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Old 03-28-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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Type D front engine

I see a lot of BB type D All American with FE 5.9l engines. Is there enough room upfront to install an 8.3?
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:49 AM   #2
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With enough modification you can get anything to fit. But BB only produced the BBAA FE and TC2000 FE with the 5.9. Rear engine models had the 8.3 option.

Edit: I'm wrong, 8.3 was an option in the AA!
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:24 AM   #3
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With enough modification you can get anything to fit. But BB only produced the BBAA FE and TC2000 FE with the 5.9. Rear engine models had the 8.3 option.

Yes, the 8.3 is about 500 pounds heavier than the 5.9, not including the size needed for a bigger block, larger accessories, etc.


Related to this...with a FE type D....what is your guess as to how much storage space is lost under the floor because of the drive shaft? Would it be safe to confine the drive shaft into a box 9literally build a box around it so that I could put other storage compartments next to it) that is 1ft by 1ft by 20 something feet? Is it possible/safe to do that? When I think that way, I realize that by having a FE engine, I gain storage space because the rear of the bus (that the engine used to occupy) is bigger than that 20 cubic feet that the drive shaft wastes. Too bad I couldn't just connect an electric motor to the rear end and connect a genset head to the engine up front....optimal space!
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I see a lot of BB type D All American with FE 5.9l engines. Is there enough room upfront to install an 8.3?
8.3 was available in the AA.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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With enough modification you can get anything to fit. But BB only produced the BBAA FE and TC2000 FE with the 5.9. Rear engine models had the 8.3 option.
I've seen enough FE 8.3's to say that you're incorrect, sir or mam.
I found this in 30 secs on google.
https://www.purplewave.com/auction/160928A/item/L2551



We need this info stickied!
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I've seen enough FE 8.3's to say that you're incorrect, sir or mam.
I found this in 30 secs on google.
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We need this info stickied!
I stand corrected on that. I thought I had read that the both the TC and AA were all 5.9 in FE but it seems it was only the TC. Thank you sir or ma'am!

So there you go, OP.
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I stand corrected on that. I thought I had read that the both the TC and AA were all 5.9 in FE but it seems it was only the TC. Thank you sir or ma'am!

So there you go, OP.
Thanks! If I hold my coffee cup up to my ear, I can almost hear the sound of the jacuzzi jets splashing the water around in the back of my skoolie
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Thanks! If I hold my coffee cup up to my ear, I can almost hear the sound of the jacuzzi jets splashing the water around in the back of my skoolie
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There are a few FE's in CO with 8.3 ending in a little while-
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2304568
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There are a few FE's in CO with 8.3 ending in a little while-
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2304568
The bid is up to$2650 for a bus with a broken transmission...,.
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The bid is up to$2650 for a bus with a broken transmission...,.
Did all of them have broken transmissions?
I didn't even look.
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Did all of them have broken transmissions?
I didn't even look.
I didn't look. The one in the link had a broken transmission.

Holy cow! It sold for $6350!
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I didn't look. The one in the link had a broken transmission.
Ah, I think there were at least 3 of em. I was just in a hurry before work!
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I was watching the early 90's 8.3 until they finally decided to disclose the broken transmission. It was only after a few questions, so that tells you what kind of sellers they are.
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I was watching the early 90's 8.3 until they finally decided to disclose the broken transmission. It was only after a few questions, so that tells you what kind of sellers they are.
No doubt!

IMHO: That should have been disclosed in the description.
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Another one of those sold for $6650 and has "the transmission is slipping".

I would definitely avoid this seller. They don't disclose issues in the description.
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Another one of those sold for $6650 and has "the transmission is slipping".

I would definitely avoid this seller. They don't disclose issues in the description.
I've been on the receiving end of that!
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Wow, that is shady. I hope whoever bought that realized what they were bidding on. Be a pretty big shock paying that much and finding out the hard way.
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I didnt see anything in the listings about busted transmissions.. was it something you had to email them about?
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I didnt see anything in the listings about busted transmissions.. was it something you had to email them about?
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Question #5
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:09 PM CDT
does this bus run well?
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all but transmission, needs repaired/replaced
(Answered: Mar 29, 2019 11:33:04 AM CDT )
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