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Offline Homegrowndiesel

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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 04:47:40 PM »
I struggle with the same issues. The sled runs should take care of your need for speed.

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I cranked up our 871 to 2400. went from 62 to 72 mph,, yea,,, i would like to be cranking 13, 14oo and be running 75-80 mph. yea the electronics and proprietary software to run these engines is where it is at. I want the double overdrive also.
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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 02:46:26 PM »
Thanks for all the replies ,sorry I didn't get back to you sooner as we were on the road. We just came back to huntsville ont canada .Cold and snow ,had to wash off all the salt $#!% from the drive :(  Now a problem with heat yes heat ! on the drive from florida I couldnt get temp. over 140-150 f ? I had to jerry-rig my shutters to a switch on the dash and close and open manually to get the temp up to 180f . Outside temp. was as low as 19 f on fri. morning . And to top it off my electronic heat on the bus (red degital read out push botton ) so no heat out of defroster or main heater.( only worked 2 out of 10 times I tried ) , so the floor heat was not as hot as it should have bean and the propane wall heat helped to keep the front warm . Is there a manual heat unit for this bus ? IN the fall I replaced the thermostats for new 170 f ( org were only 2 years old when eng. was rebuilt) Now I installed new ones same as org. t stats could they be in backwards ? Or can they stick open ? since rebuild eng. has run cold . Frustrated as heck!

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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2013, 08:35:37 PM »
Your best bet is an 8V92 DDECIII with a WTECIII HD 6 speed transmission, as a series 60 will be too tall and too long for your chassis.
Global Industrial Automatics does the complete conversions in Tucson, AZ

Offline Hard Headed Ken

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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2013, 04:50:31 AM »
a series 60 will be too tall and too long for your chassis.
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The height is OK but the length is a challenge.

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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2013, 05:00:06 AM »
Height is the problem in a Eagle the length is fine all re powers have something to work around in older buses takes a strong will  and mind to do one plus $$$$ 
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Re: looking for the best repower
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2013, 08:24:34 AM »
Look at the Cummins ISL. It is available up to 450hp and 1250lb/ft torque-then you can use the shorter 3000MH Allison transmission. I would stay away from any 2 stroke engine for a repower-just not enough good mechanics left that know how to work on the 2 stroke engines. Good Luck, TomC
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