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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2008, 10:14:37 PM »

Bob- I don't know your financial situation, but personally, I wouldn't even fool with the 6V-53N.  It has only 210hp and 424lb/ft torque (about like a big block chevy).  I think you'll find it to be painfully slow up the hills and with only a 60mph top speed, a bit on the frustrating side.  Even if you turbocharge and air to air aftercool the engine, you might get about 300hp and 600lb/ft torque.  Not quite the same as if you found a donor bus with a 6V-92TA and HT740 or B500 Allison.  350hp and 1100lb/ft torque is quite different.  There are other engine/transmission you could use.  Let me know if you're thinking about swapping out.  Good Luck, TomC

Tom & Donna Christman. '77 AMGeneral 10240B; 8V-71TATAIC V730.
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