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Is it true that the CyRide 1983 Orion I 01.506 numbered 1408 (later 908) had the Detroit Diesel 6V71TA engine and Allison HT740 transmission?

According to the engine code in its VIN number (1) that you have here, it did. All other Orion I's in the CyRide fleet had the naturally-aspirated 6V71N (rather than the 6V92TA), even through as late as 1988.

1=Detroit Diesel 6V71TA

2=Detroit Diesel 6V71N

7=Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

~Ben

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Is it true that the CyRide 1983 Orion I 01.506 numbered 1408 (later 908) had the Detroit Diesel 6V71TA engine and Allison HT740 transmission?

According to the engine code in its VIN number (1) that you have here, it did. All other Orion I's in the CyRide fleet had the naturally-aspirated 6V71N (rather than the 6V92TA), even though as late as 1988.

1=Detroit Diesel 6V71TA

2=Detroit Diesel 6V71N

7=Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

~Ben

I would probably say yes, since it was a demo unit and not part of the normal 1983 Orion I orders that were done by CyRide. You are correct about the VIN engine code stating it being a 6V71TA. The only puzzling factor, is that on 908's page, it says it had a 6V71N: http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=CyRide_908.

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I wonder if Steve Barry still has 908/1408? Maybe we could ask him if the bus he might have now, still has its 6V71TA engine?

~Ben

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Yes.

~Ben

Full VIN for 1408 is 2B112917XD6036588. As you stated, 1 = 6V71TA. Since this was an Ex-DEMO unit, it makes since that this had a 6V71TA rather than a 6V71N like the other units since this was an Orion original demo rather than a CyRide original unit.

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