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Old 01-03-2017, 08:43 PM   #11
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By my calculations....
700 miles at 33mph would take 21 hours! Kindergarteners woulda graduated high school before you got it home!!!

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Old 01-03-2017, 08:55 PM   #12
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what a kickass bus!!! love this stuff!!!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:28 PM   #13
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I can confirm that it is indeed a Superior bus body. The sweeping lines that flow down the rear and the tear drop fenders support this. Look in the entry stair well as this is where Superior placed it's ID/serial # tag. The plate is about 3" wide and 1 1/2" high. As you probably have surmised, I have a Superior bodied bus and yours is as nice an example as I have seen!

Welcome and since most of us Skoolies can't read, we need LOTS of pics.

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Old 01-03-2017, 09:33 PM   #14
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Ya...I can relate to the 6.17! But with a 35 top speed, you won't have to worry about any speeding tickets.

Do you have a "go faster" plan in mind?

BTW...Sweet chrome grill. I had to have mine plated.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #15
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Better take the scenic route driving that fast!

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I'd take it straight to a ring & pinion place & get some 4:11's
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:55 PM   #16
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I'll save you some time. There were only two ratios available for that rear end. The 6.17...and a 5.43. I spent three years looking for a 5.43 and concluded they were a mythical unicorn in bigfoot clothing. Wound up replacing the axle with a Dana 80 HD for which there are a wide range of gear ratio and tire options. I settled on a 4.30 which with my Cummins 4BTAA and Allison should yield about 65mph at 1800 RPM.

Also...there is a guy on the 4BT Swap forum who makes a killer front disk brake conversion kit that will fit your rig.

Just lemme know if you need to find any parts. And if you decide to stay stock...I also have a number of "leftovers" from all the swapping I have done.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:11 PM   #17
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Correction...the disk brake kit guy is on the "Stovebolt" site.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:43 AM   #18
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Jack: After reading just a portion of the back and forth between you and Tango, regarding Tango's conversion, I will believe almost anything you say...almost. I did look at the data plate for the bus body last week, but evidently the info didn't stick. Superior body...check.

Tango: Yes, I do have "go fast" plans. I'd like to swap the 235 for a 4BT. I've already done the engine/tranny research. After reading your thread, I'm very apprehensive about the minefield that I would have to walk into. However, with the wealth of knowledge that this site offers and your path through that minefield, I just might (might) survive.

To Stu & Filo: Howdy, neighbor. I'm outside of Lodi.

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Old 01-04-2017, 11:10 AM   #19
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Is your chassis a 1.5 or a 2 ton?
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:44 AM   #20
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Jack: After reading just a portion of the back and forth between you and Tango, regarding Tango's conversion, I will believe almost anything you say...almost. I did look at the data plate for the bus body last week, but evidently the info didn't stick. Superior body...check.

Tango: Yes, I do have "go fast" plans. I'd like to swap the 235 for a 4BT. I've already done the engine/tranny research. After reading your thread, I'm very apprehensive about the minefield that I would have to walk into. However, with the wealth of knowledge that this site offers and your path through that minefield, I just might (might) survive.

To Stu & Filo: Howdy, neighbor. I'm outside of Lodi..
About 30 yrs ago I used to drive for Tigerlines out of Lodi, Hauling produce from fields into canneries & packing plants
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