Hello from northeast Ohio
Been lurking a while. made a couple posts about the bus I was trying to get from the local school district. Finally yesterday I drove her home. Once I got her in the driveway I started asking myself "what have I done?, am I ready for this?" Second thoughts running wild I guess.
Got a pretty good deal buying direct for scrap price. Although it was such a pain for the district I don't think they'll sell another bus privately. It has some rust, looks minor but its hard to say because around here it never is. It will need tires because they took the newer ones off and put on some 'may-pops' so I could drive it home.
Its a 2008 Thomas model 0908S with 9 windows. About 28' long with a Allison 2500 transmission, I think 5 speed cause it has a circle around the D on shift. Perfect size for what I want to use it for. Only has 21k miles and was used very little. I think the hours are about 5700 but maybe wrong on that.
I have little diesel knowledge but I've worked on many gas motors and will attempt to perform most maintenance myself. Hoping to learn more here as time goes on.