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Old 08-14-2012, 06:36 PM   #251
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i have been looking for fossils in my fuel but havent found any
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #252
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In my case the fossil is behind the steering wheel.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #253
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #254
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Well Folks --- after a lot of digging & searching, I have given up on finding a used Allison six-speed. But since I'm still convinced it's the best option, I have decided to bite the bullet and order a brand new one from the factory. And, I gotta' tell ya...the folks at Stewart & Stevenson really know their stuff. The rep there spent a bunch of brain time doing more calculations than I can imagine to build one to the best specs we could assemble. He ran theoretical drag coefficients, various gear sets, wheel sizes, tire types, different rpm ranges and much more through their "iScaan" computer modeling system and came up with a custom built 2200MH with the right TPS to talk to my little two-wire Cummins. Best news yet is that even though it won't be cheap, it turns out my stock 5.43 rear end is a perfect match for the Allison double overdrive! It will put my "sweet-spot" smack-dab in sixth gear. The whole readout is 17 pages long and even indicates the transmission fluid temps under different loads. Pretty danged impressive. And since it will work with my existing rear end (which I never would have imagined) I won't have to spend big bucks replacing it. In reality, it will likely be a cheaper route than if I had bought and rebuilt another unit to these specs. Go figure.

It takes a month to build one but it will take me that long to get everything else lined up. Then I have to figure out how to bolt it all together and stuff it in. The Chevy 350 goes away this coming weekend so the measuring and tweaking can soon begin.

Onward!
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #255
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #256
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Impressive!!!!!!!! Now try to get the rest of it finished before ??? I move on....
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #257
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Tango, way to go. You might as well have it the way you want it and that is a great transmission. Jack
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:43 PM   #258
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Roger that Jack. I was very pleasantly surprised at the price. About what I would have put into an "unknown" and factory fresh is hard to beat.
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Not often do you get exactly what you want at a good price. The planets really lined up for you there.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #260
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Hey Roach --- I am pretty pleased. Twern't cheap, but like Daddy used to say..."Son, only rarely do you actually get what you pay for, but...sooner or later...you just about always pay for what you get."
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