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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By choctawmel
I had to replace the over flow tank on the...

I had to replace the over flow tank on the 'Silver Bullet'. The old one got too cracked to keep fixing with PVC cement and fiberglass cloth. The one from the parts store works good.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,978
Posted By choctawmel
Don't remember. The link to the one I bought...

Don't remember. The link to the one I bought isn't working anymore some I'd guess it's not available.
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,409
Posted By choctawmel
Damn you should of come north about 9 miles and...

Damn you should of come north about 9 miles and stayed al my house. No I don't have a storm cellar. I generally go up on the roof of my shop and watch for the tornado to come to me. Back in my kid...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
done

Guess I need to finish this up. Got the generator compartment all cleaned out. Ended up using a heat gun and the old stuff scrapped right off.
Put 2" sound proofing on the top and 1/2" on the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-28-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
Had to take those two plastic corner pieces off...

Had to take those two plastic corner pieces off which required the grinding of 6 big rivets 10 or so little pop rivet.

Think they will be replaced with pop rivets. No need to be water tight...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-27-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
I'm going with this stuff...

I'm going with this stuff <http://www.cybridgee.com/cabin-engineroom.htm> in 1/2" and 2". Differently $$$. Was scheduled to be here yesterday.

Just hope I ordered enough because the shipping...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
on the ground

Got down and looked the bottom over. Got body parts that rap under the bottom of the generator floor. Took the screws out and the molding under the door came off. The corner pieces go up under...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
Thanks. I know I read somewhere about getting it...

Thanks. I know I read somewhere about getting it out.


Still too hard to get down on the floor...... Well it's easy to get down, the getting up is the problem. Was to have a second surgery on...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By choctawmel
Generator/doghouse insulation/soundproofing

It's time to tackle the replacement of the doghouse and generator sound proofing.

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As you can see the soundproofing has turned to dust.

Not sure what to use.
I see some use...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By choctawmel
It you think it is the compressor, you can get a...

It you think it is the compressor, you can get a rebuild kit. I just googles the name and came up with a supplier for the kit.
Like others have said, more than likely you have a air leak. The air...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By choctawmel
I looked at the duramax for my 345. I got a cd...

I looked at the duramax for my 345. I got a cd with the way to get rid of the codes. Looked all the way and decided on the 12V Cummins. I do have the Allison T1000 6 speed behind it. With the 2...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-25-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By choctawmel
I have the Allison T1000 and the natural/backup...

I have the Allison T1000 and the natural/backup switch is on the transmission over the shiftier shaft. But then mine isn't exactly original equipment.

1986 345
1996 Cummins

2008 Allison
I...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-08-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,904
Posted By choctawmel
Had mine re-upholstery. They replace some of the...

Had mine re-upholstery. They replace some of the foam and are as good as new.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-04-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Exhaust is 4" with no muffler. As in straight...

Exhaust is 4" with no muffler. As in straight pipe.
After I got home I put the bigger injectors back w/the stock cam plate. EGT is back just over want it should be. Looking for someone more...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-29-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Looks like I haven't 'undated' since the broken...

Looks like I haven't 'undated' since the broken return line.
Got a new fuel return manifold and was back on the road that next day by noon.
Overall got 10 mpg. Not want I hoped for but far better...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-31-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Thank you for all the information. Been looking...

Thank you for all the information. Been looking and see that P-pump timing is best at 16 degrees where as mine is 13 degrees. Read how to change it and not sure I was to try it.
Till the next time.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-31-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Judy and I had a good time. It was a good...

Judy and I had a good time. It was a good trip..... No tow trucks:)

I won't admit it but my broken fuel manifold was my own doing(or in this case NOT doing).
Got the inter cooler in front of...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-30-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
We got home Monday(28th) after spending a week at...

We got home Monday(28th) after spending a week at Lake Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma. No surprises other than the broken fuel manifold at Cedar Springs. Call Grand Rapids Cummins early that...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-20-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Thanks for all your knowledge and the wipers. I...

