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Old 08-05-2019, 08:36 AM   #21
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I'd help y'all out with that but I'm not doing any wrenching. Simply paying another. Mine is basically like Christopher's. Same DT360 engine and AT545 to MT643.

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Old 08-05-2019, 08:49 AM   #22
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I'd help y'all out with that but I'm not doing any wrenching. Simply paying another. Mine is basically like Christopher's. Same DT360 engine and AT545 to MT643.
Like with the A/C, getting the BOM together correctly is the hard part. Once everything is going to fit, the assembly is straight forward.

I need to find out what additional parts are needed to mount the LKQ reman MT643 on the back of a T444E engine that came with the AT545 from International. Not worried about potential cross-member or driveshaft mods, just the part numbers for the engine/transmission interface.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:14 AM   #23
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I would suggest looking for a t444e to mt643 flex plate, shorter flywheel bolts and perhaps a new external hydraulic spin on filter.
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:41 PM   #24
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Yep thatís the swap I did was the LKQ 643, on mine it appears I got a speedo gear instead of a tone ring so my speedo is dead till I swap the tone ring over.
I pulled it out of the 545 but havenít put it in the 643 yet. This trip came up too fast.
Could be my cluster also but before you install, shine a flashlight in the speed sensor hole for both and make sure they match. Apparently from what I read on school bus fleet it was a toss up as to which youíd get regardless of part number. Itís not a terrible change, easier obviously to do before you install.


To alpine yeah Iím using the galaxy smaller diameter hose. 4890 I think is the model number of it.

Goodyear Cool clip and Burgaclip look identical so Iím guessing one sources off the other
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:42 PM   #25
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You going to put a 643 in the ford? Or you have a different bus/truck that has a 545?
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:55 PM   #26
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You going to put a 643 in the ford? Or you have a different bus/truck that has a 545?
When we decided to move to Montana for a couple of years I got an IH 4700 with 26 foot box and lift gate for a whole lot less than a moving company would have charged us to get the household across the country. That's the truck with the T444E and AT545. It made the 2500 miles West and back four times but the slushbox is annoyingly inefficient.

I toyed with the idea to convert that truck into a rolling vacation apartment but the E-350 (7.3L PS and 4R100) with 14' box is more nimble, cheaper to operate, and has enough space for my needs. The idea of looking for a Ford cutaway came from a visit to UJoint Offroad, located just a couple of miles from my current domicile. I still may put the necessary items in it to qualify as a "house car" (North Carolina lingo for RV) since the weighted tags it currently has are expensive in NC.

School buses definitely have the cool factor in their favor but box trucks are so stupidly easy to convert for someone who stands 6'6" that I could not resist going that route.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:42 PM   #27
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anyone on here have any service information on a thermo-king T11-M40 serices system on a 2001 Gillig pusher 30' transit bus. Appears to operate I want to get ahead of the curve.
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