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Old 09-01-2019, 09:21 PM   #15
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I think you will find that your engine is a 318. Our first mh was a 1973 Pace Arrow that had a 318. When you get the valve checked make sure they look for a crack that these engines would get near the valves between the middle two cylinders. Unfortunately the 318 used in the motorhomes and the car 318 were not the same and finding a replacement cylinder head was almost impossible. I ended up finding a machine shop in Cleveland that specialized in welding/repairing cylinder heads. We had the mh at least 5 years after the repair and never had another issue. Good luck.
Wow! That sounds a bit scary. Hopefully mine isn't cracked. I imagine that would be an extremely expensive fix.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:56 PM   #16
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I'm still blown away right now. I truly cleaned up the inside of the motorhome and it turned out amazing! It's also been dumping rain lately and so for my roof job is holding up really well. The one place it leaks now is the bathroom vent, which is cracked and broken. But it's a wet bath, so I don't care that much right now. I'll post pictures and maybe a video of all of it. There was also about ten dead squirrels on the roof in varying states of decay before I cleaned it. There was also so many pine needles that my escape hatch, sewer vent pipe, fridge vent, and bathroom vent were completely buried!Click image for larger version

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Old 09-04-2019, 03:58 PM   #17
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To be honest though, I think that the 1000 years of pine needles that were up there are probably what's been protecting the roof from further damage all that time it was sitting.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:04 PM   #18
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I ended up completely sealing my roof using this stuff called Elasto Kool 1000 by Black Jack that I found at Lowe's. It's worked amazingly so far and held up in the heavy rain and hail, and I was able to apply it simply using a paint roller and a brush.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:10 PM   #19
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Now here's all of the interior shots from after the cleaning and rebuild of the back. I still need to find new cushions for the back dining area, because most of the originals are missing.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:12 PM   #20
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You'll notice that the passenger seats are missing. I'm pretty sure they were removed whenever the new carpet was installed years and years ago. So for now my passengers will either have to ride in a lawn chair or sit in the back.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:15 PM   #21
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I also found this awesome table with the United States map in my 1972 Titan. It's actually what they used to board up the back window when it fell out and broke back in the 90s. But luckily it cleaned up really well and I was even able to eat my dinner on it last night!Click image for larger version

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:17 PM   #22
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Unfortunately, between my two Titans, this is the only original light fixture that still has any parts on it.Click image for larger version

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My dog has also found a spot that he loves in here.Click image for larger version

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Recently I completely washed the exterior and it sure looks amazing out in the sun!Click image for larger version

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Some day I'll paint those fender so that they match the rest of the trim. I have I feeling they came off of a different motorhome, which is why they're white. The fenders on my other Titan are brown and match way better.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:16 PM   #26
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Just installed a passenger seat!Click image for larger version

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Titans, You may have better luck finding a head today than back in 1976 when I needed one. Back then the engine was fairly new and there weren't many salvaged. Does your 70' have the 318 also? Our Pace Arrow had the rear dinette which the wife and kids loved to sit at while we traveled. For the passengers in the front there were two "bus type" bench seats that faced forward. The front bench could be "flipped to the rear and a table put between them for another dinette. Also folded down to become a bed. There was also a pull down bed over the front seats that worked better than the power bed in our 2015! That was a great MH. Wish it had the big engine in it. Bought it new in 1974 drove it 7 years and sold it for what we originally paid for it. THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN! Thanks for bringing up old memories,now go make your own good memories.. Good luck on your project.
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Wow, it is really looking good now. That home is in great shape for its age.
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