I have my eye on a shorty carpenter-style body with a Detroit 6.5l and ~140k miles, 1995. The bus is otherwise in great shape. Dealer is asking $1k and it does start, drive, stop.
I've been reading about the engine in truck/pickup forums and it has folks very polarized as best as I can tell. Some folks say they'll run forever with some mods and others say run away quick!
With regards to our beloved busses, how does it stack up? Should I pass? I'm looking for a rig that I can put a lot of travel miles on. It's on hold for a week but I haven't signed or paid so I can still walk no problem.