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Old 08-21-2018, 01:32 PM   #41
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Actually- Wards were available with Cummins, too!!

with a Ford chassis I believe?



I never knew the FE wards came in a cummins.. I know the conventionals did..



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Old 08-21-2018, 01:47 PM   #42
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with a Ford chassis I believe?



I never knew the FE wards came in a cummins.. I know the conventionals did..



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Yeah some Ward Senators came with 5.9 cummins in them.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:55 PM   #43
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That 5.9 Cummins is one to stay away from, is it not?
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That 5.9 Cummins is one to stay away from, is it not?
5.9 Cummins is a good engine.
Smallish for a full sized bus but a high hp rated version with a decent transmission is a good setup.

I'd just avoid anything old enough to be obsolete and anything new enough to be emissions-strangled.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:23 PM   #45
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That 5.9 Cummins is one to stay away from, is it not?
The 5.9 commonly was backed up with an Allison 545. That combo was very weak for some buses in some areas. The 5.9 is praised by many, my local tow truck has one with 1m miles on it. It's a tad low on power for a full size bus. Had with a better trans and it's not a bad combo. Only the "53" block made in Brazil in the early 20's should be avoided due to cracked block issue.
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