lol Capt. you have a fleet too, as do you Elliot
Yup the darn thing started right up. Took 2 fresh batteries, wouldn't even budge the starter trying to jump it off the truck. Engine is a fresh rebuild mated to a newer transmission than came with the bus and runs solid. Didn't miss a beat all the way home, drives nice. Not bad for something abandoned in a storage lot for 4 years. The inside will need a lot of work. Someone took out the bus wiring harness and tried to graft in the controls from a big motorcoach...its badly done. Nothing on the dash works. On the plus side it was at one time completely converted into an RV complete with holding and water tanks, propane, inverter, kohler genny, air compressor, assorted house batteries and controls...all of which got cut at floor level and the inside gutted. New plywood was put on the floor and the lower sidewalls and that's where the project ended. I need to put on roof vents, a couple windows and a deck
This bus probably won't see the playa this year, will shoot for 2014 and be in the Starship bus for 2013.