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Old 09-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #29
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What do you know. She runs!

Now to adjust the idle and set the timing.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #30
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take the ignition module to Autozone and they can test it. About $30.00 if you need to replace it. Get a Haynes or Chilton manual for your Dodge truck. Motorhome name is unimportant, the power train is Dodge 1 ton van.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #31
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I can't remember if this one has points if so then make sure they are opening up on the correct point and clean them
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #32
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What do you know. She runs!

Now to adjust the idle and set the timing.
Great news! Lets take a road trip....................
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #33
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Yea, way to go. Your persistence paid off.
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It's amazing what can happen when you replace the missing pieces.

Now to come to terms with a 440 vs. a 360. What's that? 2mpg?
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Yea, well what are you gonna do... it's the cost of RV'ing. Some people like to spend $200 on a hotel room, we spend it on fuel and take our hotel room with us. At least you know where the sheets have been.
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Yea, well what are you gonna do... it's the cost of RV'ing. Some people like to spend $200 on a hotel room, we spend it on fuel and take our hotel room with us. At least you know where the sheets have been.
Excellent point. Living in Southern California it's not like I have to go far anyway. I've been doing the RV thing in my '73 Westy Bus for years. I don't get there fast but when I get there I know I have a bed to sleep in.

The Winnie is a Bunkhouse. The extra up will be appreciated when I meet my first hill.
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Horse power I mean
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Do you know anyone who has a good distributor you can swap yours out with just to see if that is the problem.
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To update:
As of last night the Minnie Winnie is running. It seems pretty smooth for sitting for almost three years. It's burning through a gallon of old gas and Stabil at the moment. Going to add fresh gas and try to set the timing. I pulled the distributor to get a better look. Looks pretty good. Cleaned it with WD-40 and dried it out. I'm sure the timing is a little off. Not sure I got it in the exact same place. But she fires up just fine now.

I have not yet tested each cylinder for spark yet, but I'm sure new plugs will help just that much.

There may be an exhaust leak at the manifold, but i'm not sure yet. Something was living atop the motor in the past year. All kinds of stuff is burning off.

Thanks again for all the input from everyone. This forum is awesome! You guys pointed me in the right direction(s) and now the old Winnie running.
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