Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-28-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
saxonsraven
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Help and advise she died in the middle of nowhere

Well thanks to all but too late.
I was told after sending more money (cause it went bad again) that she was fixed. Went down to Amarillo Friday started off Saturday. Went 800 miles nursing her back to NY when she insisted on dying.
It was a royal death, her last grasp went on for at least 45 seconds as she was pull over on I-44 East in Marshfield MO. Her lifeblood soaked the emergency lane and verge as gave her last sound of awareness marked a rod piercing her oil pan. On looking underneath her I saw her water drain out as she gave up the ghost. So now she sits 800 miles closer to NY waiting for a new heart.
There are not a lot of 454s in that part of the world and thw work for a new engine is $5000. any advise.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
I do not know anything other than what I was just able to find out with a few phone calls.

As of today RELIABLE CHEVROLET, INC.
3655 S CAMPBELL
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65807-5294
Phone: (417) 887-5800

has a GM crate remanufactured engine in stock. Cost is 2225.15 plus a 600 dollar core charge.

Installation is a whole 'nother issue.

H & M Machine Service
2375 Verna Avenue, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 567-9249

was refered by the GM dealker in Mansfield as a good shop that can rebuild it, or install it. You also have the option of going to a GM shop, there is a GM dealer in Mansfield right off I 44. I did call them and they did not have a motor, but could get one, they wanted 4300 for it.

Hope this helps, I just look at it this way. I have a motorhome I plan on keeping for a long time with a new engine in it. I get to enjoy the new engine and not have to spend the money just before selling it to make it saleable.

The last option is a boneyard, but I would be leery of saving the money on the engine and spending it on the labor again.
__________________

__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:46 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
drboyd's Avatar

 
1978 25' Tradewind
Metro Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,428
Well, GM will have....

....a wide variety of crate big blocks, as will a place like www.summitracing.com or www.jegs.com. All the way from generic rebuilds to full race are available.

Depends on how fast you wanna go, how long you want it to run, and how much money you have right now to put into it.

The GM crate motor for $2200 sounds like a screamin' deal to me. I'd check around and see what kinda deal you can get on a HP crate motor. DO NOT have it rebuilt by Joe-Pete-Sammy down the street - you'll pay twice as much for an engine of doubtful quality, and a warranty that you can't go back for.

Here's the Jegs page... http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...61&cgrfnbr=947
__________________
drboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 12:51 PM   #4
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
One other option that just came to me.

Your dead MH is 90 miles from Colaws RV salvage in Carthage MO. They may have a BB 454 that can be transplanted and they should be able to do the work. It will require towing it there, but if you have AAA +RV they will do it for free. If you do not have AAA +RV, I would get it as the towing bill will run close to 250.00 Min.


Colaws
I-44 Exit 22
10389 Cimmaron Rd.
Carthage, MO 64836
Phone: (417) 548-2125
Fax: (417) 548-7219
Toll Free: (877) 548-2125
__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 06:28 PM   #5
saxonsraven
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for getting involved

Thanks guys.
Your comments are very helpful. I sort this out into some form of sanity. First the guy in MO. its Doc at Doc's Automotive, he says that the motor is a new one it has to be because the block is craked, pan has a hole in it, rods broken and these are not repairable. All new parts (I will get a quote in writting) including water pump engine parts and labor are $5019.94.

I looked at the websites and the prices plus shipping and the labor might not meet this price but be higher.

It comes down to the old honor code, and workmanship
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 06:56 PM   #6
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,333
Try these:

http://www.vandevere.com/

Ask for Dal.... a parts mastermind. He finishes my sentances when I start to give him part numbers.

Also gmpartsdirect.com is another place, however no human interaction at all.

Eric
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
LOST , Hawaii
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 2,193
FWIW if the old block was cracked you wouldn't have gotten youre core charge back anyway on a rebuilt engine.

John
__________________
74Argosy24MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2003, 08:10 AM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
Billings , Missouri
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 11
454 replacement

saxonsraven
check your PM
__________________

__________________
Don B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.