Recently bought a 2001 IH school bus with the DT360 Engine. Took a few weeks in between work to sand the entire bus and prep for paint but in the end it looks perfect. Going to be using it for motocross.
Never caught air.. but my little bluebird, after I got done with the 454 in it, that bus would squeal the tires.... im sure the '545' didnt like it (I think thats what it had for a trans). but I never blew it up...
I'm pretty sure I catch air sometimes on these back roads. I'm finding that this FE drives considerably different than a conventional dog nose bus on these narrow back roads. The biggest problem is the bus seems to be the same width as half the road, which isn't a problem until you pass a logging truck that is also filling half the road. Timing is crucial so mirrors don't clank. Lost a tire and rim already by hanging over the edge of the road in a bad spot.