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Old 05-26-2016, 10:21 AM   #11
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I buddy of mine knows quite a bit about the Cummins tells me I could punch out the 8.3 to 500 hp but then you start dealing with reliability,
Being that yours is an 1988, it's all mechanical and should be relatively easy to up the hp. I wouldn't go nowhere near 500, but a solid 300 would be pretty reliable and still deemed safe.
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it would be nice to Cruz 70 mph all day long without over stressing a motor.
You should be able to do that with what you have. Granted, you might not be able to pull up pikes peak at 70 mph, but with 250hp and the right trans/rear gearing you'll be there.

I think the 14l would be way overkill for that. Let alone a lot of custom fab work to even get it in there.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:17 AM   #12
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Being that yours is an 1988, it's all mechanical and should be relatively easy to up the hp. I wouldn't go nowhere near 500, but a solid 300 would be pretty reliable and still deemed safe.

You should be able to do that with what you have. Granted, you might not be able to pull up pikes peak at 70 mph, but with 250hp and the right trans/rear gearing you'll be there.

I think the 14l would be way overkill for that. Let alone a lot of custom fab work to even get it in there.
In my mind theres no such thing as over kill, Don't want to climb Pikes Peak but would like to clime the sisters in Wyoming fairly easily while towing my Toad.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:08 PM   #13
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Still a cool idea. Customized bus with excessive power.

Oregon has three sisters, but you have to climb them on foot. Never been up there obviously.

Is anyone else thinking one of those powered para-gliders would be a cool item to have in a bus?
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:57 PM   #14
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In my mind theres no such thing as over kill, Don't want to climb Pikes Peak but would like to clime the sisters in Wyoming fairly easily while towing my Toad.
For a couple years now, I've been dreaming of some Semi/Bus hybrid beast. With the body of an AmTran and the front of a Peterbilt or KW.
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