Thanks for all your knowledge and the wipers. I needed them today as far as I got, Cedar Spring.
Dave, thanks for the good dogs.... And the dancing dogs (or was that skid dogs). Glad I got to meet...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-20-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Not so happy now. Left this morning with hopes...

Not so happy now.
Left this morning with hopes of getting to Terre Haute, IN. Stopped in Cedar Springs with diesel smell. Check and fuel return manifold is broken in two. Now I stay here till I...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
AS motor home get together

I got the Silver Bullet all the way to Mesick, Mich. Over 1000 miles.

While in St. Louis I bought and installed stock injectors and fuel cam plate(have one in the tool box at home).

With the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-15-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Dang! Thought I posted with my iPhone yesterday...

Dang! Thought I posted with my iPhone yesterday but no post.
We're at the 'Double J Campground outside Springfield, IL. First wifi and it ain't much.
Got into the p-pump yesterday to move the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-12-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Filled this morning. 11.1 mpg. Now that I知 out...

Filled this morning. 11.1 mpg. Now that I知 out of Oklahoma痴 30-40 mile winds I can see I知 still putting out black smoke. I知 here in St. Louis for a couple days so I知 going to slide the fuel cam...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-11-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Classic Motor home get together

I did find me a malfunction: went to plug my gps and tow brake monitor in and the dash cigarette lighter is dead. Can稚 find the fuse for it.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-11-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Want does BTU stand for in reference to the...

Want does BTU stand for in reference to the significant others comfort zone?
Mel
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-11-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I made it to Bernice SP by Gand Lake of the...

I made it to Bernice SP by Gand Lake of the Cherokee. Tried to keep it at 65. The cross wind was a battle. I am now outside my 100 mile towing radius for AAA so I must keep going.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-11-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I've got the sledgehammer in the bin. I will...

I've got the sledgehammer in the bin.
I will have several different Benzodiazepine family of drugs. Between them, a good flow of beer, and my hearing aids out, I sleep well..... As long as I'm...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-06-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Been gone too much and haven't had a chance to...

Been gone too much and haven't had a chance to take her out. My plan is to go drive it a couple 100 miles tomorrow. Got to get the wife to stop 'loading it' first.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-05-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I don't know why the girl at the park insisted I...

I don't know why the girl at the park insisted I take 198. Must be a premium site.
My plan is to leave home the 12th and spend some time in Valley Park/Manchester area (St. Louis) with Judy's...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I called this morning, before 9:00(not open yet),...

I called this morning, before 9:00(not open yet), the 855 number and got the nicest lady that gave me the 885 number. She said she get 2-3 calls a day. Good to speak to a happy wrong number....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-14-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
tow truck visits' You have quit the list still....

tow truck visits'
You have quit the list still.
I had a '93 Miata. Towing it was like nothing was behind the 'Silver Bullet'. The trouble was I'd get in it and drive like was a 16 year old, the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-30-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
So, getting back to our little 'get together'. ...

So, getting back to our little 'get together'. Being my very short memory. I would like some clarity:
At this time how many are planning to attend?
How many spots are available?
Do I need to send...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-15-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I had the same problem with flat belt. First...

I had the same problem with flat belt. First thing I dd after I bought 'Silver Bullet' was all new belts. It kept throwing it off the alternator. And like you said, got one on 'just right' and it...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-11-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
I still have this on my calendar. Still need...

I still have this on my calendar.

Still need to take a couple more 'test' runs to make sure the Cummins/Allison well work. Get some fuel mileage history. Fix any other bugs in the system.
...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-26-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,979
Posted By choctawmel
In 2012 I rebuilt the 454 in Silver Bullet. About...

