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Old 10-30-2016, 11:00 PM   #1
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On 10/27/2016 I became the proud owner of 2002 International 40 Ft school bus. The body is made by American transportation Corp. ( aka Navistar I believe ) I'm still trying to figure all that out! I am so stoked!! Will be posting pictures soon. Life is good!

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Old 10-30-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:31 PM   #3
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:35 AM   #5
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On 10/27/2016 I became the proud owner of 2002 International 40 Ft school bus. The body is made by American transportation Corp. ( aka Navistar I believe ) I'm still trying to figure all that out! I am so stoked!! Will be posting pictures soon. Life is good!
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:31 AM   #6
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:14 AM   #7
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On 10/27/2016 I became the proud owner of 2002 International 40 Ft school bus. The body is made by American transportation Corp. ( aka Navistar I believe ) I'm still trying to figure all that out! I am so stoked!! Will be posting pictures soon. Life is good!
International and Amtran are both subsidiaries of Navistar. 03 was the last year of Amtran (IIRC) before they were folded entirely into the new IC Bus division.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:57 AM   #8
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Congratulations !

I also just bought a 40ft international. We need pics and specs!!
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:54 PM   #9
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Consider yourself cigared! At least in spirit!!
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:04 PM   #10
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International and Amtran are both subsidiaries of Navistar. 03 was the last year of Amtran (IIRC) before they were folded entirely into the new IC Bus division.
And, before all that AmTran was know as Ward. They quit using the Ward Name about 1992, I have a 1991 and it had Ward on the outside and AmTran on a few parts inside.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:21 PM   #11
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It would appear as if you have found yourself a really nice bus.

A Type 'C' 12-row bus equipped with a DT466 and luggage compartments is about as good as it is going to get in a Type 'C' bus.

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:49 PM   #12
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Hey all,
So far I have only had a couple of episodes of "what have I got myself into" They disappeared quickly. My current problem is my bus came with no owner / operator manual or any other documentation. I have gone to Navistar website but couldn't find anything there. Haven't tried calling them yet, but has anybody else been thru this?


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Old 11-22-2016, 11:11 PM   #13
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More Bus Info

Still looking but, The engine is a DT466E, tranny is Allison MD3060 (from what I've read, this is a good thing ), it has automatic tire chains. I had never heard of them but what a cool option! She starts right up and purrs like a big fat cat. The tranny does shift pretty firmly. So is the nature of the beast.

Very happy to know that I'm not the only deviant out here!


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Old 11-22-2016, 11:20 PM   #14
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If you have to traverse a mountain pass in snowy conditions you'll be glad you have those automatic tire chains. The manual ones take about 30-45 minutes to put on, and about the same to take off. Thankfully I've never had to do it except in practice.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:23 PM   #15
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My plan is to never have to use them. But we all know how plans go!
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:35 PM   #16
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Amen to that, and I hope for the same thing.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:36 AM   #17
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Automatic chains are a pretty pricey option. OnSpot automatic chains cost about $2500.00 installed. Home | Onspot

If you keep them make sure you don't cover over the automatic chains sticker on the back of the bus. With that sticker you won't have to stop and put on chains when the sign says traction devices required.

Everyone else reading this, if they don't have automatic chains, are required to carry a set of traction chains that will fit over at least the outside dual on every drive axle between Nov. 1 and March 31. If you are caught driving through a snow zone without traction chains when the sign is out for traction devices required you will be fined big time. I think the fine is over $700.00 now. https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/chain-laws.asp

I don't know what the laws are in other states but the laws are basically the same in WA, OR, and CA. https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/chain-laws.asp
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:54 AM   #18
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As an over the road trucker I carried a set of dual chains for the front drive axle, a set of single chains for the outside tire on the rear drive axle, and a set of single chains for the outside tire on the rear trailer axle. The singles go on a little faster than the duals but its still a bear.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:16 PM   #19
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welcome aboard Meddle. Get ready to spend a lot of time on your computer. Ask a lot of questions then get your ASS END up and get after it. Don't waste your time looking at the whole picture. It can be overwhelming. I spend an hour in the morning before I go to work on the bus and an hour when I get home in the evening. It is amazing how much you can get done.
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:27 PM   #20
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I hear you about the computer time. So much to research. So many things I need! I'm learning on a daily basis. Drove it today for the first time since I brought it home. Wanted to verify fluid levels and conditions before I took it out. It's driving like a dog! Even with the inside engine cowling removed, I could not hear the turbo spooling up. Me thinks me has a bad turbo. Gonna check it out tomorrow.
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