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GMC PD3751-032 DDA 6-71 Rollin in from Virginia


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Old 06-13-2014, 01:35:23 AM
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Hi, I'm Janice & Thunder is my bus.
She's a 1947 GMC PD3751 Silversides Greyhound Bus...
Engine is a DDA 6-71, Spicer 4 spd in the tree w electric reverse
My first Detroit Diesel and I'm here to learn n share n hopefully find like minded friends.
I've worked on everything I've ever owned, have my own tools and love addin to em

See ya inside....
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Hi Janice. Welcome to the Stak!

Dalmatiangirl here has a motorhome powered by a 6-71.
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Thank You Elden!
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I was in Yorktown one time.
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Next time in town, lemme know
Bridgewater.... Shenandoah Valley..... Ahhhh what a beautiful place!
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:18:03 AM
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Hi

I worked on those back in the early 60’s. They were being used for sightseeing tours in South Florida.

They are not hard to work on and if I remember correctly the engine doesn’t stand up right it is on an angle with the cylinder head and rocker cover slanted toward the back of the buss.

The one thing I do remember is they accumulated a lot of road dirt in the engine compartment I can only guess this was caused by the low pressure that the body style would create going down the road at 60 MPH.

Unfortunately I gave away all of my manuals about 2 years ago.

My wife and I will be in Sevierville TN the first of August and I would be interested in having a look at that old unit if you’re not too far away.

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very nice coach.
Looks like someone spent a lot of time polishing it up.
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Hi Phil, I hope to be spending the winter in St Petersburg Fla, maybe we can hook up then
Here's the website for my bus
http://www.guitarpickinmama.com/thunder

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Thanks Ed, not polished yet, but hopefully I'll get her all shined up soon.
Lots of anodized aluminum to shine and have all I need to get the job done, just have to get off my butt n do it....lol
Few days of cool dry weather would be nice
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Hi, Janice. Is that your home, or your on the road palace?
How about some vids with SOUND of that ol 6-71 pulling her up to speed?
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Hi, Janice. Is that your home, or your on the road palace?
How about some vids with SOUND of that ol 6-71 pulling her up to speed?
Both....lol
I'm working on her right now getting her road ready and should be pounding pavement again soon.
I'll be starting her up today and will post a vid for ya
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Janice, Good to see another PD owner keeping them alive. I worked on 4103s & 4104s. I own the 523rd, 04 to roll off the line in '53. The engine and transmissions are about the same. Just the shifting linkage and suspension systems changed. I rebuilt the 671 (when I got it I could count piston rings looking down from the top of the cylinder) with "N" pistons and sleeves. I dropped the injectors from HV70 to (H)N55. Kept the two valve head. The mileage went from 6.5 to 10.5. I don't get much chance to use it any more, too many things keep me busy. Retirement means you have no place to go to rest up. Parts are getting scarce. I was however, able to replace a broken windshield two years ago. Must be it fits something that is a bit newer also.
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Hi

One of the ones I worked on still had the Yellow Coach VIN plate on it. That ment it was built before WW2. I was there when they scrapped it to bad I didn’t get the VIN plate.

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Hi Janice. Welcome to the Stak!

Dalmatiangirl here has a motorhome powered by a 6-71.
D girl's I think is powered by a 6V 92.
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Hi Janice, You gotta love those scream'n jimmies. Irvin at Lied Diesel in Pennsilvania can help if you need engine parts. Nice bus! Good luck!

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First off.......welcome to Stak.......

I'll leave your thread here until you get enough posts to access the "Smoke and Flames, off topic" forum.
There's a great thread there by dalmationgirl61 about her diesel powered motor home.......
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I love the look of that coach, and appreciate your efforts in keeping her rolling. Now, please understand that I'm here in Farmington MI deep in the heart of GM country. My home is about equidistant from the former site of the GM Truck and Coach plant on Woodward Ave and South Blvd. and the former Detroit Diesel Plant on Telegraph rd...both major operations back in GM's glory days.
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Hi, Janice. Is that your home, or your on the road palace?
How about some vids with SOUND of that ol 6-71 pulling her up to speed?
Here's a lil vid on YouTube of me making rounds with her at idle.
Kinda hard to video myself while shifting gears....lol
Next time I have a passenger, I'll have em do it
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My latest acquisition of Coach Manuals....
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I love the look of that coach, and appreciate your efforts in keeping her rolling. Now, please understand that I'm here in Farmington MI deep in the heart of GM country. My home is about equidistant from the former site of the GM Truck and Coach plant on Woodward Ave and South Blvd. and the former Detroit Diesel Plant on Telegraph rd...both major operations back in GM's glory days.
Thanks for posting, welcome to the "Stak"

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Thanks Joe, it's a labor of love <3
Here's a picture of the plants newspaper featuring the first 1947 pd3751 Silversides to roll off the line. Mine was #32 off the line
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