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Old 08-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #15
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I've got a theory - probaby wrong but here goes.
Maybe this moho had a 440 engine that went bad and someone put a junkyard 318 engine back in just so they could move it/unload it.
The bolt patterns for the transmission/bellhousing would have been the same but the motor mounts would probably be different.
Just a thought.
The 727 transmission - though an old school 3 speed is very reliable. These can be rebuilt by someone for $1000 or less.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:25 PM   #16
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I am wondering about that "12 made" claim. Here's a link to a Silver Streak forum that makes me think that number is actually larger:

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Susan,

The number made is larger, but if I remember right, according to Tom Patterson's website, there are only 12 or so SS MoHo's that are accounted for, and I think that's not including the two known Hanomag SS MoHo's.

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Old 09-01-2007, 07:54 PM   #17
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What about a Travco. They are Classic, they are short, they are built on a Dodge chassis, they are pretty inexpensive and they have a fiberglass shell that seems to last very very long. I see a lot of them for sale for less than $5,000 - $10,000.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:32 PM   #18
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They were good motorhomes in their day. I believe they used both the 413 Wedge motor and the 440 Magnum motor. Personally, I would prefer the 413; 440's tend to get real hot and crack the exhaust manifolds; even if you use headers, they get red and pass the heat through the doghouse and into the motorhome.

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Old 09-01-2007, 08:57 PM   #19
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Travco

My dad had a Travco motor home. I believe it was a 28 footer. I always thought it was cool looking. The shape is pretty similar to the classic Airstream motorhomes. It was a cream color with burgundy trim. He had it for probably 8-9 years. Never did take it anywhere, it just sat in the driveway.

He sold it to my grand dad. He whipped a paint job on it, arctic white. Got it looking pretty good. Then he never did anything with it. Just sat in his driveway.

He sold it to some guy in town and it just sits in that guy's driveway.

It has a 440, 1976 model I believe. The old thing ran good. It could probably be bought right if you wanted it.
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