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Old 06-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #15
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Well I'm not going to get off topic but sure looks like a one barrel like my Carter...
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That's about an $800.00 battery!
If it needs to be replaced looks like you have plenty of room to convert over to four 6 volt batteries, and would cost about 1/2 as much.
Not to mention if even just one cell goes bad in the future it would be a whole lot less expensive to replace one six volt than the one 8D.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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Well I'm not going to get off topic but sure looks like a one barrel like my Carter...
Gentleman, place your bets...
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:19 PM   #18
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LOL, no need for that. I fold...
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That's about an $800.00 battery!
They are around $250...I use them in heavy equipment.
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My mistake, I was looking at AGM batteries on Google.
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Haha, man. The pic does not do the battery justice. It's huge. About 20-24 inches long. And yes it's heavy as hell. I was thinking about doing a 6 volt series in there.

I will try to get more pics tomorrow of the rear end ( if your into that sort of thing)

And ......................... The motor is a 318 2 brl. .. With only 59k original on it. Pretty mint
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So over the weekend, We accomplished a lot. One thing imparticular was the recently discovered bad alternator. THANK GOD that autozone had one in stock! that made my weekend. Put that bad Larry in and the difference that it makes is unbelievable. It runs like a dream now. It must have been not getting enough spark before, but now... its super responsive, sounds better, runs stronger, awesome. Im so happy for that. Also is a recently discovered pic of the Chassis VIN and what i believe to be the name "Dodge Fargo De Soto" Can anyone weigh in on that.. is that the camper name? I only ask because I wish to eventually do some custom lettering with the name, like a big "Fargo" or "DeSoto" across the front. also included is a pic of some of the coach wiring. Ill get a full rear pic soon, but its too close to my garage right now and its up on jack stands.

not a bad weekend, Oil, sparks, alternator, air filter.
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dont know why it didnt include the pics.. here ya go
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Thank you for the update
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Sounds like this is a Canadian rig; read down through this article. It doesn't mention Chrystler/ Dodge making the Class A, but the Fargo designation was retired in 1972.
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Sounds like this is a Canadian rig; read down through this article. It doesn't mention Chrystler/ Dodge making the Class A, but the Fargo designation was retired in 1972.
Not too sure of what you mean, how can you tell its Canadian? and It is a 72, so maybe its the last year?
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Not too sure of what you mean, how can you tell its Canadian? and It is a 72, so maybe its the last year?
Oh ok, i didnt see the article link. Oh yea, thats weird.

also, the VIN point out that the chassis was made at Warren Truck #1 assembly plant in Mich. so, very could have shipped it up to be made.
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