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Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« on: April 05, 2010, 06:02:02 PM »
Ah well 3 yrs after puchasing unit # 717 in a package deal with # 722 and a parts bus thrown in # 717 hits the road and goes to FL on a "shake down run"! ;D

We finished charging the A/C @ 7:15 PM and it was headed to Vanderbilt by 8:00 PM along with #737 & 50 (the Dina leased to us!)

I drove #717 since it was it's "maiden voyage" and the drivers of the other 2 were flat out jealous!
(Mike who has not been around many buses that don't have 60 series told me "man I don't know why, but that bus sounds awesome!" And James who has been around them ALL for 30 yrs said "man Bryce that 8V92 is just rare'n to go man!"

Well the ol' girl made the trip flawlessly and is ever so sweet to drive and running the cruise @ 70-72 MPH (yes I really did behave this year! ;)) it got just as good or better mileage than #737 or Dino with their 60 series! 737 & 717 both average 7.1-7.2 and 50 averaged 6.8!

Oh what a beautiful week end to sit on the beach @ Ft. Walton Beach, FL and enjoy the scenery and shoot the bull with 2 other drivers over cold beverages! ;)
;D  BK  ;D
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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 08:18:45 PM »
Hey, sumthin' going good for a change...that's what I'm talking about!

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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 07:54:35 AM »
what is 717?  I thought you were only running Setra's now?

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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 08:08:44 AM »
Now that everything is all better ;lets get started on your conversion...you really need one and you have the shell..and for sure the mechanical knowledge..go go go  happy bussing
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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 10:02:36 AM »
Bryce;

Glad things are looking up. So how did the move go, are you up and running in the new shop yet. When are we having a get together. I have some more tri-tips I need to BBQ. LOL

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 11:41:11 AM »
fishing hole at new place? ;D
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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 12:11:11 PM »


Robert  I don't believe there were any fish at the old place.

Don caught the only one.

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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2010, 12:40:33 PM »
Sounds like a wonderful time! Wish I could've joined ya! :D
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 04:09:13 PM »
Quote from: bevans
what is 717?  I thought you were only running Setra's now?
Brian

717 is the fleet # for the 1990 Setra S215 I just put back on the road this weekend! 4 Setra's and 1 Dina (leased to us!)

Bob, yes I do need a conversion or a diversion or something! ;) and as soon as I can get ALL these BUSES running and making $ I will be able to afford one! ;)

Don, the move is ON RIGHT NOW! want to come help? I'll warm up the grill.

Bob, creek running along the back and side of the property line, 2 lakes nearby!

Ned trees YES!

Anja, come on down! (I just spent the week end with 150 Vanderbilt students and survived) ;)
;D  BK  ;D
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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 05:20:18 PM »
Bryce? Did you check the bus? ::) ;D ;D good luck with the move. ;)
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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 09:06:49 PM »
Hay Bryce
   How close is your new shop to the old one?
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 09:16:57 PM »
Dwayne we are 53 miles door to door.
But it's only 20 miles farther from Evansville than our current location! ;)
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 04:57:44 AM »
Ok, now you've got my curiousity up, what happened with the bank hassle that was going on with the buses you got from don?  Are you going to let your mom take the helm on the new race bus yet? lol

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Re: Vrooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 02:57:09 PM »
Bryce;

If I had the time and money I'd be there in a hot second.

also Tell you dad to leave some fish in the river so Uncle Ned and I have something to lie about.LOL

Anja; Show up at any bus rally and you will meet the best people in the world. I can offer you a couch, shower and restroom. Wherever I am. I am sure others would do the same.

Cody; How are you and Libby doing. Has the snow melted yet.

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