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Old 10-09-2019, 08:31 PM   #41
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:47 PM   #42
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Auto chains are easily retrofitted. They are pneumatically controlled. Here are some after market ones.

https://www.realworktrucks.com/truck...in-system.html
Cost almost as much as your bus. I understand they are only useful in shallow snow. I suspect the only shallow snow you see is mid summer.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #43
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Auto chains are easily retrofitted. They are pneumatically controlled. Here are some after market ones.

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Cost almost as much as your bus. I understand they are only useful in shallow snow. I suspect the only shallow snow you see is mid summer.
I'm more worried about starting and stopping on glare ice or having enough traction to get over the local pass when it's plowed down to hardpack - it's the steepest all season pass in Canada and one of the steepest in North America - if I can get over that pass in adverse conditions I can travel anywhere I want to go - our' local pass requires trucks to chain up at the bottom of the hill - I'd much rather push a button - lol
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:31 PM   #44
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I'm more worried about starting and stopping on glare ice or having enough traction to get over the local pass when it's plowed down to hardpack - it's the steepest all season pass in Canada and one of the steepest in North America - if I can get over that pass in adverse conditions I can travel anywhere I want to go - our' local pass requires trucks to chain up at the bottom of the hill - I'd much rather push a button - lol
I love the cliche about year round snow LoL

What pass are you referring to? I was thinking you must be near Waterton.

No snow in the real east yet by the way

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:43 PM   #45
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I love the cliche about year round snow LoL

What pass are you referring to? I was thinking you must be near Waterton.

No snow in the real east yet by the way

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my local pass is Kootenay Pass in BC - they had snow in Southern Alberta a week ago - it's gone now - only a slight dusting of snow here at that time - the local north facing mountains have some on top - traditionally our first snowfall is on Halloween evening - any snow after Nov 15 usually sticks around
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:49 PM   #46
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Spokane is getting snow.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:51 PM   #47
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my local pass is Kootenay Pass in BC - they had snow in Southern Alberta a week ago - it's gone now - only a slight dusting of snow here at that time - the local north facing mountains have some on top - traditionally our first snowfall is on Halloween evening - any snow after Nov 15 usually sticks around
We will be January until snow hangs around.

I've been to Creston, Trail, Castlegar
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:49 PM   #48
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Congrats!! Cool bus. I'll keep an eye out for you down here in Sandpoint.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:31 AM   #49
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We will be January until snow hangs around.

I've been to Creston, Trail, Castlegar
a pretty part of the world - every where you look could be a post card picture
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:32 AM   #50
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Congrats!! Cool bus. I'll keep an eye out for you down here in Sandpoint.
if there is going to be a sled dog race there this winter, I'll be there
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:04 AM   #51
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Sweet bus! I like the custom paint job. Somebody put some time into that.

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #52
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Sweet bus! I like the custom paint job. Somebody put some time into that.

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they sure did - too bad they used Tremclad or Rustoleum for the blue - those rust paints oxidize too quickly - the blue needs to be done again - at least it makes a decent primer for something more long lasting
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:48 PM   #53
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just got done swapping a diesel engine and transmission in place of my gas 427, yes you need a computer to run a modern Allison 6 speed but the computer is pretty much stand alone except for a little interface with vehicle like speedo, back up lights, neutral lock out, a warning light for trans trouble, Only thing is these transmissions are huge, bigger than your 454. I don't know if they came behind any gas engines? I bet

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Old 10-10-2019, 04:48 PM   #54
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Spokane is getting snow.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:51 PM   #55
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just got done swapping a diesel engine and transmission in place of my gas 427, yes you need a computer to run a modern Allison 6 speed but the computer is pretty much stand alone except for a little interface with vehicle like speedo, back up lights, neutral lock out, a warning light for trans trouble, Only thing is these transmissions are huge, bigger than your 454. I don't know if they came behind any gas engines? I bet

Cadillac Kid could answer that.
l like the sound of the 6 speed that chevy puts behind the 6 litre gas motor - no idea if it's doable without a lot of hassle
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:55 PM   #56
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We will be January until snow hangs around.

I've been to Creston, Trail, Castlegar
if you drove over the pass, or came north through Metaline Falls/Nelway border crossing, you drove past Salmo, a 1/2 mile from my door
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:04 PM   #57
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Congrats!! Cool bus. I'll keep an eye out for you down here in Sandpoint.
l raced in Sandpoint during my first year of racing - would have been 1979? - on the lake - was organized by a dentist/musher, Jim Arthurs - he was from Sandpoint at that time
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:12 PM   #58
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A turbo hydromatic 400 is pretty stout and might work if the internals are beefed up over stock.
My bus uses the TH400, but it is on a 1 ton van platform.

The 6 speed would be ideal for long road trips if you can afford the conversion, but with your 2speed rear, the non computerized trusty/rugged beastly TH400 might also do you okay and be more budget friendly...
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:26 PM   #59
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A turbo hydromatic 400 is pretty stout and might work if the internals are beefed up over stock.
My bus uses the TH400, but it is on a 1 ton van platform.

The 6 speed would be ideal for long road trips if you can afford the conversion, but with your 2speed rear, the non computerized trusty/rugged beastly TH400 might also do you okay and be more budget friendly...
would the turbo 400 be sturdy enough for a 400 hp motor pulling a 24700 gvwr bus around?
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:45 PM   #60
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Not sure, but if "beefed up" it very well might.
It's not as though you're gonna be out on the dragstrip in your 400HP Camaro with wheelie bars on the back, so it might very well work in your bus!

The weight might be an issue? You'd have to talk to a transmission expert that knows the TH400 and its performance limitations...
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