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Old 12-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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Glass in doghouse cover

Here are two photos my friend sent me showing the glass in his 1974 GMC motorhome doghouse cover, along with his comments.

"Second one was from the rear. First one from driver's seat. I could not get the glare off but I doubt they want to see the fuel injection bonnet or my aluminum intake anyway. I need to do a little maintenance on it soon. We are going to change the carpet in the cabin area and will change and insulate the cover then. One would think there would be a lot of heat through the 1/4 inch tempered glass but not bad. We can always throw a blanket over it if we need to. I will say that it has saved us two fires. My wife keeps a better eye on it than I do."
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #16
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Now that is an idea that needs more development.

What about a double glass in a skylight type frame that lifts up for access?

If you are going to fancy up that engine compartment, you want to enjoy the money you spent.

Another thought would be, to install recessed cup holders to keep that coffee hot while running that 454.

With the glass top, you can watch the potatoes bake on the manifold.

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Old 12-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #17
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #18
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Wow, talk about a tight fit!
When I had my headers put in, they bent the oil tube so be careful with that.
Show us again from the dog house once you get it all in place.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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Here are two photos my friend sent me showing the glass in his 1974 GMC motorhome doghouse cover, along with his comments.

"Second one was from the rear. First one from driver's seat. I could not get the glare off but I doubt they want to see the fuel injection bonnet or my aluminum intake anyway. I need to do a little maintenance on it soon. We are going to change the carpet in the cabin area and will change and insulate the cover then. One would think there would be a lot of heat through the 1/4 inch tempered glass but not bad. We can always throw a blanket over it if we need to. I will say that it has saved us two fires. My wife keeps a better eye on it than I do."
Would really like to learn about the aluminum intake your friend used? Am wanting to ditch the factory filter housing & snorkel for something that will feed cooler and better filtered air into the carb.

Thanks in advance....
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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"Would really like to learn about the aluminum intake your friend used? Am wanting to ditch the factory filter housing & snorkel for something that will feed cooler and better filtered air into the carb."

This thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f159...ers-62717.html
has information on a couple of different cold air intake setups. It inspired me to buy something similar that I may have talked myself out of installing.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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jm2: I sent you a private email with the friend's information so you can contact him directly about what he did and used. Remember, his is an Olds 455, not a Chev 454. They are quite different engines.
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Thank you, Rob! And, Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #23
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Cummins 6BTA

Here is a picture of the cummins 6BTA in our 1991 350. Needs some cleaning and paint to make it pretty. So you can consider this the "before". May be years till I get an "after" For some reason the DW thinks we need to work on the making the inside nice before the engine compartment?? What?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #24
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Visually the engine compartment looks to be the same size.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #25
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Brad,

It is approximately: 33" fore to aft, 29.5" side to side.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #26
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This thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f159...ers-62717.html has information on a couple of different cold air intake setups. It inspired me to buy something similar that I may have talked myself out of installing.

OK, I'll bite - what did you buy, and what are your second thoughts about?

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #27
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #28
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Very nice! I read your thread about the banks installation. Quite impressive. I wish I could through a mattress over mine to deaden the turbo. Looks like I have to go out and spend the $$ for the low density foam to redue the doag house rather than just get a good mattress.
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