[T2] 75 bus trans (fwd)

Bob accessys at smart.net
Tue Aug 4 08:32:25 PDT 2020

don't know why Mike can't post but I forwarded this for him

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Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:45:57 -0400
From: Muts Thumbsaver <muts at verizon.net>
To: Bob <accessys at smart.net>
Subject: 75 bus trans

Hi Bob, Mike here (75, 78 bus in nj)-have you gotten your auto going? Our 78 is 
for yard use, broke a shock mount in back and the torsion bar tunnel is rusting 
through so someday, like our 71 did, it will drop 8"!?? Has anyone welded over 
that tunnel to keep it intact for suspension? ???? Nyssa is successfully 
driving her 75 bus, but has vibration at idle that may be trans related as the 
bus seems to shake until it runs at regular rpms, and can pop out of reverse 
going backwards uphill. It shifts, but I'm pretty sure some of those shift rod 
bushings to the shift tunnel are gone. A?? few years ago we pulled the engine 
to replace the stock 3 rib trans, but as I recall, it was a later (5 rib?) 
trans, and we had issues with fitting it; ie, I know we used longer engine 
bolts and maybe had to switch bell housings and flywheels/clutch/starters???

Maybe someone here with a better memory can explain the dimension issues that 
have to be dealt with in case I find an earlier trans.

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