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Old 10-06-2016, 09:54 AM   #121
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BudBud - there are mechanical things that you can do to increase HP, like Hooligan mentions. There are also 'chips' that will make micro-adjustments to the various ECU's according to what you want it to do (optimize for fuel efficiency, power, towing...).

General rule of thumb, and not always necessary, is to start with some of the mechanical mods as suggested by Hooligan to help the motor better handle the nuances and stresses that can accompany chipping.

Yes, increasing the governor is different than increasing the power. The governor on mine (also a 5.9 24v) was in the tranny. We connected the computer to it and changed the code from 65 to 75. At some point in the future, I may try and remove it altogether but, I was able to scare myself at 75 - I am good for now.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:28 AM   #122
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BudBud - there are mechanical things that you can do to increase HP, like Hooligan mentions. There are also 'chips' that will make micro-adjustments to the various ECU's according to what you want it to do (optimize for fuel efficiency, power, towing...).

General rule of thumb, and not always necessary, is to start with some of the mechanical mods as suggested by Hooligan to help the motor better handle the nuances and stresses that can accompany chipping.

Yes, increasing the governor is different than increasing the power. The governor on mine (also a 5.9 24v) was in the tranny. We connected the computer to it and changed the code from 65 to 75. At some point in the future, I may try and remove it altogether but, I was able to scare myself at 75 - I am good for now.
If it can do 75mph, that's perfect. We so thread jacked. Sorry!

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Old 10-06-2016, 12:55 PM   #123
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just emailed with someone today who got one hot and its probably done..

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:56 AM   #124
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Love the write up and I am following!

The quality photo's are amazing - also, your personal site is great as well!

Thanks for taking the time to share!

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Old 10-07-2016, 10:08 AM   #125
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Love the write up and I am following!

The quality photo's are amazing - also, your personal site is great as well!

Thanks for taking the time to share!

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Thanks! I appreciate that!
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:24 AM   #126
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:27 PM   #127
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That bus is really coming along nicely!
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:50 PM   #128
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I'm really enjoying your build. Especially the videos. Thanks for keeping us informed. Sure would have liked to have met you, and the other, Houston area skoolers, when Christopher was in town getting his BB, but understand about scheduling problems. I couldn't help but notice that your T-shirt, never seemed to get too sweaty. When were you building? On my side of town, it's been HOT, forever, and with my being a "sweathog", I am quire jealous.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:58 PM   #129
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I'm really enjoying your build. Especially the videos. Thanks for keeping us informed. Sure would have liked to have met you, and the other, Houston area skoolers, when Christopher was in town getting his BB, but understand about scheduling problems. I couldn't help but notice that your T-shirt, never seemed to get too sweaty. When were you building? On my side of town, it's been HOT, forever, and with my being a "sweathog", I am quire jealous.
Thanks! Believe you me, I have put plenty of sweat in that shirt. It is better now that it is cooling down.
I am looking forward to the meet up in Houston at Renfest in a few weeks.
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