I have an Lionel MPC-era GP9 (8357 Pennsylvania) with a sticky e-unit. Starts out able to go forward and backwards, then just sticks in one direction or the other.
While I could get the e-unit fixed/replaced, I was wondering about the possibility of putting the 8357 shell on top of a newer GP9 chassis and, effectively, getting a whole new engine. It seems straightforward to put this on another MPC GP9, but I also was considering a mid-90s GP9 with two motors and electronic e-unit. I know that the mounting bolts are different (front and back on MPC, 4 on the base for later). Has anyone tried putting an MPC shell on a newer chassis? Any tips or suggestions?
Appreciate your assistance and insights.