Cross country in a 1974 Crown Supercoach
So I have found an old '74 Crown in socal, it has the 671 and a 10 speed manual. I assume its a roadranger. Seller said it has a bit over 600,000 miles and has never had any major issues, or any major work done to it. It seems to be very clean, as socal buses tend to be, and it is cheap, like less than 5k cheap. I am really considering a flight to cali next week and a 5-7 day drive home. Am I out of my mind? I do love these Crowns and they seem to be getting crazy expensive lately, but 600,000 is a lot of miles even for the 2 stroke detroits without a rebuild. Seller said he has never taken it on more than a 200 mile roundtrip and thinks Im crazy. Is he right? Is there anyone who knows these buses well that can give me some guidance on what to ask as far as maintenance is concerned? How hard is the rebuild on these 2 strokes? I know they were everywhere and in everything up until the 90's or so, but how difficult is it to get parts? I am on the edge of my seat here and dont now if this is going to be a dream or a nightmare.