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Old 11-21-2015, 08:55 PM   #151
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I had a couple Rabbits, a Golf and the caddy. Wish I had them now. You see the prices for a good one??

My friend in Maine sold one of his for $7500 but he put a 1.9 turbo engine in it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:43 PM   #152
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I drive a 2000 Ferd Excursion with a Power Stroke. As I write this today, I have 5 other Ford diesels. If I could chose one engine, it would be the 5.9 Cummins that I had in my 2005 Dodge. That was an awesome engine. All the power I needed when I needed it and great fuel economy. I got a solid 22-23 mpg on the freeway with a 1 ton crew cab SRW 4wd that weighed 8K with the junk in the bed. I think that's pretty darn good.


P.S. That was doing 70 mph. If I drove 55, I think I got over 25mpg.
Yes!! My brother has a first gen cummins 12valve with the NV4500 behind it. Your right on there, in a perfect world, that's what my bus would have come with...;). Depending on how I end up feeling I think will decide for me. Honestly I've been really impressed so far. Cruising at 65-70 across the Wyoming flats and Nebraska I was getting 9-11 mpg averaging 9.8. Shifting up into over drive i pretty much have down, I'm back to putting the auto in neutral to rev match and shift. I'm interested Iowa now. About to sleep, been driving since five or six last night it's 230pm now I was gonna go for a 24 💪 But once I stopped it was too tempting to lie down haha. @opus I tracked down the crappy connection going to my head light, replaced bothe of them with new brighter lamps, and put fresh bulbs in all my markers, all seems to be well now. Y'all should have seen the storm infront though, couldn't see thirty feet ahead, followed the road by the market poles on the sides!! As the snow settles..today I've driven past like ten upside down big rigs and several car wrecks that looked like they must have been fatal, this first storm of the year hit hard! I've been learning from the driving habits of he big rigs and I'm pretty sure it's paying off, ohewwy though fuel is expensive
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:43 AM   #153
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:07 AM   #154
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:57 PM   #155
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Haven't been on my email for a minute Been hauling a$$. using all gears now, my linkage was funky but now that I actually took the time to fix it... I'm bangin gears boys !!!dropping into fourth under while under load on a hill!!!im so happy also I guess my entire fuel system must have been dirty and cleaned itself, because the engine runs better than ever with more power too!! No chains 😧😱 I'm supposed to hit more big weather in Ohio fingers crossed to quote Dustin Hoffman, "I'm a very good driver"
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:47 PM   #156
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Oops forgot to post on here, I made it no problems, never saw that weather in Ohio. No mechanical
Issues and in am fairly good at shifting the brownie and more importantly knowing when! (So Natster, remeber my friendly proposition? Well...I drove way more than 500 miles, and I didn't burn up my Allison, in fact I was quite impressed with it)
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #157
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(So Natster, remeber my friendly proposition?)
I would advise you in a friendly way to let your personal problems go as per the forum rules of conduct.

You have proved nothing. There is a severe lack of video and pictures of your entire build on this site.

No matter how much you try now, you still can't prove anything. We have no way of knowing how many miles you have driven that set up. Your word has no value to me.

I still don't know for sure if you even have the box installed in the bus.

Did you install it, or pay someone to do the work for you?

So, how about some pics and video?

As we always say on this forum, pics or it didn't happen.

Even if you did get it to work, anyone with common sense would not go that route. Way more parts under there than necessary. More parts = more stuff to break.

How about some pics of the chipped gears inside gears inside that browny box from all the improper shifts.

Edit In Alberta, you would get a distracted driving ticket for operating that mess on a public roadway.

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Old 11-25-2015, 06:20 PM   #158
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In Canada, you would get a distracted driving ticket for operating that mess on a public roadway.

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I can tell you that's not true. That is like saying that every one who drives stick should get a ticket.

Canada is NO better that American when it comes to road safety. I would go as far as to sat you guys are safer.
I can still throw farm plates on a 3 axle truck with air breaks, not have to pass a safety inspection, be exempt form spot inspections, not have a cdl (called a class 3 here in Manitoba) and be completely legal.

Good job famous for getting it done with limited resources! I wish I had a brownie box.
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #159
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Sounds like I need to move to Manitoba.

I said my piece. I'm done in this thread.

All the best

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Old 11-25-2015, 06:44 PM   #160
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