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Old 07-05-2017, 06:57 AM   #151
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its the only way I survived as a kid who was already labelled as "queer" because I didnt want to date girls.. yeah in a military-centric suburban public school..
Hate to say it but back then, I would have been right there with the rest. Not that I would have gone out of my way to call you names. And that would have been all of it. I was a homophobe way back when. Product of society I guess? Certainly was never given any reason to be. I was probably more of an outcast than you. At school I hung out with a small group (4 or 5) geeks. After school, I hung out with 2 guys; one being a geek. Didn't have a girlfriend until my senior year and I think that was only because I lived nearby and had a car. I wasn't gay but girls damn sure were scary back then.

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''' is a lease.. 2 years and it goes back and I get a new one.. always under warranty.. and I dig all the fancy navi screens and "oh cool it parks itself".. and cruise control that adapts to traffic, etc.. I suppose I will change my tune once the steering wheel is gone and I absolutely cannot control the car any longer..
YOu can't hack a lease ... at least not without putting it back every time it needs servicing. And no thanks on the parking and adaptive cruise. I barely use the cruise as it is. My TDI wagon is a stick. Try finding one of those; station wagon, diesel, and a stick. Took awhile to find the first. When it was wrecked, there were something like 6 in the nation for sale.

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time to go board a plane.. Grrrr stuck in DFW for 4 hours!!! finally getting on the plane to st pete..

-Christopher
What the hell?!?!!???? Plane; that's no way to travel. You trying to get your skoolie card pulled?

Oh speaking of, I got tickets for ECCB's get together.

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then it will be ready for the ultimate test.. a trip across the "florida desert".. a road trip from I 95 to orlando and then to tampa on I-4, some of the HOTTEST most Humid weather you will find in florida.. in july and august it can easily be over 100 with humidty of 70% or more.. its the proving ground for Fan clutches, transmission coolers, and air-conditioners in my book...

-Christopher
And you call that **** home. No thanks.

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Messed around with my speed circuits some more and got things stabilized a lot. I still set a VSS code on startup of the engine sometimes but it clears and goes inactive which I could care less as it allows the cruise to work when it's inactive.
Bullshit!! You're going to keep screwing with it. You ain't fooling anyone.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:05 AM   #152
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Hate to say it but back then, I would have been right there with the rest. Not that I would have gone out of my way to call you names. And that would have been all of it. I was a homophobe way back when. Product of society I guess? Certainly was never given any reason to be. I was probably more of an outcast than you. At school I hung out with a small group (4 or 5) geeks. After school, I hung out with 2 guys; one being a geek. Didn't have a girlfriend until my senior year and I think that was only because I lived nearby and had a car. I wasn't gay but girls damn sure were scary back then.

YOu can't hack a lease ... at least not without putting it back every time it needs servicing. And no thanks on the parking and adaptive cruise. I barely use the cruise as it is. My TDI wagon is a stick. Try finding one of those; station wagon, diesel, and a stick. Took awhile to find the first. When it was wrecked, there were something like 6 in the nation for sale.

What the hell?!?!!???? Plane; that's no way to travel. You trying to get your skoolie card pulled?

Oh speaking of, I got tickets for ECCB's get together.

And you call that **** home. No thanks.

Bullshit!! You're going to keep screwing with it. You ain't fooling anyone.
yeah I already drew up plans to have a bix that will tell the transmission what my load factor (a name i dreamed up) is on the engine.. a mix of TPS position, Navistar engine load, MPH rate of fall / gain, cruise set speed, actual speed..

right now the only input to the TCM that I have is the TPS.. thats how an allison runs standalone.. im going to make it more intuitive..

-Christopher
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:24 AM   #153
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Heck...if I knew a way to make it work without even the TPS I'd jump on it. I will leave all the new technology to you guys. My dream would be a six-speed, clutchless stick shift Allison.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:31 AM   #154
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The manual tapshift makes it somewhat close. Downshifting is just touching a switch just like the + or - buttons in say a newer Silverado. It's stilll automatic up to the selected gear but I can take it down pretty far.. so on a downhill or an uphill I can select the gear without mashing the shift lever.. so say when I'm in a mountain range I'll tap M4 and I'll have just 1-4 ..

Supposedly I can tap M2 from a stop if I have Icey conditions but in a bus with a diesel light throttle starts will keep from wheel spin on ice. Or just drive south in winter.

To me there's no reason to have a manual other than for downshifts in hilly or trailer towing terrain. And the tap shift fixes that
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:34 AM   #155
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I just like going up and down through gears. It's a "control" thing.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:41 AM   #156
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I do love the sound of going down through gears ESP in a diesel..

I want a jake brake I love the slowdown sound they make.

Tango - do you know what shifter you got that has a P on it? I trying to find part numbers of shifters with a P that I can dash mount like my 545 shifter seem to be tough
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:49 AM   #157
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Howdy Chris...the shifter came from Inland Truck Parts (an authorized Allison support company). PN is...036-000-91035.

I also got the mounting "wedge"...PN 036-59009.

Chaps name was Doug Tyler, very helpful.
Ph: 972.438.1406
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:36 AM   #158
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I just like going up and down through gears. It's a "control" thing.
Says the kid that doesn't want a third pedal.

If you're going manual, there had damn sure better be a 3rd pedal. And as this isn't an F1 skoolie, you know what you can do with your paddle shifters too.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:59 AM   #159
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Says the kid that doesn't want a third pedal.

If you're going manual, there had damn sure better be a 3rd pedal. And as this isn't an F1 skoolie, you know what you can do with your paddle shifters too.
hey just because I put a switch on the dash doesnt mean i have to use it all the time

but I *might* want to run the bus over the rockies at some point... and being able to downshift is a nicety.. I do like make smoke with rear tires in vehicles.. but *NOT* smoke with rear Brakes..
-Christopher
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:41 AM   #160
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hey just because I put a switch on the dash doesnt mean i have to use it all the time

but I *might* want to run the bus over the rockies at some point... and being able to downshift is a nicety.. I do like make smoke with rear tires in vehicles.. but *NOT* smoke with rear Brakes..
-Christopher
That was mostly directed at Tango since he claims to be old school and he's older than us (I believe).
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