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Old 11-22-2008
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Default 37' BMC fuel miles per gal???????

i want to know what are you guys getting ave mpg.....'

are all of your engines 8.3 c series Electronic or are any of them Mech
version??

what rear ends do the BMC have factory installed and how is the power and where is the shift points.....

you also run a 12:00 tire right???

thanks


i love the 3060 trans and am asking in case my zf cans out i might do the allison in my sp!!!!!

the wife loves the sp ...so i will upgrade myself and not trade up!!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2008
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Woody,
I get about 8 miles a Gal. towing a dolly with a Hyunday 350. NH to Quartzsite AZ. or 3300 miles. Have 8.3 Cummings Mechanical engine.
Don't know ratio of rear axle and have not paid attention to RPM shifting point.
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kurt

happy holidays to you and lynn

glad to see you at the nest..

thanks for the response

i know i can get a little more mpg and have a better to me modern design engine that dont smoke as much and runs the road better.


no one repowers these coachs -------yet that i can get any info on

i might be the #1 on a rear engine
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the wife loves the sp ...so i will upgrade myself and not trade up!!!!!!

This is great and funny , We like good old Woody, No changes.
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i gotta change a little bill

i got promoted..... and a new boss~~~~~~~

i cannot find the specs on the bmc's anywhere as far as rear end ratio and what the shift points was. is it the wtec version 1-2-3-4???

thanks for any help and your vote!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats Woody on the promotion. The Army must be more desperate than I thought
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they tell me that I am among the best on my last 3 NCOER's so I got them bluffed .

Evan a blind hog can find a acorn every now and then!
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Pardon me ,SIR, Woody, are you still an enlisted men or are you now an officer? From your previous posts, I gather you are now an E-8. One to go and you are THE TOP. (I think)
Anyhow, I would like to see the engine or tranny change on your bus. We discussed the tranny before about 5 gears vs. 6 or more. Warren Anderson from ZF in Chicago told me that they make even 7 gears now. I have enough with 5.
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hey i am gettin there

enlisted.....i am just a enlisted with 19+ and going to do 8-10 more untill they kick me out of make me toooooooo mad~

yes the zf has 6 gears but the cat will not pull it......not un-ff tourqe at the rpm.. that is why the cats spin so hard at 2400 or more to get it...


now Mike H has done a lot of work and got his working but.......

I hate a cat ------just me!!!!!!

I bought a 330 hp 8.3 and a md 3060allison complete out of a fire truck and I am going to do this and I think,,,Just me but I think it will be a great combo....the same combo as the 37 bmc which i wish i could find out what gear they have....

i will use the bendix cruise and throttle untill it breaks...factory on engine ac and hyd pump should clean up the engine room some! and not have aux add on air pump and hyd pump.

I will run the intercooler and fan like it is now and not invent the wheel as we SP folks dont have as big a side vent door to stuff the coolers...

I might have to add a few inchs on the rear but .....that is the simple part!!!!
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Hi Woody: The CD that Bob Janes mailed to me on the various coaches shows the 1995 BMC standard rear axle ratio of 5.29 to 1. The BMC 37' has a GVWR of approx 31000 lbs...about 6k lighter than your SP. I'd give some serious thought about doing that transplant, unless you are really bored and have lots of free time. Not just a weekend job.
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