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Old 08-26-2017, 06:23 AM   #15
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Good advice The previous owner had sourced a new radiator and hadn't installed it yet. I thought about installing it when I did Hoses and do the pump as well. With the price of the Delco clutch it crossed my mind to go with electric fans? I would have to upgrade the alternator as well though. Not a big deal just limited on time at the moment. Going on vacation in a month and I don't want to do any modification before a long trip.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:57 AM   #16
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Good advice The previous owner had sourced a new radiator and hadn't installed it yet. I thought about installing it when I did Hoses and do the pump as well. With the price of the Delco clutch it crossed my mind to go with electric fans? I would have to upgrade the alternator as well though. Not a big deal just limited on time at the moment. Going on vacation in a month and I don't want to do any modification before a long trip.
On a 345 I would replace the fan clutch AND add electric fans if you don't already have them. The 86 345 that I dismantled had both from the factory.

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Old 08-26-2017, 07:12 AM   #17
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Previous owner had installed some nice Taylor plug wires that I hoped to keep. Unfortunately they had gotten hot.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:22 AM   #18
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I chose to go with Accell custom fit wires so I could reuse these nice boots.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:23 AM   #19
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Tune up and oil change are done. Moving on to belts and an updated stereo and speakers. More pics to come.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:38 AM   #20
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I chose to go with Accell custom fit wires so I could reuse these nice boots.
I've come to the conclusion insulated boots like that are almost a must have on these rigs.

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Old 08-26-2017, 02:34 PM   #21
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Good advice I think electric fans will be on my future modifications list.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:06 PM   #22
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Before and after pics of our new Samsung TV and where we installed it. I had to reinforce the wall so the TV wouldn't fall. Still need to run the coax but otherwise it's good to go.
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Moved the TV that came with the RV to the bedroom and got it working.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:28 PM   #24
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I started the install of the GPS and stereo as well. Decided to go with an Alpine unit and Kicker speakers throughout. I still need to fabricate a trim plate for the GPS and install the forward speakers. 5 1/4 worked well in the previous cabinet holes and 6 1/2 fit perfectly behind the factory grills in the bedroom. I still need to install the forward speakers 6 1/2 inch as well. Planning a hideaway sub behind the driver. Not to much just good sound while driving. For anyone curious I used KS Kickers with exception of the cabinet. The space was to thin below the cabinets so I used CS series speakers in that location.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:31 PM   #25
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After install the original covers look unchanged.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:35 PM   #26
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My wife worked her magic and redecorated the bedroom. Very inviting we thought of sleeping there tonight!
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Wow! That dash opening is one of the most hacked openings I've see!

A nice cover plate will do wonders for your dash. Your interior does look nice.

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Old 08-28-2017, 04:20 PM   #28
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Yeah the opening was horrible! I'm thinking just a black cover plate. I made one out of Aluminum but it didn't look very good. Time to try again
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