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30945Re: [classicrv] well i been thinking it over

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  • Billy Mason
    Aug 1, 2008
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      ive never found one used.. but then i wasnt looking for one then either..i
      hear they are good to have..even if you only gained a couple of mpg more,
      its better than gettign 5 to 7 if your lucky...
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tom K" <tkoro@...>
      To: <classicrv@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:19 PM
      Subject: Re: [classicrv] well i been thinking it over


      > Gear Vender units have been out for many years now, so I wonder if it's
      > possible to find a used Gear Vender unit somewhere.
      >
      > Friends recently bought a 1991 23' class A motorhome with a Dodge 360 that
      > to their surprise had a Gear Vendor unit in it.
      >
      > Would it have to be specific for a motorhome or will any Gear Vender unit
      > that fits the transmission be of the strength to handle the RV load.
      >
      > Tom K
      > Charlotte, NC
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Billy Mason
      > To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:45 PM
      > Subject: Re: [classicrv] well i been thinking it over
      >
      >
      > if i go over drive it wil be with gear vendors...if this dodge 440 is
      > anything like my old 454 theres nt a tranny out there that bolts right
      > up..
      > now my next crewcab dualie will have a richmond 5 or 6 spd in it.. but
      > then
      > it goign ot be a toy and not a work truck.. who knows i may run inot a
      > wrecked dodge 1 ton some where and get a cummins,,lol now that would make
      > that ol southwind run better..lol
      > billy
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Warren" <wncol2004@...>
      > To: <classicrv@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:53 PM
      > Subject: Re: [classicrv] well i been thinking it over
      >
      > >I have heard changing the gearing on any vehicle can if not done
      > properly
      > > and at the correct ratio cost you more than you will gain.
      > > It may not actually improve your fuel economy but most likely will
      > reduce
      > > the load capacity.
      > >
      > > This is what I found out about my GM.
      > >
      > > I have a 3/4 ton suburban and it has a Trubo 400 trans. No over drive.
      > >
      > > Everyone I have talked to said
      > >
      > > I could replace the trans with something else but I would loose the
      > > strength
      > > of the tried and true Turbo 400. No other trans made by GM was build as
      > > tough as the Turbo 400.
      > > If I were to install an over drive unit after the trans, I would loose
      > > quite
      > > a bit of towing capacity not due to the over drive but due to the lack
      > of
      > > strength of the over drive units that would fit my suburban.
      > > Same goes for any other trans that would fit that has an Over drive.
      > > Same goes for changing the differential from the 4.10 I have to
      > anything
      > > geared for better fuel economy like the 3.55
      > > Either loss in hauling capacity or loss in strength or both with only a
      > > marginal increase in fuel economy.
      > >
      > > That is what I have been told by several mechanics.
      > >
      > > So, I have opted to leave it well enough alone. It works and works well
      > > even
      > > if it does drink the fuel. the cost of the work and parts will get me a
      > > lot
      > > of fuel even at today's prices.
      > >
      > > Best of luck and hope to see yua out there camping some time. :)
      > >
      > > --
      > > Warren
      > > 1989 GMC R2500 HD Suburban.
      > > 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Run Away Sue)
      > > Western KY
      > >
      > >
      > > On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Billy Mason <southernmutt@...>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > >> Well after thinking it over and reading the responses, ive decided im
      > >> going to go ahead and get it running again. No i'm not gonna take it
      > to
      > >> the
      > >> reunion, so far i dont have faith in it.. Once its running i will
      > start
      > >> taking it around the town i live in, and on short drives.. Hopefuly
      > this
      > >> will shake it down some more and if it breaks down again, at least im
      > >> close
      > >> to home and i can have my friend pull it home..Once i get back to work
      > in
      > >> the next couple of months, i will see what it needs then..If worse
      > comes
      > >> to
      > >> worse next year i will pull the motor and go through it again and do
      > it
      > >> right, while im at it i might as well put in a overdrive to.. next
      > year i
      > >> will have money to play wiht, the rest of this year is just gonna be
      > >> playing
      > >> catch up with all the bills..
      > >>
      > >> so thanks for the advice.. have a great weekend if your headed out..
      > >>
      > >> billy
      > >>
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