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Old 09-28-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

I have a 1970 winnibago with drum breaks that I'm restoring I was wanting to know what I could swap disk breaks from onto this monster, its a 22 footer
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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I have a 1970 winnibago with drum breaks that I'm restoring I was wanting to know what I could swap disk breaks from onto this monster, its a 22 footer
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:22 AM   #3
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I would first call Winnebago and ask if the option exists. It's certainly possible but probably carries a heafty price tag to convert.
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:23 AM   #4
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also the motor in this thing said its a 413 is that right, I thought it was a 440, it runs great only 57,000 miles on the motor home.

Is this a good engine?
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:24 AM   #5
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I can do the swap myself if I knew what to get them from out a junk yard
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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What is the make of the chassis?
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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Suggest it may be more trouble than it is worth as I believe that Dodge unit never had any thing but drum brakes so they would have to be an after market kit. The demand is so low a kit does not exist is my guess.

Be glad you have a 413 over the 440 as my 413 ran circles around my 440. You know that Richard Petty had a race car with a 413 with cross induction air flow in the 60's. Beat most every thing in sight
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Did Dodge ever offer rear disc brakes on their motorhome chassis? I can't remember, are the fronts disc? I am assuming this is a class A, or is it a class C? You would probably have to change everything from the master cylinder on down, since disc brakes require more pressure (no self energising action as on drums). Nothing wrong with a good set of drum brakes, I personally would just rebuild what you have.
On the engines; the 440 was probably one of the best engines Chrysler ever built, but the 413 was also a good strong engine. Nothing wrong with either one of them.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:16 AM   #9
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thanks guys/gals I think I'll just rebuild the drums then I'll be doing alot of driving in west va and thought maybe disk would be better on the front then drums. I did'nt know if ones off a school bus would be a good swap or not.
I've done swaps on other things like trucks but never a motorhome
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hooks2u, you might try checking with this company, which specializes in parts and service for older motorhomes;

Camping Connection RV
9140 W Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy(Hwy 192)
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 397-2267
(888) 252-2267
www.campingconnectionrv.com
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