1997 3800 T444E

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1997 3800 T444E

Postby Abs » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:10 pm

So,
Hey there, i am having a bit of trouble understanding what kind of engine will be best for a wvo conversion, i just want to do it right.I am looking for a full sized short bus 6-8 windows that i can convert as my home on wheels....

i have done a tone of internet research and am finding it difficult to gauge all the info.....Soooo here i am wondering if someone might be able to tell me what engines would work best for conversion, i have heard mechanical engines are best but these buses are so old, can't find any here in Ontario and even the early 90's are rusty underneith some to the point of no return....

I recently saw a 1997 international with a 3800 T444E engine would this one be good? I have read the dt 466's are good....all sorts so i am confused please help~! :I
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Re: 1997 3800 T444E

Postby coachgeo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Would help if we knew what country your in. Your answer is very different per country
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Re: 1997 3800 T444E

Postby SunWizard » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:52 pm

Abs wrote: can't find any here in Ontario

Best for that size would be a bread truck or Frito Lay truck with a 4BT cummins (aluminum body so no rust, cost about $2500 around here) , or any bus with a 6 cylinder cummins. But I don't know if they are available up there. Next best is a Ford powerstroke 7.3L.
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Re: 1997 3800 T444E

Postby coachgeo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:57 pm

SunWizard wrote:
Abs wrote: can't find any here in Ontario

Best for that size would be a bread truck or Frito Lay truck with a 4BT cummins (aluminum body so no rust, cost about $2500 around here) ....
Iffffff he will never have a passenger anywhere behind the rider/driver seat this would be a good choice. Otherwise no.... One, it's illegal to have any passengers back there and Two, for good reasons.. it is not crash worthy back there. Least that was what I was told by a former professional driver who has owned a few.
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