Originally Posted by streamlean
Hello Gang -
I'm in need of a dipstick for a 1975 Argosy Motorhome with a 454. I've tried the local truck parts and chevy dealer and they say the part has been discontined. Any ideas on where to get such an animal?
Hi Al -
Try going to a GM dealer (if your is mounted on a GM truck chassis) and find someone who has been in parts for a while. Most of the part numbers on the chassis have changed 2 or 3 times over the decades and they are probably looking for the wrong part number (the original ones have been replaced).
My wife and I flew out to Raleigh, NC to purchase a 1975 26' Argosy. As I drove away the previous owner said that I didn't have any emergency brakes, so I knew that I needed new back brake pads.
I was trying to replace my back brakes in Raleigh, NC at a commercial location. They were unable to obtain brake pads in less than a week, maybe,(the most common ones in the US) until I found a wonderful woman in parts in the Durham, NC GM dealership. She had been there 30 years and knew exactly why we had been unable to get parts. She tracked down the new part numbers, ordered the parts and had them delivered in less than an hour.
If that doesn't work, try Mike at JEGS: (800)345-4545
Good luck. Peter