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Old 04-26-2020, 08:30 PM   #1
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Talking Every Penney

Hi all,

Well it happened. I have wanted a bus since I was a teenager. Today I bought my first bus.

1995 MCI 102D3 motor coach. 40 foot length, with restroom 55 passenger. Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7 Liter, 6 cylinder, B600 Allison automatic transmission. Approximately 300,000 miles.

I was 17 when I realized the freedom my grandparents had, living a life full time in their (second) coach conversion. 25 years on the road chasing bluegrass festivals for them, meeting people, and exploring.

Their bus was named "Every Penney".. someday I will come up with something to pay homage to that for mine.. but for now, this forum will be named just that, and I will try my best to document my conversion!

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Old 04-26-2020, 08:51 PM   #2
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Welcome and a very nice bus. Along with this site be sure to check out these as well:

Since you've got a "big boy" bus both those sites will be immensibly helpful.
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:37 PM   #3
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Nice bus and very cool origin story. Welcome to!
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Old 04-27-2020, 02:52 AM   #4
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Welcome to the site.

It is wonderful that your are taking up a generational tradition!
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Old 04-27-2020, 04:27 AM   #5
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taking inflation into account...."Every Dime" or "Every Dollar"...
Good story, I bet your G-parents were interesting people.
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:12 AM   #6
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