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Old 11-20-2017, 09:59 PM   #2261
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Interesting....
What was the power of the TD over the stock non turbo?
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:56 AM   #2262
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Turbo diesel and a 4 speed Allison... Plus smog exempt for the Californians... be interesting to see how long that one stays on the market!
In case it's hard to find the video is at

I cannot believe how many Airstreams went up for sale overnight. Guess camping season is over.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:28 AM   #2263
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In case it's hard to find the video is at

I cannot believe how many Airstreams went up for sale overnight. Guess camping season is over.

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Thanks, don't know why he didn't just link the vid

Does look nice, if tacky

Maybe he just has the displacement wrong?
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #2264
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Be interesting to find out. It's larger then the typical diesel and 4sp that would be an amazing upgrade?!

Overall I do not feel that motorhome is worth $25000 based on past rigs. Unless y'all think a bigger diesel mated to an Allison is worth premium?

Body looks really nice one panel to massage out or just properly replace it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:38 AM   #2265
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Personally, as stated before, its awesome to see these rigs on the rise.
It will make people understand these rigs are valuable, and worth saving/investing in.

A Diesel MUST be more valuable than a gasser, and by my reckoning, buying a gasser, and putting $10k plus into a diesel conversion is money throw away until the 454 goes bang.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:05 PM   #2266
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Don't think this one has been posted, nice looking 325 in Austin

https://austin.craigslist.org/rvs/d/...327664618.html

http://www.robertharshman.com/325/index.html
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Interesting....
What was the power of the TD over the stock non turbo?
220 hp versus 160 hp IIRC.

Okay it has an Allison, but definitely not stock.

Swillv8 Be interesting to find out. It's larger then the typical diesel and 4sp that would be an amazing upgrade?!

Most likely it has the stock 5.8L. Yes, with the Allison it is nice to have one more gear getting you up to speed; however the final gear ratio is the same as the 475, which is 1:1. One engine revolution equals 1 revolution of the output shaft of the transmission. It's not until you get into the Allison 5 and 6sp transmissions that you get overdrive final gearing.

Somebody put a lot of time, effort, or money into this coach.

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Old 11-22-2017, 02:14 PM   #2268
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220 hp versus 160 hp IIRC.

Okay it has an Allison, but definitely not stock.

Swillv8 Be interesting to find out. It's larger then the typical diesel and 4sp that would be an amazing upgrade?!

Most likely it has the stock 5.8L. Yes, with the Allison it is nice to have one more gear getting you up to speed; however the final gear ratio is the same as the 475, which is 1:1. One engine revolution equals 1 revolution of the output shaft of the transmission. It's not until you get into the Allison 5 and 6sp transmissions that you get overdrive final gearing.

Somebody put a lot of time, effort, or money into this coach.



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"Allison Envy", I like that. I like that a lot!!! thanks Steve
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:39 PM   #2269
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Much as I love and enjoy poking Tony, that one was not mine. I think it was Charlie.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:41 PM   #2270
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Yup, it was Charlie! Nice one!
Admit it, with him and Bob, it’s a length thing....
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:07 PM   #2272
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When we all have the same girth, I guess so...
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LOL....I like that ! Regards, Bob
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What is this.....pick on Tony month? That's okay, I can take it.

Not Charlie (Spicestream) but Dan (Smartstream), another wisecracking Brit; I'm surrounded!

Easy on boys, them there are women mods on this forum that will shut this thread down if you keep this up.

As for Allison envy......I might just have that covered; and raise you a 7.8L. I'm working on it as we speak........

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Old 11-22-2017, 09:15 PM   #2275
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Why should just this month be pick on Tony month?
I thought the season started in January!
I don’t understand what any admins could be upset about.... I only think about Airstreams....
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:27 PM   #2276
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What is this.....pick on Tony month? That's okay, I can take it.

Not Charlie (Spicestream) but Dan (Smartstream), another wisecracking Brit; I'm surrounded!

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Easy Tony, not a Brit. My family was one of the first 50 that settled in Grande Royal. They were from France but today are known as Acadians or Acadie. We received royal treatment because of our name when we visited the area a few years back. My father was born in northern Alberta in the town of Athabasca. My mother on the other hand has origins in Naples, as in Italy.

While we are talking about size envy, remember I drive a smart. lol:
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Sorry for misrepresentation Dan....it just brought back wonderful memories of a young lass I used to "date"...Allison Envy, 4th gear was amazing
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"Allison Envy", I like that. I like that a lot!!! thanks Steve

Those of us 36 foot long DP guys also enjoy an extra wide ratio!

Read it and weep!

First 3.49 : 1
Second 1.86 : 1
Third. 1.41 : 1
Fourth. 1 : 1
Fifth. .75. : 1
Sixth. .65 : 1

Think my differential is 3.53 : 1

http://jexler.s3.amazonaws.com/safar...60%20specs.pdf

The MD3060 Allison really impressed me on the first test drive. Spartan choose well on the EC2000 chassis. It’s performed flawlessly in the mountains or on the flats. They are very common in everything from school busses to garbage trucks. Very durable if serviced as recommended.

It’s a big beast but if I were considering a retrofit, I’d look into it.
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Yeah, the MD3060 is by far one of the best transmissions ever built....I would consider a swap into the 370LE, but the electronics nightmare for the conversion would be overwhelming for me....I"m still going with the Detroit 8.2 L turbo/ Allison 645 swap. This set up has been bullet proof for me for 28 years in a work truck application. Regards, Bob
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Sorry for misrepresentation Dan....it just brought back wonderful memories of a young lass I used to "date"...Allison Envy, 4th gear was amazing
No problem Mike. My wife of 41 years is 1/2 Norwegian and 1/2 British so I guess some of it has rubbed off on me.
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