Originally Posted by Hank's P-O-S
The 7.3 idi will also go in without trouble.
The easiest way to get an engine and trans would be out of another bus or truck.
Buy a complete running bus or truck and scrap the body.
Both engines were also in ford pickups, but would need a beefier trans before going in a bus.
Thanks Hank. I am wondering about the "beefier transmission." Our transmission needs some troubleshooting. Its a Allison AT 545 4-Speed and it started not shifting out of 2nd about 100 miles ago. I started manually shifting it to keep us moving to the nearest city, which worked!, but then we hit a big mountain and it slipped from 4th to 1st on its own and shredded the engine. WUH WAH!
I am wondering from research if it could just be a wiring harness, or a pressure solenoid (rather than the transmission is shot.)
I just found this transmission: http://santamaria.craigslist.org/pts/5218862939.html
I am wondering if it would work since its a 5-speed, eh? (but I think they might be wrong, from what I can see, the 545 is a 4-speed)
I am also wondering now if I put a beefier transmission in, would I get more speed? (I found a Allison 2000 on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transmission...-/262095828639