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The Dieselfication of Coach 1046
Author: BigRabbitMan (Show all albums)

This album is dedicated to following the process of Coach #1046 being converted from a 1976 Chrysler 440-I with a 4spd Allison AT540 transmission to a 2006 GMC Duramax LBZ turbo diesel with a 6spd Allison 1000 double overdrive transmission. There is a companion discussion thread in the Mechanic's Corner section of the Forum area of this site.
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All out and time for a break!

Now with the engine and tranny out of the coach, they will be prepared for shipment to the buyer of the assembly. Work will now switch to preparing the coach for the insersion of the Duramax/Allison 1000 six speed.

Looking forward from where the transmission used to be, you can see that there are a lot of wires and plumping coming and going from the front of the coach to the back of the coach.

Here you see all of the wire bundles on the left side and ...

...all of the stuff on the right side. All of this will be redone or removed as part of this project.

Here is a closeup of where the wires and plumbing for the power steering etc. come out of the tubes that carry everything from the front to the back and visa versa. Looks ugly after 36 years on the road!

The floor was notched and raised a number of years ago when the original conversion was done from a 727 Loadflite to the Allison 545. Allisons are bigger! This will get cleaned up and lined.

This is sitting where the transmission used to be and looking up and to the right rear showing the H2 Hummer air filter that I have been running with. The Hummer and the Duramax use the same filter medium, but shaped differently. We will determine the relative volumes of the two filters and then decide the ultimate filtering system.

Sometimes a little ingenuity is needed to remove parts. The driveline parking brake will be transferred to the Allison 1000.

This interesting mechanism was used to transfer the action of the parking brake lever to the brake itself.

Separation has occured!

The transmission and the engine will be secured to pallets for future shipment.
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