1947 GMC PD 3751 Greyhound Bus

My 1947 Silverside :)

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Comment by Brian Lindsey on September 22, 2012 at 10:43pm

Too cool.  I hope all is going well with the bus. 

Comment by Rick Stafford on September 16, 2012 at 11:45am

Oh, you will have that double clutch down in no time!   Although I have driven many busses through my years in that line of work, I have never driven one like yours but still brings back memories.  First job I had was driving a 59 GMC  4104.  They also had the 01 Eagles. Going from GMCs and Eagles was quite different. The Eagles shifted slowly. We used to say that ya had time to run back to the rest room in between shifts lol. GMC s were faster. (the ol oil bath clutch) and were a little tricky on some. But I have never driven a bus with column , always had the floor shift.  No power steering is not so bad. When ya get used to it. The first bus I drove with power steering was in 1987. A MCI 8   The first time I drove I thought I was in heaven. It was the first automatic I drove too.   These GMCs are so well built and yous even has a Jake brake !   like the fact that it still has the destination sign too.   Well, sorry to ramble on here. I wish you many happy miles . Its not just a classic its a piece of history as well. Like I said, she is a beauty.      Best Wishes.                                        Rick

Comment by Lady Dove on September 16, 2012 at 8:24am

The engine is a 6-71 Detroit Diesel with a Spicer four speed manual transmission, on the column with electric reverse,  and a jake brake.  There are approximately 45,000 miles on this rebuilt driveline.  The clutch, drag link and tie rod ends received attention last summer.  

Guess I'll be working on my double clutching technique when it get's here;) 

(upshift: Clutch, neutral, shift.... clutch neutral shift & downshift: clutch, neutral, tap gas, shift....  right?)

Also no power steering, I'll be getting a free workout every time I drive.... lol

Comment by Rick Stafford on September 15, 2012 at 10:26pm

WOW    What a beauty!    Whats the engine?   Is it still a stick or been converted to automatic?

     Thanks for posting this.

Comment by Lady Dove on September 11, 2012 at 8:26pm

Thank You~Found her on eBay:)  She's still in Wisconsin &  will be driven to here to Va, the first week of Oct.  I'm soooo excited I can hardly wait!!!! I'm still writing music & hope to put together a cd within the year.... I hope;)

Comment by Pat Daly on September 11, 2012 at 5:21pm

No way! totally awesome. Interior is unbelievable. Where did you find her? And are you doing any new music??!!  What a find.

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