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Old 04-06-2015, 12:01 PM   #21
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: West Ohio
Posts: 692
Year: 1984
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: International 1753
Engine: 6.9 International
Rated Cap: 65
The bus is converted enough for me(no bathroom, no sink, no shower, no fridge, just a place to crash). Where we "camp" has all the necessary amenities that we would need, that and we're usually never far from home. Swapping my current interior to another bus wouldn't take much time(2 days maybe, if the new one has no seats)

Originally Posted by opus View Post
I'm not sure you'd get a 6.9 up to 65, especially with an OD.
I'd agree with you normally, but I've already driven it that fast when we were bringing it home. Matter of fact, it topped out at 70-75 going slightly down hill but I could tell the engine was cutting fuel. You wanna talk about deafening? That trip was deafening. Rusted out muffler, coupled with rusted out steps, and add in an idi screaming along at redline and you can about imagine. We ended up throwing all the couch cushions and pillows in the stepwell just to make it tolerable.
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:26 PM   #22
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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 3
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Supercoach
Engine: DD 6-71T
Rated Cap: 84
I've got a Crown with a 270 Detroit and 10-speed Eaton. At 2300 rpm it'll do around 55 mph. I can get about 2600 rpm out of the engine, but I'm told the Detroit's shouldn't be spun more than about 2300. I'd like more speed (70-75 would be plenty). Would I be better off changing the rear gear or getting a 13-speed?

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:40 PM   #23
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 668
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: International
Engine: TE 444
Rated Cap: 12
Rear end would be cheaper, and if you go for a 13 speed, remember that they come with or without overdrive in 13th gear
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