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29640Re: [classicrv] Re: REPLACING MY DIESEL

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  • Ron Mitchell
    Mar 4, 2008
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      Stephen,
      Nice coach, I saw a picture on another site. What's an Edelbrock
      MPI system like that cost for a 440? That looks the a nice setup.

      Ron
      76 Coachemn

      At 10:43 AM 03/04/2008, you wrote:

      >Scott, all of your posts have been right on! Yes, a filter - all
      >diesel folks especially should carry an extra one (or two!). I have a
      >1976 FMC which is a rear engined, Chrysler 440-I. I have converted
      >the engine from a Thermoquad carb to Edelbrock MPI fuel injection,
      >transmission from the 3 spd Chrysler to an Allison AT545 4 spd.
      >Starts nice and has added power and a little better mileage.
      >
      >I will at some point be converting it to a Duramax LBZ tubo diesel (I
      >have the engine in the garage). To do that I also need to switch to
      >either a 5 or 6 speed Allison. The 6 speed will give me 1900 rpm at
      >65 mph with the stock rear end. This is a multiyear project acquiring
      >all of the needed parts (transmission, computers, wiring, etc.) and
      >will probably end up costing in the $15-20,000 range. Why do it? This
      >will give me the torgue (600 ftlbs) to pull 6% grades in high gear
      >with my 15,000 lb coach. Is it cost effective? NO. But some things
      >jsut need to be done and done correctly well. I never had a hot car
      >in my youth, so I guess this is my outlet!
      >
      >Stephen H.
      >
      >--- In
      ><mailto:classicrv%40yahoogroups.com>classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Scott
      >Williams <swillia5@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > So a simple clogged filter. Great news. You might consider
      >finding a
      > > good diesel mechanic down in Mexico and having him rebuild the
      > > injectors. An engine rebuild is probably out of the question, if
      > > looking at rebuilt long block prices is any indication ($15,000!!)
      > > That's just too rare an engine, and not with a great reputation.
      > > However, RVs run fairly low miles, and that engine is probably
      > > under-stressed in an RV vs. what it was probably designed for (dump
      > > truck, offshore boat, etc.) I bet with care it will last a long
      >time.
      > > Diesel care and feeding is different than gas. Keep the oil and
      >fuel
      > > filters clean, and you're most of the way there, though.
      > >
      > > Allison 6 speed, that's a nice one.
      > >
      > > Scott in Penfield NY
      > >
      > >
      > > chris tryba wrote:
      > > > ... so sad a feelin from the beast she use to be...well, a fuel
      >filter, some transmission fluid poured in the fuel filter, and 10
      >minutes later, she was as good as new...purrrrrin like the beast she
      >is!!! ew the crud that popped outta that old filter......total cost
      >$77
      > > > its a 6 speed allison and runs well on the open road...itll
      >cruise at 75 mph @ 3500 rpms all day...
      >
      >


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