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Old 08-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #61
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Shifting the auto tranny into neutral should achieve the same effect as a clutch the way the brownie will experience it as far as I can figure, because obviously that IS an issue nat. And dude I didn't come here to make new friends, I came here for info, to ask questions, this sites search functions, are crappy at best. This Is MY thread that i started about MY bus, I can post all the questions I want. Thanks for finally responding to something mechanical rather than telling all about how how perfect your engine/transmission set up is or telling me to do an engine swap, that's not what I want to achieve! Help and advice is only helpful when it is actually relevant
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:58 PM   #62
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Despite whatever harshness I feel compelled to share my continuing experimentation and progress, I have tracked down mounting brackets for the brownie, forward linkages/shift lever etc also! All told including a two piece drive shaft and te tranny is spent 350, which when I compare it to online prices on eBay etc is a sawweeet deal. I am embarking on a road trip in the next few day and won't be able to install it until after, bummer. I spent and hour on the phone with an engineer at Allison discussing all the different concerns I had about the tranny and the torque converter, the most important thing seems be be how perfectly balanced the drive shaft is at speed, which walker driveline, the local shop can definitely handle. I am very excited about this project.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:02 AM   #63
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Roger that --- proper driveshaft balance and angles are critical to a happy ride.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:33 PM   #64
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for anyone in the process of doing a brownie box installation, or interested in the process etc. I have mounted my brownie 3-speed and yoked up to the rear portion of my driveline. i had to dig a little at a junkyard to find the right ujoints and yokes etc but i got em and i got em cheap. had em repressed at a driveline shop and i was in business. the box is up underneath the bus and i have taken my measurement for a custom length slipyoked shaft to span the gap between the transmission and the brownie, i will keep the original shaft in the event that the brownie craps out and i need to drop it and return to the original set up to limp home. all told, if I value my own personal labor hours at 0 (which you should if this is something you do for fun) im into this project for less than a thousand dollars, which is pretty cool when you think about it what ive accomplished. once its monday and the driveline shop opens again i can have the shaft made and complete my install. now i just need to mount my shifter...erk. shouldnt be too hard, but may be the only thing so far to require "customization" ie cutting/drilling.. any way cheers to everyone out there gettin greasy
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:38 PM   #65
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As always, pics or it didn't happen.

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Old 08-22-2015, 07:50 PM   #66
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if you wanna see pics of the bus, google my name ;) ill be uploading more soon, especially of this projects process/progress. with this setup im going to be in the middle of the 6.9's peak torque band at 65 in overdrive!!! which is also where the at545 is very happy, so im very excited. for those who need pictures, they are coming, it took me a minute to figure out how to get the pictures from one piece of technology to another haha, im better with a wrench than I am with a computer. I should be about at job completion by next sunday if all goes well, I even managed to find identical mount bushing to the worn out ones that came on the cross members i got. ill be posting pics on my website, like i say just google my name you'll find it.

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Old 08-22-2015, 07:56 PM   #67
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I didn't see anything much about brownie boxes. just this-


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Old 08-22-2015, 08:04 PM   #68
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thats right bud ;) little face, big face
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:06 PM   #69
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i think there arent that many pics on instagram, but on the website there are, and will be many more very soon.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:28 PM   #70
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I just saw the instagram acct and figured you had them there.
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