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 81 
 on: September 22, 2017, 05:17:28 AM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  Scott, be careful when you get the Nexiq, there are Chinese units that look just like the good one's that you don't want to get.
If you get a Silverleaf unit it will also give you the codes.    Jack 

       Hi, Jack.  Is Silverleaf compatible with "early 00s" Cummins ISC/8.3 engine technology or is it for Detroit products only?   Thanks,  BH

 82 
 on: September 22, 2017, 05:03:56 AM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by blue_goose
Scott, be careful when you get the Nexiq, there are Chinese units that look just like the good one's that you don't want to get.
If you get a Silverleaf unit it will also give you the codes.
Jack

 83 
 on: September 22, 2017, 03:45:59 AM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  I love the sound of an O-680 pulling hard ...

       I have to say that I loved the sound of mine but after losing the Daimler transmission twice after 500 miles and having no rebuild service except in Britain (and parts becoming scarce and expensive), I felt I had to go to a N. American powertrain.  There were a couple of British buses in Charlotte NC in the '00s with Gardner engines ... just not the same.

 84 
 on: September 21, 2017, 09:01:58 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by Iceni John
        Like the Leyland O-600/O-680 series???  Yeah, like that, like the one I have in my garage!
I love the sound of an O-680 pulling hard in a Leyland Leopard with the Pneumocyclic transmission  -  I rode many a mile in them between London and Norfolk.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKKKgjzKcsw   Great buses.   (Almost as good as a Bristol RE.)

John

 85 
 on: September 21, 2017, 07:16:39 PM 
Started by oldmansax - Last post by TomC
If you have the length, just take out the 4spd manual and install an Allison HT740. Both have 4th as direct drive. All you'd have to add is a transmission cooler, shifter and throttle modulator. Good Luck, TomC

 86 
 on: September 21, 2017, 07:11:52 PM 
Started by robertglines1 - Last post by Dave5Cs
California in the morning. We will be leaving Oaktown IN on 41 south around 10Am Grin

Dave & Doreen Walker and the 3 Cats to include Big Larry the 29 lb mouser.

 87 
 on: September 21, 2017, 06:59:22 PM 
Started by paul102a3 - Last post by Dave5Cs
RJ very nice write up Grin Great advice.

Paul if you go through the Red Woods there is a place on Hyw1 you can't miss it and it is a church camp but they let you stay there for $5.00 a night. You just put it in the box. Also if on I-5 at Lost hills go west on 46 1 mile and try Gabby's Mexican Food. Wonderful grub you can park the truck Bus whatever behind the place in the alley. Agree with RJ on the Costco fuel stop too because if you wait until you see the Farm fuel place right before you go up the hill into the Tehachapies they will charge you a very high price for fuel. Don't ask how I know Cry

Also for all who travel 99 there is a Denny's in Delano,CA where you can park in the street next to curb across from it with the trucks for free overnight.
In Boron,CA off 58 you can park behind the Gas station and Restaurant on the corner but be for-warned there is a train that comes through your bus every night there or at least we thought it was.

Dave5Cs

 88 
 on: September 21, 2017, 06:23:54 PM 
Started by paul102a3 - Last post by paul102a3
Decision made - we are starting South on the 101 tomorrow.

Thanks again for everyone's input, we really appreciate the advice.


 89 
 on: September 21, 2017, 06:21:20 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by luvrbus
The TD-18's sure sound good under a load with the dual mufflers though,those were only 75 draw bar hp

 90 
 on: September 21, 2017, 06:09:33 PM 
Started by Scott & Heather - Last post by DoubleEagle
LOL I spent many days working on TD-6's up through TD-18's IH's and still have nightmares even thinking about one
 

I did not have too much trouble with the engine or controls, the magneto was very touchy about delivering a good spark though. I do remember that finding replacement pre-cups was difficult. The main problem I had when working in rocky soil was the track chain cracking and busting, over and over. Getting the tracks back on was misery on rough ground. When it worked well, it would start in sub-zero temperatures and do a lot of hard pushing. It was a great exercise machine, both legs and both arms had to work the clutches and brakes.

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