29642Re: [classicrv] Re: REPLACING MY DIESEL
- Mar 5, 2008Being able to pull a grade like that at 55 is a good thing, whatever
gear you're in.
At 01:32 AM 03/05/2008, you wrote:
>Ron, thanks for the compliment. Edelbrock system was close to[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>$3,000, but changed the character of the 440. Once, just for grins, I
>pulled the Grapevine north of LA (7 mile 6-7% grade) in high gear.
>It lugged the engine down to around 23-2500 rpm which is not good for
>it but had to do it just once! Normally, on a grade like that, when
>the rpm's drop I shift down to 3rd and then just hold the rpm at 37-
>3800 which is about 55mph in my coach. For others here is a link to a
>picture of my coach in my driveway.
>bin/album.pl?photo=00002569/P9300007.JPG;photo_height=600 . If not
>clickable, cut and paste.
>Mitchell <rmitchel@...> wrote:
> > 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
> > >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
> > >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
> > >all of the needed parts (transmission, computers, wiring, etc.) and
> > >will probably end up costing in the $15-20,000 range. Why do it?
> > >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.
> > >
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