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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Ir has been proven that the difference between driving at say 65 mph and 75 does not take you 10 miles further every hour. Lots of factors will eat up the distance. You have to accelerate from a slow speed when you hit the higheway. Same when you stop to eat or use the bathroom. Slow down to pay tolls. 30 mph when you hit towns. Stop for heavy traffic or accidents. Slow down for some guy doing 45 mph. Truckers that get 10 mpg drive at 55 and maybe lose one hour in a 10 to 11 hour day. This is not the cannonball run.
Just for that, I'll make it the Cannonball Run And maybe even NRVHRA and put a decal on the side that said Bruce made me do it, lol
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Bell housing for a PTO, not the ticket for a Bird, will not fit a FC, SP requires bumping engine cover rearward.
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yes it does!~
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and for the gear heads........the double overdrive is worth it
no doubt




easy on engine running where it needs to be and faster than we need to go..
fuel usage is great


i need to get the old SP back as i have got old!~~~~~~~and loved it but thought i needed a big bus and now a slide big coach..


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I spoke to the shop today, and while they don't support the 3060, they said the allison 2000 series would do everything I needed it to with the DT466 in front of it. They build harnesses and program the PCM, have shifters / lock-out shifters for it, and could easily set it up for my needs. They said it was rated conservatively by Allison at 32k lb load, and they have lots of people with heavier set-ups that it works fine in. I am waiting for another md trans buddy to confirm if it'll handle the weight / engine / towing I'm wanting to do. Around $2,500 for the harness / pcm / tuning / shifter etc. Recommended a triple converter for $1,500, and they sell reman transmissions that use OEM parts (no chinese junk) for $4k-5k or so.
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Ryan. The 2000 is problematic. That is the trans that will self destruct if you do not use Transynd. It was suuplird to low end mh s that were not too heavy. I am dorry Ido mot remember the exact problem..
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Ryan. I owe you an apology. It is the Allison 1000 that had problems. Sorry
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Ryan. I owe you an apology. It is the Allison 1000 that had problems. Sorry
the Allison 1000 series is rated at 26k GCW generally in most generations, and IMHO it was not built to withstand that kind of abuse, its the trans used in the Duramax pickups, (relatively)low GVWR, quick light movers, generally good for 10k trailers or the like... it's common nature makes it's problems seem more likely than they are, it is a very stout transmission, but its not designed for larger vehicles.

the 2000 series is in the neighborhood of 30-33k GCW. Going be at the limits with a 29,000lb wanderlodge if you tow at all or do a lot of strenuous driving.

the 3000 series are closer to 60k GCW and would definitely be the first choice if at all possible. its really a shame that the control systems aren't interchangeable between the different GCW levels of 6 speed OTR transmissions.
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For what its worth: my 87 weighs in at 32k with fuel and water- no toad.
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32k sounds to close for comfort. The MT643 will pull 75000# for comparison
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