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Old 10-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #11
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Re: "Scoober" a true bluebird from Dickson co Tn.

Found my dog tag on the 5.9 think I know why this bird don't fly lol it's got a 160hp rating at 2500 rpm.
I have a friend that's a cummins mechanic. He has an injector pump and injectors out of a 210 hp cummins. I may swap it all out and find a turbo that will move a little more air. Anyone here done any cummins upgrades?
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:33 AM   #12
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Yes, done several upgrades on 12v and 24v engines. What year is yours? That will determine if its 12 or 24v and what injection pump you have.

ID what the engine yr is then search on you tube, all kinds of tricks for various yrs. Start with a good CAI and larger exhaust, removing the muffler. Then either advance the pump timing and or adjust fuel screws for more fuel. YOU WILL NEED A EGT GAUGE when doing this, as the more fuel in, the more power, and the more heat. Running a "turned up" engine without an egt is a good way to melt a piston/fry a turbo.

I'd say your biggest limitation will be the tranny. Also keep in mind the more mods u make the worse the fuel economy will be and the shorter the lifespan on the drivetrain.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #13
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Re: "Scoober" a true bluebird from Dickson co Tn.

its a 97 model with a p7100 inj pump. thanks for the info.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:27 AM   #14
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This will get you started.



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Old 10-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #15
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Re: "Scoober" a true bluebird from Dickson co Tn.

you will kill the tranny if you turn up the engine, check out specs at Allison->just something to research before you take the plunge

I plan to swap trannies and then turn up the fuel some
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:01 AM   #16
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Still not sure what you have but an Allison AT 545 is rated to 235 HP as I recall...but it's been a while.
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I was thinking the applied torque was too high (wt x convertor = too much )....could of been me tho' ; reading and stuff
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Weight can indeed be a factor, but Allisons are typically de-rated quite a bit. There are a bunch of powerhogs who do pulling events that still love the 545's and they run 500+ hp dragging umpteen ton sleds. But I'm guessing they have made a few mods along the way too.
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And don't care nearly as much about longevity...
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And don't care nearly as much about longevity...
no shiat if you cant relax and drink/eat...who cares what HP rating was
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