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Forum: Vintage RV's 10-20-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,414
Posted By JimElliott
What/how many miles is on your carb? Jim

What/how many miles is on your carb?

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-19-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,414
Posted By JimElliott
Bigsky..... Sometimes I will use unlit propane...

Bigsky.....
Sometimes I will use unlit propane IF the air leak is "tuff" to find....

Mapp gas is really good.

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-19-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,414
Posted By JimElliott
Iron man.....That is indeed a great chart to be...

Iron man.....That is indeed a great chart to be used constantly and thats why a small 2 1/8 gauge installed in your dash is such a perfect instrument to use......

Jim
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-30-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,165
Posted By JimElliott
Please check the percentage of "fan" thats...

Please check the percentage of "fan" thats sticking inside your shroud.......

I use te 65% to 70% of fan stuck up inside the shroud with plenty of clearance.

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
Well since you have indicated the "Rubber vacuum...

Well since you have indicated the "Rubber vacuum lines" are falling apart I would expect the rubber fuel lines are also.
For this your tank will no doubt hafta be dropped e'nuf to obtain an easy...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,583
Posted By JimElliott
Smog pumps only dump in fresh air into the...

Smog pumps only dump in fresh air into the exhaust manifolds period......

Which Edelbrock carb is now installed (Number and size)?

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-19-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,401
Posted By JimElliott
How about an 4.5 MPG increase? Would you spend...

How about an 4.5 MPG increase?
Would you spend that kind of money?????? I did and feel it's well worth it.
$3-400.00 should be the ignition cost IF you sent yours out, Exhaust system about $1200.00...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,401
Posted By JimElliott
I would KEEP the stock rocker arms but NOT the...

I would KEEP the stock rocker arms but NOT the ones from the factory engines, No muss or fuss just set them and forget them...

I've measured those stockers and the range is from 1.59 to 1.74 so...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,576
Posted By JimElliott
What engine is in your rig? Smog headers needed...

What engine is in your rig?
Smog headers needed or not, That will determine your happy hunting grounds for the purchase of headers....

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,576
Posted By JimElliott
Which "Header" do you fear the most? Long...

Which "Header" do you fear the most?

Long tube headers are extremely quiet but those shorty might be a tad louder..

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,576
Posted By JimElliott
Shorty headers do NOTHING in the lower RPMs, Long...

Shorty headers do NOTHING in the lower RPMs, Long tube 1 /5/8 1 3/4 are what the RV folks need for that low end torque....

Exhaust reversion......Anyone know anything about it?
Well just measure...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,576
Posted By JimElliott
X2.. Jim

X2..

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,069
Posted By JimElliott
None of your described systems over the blazing...

None of your described systems over the blazing hot summer with the new Edelbrock fuel pump.....

6 more weeks of the hot stuff (115*+) and those problems will be long gone....

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,069
Posted By JimElliott
Pumps are a strange breed.....I use ONLY the...

Pumps are a strange breed.....I use ONLY the Edelbrock 1722 which delivers 6 PSI and sucks up 110 GPH.

NO return line is available on any pump unless it's STOCK.....Doesn't bother me one bit cuz...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-27-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,218
Posted By JimElliott
Hi Dave.... Got your E-male and here I am,...

Hi Dave....
Got your E-male and here I am, Before you remove the staples from your shroud please drill 4 holes (1/4 X 20 threads with nice flat washers) on each side of the shroud....
Those...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,069
Posted By JimElliott
Well IMHO you have NOT provided e'nuf info on the...

Well IMHO you have NOT provided e'nuf info on the rig...
Does the engine have a carb?
How about a mechanical fuel pump on the engine...
How big is the electric fuel pump and are you sure it...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-21-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,777
Posted By JimElliott
I visited two different stores until I found the...

I visited two different stores until I found the correct "Comfort" mattress and had them build it for me, Stands about 14 inches tall with the 2" pillow top.
I actually like the R.V. bed over...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 64,989
Posted By JimElliott
What a great job you and Marilyn have done, May...

What a great job you and Marilyn have done, May both of you have many trouble free miles....

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
I'm not fond of any gauges, Autometer is much...

I'm not fond of any gauges, Autometer is much cheaper and will use them when they are placed way out of the way so the "Red lite" is NOT glaring in my face.......Hate that red stuff.

The only...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
2 1/4 after the muffler is OK BUT I would check ...

2 1/4 after the muffler is OK BUT I would check the pipe that is in between the manifold and in front of the muffler......

The 2 1/4 will work and will allow more torque at lower RPMs but run...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-15-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
:cool:, Inside at 2 inches might be 2 1/4...

:cool:, Inside at 2 inches might be 2 1/4 pipe......

All exhaust pipe is measured on the outside and maybe you only have 2 1/4 but measure carefully before ALL purchases.

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
Please keep those shields on.. Thorley...

Please keep those shields on..
Thorley installation can get very mean with the crusty & rusty bolts and I suggest at least 1 day of presoak with the good stuff ($$$$).

Also use a low pressure...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
OK, I'm back on this interesting thread and my RV...

OK, I'm back on this interesting thread and my RV was finished up yesterday without toooooo much arguements LOL.

On my rig the "Metal spark plug shields" are in place and with Thorley headers the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-14-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
Like Grumpy sez, Rotella 15-40 is very close to...

Like Grumpy sez, Rotella 15-40 is very close to Delo 15-40.

The only thing I'm not up to date on is the amount of "ZDDP" between the two which is important with the usage of the mandated lesser...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-13-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By JimElliott
Dang, #1 wire burnt off? Now I've seen #5,...

Dang, #1 wire burnt off?

Now I've seen #5, #6 and #8 burnt off but never #1.

