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Old 09-05-2019, 05:56 PM   #29
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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.
Thank you! My other Titan actually has a 440 with a four barrel carb. I really like it but man that thing is rough! It barely runs the way it is right now and it would probably take at least a couple years to even get the motorhome livable again. But I've been thinking that my engine problem isn't extremely bad right now. I still want to get it fixed as soon as possible, but it's seriously one of the smoothest running engines I've ever driven. I was even able to start it the other day without pumping the gas at all! I also did figure out that my Titan had those bus style seats as well. There's still bolt holes in the floor from where they were, but I'm pretty sure they were removed when the new carpet was installed years and years ago, and they must've gotten lost somewhere in that process.
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Wow, it is really looking good now. That home is in great shape for its age.
Thanks! And I agree. Every day I'm still impressed at how good it turned out. I eventually still wanna replace the rest of the ceiling though.
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Just bought two new front tires off of eBay. I figure for now I'll be good rolling around town on the old back tires. They're actually in surprisingly decent shape. Once the new fronts get here though I'll be able to drive the motorhome to a mechanic to get my exhaust valve looked at, and I'll be able to surprise everyone driving it to school, and eventually some local and nearby camp grounds, like Tumalo State Park, La Pine State Park, Palina Lake, and Crater Lake. After that I'll be able to drive it to even farther places, like the awesome campgrounds up in the mountains off of HWY 58 and North and South Santiam.

Eventually my goal is to be able to drive this motorhome all the way to the Oregon coast, which for me is a nice trip over two mountain passes. It's a lot of up and down hill travel and a few straight highway miles on I5. But my favorite parks ever are some of the State Parks on the coast, so I hope to be able to get over there real soon, and finally not have to tent camp or stay in motels. The one disadvantage is that my gas bill for a trip like that is gonna be horrendous! But it will be well worth it in my opinion.
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Here's some engine pictures. This is either Chrysler 318 or a 360, I still haven't figured out which.Attachment 257075Attachment 257076
The block has a bold cast # on the rear lower sides 318 or 360. If you need heads for the 318 install 1985 dodge 302 heads, on a 360 904 heads. used a double roller timing chain advanced 2 Deg! A four barrel Edelbrock manifold, with no egr and a vacuum secondary carb. I still use & recommend the Thermoquad!
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Here's some engine pictures. This is either Chrysler 318 or a 360, I still haven't figured out which.Attachment 257075Attachment 257076
The emissions label on the valve cover can be deceiving. Generally it lists both the 318 & 360 engines.
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Just bought two new front tires off of eBay. I figure for now I'll be good rolling around town on the old back tires. They're actually in surprisingly decent shape. Once the new fronts get here though I'll be able to drive the motorhome to a mechanic to get my exhaust valve looked at, and I'll be able to surprise everyone driving it to school, and eventually some local and nearby camp grounds, like Tumalo State Park, La Pine State Park, Palina Lake, and Crater Lake. After that I'll be able to drive it to even farther places, like the awesome campgrounds up in the mountains off of HWY 58 and North and South Santiam.

Eventually my goal is to be able to drive this motorhome all the way to the Oregon coast, which for me is a nice trip over two mountain passes. It's a lot of up and down hill travel and a few straight highway miles on I5. But my favorite parks ever are some of the State Parks on the coast, so I hope to be able to get over there real soon, and finally not have to tent camp or stay in motels. The one disadvantage is that my gas bill for a trip like that is gonna be horrendous! But it will be well worth it in my opinion.
All tires have a date code on them! If the tire is older than ten years, no matter how good it looks you are running on borrowed tire for an expected BLOW OUT!
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The block has a bold cast # on the rear lower sides 318 or 360. If you need heads for the 318 install 1985 dodge 302 heads, on a 360 904 heads. used a double roller timing chain advanced 2 Deg! A four barrel Edelbrock manifold, with no egr and a vacuum secondary carb. I still use & recommend the Thermoquad!
The 360 fast burn heads are #308 casting not #904!
318 Fast burn are #302! Next time around I think I will try the Demon 1901 carburetor.
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The 360 fast burn heads are #308 casting not #904!
318 Fast burn are #302! Next time around I think I will try the Demon 1901 carburetor.
Saw this RV at my mechanic today. 440cid dodge chasis.Click image for larger version

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All tires have a date code on them! If the tire is older than ten years, no matter how good it looks you are running on borrowed tire for an expected BLOW OUT!
Oh I know it. I am going to replace my rear tires very soon. In fact, I'm not even going on the highway until I do. But for now I think it'll be fine as long as I don't leave town.
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Here's the new tires! Got them mounted today and went for a short test drive, and let me say, it is SO much smoother now. I could still feel flat spots on the back tires since they sat for a while, but just having new front tires on it made such a world of difference!Click image for larger version

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Saw this RV at my mechanic today. 440cid dodge chasis.Attachment 260038

That's a Travco.
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Hey, 1970s Titans, I have a question. My parents had a late 60s Travco on a Dodge chassis. The gave it to us in the mid '80s.


How many digits do the odometers in your Titans have? XXXXX.X or XXXXXX.X?



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The block has a bold cast # on the rear lower sides 318 or 360. If you need heads for the 318 install 1985 dodge 302 heads, on a 360 904 heads. used a double roller timing chain advanced 2 Deg! A four barrel Edelbrock manifold, with no egr and a vacuum secondary carb. I still use & recommend the Thermoquad!
What is the GVWR of that Titan?
That 318 will pick up 100~150 + HP with the fast burn 302 heads and proper head gasket a must! An RV grind camshaft change, headers with 2 1/4" to 2.5" / 3" exhaust pipe, four barrel intake with a Demon 1901 carb with a cold air intake.
Want info on engine mods PM me! I have done many 318's and 360 engine upgrades in RV's..
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With any luck it's a 318-3. As said before look on the side of the block or on the front just below the cylinder head.
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