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Old 10-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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My local mechanic which has done repairs on several of my vehicles including my 79 motorhome, is an awesome & fair guy. He did keep my RV for a while but made sure it was right. Picked it up Saturday & she runs fantastic. He put in a heavy duty cam, new lifter springs, push rods, a couple new lifters, repaired radiator, replaced 3 fuel filters, rebuilt the carb, & put in new plug wires, total charge with labor $850. I am pleased.
He told me it will "lope" some at idle because of the HD cam but I would have more power. Sure enough. Ready to go camping.
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New cam and only 3 new lifters not good
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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The Dodge engine is pretty rock solid.

Got pictures?
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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3 new valves, sorry. When cam lobe messed up & bent push rods, it messed up the bottom of 3 valves. Previously he had already put in new crank shaft, piston rod bearings, water pump, timing chain, fuel pump, starter, & new valves. He said the lifters & valves looked like new except for those 3. He did put in all new valve springs because of the new cam.
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ok different story then
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Sounds like you got a hell of a good deal!!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #7
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Sounds like you got a hell of a good deal!!!
I agree. my only hope is that the mechanic didn't get overly aggressive with the cam and kill the low end torque.
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I used to pic cams and other valvetrain parts for a living. I was tech consultant at Crane Cams.
Since it will have a lope it will need to be reved up a little to work but thankfully motorhome have low gears most of the time.,
My guess is its a comp 268 or a crane 272 or something sized like that.
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A great deal for you.
A top end rebuild plus all the rest.
I wish we had mechanics like that around here.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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My mechanic works at his home in the country & has always been fair & honest. The motor has been running better than ever. Has great low end torque & plenty of power. I think the trans even shifts better than before. I am very pleased at the results.
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Well that's great then hope you utilize her carefully this time.
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