Gotta get off for now cuz my buddie from the RV shop is coming over to check out the fuel gauge problem, His ideas...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
I can see NO reason why not to use the "Delo...

I can see NO reason why not to use the "Delo 15-40" on your rig, The engines back in those days were kinda loose and the valve seat spring pressures were also much lower than todays roller cams....
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-12-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,134
Posted By JimElliott
I installed the "Carter street/strip" electric...

I installed the "Carter street/strip" electric fuel pump on my 83 (454) externally (near the tank), The PSI was correct at 6 pounds.

Around town below 40 MPH the Carter was not needed BUT at 60...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 50,125
Posted By JimElliott
Sluggish up the hills indicates your ignition is...

Sluggish up the hills indicates your ignition is really retarded so now you will need to find a "Guru" in your area that understands the "HEI" ignition and is willing to set it up to these specs.......
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
Since stores carry many different numbers for ALL...

Since stores carry many different numbers for ALL filters and also for the sizes I would just ask for XXXX filter and tell them what size (1-2) quart you prefer.....
Even "Carquest" has had a recent...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
I purchase the "Delo 400" 15-40 at the Walmart...

I purchase the "Delo 400" 15-40 at the Walmart store....Can get it in the 1 gallon can so with 2 of them plus a 2 qt Wix filter (not from Walmart) both 1 gallon cans are tossed into the engine....
...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-06-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,355
Posted By JimElliott
90 PSI is the max I've had in mine and the coach...

90 PSI is the max I've had in mine and the coach will raise a few inches.....Good eye on the trannie temps, I like to keep mine at/around 170*.

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
Well your oil temps fall right into line, The oil...

Well your oil temps fall right into line, The oil usage seems excessive.
I used "Royal purple 15-40" which is a very high end oil but would watch the pressure gauges (2) flutter down to zero on the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-05-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By JimElliott
Might have installed the wrong size belt also and...

Might have installed the wrong size belt also and when your freeway speeds were reached your belt climbed over the pulley.

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,106
Posted By JimElliott
What oil are you presently running? How many...

What oil are you presently running?
How many miles on the engine?
How do you test or monitor your oil temp?

My oil temp on a 83 454 (38,000 miles)
cold 58 psi
Hot (30 minutes of driving) is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,338
Posted By JimElliott
Fridge battery comes from the coach batteries NOT...

Fridge battery comes from the coach batteries NOT the main (engine) battery side.....
On my 83 Itasca the "dual-mom" switch can be a "PITA" especially when the ignition switch is left on (accessary...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,134
Posted By JimElliott
X2 Jim

X2

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,684
Posted By JimElliott
NO reason to drop my name, I'm a retired old guy...

NO reason to drop my name, I'm a retired old guy who has not been keeping up with the technogoly for the past few years......

Please have the questions (yours) on hand, The stage1 are cast but...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,684
Posted By JimElliott
After leaving a short message on the "RV.NET"...

After leaving a short message on the "RV.NET" site I finally found the "Stewart catalog"....
1-906-789-2816 order line....

1-336-859-2555 Tech line

The Stewart owner will make sure you...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 50,125
Posted By JimElliott
Don't forget "Nozzle drip"..... Nozzle drip is...

Don't forget "Nozzle drip".....
Nozzle drip is just as bad as leaky well plugs, Just take a peek at or around idle speed and each drip is a big waste...

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,711
Posted By JimElliott
Kalifornia wants them smogged forever, It's the...

Kalifornia wants them smogged forever, It's the money ya'know.

Jim
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-17-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,681
Posted By JimElliott
Sounds like your good to go, Enjoy a trouble free...

Sounds like your good to go, Enjoy a trouble free bunch of trips..

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
Max, On my 33' Itasca it is a very long pull from...

Max, On my 33' Itasca it is a very long pull from the tank to carb....Like yours...
Installed a "Carter street/strip" electric fuel pump at the tank, Well Carter lied to me by stating the manual...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
Where is the "OP"? Have you checked out the...

Where is the "OP"?

Have you checked out the engine for a manual fuel pump yet?

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
Dave, The mid 80s P-30s were a PITA at times to...

Dave, The mid 80s P-30s were a PITA at times to figure out..
Classic example was the engine belts, On the 87 they had a combo "V" and serp belts but I have NO idea on what year the transition...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
Another do-dad is for you to look on the front...

Another do-dad is for you to look on the front passenger side of your engine, Maybe a manual fuel pump is hanging on the engine....

Jim
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,722
Posted By JimElliott
My 87 had a factory stock intank pump, Maybe...

My 87 had a factory stock intank pump, Maybe yours has one also and it went south long ago and that is why the cheapo pump in yours now has died...
Your making a pusher pump into a puller with small...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-29-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,271
Posted By JimElliott
Max, Don't you think 35 MPH in low gear is a bit...

Max, Don't you think 35 MPH in low gear is a bit excessive with the RPMs generated...

Jim
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-27-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,271
Posted By JimElliott
Driver, Congrats on your 93,000 miles. Your...

Driver, Congrats on your 93,000 miles.

Your engine when put together probably had some very decent parts installed and a good balance within the componets so I can see your confused state I'm...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,271
Posted By JimElliott
These are the "Finer points" that we have a need...

These are the "Finer points" that we have a need to know, After all it takes some time for that constantly flexin crankshaft to finally give in.

As we look at the inferior CAST IRON 8.1 cranks...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 06-26-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,271
Posted By JimElliott
Max, While cruising over the Colorado hills prior...

Max, While cruising over the Colorado hills prior to your engine blowing it's guts what was the RPMs and what gear was most used and finally the time line used.

I'm starting to see a pattern...
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