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Old 05-22-2022, 08:24 PM   #21
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I just learned something new, Thanks !
I like that Bu switch tip!

this is true of the 545 and 643 and I think MT-40, but the 1000 and 2000 do have mechanical NSBU switches.. either inside the trans and comes out on the trans harness.. or as an external device that is mounted on the shifter linkage..



since the 3000's and 4000s are electronic ranging via the valve body im guessing no pressure results in no Reverse lights if the engine is turned off after it is shifted into R.. ive never tried it.. it might go back to N if the engine stalls when in gear.. ive never tried stopping the engine with a 3000 in gear...

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Old 05-23-2022, 02:08 AM   #22
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I know it's a bit above my current pay grade but I think I'm due for a level up anyhow.

I've not met any project that I couldn't whoop, so far.

I just have my heart really set on a manual.

I've always had manuals in this is my first automatic, ever. And I hate it!

call me a control freak or whatever but I like to shift when I think it should be shifting especially traveling for a lifestyle hauling a trailer. I found an Allison 643 and a 466 motor attached to it for $900. The seller dodged my questions until I confronted that head on.

Then he finally told me that it has been sitting outside for over 3 years. Passing on that for sure!

It does seem straightforward but I have my heart set on a manual.

When I bought it I thought I could get used to an automatic but I don't like it.

I would rather put in the time, money, Blood, Sweat, & Tears to have a manual I should have gotten one in the first place, I know, I know, I know. But the fact is I didn't and now I have to live with that and this would be a good learning experience for me.

That is, if I can find one in my budget.

I figure if I can't find one by the 3rd of next month, within my price range then I'll go ahead and do the 643 and table the manual swap for another day.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:16 AM   #23
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If you want a manual, and are capable of the swap, go for a manual. You can likely find a donor s-series that was dt466-spicer-juice brakes equipped and swap parts between your bus and that. Finding it local to you could be difficult, as could not having a shop to do it all in.

If you're not in a shop, I don't think I'd attempt anything but an at545 switch over. Too many things that could go wrong and put the swap on hold. With how stuff is now "post" covid, any parts searching/sourcing could be weeks-indefinite. That's not something you want to do when you're at the mercy of someone letting you do this on their property.

Used and reman prices vary with location and who is selling it. Where ya at? or did I miss that?
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Old 05-24-2022, 12:35 AM   #24
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:37 AM   #25
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Well, I'm not close. Maybe someone else on here is. I looked on marketplace and found a couple trucks within the radius that were 466-5speeds. A couple were parked in the weeds, though, so it might be more of a project you can handle.
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:20 AM   #26
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I got the bus started today!

Have a leak on one of the fittings but that should be an easy fix.

I got her to shift thru the gears!!!

Smooth as butter!!!


I probably looked like aa crazy person when that happened! I was laughing and crying, hysterically at the same time.

Thank u to everyone for their help and words of encouragement!!!

Been an Insane amount of super hard work but I did it.

*“You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown — only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.”

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Old 09-19-2022, 09:12 AM   #27
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Great news!!!!
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:07 PM   #28
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Awesome

I am looking forward to details about the process you had to do for this swap.

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Old 09-19-2022, 01:16 PM   #29
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I got the bus started today!
Congrats!! Did you end up doing a whole transmission swap on it? Same/similar model or did you go down the "Manual or Die" route?
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:41 PM   #30
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I am looking forward to details about the process you had to do for this swap.

William
I took a bunch of video footage. I can't wait to put it together.

I'm going to get started on that as soon as I'm done with the insurance claims.

I just have my renters insurance inventory to finish and I should be done.

It's taking up most of my time rn.

I'll update with a link to the YouTube video as soon as I can get it up.
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Old 09-22-2022, 08:45 PM   #31
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Congrats!! Did you end up doing a whole transmission swap on it? Same/similar model or did you go down the "Manual or Die" route?
My bus caught fire right before I was to get the Eaton manual trans.

Heartbroken and overwhelmed, I decided to throw another 545 in but to add a hyper cooler and Bluefire digital dash that i hooked to a new temp sensor that I installed.
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Old 10-02-2022, 06:59 PM   #32
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what now?? i also find myself in tx. sequin, skatin the skatepark!

what u gonna do? sounds serious!
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