Pulled the trigger, Boom
Hello Skoolie People
We had been considering a bus for a couple of years now and pulled the trigger in October. Flew put to Az and picked up a bus from the man, the myth, the legend Tony at AAAbus. 1999 BlueBird tc2000 with a 8.3 Cummins and at Alison mt643. Going to have the engine rebuilt this summer. That was the plan before purchase. Lab shows a small amount of coolant in oil. Can't see it but hey, science. Inframe so that's nice. Tony informed me before the purchase of course so I knew what I was getting into and the price reflected the inframe rebuild. We immediately turned around a drove the bus 1600 miles back to Minnesota. After some overheating concern of the drive through the mountains, We learned that the dashboard was a little of on all its measurements. The speedometer was not correct, temp gauge, rpm, fuel gauge. All were incorrect. Not uncommon to have this particular dash cluster rebuilt. Tony did a good job of showing me how to properly temp the bus with an infrared thermometer and we could see the temp was just fine. Grab an oil change halfway through and the mechanic said the oil looked brand new a its wasn't leaking coolant into the oil, but ima trust lab science over the human eye. Started demoing the bus right away. Az bus so no rust. I Asked AAAbus to remove the seats and leave one for the journey home. Rebuilt the subfloor and installed insulation. Been working on framing. Now on the electrical and plumbing. Havelock wool ordered for the remaining insulation.