight.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:36 PM   #172
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So they're on the way. They say it runs great and is staying nice and cool.
BUT- its governed to 55.
Chris- I gotta do something about that!!
what is his RPM at 55?
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:41 PM   #173
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what is his RPM at 55?
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around 2000. The school told him the computer is set at 55.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:48 PM   #174
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yeah - easy change for me to make when i see you.
grrr that i couldnt get out there to snag it (I woulda changed it before I even left)
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:50 PM   #175
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yeah - easy change for me to make when i see you.
grrr that i couldnt get out there to snag it (I woulda changed it before I even left)
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Yeah, but they're having a BLAST, man!
Shaun loves bus drivin!
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:55 PM   #176
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I gotta give a BIG thanks to a hell of a nice guy, Harry, for getting shaun and nicole over to the school!!!!
I owe you one, sir!
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:57 PM   #177
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Bus-drivin is definitely a BLAST!! i love it too... 30k miles on mine collecgtively in the last 18 months
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:23 PM   #178
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Bus-drivin is definitely a BLAST!! i love it too... 30k miles on mine collecgtively in the last 18 months
You're definitely the mileage king!
I'm gonna definitely be driving this shorty a lot, too. Gonna paint it fancy with some single stage acrylic, put some bigger tires on there, and the front wheels are going to get replaced with something like this-


Gonna shop around for some nice used ones, but I'll buy em new if I have to. It'll really make the new paint job look great. That, the duck, and a chrome bumper will really make it snazzy! Some trucker girl flaps and a big chrome exhaust will round out the rear nicely.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:38 PM   #179
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:54 PM   #180
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my single stage urethane paint that DEV has seems to hold up better than the fancy 2 stage red paint on Redbyrd.
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