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Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 03-13-2022, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Flipper_1938
By any chance, does anyone have experience with...

By any chance, does anyone have experience with the wiring required for an Allison MD3060 six speed automatic transmission?

The wiring harness in the motorhome is like 40 feet long. I am curious...
Forum: Builds! 03-13-2022, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Flipper_1938
...no such thing as too much lube.

...no such thing as too much lube.
Forum: Builds! 03-02-2022, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Flipper_1938
I saw similar looking kits online in the $650...

I saw similar looking kits online in the $650 range. I assume they were the USA made version. $138 is closer to my budget.
Forum: Builds! 03-01-2022, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Flipper_1938
Where did you get your crimper? Did you get the...

Where did you get your crimper? Did you get the high dollar version or a Chinese knock-off?
Forum: Builds! 02-24-2022, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Flipper_1938
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Builds! 02-23-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
Not having any luck finding out info. Who owns...

Not having any luck finding out info. Who owns Rockwell now?
Forum: Builds! 02-23-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
The motorhome has 285/75/22.5 on it if I remember...

The motorhome has 285/75/22.5 on it if I remember correctly.

The desire to run a 11r24.5 is for three reasons: 1) I wanna fill up the wheel openings (I grew up in the pro-street era), and 2) I...
Forum: Builds! 02-22-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
Cool. That is the same body as mine. I wish I...

Cool. That is the same body as mine. I wish I could see underneath it.

I'm gonna have to run bigger rear tires for the rubber overdrive. My rear axle has 5.13 gears.
Forum: Builds! 02-22-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
Back around 15 years ago I went on a firetruck...

Back around 15 years ago I went on a firetruck buying binge. I bought 4 of them in about a year
$650 was the most expensive one. This one was $450.
Forum: Builds! 02-22-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
I have issues. I saw this pic of a highboy...

I have issues. I saw this pic of a highboy roadster pickup and thought "I need to build a really big one of those".

I can only imagine how many saw blades and grinding wheels I would go through...
Forum: Builds! 02-22-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
Maybe run the exhaust out of the "suction hose...

Maybe run the exhaust out of the "suction hose inlet" tubes?
Forum: Builds! 02-22-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
I talked to dad some last night and I think we...

I talked to dad some last night and I think we are going to go the mildly lowered route.

These trucks are pretty stylish from the factory and Dad isn't sure I can improve it by sectioning the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 02-21-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,352
Posted By Flipper_1938
Buying a universal streetrod harness is also...

Buying a universal streetrod harness is also cheaper than buying rolls of wire at the parts house and making your own.
Forum: Builds! 02-21-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
This big Rockwell rear axle has 5.13 gears! That...

This big Rockwell rear axle has 5.13 gears! That tall gear combined with the low rpm range of the diesel means that I need to run huge back tires to cruise at 80 on the highway. A 11R24.5 is 43.8"...
Forum: Builds! 02-21-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
To get it low, I think I am going to have to...

To get it low, I think I am going to have to raise the fenders and running boards (and section the panel above the running boards). ...and probably require building a new frame.

If I keep the...
Forum: Builds! 02-20-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
The RV front axle has quite a bit of drop to it. ...

The RV front axle has quite a bit of drop to it. It looks to be about 9 inches from mounting plate. It is way more than the stock firetruck. My guess is that I will need to z the frame and do 4...
Forum: Builds! 02-20-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Flipper_1938
Every Kid's Dream

"I wanna drive the firetruck"

Finally getting around to building a hotrod firetruck. Plans are to combine a 1950 Searave with a cheap class A motorhome. The drivetrain will be a Cummins 8.3,...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-19-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
Here are pics of the rear. The center section...

Here are pics of the rear. The center section sure looks upside down. Rear calipers are massive!

The power steering box looks useable behind the axle.

The rv axle has a fair amount of drop...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-18-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
One thing to add. In the current position, the...

One thing to add. In the current position, the center section looks like it is upside down. The pinion is above the axle centerline.

Also, this thing is big...as in 15 inch ring gear big. I...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-17-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
I think it would be a wheelstander! ....and the...

I think it would be a wheelstander! ....and the engine would be completely behind the truck or I'd have to extend the body several feet.
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-17-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
Anybody have any knowledge of "pusher" rear...

Anybody have any knowledge of "pusher" rear axles?

The drivetrain in the RV is engine, normal looking RWD transmission, 18" driveshaft, and then a RWD looking axle that looks like it was rolled...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-16-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
Going through old firetruck pics was fun. The...

Going through old firetruck pics was fun. The purple/yellow one was the first attempt at a big hotrod. The motor is a 1,790 cubic inch korean war era tank motor. Also has big and little Alcoas.
...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-16-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
Customizing with photoshop MANY years ago.

Customizing with photoshop MANY years ago.
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-16-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
Here are some old pics...maybe the day I bought...

Here are some old pics...maybe the day I bought this one. It was the last one...and it is a 1950, not a 1952.

The one wih the model a-ish bumper is a 1938 it was our first firetruck.

There is...
Forum: Transmission, Rear End... Talk & Q&A! 02-16-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Flipper_1938
I forgot to mention that the pieces and parts...

I forgot to mention that the pieces and parts were going into one of my Seagrave firetrucks. Right now, it looks like it will be the 1952 one.

Body will stay weathered. Turbo diesel, 6 speed...
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