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Old 08-03-2015, 07:50 AM   #85
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Wow, had no idea the genset feed line was higher than the engines. I'm pretty sure we were at least 3/8 to 1/2 tank. I just assumed it stalled in the thick, stagnant air on the freeway. I have no doubt that the mixtures aren't perfect. Very possible it just ran out of fuel though. Great tip.
With luck the genset problem is solved

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Keep you posted on the column, I'll document the damage when I get it pulled apart. Thanks for the parts offer, I might have to take you up on it once I see what's broken/bent. Thanks Brad!
Now that I think about it I also have a steering column from a 70s Chevy van sitting in the barn loft that might be good for parts as well.
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:29 AM   #86
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A bit random, but does anyone have a picture of a factory aircleaner for a 454 powered Argosy?
Mine has an aftermarket cleaner on it with no snorkel. While it works fine (enough), when I"m in standstill traffic in the summer I can't imagine the temp of the hot air its trying to vaporize in the carb. I'd like to go back to the factory snorkel kit. Time to start looking on E-bay for an original.
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Ben,

Before reverting back to the stock filter which doesn't do much more than what you have now consider some air cleaner options.

I'm doing what Projector did to his Argosy. I originally was going to use a double snorkel but due to space restrictions I ended up buying just a single inlet air horn.

If you really just want a factory setup I've got one you can have. I will tell you though having a snorkel input will give you a slight increase in mileage.

To give you an idea of improvement, just adding a metalic dryer vent hose to the factory snorkel (snout?) added almost one MPG on a 83 Winnebago that I used to have. It went from 5+ MPG to 6+ MPG with just a dryer vent hose.

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Old 08-06-2015, 08:10 AM   #88
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Brad, didn't these motorohomes come with a factory cold air intake? Reason I ask is because on the passenger side just behind my front grill I have a cone opening which will accept a snorkel tube. Nothings attached to it currently so I assumed a PO removed the tube (dryer vent hose) in favor of a regular aftermarket aircleaner.
I figured it was factory. Guess at one point I HAD a cold air intake, then someone pulled it for unknown reasons.
I'll go over the air cleaner options thread. Yes, I'm effectively looking to put on a cold air intake.
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Ben, I wasn't aware that any of the Argosy motorhomes had a cold air intake. The earliest that I have seen a cold air intake was on the 84 that I had and it was from the Banks system.

If you have a cone then my bet is a PO installed the cold air intake and someone down the line thought they would go the hot rod approach!

Either way, if you want my OEM filter housing you're welcome to it.

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:17 AM   #90
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Either way, if you want my OEM filter housing you're welcome to it.

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Brad, do you have a picture of the oem housing? Does the bell at the end accept a tube that I can run out front to connect to my cone? Might work then, otherwise I can shop e-bay for one, or look at the Spectre unit. (looks very nice but requires a cone filter at the front end).
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Either way, if you want my OEM filter housing you're welcome to it.

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Brad, do you have a picture of the oem housing? Does the bell at the end accept a tube that I can run out front to connect to my cone? Might work then, otherwise I can shop e-bay for one, or look at the Spectre unit. (looks very nice but requires a cone filter at the front end).
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:23 AM   #92
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I should be able to snap a few pictures sometime today since I can't mow like I planned because it rained yesterday for the umpteenth day in a row.

I believe it's the same style that was on the Winnebago where we ran a dryer vent hose from the snout down to the front grille.
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:49 PM   #93
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But wait there's more, not only do you get a complete air filter housing it also comes with a free brand new Wix air filter

This is the same style I used a dryer vent hose on.
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SOLD. I can make that work.

Just sent you a PM with pertinent info. Thanks Brad.
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What do you think would happen if you simply attached a hose to the stock snorkel and ran in up front to get fresh cool air?
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What do you think would happen if you simply attached a hose to the stock snorkel and ran in up front to get fresh cool air?
That's the plan with Brads air cleaner! I'm currently running an aftermarket cleaner with no snorkel at all. Its simply a round filter. My current setup works OK, but when we're stuck in traffic in triple digits I notice that the doghouse area, and even the surround areas by the pedal cluster get HOT. I can feel the trapped heat leaking out of the hinge location along the doghouse. Everything gets heatsoaked. All that hot air is just trapped while not moving. I figured the least I can do (in a cost-effective manor) would be to install a snorkel of some kind to get some cooler air in. I'm hoping it helps a little.
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more fun, less work.

I haven't posted up here in a while because we've been having fun. Here's a couple shots from our latest venture to Port Aransas, TX last weekend. Another 400 miles under the belt. While I still have a host of things to fix on the old girl, my band-aids have lasted through the summer. Hopefully cooler weather around the corner will put me in a better mood to go outside and start tearing things apart.
Brad, your aircleaner arrived safely and should work great with a snorkel. Thanks.
Just posting up for some fun. Still enjoying everyones progress threads.
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Funny, as I look at the picture of our campsite I realize, as usual.. we're the oldest moho in the park. love it.
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I haven't posted up here in a while because we've been having fun. Here's a couple shots from our latest venture to Port Aransas, TX last weekend. Another 400 miles under the belt. While I still have a host of things to fix on the old girl, my band-aids have lasted through the summer. Hopefully cooler weather around the corner will put me in a better mood to go outside and start tearing things apart.
Brad, your aircleaner arrived safely and should work great with a snorkel. Thanks.
Just posting up for some fun. Still enjoying everyones progress threads.
Best,
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Funny, as I look at the picture of our campsite I realize, as usual.. we're the oldest moho in the park. love it.
Ben,

Sounds like you've got things under control

Glad you can use the air cleaner. Definitely better than having it sit on my shelf for untold number of years down the road.

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