In 2012 I rebuilt the 454 in Silver Bullet. About $4500 for parts and machining. Course I bored it 0.030" over, stroked it 0.025", hyd roller cam, aluminum intake manifold, aluminum radiator,...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-14-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,627
Posted By choctawmel
In 2010 when my 545 Allison gave up I looked high...

In 2010 when my 545 Allison gave up I looked high and low for a wrecked totaled Isuzu NQR 5.4L diesel truck. None to be found. At the time every wreck was snatch up and hauled off to Mexico and...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-13-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,627
Posted By choctawmel
Well I can add a little: TFI was the best money...

Well I can add a little:
TFI was the best money ever spent: A LOT more power, MPG from 4 to 7.5.

When the Allison 545 smoked I replaced with a 4L80e. Motor had 85,000 and needed rebuilt. No...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-27-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By choctawmel
Bought the door assy at that mobile home/RV...

Bought the door assy at that mobile home/RV parts/True Value store on south Shields. Picked it up at a warehouse on SE 22nd east of I-35. He couldn't find the fitting though.
Got the gray fitting...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-26-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By choctawmel
A NPT pipe thread PVC 1 1/4" fitting wouldn't...

A NPT pipe thread PVC 1 1/4" fitting wouldn't even start. Then I found a gray plastic fitting that's labeled 1 1/4" insert MIP adapter and it threaded right in. I think the MIP(male iron pipe) is a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-26-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By choctawmel
fresh water fill

I decided it was time to find a fresh water fill door assy. The local AS dealer is of no help. So I want to a RV part store a in OKC, OK. Sure enough they had the very assy except if wasn't chrome...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-11-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
The dash air blower had a loose ground. Wish...

The dash air blower had a loose ground. Wish everything was that easy to fix.
Ordered a cast aluminum 45 degree elbow and a meter of 3" silicone tube. The thin walled aluminum pipe will go in my...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-10-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Well rats:<( Took the Silver Bullet to the...

Well rats:<( Took the Silver Bullet to the 'race' shop and dropped $$$ to have them pressurize the inlet and does it leak! The thin wall aluminum tube I'm using is too weak to allow the claps to be...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-07-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
This is the...

This is the wheel:http://www.thoroughbreddiesel.com/dieselsite/dodge-wicked-wheel.htm
And I had to go with a different exhaust wheel housing. Was told, it's better housing/turban then the stock. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-07-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 176,890
Posted By choctawmel
Not sure which May weekend you're looking at, but...

Not sure which May weekend you're looking at, but I hope I'm in for this one. Think I got the bugs (almost)worked out of the engine/transmission swap. It's only 1044 mile from here to there.

Mel
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-07-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
I put a 'wicked turban wheel' in it.

I put a 'wicked turban wheel' in it.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-06-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Yes better/lower EGT. More power. Still it goes...

Yes better/lower EGT. More power. Still it goes right on up when accelerating from zero to 70 going up hill. Hit the cruise, it shifted to 6th gear and the EGT dropped. Top boost (I saw) was...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-06-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Took Silver Bullet for a run yesterday. First...

Took Silver Bullet for a run yesterday. First off the bat the transmission was in 3rd gear limp mod. Went around the section and back to the barn. Wife said, "You're going to spend your last dime...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Thanks for the new on your knees. I'm hopeful...

Thanks for the new on your knees. I'm hopeful the VA well go ahead and approve the (non-VA) treatment. Coming up on 2 weeks since the request was made. Trying to cancel and maybe get some of my...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-04-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Yes, I read a couple threads on my Cummins form...

Yes, I read a couple threads on my Cummins form and decided to check because can't pull the push rods. Now I hope my little fix don't fall out before it's time:sad:

BTY just remembered I wanted...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,158
Posted By choctawmel
Well for all you end of worlder's out there I...

Well for all you end of worlder's out there I decided to pull the guts out and look at the 'KDP'.
Got to be a way to catch and reuse the antifreeze. I did manage to catch about 2 gallon of dirty...
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