Been working on getting the Allison ready... To simplify the wiring, I added two sealed connectors to the engine and trans harnesses to make things come apart for servicing a little easier. It's tedious work but rewarding when things start coming together. I'd really really love to wrap these harnesses and call it done but I'm certain there will be things to add in later so they'll probably stay naked until the final assembly.
I'm not afraid to admit it but one of the main reasons it is taking so long is that this project is suffering from a little bit of "scope creep" (I know, understatement). I really should change the title to "Completely reconfiguring an E-series from top to bottom...and putting a Cummins/Allison drivetrain in at the same time". There's a lot going on that make sense to do at the same time as the engine swap but are themselves fairly involved to prepare for so I'm really taking my time to make sure it all lines up and comes together into a working package (as opposed to a completely useless basket case).
I've mentioned before that I plan to eliminate the Advancetrac/RSC...which so far is looking very promising (with the exception of having to buy the diagnostic/module programming tool and software subscription...In related news, I will soon be offering diagnostic and module programming services, specializing in the E-series of course...
). I'm also converting to a hydro-boost brake system...not very hard in and of itself but because I'm changing the ABS stuff and the whole drivetrain that wasn't exactly intended for this vehicle, making sure you get the right combination of parts takes some research. Then there's adding in the new massive fuel tank and all new lines and another enormous project that will stay under wraps for a little while longer. It's all happening...just slowly.