I've read a lot on this forum and done a lot of research on line. I've been looking for a school bus for over a year to convert into an RV. I want a dog nose, 76 passenger, with DT 466 engine, and an Allison Transmission. The problem is finding them together and the older DT 466 is rare now. Here is a list of what I'm currently looking at, any advise would be much appreciated.
2000 Blue Bird $5500 (delivered)-Vin 1HVBBAAP2YH304281
Engine - DT 466E
Trans - He doesn't know but sent me a pic of the sticker, it reads;
Spicer Transmission Division
Serial M000306075 Make 301638-38 Model ES066-7B
Is this a good tranny?
1998 Blue Bird $3500 (Not delivered)-Vin 1HVBBAAN5WH628319
Engine - DT 466E
Trans - They haven't called me back yet on this bus, I really like this one and am hoping it doesn't have the dreaded 545 or a lot of rust both are deal breakers for me. When I look up the vin it says;
Vehicle Type - Incomplete Vehicle
Body Class - Incomplete School Bus Chassis
What does that mean?
1998 Blue Bird $7500 (not delivered)-Vin 1HVBBAAN5XH670281
230HP DT466E Diesel Engine
MD3060 5 speed Allison automatic transmission
Again when I look up the Vin it say Incomplete.
I like this one too but it seem expensive, it would also need new tires, is it worth the money?
I've got some one emailing me tomorrow about a bus that has a DT 408 all mechanical. Is that a good engine? I like the all mechanical part. I'll post specs on that when I get the info. I work nights and sleep days so if you post questions for me I will get back to you, but it might not be until 2am.
Thank you to any one that is willing to share their knowledge, I really appreciate it.