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Author Topic: MCI MC-6 Thought experiment  (Read 1006 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 06:18:57 AM »

As unique as they are, there are fans out there like there for school buses, Crowns, Eagles, Mini Cooper's,I Cubes, Elements, Jukes....
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 06:28:09 AM »

  ...I struggle to see what anyone would find remotely attractive about that one, ... 

        Yep.  Sorta like somebody ate a brick before bed and had a dream about a blob.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:02 AM »

Where the guy got the MCI 6 was the only 102 wide bus made in era is beyond me ,Eagle had the model 7  102 wide they made 49 of the model 7 at last account 47 were still on the road
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2017, 07:13:08 AM »

That thing is only good for the metal scrappers.
But I do have a soft spot for an MC6. Because I remember them in service with Greyhound out of Calgary in the 70s. They were so big and majestic. Everything was air operated, like the door, ptssss it would open, ptssss it would close. While we had to pull on a handle on the dash of our MC5s and 7s. You would recognize one coming down the highway miles away with their size and distinctive shape. And the sound of the 12V71 would make your knees weak... Fondness for a particular vehicle is shaped by experiences in our early life.
Some of you here remember the MC6 in Alaska that this guy had inherited from his father. It was so well done in exotic woods. He would drive it once or twice a year to Idaho. He eventually sold it...

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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 07:35:27 AM »

Yea JC that belonged to Gary before he sold the bus, the new owners showed up at Quartzsite last year and all the people got a good look at the mighty MCI 6 but it has a 8v92TA for a engine a nice bus the MCI 5's looked like a toy setting beside it 
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 08:35:29 AM »

Many odd parts. It is the only bus that used a 12R-24.5 tire-only available now is an off road design. Many make adapter plates to run normal 11R-24.5 tires. With the weirdness of the 6 and many parts unobtainium, I'd stick with a more modern design. The MCI 102C, D, E3's-especially with Series 60 would be my choice.
There is one advantage of the 6-it does have a huge engine compartment since it originally housed a 12V-71. I saw one with a Series 60 in it and it looked small. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2017, 08:48:18 AM »

It would be more attractive if it had a 12V71 in it or if the purpose was to put one back in it, making it original. Using weight saving techniques,  light weight furniture,  lightest weight generator,  modern weight saving everything, space is not the issue, another unusual bus is the MCI7 Combo, some were direct from factory conversions. it's doable, but expensive, lvmci...
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2017, 11:02:21 AM »

Why screw round with a 12V-71 when you could put together a 12V-92?
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2017, 11:26:59 AM »

12V-92 weighs almost 1,000lbs heavier than the 12V-71. 12V-71 is a single block with 2 6cylinder heads with twin blowers. 12V-92 is 2-6V-92 blocks put together with 4 3cylinder heads with twin blowers. Would use much fuel-maybe 4mpg. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2017, 11:39:16 AM »

There is mining co here that has 2-12v92's in haul trucks 700 hp and 2100 ft lbs of torque makes 12v71 they have in other trucks seem like 6-71 vs a 8v92, I love to hear the 12v92 coming out of the pits with the Allison 6000 changing gears going up hill with 60 tons of ore
 
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« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2017, 04:55:38 PM »

Actually about 730 lbs. Extra weight over rear wheels for better traction.Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 05:10:18 PM »

I personally like their unique look so to each their own.  Thank you all who gave me some really nice thoughtful feedback as to the kind of equipment that would be requisite for it; I grew up around the metal shop my father was plant manager of so it's not all completely foreign to me but to be honest I've gone a different career path and its not realistically accessible to me at this point...especially to such a crazy extent.

Thank you all again for indulging me.
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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 07:02:12 PM »

Glad somebody out there has retained his sanity-----Me, I'd be allover it if I still had time, and bucks and no wife----- Jack
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