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Old 01-18-2006, 06:38 AM   #15
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What would going to 19.5 wheel do to your speedometer calibration? Might have to ask before doing the change.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:17 PM   #16
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My repair shop is having trouble finding a replacement carburator for the 454.
Seems like it would be a common item..........
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:26 PM   #17
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My repair shop is having trouble finding a replacement carburator for the 454.
Seems like it would be a common item..........
Edelbrock makes a bolt on replacement(1304??). It is not a quadrajet, but it works great and parts are not an issue. I converted form the hot air choke to an electric choke with a minimum of fuss. The biggest hassle is getting the jetting set right because the ports face forward and you are sitting behind the engine to do it.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:30 AM   #18
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My repair shop is having trouble finding a replacement carburator for the 454.
Seems like it would be a common item..........
Try http://summitracing.com/ they've got what you need.... and lots of stuff you don't need. But if you're into performance they can't be beat.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:01 AM   #19
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Summit or Jegs (www.jegs.com). They have a replacement QJet as well as "tuned" rebuilts for towing.

You can also get a rebuild kit for about $50 from NAPA. Just bring them the number from the casing. (Of course, paying your mechanic hourly to rebuild a carb would likely exceed the cost of a bolt on replacement)
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:02 AM   #20
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Well I finally got my rv back today. Started out as a $2500 rebuild ended up just over $6700. I now have an almost new drive train, carb., airbags, shocks, springs and all. Has taken over a year but now the next phaze starts.
I will need, Driver/ passenger seats, sleeper sofa, gen-set, window slider stuff, toilet seat, shower, fridge, and many many more....
Best news is it fits under the RV port I had built.
I am still smiling, and have the most understanding wife a man could ask for!
And.... I will be back here searching this great website.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:57 AM   #21
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10 months and $6700.00, I'm glad you are still smiling. The coach will be a masterpiece when you are finished. Vintage Trailer has the windows seals. I purchased my new seats at a van conversion shop here in Milwaukee, there must be one in Florida. They had a nice display and we got to try out the seats before purchasing. We took out our sleeper sofa (J- bed) and replaced it with a single which doubles as a sofa. Do you need the mechanisms? I kept them and if you do not have them let me know.
Good luck with the rest of your projects.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:56 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info about van seats. We are gonna look at them and Trucker seats. I am also looking at a power sleeper sofa idea... All this is still in the dream phaze. I did but new tires and alum. rims. Anyone have a front grill idea?
Also, if someone is looking for something I'm removing (so far looks like everything) please let me know, I love to trade.
Oh, I need a stearing wheel too....
AND, I need.... oh heck, everything.......
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:24 PM   #23
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Bob,
I think it's great that you are bringing this gem back to life--it's worth it.

The PO of my MoHo put some Chevy Tahoe seats (I think) up front. They're pretty comfy, and he put them on 360 deg. swivel pedastals. it's nice when we're camping you can spin the chairs around for conversation. Also, the seat belts are built into the chairs. I would probably do the same thing if I was going to do it. -probably the cheapest way...
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