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TheGanzman 09-21-2005 12:07 PM

Transmission Removal-Argosy MH?
 
Quick question for the group: Does anyone happen to know if the TH400 transmission on a 1977 (20') Argosy MH can be removed WITHOUT (also) pulling the motor? I figured ONE of you guys has been through this particular joyful event - thanks in advance!

Guido 09-21-2005 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGanzman
Quick question for the group: Does anyone happen to know if the TH400 transmission on a 1977 (20') Argosy MH can be removed WITHOUT (also) pulling the motor?

Yes. You just need to drop the drive-shaft or front half of a 2 piece drive-shaft first. You want the transmission out when you pull the motor anyhow. The motor is hard enough to get out by itself.

GlenCoombe 09-21-2005 04:38 PM

So once you get the old TH400 out can you put an Allison 4spd unit into say a 1984?? What are the options when looking ahead? I've heard lot's of good things from those who have the Alison vs. the 400. Curious.

overlander63 09-21-2005 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGanzman
Quick question for the group: Does anyone happen to know if the TH400 transmission on a 1977 (20') Argosy MH can be removed WITHOUT (also) pulling the motor? I figured ONE of you guys has been through this particular joyful event - thanks in advance!

What Guido said. Also, when the time comes to take out the engine, it will be mucho easier if you take off the exhaust and intake manifolds before attempting removal.

TheGanzman 09-21-2005 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by overlander63
What Guido said. Also, when the time comes to take out the engine, it will be mucho easier if you take off the exhaust and intake manifolds before attempting removal.

Prolly wouldn't hurt to take the heads off, too - manhandle 'em right outta the doghouse. . .

overlander63 09-21-2005 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGanzman
Prolly wouldn't hurt to take the heads off, too - manhandle 'em right outta the doghouse. . .

It would be even easier, if you are assembling it yourself, to install the heads after putting the engine back in the coach.

mcneon 09-21-2005 10:35 PM

Back to Glen's question: has anyone done the Allison conversion? Results? Part numbers? Worth the effort?

In search of the bulletproof transmission,
Bob in Nashville

TheGanzman 09-21-2005 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mcneon
Back to Glen's question: has anyone done the Allison conversion? Results? Part numbers? Worth the effort?

In search of the bulletproof transmission,
Bob in Nashville

Well, for my $, here's the direction I'm going:

http://www.transmissioncenter.net/4L80E.htm

The "Quadzilla" was brought to my attention in another thread. My own research on the company - PATC - indicates that these guys really stand behind their work, and have had VERY minimal problems/returns. In talking to Don at PATC about my MH, a '77 Argosy 20', he felt like the Quadzilla would fit my needs, since I indicated no problem with having to manually shift up and down (In "traffic", you'd only be going up and down between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd anyway); alternately, one could go with the "Level 2" version of the 4L80E and use the standalone electronic shift computer kit for same. . .
Don indicated that he was not aware of anyone making a shift computer kit to mate a (newer) Allison X-mission to a noncomputer engine, FWIW - anyone want to chime in on this?


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