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Old 10-12-2016, 05:38 PM   #21
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Engine is waiting for shipment out of ohio. Clutch pedal , linkages, and heavy duty front bumper is here. (Much thicker metal than the bus bumper.. bout 1/4") Bumper is from a 1985 c1700 straight truck. Still need Dog House and proper fuller 9 speed.

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:36 PM   #22
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Are you getting any reasonable prices on those fuller 9-speeds? I'm curious what they're going for..
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:55 PM   #23
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Are you getting any reasonable prices on those fuller 9-speeds? I'm curious what they're going for..
Shopping by series number. I am looking for a specific model. I found a RTXF-11609B take out for 1400. Closest Ive come to being perfect. Forward mount one piece so the shifter is as far forward as possible. Some have a bell housing and motor mounts. This one does not. I think its out of a straight truck as well. I have to check with DD to see if the accessory drive on the back of the engine will support the weight without the extra mounts. A cross bar mount can be added to the rear of the tranny for support.( its like a leaf spring crossways) There are motor mount holes in the frame of the bus for extra mounts on the tranny in case I need to use one with a bell. You can get the ratio spread sheet from eaton. Nice chart.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:13 PM   #24
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I will probably have the tranny checked out at neals or valley before its installed as I am overhauling the 6v92 if it needs it or not. Block checked, valve job, injectors rebuilt, new frost plugs and such. If the transmission has issues I know that Weller will exchange it and only charge for whats broken. Or at least that how it used to be.. been a few years since I did business with any of them. Lol
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:55 PM   #25
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Are you getting any reasonable prices on those fuller 9-speeds? I'm curious what they're going for..
I've decided to go with a straight 7 speed with overdrive. ( Don't need air to split the gears lik a 9 would require) Because the engine will have 1200fp of torque the proper tranny is a TX 14607b.
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:36 AM   #26
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I'll have to take a look into it. Have you driven those 7-speeds before? If so, how are they? I've thrown around the idea of a Spicer 6+1 because they're fairly easy to find, but I hear some of the gears are tricky to find..
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:41 AM   #27
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Finished the pedal group. It took some fitting considering that the clutch pedal is from a straight truck that had a drivers droor instead of a counsel.
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Old 11-07-2016, 02:51 AM   #28
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It has plenty of clearance and full travel. It hits all the contact points and has a bonus return spring. Feels good.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:03 AM   #29
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Very nice work. Hanging pedals, especially different from OEM can be a challenge. I am in the midst of it myself and having fits just trying to find room for my master cylinder before I can locate the brake pedal.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #30
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lookin good!! what is the advantage of hanging vs floor mounted pedals? or is it required that your clutch hang to make the linkages work right?
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