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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2021, 12:16:18 PM »
Pm'd the link to a facebook listing, rts whole drivetrain cradle.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/MotorCoachParts/permalink/1725194380984800/

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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2021, 12:26:27 PM »
All the leads have not paned out so far. Thanks for the links and contacts.
Does that 6v-92 fit into the PD4106 with the cradle? Or does one have to custom-fit all that. Is the 6cylinder strong enough for a PD4106 as a highway coach?
Just wondering how people do this.
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2021, 01:19:54 PM »
 A 6V92TA is more than strong enough and then some for an 06..>>>Dan
  ( Only 16 cubic inches between them,, your lawn mower is probably bigger than that..)
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2021, 03:45:56 PM »
Ok. But that 6v92 is an electronic engine and we would have to do a lot of modifications.

Mine is a naturally aspired, manual transmission 8v71.

The one at K&R in Michigan was a turbo-charged one.
All others I checked and they are gone.
Thanks for looking around!
Matt

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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2021, 04:14:26 PM »
The 6v92 comes both ways electronic or non electric  it works on the cradle with just a few mods the air intake and exhaust take some work, buy one with the V730 Allison it easier to install and no clutch to deal with 
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 05:49:54 PM »

 And you DO WANT one turbo charged..>>>Dan
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2021, 08:28:43 PM »
That assembly is the big chance to go automatic all at once.

The rest of the bus won't care much about whether the injectors are activated mechanically or elctrically...

Turbo makes you altitude proof...

An opportunity or project creep...?

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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 07:15:50 AM »
Id say that the 4 dreaded letters are getting closer and closer....  WWAI!
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 02:34:18 PM »
Id say that the 4 dreaded letters are getting closer and closer....  WWAI!

Ok I give what is WWAI? I google it and came up with:

Acronym   Definition
WWAI   World Wide Article Information
WWAI   Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute (research; Australia)
WWAI   Whale Watching Association of Iceland


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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 06:46:56 PM »
While We’re At It

Credit goes to Eric brown for the saying
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2021, 09:41:57 AM »
I turbocharged my 8V-71 with air to air intercooler in 2012. It was the best thing ever. Went from 300hp and 800lb/ft torque to 375hp and 1125lb/ft torque (7G75 injectors). REALLY wakes up the 8V-71 and makes it truly enjoyable to drive. Instead of 32mph up hills, I do 45mph. BIG difference. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2021, 11:04:08 PM »
So, WWAI, I think we are going to bring the old lady to the scrapyard. Will be crying on that day. We had some awesome family vacations with that coach.

If anyone wants any parts for cheaper or not so cheap let me know. I might have a weekend to take all kinds of stuff out.
I will make some efforts to get some things detached if they can be removed...
I will sell a complete set of windows.
That's 5 original frames with new black glass windows (they have no stoppers/locks), 3x just one giant piece of glass (we glued them in just in February but I will cut them out and clean them to reuse them) and the D windows , also glued in. I can send pictures if someone is interested.
PM me with a wish list :-)
I might post some things on the sales page here later.

Thanks for everyone's help!
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2021, 02:50:18 AM »
The stock 4:11 differential is worth money for 4905 owners as they are hard to come by.
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Re: looking for a 8v71 detroit diesel engine for '61 PD4106
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2021, 03:45:48 AM »
Surely the bus still has value as a parts bus to someone. Before you take it to the crusher maybe list it for sale at the scrap value to see if anyone wants it.
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