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Old 08-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #261
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Are you talking this type 6 spd?

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #262
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Hey Opus --- I think that may be one I called on. If so it is a 1000 series set up for 4x4 use and what I needed was the 2200MH. Good price though, all the Allies are built tank-tough. Thanks a bunch for the info though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #263
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I like to come through for people AFTER they spend a fortune. LOL!
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Hi Bud---do you have a simple way to post the specifics (tech stuff) on your new tranny? I'd be interested in all sorts of stuff like shift speeds up and down, how/when lock-up takes place, what elect requirements, weight etc. etc.--basically any and all engineering. I don't want much do I To me this is way better than a new bus where you have to take the "package" offered. You get to be involved in the engineering and design. As you probably remember, this was what you could do back in the '50's and '60's and into the early '70's. Then it all changed (thank you Japan) and you could only buy a limited number of "packages"--it took most of the fun out of new 4X4 trucks for me. I must admit that I was suprised that Allison is still old school enough to even show an intrest much less help you with the design of your new tranny, that is a stroke of good luck. Jack
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Hey Jack...shoot me a PM with your email addy and I will send you the two print outs I have. Like I said, I was amazed at the level of interest & work the Allison rep put into this. Like you, these days, I'm more accustomed to just a disinterested voice on the phone. Even when you are trying to spend money with them. Definitely old school. Hoorah Allison! And "Made in America" to boot!!!
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Hey Jack...shoot me a PM with your email addy and I will send you the two print outs I have. Like I said, I was amazed at the level of interest & work the Allison rep put into this. Like you, these days, I'm more accustomed to just a disinterested voice on the phone. Even when you are trying to spend money with them. Definitely old school. Hoorah Allison! And "Made in America" to boot!!!
Amen to that !!.....
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #267
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The 350 Chevy went Bye-Bye today --- It took 2-1/2 hours for my friend and his buddies to yank the engine & tranny this morning. Not too shabby. Now I have a hole that I am really hoping will be big enough to stuff the Cummins & Allison into. Will take a couple of pix tomorrow. And if anyone is shopping for an original '46 1.5 ton 4-speed...I will put a note in the classifieds here with the details. Pulled the top plate and the gears look like new. Man, they built'em well back then.
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Well, there is no backing out now Sure would be fun to build our SKOOLIES side by side. I think the house next door is about to go on the market-----. I recall that I had pangs (of something) when my 327/400 combo sold and the bus no longer moved under its own power, but that first stolen cruise around the block made it all worth the trouble.
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reminds me i am about done putting the 400 in my 49 chevy after blowing up another turbo 350...
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Hey Jack...Yeah...Roger the "no motor pangs". Kinda scary to realize you really are committed ain't it. Sorta like your first parachute jump...no going back now!

'49 --- sorry bout that tranny. Any idea what ate it? Too much horsepower?
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