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Engines, Transmissions and more
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:57 am


I was talking to my friend Gilbert McClure yesterday and he mentioned that he had the following for sale. Thought some of you may be interested.

One 8V-71 Turbo Engine complete. $1,500.00

One Green 8V-92 Engine, incomplete, for parts only. $400.00

One 6V-92 Engine with HT-747 Allison. $2,500.00

One 6V-92 Engine with HT-747 Allison. $2,500.00

One 8V-71 Engine complete, for parts only. $400.00

One NJT Model 20 Radiator. $1,200.00

He also has windshields for Model 10 Eagles and some good stainless steel siding for the NJT Model 20's.

You may contact him at the following numbers:

Gilbert McClure
Home 817-561-1394
Cell 817-247-0661
Daniel Lenz
Brownsville, Texas


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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:31 am


Thanks Dan.

I looked up 817 area code and it is Ft.Worth.

Dale, looks like you and Don will be making a trip to Ft. Worth :D . Might just as well swing by CO and pick up a couple more.

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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:18 pm


We've already been talking about it, Jim! haha

I spoke to Dan this morning on the phone and he said Gilbert really didn't want to ship the windshields but it might be a good idea if someone could buy them and pick them up on the way to Breaux Bridge for anyone who might need one.
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:26 pm


Dang, I sure would like to have that 8v71 Turbo....Sheesh, why does have to happen to me all the time...... ;)
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:49 pm


I talked to Gilbert this morning. Very nice guy with tons of bus experience! He has a customized Model 07. When I say customized I don't mean just a raised roof and converted. I mean he has built something totally custom out of it! He also has a NJT 20 and... I can't remember what the other Eagle is that he has. Unfortunately he doesn't have a computer and doesn't do internet. Looks like I'm gonna have to go down there and take pictures of his stuff.

But he's got some good deals if anyone is interested.
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:22 am


Dale ,let me know when you are ready to go! :)
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:10 pm


SmoothJazz wrote:...
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One Green 8V-92 Engine, incomplete, for parts only. $400.00
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May I ask what means a "Green" engine?

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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:37 pm


The early Detroits were called green, the later ones silver. The silver engines have more material and better coolant ports plus some other internal differences that make them better. These days everyone thinks green has to do with emissions and earth-friendly but in this case it isn't that. If you have a choice, always go for the silver engine because it cools better. The greens are common to have problems if you put a turbo on them.
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:41 pm


As I understood, a 8V71 with Turbo is not a good option? The 8V71 is considered a Green engine also?
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Re: Engines, Transmissions and more
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:59 pm


I think the 'green' or 'silver' is a 92 designation. I don't think it applies to 71s. The Silver 92 was the upgraded 92 to fix the problems with the original 92 Series.

The 8V71 Turbo is my engine of choice. I am taking out my Silver 6V92 and putting the 8V71T in my Eagle. A lot of older drivers with lots of experience with these things say that the 8V71 is the best Detroit had to offer. And of course, there are a lot of people who disagree too so I will say that to be fair. The 71 is a much more forgiving engine that the 92, and the 71 is a smoother engine too.

The way I look at it, anything I could do to a 92 to make it stronger can also be done to a 71. Plus, I don't have to worry about the seals around the liners getting hot and putting coolant into my oil.

That's just me.
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