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Old 03-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #155
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Looks like a pretty solid idea you have, curious to hear your results
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #156
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Another upgrade I did end of last summer was to install dual electric cooling fans. They are temperature controlled with a probe that inserts into the radiator fins. Significantly quieter than the belt driven fan which was my main goal. It also has a temp switch control so you can adjust when it comes on. My goal is to have it not running while cruising so I still have some adjusting to do but so far I'm very pleased. Install was relatively simple by removing the doghouse cover. Took about 2 hours max
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #157
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Yes folks the argosy really can pull a trailer. Here I am pulling my 1946 Spartan Manor 25ft. Drove it from Portland to long beach WA up and down hills with no issues. I think it averaged 3.5mpg haha
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #158
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Now THAT's cool!

Any idea what the Spartan weighs?
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #159
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Now THAT's cool!

Any idea what the Spartan weighs?
I think about 3000lbs
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #160
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3000 is about the weight of the trailer I'm expecting to pull behind my Argosy. Hopefully I'll do a little better than 3.5 mpg
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #161
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I hear ya on the mileage. M toying with upgradeing to an MSD throttle body injection system.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #162
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My new engine build has a towing cam installed along with heads that have the "peanut" ports. Supposedly these heads are supposed to be better for mileage and low end power/torque. One of these days I'll find out whether that's true or not

I also bought one of these 65k distributors hoping that would help as well. I was quite surprised with the quality. The best part is it accepts OEM components as well so even if the electronics fail I can buy parts off the shelf to get back on the road.

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Old 08-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #163
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Worked on Moho a bit this summer. Added some thermal jackets to the spark plug wires by header. I like these one in particular because you can bend them into the position you want. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #164
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Also last year we removed the generator which had a massive oil leak. Not worth repairing so I built a battery bank in its place. After running wires to the back I welded on some brackets to hold up to 6, 6 volt golf cart batteries. Currently 2 are in position and I purchased them both at Costco fir $85 each. The plan is to eventually get 4 more. I also wired up my zamp portable Solar panel quick disconnect wiring while I was on there. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-13-2014, 06:02 AM   #165
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What headers are you using? My Argosy has some really cracked manifolds that need replacing and I am looking for something that will install with as few headaches as possible.
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I used headman headers


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Old 08-16-2014, 12:56 AM   #167
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Love your roof-rack set up. Possible that you remember who manufactures it, and how hard was the install?

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Old 08-16-2014, 10:45 AM   #168
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Thule rack with riveted in rails. 100% thule
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