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Old 01-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #29
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Certainly looks well worth $120. What year is it? '73, or '74 I'm betting, given the orange décor...
More like '75-'76, based on the HEI distributor (started in '75), and round headlights (ended in '76).
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #30
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1975 26ft it is.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:33 PM   #31
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Does it have a title?
Where are these killer deals when I'm looking??

It's probably worth $3-4k in the shape it is now.
Clean her up and hit the road
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:35 PM   #32
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Thats the trick, the killer deals happen when your NOT looking. It has a clean title BTW.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:52 PM   #33
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The 502 would be the simplest upgrade, it's almost a direct replacement, but I would consider an upgraded (not stock) Cummins 5.9 6BTA to be a better all around performer, and it would get around double the mileage, towing or not. A 300 hp diesel with 600 lb-ft of torque would move the motor home and a trailer just fine, and the 5.9 is usually good for 300K miles or more. It's such a good match, somebody has to sell an installation kit for the heavy duty chassis under the Argosy, it's just a matter of finding out who.

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:51 AM   #34
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Where are these killer deals when I'm looking??
Greg, it's all about research, research, research.... If you're looking for the best deal you have to keep you eyes and options open...all the time.

Having capital (and permission) available is the key too.

I have over the years researched aircraft, boats, cars and moho's and came across Airstream One back when on eBay. The fact that she was a fully commissioned Funeral Coach kept a lot of folks off of it and I did o.k. in the deal.

Deals like the Argo here just don't happen, ever.... unless it's a family deal and the price is just to keep someone honest. SUCH A SCORE!!

Being from the north I'm wondering what the mileage and frame condition are.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:02 AM   #35
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More like '75-'76, based on the HEI distributor (started in '75), and round headlights (ended in '76).
I bow to your expertise, Terry, as I don't really speak MoHo.

But interior-wise, hadn't they gone on to other colours by '76? Green, mebbe?

Gotta admit, MoHos do have an allure....
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The 502 would be the simplest upgrade, it's almost a direct replacement, but I would consider an upgraded (not stock) Cummins 5.9 6BTA to be a better all around performer, and it would get around double the mileage, towing or not. A 300 hp diesel with 600 lb-ft of torque would move the motor home and a trailer just fine, and the 5.9 is usually good for 300K miles or more. It's such a good match, somebody has to sell an installation kit for the heavy duty chassis under the Argosy, it's just a matter of finding out who.

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Yeah I have been looking at the cummins diesel option. I found a great thread on this swap with pictures and it seems totally doable. Here is the link: Cummins swap

Based on the condition of the 454 well see what route I go. The Diesel is awfully tempting.
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But interior-wise, hadn't they gone on to other colours by '76? Green, mebbe?
I've had a '75 Argosy with green, and a '77 with orange. Our current (Airstream) one is a '74 with harvest gold. Though trailers, the motorhomes shared interior appointments and colors. The good part of that is many trailer parts will work to rehab a motorhome.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #38
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It has FINALLY arrived, albeit 11pm last night! I would never use Hollywoods towing out of Olympia. They said they would pickup the Argosy early sunday morning, at roughly 5:30pm the were calling asking where the argosy was located. Soooo uncool and unprofessional. Anyways its here in one piece and the tires held up for the tow so next is making it water tight for this Portland weather.
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Just thought of a question, what is the cutoff year for smog testing? Is it different per state?
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #41
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Just thought of a question, what is the cutoff year for smog testing? Is it different per state?
Cutoff year is different for each state, and in some cases, county and city. It is most often 1975, the first year most cars were equipped with catalytic converters. Many states exempt motor homes or trucks over a certain weight, usually 10,000 pounds.
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Yay! Glad to hear it arrived; sorry the tow company was lousy. Good luck with the waterproofing; hopefully you don't find many (or any!) leaks. Especially since rain is in the forecast for most of the next week or so...

Post more pictures when you have the time!

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