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1978 newell coach..mechanical restore
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                                1978...custom coach.


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Ya dun good dude. Tis a thing of beauty for forty, even better.
Jon Kabbe
1993 coach 337 with Civic towed
#3
Looks great Jim.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
#4
Fantastic!
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#5
Luv it!!! I had a ‘78 35’ with a 555. Some thought the 555 was inferior but we turned the pump up a bit and it ran great. Other than the breather tubes it didn’t drip oil.
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '17 Grand Cherokee.
#6
very very cool. your fan club is forming as i write

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#7
WOW beautiful I love it
Georgeb
Coach 385
Toad Mini Cooper 
#8
(02-06-2018, 06:41 AM)jimmark8 Wrote: 1978...custom coach...42 feet long....53,864 miles since mechanical restore...new...tires... bearings ...airbags..seals....brakes......drums and shoes and cans..motor...trans serviced...generator 400 hours...new injectors turbo gaskets..VT555 cummins...bus geared for 89 miles an hour....I found this in a shed in west texas...it had a trailer on it with a 1961 bENTLEY RIGHT HAND DRIVE TOWN LIMO...concourse car 98 point..I was not able to buy this car..as one of his sons kept it....so I brought this unit home and took it apart...14 months...at night and on the weekends...I have driven it 2 times across the USA now...I am very proud of this bus...its so well built...200 gallons fuel cap....all stainless tanks...inside ..flawless..original....its got pink...salmon carpet...drives me crazy...lolol...every light bulb...works..all heaters..all air units...every dash light...the original...frig...CB...radio....all restored....I retired from CATERPILLER..25 years....lucky for me...ther is not a cummins dealer that will work on it...so   I am one of the last that is qualified to work on this motor....it is a marine diesel..this cummins is a 3000 RPM motor.....I know these were put in some units back then but  I do belive this is a rare bird...and power...this thing moves..the paint is original..and awesome...im posting pics  and I did restore every thing my self...from the FRIG to the motor..I do not allow any one else to work on it  except my som who  is 29..and will some day own this great antique coach..we are proud owners   and live in redding California...I know these old units inside and out..and have restored 5 different ones now...3 blue birds 1973 x 2 and a 1971...1 flexable..1953..and 1  Monaco 3 axle...FYI...I have 12 sets of blue prints on this unit......it was started..build..in 1977..finished in 1978.....so in real time its a 1977..but registered as a 1978...it has a name...class of 77 and sports custom plates..ive come to a dead end finding any more about it..any one else got any info  on my old girl..love to hear it...one more thing...this bus..has Cadillac emblems all over it from the factory I do belive

A real beauty.

Ted and Julie Morgrette
'94 Wrangler toad
#9
I've got the same Cadillac docking lights on my 1982 Newell. You've done a wonderful job on the 1977. Which engine do you have?

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
Cannondale Tandem
Cannondale Bad Boy
Haibike SDURO MTB
http://whatsnewell.blogspot.com
#10
Awesome!  I have a 74 and I'm doing the same to it.  I'm pulling the cat 1160 and replacing it with a little newer 3208. Had a great guy on this site do a bunch of work to mine when he owned it, had a bad owner then me. I'm starting over and it's looking good.
1974 35' Newell Coach, Cat 1160 with Allison Auto 6 Speed... 69 Camaro 396 SS, 2010 Camaro SSRS Hennessey, 72 Buick Electra, Eastern Iowa.


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