Got off the phone with Thomas, got the specs I needed for the floor channel replacements and even the blueprints to have them custom made! Thomas also told me to check the grounding issue for my intake heater light. That it sounded like it was loose. (the light shouldn't be on if the key was removed from the ignition!)
There is a separate transmission ECM on the model I have, sooooooo, I have to have an Allison tech take a look at that, and possibly do the same thing porkschopsandwhiches did and unlock 6th in it, depending on it's ability to climb hills with the extra gear in it, it may be worth it since I drive from Phoenix to the east coast 2 or 3 times a year.
Caterpillar will reprogram my ECM for a hundred bucks an hour, typical shop charge. So that will go down to them next week when I get to my bus again.
BEST PART???? I can add cruise control on it!! All I have to do is have the CAT technician unlock it in the programming!!!!
This is the best Monday I've had in a LOOOOOONG time!