Bad Ideas Made Worse with DIESEL!

You have stuff. Too much stuff. You need a bus.

I know what you’re thinking: you’ve got stuff and it needs to move. Whether it be a mosquito fleet of mopeds, a Renault-powered Devin, or a small regional brewery’s worth of MGD cases, it’s gotta go. You need transport, son. Have I got a deal for you!

First, get your oil-embalmed mitts on this 1950 Flixible (and likely rust-flexible!) coach, converted in the 1960s into a motorhome by a bunch of hippies tripping balls on peyote (probably)! Scrape off several decades of mildew, despair, and patchouli residue and get that engine bay nice and clean. Because you’re going to send that big ol’ GM V6 packing.

But big GM sixes are sweet!, you say. Pray tell, are they sweeter than 9 liters of 2-stroke diesel excitement? Let me answer that for you – NO. The 6V92 is both surplus due to obsolescence and looks to have been entirely spray-painted silver. That’s win-win, for the record. Of course, this should leave you with several questions:
a) Will the 6V twist the Flixible into a double windsor?
b) How many wives, mortgages, and civil suits will I need to go through before it’s “finished?”
c) Will it ever be finished?
d) Where do I sign?
To answer your questions: assuredly; at least 2 each; hahahaha … no; may Murilee have mercy on your wayward soul.
Happy bidding!

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  1. JacobDFriedman Avatar

    Brilliant idea. This could be the start of a recurring series of bad ideas made worse with diesel. Rusty BMW e30 with that twin turbo diesel from the 335d anyone? Maybe with a bit of tuning to increase the chassis-twisting ability?

    1. Maymar Avatar

      I was thinking of the same idea, although I'd be tempted to go for the naturally-aspirated version of that engine, being more stick-shift friendly (this may have been spurred on by the Blutec-powered W201).

  2. mdharrell Avatar

    Spelling is such an integral part of this name that I've got to correct it: Flxible, not Flixible.
    Yeah, I know, it looks wrong either way.

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      thanks for pointing that out md….

    2. dr zero Avatar
      dr zero

      When it was spelled Flixible it sounded like a New Zealander was pronouncing it. As in "Thet's one Flixible bis, eh bro".

  3. Tomsk Avatar

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    If one of these is good enough for Leno's head wrench Bernard Juchli, than by golly it's good enough for anyone.

  4. buzzboy7 Avatar

    Those need to be the only words. 335HP and Almost 1000 ft-lbs

  5. tonyola Avatar

    Definitely made worse by diesel – GM cars beginning with the 1978 Oldsmobiles.
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  6. njhoon Avatar

    After a few years, gallons of tears and a fork lift or two of cash you could have oe of these:
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  7. sparky Avatar

    I'd love>/i> me some Flxible. There was a one with a Cadillac 472 hanging in the back for sale, not too far from where I live. The insanity bit me to the point of measuring out a nice little 30-foot spot in my backyard. Something about that boat tail just made me feel silly. Good thing my left brain said "are you mad (insert dope slap)… just keep your Econoline and never mind them buses".

    1. sparky Avatar

      Feh. Pardon my html.

  8. discontinuuity Avatar

    That's quite the turbo, although I think it might go better on a Civic (yo).

  9. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    I immediately knew that I had seen that bus before, but couldn't figure out why it wasn't already in my watched list. Then I saw where it was located, and the thought of shipping a freaking bus 2/3 of the way across the country seems like it would jack the total cost up by quite a bit. Sigh.
    I do really want an old Flxible. I figure I could just call it a guest room, and leave it parked alongside my house.

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