I see coming up on the site there are already 276 of you guys hanging around the door …. OK, I’m here, lemme open the door….
Headed to breakfast, have a pile of cool stuff to talk about, Here’s spoiler alert Yes, yes, yes…. I got the first chance to drive the Rocket Olds 350 yesterday, the fan clutch failed so I couldn’t go far but with that fixed I drove it enough to say if has good power, good torque pulling away from a light and in 3rd gear the motor cruises just fine. With the air cleaned installed you can get a look of the finished motor with FiTech fuel injection to get the most out of the puppy that we can We’re running a stock 3.07 diff gear and the same tranny (no rebuild) from what was behind the original 455. This isn’t how I might treat a restoration, Spacely and his family like the coach the way it is, the motor was just worn out.
Can’t wait to get it off the lift today Up on the lift for the week getting fuel tank mods and the 350 motor, the steady drip of the holding tank became too much so you can see the 2 (grey & black) original ABS tanks…. I love the array of screws Coachmen used to install them! Pay attention to this project, we’re putting a single original GM floorplan holding tank into this 23′ rear bath Birchaven…….. who SAID that couldn’t be done! Stay tuned for the outcome of this…. needs to happen today with Spacely driving over to pick up his bundle of joy tomorrow!!!! Not gonna rush though, it will be done well. Supposed to rain today….. great, the lift is outside! Hey, it’s happen, we have PFD’s……
I’m gonna hold most of the pics of Savoy Brown’s delivery til tomorrow. This was a 2 year project that turned this . into this
A tweek on their new FiTech fuel injection and Savoy Brown will be headed north. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
Here’s an inexpensive way to update the exterior of your coach. Scott M. picked up this descent looking coach and brought it to us for full mechanicals but also to clean up it’s look a bit Pretty descent looking late paint, it was in need of aluminum 16″ rims and man, those bumpers say “I’m old”! Here’s something that’s fast and can be easy depending on how particular you are on the finish. We color matched Scott’s front and rear bumpers to match the gold main color of the coach
You can totally sandblast off the old chrome, we ground down to a smooth bite surface, sealed, primed and painted these . At the same time we installed one of the Applied “thru bumper” receiver hitches which comes right out the middle of the bumper itself. This way, you don’t reduce rear clearance and pull straighter on the frame…..Like I said, this is a good, inexpensive way to deal with bad looking bumpers. Another way is to throw the money needed to get rechromed bumpers… now costing $750 a half is again the most expensive way to go on bumpers hey but the look is awesome… right? So JD is getting the full treatment, freshly chromed bumpers AND the Applied “thru bumper hitch…. follow this project as it comes together…… See, I told you there wouldn’t be room to show you Savoy Brown… at least not enough time to give proper attention, we’ll do that tomorrow……. It’s 8am so the guys are ALL here and I need to get to sweating too… see ya tomorrow….