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Old 03-04-2019, 11:08 PM   #1
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5 or 6 window? Best motor package available? Thanks!
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I've had two 6 window IC's and now a 5 window Thomas. I'd look for a DT466, Cummins 5.9, or Cat 3126. Doesn't matter much who built the bus.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:01 AM   #3
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A 5/6 window with a DT-466 and Allison 2000 would be sweet.
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A 5/6 window with a DT-466 and Allison 2000 would be sweet.
Yeah, it really is. Hard to find.
The one I had was a 215hp DT with a 2000 and man its nice.
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Looks like the DT 466 was the largest offered in a 6 window, at least in an international mid 90's. Looking casually for just the engine....Have bus, need engine, no hurry
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Looks like the DT 466 was the largest offered in a 6 window, at least in an international mid 90's. Looking casually for just the engine....Have bus, need engine, no hurry
Maybe be the first to have an 8.3 Cummins a CE bus?
You could simplify it by finding one that's all mechanical.
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A 5/6 window with a DT-466 and Allison 2000 would be sweet.
Our dream config was a 7-8 window like that, but ended up with an 11 window (DT466/2000) bus due to availability and price.
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Maybe be the first to have an 8.3 Cummins a CE bus?
You could simplify it by finding one that's all mechanical.
For sure be mechanical whatever I do. 8.3 seems like a good idea.
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