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Old 02-23-2016, 02:40 AM   #225
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The AT 545 is a giant slush box. They have no lockup in the converter and I believe that motor/pump combo is governed at 2700rpm. It starts defueling at about 2300 rpm. That can all be changed though. I'm assuming this is a mechanical inj. motor.

A better combo would be a 24v electronic inj. and Allison 1000 from a small frieghtliner.
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:05 PM   #226
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I found the key!

It was one of about 25 on the donor key ring, so the cover should be on the way to you soon Ben.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:07 AM   #227
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Thanks Martin! I owe you!
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:49 AM   #228
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Took me forever to post this, but a massive thanks to Martin for sending me the generator cover off his parts Argosy. Its GREAT. Fits right in where the old one was and the paint even matches. I don't know where I would have ever found another one. So, here's me, at the exact same campsite and park that I lost the cover about 6 months ago. And.. ta-da.. there's a nice genny cover still attached to the moho. Its the little things..
Time to add that extra latch now before I put on too many miles.

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Old 03-30-2016, 11:04 AM   #229
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Took me forever to post this, but a massive thanks to Martin for sending me the generator cover off his parts Argosy. Its GREAT. Fits right in where the old one was and the paint even matches. I don't know where I would have ever found another one. So, here's me, at the exact same campsite and park that I lost the cover about 6 months ago. And.. ta-da.. there's a nice genny cover still attached to the moho. Its the little things..
Time to add that extra latch now before I put on too many miles.

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Glad you could put it to use Ben - better there than getting crushed!
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:11 AM   #230
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Took me forever to post this, but a massive thanks to Martin for sending me the generator cover off his parts Argosy. Its GREAT. Fits right in where the old one was and the paint even matches. I don't know where I would have ever found another one. So, here's me, at the exact same campsite and park that I lost the cover about 6 months ago. And.. ta-da.. there's a nice genny cover still attached to the moho. Its the little things..
It doesn't get any better than that

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I'm surprised you drove without having the extra latch! I would have put that cover in my safety deposit box at the bank until I had a second latch ready to go
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:34 AM   #231
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[QUOTEI'm surprised you drove without having the extra latch! I would have put that cover in my safety deposit box at the bank until I had a second latch ready to go [/QUOTE]

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Old 03-30-2016, 11:50 AM   #232
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Here's a trick I discovered a while back RMS drop the pan as far as you can now unbolt the oil pump drop it in the pan most every time the pan wiggles right out .
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Jonsey, great tip. Wish I had tried that last spring. Probably would have saved me about 40 hours of headache. But I DO have new motormounts because of the long way around.

Help topic of the day: Blower motor. If anyone has a part number I'd appreciate it. Mines shot and there's no apparent markings to get a new one. Seems to be a pretty generic 12v motor. Just don't know the amperage.

Also, if anyone remembers, I almost have the headlight situation solved. One of the wires that leads to the hi/low dimmer switch was pulled out. My 2 year old did a number on it. The contact was pulled, reinserted, cleaned and.. headlights. Now I just have a dim right side headlight and the brights don't work on that side either. I'll be pulling the lights all out to check connections there as well. However I'm one solid step closer to driving in the dark again. whoop!

Steering column. Ughh.. Its almost out of the motorhome now for evalutaion. Pretty sure a 'new' one will be in order. PITA job. Updates coming shortly, when it stops raining again here in central TX.

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Old 05-16-2016, 05:25 AM   #235
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http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/c...wer+motor,6916

MM... part 35478 (four seasons blower motor for $46.79) appears to be correct. However it has the 3rd wire which mine does not have. A green one. Is this an extra ground? Look like the right part to you guys?
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Ben, I wouldn't worry about amperage or part number. Find a generic blower motor that will physically fit, runs the right direction and use it. Small DC motors of that style will have about the same current rating.

Check out this place that sells older motorhome AC parts. I bought some vacuum motors from him several years ago that worked for my Argosy.

If a motor has 2 shafts and you only need one then cut the one off that you don't need.


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Done. E-bay, $28 bucks shipped.
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That's cheap!
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