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Old 11-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #71
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Keep us up to date, I'm always checking his thread to see if anything new has happened.

I'm particularly interested in how you get rid of the seat in the shower. I've been trying to figure out how to do that as well
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:40 PM   #72
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You have a challenging project there! These changes/updates/improvements/repairs can not only take a lot of time, but also loads of money.

I have enjoyed following your journey, and don't give up. You will have and object of envy, when it is finished. (is it ever finished?)

Keep the pictures flowing.

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #73
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Thanks for the replies. They help.
As far as being an object of envy I would go for it just to be running.
The dream and the reality seem to be far away from each other right now.
I will not give up. Just taking a lot longer than I thought. Thats life.
To take the seat out of the shower I took all of the abs out. There were 3 sections .One that wrapped around the wall and had the shower controls the seat part and the shower pan. If you do this you will have to redo the whole shower. pan and water controls.I have not been able to find a ready made shower pan that fits. Am going to make a pan out of fiberglass . Not as easy as I thought. But I like the idea of a bigger shower pan.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #74
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Not a lot of progress to report
.Window curtains made for the windshield and blinds for the rest of the windows.seat bases and seat belts out. seat bases were a job thankfully my friend showed and helped or I might still be under there.
Got the fiberglass supplies for the shower pan now I have to wait for it to warm up enough to use it.It has to be 55 degrees.
My furnace quit working .It had not been lighting all the time .But if turned off and back on it would light and ok. I went away for the holidays and now it won't light at all.I'm a little worried about pulling it out because the directions say I have to pull the stove out.I have a Mr. Heater that is working good for now.
Engine work not much going on . Evidently all the planets have to line up for this to go forward. I keep working toward the goal eventualy I will get there.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #75
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Smile Finally

Well all the planets lined up Sunday and I managed to get the engine out of the sob mh. Transmission goes to the shop tomorrow to get rebuilt Am using the original one from the Argosy.Luck was with me what I thought might have been a rear seal leak looks to be just the oil pan seal I was figuring on doing new oil pan and valve cover gaskets any way.The running of the Argosy gets closer.
More good news my new bed cushions are done and I pick them up tomorrow after I drop off the tranny.I went to an upholstery shop. After looking at prices for foam and material it was only $150 more to get it done by a shop.


Unrelated topic but still huge for me I finally got high speed internet via satellite.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:58 AM   #76
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I put a new engine in mine. It runs great, very powerful \.

If I had it to do over again I would find a diesel engine. You need torque and economy for a moho. And the diesel runs a lot cooler. The 454 gets hot as Hell. My ignition wires already need replacing.

There are plenty of engines out there. I'm going to poke around on the net and put up some engines.
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Diesels are a good way to go . For me staying with the 454 setup is what I can handle. I understand gas engines and no major changes to the setup.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #78
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Picked up transmission from shop today.Looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
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Picked up transmission from shop today.Looks like I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
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hope you can post some pictures of your install
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:57 PM   #80
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Will definitely have pics. Have pics of removal but wanted to wait until I had pics of the install also before I post them.
Weather , snow , rain, 70 mph winds, and being called in to work have gotten in the way of engine install.
It always seems to take forever to get anything done.Have been storing my tranny in my van till I can get to it.
Thanks I need all the luck I can get.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #81
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She's In!!

Just slid engine in mh! I am so excited.
Will post pics tonight. Am just on a lunch break right now.
I am just so excited had to tell someone.
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I put a new engine in mine. It runs great, very powerful \.

If I had it to do over again I would find a diesel engine. You need torque and economy for a moho. And the diesel runs a lot cooler. The 454 gets hot as Hell. My ignition wires already need replacing.

There are plenty of engines out there. I'm going to poke around on the net and put up some engines.


Crikey!! are you bored?? ..are you young and fit ??..are you mad enough??..
put one in a 20 footer for me will you??
Can't run 454's over here..over here being Jolly Old..well you can..we did..had to stop at every other petrol station..and..you need a fist full of dollars..or English pounds in our case xx
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Just slid engine in mh! I am so excited.
Will post pics tonight. Am just on a lunch break right now.
I am just so excited had to tell someone.
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I remember when Hx1 built his Cobra..engine the lot..I was in the Cottage..and heard the most glorious of sounds..
it started first touch of the button..I ran hell for leather down to the garage and we jumped for joy..
so I can jolly well imagine and hoorah for you !! xx

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pics of engine

A pic of engine in the mh.
Am going to post pics of the removal and install under the mechanics corner.
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