Rescue from the grave?
Hello all, so I possibly have this opportunity, my folks just bought a 1996 international 3800 t444E, I believe I attached a picture but I'm new so hopefully it worked, he payed 1000 dollars for it, and had intended to cut the top off and use for a calf shelter😭😭. They are from North Dakota and I'm just across the border in South Dakota, I went out yesterday to look at it and kind of fell in love, it started right up, no smoke, good oil pressure, runs great, all the filters look new and current with dates from just last year on most of them, no rust to mention but of course I would need to see under floor but thinking it's fine, new tires...it was still in service when the tranny started dumping fluid, school decided it was not worth fixing and it was sold, the bus has about 230,000 miles showing, 😬my question is, is the tranny worth a rebuild? I'm a good ol Dakota boy and could have the tranny ripped out in an afternoon, I might know a "guy" that works for ford who does tranny rebuilds on the side, havnt talked to him yet tho, I was currently going to turn my 24 foot cargo trailer into a tiny home, but the timing of this bus seems kinda like fate, opinions? Too high of miles on engine?