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Old 09-16-2019
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Cruising at 80 would be fine with me.
All I can say is your bus MUST handle far better than ours, to even consider those speeds.
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I have a wide body axle,it may be too wide.
R125NX8 according to the 1988 WB manual, which is the same one they put in the 8V narrow ones according to their parts manual.

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Andy could cut it down to create a tubbed look.
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All I can say is your bus MUST handle far better than ours, to even consider those speeds.
You know it does. I'll take a video of me driving with no hands, then maybe steering on the interstate, so you believe me. I already told you how to fix yours. I drive mine at 71/72 on the governor on the interstate every time. I got going down a mountain about 77 and it was just fine. I am not worried about going 80 across Illinois, whathaveu.
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All I can say is your bus MUST handle far better than ours, to even consider those speeds.

Hit your shocks with a hammer,maybe that will help?
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I take it back, think the 55 versions of the parts manuals are wrong. I will give this fantasy 10 more minutes of research and then I have to go get some real work done.
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Returning from the OR coast in the 31' today, 5.29 x 11r 22.5 x 6th gear 75 @ 2000.
Big power puttering means big cooling issues, yes it does, it's been my life.
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Yeah there's that. The radiators in the 8v coaches aren't that much larger. I don't have any transmission cooling in the engine loop, either. I have enough room to run another radiator on the passenger's side (lol). Not kidding. The batteries wouldn't like it, but I could relocate them.
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Larry.

I know you are right about the Concorde noise And that’s one reason they are parked and obsolete. But a big old twin turbo 8V Detroit isn’t exactly cutting edge technology either. I just like the way both sound at WFO.

I ran a Terex ( EUCLID) scraper for a short time during college This was a rush construction job trying to get the pad built for a new Fafnir bearing factory before winter rains set in. It was a V12 Detroit and it would be idling in the dark when us operators showed up at 0600. The foreman knew how to move dirt—- keep it wound up and on the floor. Use the Allison to control the speed and roll coal.

I wore earplugs in my ears with David Clark hearing protectors over my ears. Even with all that it was still awful. Operators station was only a foot or two from the engine and dual straight pipes exhausted right above your head. I would go to sleep at night with ringing ears and I’m sure it affected my hearing acuity. But it was a good paying job and I needed the money.


I took this picture Kind of makes me sad but time marches on !!! Beautiful bird. Great technology but obsolete by modern standards.

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Max,
Thanks for the pic, you are right it was a beautiful bird, saw it land quite a few times... It woke my up on takeoff!!!





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https://youtu.be/pUM-YNHdZWM Go fast Detroit Diesel, guy talks too much.

https://youtu.be/Z-GqmLQXAew Cummins go fast.

https://youtu.be/qsXQ-Fzp3Ww Cummins not go so fast bang.

https://youtu.be/fkCnpqNU-hM Best one Banks SCTC

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I have a wide body axle,it may be too wide.
I don't know why I'm posting this, but I was perusing a parts book when I noticed the rear axles for the 6v and 8v coaches only have 1 part number different... the drive yoke on the pinion. No kidding. Same housing, bearings, r&p, axles, etc.
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