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Bus Rear-end Conversion Bob Drew 9-3-05  
I have a 1990 Ford, D600, made by Blue Bird for Ford. I can not get pass 50mph. I would like to change the rear end to a 4.11 for more speed, but how will that affect my take off speed? Also, any recommendations as to what brand of rear end I should be looking for?

Thanks, Bob
Re: Bus Rear-end Conversion Pat Young 9-5-05  
Howdy Bob

Give me a call and I can help. I have taken out a few differentials in my time, and helped other convert.

Patrick Young
http://www.fresnoalliance.com/wheelchairproject
Wheelchair Project
Fresno, CA
WheelchairBusProject@yahoo.com
(559) 244-1042 (559) 251-3814
Re: Bus Rear-end Conversion wrench 9-8-05  
What engine do you have in it?? thare may be a governor limiting the engine RPM at ???
Easy test, hold it in lower speed( 1 or 2) & check if the RPM goe above that of being in high gear. That would be cheaper then replacing rear eng or???
wrench
Re: Bus Rear-end Conversion Paul J 11-30-06  
I swapped the 6.83 rear in my '83 GMC/ BlueBird (366 gas) with a 4.88. Swap was easy with someone who's done it before. Only had to call for help with one nut, the driveshaft yoke. Went from 55mph @ 4000rpm (& LOUD!)to 65mph @ 3000rpm & much quieter. Speedo is NG now but that's ok, you can't see it anyhow.
Call with questions.
Paul.James@SNET.net
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