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Old 08-23-2015, 05:15 PM   #51
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I have to chop out and re-construct my main frame crossmember in order to mount a park brake on the rear of my Allison. Hope you have a better clearance situation on your rig.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:04 PM   #52
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The trans in the bus now already has a driveline brake on it, so other than moving the crossmember back about 3"to 4" everything should clear. I think the same cable will work too.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:18 PM   #53
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I had hoped to just move my existing crossmember back as you described, but the way it is riveted, I can't see any way to get about half the old hot-bucked rivets out. And to be honest...making a replacement makes me a bit nervous.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #54
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Yes, the Cummins engine is from an low mileage Intercooled 91.5 Dodge. I turned the pump up a touch, replaced the fuel pin, governor spring, installed a larger turbo, and changed valve springs for a little more power. The 5R110 trans is from a 2006 6.0 diesel Ford. I had to add the driveline brake. It just so happens that it bolts right on to a 4WD transmission after you unbolt and remove the transfer case.
What are you using for a computer for the 5R110? What kit did you use to connect the two?
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:38 AM   #55
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The engine/trans adapter is from Diesel Conversion Specialists. We are using a Ford computer from an 04 F350 with stand alone wiring to operate the transmission.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:00 AM   #56
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A lot of things have happened since the last update. I swapped in the Cummins and 5R110 Automatic trans. Took a few different "tunes" from my Trans tuner guru to get the transmission working well. Managed to get all of the instruments and cruise control working.
I really like the results. Getting about 12-14 mpg now vs. the 7mpg the 460 gas engine got. Raised the front end about 1 1/2" to 2" to level things up. Went to a larger TM-21 A/C compressor. Made several changes to insulate the noise from the firewall/engine cover area. Even added a TV and DVD player for my passenger (wife) to enjoy. This has become my favorite vehicle! I even drive it to work at least one day a week.
Now that all of the bugs are worked out I am starting on the paint work. Painted the sides Gray and black. Still have to paint the back and front gray and maybe add a stripe or 2 for color.
I'll try to add a couple of pictures later.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:01 PM   #57
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No camo buses?
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:36 PM   #58
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Camo is just a little too Redneck for me.
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what a kickass build! good call on the TM-21. I did the calculations for my Bus and to drive the custom dash air I'll build-in plus a rear unit.. a 10cid compressor just doesnt cut it for dual air.. esp at idle or the lower RPM;s a Diesel runs compared to the 460 on the highway.. did you put outside vents in your A/C so you dont get over-come with gasoline fumes when the cobra is in the back..

I helped a guy with a Car-hauler a few years ago and his biggest nemesis was as he drove, the gas in the "toy" sloshed around and would create fumes from the tank vent.. so I had to fashion outside air intakes on the A/C evaporators to bring in some fresh air... we made them closeable so when he was running it without his car in the back it cooled better..

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A lot of things have happened since the last update. I swapped in the Cummins and 5R110 Automatic trans. Took a few different "tunes" from my Trans tuner guru to get the transmission working well. Managed to get all of the instruments and cruise control working.
I really like the results. Getting about 12-14 mpg now vs. the 7mpg the 460 gas engine got. Raised the front end about 1 1/2" to 2" to level things up. Went to a larger TM-21 A/C compressor. Made several changes to insulate the noise from the firewall/engine cover area. Even added a TV and DVD player for my passenger (wife) to enjoy. This has become my favorite vehicle! I even drive it to work at least one day a week.
Now that all of the bugs are worked out I am starting on the paint work. Painted the sides Gray and black. Still have to paint the back and front gray and maybe add a stripe or 2 for color.
I'll try to add a couple of pictures later.
Really??? Oh yeah the Cummins is in. Where are the pictures? Do you have a thread about the install. We want pictures. How hard was the install?
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