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Old 09-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #826
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I've got an Allison 542 with the deep pan that I'd sell much cheaper than that! Even has the SAE-3 adapter (bell housing), starter & flywheel. Of course you probably wouldn't need all that but if you opt to replace your 500 series Allison, let me know. I'll make you a heck of a deal!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:56 PM   #827
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I've got an Allison 542 with the deep pan that I'd sell much cheaper than that! Even has the SAE-3 adapter (bell housing), starter & flywheel. Of course you probably wouldn't need all that but if you opt to replace your 500 series Allison, let me know. I'll make you a heck of a deal!
Is the adapter to go to the large pattern bell housing?

What did you transmission come out of and does it have a lockup converter?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:07 PM   #828
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Is the adapter to go to the large pattern bell housing?

What did you transmission come out of and does it have a lockup converter?
This is from the other thread I just finished reading. It's regarding Joz' transmission written by another ADVmember.

"Good deal on getting shed of the AT542. With no lock up torque converter and only 4 speeds, you would have never gotten the mileage you wanted. The 542's are school bus transmissions and just geared wrong for the highway, even though they are used in some of the 80's Motorhomes.(Remember fuel was cheap in the 80's) A 1000 or 2000 series Allison with Lock up TQ would be much better for an automatic choice. You can get stand alone transmission computers but they are expensive. All they need from the engine is a Throttle Position Sensor and Speed Sensor to work behind the Cummins you have."
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:21 AM   #829
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No lockup converter. The Allison came from a bread truck. I'm selling it because I didn't feel it would do the job I needed (10,000# RV regularly towing a trailer). I went with a 6 speed manual Dodge G56 transmission. Take that for what it's worth.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #830
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Thanks for that input fella's.

I wasn't sure whether or not my transmission was even equiped with a lockup converter.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:22 PM   #831
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Have you considered the newer 6.7 Cummins? It should fit in where your 5.9 is. I think a C series would be a chore to make fit.
The new 6 speed auto tranny behind the 6.7 is pretty nice too.

Actually there are two new auto tranny's. The pick-ups have a Dodge built unit while the cab and chassis's have an Aisin.

Plenty of info here if you want:
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/07...liter-cummins/

I imagine these would be pretty expensive out of a wrecking yard though, being so new.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #832
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Have you considered the newer 6.7 Cummins? It should fit in where your 5.9 is. I think a C series would be a chore to make fit.
The new 6 speed auto tranny behind the 6.7 is pretty nice too.

Actually there are two new auto tranny's. The pick-ups have a Dodge built unit while the cab and chassis's have an Aisin.

Plenty of info here if you want:
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/07...liter-cummins/

I imagine these would be pretty expensive out of a wrecking yard though, being so new.
I wan't to stay with a mechanically controlled engine.

I'd have to have all the electronics/ECU/etc for a 6.7
I think I have enough room for C now,,,I would have to beef up the front springs though but they could stand to be replaced anyway.

There is alot more room in the engine compartment of this thing than a pickup.

There is also the $money thing too. I imagine a 6.7 would cost considerably more than an older C.

Oh yeah,,,a 300 horse C puts out 1000+ lb ft of torque.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #833
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:12 PM   #834
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What's new with Dr. Frankenstein's project?
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #835
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What's new with Dr. Frankenstein's project?
The next stage of the project is set to start very soon.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:16 PM   #836
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The next stage of the project is set to start very soon.
Engine Swap?

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Old 12-18-2011, 03:05 AM   #837
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Engine Swap?

Cool!
Nope, shortening the cab by three feet and adding the same amount of bed.
Rear half of the entrance door is going bye bye too.

There is also the transmission issue which needs to be solved before springtime.
Gonna stop by the Allison dealer and find out my options.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:12 AM   #838
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Nope, shortening the cab by three feet and adding the same amount of bed.
Rear half of the entrance door is going bye bye too.
WOW....alittle 'fine tuning' eh??
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:22 PM   #839
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I got a line on a transmission today and should have it next week.

AT 542 junk is getting yanked and in it's place will go an Allison MT 643.

I managed to find one with the larger bellhousing and driveline parkbrake hardware that I need with a six month warrantee for an even grand.

The next issue will be the driveshaft.
I'll have to see I a yolk can be had to mate with a smaller driveshaft or can a bigger end be grafted onto my existing driveshaft.

We'll see.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:54 PM   #840
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I think the proportions look great. Fine-tune a sleeper-couch in the back rather than shortening the cab!
I appreciate the thought but I don't like the proportions.

Trust me It'll look even better when I'm done.

I'll probably shake down the transmission for a bit before I start cutting again though.
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