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Old 01-29-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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AirRowan, Duramax install for Classic Power

Thank You for your contribution and for sharing Information.

quote, AirRowan

The Boat is a bit to heavy for any hills at 7,500lb with out the trailer or 80 gal of fuel. I am just guessing but I think it probably weighs 10,000lb all up.

( I am re powering the rig with a 2006 duramax this winter before I tow the thing back up north )

I redid the hitch this summer and was vary happy to read all the info on it here on the classics page and find out what people had to say about how things towed. I love this site and feel like there is an answer for just bout any question one could ask here! end quote

How are you doing on this project ? I hope you are taking pictures and documenting this great project.

I would say that there are several here that would be very open to this Power source if the fit is good and functional.

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Old 01-29-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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It will be shipped on feb 5th from Tennessee to Key West.
I ended up buying a 2008 Duramax with 66k out of a wrecked 2500HD. I will post pics on the 7th when it shows up. I was looking at all years originally but I wonted the 6 speed transmission that came out in 2004-1/2 so this was vary hard to find in my price range..
I hope it all fits the way I want it to, I am going to use the AC and heating out of the truck as well as the cruse control/speed/gages/fuel pump/filters etc..........
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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Check out Rollman's pictures in the photo gallery. He is installing a Duramax/Allison in a 280.



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Old 01-30-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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It Looks Like Roleman has new front coil springs.

I assume he beefed up the front end for the additional weight.

New coil springs, New air bags.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:03 AM   #5
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So how are these Duramax Projects coming along ?

any updates.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:59 AM   #6
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So how are these Duramax Projects coming along ?

any updates.
I did find this great thread


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f159...fit-73618.html
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:05 PM   #7
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Our blog is going to show the diesel conversion, first entry up today, our Duramax arrived svrowan.wordpress.com
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:19 AM   #8
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Diesel engine promises improved fuel mileage for Airstream s/v rowan
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #9
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Looks Like Your ready to Pull the 454 out Down there
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #10
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I am in Soper's Hole BVI having jerk prime rib but am looking forward to getting back on the 12th and pulling it. We have the rig at a prop shop so we can fabricate any thing we need. Keep checking are blog svrowan.wordpress.com
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #11
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Somebody has to Work HaHaHa

Enjoy dinner

thank you for all the good Pictures
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Recently looked at an early 12V Cummins into an ca. 1970 Travco video. That thing took off like a shot! I know this/these D-Max conversion[s] is/are going to be great!! At least one of the FMC guys has one sitting in the garage to go ahead of an ALLISON 4-speed.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #13
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Baby steps:-)
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Baby steps:-)
Good for you! Even we diesel guys will have to upgrade eventually. Keep up the great posts 'n pics.
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