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Old 10-26-2015, 08:32 PM   #81
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Yes it's actually labeled IMPG on the monitor. It's changes rapidly pending your foot
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:37 PM   #82
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #83
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So I had a really neat trick for making the main front of cabinet fascia.
In trying to figure out how to clamp and not having the correct clamps, I used short nails and small blocks of cut wood. I nailed them with air powered brad nailer on each side of the two boards to be glued together. Use wax paper under the boards between floor and under the nailed wood block. This held everything in place Perfect while it all set. After dried, the block pull out like cake with no glue and the wax paper literally falls off. Result is accurate alignment and glue joints for a seamless fascia.

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Old 10-26-2015, 08:51 PM   #84
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By the way here is a link to remember for where I get my super strong full extension ball bearing drawer slides:

520 - Drawer Slides - Case Hardware - TCH

Just ordered a bunch for these for my kitchen cabinets and pantry - so thought I would share.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #85
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Six speed Allie...NICE!
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:21 AM   #86
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I'm not familiar with what ratio is in the Trans, but It's a highway coach - lol. RPM is really low with the 6 speed Allison. I almost never go over 1500 I would say max is 1600 that I've seen. About the MPG that's instantaneous estimate - so probably it was lower RPM and coasting when that was shot. The turbo is also very low in the pic so I'm sure it was downhill. I can get more info next time I drive a trip if your interested - but the last I calculated a whole trip I got between 9-10 mpg.
Was this hand calculated by filling your fuel tank? Because you have me second guessing myself here. We are just about to buy a couch and I am sold on an MCI. But it seems that even if I spend more and buy a more modern coach with a series 60 and a 6 speed Allison transmission that 6-7 mpg is all you could possibly hope for. So if you really are getting 9-10 mpg out your combo then I would save over $750 in fuel in just 1 trip to the west coast and back. And that number is only if fuel stays at $2.75 per gallon. If it goes up or I drive more the savings would be greater. So I am not questioning your honesty. I am praying this is as good as it sounds and we will be "forced " to buy a much nicer bus than we really want to!
Oh, and great job on the cabinets too!
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:04 AM   #87
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I wish I could give you some pure data, but I have not crunched numbers after filling a full tank (155gal) I got this by an average from my road relay (engine data unit that was on bus) the silver leaf unit I added and the aftermarket fuel tank monitor which pretty much shows accurate readings to the % of diesel. On the last 6 different trips I've done now, I pretty much get the calculations of 9.5 mpg
On one of my earlier trips I calculated 10. But my bus was also much lighter then or I was going slower - lol...

My next trip I'll try to get some more exact numbers... Document the fuel %, exact miles, etc... I think the road relay is pretty accurate. It's what sent data over cellular in bus to the charter headquarters so they could calculate expenses. It shows everything! How long you idle, how long in which gears, average speeds total gal consumption! cool stuff... I need a manual for it so I could use it better
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:26 AM   #88
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Btw today marks the chiller system as being completely sealed in the refrigeration side. My friend and I fixed the last small braze leak we had to track down with bubbles. Did a Evac on one side and it held for days. So as soon as I finish the electrical box for the chiller controls I can charge the system with 410a. Waiting on my Duda diesel 2 way valves and I can finish the tank and water pump side. The home built Aqua heater should be up and running in about a week hopefully. I got one normally open valve and one normally closed valve. Now the circulator pump will continuously run and when the heat side relay from the thermostat is triggered the water flow closes to the plate exchangers and gets diverted through the electric on demand water heater. It's been cooling off here, so the mini split has been heating me at night just fine for now, but can't wait to test heat with the full rooftop coils and build the other air/water handlers. I'll keep us posted and take more pics.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:24 AM   #89
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The 1000 and 2000 series 5 & 6 speed Allisons have the same ratios with the 6 speeds having a second overdrive. And folks are indeed recording some very impressive mpg with the right rear axle and motor combos.

First........ 3.10
Second.... 1.81
Third....... 1.41
Fourth..... 1.00
Fifth........ 0.71
Sixth....... 0.61
Reverse... 4.49
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