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Steve September 23rd, 2016 04:14 PM

1971 GMC Bus - Toro-Flow DH478
 
Here is a quick video of my bus. GM only built 510 of these short New Look buses making them the rarest of this well known style of buses. Many were repowered, however mine still retains the DH478 Toro-Flow engine. The aspect ratio of the video is off making the shape of the bus wrong, but you guys will only care about the sound of the engine, right??!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUku--Dr9Dc

Steve September 24th, 2016 12:04 AM

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Here is the engine in my bus.

bobdylan September 24th, 2016 12:25 AM

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Nice bus

Funky61 September 24th, 2016 01:06 AM

Re: 1971 GMC Bus - Toro-Flow DH478
 
Great Video and sound! Sure brought back memories of living and Los Angeles and riding the RTD BUS. Now I know what I was hearing.

6066gmcguy September 24th, 2016 02:33 AM

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Great Little Fishbowl Bus you have there, I only spent 23 years of my life as a transit bus mechanic, worked on a lot of the New Look buses.

We had some 35 footers, and lot of 40 footers, all Detroit Diesel powered, 6V71 & 8V71.

they even have a 1954 GMC classic that has been in TV shows & Movies. its a 671 powered bus.

bigblockv6 September 24th, 2016 03:09 AM

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The Bus looks fantastic:thumbsup:, what year is it? I grew up in San Francisco in the 70's and most of the busses there were the bigger fishbowl GMC's with 8V-71's. I loved the sound of those Detroits and they sure did get up and go, specially when compared to some of the old Mack Diesel inline 6 busses that were really slugs!! I even got a chance when I was 10 years old to ride in a tugboat on the San Francisco Bay that had just been repowered with two 8V-71's. It was an all nighter and I slept less than an hour actually in the engine room:ahhhh: It's good to see a DH478 bus though:thumbsup:

TJ's GMC September 24th, 2016 04:23 AM

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Great little bus! Even as a diesel at a certain RPM you still now it's a GMC V6. :thumbsup:

dsljim September 24th, 2016 01:03 PM

Re: 1971 GMC Bus - Toro-Flow DH478
 
Does anyone have any info or pictures of the turbocharged version they put in busses?

bigblockv6 September 24th, 2016 01:08 PM

Re: 1971 GMC Bus - Toro-Flow DH478
 
There is one on Jolly's 6066 GMC Guy Page, look under Toro Flow Diesels:ok:

Steve September 24th, 2016 03:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by dsljim (Post 63740)
Does anyone have any info or pictures of the turbocharged version they put in busses?

I've never heard of the turbo version in a bus, at least in a GMC Transit bus.


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