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Old 05-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #2251
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Beautiful construct as always Tango--I think you're on a roll.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:32 PM   #2252
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Dang this thing is lpokin more and more like we are goin for a bus ride soon!!!!
Lots of neat technology goin on here!!
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:52 AM   #2253
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Thanks guys...I may actually get to drive this thing...eventually. And as long as I keep the "tech" mostly Medieval, I can probably deal with it.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:58 AM   #2254
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Thanks guys...I may actually get to drive this thing...eventually. And as long as I keep the "tech" mostly Medieval, I can probably deal with it.
I can always help with the tech as much as I can.. I will have gone through getting an electronic transmission up and running in place of a mechanical by then... the guys at CAC are setting me up with a tricked out package..

I went with the 6 speed after all... these projects are worth the extra right?
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Sounds excellent Chris. Which trans are you going with? Mine is a 2200MH but there are quite a few 6 speeds available these days.

Can't wait to see just how tweaked you make it. With all your skills, you do realize we are all expecting to see an upgraded Flux Capacitor somewhere on board don't you?
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:51 AM   #2256
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im going with a 1000, in this case its a "built" 1000 not because I plan to hop the motor necessarily but all of CAC's trans come as 500 HP units with a billet converter. I will have a park pawl though I dont have to use it. I can remove the Stop on my current 545 shifter and apply park if I want, my drum park brake will move right over to the new trans, as will my shifter . and they are building it with the SAE3 bell so its just a bolt up where my 545 was..

the trans is 4th gen (latest) and the electronics are 5th gen (latest) and tuned..

a bit of electronic bling is the "tap shift" which allows me to manual shift if i choose.. i'll have a switch i can lock out 6th if i want,my rear gears are pretty tall so I may never use 6th, but the price was negligible difference to go with a 4th gen(6 sp) vs 3rd gen(5 sp) say im climbing hills and dont want the constant up / down shift I can lockout any gears I want.. plus beta testing their display that will show me the gear im shifted to and the gear the trans is running in.

of course as you know this isnt a cheap endeavor.. but then ive been in Hot-rodding long enough to realize there are no cheap endeavors to get what you want...

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Old 05-20-2017, 06:22 PM   #2257
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Chris --- Sounds like a really trick build. I do hope you plan on lots of pix and or movies of this transplant. Should be a learning lesson for all as well as a really outstanding upgrade.

And.."Tapshift"...now you're getting Ferrari on us!

Rock on!
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #2258
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I like fancy, but shifting an automatic transmission manually seems redundant.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:56 PM   #2259
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And.."Tapshift"...now you're getting Ferrari on us!

Rock on!
I did paint the bus red for a reason....

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:04 PM   #2260
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I like fancy, but shifting an automatic transmission manually seems redundant.
there are reasons for limiting or manually taking down a gear on an automatic..

in a bus the nost reason for tap shift is mountain travel.. going down hill you drop a couple gears for engine braking... in some areas you may want to only allow a maximum gear.. ie again hilly travel.. as you go up down up down, etc you may want to not allow it go over 4th or 5th knowing its just gonna hunt down again ifit went into too high gear..

the "tap shift" program he is putting in for me is less ferrari-esque as its main design is to limit the top gear the transmission will hit and will remain automatic in the gears under.. so I tap shift to 4.. it will be fully automatic 1-2-3-4.. but locks out 5 and 6.. all at my finger tips instead of having to constantly move the main shifter T-handle all the time.. (which in my bus is a reach)..

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