Originally Posted by Booyah45828
Congrats bud! Your excitement is warranted, I'm glad to see you finally got it bought!
Give us the details on it!
Did this come from kubla by chance?
Yeah... we'd been talking to him about buying this Bird for a long time.
Details are MANY! lol
3208 turbo. 643 trans. Funky throttle cable/linkage and the modulator for the 643 isn't working so it has to be manually shifted. Gotta get on that asap.
My mind is sort of blank this morning- I've been going HARD with getting the house and yard up to snuff and nice for the realtor's pics. Got that done yesterday and now I can relax a wee bit.
Everything seems to be there, with a few extra bits too.
Almost every aspect of the of Bird needs tlc/attention/repair. But its worth saving this old beauty.
Its got air ride all around. Good virgin steers (older but VERY good still) and new chinese tires on the rear. The kind with closed shoulders but some decent tread in the center. My favorite kind of drive tires.
Not any real bad rust on it aside from a couple of spots on the exterior.
250 +/- fuel tank so it can go ALL day without stopping.
There's a Kubota 4cyl diesel generator that *does* run but is going to need a bit of attention to get up to snuff. Once we get it sorted its going to be nice having 12.5kw of diesel genny power. With that big fuel tank we won't have to worry about constant fill ups. But boy oh boy- filling up a 200+ gallon tank is going to be $$!
The power steering lines are going to need to be replaced as well. One leaks but the power steering does work well enough to get Kubla from Cincinnati to central Florida, so that's good.
All in all its going to be a big, expensive job but this is the coach we've always wanted and once we get all the nastiness off it I think its going to be a good one.
IDk why but we're both elated that it still has the BB clock.