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Help with your diesel bus pat young 3-4-06  
Howdy folks

I am a high school teacher who runs a non-profit called the Wheelchair Project. I have driven overland from Fresno, CA to Central America 9 times, and have also driven extensively in Mexico just for fun.

I use school bus sales, and bus parts, to support my project. I got into buses in 1991 because they were big, diesel, usually well maintained by public money, and the price was better than a big truck.

So now after 20 years of misc driving and hauling, I know a lot about the machinery and will share what I know with whoever needs some free advice.

Yes, It would be nice if you bought a part or a widget eventually, but not essential. I offer help so I can make contact with folks. I am very dependable and 100% honest when it comes to machinery. It either works, or it don't. And you don’t have to buy something from me, not will I “steer” you towards my stuff. If somebody has a good bus, I will tell you to buy it, or help you figure out the goods and bads.

So if you need to know anything about diesel, buses, or machinery in general, just drop me a line. I started working on motor vehicles when I was 13 (little racing “quarter midgets“) have owned at least 125 buses, trucks, pickups, motorcycles, generators, forklifts, etc. and drove a tractor trailer for Uncle Sam in Germany for 2 years, and have LOTS of old timer mechanic friends. I guess I can say, “I been there”

OK have a good one

Patrick Young
Fresno, Ca
(559) 251-3814
Re: Help with your diesel bus Eric Lyon 3-16-06  
Hi Patrick. I visited your website and your work with people in need, is very commendable. I recently bought an '87 Ford econoline 24pas shuttle bus with the desire for conversion to a eco-friendlier RV. Unfortunately it runs on gas. Though, I hope to incorporate solar panels with a small (bio?)diesel generator for my stored power electrical needs. My knowledge of bus conversion is in it infancy, but I want to learn more. So, any guidance on progressive power storage and general bus conversion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Have a wonderful day!

Re: Help with your diesel bus pat young 3-25-06  
Howdy Eric

Give me a call. I have freinds who are doing a lot of envirnmental stuff with buses. Mr right hand got messed up, so typing is hard.


patrick (559)251-3814
Re: Help with your diesel bus Brian 5-26-06  
Hi my name is Brian and I am interested in a 1977 bluebird that is for sale. I plan to convert it to a rv and drive it across the country If you have any info on the bluebird bus that would help me I would appreciate it.

thanks, Brian
Re: Help with your diesel bus Roger 1-1-07  
Need 1965 flexible bus windshield gasket for both panes, looking to replace the 3208 cat engine and allison auto trans with something with suplementl brake system, any ideas?
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