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  1. Not doing ANY computers or electronics at all. Solenoid will be the highest tech electric on this machine.

    Would actually be happy if I could hand start .   I do not consider electronic ignition electric fuel pumps and electronic fuel injection to be upgrades.   Rather all are things to be avoided at any cost.

    I am aware that diesels do not produce a usable vacuum signal ( they don't have throttle plates so the I take is basically always at ambient unless they are turbo'd)    

    Many many diesel autos are automatics ...there fore there must be rpm or other controls employed. 


  2. Have watched you snow trip to the cabin MANY MANY times. Your environment is very similar to mine here in Alaska.   I seem to remember that at least that one is re powered ( Volvo?) And it acts as though it maybe be an automatic? ....if so ....how does that work out for you. I feel as though in some instances an automatic transmission would be very good.

  3. Dont kill me ....i am restoring two..but I have three....and one was a badly abused parts tub.   I happen to be in Alaska and have opportunity and reason to USE a weasel ( not just take it out for a trail ride once a year) but acess a remote property and haul construction supplies etc.

    So .....being that I am starting without engine ..i did some mental gyrations and came to the conclusion that in certain mud situations and on certain hills ....an automatic transmission would be nice.( generally not a fan of autos ....) But ..the easiest solution I had handy was an S10 with a 2.8 narrow V6 and a 700r4 ( maybe a 200c? ) ......long story short the v6 is wider than I want to deal with and I have come up with a small Kubota 4 cyl diesel.  Several places have plates for mounting the engine to a chevy pattern auto. My question is I dont know about auto trannies ....what needs to be done to match the engine to the trans ....as far as making it shift correctly and work well?


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