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Old 11-11-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hi to all, this week we just finished the deal, 1981 38' classic we're going to pick it up in Texas 11/13/08. always wanted a newell classic, anyway
after a 1500mile shakedown ride home(Salt Lake,City)hopefullyon good dry roads and no issues whatever its all good is'nt it? Hope to get an answer to one question---what RPM range does the 6V92T run at? and what kind of highway speed should I expect? I'm very comfortable with the size and mechanical issues I have restored several antique trucks either gas or diesel, but never had any dealings with a two cycle detroit. Thanks in advance Graham.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Welcome Graham. The redline for the 6V92 and the 8V92 is 2100 rpm with a no load (downshift) max of 2300 rpm. You should not put the engine under full load at less than about 1900 rpm to avoid lugging the engine.

As far as highway speed, you can run the speed limit but be VERY careful of the condition (age, cracks, etc). Blowing out a tire on a motorhome is no fun at all. Most truck tires are rated at 65 mph or 75 mph although I have seen a few on motorhomes that were designed for urban use that had a 55 mph speed rating. I typically run about 68 or so, speed limit allowing. Since I am typically towing my car, I obey the truck speed limits rather than the car speed limits which are legal in some states if you are not towing. Just remember that you are up in the weight range of a truck.

Make sure you do not let the engine idle for long periods of time at low idle.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #3
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Thanks alot Micheal thats about what I figured but not sure since I've never had a detroit before, Cummins and Caterpillar I was hoping to be able to run the posted limit minus 5 or 10 thanks again I'll hopfully make the trip with ease. Thanks again Graham
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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My Newell's top speed is 84 mph at redline in 4th gear. (Don't ask how I know.) I don't think you will have a problem with driving at the post speed limit less 5-10 miles per hour, even in parts of Texas which have an auto speed limit of 80 mph. The newer heavier coaches really put a load on their front tires. That is why Newell recommends changing the front tires out every three years on their newer coaches and moving them to the tag.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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Another big welcome, Graham! Glad to have another Classic owner on the site! How did you locate the 1981 Newell? Ebay, NewellClassic.com, or some other online source?

I cruise at around 60-63 mph....usually puts me at 1800-2000rpm in 5th gear....that's my comfort zone, and where I feel the most relaxed....after all, that's part of the experience, right....being relaxed???

Post some pictures of your aquisition when you have time!
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Welcome Graham,

i like to cruise no faster than low 60's. i used to drive at 75, but have changed my tune. get alot better fuel economy and i feel much more relaxed driving slower.

i know clarke is excited to have another with his vintage and we are all glad you are here. you will find everyone here very helpful as i wouldnt have figured everything i have so far without them.

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Old 11-12-2008, 08:28 PM   #7
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Hey Graham,

Welcome to the group.

I'm in Fort Worth, I don't know how you are going back, but IF you have issues and you are within striking distance, then call me, and I will bring tools.

I will PM with contact info.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:20 AM   #8
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WOW, We just got in 1500m without a hitch well it does have a hitch but we did'nt have any trouble, were thrilled with the coach the ride is great and excellent power, cruised right along a real pleasure to drive all systems seem to work great. I've got a long list of questions but not enough time to get to them now. One thing my Tach quit or should I say does'nt work at all, I'm going to start with the sending unit unless any one has a better plan. Thanks Graham
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:44 AM   #9
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I would check the ground wire on the tach first. If you have a good ground, then the sender unit would be the second place to investigate.

Glad you had a great trip.
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we are all ready and willing to help you with your list of questions. just start asking and the group will do their best to help. i had a ton of questions at first and still do from time to time.

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