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Scenicruiser/Eagle production years
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since heavy truck and bus transmission's have too much torque to use the "synchromesh" synchroniser's that manual automobile transmission's do, the "constant mesh" transmission's require double clutching and proper RPM matching to avoid clashing or grinding gears. When downshifting, the driver must 'blip' the throttle while in neutral, to raise the rpms, while in neutral to the proper speed to select the lower gear. It is an 'art' that takes some practice, but once mastered, is a very satisfying skill to possess...

One thing that is actually easier to do with a constant mesh tranny than a synchro, is to change gears without even using the clutch...that's a real skill... Smile
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the cover for the sales brochure of the "Golden Chariot", model PD-4901.

As well as the specifications and seating diagram



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traildriver




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice brochure, thanks for posting it...
Its specs were just about identical in many areas to the PD-4501 Scenicruiser, except IIRC, the Scenic was 132" tall...an inch and a half taller?
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TheDriver




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and 4 more seats.
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true...with its single deck design, it was a lot easier to squeeze in an extra row. Greyhound did that near the end of the Scenicruiser's life, to use on several California commuter runs.
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Steve Carras



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the picture,
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