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Author Topic: Thinking about swapping out for a 8v71 and a 4speed....Thoughts  (Read 2103 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013, 07:27:16 PM »

LOL, fun thread. Had quite a few great chuckles myself. Florida Cliff caused me a real laugh ROFL. Just stick it out the side....good one.

Happy Birthday, Tom. Turning 79 today? Grin Very astute observations. It for sure had to come out of that Astro, no doubt about it.

Have fun you guys.

John
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 06:49:22 AM »

John,

Take your meds...

You actually had me for about two minutes yesterday. Need to move the coffeemaker closer to the bedroom. Caffeine helps expose pranksters.

T'was funny, I'll give you that

Rick
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 07:20:54 AM »

Rick,

LOL, fun stuff. Actually, I could have probably switched with you, and you might have been okay with that.

John
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 11:19:59 AM »

I was thinking about swapping my 8v71 for a 4v71 so that my fuel usage would be cut in half. Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 07:11:46 PM »

Now that is brilliant, Ed. Smart thinking. Whee, think of the possibilities. LOL
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 08:36:56 PM »

When the center bore or the bull gear goes on the 60 series you may wish you had a 8v71 when DD gets through with you lol
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 09:30:36 PM »

So John remember we want lots of pictures! Grin
Do they make a 2V-71 because we were thinking of welding one to our 6V so we'd have a real motor that can actually move to coach. Grin Cool Shocked

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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2013, 09:55:21 PM »

Since I am only 96" wide, I can modify the tranny service door to let it hang out a few feet.

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Uhhh... Florida Cliff:

I am only posting this because of my concern for your well-being.

With all due respect, my friend, If you are '96-inches wide', you might do wonders to your fuel economy by going on a radical diet. And letting your 96-inch-wide body hang out of the tranny service door might get you injured by those bike riders you are talking about.

And according to this sign, you are putting yourself in more danger than you think!

Just sayin.
 
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 08:10:35 AM »

Isn't a 2V71 a harley motor? Ha! Lvmci...
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2013, 04:47:40 PM »

Uhhh... Florida Cliff:

I am only posting this because of my concern for your well-being.

With all due respect, my friend, If you are '96-inches wide', you might do wonders to your fuel economy by going on a radical diet. And letting your 96-inch-wide body hang out of the tranny service door might get you injured by those bike riders you are talking about.

And according to this sign, you are putting yourself in more danger than you think!

Just sayin.
 

Hey Budd,

My Doctor said as long as my waist is in a multiple of 5, I am OK.

So 96" is just fine.

By the way, who has ever seen an overweight bus driver? Yeah I thought so.... I rest my case.....

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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 05:10:04 AM »

Ooops...wrong thread....or not....

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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 06:44:24 AM »

I was thinking on do that to mine, Oh wait I already got that! Wink
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2013, 07:19:46 AM »

One of these days, to the moon! Jackie gleason the bus driver...
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