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Old 05-02-2017, 10:41 PM   #21
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Ohhh. So the bus must had the hood replaced back in its days

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Very good possibility. Consider some bus yard had 50-100 (or more) buses in the fleet and one of 'em blows an engine. So it's parked out back for parts. Now another bus (the one you bought, possibly) gets involved in a minor fender-bender. Well, instead of a new hood and bumper (at several thousand dollars), they rob the ones off the blown engine one ...

It's a pretty common scenario that plays out in the big truck realm all the time ... and many IH parts interchange from the early 80's all the way to the late 90's or early 2000's.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:42 PM   #22
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What year did they stop making the side emergency exit on school buses

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They haven't. It just depends if it was ordered with them.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:43 PM   #23
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Very good possibility. Consider some bus yard had 50-100 (or more) buses in the fleet and one of 'em blows an engine. So it's parked out back for parts. Now another bus (the one you bought, possibly) gets involved in a minor fender-bender. Well, instead of a new hood and bumper (at several thousand dollars), they rob the ones off the blown engine one ...

It's a pretty common scenario that plays out in the big truck realm all the time ... and many IH parts interchange from the early 80's all the way to the late 90's or early 2000's.
That's what my school bus yard does. Old buses that broke down and couldn't keep it running or wouldn't run no more it's used as parts. And we had like five of them like that. They was used as parts

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:44 PM   #24
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They haven't. It just depends if it was ordered with them.
Ohhh. I haven't seen them In a long time so I thought they stopped making them like that

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:57 PM   #25
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What year did they stop making the side emergency exit on school buses

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Never "stopped". Depends on how the bus is ordered, man.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:58 PM   #26
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Never "stopped". Depends on how the bus is ordered, man.
Ok. That for telling me. To be honest some buses look better with the side door

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Old 05-02-2017, 11:01 PM   #27
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Ok. That for telling me. To be honest some buses look better with the side door

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My big bus has one. I like having lots of doors.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:02 PM   #28
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My big bus has one. I like having lots of doors.
Same. I like the look. What your bus look like, man

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Old 05-02-2017, 11:13 PM   #29
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Same. I like the look. What your bus look like, man

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click the big bold link at the bottom of this post that says "roll your own".
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:18 PM   #30
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click the big bold link at the bottom of this post that says "roll your own".
I don't see it

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Old 05-03-2017, 08:34 AM   #31
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Mine is also an 8D. It just happens to be branded and labeled as a Duracell. Didn't come with the bunny.
The Bunny comes with the Eveready.
As far as Duracell...I won't buy any other battery for regular use so maybe your Duracell batteries are a good thing

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Old 05-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #32
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The Bunny comes with the Eveready.
As far as Duracell...I won't buy any other battery for regular use so maybe your Duracell batteries are a good thing

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Duracell batteries is the ones I should go for???

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:08 AM   #33
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I'm no expert. I do like the sound of Duracell though but there is most likely better batteries for our conversions...i don't know. Others can chime in now

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I'm no expert. I do like the sound of Duracell though but there is most likely better batteries for our conversions...i don't know. Others can chime in now

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😂 I might just go with Duracell batteries

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:22 PM   #35
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😂 I might just go with Duracell batteries

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Me too

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:33 PM   #36
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It's just a label. The battery man told me who the maker actually was. Duracell is just a brand label used by the battery maker for a fee. Duracell does not make 8D batteries.

In this NW area, this battery would probably retail for $600 new. I'd be surprised if you ever found a Duracell in a commercial truck, but government contracts are another thing. You can bet I have a lock on my battery compartment.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:34 PM   #37
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Wow. Thanks for telling me

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Duracell batteries is the ones I should go for???

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There's no magic in the Duracells. They're the batteries+ store brand. But they're nothing special. Can get the same batteries cheaper.
NO commercial guys are running Duracells.
Go to Rural King, save $50. G31's for $75 brand new by Exide.
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It has T444e on the hood tho

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what does the valve cover itself say on it and does it have computers located under the hood... the hoods get changed all the time.

on the right or left valve cover should be markings of what the engine is..

a true 92 was still all mechanical.
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what does the valve cover itself say on it and does it have computers located under the hood... the hoods get changed all the time.

on the right or left valve cover should be markings of what the engine is..

a true 92 was still all mechanical.
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What engine you believe would be in it

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