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|Bus advice on most subjects from old timer||Pat Young/Wheelchair Project||5-3-03|
Well, I'm on about my 13th bus. I fill buses with medical and school and general supples (tools, generators, construction stuff) and donate them to poor countries in latin america, and now also in haiti. (I'm a high school teacher when I'm not under a bus or fighting with Mexican policemen.)
there are usually no spares where the bus is left, so, I have dismantled a Crown in 1991 (with me EX wife, maybe that's why!) and also a Gillig in 1993 and another in 1994. It was FILTHY but very interesting.
So, If you have a problem with a Giilig, Crown, Ford, CAT, Cummins pancake, Detroit pancake, or any other weird bus thing, give me an e-mail or a call.
p.s. if you ever know anyone getting rid of wheelchars, medical supplies, etc. please let me know. I had a compound fracture n Ncaragua in 1988, and we had literally one syringe for abot 25 guys.
You can really help some folks out, and also have fun like I do. I can even get you a tax deduction if you give it through my non profit
|Re: Bus advice on most subjects from old timer||Adam Preble||5-4-03|
|Sounds like a noble pursuit in life. It beats driving a school bus to tailgate party. Well, it does at least on the moral front hehe.|
My question for you is how you were able to find those buses over the years? Did you just tap your school district for old buses whenever you were up for it?
|Re: Bus advice on most subjects from old timer||val||9-16-03|
|I have purchased 2 60' crown metro buses. they have cummins power-not sure of model but looks around a 350 horse. the have 5 speed alison automatics. in the process of moving them to a different storage site, one of them diveloped a knock.still runs..a little water in the oil. myproblem is getting someone to work on it. i think it is a rist pin/and or head gasket problem. i havepeople that can do the work as long as the bus is not tying up the whole shop. how hard is it to pull the motor and or motor trans combo? my brother in law passed away with ms. i have access to his bathroom stuff and some handycap helpers.|