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Old 12-25-2014, 09:45 AM   #15
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For anywhere near 37K I would expect an RV that runs.

A crate 454 can be had cheap enough, but I imagine the labor in changing that motor out would be atrocious.

A DIY guy could change out the motor for probably about 4K,,, but a self respecting DIY guy would never pay 37K for this as a non runner.

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Old 12-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #16
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To be honest, if the motorhome has the 454, I'd say unless engine has thrown a rod, rebuild what's there, if you can swing it, get the TBI installed. Raveson had a 345 and went to TBI conversion. Wasn't cheap, but he remarked to me that it was well worth the expense, since he went on a 4 month trip from Florida all the way out to West Coast, up to Oregon, and meandered his way back to Florida. Mind you, he towed a Jeep Wrangler the entire trip. He spoke of LOTS better acceleration, quite a bit more mph through the Rockies, and a bit better mpg as well. Mind you, I believe he did this all at about 70 mph.

TBI will be my next HUGE investment into my Airstream.

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