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Old 06-05-2019, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: 1542 conversion to a 1543 supersized project

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can t say that I know of any of those in our area...the swedes built some crazy stuff... they were used all around the world....built by volvo ??
They must have got the idea from Tucker. Build the cab around the drive train.
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Default Re: 1542 conversion to a 1543 supersized project

I had a fire engine that was built that way. The body builder welded the subframe around the chassis members trapping the pump. We wound up cutting the back out of the cab to perform what should have been a simple 1 hour repair.


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Old 06-10-2019, 06:46 AM
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. mocking up alignment of 4BT/AT545... a helpful trick ; to align t/c adapter ring mounting threads & flexplate holes for hardware, is to use a long stud , to line-up the first hole...
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.... tapped threads in output drive flange of AT545 which secures the parking brake drum & intermediate driveshaft. drilled & tapped a ''locator'' bolt for p.b. drum to flange. reinstalled trans....removed 4BT from rotator stand. went for a F/D's ride . found a few drags... notice rear tires removed for the season...
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only had 5 minutes this week...
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Default Re: 1542 conversion to a 1543 supersized project

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only had 5 minutes this week...
What was the TIR? (total indicator runout) just curious
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Should be .002" or less
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What was the TIR? (total indicator runout) just curious
...roger that . was .001'' .. as sno-drifter said... over .002'' then you'll have wear issues,... trans. input seal weepage...etc...
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