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Old 10-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #11
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What engine? What transmission?
From the description of a " 5 speed pushbutton" shifter I would suspect that it has an MD3060 tranny. No clue on the engine.

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Nice Bus!

Just as a recap so far: It's the C. 5.9L. with an Allison 5-speed push-button tranny and a 7.17 rear ratio. Looks like it's in good shape. There are plenty of posts claiming this engine in underpowered, but if it does have the Allison MD3060, then perhaps its worth considering. What does anyone else think?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:26 PM   #13
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Just as a recap so far: It's the C. 5.9L. with an Allison 5-speed push-button tranny and a 7.17 rear ratio. Looks like it's in good shape. There are plenty of posts claiming this engine in underpowered, but if it does have the Allison MD3060, then perhaps its worth considering. What does anyone else think?
You might want to consider swapping out the rear axle with one that has a ratio somewhere in the "4"s.

Sounds like that one was built to grind up steep hills, fully loaded.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:41 PM   #14
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Re: Rear End

Actually, I may be wrong. Cast #161018-R3. Edit: Also, I noticed auto chains; I'm unsure if that is typical, or indicative of the build's purpose.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #15
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Wow. 7.17 ratio. Would make a nice rock climber.

I had to see if that really was available in a bus. Yep,
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:10 AM   #16
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Wow. 7.17 ratio. Would make a nice rock climber.

I had to see if that really was available in a bus. Yep,
you might be able to squeal the tires in that bus if you spooled the turbo
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:22 AM   #17
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you might be able to squeal the tires in that bus if you spooled the turbo




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Old 10-21-2017, 11:22 AM   #18
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Hi, is your bus still available?
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