Greetings everyone, I'm Peter, 23, from the Cincinnati area.
I've been interested in school buses for a few years now and have driven all over Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York on the hunt for buses. I wasn't planning on getting one of my own, until I found this...
...a 1971 Carpenter International with the 345. It's been sitting in an Indiana junkyard for perhaps 15 to 20 years, but after poking around with a fine-toothed comb, it's in pretty good shape. The body is in beautiful shape (most of them rusted away in Ohio) and the frame is solid despite all the surface rust you'd expect.
Unfortunately I have no real experience working on gassers, or bus engines in general. So assuming I can get it for relatively cheap, the plan is to transport it back to Kentucky via flatbed and go from there.
Not going to get too far into it, as the details are still being worked out, but that's where I am right now.