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Old 05-02-2021, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hey Y'all!

We were gifted a 1971 Supercoach by a widow friend... and that's a long story.

She's not real pretty and we originally took it because our friend wanted it gone and we were thinking cheap storage. But when I got to looking at her, I discovered that it is true, true beauty is what's underneath.

I have driven truck in the oil field, construction, and over the road. Macks, Petes, and most. This bus is a beautified heavy truck. She may have to serve storage duty for a spell as we are doing some building demo, but then she'll be hitting the road!

From the research I have done, she's a bit of a freak. She's powered by the Cummins NHH through a RoadRanger 10 to tandem lives with lockable diffs.
It's amazing how she rides with that low slung, mid mounted engine!
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:34 PM   #2
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Your bus was what they spec'ed for CA mountain buses. Lots of brakes, twin screw for the snow and low 4.66 gears. Some times jakes.
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Old 05-02-2021, 02:25 PM   #3
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Your bus was what they spec'ed for CA mountain buses. Lots of brakes, twin screw for the snow and low 4.66 gears. Some times jakes.

Wow, couldn't be more perfect. We live in the foothills of a mountain range that is east of us. The interstate is east of the range and the pass tops at 9600'!
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Old 05-02-2021, 04:59 PM   #4
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Greatest free bus of all time, she's a beaut.
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Old 05-07-2021, 03:10 PM   #5
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Wow, this is a cool one. I hope you can get it into tip top shape.
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:26 PM   #6
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Nice classic, take good care of her.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:52 PM   #7
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She's a beauty and well-configured. Good for you - take care of her and she'll be part of your life forever.
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Old 05-20-2021, 06:05 PM   #8
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Been on vacation, just getting back to see replies. Thanks!
I put new batteries in him (no longer a her, we named him Fillmore ) and he fired right up. Oh, I did have to jump the starter solenoid to get him to crank but that will be an easy fix. He hadn't ran for over a year and I would have preferred to do an oil change before cranking but the barn it was parked next to was being torn down and he had to be moved. He'll be parked where is in the pic for a while so I ordered a 4 amp solar charger to keep those new batts fresh! The first of many projects for Fillmore!
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