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Old 05-05-2019
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I thought they were all 555s. Repower? Interesting.
The paperwork indicates it was always a 3208,but it was repowered to a 3208 turbo some time back.
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Old 05-05-2019
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I saw a mid 80s PT Gray and Silver dragging a Jeep Cherokee in Bishop, CA yesterday on #395 Northbound.

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Old 05-06-2019
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Default That was Silver Shadow in Bishop

On the way home from our trip to Tucson. Home via Las Vegas, Calico Ghost town and then up 395.
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I thought they were all 555s. Repower? Interesting.
I copied this from the Newell Guru's website.

Late 1960's and early 1970's Newell coaches were most commonly powered by Ford industrial gasoline V-8's (391 and 534 cubic inch displacement) although L.K. Newell would use almost any engine a customer preferred, such as the 460 Lincoln and the 440 Chrysler engines.

By the mid to late 1970's Newells were powered by diesel, typically, Caterpillar 3208's, Cummins V555's (Triple Nickels) and naturally aspirated Detroit Diesel 6V92.

By the early 1980's the primary engines were turbocharged Detroit Diesel 6V92T's and the Cummins V903 turbo. In 1985, Newell began offering the Detroit 8V92T and 1988 models were equipped with the DDEC (Detroit Diesel Electronic Control) 8V92T engines. Still, customer preference was supreme and other engines were installed at owner request.

The next big change occurred in the middle of the 1994 model year when Newell began offering the Detroit Series 60. That engine would remain the primary engine for Newell for over 10 years.

In 2004 and 2005, Newell began offering Caterpillar C12 and C13 engines. These were well received and in 2006, the Caterpillar C15 became the 'standard' Newell engine although the Detroit Series 60 was still available at the customers request.

Emission laws and ownership changes started changing the landscape of over the road diesel engines and in 2010, the use of the Caterpillar C15 was discontinued and replaced with the Cummins ISX650. This remains the current powerplant of choice by Newell.
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Saw this one the other day here in Denver.
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Saw this one the other day here in Denver.
THEY ARE GREAT FOR HAULING KIDS TO SCHOOL!
At todays FC prices why would you want a schoolie?
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Old 05-16-2019
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I saw a newer bird towing a toad headed west on highway 12 in Sonoma County on Tuesday. Looking good!!
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Saw a nice bird towing a neon green toad headed east bound on the 91. Leaving Corona and heading towards Riverside.

Nice-looking bus with an intricate paint job. We were heading West and got only a quick glimpse.
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Saw a nice bird towing a neon green toad headed east bound on the 91. Leaving Corona and heading towards Riverside.

Nice-looking bus with an intricate paint job. We were heading West and got only a quick glimpse.
My guess...Lucas & Linda Willemse.
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A friend texted me a pic of Old School rolling around Bradenton yesterday
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