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I remember seeing in a book many years ago about this bus built by Mack as demo and used by Greyhound

I have tried searching on here BMT and found only one mention of it

Wonder if any one has any information or perhaps even point me in the right direction on here 

Paul

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Here is a picture of the bus when it was called MV39. 

http://articles.mcall.com/1999-08-06/news/3264861_1_tour-bus-greyhound-lines-bus-for-several-years

https://www.bluehoundsandredhounds.info/barscen.html#mack620

Built with a Duplex transmission!  Two sticks, no waiting...?

 

Mack MV39.jpg

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Jim

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12 hours ago, j hancock said:

Here is a picture of the bus when it was called MV39. 

http://articles.mcall.com/1999-08-06/news/3264861_1_tour-bus-greyhound-lines-bus-for-several-years

https://www.bluehoundsandredhounds.info/barscen.html#mack620

Built with a Duplex transmission!  Two sticks, no waiting...?

 

Mack MV39.jpg

Yep this is the said beast

 

Anybody ever been to the museum and had a good look at this jigger 

In one thing I read on google it said it had a V8 Mack motor 

I imagine it has a Mack front axle and a Mack ass end 

 

I wonder if it is airbag or not ?

 

Certainly looks modern for the late 50's and even I would have thought well into the 70's

Seats must of had plenty of room to only fit 39 people 

But it does mention a loo and kitchen so I guess a few seats vanished for them

 

Thanks for the replies all

I first read about this in the book "American Truck Spoters Guide" or some such thing and I seem to recall it had a cut away sideview picture

Then again that last bit may have been another make of bus

I would have  a look myself or but I will be many hours away from my book for many months 

Paul

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On 1/13/2019 at 2:24 AM, mrsmackpaul said:

Anybody ever been to the museum and had a good look at this jigger 

In one thing I read on google it said it had a V8 Mack motor 

I imagine it has a Mack front axle and a Mack ass end 

I wonder if it is airbag or not ?

 

 

I have never seen it but it sure looks ahead of its time for the late 50's.  Being a prototype, it probably had various components tried and evaluated.  I had never heard that the V8 was installed! 

I was thinking of the linkage or air actuated cylinder needed for the Duplex transmission.  I would image that the Duplex got swapped out to an automatic transmission in later years.

Jim

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On 1/14/2019 at 5:51 PM, tjc transport said:

it is had enough trying to find drivers these days that can drive a manual trans. :o

 

 

and you want them to run a twin stick??  :pat:

I started on a 2 stick when I got out of high school 10 years ago. That's all we had! A '79 and an '80. For a concrete truck trying to back up through soft ground you couldn't ask for a better transmission. Set in 3rd reverse and hit it. I always love shifting gears backing up, I get some strange stares from people! 

For us, "new" trucks are 1990s. We don't beat our trucks hard enough to get the money out of them to buy anything newer. They get too much idle time for all that new emissions garbage anyway.

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