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Old 08-18-2011
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Default Ed and his 84PT engine change

Some of you know that Eb Wimberly has a 84PT40 with a blown engine (he bought it that way) and we (whats her name and I) have decided to put a nice 8.3 Cummins and 6 speed allison in it instead of the 6v92 that it came with.
The 6v92 is out of the coach,but the Cummins and allison are still in a Beaver motorhome that is the donor for the project.

Ed and I have both moved our households this year and the swap was put off until we all got settled in etc.
We are trying to figure out a date this fall/winter to do the swap.
Ed is in Perry Ga and its not too cold in that area,he has a shop with a pit and a hammer and a pair of pliers,i have everything else!

So,heres the plan,we meet at Ed's and pull the engine out of the beaver,we put the engine trans in the bird.
The Cummins has an intercooler that needs to be installed along with the 6V92s original Radiator.
The driveshaft will need work.
All plumbing will be done,intercooler piping,rad hose's,motor mounts built and the bad part (to me) is running the new wiring to the drivers area.
The new wiring will be the electronic keypad and a few wires for the electronic transmission.
The engine is mechanical.

Now,if we had some help,guys that are good with wiring and guys that are just handy,plus fun to be with with!
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EASY Randy
That's months away.Don't roll a snowball down the hill I can't avoid,I'm slow remember still working on this house no new projects until ----
Whats Her Name's House is complete. Going to Dalton today to get carpet. It gets installed Tuesday, in 2 bedrooms then there will be one bedroom to go, lotsa work.
now I'm off track
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OK,we have a sucker,err,helper lined up!
Whos next?
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If diagrams are available, or the original connections are still in place, I am not too bad with wiring. After 23 years of re-wiring IBM mainframes I got used to it. They don't call me 'Smokey' for nuttin

Then again, it's near 2000 miles round trip, so I need to work on doing more than one stop and making the trip worthwile. If it's the dead of winter at home that seems like a good enough excuse to head South.
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Ed,we can wait until "whats her name" will let you work on the coach.
Just thinking about doing it when its cool,and when we have some yankee help down to help,by the way,Richard is not a yankee,hes a good old cracker.

Heck,my house is not done either.
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If diagrams are available, or the original connections are still in place, I am not too bad with wiring. After 23 years of re-wiring IBM mainframes I wasn' too bad at it. They don't call me 'Smokey' for nuttin
We have the entire Beaver Contessa to get the harness out of,keypad,wiring and everything.
It ain't easy to get out,but we can flip that beaver on its side to get to the bottom,where the wires are.

You will be welcome,Smokey!

Ed claims hes an electrician,but i know hes a radiator man!
So,Smokey and Sparky can get the wiring done!
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Now,if we had some help,guys that are good with wiring and guys that are just handy,plus fun to be with with!
****.. you had me up until that "fun to be with" part.

Seriously..if you were closer.. if I were retired.. would love to join in. Have fun guys and remember.. PICS.. PICS.. PICS..
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wish i had time

this i have done!!!!!
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