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Old 11-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #29
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Price for prep and re-lining of fuel tank. $425. Just a start to the money pit.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:59 AM   #30
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Sadly, that sucking sound you hear is coming from the general vicinity of your wallet...and it's not the sound of your wallet inhaling money...quite the opposite.

Do be sure to replace every last bit of fuel lines with material rated for gas containing alcohol--the older hoses deteriorate rapidly with "corn gas" and have destroyed some really nice old Airstream motorhomes. You are right to work on the fuel system first!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:35 AM   #31
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Price for prep and re-lining of fuel tank. $425. Just a start to the money pit.
It cost me $450 to have a custom 50 gallon tank built for my 20' Argosy. You might look into that option if you want a larger tank.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:54 PM   #32
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I might have some leftover braided Teflon from when I went to dual Bosch 044 pumps on my Toyota Supra turbo. If not, the Parker store is close.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:01 PM   #33
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It cost me $450 to have a custom 50 gallon tank built for my 20' Argosy. You might look into that option if you want a larger tank.


I might look at that option later if I decide to repower it at some point. Daydreaming about Duramax w/Allison combination.
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I might look at that option later if I decide to repower it at some point. Daydreaming about Duramax w/Allison combination.
Keep dreaming! Trying to assimilate the Duramax electronic nannies and sensors into your Argosy is almost impossible; you'll have error codes and it'll go into limp home mode every 50 miles; which is what happened to the other guy that swapped a Duramax.

Keep it simple is my moto. I'm going with a 12 valve Cummins; basically needs three wires to run; a positive, ground and relay wire to the starter; no computers, sensors or other crap. A Cummins will run for a long time.

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:57 PM   #35
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Keep dreaming! Trying to assimilate the Duramax electronic nannies and sensors into your Argosy is almost impossible; you'll have error codes and it'll go into limp home mode every 50 miles; which is what happened to the other guy that swapped a Duramax.



Keep it simple is my moto. I'm going with a 12 valve Cummins; basically needs three wires to run; a positive, ground and relay wire to the starter; no computers, sensors or other crap. A Cummins will run for a long time.



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I would go stand-alone ecu and harness. Iíve done it on my 1994 Toyota Supra turbo and tuned it to make 500whp on pump gas (93 octane). Car runs and drives like stock unless you get a heavy right foot. trying to swap factory harness and all sensors into a different vehicle without the ability to actually control VATS and other systems would be a major headache. Itís doable as long as there is room physically for the drivetrain. Dirty Hooker diesel and a few others sell stand alone harnesses for the Duramax/Allison drivetrain to swap into just about anything and do it without a ton of problems.
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Tank is back from clean and re-coating. Cost me about as much as a new tank but I get to keep my baffles.
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Tank is back from clean and re-coating. Cost me about as much as a new tank but I get to keep my baffles.
Good deal. I don't understand why the repro tanks don't include the baffles, other than cost. Pretty annoying.

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Old 11-29-2018, 11:49 AM   #39
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I hear ya Brad, I looked to buy a reproduction tank until I saw on you and few otherís threads talking about them not having them. Fortunately for me my tank wasnít rotted out bad. The coating they used is supposed to last for long time. We shall see.
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Looks beautiful! Also the behind car too.
Is that Chevy Nova? Whatever it is, it's cool!
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Looks beautiful! Also the behind car too.
Is that Chevy Nova? Whatever it is, it's cool!


Thanks! Yes, itís a 1966 Chevy II. 55,000 original miles. 327ci, powerglide transmission, positraction rearend. Iíve had it for about 20 years. It has always been garaged.
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Thanks! Yes, itís a 1966 Chevy II. 55,000 original miles. 327ci, powerglide transmission, positraction rearend. Iíve had it for about 20 years. It has always been garaged.
Wow!! That's great!!! Ahh! I got it why your name is "chevy2man".
You have a Chevy II! I understand it just now.
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