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Old 07-15-2015, 02:31 AM   #1
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FE Coach with manual trans

Does anybody here have an FE coach with a manual trans? I know they are kind of rare.

I'd like to see pics of how it is set up if anybody has some. Hopefully!
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:38 AM   #2
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You need to be much more specific.

Do you mean a dog nose bus, or a flat nose bus?

Yes dog nose buses can be found with 5, 6, and 7 speed manual trans.

No flat noses use manual trans.

One out of every 25 buses with a auto trans, one will be ordered with a manual.

This is sadly due to lazy drivers.

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Old 07-15-2015, 02:45 AM   #3
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Flat nose. I saw a video of a 94 tc2000 fe with a manual.

youtu.be/6cttymCGhCo

Don't know it it was real or not but I also read that the tc2000s were available with 5 speed sticks until 1995.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:13 AM   #4
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I trust it to be true that you could order them that way.

I have never seen one.

The shifter would be a long way back. Long clutch linkages.

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Old 07-15-2015, 10:51 AM   #5
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I bid on a flat front Bluebird with a manual in Washington state. That is the only one I have seen.
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My company used to have a few early 90's Bluebird AA FEs with manual transmissions, however it was years ago and I recall hearing that they were converted to automatics.

I'd love to see a photo of a shifter setup in a flatnose FE bus.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:16 PM   #7
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My company used to have a few early 90's Bluebird AA FEs with manual transmissions, however it was years ago and I recall hearing that they were converted to automatics.

I'd love to see a photo of a shifter setup in a flatnose FE bus.
I imagine it'd be something similar to that of a cabover semi. So I don't think it'd be too revolutionary.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:00 PM   #8
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Well this is going on my todo list, if I end up with a flatnose.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:20 PM   #9
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More complicated crap between the shifter and the trans, and long clutch linkages.

As much as I love my manual transmissions in my cars, no thanks in a flat nose bus.

Stuff is cramped and hard enough to get to under there without adding more stuff.

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