Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-19-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7
Engine ID please

Found a bus local, says "Big 240 GM hp motor and Allison transmission". Done alot of research on here as I prepare to start a conversion but not familiar with the GM diesel. Can you help me with what the GM motor is and if it's a good skoolie option? Thanks!
Cutman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 224
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: 8.3 Cummins, 643
What year what type of bus
Jacob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 04:29 PM   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7
1997 Thomas
Cutman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 05:12 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
brokedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 1,815
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: Cummins 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Probably the 6.5.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_V8_engine

Don't take it for granted though, verify!
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 06:17 PM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7
Can anyone help with the pros/cons of the Detroit Diesel motors?
Cutman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 06:19 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,330
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokedown View Post
Probably the 6.5.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Diesel_V8_engine

Don't take it for granted though, verify!
A 240hp 6.5? With an Allison?
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 06:29 PM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 7
BTW, It is a diesel per the ad info.
Cutman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 06:45 PM   #8
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,330
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Was Thomas using GM's in 1997? I thought by then they were using Freightliner chassis.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 09:01 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,113
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
Was Thomas using GM's in 1997? I thought by then they were using Freightliner chassis.
It could be a cutaway chassis.
Brad_SwiftFur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2017, 04:58 AM   #10
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 15,330
Year: 2004
Coachwork: IC
Chassis: CE300
Engine: DT466E
Rated Cap: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur View Post
It could be a cutaway chassis.
Maybe, but would that have an allison?
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.