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Old 05-25-2008, 06:16 AM   #101
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Wow, great stuff Andrew! I expect you'll be camping next month. Thanks for the picture.

I'm waiting for my Suburban to arrive so I can do the same thing... but mine will include the tranny and a gearvendor complete.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:23 PM   #102
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Good news! When will it be finished? Ron
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #103
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At my current pace, I would guess by around 2017! But then my good lady wife has us booked for a short trip in mid-August.

We got the transmission in today, following a day of rest (and too much celebratory beer ) yesterday, but now, naturally, I begin a crazy travel period, but hopefully with the longer days, I will be able to spend a few evening bolting bits-and-bobs in place and so start to get Ethyl back into road worthy shape.

As ever, watch this space, but do not hold your breath!

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Old 11-18-2019, 05:56 PM   #104
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Andrew, I have done the engine swap and it is not a pretty sight. You will have to dismantle the entire front end of your motorhome. The chassis came to the AS factory with the engine installed then they put the body around it. If you do want to attempt this feat, I have a factory service manual with instructions for taking out the engine. Let me know and I'll copy them for you.
Kent, can I get copies of that service manual? I tried to private message you, but it won't let me as I am too new.

So is everyone's opinion that you should go out the front as a opposed to taking it out from underneath?

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Old 11-19-2019, 10:59 AM   #105
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Kent, can I get copies of that service manual? I tried to private message you, but it won't let me as I am too new.

So is everyone's opinion that you should go out the front as a opposed to taking it out from underneath?

-Adam
Going out the front is a lot easier on the 77 and later coaches than it is on 76 and earlier.

If you have the ability to lift the coach high enough going out the bottom shouldn't be to bad. The suspension saddle is held in place by 3 or 4 bolts (don't remember the exact amount) on each side. You would need to research just what you would have to do with the radiator, and other components to be sure.

Personally I thought pulling from the front wasn't all that difficult. I've done it three times and other than time consuming it wasn't hard. There are a lot of threads on Airforums showing how people have accomplished the task.

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