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Moof

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One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« on: August 19, 2006, 10:18:21 PM »
I got inside of this one. (A little tresspassing was required)  The ID plate said TDH-5103-352.  Couldn't get the year.  It looks like they started to do a conversion.  Just inside the back door was the begining phases of a furnace installation.  Now, sadly, it is being used for storage.

Offline gus

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Re: One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 11:26:48 AM »
Moog,

That model may have the spring clutch assist assembly, some call it a mousetrap. I sure would like to have that assembly but shipping from AK would kill me!
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Re: One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 12:47:35 PM »
Moog,

That model may have the spring clutch assist assembly, some call it a mousetrap. I sure would like to have that assembly but shipping from AK would kill me!

gusc,

I don't know who owns it, but I do know a few people in Homer that might know.  If you are interested I can follow up on it for you.


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Re: One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 06:13:01 PM »

A little history:

TDH5103-352 was originally delivered to Louisville Transit Company as fleet number 571.

5103s were built from 1951 - 1953.  All TDHs are 6-71 automatics, 102" wide, 40' long, 51 seated passengers.

Tough, dependable "Old Look" transit workhorse!
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Re: One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 09:01:28 PM »
I had and converted a 1956 5100 series TDH back in the 70's.  Nice 35' coach, but the lack of road A/C, PS, and having a two speed tranny had its limitations.  The H part of TDH indicates that it has the 2 (one speed with lock-up) speed "hydraulic" transmission.  Mine had a gear that gave 53mph at 2150 RPM, and I drove about 50,000 miles in nine years getting about 8.5 mpg.  Not bad.  It was still running well when I repalced it with my Giillig-Neoplan Transit.
With respect to the clutch control on that series, that would be a four speed TDM series.
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Re: One more Jewel from Homer for our GMC Fans
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 01:55:54 PM »
Harry,

Thanks, that eliminates the "Mousetrap" idea.
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