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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2010, 02:17:16 PM »

The RTS is one of most Aerodynamic transit bus made

It has a drag Drag Coefficient of 0.55 and a Rolling Resistance Coefficient 0.011   see-> http://www.perthelectricvehicle.com.au/linksbus.php

Thats somewhere between an Original VW Bug at .48   and  Hummer H2 at .57   (lower egual less drag) see-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile_drag_coefficient

Most trucks  +.6    -   

My last M/H  (1976 Classic GMC 26' MotorHome)  .31  (same as a current Z06 Corvette)

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Less than 10' height

single axel rear wheels

2250 RPM equals 76 MPH - (4.10 differential - .88 to 1 finial gear geraing V731 tranny) = effective 3.60 final drive in 3rd (final gear - 3 speed tranny)

I have 24.5 tires (although that sounds a lot taller - they are not that much taller)
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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2010, 02:31:52 PM »

John -

Pete snuck in with an answer before I could post mine, but here's the KISS version:


Couple of differences between your Crown and Pete's RTS easily account for the difference in fuel mileage.

First, even tho you both have 4.10 rear axles, Pete's V-730 has a 0.87 bevel gear ratio, which gives an overall final drive ratio of 3.567:1  (He's got a V-drive powertrain, compared to your T-drive.) 

Second, Pete's RTS is aerodynamically "cleaner" than your Crown.  Had you an original "twinkie" body style, chances are good that your mileage would equal what Pete's getting.  The price of progress, eh?

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2010, 05:52:22 PM »

Ed, the snow leaves at different times each year, last year summer came early, it was on a tuesday. lol
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2010, 06:03:08 PM »

Thanks for those explanations.   Unless I can find a 3.7 pumpkin for my axle (yeah, dream on!), I'll just have to live with my 7 to 8 MPG.   I don't and won't drive much, so it's probably not worth spending much to change ratios.

That also explains why folk with twinkie Crowns that have the overdrive Road Rangers are getting up to 12 MPG and/or up to 80 MPH!   However, a mid-engine wouldn't work for me  -  I need the underfloor space.

John
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2010, 06:29:43 AM »

With a 6V71 in a MCI5C with a three speed slush box it took a few minutes, even downhill.  But I did get 12 mpg!!    JIm
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2010, 03:54:28 PM »

12 mpg... nice - I think that is the best I have heard of.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010, 07:39:17 PM »

Well after 4 runs my average 0-60 time is 70 seconds ......

I tried to pick the most level road conditions. This was at 2am on my way home from a gig. I figured it best not get caught in daily traffic.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2010, 08:55:19 PM »

What is your setup?
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2010, 07:03:21 AM »

What is your setup?

1960 4104
GVW - 23,420lbs fully loaded with fuel and gear (driver only)
Engine - 6-71, 4valve head, #65 injectors, duel 3" exhaust
Transmission - 4 speed spicer

Top speed per gear: (MPH determined using Magellan GPS)
1st - 16mph
2nd - 26mph
3rd - 42mph
4th - 63mph

Right now with gigs being slow (2-3 gigs a week) I drive about 225 - 275 miles every week. I go two weeks between fuel fill-ups. Fill-ups are averaging about 60-80 gallons diesel and 15-25 gallons generator gas.
I average 6-8mpg. With only about 50-60% of my mileage being highway I'm fairly satisfied...

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2010, 07:23:35 AM »

I'm saddened by the discriminatory objective and tone of this post. 

As a 4104 owner (671) I feel that in the spirit of equal opportunity, there should be a 0-55 MPH category.

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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2010, 08:50:17 AM »

  I'll post as soon as we make it to 60  First we have to start the toad. Maybe it'll help if it pushes...Cable
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2010, 05:14:05 PM »

0-60 in fifteen minutes Smiley now 0-30 i can hit like a rocket but after my 731 makes 3rd....it's a REALLY long haul!

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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2010, 12:39:06 PM »

I'm saddened by the discriminatory objective and tone of this post. 

As a 4104 owner (671) I feel that in the spirit of equal opportunity, there should be a 0-55 MPH category.

 Grin Grin Grin



So what you're saying, is that your 0-60 time is NEVER..... Grin

There really isn't that much difference between 55mph and 60mph. You could see how much time it took to get from 50 to 55 and then add that time to your 0-55 time. Or just take the 0-55 time and post it with an * next to it.....












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« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2010, 12:50:34 PM »

Hey Zimtok,

'bout the only place for me to go over 60 would be the downhill side of Montgomery Pass BTW Nev and Cal! Shocked

60's overated anyways...just extra wind noise!! Grin  Come to think of it though, more wind noise might not be such a bad thing.  I'd have an excuse not to listen to the missus and youngins!! 6V92 TA here I come!!!! Grin
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