Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Gotta replace alternator on mine this weekend...
__________________

__________________
1973 Indian ,413 with 46,000 miles.
Deano is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
1984 Fleetwoood Southwind

Installed a new LH exhaust manifold on a 454. Wow! The heat is awful. Chased the threads with a tap, installed new bolts and torqued to 20 ft lb. Got to Install the fire wall that gives you access to the spark plugs. Got to drill out some broken bolts and replace them all. Who ever added after market equipment ran the wires through the firewall and have to redo all of that.
__________________

__________________
Rodney In TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
87Rockwood's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Looking here and there.
Posts: 731
Mounted 4 deep cycle 6 volt Deka batteries under the rear bed.
__________________
87Rockwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodney In TX View Post
Installed a new LH exhaust manifold on a 454. Wow! The heat is awful. Chased the threads with a tap, installed new bolts and torqued to 20 ft lb. Got to Install the fire wall that gives you access to the spark plugs. Got to drill out some broken bolts and replace them all. Who ever added after market equipment ran the wires through the firewall and have to redo all of that.
Wow, that sounds like an aggravation. I hate messing with exhaust manifolds. My right side (454) is ticking so I know I've got a manifold gasket going. You can't do that job without breaking studs. Any suggestions?
__________________
falconbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Castle VA
Posts: 155
removed, replaced, revamped

Over the past several weeks I've made numerous changes to my MH. Yesterday I removed the old Dometic fridge and replaced with an Avanti electric 7.5 cu ft. Just need to add some trim and it's done.

I removed the in-dash tv and am replacing with a storage cabinet with an outside rack on the door for cell phones and pocket clutter and holes for charger wires and all the tv cables to pull thru and connect to the new flat screen.

I removed the old icemaker that the previous owner had gutted and used for a food freezer and replaced with a cabinet with sliding tray to hold my new smaller, more efficient icemaker.

Filled the house batteries with water.

Lastly, I mounted the membership plates from FMCA, and the decals for Passport America and Good Sam Club. All thats left to do is clean up and remove all my tools.
__________________
Randy1252
1988 Holiday Rambler Imperial 35 ft.
Randy1252 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S Western Indiana
Posts: 638
I am going to fill my water tank up, need to wash the outside. Have to run it and get it warm so I can check the transmission fluid. Need to check the air in the tires. Added a bit of 50 50 antifreeze mix to the overflow containers.

Taking off to Galveston for a week tomorrow.

I have the FMCA plates too, think I will just put one on the dash.

I'm going to look into a TPMS, as the durn tires are so hard to check.
__________________
PatStab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Kayjulia's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Felipe, Baja,MX
Posts: 280
My two cents worth

I didn't do it myself, Gads you don't want me touching anything important, but had the rear non-working AC removed and a Maxair Vent installed and it is working well.
I vacuumed the cockpit rug the only rug in the rig and got most of the pet fur off it, I may shampoo it later. I cleaned the side windows with window cleaner.

This week I have a list of stuff to get for the rig at camping world; new sewer hose, new table for the lounge maybe some barrel chairs for the lounge area from a second hand store. If I get all that done I'll be a happy camper
__________________
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness"
-- Mark Twain
Kayjulia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
JayGee's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 334
I am taking mine to Bristol and I am going to sit next to it eating and drinking until race time. Then I will bring it back home.
__________________
JayGee
Foothills of the Smokies
2005 Bounder 35E
JayGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S Western Indiana
Posts: 638
I washed it, including the roof today, that's a job, not the sides but getting on the roof.

I have the genny running for awhile with an AC on to exercise it. We will probably take off about 10 or 11 tomorrow, just going to Galveston, only about 90 miles away. But I'm spoiled not sleeping in hotels anymore, I can hardly sleep in those places anymore, never even thought of it before.
__________________
PatStab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
DonDee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 1,171
Returned form a nice w/e boondocking in the Tonto Forest of AZ. Had to use my spare fuel filter, she was buckin' and snortin'

The Atwood WH is now rarely igniting so instead of pouring money into a 25 y/o unit I ordered a manual light model online from PPL for a very good price.

The Thetford toilet vac break started leaking so I fixed that thinking that was my water leak but found a leaky T under the stove and in a very tight area. A new T and all sealed up...NO leaks...Today
__________________
Don and Mary
'00 Bluebird Skoolie Conversion
Geo Tracker/Dodge Neon/Aprilia Scooter towed
DonDee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #25
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by falconbro View Post
Wow, that sounds like an aggravation. I hate messing with exhaust manifolds. My right side (454) is ticking so I know I've got a manifold gasket going. You can't do that job without breaking studs. Any suggestions?


Take your time!!!!! Repeat!!!! Take your time. Taking the manifold off the head was no problem. I just had to be slow about it. Exhaust pipe was the biggest problem. I had to take off the exhaust manifold to get the exhaust pipe studs out. I believe in never seize. What are you working on?
__________________
Rodney In TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Getting the exhaust pipe off first was the hard part. Maybe some of the guys here
can tell us how to to do it. Age and rust was my probblem.
__________________
Rodney In TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #27
Member
 
Grog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Columbia MO.
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by falconbro View Post
Wow, that sounds like an aggravation. I hate messing with exhaust manifolds. My right side (454) is ticking so I know I've got a manifold gasket going. You can't do that job without breaking studs. Any suggestions?
Soak the studs with "PB Blaster" You can get it at wally world or some Automotive parts stores. I was actually able to take out some exhaust bolts from my wifes Ponitac Fire bird and reuse the bolts it worked that good!
__________________
Grog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 10:16 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,867
And if you break one.. because you will, simply MIG on a bolt to the stud (assuming you've got some sticking out). The heat helps free the stud...

Now if you break it after breaking the welded bolt.. that's where it gets painful
__________________

__________________
cb1000rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.