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Old 01-10-2007, 08:17 PM   #71
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One thing you need to consider is how long you can block the driveway. When you can only work on it few hours after work per day...then some on week ends....that engine stuff can drag out into many days.
Hay...I always say....some man put this thing together....I should be able to take it out. In the take out process...you'll learn alot about the reinstall part. It's just nuts and bolts.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:46 AM   #72
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So, Andrew... what's up with your engine surgury? We're waiting to hear what it actually took to remover the heart from the beast.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:24 AM   #73
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A bit off topic, but does anyone know if a Duramax or an 8.1L would fit under there? Anyone suggest putting a 6.0L in there and a 4L80e?

Just seems to me to put another 454, though strong enough, that there might be some other options??

Just curious?
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:07 AM   #74
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the cost of putting in a diesel is very high. there was a thread that some one put in here. cost was $20,000.00 and higher great mods wrere required it is cheeper to put in 3 454's than one diesel.Chaplin Kent can tell what his cost. insurence took care of his.
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #75
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Just woundering if you got the engine out and how you did it. I just bought a 1975 ,26 footer last fall with some miles on it and just what it took to remove the engine. As far as a diesel a GM 6.2 should fit right in but not the most overpowered one going but would work.
Hope things go smoothly and keep us posted.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:44 PM   #76
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Pathetic of Fallbrook

We're still alive here, but I am afraid to report there has been very little progress with Ethyl. This is partly due to family obligations and commitments, a lack of funds, work, weather and my being pathetic. Even my four year old daughter told me recently, "You need to get Ethly fixed Daddy, so we can go camping" so now it's official. With some sustained good weather I hope to get cracking again soon, so watch this space... but don't hold your breath! .

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:52 PM   #77
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He Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!He Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously Andrew, good to see you're still out there. We just work with what time and money we have. It's your, and the fam's, time table.
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Thanks Stray, it's good to see that Ethyl and I have not been forgotten. Now if I can just get that lump out of there...

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A work weekend??

Maybe you should try to schedule a work weekend for some of the airstream folks to come down and do a "barn raisin" on your engine!!
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Andrew, with Daylight Screwup Time imposed upon us by the Federal Government we now have more daylight to complete or in your case get back into, our AS projects.
Get that carb and intake manifold off. Take the heads off. Rent or buy and engine hoist and get that thing outta there!
We're with you if not in person in spirit. Go for it!
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:43 PM   #81
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We weren't kidding about the "barn raising". If there is a campground nearby, we can come down sometime and help you wrench. Just getting it out on the ground will feel like progress, and it is. The good part is, it doesn't cost anything but an engine hoist rental. It 's always easier with someone to bounce ideas off of. Let us know. Really! Ron
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We weren't kidding about the "barn raising". If there is a campground nearby, we can come down sometime and help you wrench. Just getting it out on the ground will feel like progress, and it is. The good part is, it doesn't cost anything but an engine hoist rental. It 's always easier with someone to bounce ideas off of. Let us know. Really! Ron
Just a suggestion:
Keep the M-Ball locked up untill after the engine is removed
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Just a suggestion:
Keep the M-Ball locked up untill after the engine is removed
Oh see, now you're trying to take all the fun out of wrenchin'.
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Do you remember the last time the M-Ball was used to replace a motor?
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