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Old 06-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #57
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Woww, so good to see these quality Coaches Lovingly Restored

thank You for sharing
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:28 AM   #58
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wow! Unbelievable progress on your Argosy! Great to see you do so much and come so far with it. You've given me the 'bug'! Been looking for 'my Airstream' for months now. Several to chose from, all in different states of 'dis-repair', just trying to see which one I can get for the best deal. Thanks, Derek
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #59
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Congrads on your great progress. Paint looks awesome!
Would love to see how you address the heater/ac switch issue. Sometime would be great to have a 20footer meet up.
It would be great to have a 20footer meet up! My wife & I would like to take the Argosy MH on a Blue Ridge Parkway trip maybe next spring (ha! I first planned the trip this fall, but that will not happen!). Maybe we could meet then.

On the heater switch issue......we found a heater valve that would work, then found out the cable was broken, so we ordered a cable kit for an 60's car-three cables in the kit, we used the shortest one. The heater core is OK, that was great because it would have been difficult to replace because of it's location. Next, we found that one of the terminals on the blower switch was bad, one of our techs repaired it, but we were also able to find a replacement. It was a Ford blower switch, about '73 year model.
Next.......the dash AC was not working (new compressor because of the serpentine belt kit), so we had to replace the AC drier and expansion valve. It's still not cooling that great, but we'll come back to that later, I want to move on with the other stuff. Next on the list, window weatherstrips and seals.......I know, they should have been installed a month ago.........

A few photos taken outside after it was washed.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:02 PM   #60
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That is really sharp!!!! Now let's see the TT behind the MOHO!!! Keep the Pictures coming.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #61
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #62
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The new 350 engine is installed. It is a high performace Chevrolet 350 with 330 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft of torque. We added a serpentine belt kit. Also, put in a new 400 transmission. Now, we're waiting on a radiator.

Plus, we're working on overhauling the brakes...........
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Any chance of telling us where you got the serpentine belt kit? Looking at the maze of belts on my 454, thinking it would be easier just to have one belt and one spare to carry along.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #63
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Any chance of telling us where you got the serpentine belt kit? Looking at the maze of belts on my 454, thinking it would be easier just to have one belt and one spare to carry along.
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Derek,

We are also a Chevrolet dealer. We ordered the serpentine belt kit from General Motors. You can go to your local Chevrolet dealership's parts department and ask to look at the 2011 Performance Parts Catalog and the serpentine belt kits are listed on page 256 in that catalog. There are some listed for big block engines (with and without A/C, etc). You can also go to the web site www.gmperformanceparts.com and look under big block accessory drive kits. I think it still has to be ordered through a local GM dealer. Hope this helps.

The Argosy FINALLY went to the cabinet shop today!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #64
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Wow, thanks for the information Rick. Sure before I head to the mountains next summer, that will be one of the must-haves!
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #65
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Cabinets

Well, the Argosy made it back from the cabinet shop......
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The 3-way refrigerator, microwave, kitchen sink, stove/oven, and the carbon monoxide /LP gas detector are all installed.

We also had bi-fold doors installed for the bathroom.
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They built a new seat above the generator, we'll have a cushion made. That way we can install a removable table between that seat & the couch.

Also, we found a new overhead center light that is the same as the old one. I do not know if the old one is original (it's has yellowed). The brand, which was the old one and new one, is Thin-Lite.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #68
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I had the pleasure of checking out the Argosy last week...all I can say is COOL! The workmanship is stunning, the photos do not do it justice!

Towing a matching trailer will really be a head turner
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Next on the project list is to reinstall the grey tank. When the PO was driving the Argosy to me, so I could purchase it, the grey tank fell out & dragged on the highway for a while & it rubbed a hole in it. We patched the hole & it's holding water. The main challenge will be connecting the wires for the sensors.

Also, the MH does not have any shoulder seat belts, it only has lap belts. I'm planning on purchasing a pair of used Chevrolet Silverado seats, about 2002 year model (Suburban & Tahoe will also work) because they have the complete seat belt assembly, including shoulder belts, made into the seats. I don't want to install shoulder belts to the wall because they may pull out of the aluminum ribs.
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Great work, Rick! It all looks fantastic. I especially like the sink with the flip up faucet head. I have never seen one like that before.
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