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Old 11-07-2017, 04:54 PM   #1941
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Well, what do you know!

You guys don't think I read these threads when they get all Greek.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Chrome-Timin...sAAOSwQiRUl1Kn

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Old 11-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #1942
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Well, what do you know!

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Chrome-Timin...sAAOSwQiRUl1Kn

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Sadly it's not the right one.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:58 PM   #1943
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Sadly it's not the right one.
WHAT?

I know Chev did change the block a few times but not by that much?

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and this one?

https://www.yearone.com/Product/1964...l-camino/3203n
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:02 PM   #1944
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WHAT?

I know Chev did change the block a few times but not by that much?

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and this one?

https://www.yearone.com/Product/1964...l-camino/3203n
Still nope

The ones you've linked to are for mounting on the front of the timing cover. Steve (and others) need the one that bolts the bottom of the oil pan.

Same as Airstream windows, aka hens teeth.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:09 PM   #1945
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Still nope

The ones you've linked to are for mounting on the front of the timing cover. Steve (and others) need the one that bolts the bottom of the oil pan.

Same as Airstream windows, aka hens teeth.
Okay, got it.....Jeez those gas engines are so complicated.

I'll keep a look out at some of the P30 trash SOB's around here.

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Old 11-07-2017, 05:57 PM   #1946
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Okay, got it.....Jeez those gas engines are so complicated.

I'll keep a look out at some of the P30 trash SOB's around here.

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Yep, the 454 is nothing like a diesel where all you do is pour in fuel, add some air and squish...and repeat...

If you do look at some old motorhomes the front timing cover pointers I think can be modified to work. I don't working with chromed metal for stuff like this hence the desire for a used pointer.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:58 PM   #1947
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Thanks Tony, actually, that might help.
For $7 "someone" could buy the ebay one, and cobble it together.

If only I knew someone who could fold, beadroll and fabricate the sheet metal body, then weld that bought graduated timing head onto that... or even better, if that someone had a big block laying around somewhere, that could be setup at TDC on #5 with a dial indicator, and to do the fab in the shop, rather than crawling around under a Motorhome in some desolate desert storage facility in California!

I bet, with a sandblasting to remove the chrome, grinding, smoothing, a little paint, patina, grease and oil smeared on, no Smog Tech would know the difference between that and an OEM part made of Airstream Unobtainium....
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:13 PM   #1948
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Black painted one, bought for $6.30 delivered by the weekend.


Looking closely at the RGB floods I got. Interesting to see that led chip.
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Today, in the mail was a pair of normal white floodlights, and the ACDelco HEI trigger.

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #1949
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Looking closely at the RGB floods I got. Interesting to see that led chip.
Looks quality! LEDs directly on an aluminum backing plate, should be good for a few watts
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:17 AM   #1950
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Both the white, and RGB are rated at 10w.
I discovered a while back that unscrewing the front cap and flipping the lens gives an even wider beam.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:54 PM   #1951
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Here's a picture of what the lower timing bracket looks like.
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I just happen to have one of these in stock, removed from my blown up '82 454. It would not fit on my 502 as the bolt pattern and shape of the front of the oil pan is different. It could be had!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:48 PM   #1952
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I just happen to have one of these in stock, removed from my blown up '82 454. It would not fit on my 502 as the bolt pattern and shape of the front of the oil pan is different. It could be had!
If I could buy that off you and pay for shipping, I would be very pleased! Pm me!
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:32 PM   #1953
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No need to buy it. I would be happy to send it to a good home. I'll send you a PM next week after I dig it out of storage.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:09 PM   #1954
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AWESOME!

As they are rare, and others might need one, I will take an impression of it for future use!

My sparkplugs arrived today!

Aside from that, its actually been busy on my Health Insurance business... all my clients got their renewals, for 2018, and are running around with their hair on fire!
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:45 AM   #1955
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1984 Airstream 345 owner (Newbie) need advice!

Plugs and the $6 upper timing marker arrived.
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But the thing that excited me the most was a response to my post about Emissions Stickers over on the IRV2 Forum.
Member Spritz posted these 3 pics from his still original P30 based Motorhome that are pretty close to what was missing and gives me timing and Emissions info that was a mystery!
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If this is correct it explains what happened to my stickers when the air filter lid was replaced with the Banks unit!
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:33 AM   #1956
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Here are the stickers from my 84, the original engine was in a 83 P30 chassis by the sticker.

Note that mine is not a California build (If they even had such a thing for P30 chassis in 83-84?)
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Wow. Thanks WayneG.
Thatís even closer.
Do you still have the smog pump on your engine?

Yes, mine is a Federal, and thatís all it needs to be. There is no requirement for it to be upgraded, just all present, correct and functioning as original.
Believe it or not, there was a CA version in 84 and it was different to the Federal. Need to consult my Smog book, but it had a charcoal canister and EGR too
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Mine had the EGR valve and air pump, but that crap needed to go to install the TBI system. This is a link to my TBI install, page 2:
http://theouterlimits.ws/projects/ai...2.html#TBI-Pg2

If you do any mods to the emissions system, consult someone on California rules.
Here in NY they dont push the issue to much, and they shouldn't because the O2 sensor and TBI computer sets the fuel mix and allows the engine to run cleaner than just forcing air into the exhaust like a fighter jet afterburner

Edit: I guess the term EGR valve is not correct. Mine did not have it in the intake manifold, it was blanked off. Mine was just the air pump and vacuum controls to the carb.
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Awesome.
Going way back in this thread there is much on this smog issue and itís been a battle from the start to even find out the correct configuration, and then find the parts!
The smog pump and brackets were missing, wrong Carb, and all the vacuum system was disconnected, broken or missing.
The smog pump in my possession was a junk yard find, from an 83 truck but the pulley doesnít line up, and the divertor valve is toast.
There is no solid info out there on the web, and GM has no records or the dealers are not interested to help.
What Iím hearing is that the Smog Inspectors have about the same info, so, they look in the book for the year and model , check that all the components listed are present and correct, and look to be functional then give a pass on the visual. Then they do the stationary test at about 1500 and 2000 rpm or whatever corresponds to 15 and 25 mph, while they sniff the exhaust to be sure itís within spec from that era. Thought about adding the Magnaflow cat from my Suburban, but would you believe that would fail it even tho it would clean up the Emissions!!!
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Have you looked into registering in Maine?
Don't know a lot about it, but spot the scotts were having issues so they registered their 345 in Maine, not sure if that can get you around CARB or not, just thought I'd mention it
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