I'm checking out a 1991 Orion 744 transit but in eastern WA that supposedly has 25k miles on it. Thing is, I don't know ANYTHING about the engine or transmission. There is also very little information online.
Does anyone have experience with the Cummins L10 or ZF transmissions? Check out the auction here:
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auctio ... uc=1149124
One question and answer about it:
I have a few questions with regard this Orion.......I attempted to use the VIN decoder to answer some of my questions: But the engine does not look like a 6V92 it appears to be a cummins..........So the decoder was useless; What is the length of this Orion bumper to bumper......what is the engine? And please tell me the transmission is not a Voith........but do tell me what it is with a model Number. Please. And interesting for a transit it appears to have a full compliment of gauges. Are they working: Will Manuals with this Orion convey, you know the factory binders that came with the bus? And finally, what is the rear axle ratio of this Coach. Thank you so much in advance..........
The engine is Cummins L-10. The bus is 40" in length. The transmission is ZF.
The rear axle ratio is 4.30. It is unknown if all gauges still work as the bus has been out of service for some time. These buses were purchased used for spare buses only so there is no manuals, no factory binders, no original purchase information.
And one of the pics: