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Old 06-30-2015, 09:59 PM   #11
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Don't know about the newer Allison 2000 series Trans.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the 2000 series allisons. They're light years ahead of any of the old mechanicals, including the mt643.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:32 PM   #12
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Absolutely nothing wrong with the 2000 series allisons. They're light years ahead of any of the old mechanicals, including the mt643.

There you go. Add the Allison 2000 to the list of "To get".
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:38 PM   #13
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Most of the transmissions around today are pretty decent. Its just smarter to avoid the 545's. Had one in my gas Thomas and the 643 is a definite upgrade.
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I have a "FREE" AT545 for anyone who cares to pick it up. Yes...it was a "runner" when taken out.

It was replaced with a 5th generation Allison 2200MH six speed with double OD. Great thing about the New Gens is that they can plug & play with old school all mechanical engines, unlike the previous series. A single built-in processor lets it communicate with any engine via nothing more than a throttle position sensor.

The newer automatics are full lockups and will get better mileage than a standard. And to my simple mind, Allison builds just about the best there is.
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I have a "FREE" AT545 for anyone who cares to pick it up. Yes...it was a "runner" when taken out.

It was replaced with a 5th generation Allison 2200MH six speed with double OD. Great thing about the New Gens is that they can plug & play with old school all mechanical engines, unlike the previous series. A single built-in processor lets it communicate with any engine via nothing more than a throttle position sensor.

The newer automatics are full lockups and will get better mileage than a standard. And to my simple mind, Allison builds just about the best there is.

I agree and I would love to buy a brand new Allison, but the price you paid for your trans was more than the purchase price of a couple of my buses combined.
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There you go. Add the Allison 2000 to the list of "To get".
Ditto...
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Hey Cal...you are correct sir. In my case I HAD to have all the extra OD I could find, and not being a fan of Brownies and such, bit the Allie bullet. The tranny cost more than the bus and Cummins engine combined.

But...it is SHINY!
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Only reason I would ever buy a manual trans, is to push start the bus off the edge of a hill after a EMP blast.

As mentioned, the newer auto's are better than any manual trans.

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An automatic it will be for me then. I'm thinking of both a flat nose and rear engine type. Besides, I've done all the manual shifting I care to do in my lifetime already .
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