Originally Posted by bluebird90
So I want to get some opinions here. My bus has a DT466 with a spicer 5 speed. Direct in 5th.
I am considering getting a 5 speed O D or a 6 speed O D. any opinions on ones to look for? I will end up with a 2 plate easy pedal clutch. and the trans must be synchronized.
Since you are going to go thru the trouble to make a swap, I'll just go ahead and suggest an allison automatic. If no, then any of the spicer 6 and 7 speeds. I dont know about the 6 but there are two different 7 speeds. One had a very low 1st and 2nd reduction, I think more for vocational usage, but it would also work for a bus when you want to go slow thru a camp ground or something without slipping the clutch or running the risk of stalling the engine at idle.