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Old 06-16-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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You're a good dude.......your spreading it a little thick here. You know the queen won't let you arm yourself.
My betrothed has her own as well. She's shot out the groin area of the target many times much to her glee.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:54 PM   #12
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...My betrothed has her own as well. She's shot out the groin area of the target many times much to her glee.
...bet you remember to pick up that loaf of bread & gallon of milk on the way home, huh?

Wow, has this thread drifted...sorry...
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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...My betrothed has her own as well. She's shot out the groin area of the target many times much to her glee.
...bet you remember to pick up that loaf of bread & gallon of milk on the way home, huh?
She calls it "motivation", I call it "personal terrorism". I need a bullet-proof cup.......

Yeah, sorry for drifting......
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:29 PM   #14
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Re: 8.2 Detroit Diesel Questions - Owner Input Sought

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CANADA, CANADA, CANADA....in your dreams.
You're a good dude.......your spreading it a little thick here. You know the queen won't let you arm yourself.
The gun was a brand new, fresh in the wrapper (and soaked in oil) SKS made by Norinco in China. It was the only military rifle I have ever owned and it was by far one of my favorites. For some strange reason I can get an SKS but our government won't allow me to get a real AK-47... Oh well, same ammunition.

...yes, we are a little off topic aren't we.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #15
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I know this one got off topic.... but I wanted to add that my biggest complaint about the 8.2 is the noise. Anyone considering a flat front, like mine, where you sit right next to the engine. You have three options: 1: Run away 2: Spend some money on sound insulation 3: Go deaf. I have put on about 20k miles since I bought mine 2 years ago.

Mechanically I have had no problems with my 8.2 turbo. It is under powered (but no more than any other school bus). Mine gets about 9.4mpg if I drive on the governor (8.5 in the mountains). It always starts first turn, never given me the slightest grief. The advise I got from my diesel mechanic, is maintain it well. Make sure it NEVER EVER overheats. It should last forever. His parting words, however, were if it blows up in a big way....don't waste any money fixing it.....find a replacement engine.

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Old 02-15-2015, 04:43 PM   #16
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:14 PM   #17
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Bus nut I am originally from Kilgore,tx and wife from corpus! We ended up in NC as a product of the marine corp. we want to go home and said we were 17-yrs ago and work wise I got stuck here! The Jolly Roger need's to make 1 trip from NC to TX but I can only do 49 downhill???
I have an 86 Wayne with an 8.2 paired with an at545 and an eaton rear geared to 6.50
The bus barn was adamant about changing the rear gear's?
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Bus nut I am originally from Kilgore,tx and wife from corpus! We ended up in NC as a product of the marine corp. we want to go home and said we were 17-yrs ago and work wise I got stuck here! The Jolly Roger need's to make 1 trip from NC to TX but I can only do 49 downhill???
I have an 86 Wayne with an 8.2 paired with an at545 and an eaton rear geared to 6.50
The bus barn was adamant about changing the rear gear's?
So did you change them yet?

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Old 05-09-2015, 09:06 PM   #19
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Bus nut I am originally from Kilgore,tx and wife from corpus! We ended up in NC as a product of the marine corp. we want to go home and said we were 17-yrs ago and work wise I got stuck here! The Jolly Roger need's to make 1 trip from NC to TX but I can only do 49 downhill???
I have an 86 Wayne with an 8.2 paired with an at545 and an eaton rear geared to 6.50
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put 4.11 or 4.44 in the rear. And join me in the slow lane at around 55-65 mph.
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put 4.11 or 4.44 in the rear. And join me in the slow lane at around 55-65 mph.
Hey, if you look at it my way that's pretty fast. The fastest speed limit in Canada is 110 kph, or 68mph. With most roads being 100 kph (62 mph) that's pretty damn fast.

I think I have 4.44 rears and a no OD manual, we made 100 kph when the bus was unloaded on the way home from purchase. I figure once I buy my water tanks, install generator, fuel for the generator, and buy a 7000 lb trailer I'll make 80-85 kph.
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