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Old 01-16-2023
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Big block Chevy retrofit in what was a 391/MT-42 drive train. Adapted the MT using parts from a mid 80's medium duty. The engine started life as a 427, it was 520" when I got done prepping it. Mid 5's mpg, more power than it could stop for, even with the MT transmission retarder on hard. You'll have the same problem.
There's no records or part numbers that will help, it's all obsolete, project is full custom, will check your mechanical mettle and problem solving big time.
Looking @ these blasts from my past, can't believe I got it done, it was a big rock to roll up the hill. The result was pretty neat, that engine made some beautiful noise. Dyno'd 450 hp @ 5500 rpm.
Had a 7.5 gas Onan, two new Carrier AC roof tops and I fabricated a dash a/c that actually worked.
There you go, let's see what you can do my friend.
That's some serious work you put in. Turned out great. . I'm looking forward to the work I'll be doing.
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I'll be having it towed the roughly 40 miles to my little place in Lafayette. I'll start digging into things once it's here. First I'll get the numbers off the engine so I can properly identify it, and then go from there. It will be after the first before I can do that. The wife and I are looking forward to it, and eager to get started.
Take a pic of the engine,we can tell you what it is,are you going to use that engine?
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Before you spend a dime on tires, you need to look @ the brakes/brake lines/booster/master cylinder/wheel cylinders. Most of that will be difficult to service if it's even possible to find parts. First order of business, believe me.
Probably the best option is to find donor medium duty truck with hydraulic disc brakes and change the axles. Think U-haul/Penske 26' rental truck, find one with a Chevy engine and you're golden, sort of, in a way.
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Before you spend a dime on tires, you need to look @ the brakes/brake lines/booster/master cylinder/wheel cylinders. Most of that will be difficult to service if it's even possible to find parts. First order of business, believe me.
Probably the best option is to find donor medium duty truck with hydraulic disc brakes and change the axles. Think U-haul/Penske 26' rental truck, find one with a Chevy engine and you're golden, sort of, in a way.
Most important thing on a vehicle, being able to stop when you need to. I might know where I can find a donor, but if I can't I'll find a way to get it done.
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Take a pic of the engine,we can tell you what it is,are you going to use that engine?
I've only got the one pic of the top of the engine that I posted in the album. I'll try to get back out there this weekend and see if I can get some other pics.
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I've only got the one pic of the top of the engine that I posted in the album. I'll try to get back out there this weekend and see if I can get some other pics.
well thats cool,looks like Big Block chevy of some sort.
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well thats cool,looks like Big Block chevy of some sort.
That's what I was figuring, and looking at the engines in the years around it and figured it might be the 366. I'll check the numbers on it after I get it here. I am interested in that Ford motor you mentioned.
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That's what I was figuring, and looking at the engines in the years around it and figured it might be the 366. I'll check the numbers on it after I get it here. I am interested in that Ford motor you mentioned.
stick with the chevy!
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I thought that coach was a goners. Best of luck restoring her. I sure hope you keep us up on the work. Can't wait to see it rolling again.
Do you know this Wanderlodge from the past?
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stick with the chevy!
Got to dig through some of the paperwork that was in it today. It is the 366 engine.
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