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Old 06-05-2019
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After standing on the sidewalk for 18 months and peering through the fence that surrounds 'the zoo', I've finally become a card carrying member !

Just purchased a clean, very well kept 88 PT36 from a really nice family in PA. They were the second owners, and kept it garaged during the 20 years that they had it. They added about 20k miles to the odometer during that time, and it now has just over 72k.

Very excited about this, and have started to have some preventative maintenance done already while in PA. It will be migrating north to Buffalo this weekend, and will have more completed by the local Penn DD/Allison shop.

Don't want to sound like an award show trophy winner (although that's what I feel like ) but I'm incredibly grateful for all of the help that Markus M has generously provided to me (and continues to) throughout this process. He's handled each aspect as if it were his own bus. Without all that he's done, I'm sure that this would not have come about !

Also want to express massive thanks to Shane F for all of the guidance, advice, and offers of assistance that he's given over the months as well !

And last/not least to Randy for his help along the way and of course for maintaining this incredible site, and many others like Stick M that impart information, wisdom and sometimes just darn funny commentary that made me realize that I really could take something like this on.

Looking forward to hopefully meeting many of you down the road !
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Congratulations Bob!
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Welcome to the zoo,and your lucky to be living in the NE with those guys plus others!
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Nice coach! I think an 88 PT36 is a rare bird - maybe only a couple of them made.
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Congratulations! That's a rare Bird indeed
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"After standing on the sidewalk for 18 months and peering through the fence that surrounds 'the zoo', I've finally become a card carrying member ! "

Welcome that's funny.
"Now inside looking out", Hang out under the tree with the Pa. animals,
They know there stuff and know what to eat If you get into a pinch call Carmine,
he sings & plays a guitar and his Bird loves it. Early 80's PT runs great.
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When I first went to look at the coach, and opened the engine hatch, I noticed this cool looking device that my coach doesn't have. It's the ether injection system.
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I love my 6V as much as Shane does. But I tell you what, in the shorter chassis it is really nice. It ride smoother and is easier to maneuver than my 40 footer. The prior owner mentioned that they had the bus put on a machine and the tires shaved. Really a pleasure to drive. After I drove it the hour or so to the shop to have the compressor coolant hoses replaced (with Bob following me in his car) , he made a comment something like me driving it like I stole it!
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Its a 6V92 in an model.
I would have thought it to be an 8V92.
I remove the ether can,i don't like using that stuff,i like the block heater better.
I do mount tires with ether..
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I love my 6V as much as Shane does. But I tell you what, in the shorter chassis it is really nice. It ride smoother and is easier to maneuver than my 40 footer. The prior owner mentioned that they had the bus put on a machine and the tires shaved. Really a pleasure to drive. After I drove it the hour or so to the shop to have the compressor coolant hoses replaced (with Bob following me in his car) , he made a comment something like me driving it like I stole it!
I had to stick to the bus like glue when Markus was driving it, just in case he really was stealing it !!
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