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Old 07-17-2017, 10:46 AM   #2461
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Actually, my grill does have a crank hole, but the thought of trying to wind up a Cummins by hand gives me pause.

And I do have a TCM but no idea what is on it. All I do know is that it must be flashed in order for the tranny to work (?). I REALLY need to learn more on this subject but no idea where to begin except by hiring a pro.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:04 AM   #2462
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interesting.. i was thinking you had gotten a base flash on it when you got it.. the TCM I got from CAC has a basic diesel 6 speed flash on it. set for a 2700 RPM redline which is what my engine is..

I had wanted to just use allison DOC to altewr my existing TCM.. however I guess thats not possible without attending an actual school on allison transmissions.. otherwise allison wont give you access in the DOC software to change any shift-points or such.. there are TCMs out there that can be tuned with other various tools.. of course in a custom project finding anyone willing to work on custom tuning is tough to do..

just like in the body-shop world so many are simply "collision repair" which simply means they dont know how to do real body work, they just bolt new panels on or weld subframes. if something is bent too far they simply total the car...

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Old 07-17-2017, 05:23 PM   #2463
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NAPA to the rescue...Again! --- After spending a week searching heavy duty truck shops, Ebay, Amazon and everyone else online who sells anything like the tail lights I wanted...I found'em at good ol' NAPA. None of the truck shops here had'em. The Ebay morons wanted right at $50 bucks for shipping a pound and a half and that Amazon source had a tiny little note down in the corner of the ad that read..."Usually ships in one to three months". WHAT?

They are nothing fancy. In fact they were standard issue TruckLite LED replacements for lots of Freightliners and Peterbuilts from the late '80's thru the '90's. So what's the deal? Next time...I'll START at NAPA.


Look so simple...so hard to track down.


3D Compound curves can be a #@%&# to work with. Here I am trying to figure out measurements and angles for a bracket to mount the lights on. I am hoping to do something Art Deco-Ish out of stainless but need to find someone to do some (cheap) plasma or water jet cutting to get the shapes I want. Ya...Wish me luck on that.


ONWARD!
If you need lights and chrome and accessories.....

I am NOT affiliated in any way with these shops, but I have paid for a LOT of their success....

https://joplin44.com/

https://www.75chromeshop.com/

All the accessories you can imagine... and MORE.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:27 PM   #2464
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ive seen the signs and driven by for 75 chrome shop a zillion times.. but never stopped.. is it a cool place?
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:38 PM   #2465
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ive seen the signs and driven by for 75 chrome shop a zillion times.. but never stopped.. is it a cool place?
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OH YEAH !!!

Bring your BIG wallet. You will find a LOT of cool stuff to buy.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:25 PM   #2466
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Thanks! --- The chrome shop has a better selection of LED stuff than I have seen to date!
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:03 PM   #2467
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Electrifying!!! --- OK...so today I finally got with a real electrician. Good news! He signed off on everything I am doing. In fact he said I should be well equipped to handle more than what I have planned for. YEEEHaaw!

Picked up some more of the 12/3 SO today as well as some 10/3 SO for the main branch coming in. The supplier also had all the Square D breakers I needed so I should be able to move a bit ahead in this area.


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Old 07-18-2017, 08:12 PM   #2468
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now that rocks!!!!! electricity is a good thing!.. esp when you want the air conditioner to work.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:16 PM   #2469
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Roger the A/C. I like it chilly indoors when it's 100 out...especially for sleeping, but I HATE the cold that anything north of Conroe, Texas experiences!
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:48 PM   #2470
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Wires! --- Once the electrician signed off on my arrangement I decided to go for it. Managed to pull the four forward 120v AC wires today. Bit of a bear but they are now in place. All are 12/3 SO (Service, Outdoor) and the weight adds up.


Here is the bundle pulled through the pool vac hose I am using to protect them all. Tight fit but some wire lube helped a lot.


Front wiring will go to a Microwave, fridge outlet and a couple of two gang service outlets.


Everything connects to the multi-function converter/charger/controller in the rear. A 30 amp plug will draw from any power pole at parks and a pigtail will connect the system to my genny.

I will never be able to run too many things at once, but I think I can live with 30 amps.

Also picked up all the breakers today and will pop them in manana.


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