I am in the process of installing an Allison 545 in my 1st gen dodge 91.5(June) , as an emergency measure , 46rh wet the bed .
symptoms / sound say a planetary broke with just more air on stock fuel said the trans shop.
I know that the 545 is non lockup (nether is the 46RH) but don't care
its happening. The 545 will get the truck back to Montana from Taxes , and the boss said if you are crazy enough to try there it is . Geter dun you crazy #$%@.
97 ish Freightliner MT45(striped chassi cab forward control) 5.9l p-pump has #1 and #2 pistons melted from a blown water pump bearing was the best looking corpse in the bone yard. SAE bellhousing mid / front mount (trans hangs off the mid mount/ bellhousing/ adaptor
91.5 IC long time small budget build 350 K+
Hx35W/12 trans made it 2.5 weeks after swap (stock fuel) it was tired
2nd gen IC / mt45 IC set up as dubble pass , up grade in the pipe sending smoke signals saying Im next after the 12 probe EGT/ k temp temp gages, and now the trans .
p-pump after 1-3 more play days at Bonneville World of speed to find the stock fuel standing mile speed limit, for proof of concept testing on my canopy design. with stock gears 2500RPM =87.14 at the trap 1 mile full governor(45HP) by 1/3 mi long road bonneville goals 40mpg useable pickup
I plan to install a Allison 1000 6 speed . When the funding finishes coming in, halfway there now I can get the controller ($1100Transmission Tuner Allison Swap
) or a 4-500HP 6 speed but not both as of now . + trans about $3-8k built to handle a maxed out streetable p-pump(conversion parts are already being sourced. only need a dodge style IP)
I may have access to an Allison 1000 5 speed core? function unknown, may be.
if you think this is a bad idea:
no OD and no lockup are not acceptable reasons TQ limit of 445 TQ.on stock air / fuel maxes out the 46RH's 400TQ as per the dyno at PDD in citer City, UT El.6,000'.
was already planning a swap. for lock up and 2 OD+ 1 more OD brownie, or single OD lock up w/ 1 OD brownie.
stronger than a wrecking yard uinic on its last leg.
cheep (so far 240 for a starter and my all spare time) ready to go in now vs weeks to build,ship and program then start the install.
can fit 36"tires for rubber gear 75.35 mph. at 100%power transfer (not going to happen).
gets all the hard parts out of the way for the planed 6 speed swap
moore gears between 1st and direct.
a direct box has less parasitic loss than an OD box.
I have 2 US Gear .20 Under drives in montana to compensate for the tall
gears, rubber or in the diff( with each box shifted up to direct the parasitic losses are reduced freeing power and reducing load)
possible rules limit( #1 injector must be forward of the ball joints line) motor set back for better weight distribution and take some stress off the front under built D-250 suspension.
stock 31.7" tires 65.01 MPH @2500
can handle only marginal power increase.
regear with a Gear Tech 1 ton Quick Change based on a winters Extreme Liner Quick Change (3.08:1 version instead of 2.0:1) full tow capable, rear end change is needed sooner than later
posable van dog house instead of a custom center console to go with the bucket sears (pro van dog house has cup holders)
~ $2-300 for driveline mods twice.
Dammit Dave I can't do that , that means you can't but I did.
Dream Big Chisel Down To Reality.
Gumby Stay Flexible .