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Old 09-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #71
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Wow! I'm really impressed with how fast you got the job done. I know just how much work you had to do to get that engine out and then back in again.

When I'm ready to stuff the 454 back in my Argosy I'll give you a call

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Was just thinking the same, great work!
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:20 PM   #72
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Took a very successful 240 mile shake down drive today. No big issues arose. I think I can declare this project complete. I'm sure there will be many more!
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Amazing Work!!! I still am over whelmed at the talented folks on these forums! Hell, I spent the week end tring to figure out which 2cndary fuel filter should go on my engine since the shop put on a car quest and I want to go back to cummins.... The only way I would ever consider an engine replacement is by doing a vehicle replacement!
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:02 AM   #73
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Probably needs a bit of break in and fine tuning, but how did it perform?
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:53 PM   #74
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It's a great time to consider a fire suppression system for your investment. I would also recommend removing the dog house once a month to check for any leaks that may have started until it is to late only to find them while driving.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:42 PM   #75
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It ran very good. Definitely improved the power. I do have a hesitation right before the secondaries open under hard acceleration or on a big climb. I have to work that out. Does anyone here run a fuel/air gauge? Seems like a good way to pinpoint my problem. What's another $200 at this point?


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Old 09-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #76
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I built a cardboard template of the GM inner fender I found on the Barth website. It was nice but the frame mounting points were not going to be fun to get to. I made a new template based on the GM one but attached to the body like the photos that folks here provided. I'm pretty happy with the way it worked out. Attachment 248146
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That is sweet! I think I need to replace my skimpy one with your design!



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Old 09-22-2015, 07:38 AM   #77
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Between transporting your coach back home, removing the engine, rebuilding the engine and then reinstall it I really like the attitude you've had throughout this whole ordeal!

Pretty impressive
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:41 AM   #78
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That is sweet! I think I need to replace my skimpy one with your design!



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I still have the template I made. I can trace it onto something thinner and mail it to you if you want.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:36 PM   #79
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Between transporting your coach back home, removing the engine, rebuilding the engine and then reinstall it I really like the attitude you've had throughout this whole ordeal!

Pretty impressive
Kudo's again to the Chiefair.

These Classics do test patience, but at the end of the day there's no point in throwing a fit or something heavy as both will do more damage and cost you more money and take longer to fix.

Selling a 310 a thousand miles from home with a blown motor isn't an option. I just pray I never find out as replacing my Isuzu would not be as easy. Heck, I keep an eye out all the time for such a beast but no joy.

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Chiefair, that would be great. I'll PM you when I get back from Yosemite!

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I still have the template I made. I can trace it onto something thinner and mail it to you if you want.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:43 PM   #81
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Still cleaning up some items from the to-do list after the motor replacement. I have been struggling to get the Holley carb dialed in.

I finally broke down and purchased an Air/Fuel ratio gauge from PLX Wideband O2 Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Modules, Gauges, and Kits. What a great tool for fine tuning! After many jet replacements, power valve changes, vacuum spring swaps and aggravation, I finally have it running like I want it. The AFR gauge allow you to see what is happening as you are driving down the road; much better than trying to diagnose by pulling spark plugs to examine color.

I need to replace the universal throttle cable mount I am using. It bends when the throttle is opened all the way. I guess I'll spend the money and get a billet aluminum one so it won't bend. It's a little disconcerting when the throttle won't return all the way! Hopefully after that I can move on from the engine to the dozens of other projects that I would like to do on the 310.
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Here is any template for the right fender skirt I made.

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I riveted a 3 foot length of 1.5" aluminum angle to the crossmember sand bolted my skirt to that. It also attaches to the splash guard that was in place in front of the right front wheel.

Hopefully anyone interested in using the template can read my measurements.


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Old 12-06-2015, 03:29 PM   #83
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Today I replaced the 160 degree thermostat with a 180 degree model. Changed the temperature sending unit also.

My engine temps were too low after the motor swap - down around 120 on the engine block measured with a laser thermometer and 100 on the dash gauge.

Now reading 180 on the engine and 220 on the dash gauge. I guess I'll never get them to match!

I removed my non-functioning clock and installed my air/fuel ratio gauge in it's place. Fixed up my wobbly throttle cable support so that will no longer be an issue. I guess I will declare the projects done until spring.


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Please elaborate on the A/F gauge. I looked at the website. Can you really get live data mounted permanently on the dash for $199 ? does it fit where the clock rests now?
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