Originally Posted by scenicruiser
Hi guys first time here. I am rebuilding a 1954 GMC Scenicruiser and am weighing my engine options. I am replacing the complete drive train, radiator, tranny, engine, wiring, the whole works. I have read several threads on different power packages but would like some more advice. The bus weighs 29,000 lbs according to the original spec sheet and has room to fit just about any engine I want. I currently have (but not installed yet) a 2000 Cummins ISL 370hp package but after reading some posts am concerned that may not be powerful enough for the Colorado Rockies that I live in. I am looking to tow a vehicle and while I am not looking to race- I would like to do the project with no power regrets. Thoughts?
You trying to burst my bubble?
Here all this time I thought my 370 Cummins powering my 2001 Monaco Dynasty running around in the 30,000's and towing a toad was great.
Haven't been too much in the Rockies, but have been all over the east, WV, VA, and points from there - not once did I feel my coach was under powered. On top of that - my average fuel mileage (in total since purchase) is right at 9.2 mpg
Maybe I need to take her in to the Cummins boys and have them pump up the power a bit.
PS - really, if you put in the 370 you will be tickled pink, and if you might opt for a larger unit the tickle will be be just a little bit better - but not that much really.
But - it's your coach, you do what YOU want.