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Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 10-09-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,370
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: High RPMs?

I have an 8.2L Detroit in front of an MT643 Transmission and a 5.29 rear end. It will go 68 on the governor, but it judging by the noise it must be set remarkably high. My bus seems happy at about...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-31-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Has any body installed an auxiliary overdrive?

The overdrive seems to have an output for a speedometer hookup. I haven't torn the whole thing apart yet, so I am not 100% sure on that. I ordered a rebuild kit for it, and it only came in a few...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 07-14-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,619
Posted By grampsbutler
Has any body installed an auxiliary overdrive?

I just bought a Spicer 7231D. Sometimes called a brownie box, it is an auxiliary transmission which provides 1:1 direct drive, 0.83 overdrive and a 2.1 underdrive. I know that they were used a lot...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-29-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 56,353
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: more power from your diesel engine

Thanks! I will work on trying to be satisfied with the 8.2L

Graham
https://www.intrepidequipment.com Intrepid Handcycles
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-28-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 56,353
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: more power from your diesel engine

Does anyone know whether there is a the fuel pump can be turned up on the Detroit 8.2T?

I know that many of you hate the 8.2, but I am stuck with mine and would love to get a little bit more power...
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 06-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,483
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: 8.2 Detroit Diesel Questions - Owner Input Sought

I know this one got off topic.... but I wanted to add that my biggest complaint about the 8.2 is the noise. Anyone considering a flat front, like mine, where you sit right next to the engine. You...
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 06-24-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,855
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Got Fuel? I don't

I ran out of fuel on my way back from a trade show in Kansas City a few weeks ago. Fortunately didn't run it dry. I guess it was a narrow escape. Reading this post, I think that I will invest in...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 06-22-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,371
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

I get 9.4mpg on the flat with a 84 Bluebird All American with an 8.2 Detroit and an MT 462. In the hills I get about 8.5, but never worse than that. It doesn't seem to matter how I drive, I always...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-18-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,014
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Mixing tire sizes steers and drives

Thanks! That is excellent info. I also did a little research and came to the same conclusion. By going to a 24.5 I would only gain about 5% based on the tire circumference. That is definitely not...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 06-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,354
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Pex as heat exchanger?

Is there any reason why you can't use a jacketed aluminum line? This would be really easy to weld up and would transfer heat very efficiently, and the cost of materials would be minimal. So long as...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-15-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,014
Posted By grampsbutler
Re: Mixing tire sizes steers and drives

I have a 1984 bluebird flat front. It currently has 11R22.5 all around.

I bought it a couple of years ago, and the first thing that I had to do was replace the steerers. I did this with new...
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