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Old 09-05-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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Need Advice: Engine Replacement for my 1978 Crown School Bus

So I have a 37ft 1978 Crown Coach school bus with the pancake style engine. It's a Detroit Diesel 6L-71T. However recently one of the valves disentigrated and now I need to replace it entirely because it's cheaper than a rebuild. I've been looking everywhere for one of these engines for sale, but no luck so far and I really really miss my bus! Do any of you know if it's possible to replace it with a similar engine from another company? And if so, which one exactly?

Thank you so much for your help.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Need Advice: Engine Replacement for my 1978 Crown School

There is a guy named Patrick in Fresno who parts out buses. I haven't spoken with him in years but it shouldn't be hard to find him. He had some kind of wheelchair project for the needy. Try to google him.
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