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Old 10-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #331
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Just dropped off a gi-nor-mous check for my transmission. A factory fresh, built-to-specs Allison 2200MH 6 speed, double OD tuned to my engine. Of course now I just have to figure out how to make it work. Hopefully my electrical engineer buddy can help with the harness as it is way beyond me. Also need to work out a water to oil cooling system for it somehow. Then there is the shifter...the throttle position sensor (TPS)...the filler/dipstick...throttle assembly...custom driveshaft...crossmember...cable system...pretty much all uncharted territory.

What the Heck was I thinking!?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:24 AM   #332
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Just dropped off a gi-nor-mous check for my transmission. A factory fresh, built-to-specs Allison 2200MH 6 speed, double OD tuned to my engine. Of course now I just have to figure out how to make it work. Hopefully my electrical engineer buddy can help with the harness as it is way beyond me. Also need to work out a water to oil cooling system for it somehow. Then there is the shifter...the throttle position sensor (TPS)...the filler/dipstick...throttle assembly...custom driveshaft...crossmember...cable system...pretty much all uncharted territory.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #333
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Tango, Congrats on the new tranny! I know just how you feel. The what the Heck was I thinking thing happened to me when I began cutting up the perfectly good Isuzu cab and chassis for parts for my bus.

Yea, it'l take some figuring to get it all hooked up but it will also just be "too much fun" as you well know--that's why we do it Jack
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #334
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You need a hidden video camera for the 1st time you go into an auto parts store after she's done......
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #335
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Jack --- it's one of those situations where I'm not sure if "congratulations"...or "condolences" are in order, but thanks just the same.

Bansil --- I already get a lot of "...did you say 19-FORTY-6?". The new Cummins & Allison should just make it that much more interesting when I pull in to Filters-R-Us...right?

Err, skuze me, but I'm lookin' for an oil filter.
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That sum kinda deezle er sumpin?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #336
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Hey Tango, we are a lot alike I think--I can never just let it slide either. After all ,THEY earned it as in "here's your sticker". Ha Ha.

BTW, when do we get to see the new trans? You know it doesn't exist if we don't have a pic! Jack
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #337
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Hey Jack --- Can't wait till I have something to take a pic of. The Allison factory only takes about three to four weeks to build an order, so it will be here fairly soon. On the hunt now for a wiring harness for it along with all the other little "extras" like shifter, fill tube/dipstick and such. The harness I've been told to look for is from an International with a 1000 or 2000 Gen 4 tranny. The Allison folks really like the way they put them together so that's where I'll start. Got one laying around by any chance?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #338
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Tango, there is a local big rig tow operation here who have done real well for all the right reasons. They build their own rigs and yet still have normal size heads. I'll stop by and talk to the owner and see if I can learn anything (wrong thinking, I will learn something--I always do). Shoot me any other info you think may be helpful and I'll take a stab. Jack
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Thanks Jack --- Much appreciated. The main item at this time is the harness for the trans. Hoping to find one from an International truck with a 1000 or 2000 series 4th Generation Allison. Has a lot more wires and plugs than I need but it's a whole lot easier to cut one back than build one up from scratch. Bound to be one on a wreck somewhere. Other makes with the same trans will work but the Allison rep said the Internationals were about the best on the block.
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Hey Tango, I talked with the mechanic I spoke of and while he didn't have the wire loom, he says that the late model Duramax Diesels in Chevys use your tranny and would provide another wire source. He liked the idea of your transplant ans said "all he needs is a TPS and a VSS and he is good to go as far as the tranny processor goes."

Sorry I wasn't of more help--but I'll keep snooping. Jack
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