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Author Topic: Help! Need a running 8v71  (Read 4613 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2009, 05:11:51 AM »



Don

We would have to add a axle to hold this monster up.  Would it be a tag or a bogey.Inquiring minds want to know.

Still planning on going west this fall just don't know dates yet.  momma has not told me the days yet.

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« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2009, 08:35:48 AM »

Ned;

We could find a tag we could put duels on in the back and then find a front drive steer axle out of a military 6X and have a front wheel drive. If we set the engine under the bed should have room. You would be the first in your neighborhood to have one. Don't front wheel drives do better in the snow and ice. You know if we DDEC it, there are a couple 10Sp auto shifts
I have access to. make it a real go getter.

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« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2009, 08:39:11 PM »

Hello Don, 
Don't let Uncle Ned pull your chain. We followed Ned and Wilma from Palmento Cove campground to Westminster, SC on HWY 11 and he didn't slow down on the hills. He was also towing his van and motorcycle so he has a lot of power ( more than me ). I would  be hearing Huggy Bear's exhaust bouncing off the hills and see my speed start dropping and then I'd think, "change gears dummy! That's the sound of his engine, not yours." A fun day!

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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2009, 04:40:53 AM »



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It is the story of a old hot rodder, never enough hp. Just think of 0ne of those 12v71 engines in the land speed record trucks in the back of huggy. Then we could really rock through the hill of north georgia.

Look forward to going to jacks this year with you and that beautiful mc5.

uncle ned

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Don has helped me with heating problems on huggy.  WE met at BK'S several years ago.
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« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2009, 01:59:39 PM »

Glen; What's in the back of you MC5 now. May be you need a 12V71 also he he

Man I gota get closer to you guys so we could play and make you go fast.

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2009, 07:45:50 AM »

Uncle Ned
 
   
          Like you I've allways thought that you can't have too much power,a by-product of growing  up in the 50s and 60s when horsepower was most important part of the car (and I still think that way). I sure would like make the trip to Jack's with you, if I can arrange the time. We'll talk more about it as the time gets closer. We may see you over the 4th at the Cove, we are going to try.
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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2009, 08:07:12 AM »

Hello Don,
       I have a 8v71 natural with a 3.33 gear and 4 speed.  The bus will fly on the flats, 80 maybe.  I've  never tried it,(a wife thing) you know. Ha Ha. Someday I'd like to add a turbo, but the engine only has (as all buses sold) 40,000 miles, so we'll see.  Don do you think adding a turbo will help or hurt the fuel mileage?  I'm getting 8 mpg towing a suzuki sidekick.
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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2009, 11:24:41 PM »

This one just popped up in Atlanta:

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/pts/1234779198.html
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2009, 04:55:02 AM »

          I sure would like make the trip to Jack's with you, if I can arrange the time. We'll talk more about it as the time gets closer.     Glen

Glen,
    We sure would love to have ya'll join us.  Be sure to bring your guitar, there are a lot of pickers and a "Jammin' Tent".  Jack
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« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2009, 01:33:38 PM »

Still looking! I would like to find a replacement out of another MCI!
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« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2009, 01:44:29 PM »

There is a 5 being parted out up in Edmonton. Look in the Spare Bus Parts section.
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« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2009, 06:56:41 AM »

I have one that I took out of my MC7 just a couple of months ago.  Ran fine, has a 4 speed manual, removed it to install an 8-92/auto.  In the Tampa Bay area.  Give me a call.  941-725-0636 cell.  Ben
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« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2009, 07:01:19 AM »

Also, it has about 10k miles on an inframe.  Has cradle as well.
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2009, 07:07:56 AM »

Speak to Zach at PC industries 877-855-4724 have your model # before calling they have used or rebuilt engines and are located in Afton Wy not to far from you       

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