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dwest0628

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Posted: 03/29/12 08:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am considering purchasing a 93 Gulfstream Scenic Cruiser that has a 300 Cummins and a Allison 8 speed. I am not familiar with the 8? Any issues with these? Why aren't they around today? Thanks.

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No, it is a 6 speed. Probably an MD3060. Should be a tag on the side of the transmission.


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I am guessing a typo. Allison transmission were/are 6-speeds. There was an Eaton 9-speed that was offered for a short time behind the Cummins N14. Monaco used this package for a limited time in their late 90's Signatures as an option.

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Posted: 03/29/12 10:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Brett and Mike. I didn't think of that!

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Never heard of an 8-speed Allison?????

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As said above it is probably a 6 speed. They are bullet proof !!!!!


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I would be more concerned that it's a 4 speed, not a 6 on s 93. If it has a lever with D, 3, 2, 1 it's a 4 speed and not what you really want.


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Posted: 03/30/12 05:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could it be a 4 speed with either a Gear Vendors or 2 speed rear axle?


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bsinmich wrote:

Could it be a 4 speed with either a Gear Vendors or 2 speed rear axle?


Gear Vendors unit doubtful if it is behind a diesel engine. Don't know of any chassis manufacturers that used 2-speed axles in the past couple of decades.

Also, doubtful it is a 4-speed Allison (MT654). They were pretty much phased out and replaced by the MD3060 6-speed by 1993. Unless it was a chassis left over which is not entirely out of the question, but not likely.

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Then again it could be that the LED Gear indicator Is not working right and shows the 8 !


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