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Old 05-22-2016, 10:07 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by RLS7201 View Post
WOW! Your tall tale is beyond belief. That year Ford chassis only had a 4 speed transmission. You must have popped it in neutral when that chebby flew by.

you're probley right, I think that one had the button on the end of the shifter,,..

heck if I know,,,,that was about 30 motorhomes ago...

call mike thompsons rv and ask... they probley remember the details better..

you can also call bill salie at giant rv... he knows the story..
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:12 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
Please be aware that none of the info that LVRVLUVR quoted applies to the 1998 Chevy P30 chassis with the 454 engine. It is for the post-2001 Workhorse chassis models, and primarily the W20/W22 models at that. Workhorse made a number of major improvements in the P30 after they bought out the Chevy motorhome chassis business, and their all-new W-series chassis has zero in common with the P30 anyway.
the vortec chevy runs circles arould the old fords.... my son has a p30 1996 flair 30'r pulls away on the hill from my new v10..

those old v-10 were horrible

work horse took a sawsall and split the cross member on the first chassis to make them wider and they came with the same vortec 454
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:08 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by packerbacker View Post
I have a question about the engine and chassis of a 1998 Fleetwood Pace Arrow. I have been looking at this model and mostly find V-10 Ford engine and chassis. There is one I am considering that has a Chevy 454 and Chevy chassis. My brother in law who is knowledgeable regarding MH says the Ford V-10 engine is preferred. If there a concern with the Chevy 454 engine and chassis?
I have a 1993 Pace Arrow and the 454 Chevy Big Block engine is rock solid and powerful!

It had only 55,000 miles on the engine when I bought it and I had a few minor adjustments made to it. But, again, it's rock solid!

I haven't had any problems with the engine at all.

It probably helps that I only drive it at 55-60 miles per hour. Sometimes I may take it up to 62 miles an hour, when I want to let my hair down.
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