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Old 01-18-2018, 09:58 AM   #1001
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I've got nothing going on, but if you're going to be in FL more often now just come over some time when its convenient for you. MY bus isn't even being driven.

Sandi- Why 72mph?


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72 because I want to be able to pass the ones governed at 70, but I donít want to go too fast.


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Old 01-18-2018, 09:59 AM   #1002
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:50 PM   #1003
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #1004
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72 because I want to be able to pass the ones governed at 70, but I donít want to go too fast.


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Your bus has a 6.17 rear end. The fastest it will physically go right now is about 68. But that's with it redlined. My 444E was happiest around 2200-2300.
With around 40 feet of converted bus and 175hp I think 65 is pretty respectable. FWIW- your bus is snappy off the line due to the low gearing.
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:26 AM   #1005
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Your bus has a 6.17 rear end. The fastest it will physically go right now is about 68. But that's with it redlined. My 444E was happiest around 2200-2300.

With around 40 feet of converted bus and 175hp I think 65 is pretty respectable. FWIW- your bus is snappy off the line due to the low gearing.


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What does snappy off the line mean? Bad ass bus?!? 🤣


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Old 01-19-2018, 03:31 AM   #1006
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Well, its only 175 hp and weighs around 20,000 lbs. But with the low rear gearing and the allison 2000 its got a lot of pull from a dead stop.
I've not had it over 10 mph, yet.
If you go to 11r tires it will give you a couple mph, but with your engine and setup your bus is really not gonna like trying to go 70+. Bigger tires will mean you'll need to adjust the speedometer, which isn't a huge deal.
But 65 is pretty good, all things considered. my 92 with the 466 topped out at 62.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:31 AM   #1008
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:41 AM   #1009
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Sandi,

I know for a fact that a 444E run at near its redline all the time iss hard on it. I ran mine for 7 months like that, i had a hard time keeping it cool in hot weather, my oil temperature was 10-12 degrees above coolant temp, oil pressure was lower..

if you are gonna drive it near its redline in hot weather, then please be sure your fan clutch is good and that you watch your temperature. you have a nice lockup transmission so at least you arent putting transmission heat into your radiator.

your engine sounds good when it runs..

PLEASE fix that idler pulley.. the bearing is SHOT.. that same idler put me on the side of the road one afternoon in BFE kentucky a few months ago.. unfortunately is a bit of a pricey part, when EC and I checked yours, the bearing looked pretty loose..
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:44 AM   #1010
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Sandi,

I know for a fact that a 444E run at near its redline all the time iss hard on it. I ran mine for 7 months like that, i had a hard time keeping it cool in hot weather, my oil temperature was 10-12 degrees above coolant temp, oil pressure was lower..

if you are gonna drive it near its redline in hot weather, then please be sure your fan clutch is good and that you watch your temperature. you have a nice lockup transmission so at least you arent putting transmission heat into your radiator.

your engine sounds good when it runs..

PLEASE fix that idler pulley.. the bearing is SHOT.. that same idler put me on the side of the road one afternoon in BFE kentucky a few months ago.. unfortunately is a bit of a pricey part, when EC and I checked yours, the bearing looked pretty loose..
-Christopher


Thanks, Christopher! I won't push it, I'll keep my speed at 65.
CB and I are fixing the pulley and SERP on Monday
Thank you for looking it over xx


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