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Old 07-11-2016, 01:28 PM   #11
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Don't know much about the TC2000. I have a "93" Amtran Genesis with the 466 and 643 combo. Great engine and transmission. Mine will do 70 on the hiway but is happiest at 62mph @ 2400rpm.

Just my opinion but the Genesis has by far the better drivetrain. It really depends on how you plan on using it. I don't plan on doing much Interstate driving. The local state routes here are posted at 60mph so I don't really worry about holding up traffic.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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The lockup and the retarder would be so nice in the mountains.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #13
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The TC is a good bus but unfortunately most of the ones from that era come with the AT545 transmission. The shortcomings of that gearbox have been discussed many times on here but suffice to say it is a bad choice if you're either towing or driving steep grades a lot.

The International is the better bus even if it will take more work to convert.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:40 PM   #14
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Hey, still can't find that thread. I don't see any link when you post. What's the thread called?
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:10 PM   #15
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Hey, still can't find that thread. I don't see any link when you post. What's the thread called?
There isn't a giant link at the bottom of every post I add?
It should say "roll your own build thread". if not just google skoolie roll your own. Odd that it wouldn't show.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:30 PM   #16
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Yup no link or anything.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:54 PM   #17
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Link shows fine for me. Is Bread using mobile instead of desktop version of site?
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:51 PM   #18
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Hey I just read thru the link. Lots of helpful info. Eastcoast, the guy I'm buying the bus from claims 12mpg at highway speeds. I noticed you calculated 8mpg on your original trip home. Did that improve for you at all?
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Hey I just read thru the link. Lots of helpful info. Eastcoast, the guy I'm buying the bus from claims 12mpg at highway speeds. I noticed you calculated 8mpg on your original trip home. Did that improve for you at all?
12 is pretty optimistic. I've not driven it enough to tell much since I've been home. I just top it off with 5 gallons here and there.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:29 PM   #20
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12 mpg? I got about 7.5 mpg on my trip from Kankakee to Billings at 65mph in a transit style bus.
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