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|Low Turbo on 6V71 in MC5c||Craig Reed||9-30-15|
|As I seek the plumbing to put a turbocharged engine in an MC5C – with its low-clearance engine compartment – I’m trying to identify rigs that arrived from the factory with a low-profile turbocharger on a 6V71TA (maybe turbo-6V92 instead). A little research leaves me with the impression that these buses were available, at some point, powered by a 6V71TA:|
• GMC RTS II (slope back)
• Blue Bird “City Bird” (1985 & 1986)
• Flxible Metro (model 40102-6TL ?)
• Gillig Phantom (1980 to 1994)
• Grumman 870 (model 40102-6-1 ?)
I am, however, unable to find where the turbo was located in any of these applications. Top? Side? Front? Back?
Somewhere I saw mention of V-6 DD engines in Eagle buses having a lower profile than those in MCI buses.
Perhaps somebody out there knows of a truck that carried a DD V-6 with a low-slung turbo -- and how to connect with a parts supplier or salvage yard that might have the turbo & plumbing in inventory.
Again, what I need is the plumbing to mount a turbocharger low on the engine. If it comes bundled with the turbo, that’s okay. If one is available attached to the engine, I would consider it – if I can use that engine.
Whether their response is, “yeah, the engines in a [make, model] had a low-slung turbo” or “I know where you can get that hardware. Give these folks a call”, any help folks could give me in this scavenger hunt would be appreciated.