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Old 01-28-2016, 08:48 PM   #197
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AWESOME! Keep us posted Martin! With 330hp and 450ft/lbs of torque on hand you'd be pulling trees down with your coach. Not to mention all the real good stuff that comes along with it. (true multiport FI, serpentine belt, 6spd auto trans) Perfect.
Or even better with a Raylar Stage 1 motorhome kit (http://www.raylarengineering.com/wor...nce-parts.html)



And of course a Banks kit, gives to 450ft/lbs but at only 2000rpm
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:55 PM   #198
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I'm trying VERY hard to ignore all of this chatter about upgrading to an 8.1/Allison 6-speed, etc.....my new 454 is on the test stand and just last night I started installing the new Thorley headers. I'm going to force myself to stick with the combination of 454/4L80e

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I'm beginning to think Martin is a bad influence on me
This is a sweet setup Brad, you just need to get it installed on your motorhome!

Unfortunately it is not the first time I have been described as a 'bad influence'. The wife of one of my friends in the UK banned him from talking to me because he wanted a motorbike like I had, and she didn't. When I moved to the US the first time (in 2006), I signed the Title over to him and gave him the keys just to keep his spirits up. It still sits in his garage and gets polished once a week just to antagonize his wife.
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:30 AM   #199
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This is a sweet setup Brad, you just need to get it installed on your motorhome!

Unfortunately it is not the first time I have been described as a 'bad influence'. The wife of one of my friends in the UK banned him from talking to me because he wanted a motorbike like I had, and she didn't. When I moved to the US the first time (in 2006), I signed the Title over to him and gave him the keys just to keep his spirits up. It still sits in his garage and gets polished once a week just to antagonize his wife.
Well it sounds like you understand your role in the grand scheme of things

If you wish to sign the Title to Bella over to me when you head back to the UK you're more than welcome to do so....I promise to polish her every week
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and I know she would be in good hands Brad!
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:58 AM   #201
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and I know she would be in good hands Brad!
Doesn't sound like a yes to me...

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But it isn't a no either Brad!
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Lol, you guys keep the Argosy forums interesting! That is for sure. Ever hear back from that guy with the motor martin?

And just for what it is worth... I will take BOTH of your Argosy's if anything comes up in your lives. I don't know about polishing it every week but I will atleast wipe her down... I will also keep them in a climate control storage.

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I heard back Dane, but I didn't like what I heard. The motor and transmission and transfer case were 'split' and although he had 'a computer' and a harness which had already cut-about, I really wasn't sure they were a 'set'.

So I 'passed'; I am sure another will come up.

However the issue may have to be fixed sooner than latter. We have been out and about in Bella today and she has decide to stop changing gear, goes into drive or reverse fine but just isn't changing up.
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However the issue may have to be fixed sooner than latter. We have been out and about in Bella today and she has decide to stop changing gear, goes into drive or reverse fine but just isn't changing up.
Ouch, that's got to be frustrating.

I'm going to bounce over to your thread and continue so we don't clutter up Ben's thread with your issues.
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a piece of your motorhome flies off when you're driving?

So.. I had a man vacation last week to escape the insanity of two kids under 4. Wife gave me a free 24 hour pass and I drove down to our local state park for some R&R. Upon arrival I discovered that the generator door inconveniently came unlatched and flew off on the highway somewhere along my 1 hour drive. 2 seperate trips to and from the campground did not turn up my missing cover. I can only assume its a pancake somewhere along Hwy 290, or someone pulled it off the road and its now sitting in their aluminum scrap bin.
So, if anyone knows a source to pick up another panel for a somewhat reasonable cost, PLEASE get in touch with me.
I guess, on a positive (?) note, the old panel had some cracking along the edges and wasn't in pristine condition in the first place. But I'm still fightin mad at the loss of this cover.

Rant over.

Ben
Went over to ASNE this afternoon Ben, and picked up the cover from my donor Ben.....looks like the one you lost.



If you PM your address I will get it in the mail to you
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Wow, that cover is in exceptionally nice shape!

Looks like Christmas came a little late for Ben...

Way to go Martin
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YES!! That's amazing and perfect color scheme to boot! Martin, I owe you!
PM sent with contact info.
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YES!! That's amazing and perfect color scheme to boot! Martin, I owe you!
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I'm betting you find a better way to fasten it to the trailer....
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I'm betting you find a better way to fasten it to the trailer....

uh.. yes. For sure.
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