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I should know the answer to this BUT dooooh!

Post by BusBug&KG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:14 pm

Got. A 67 stock bus with reduction boxes,also got a 1955cc engine sitting doing nowt at the moment,gonna use the bus next season for towing the puck,and getting around the shows ect,ect.
Can't afford at the moment to IRS and remove reduction boxes.
My question is will there be a benefit fitting the bigger engine,or will this cause problems with the reduction boxes still in place??
Not interested in doing the strip (got my other bus to do this but being restored at the moment).
I am hoping all I have to do is swap the engine and maybe upgrade the clutch,then she will be ok to rock and roll.
Any help or advise please.
Cheers Tony C


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Post by skyway » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18 pm

hi tony

what you going to do with the engine coming out i may be up for it if your selling ??
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Post by 8 8US » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:22 pm

Tony

Pretty similar question to mine, although I don't yet have the big motor.

Answers here:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=90759

Hope that helps, obviously any other opinions welcome!
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Post by BusBug&KG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:34 pm

skyway wrote:hi tony

what you going to do with the engine coming out i may be up for it if your selling ??
Sorry matey,it will be going back in the bus after this next season,the 1955cc will then go into my K/G :D :D


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Post by skyway » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35 pm

sweet see you soon
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Post by BusBug&KG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:39 pm

skyway wrote:sweet see you soon
But saying that,that would leave the NEW 1600 out of the K/G sitting doing nowt!!

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Post by vwadnad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:44 pm

I ran a 1904cc with reduction boxs on a ’67 bus for about a year before straight axle swap. It was brilliant with the rgb’s, went up hills better than it did after straight axle was put in. Still sat at 60-70mph on motorways, only difference after straight axle was the lower revs at 70mph.

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Post by SSVC Van Register » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:52 pm

We tow our Pan (bigger than the Puck) with 1600cc single port no problems at all. A long uphill drag will slow us down a bit. Better to ensure your brakes are good enough for modern traffic (stock drums with servo).

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Post by 8 8US » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:58 pm

Steve

Is that with RGBs or SA?

Thanks

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Post by SSVC Van Register » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:39 pm

Completely stock. RGB, Drum Brakes but dual circuit and servo.

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