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Old 03-04-2016, 05:50 PM   #11
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Location: North carolina
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Year: 1986
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford
Engine: Detroit 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
Good afternoon. Is that with governor adjustment's on the engine or as is?
That sounds a little high to me?
I ain't worried about the one's behind me but if We hit the bottom of the hill at to speed weighted down with a trailer with whatever on it?
With that ratio can we maintain the minimum speed?
Mine is what that they call the 8.2 fuel pincher so I need to adjust things on the engine to help with the speed.
But then again if ever have time to work on it then I am not going to be in a hurry to go anywhere . Except one place TEXAS. And if 49mph is all i can do after 15-yrs of trying to get home where we belong then 49 it is
I will take all the back roads and stop at any and every old country store along the way and use a sharpie to say I have been there and done that along the way primer grey bus and all.
I would like to do more than 49 but I don't think I will ever do the interstate minimum in a few states I plan on crossing?
I grew up on back roads in texas with some crazy trailers/tractors, trucks
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:07 PM   #12
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Location: Tennessee
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Year: 89
Chassis: Chev
Engine: Dt 8.2
Rated Cap: 78, 72
Well I can do 63 but would like a little more. I'm told nothing can be done to the engine which is also an 8.2 fuel pincher. No governor. Right now the pedal is gone at 63 but supposedly on the flat I can be doing 65/70 with pedal left to hit hills.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:49 AM   #13
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Location: West Ohio
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Year: 1984
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: International 1753
Engine: 6.9 International
Rated Cap: 65
There is a governor, you just don't want to mess with it. The 8.2 is already a somewhat fragile engine compared to others. A gear change will definitely net you more top speed, I can go 75 on flat ground in mine with the 6.9(less than 200 hp) but it's hard to say how far you'll get pulled down in the hills. That depends on weight, aerodynamics, grade, and gear options.
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