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Old 07-19-2018, 03:38 PM   #681
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Finally found one $185.00, but try and make one. Now that the dash climate control works as it should, the expense is worth it to me, Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 07-22-2018, 05:30 AM   #682
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Bob, where did u find the a/c control at. I rerouted my cable as to where it passes through the fire wall and also the angle to releive some tension on the plastic mount and lever for temp
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:37 AM   #683
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They are still available, I actually ordered it through my local Ford Dealership even though it is a Chrysler part.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:10 AM   #684
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I wrote about replacing my heater control here.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...ol-175137.html
It is a Mopar part and the number is in my write-up.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:33 AM   #685
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When you did the 50 amp conversion I assume you ran additional wiring to the AC switch (rooftop acís). If so, were you able to pull through the holes in the wall, or are the wires tied to something? Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:10 PM   #686
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I am almost done stripping out the kitchen wall, hopefully Iíll be done with this in 2 weeks, it looks a lot worse than it is. I ordered the transmission for the diesel conversion. Itís going to be a built 4R100, with overdrive. All necessary inerds will be upgraded to ďBilletĒ parts as well as the torque converter and separate TCM. This Saturday I am going to look at a 7.3 IDI With an exhaust brake, if I like what I see I will order one the way I want it, then Iíll be ready for the start of this project in November. Iím figuring 6 months on this conversion, so no screwing around on any other projects during this job. I think this will be my masterpiece!Click image for larger version

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Old 07-26-2018, 07:48 AM   #687
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I'm in the dark here, as usual , what are you doing with that kitchen wall? What's the final finish?
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:53 PM   #688
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Oh.....you know Mike, something special that Iíve wanted for a while, stay tuned for more pictures......Regards, Bob
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:03 PM   #689
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Soooo I didn't realize any of our Classics had plywood behind the vinyl wall covering. At least that's what that looks like. So is the plywood covering aluminum or is the plywood fastened directly to the ribs with no aluminum interior wall covering....at least in that area of the coach? Hmmmmmmmmmm, something new every day. I'm guessing you're going with a cool tile finish or shiny aluminum on that wall........right? Right.

On another note, your new motor. I'm not sure I followed what you posted. So are you going to find a used motor and have it rebuilt to your specs? Or are you buying a new motor and modify it to your specs? Sure wish I lived closer so I could get in the way while you're doing the swap, I would love to witness that process first hand. I'm assuming you're doing the work in your shop there. Hire some teenager to hang out and do nothing but photograph the process as you go along.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:35 PM   #690
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Damm....you're good, indeed, plywood behind the wall paper, then an .040 inner aluminum skin, and you are correct on the finish, but I'm not saying which one...The 7.3 Ford IDI Turbo is going to be a rebuilt engine to my specs including the exhaust brake...the trany guys are writing the software as we speak for the highly modified 4R100 overdrive transmission which will be mated to the 7.3 On a side note I almost had to cut my right pinky finger off this morning....I was snaking wires through the wall and reached in with my pinky to grab the snake wire and got stuck.....an hour later I was free...never again, cell phone has no coverage in the shop and the house is 1/2 mile away......no one would hear me scream anyway so it doesn't matter LOL ! Ask Charly...he can tell you ! Regards, Bob
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:37 PM   #691
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:57 PM   #692
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FREAK-IN ALBINO FEMALE PEACOCK?

Holy crap batman, what are the chances of seeing that in your lifetime. Go out and buy a lottery ticket son. Very, very cool!

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Old 07-26-2018, 08:01 PM   #693
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370 LE start to finish.....

Havenít had time to follow too close. Sounds like a change in plans on the 7.3. Thatís a damn nice engine. I almost bought a F250 from my brother in loo to harvest the engine and transmission. Should be a good fit in a box designed for that big block Ford.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:35 PM   #694
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What controller are you using?
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:44 AM   #695
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Bob give up on the Found On Road Dead FORD stuff put in a Cummins 5.9 with an allison 6 speed and be done with it. A real Mans diesel is 6 cyl.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:29 AM   #696
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Hey John.......remember this saying ??? ďNever Late With A V8Ē ???
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:39 AM   #697
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Why stop at 8?
How about a rare engine for that rare motorhome?
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:16 AM   #698
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What prompted abandoning the Detroit swap?
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:03 AM   #699
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Dave, to difficult to mount the Detroit into the chassis, accessorieslike the alternator and the AC compressor were to high to fit under the dog house, accessory brackets were and are unobtainium......the 7.3 is a better fit, with the exhaust brake and the 4R100 overdrive transmission, Regards, Bob
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Bob I think you meant always late with a v8
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