doubleclutchinweasel Posted September 17, 2020 Share Posted September 17, 2020 Remember back when high school kids drove school buses? This is one of the ones I drove when I was in high school. Old #28. I think this was from my junior year. Might've been me in there...I can't tell. I did have that route for a while. V-8 powered, with a 5-speed manual (4 + a granny gear). Those old I-H V-8s had a different sound to them. I believe it was a 345" motor. Does that sound right? I guess this is the same nose sheet metal as a Loadstar. I believe this was just before we replaced that bus with a new International with an Allison automatic in it. Things were never the same after that! We had 2 of these (#7 & #28), along with a variety of Fords and Chevys. The Internationals had a shorter wheelbase and more rear overhang. They also steered tighter than the others. Made them much easier to maneuver on some of the tighter back roads we had to travel. This particular one's route had a turn-around at the end of a dirt road. Pretty tight. Several little branches ran across that road. Was a real mess when it rained! We had another one (a 1968 activity bus) that only had a rev limiter...no road governor. My neighbor was the football coach and he kept it at his house. They got it the year I started school. Drove that one many a time...many years later. Good times... 1 Quote "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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