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Old 03-08-2017, 08:21 PM   #21
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Right on...
There are some school buses for sale over there that I've been eyeing.
Im in lake county. eustis/sorrento area
Have you seen the two on 437?
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:31 PM   #22
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Have you seen the two on 437?
I don't think I have. Should I go look?

I take it you're a local!
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #23
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I don't think I have. Should I go look?

I take it you're a local!
I have been for the past year and a half I suppose. I like this area. I'm in the process of a gas to diesel conversion on my '84 GMC Rally Wagon Custom G3500 4X4. Then I will be on my way again.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:59 PM   #24
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How does one post pictures on here? I'll take pictures of them next time I'm down there. The church in Eustis has been trying to sell a really nice one as well.
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How does one post pictures on here? I'll take pictures of them next time I'm down there. The church in Eustis has been trying to sell a really nice one as well.
I live in Eustis and every church bus I've seen is garbage.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:09 PM   #26
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The one on 19 coming from 44A towards Eustis, it's on the right just past Burger King and Publix..
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Its a lower spec rust bucket with a 5.9 and lots of miles, IIRC. Low ground clearance too.
I don't buy em with much rust.

I think they wanted wayy to much $$ but its been sitting so long I can't remember. Was probably six months ago when I stopped to look.
I don't, as a general rule, buy FL or Ga buses.

Man, you really ARE local!!
I live on Center St.
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Yeah the clearance was waaay to low on that and I think they wanted like 10 for it. I'm on 44A by Black Bear Reserve.
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Do you know mechanics?
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Do you know mechanics?
Do I know folks who are mechanics? a little.

Am I knowledgeable about mechanical things? a little.
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Yeah the clearance was waaay to low on that and I think they wanted like 10 for it. I'm on 44A by Black Bear Reserve.
Oh wow.
I take my bus down Britt Rd almost every day!
My big bus project is out in Sorrento on Ondich.
We should get together for a beer or something.
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That'd be groovy. Unfortunately my van is at the shop right now so I have no transportation.
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Do I know folks who are mechanics? a little.

Am I knowledgeable about mechanical things? a little.
Haha nice. I suppose I did word that wrong.
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That'd be groovy. Unfortunately my van is at the shop right now so I have no transportation.
I can provide transport via bus any time you need a lift anywhere, bud!

I could even BRING you beer.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:38 PM   #35
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I can provide transport via bus any time you need a lift anywhere, bud!

I could even BRING you beer.
How bout I buy the beer and you show me your bus, I'll show you mine hahaha! It's in Eustis.
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6.0 is a bargain if you know or are willing to invest a little time in watching some youtube videos. I have both the 7.3 in a 550 and the 6.0 in a F350.
They have both been good motors the 7.3 has been cheaper overall but the 6.0 is more efficient and A better engine with some updates to cure fords mistakes.
Anything 6.0 can be had for a steal because everyone is so scared of them. After having it and doing the upgrades I feel better knowing I can fix any part of it short of a lower engine failure.
Bulletproof diesel and videos from Diesel Tech Ron will save you thousands of dollars in repairs. I dont own a bus yet but a 6.0 or its International clone the VT365 are high on my list.
The difference- Ford took the base VT365 and bumped up the horsepower in the great race with dodge causing issues with head studs. The VT365 has a lower HP rating (what it was designed for) with better results.
Both had poorly designed EGR coolers and Oil coolers which can easily be cured for a few thousand. A lot yes but not for a motor that will go 400-600k IMHO. This is about the only thing on this forum I know anything about but Im learning a ton from everyone so wanted to try to help out.
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6.0 is a bargain if you know or are willing to invest a little time in watching some youtube videos. I have both the 7.3 in a 550 and the 6.0 in a F350.
They have both been good motors the 7.3 has been cheaper overall but the 6.0 is more efficient and A better engine with some updates to cure fords mistakes.
Anything 6.0 can be had for a steal because everyone is so scared of them. After having it and doing the upgrades I feel better knowing I can fix any part of it short of a lower engine failure.
Bulletproof diesel and videos from Diesel Tech Ron will save you thousands of dollars in repairs. I dont own a bus yet but a 6.0 or its International clone the VT365 are high on my list.
The difference- Ford took the base VT365 and bumped up the horsepower in the great race with dodge causing issues with head studs. The VT365 has a lower HP rating (what it was designed for) with better results.
Both had poorly designed EGR coolers and Oil coolers which can easily be cured for a few thousand. A lot yes but not for a motor that will go 400-600k IMHO. This is about the only thing on this forum I know anything about but Im learning a ton from everyone so wanted to try to help out.
Watch a few vids huh?
AND spend MANY hours and thousands of dollars trying to fix ford and International's mistake.
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How bout I buy the beer and you show me your bus, I'll show you mine hahaha! It's in Eustis.
Sure, man.
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Watch a few vids huh?
AND spend MANY hours and thousands of dollars trying to fix ford and International's mistake.
Yea compared to the amazing things people are doing here its pretty simple. But whatever not here to defend or trash anyone just offering my perspective after having both since new.
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Ten four.
Its just that I've known guys who lost their shirt trying to run businesses with 6.0 fords.
The "fixes" for that engine are well outside the average diy-er, imo.
I'd imagine a 6.0 in a van would be the worst engine to access. They look like a nightmare.
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