Originally Posted by Chad1865
Thanks for all the help, EastCoast and Christopher. I hear you on the inline 6's now.
I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a 5-6x window with a DT466 and Allison tranny other than an AT545. They seem elusive!
For a 4 or 6 window I'd also consider a Cummins or a Cat 3126. Both are good, serviceable engines and more than adequate for a shorty.
I've got a 5 window Thomas with a LOW mile Cat 3126 and a reman 545.
I don't have mountains here so I'll live with the 545 since I got the bus dirt cheap. I'll upgrade it later when funds are more plentiful.
I'm really pleased with the 3126. One of these with a good transmission would be a nice combo.
I've also got a 6 window that has a DT466E with 215hp and an allison 2000. Its got gobs of power.
I love both setups but I'm kinda thinking I like the Cat a bit more. Maybe the leaking timing cover on the DT has something to do with that.