So in the background as all of the other stuff around here moves along, in the back room, under a dim light far from the day in and day out hub-bub is this The doctor over sharpening up his wrenches while the new Rock Olds gold hot shot 350 listens to the ole 455 war horse drug in from the battle. he gave his last full measure How many miles and has made it’s mark and it’s time for new blood into this 23′ Brichaven rear bath
OK so the project here is repowering a smaller 23′ coach with a specially prepared 350 Olds motor. This motor swap is a direct bolt-up, no install mods needed! Oil pan and all sheet metal and brackets are right off the 403 motor
Note the mechanical fuel pump blockoff plate, this motor will be fitted with another FiTech fuel injection system. Here is the spreadbore adapter in place on the OEM cast intake manifold complete with SS bloack-off plates on the exh. crossover. Lets keep the heat from our new FI toy!
Been a long time coming but we can finally give this critter some life and see what happens…… down into the abyss the chain reaches deep
Hook him up and lift away, we do all of our motor installs from the bottom… much cleaner and we’re able to service well the transmission or replace it with no additional labor …. Thar she blows…… Put your back in it maties… heav-ho….. she’s lifting in the hole… heavr boys Yessir… Elvis is in the hole! And with some luck the coach will pull itself off the lift under FiTech power! Stay tuned….
This needs to happen because we have another yellow coach with a motor needing our help, stay tuned for that….
Out of the skunkworks and back to mere mortal work, take a look at the LED light pattern on JD’s tail end Oh and check out the blackout ladder, rail and roof stuff Scott’s Racoon coach had it’s Honda water cooled EV-6010 fire up yesterday, plan is to have a 25′ power reel on the right side of the generator moving all the batteries up front With the front brakes finally renewed this coach will get it’s new 16″ TIRES, American Eagle rims and hit the ground maybe today.. The PO (previous owner) had installed compression fittings on the steel brake lines … Bad JuJu …. so with most of the steel lines replaced a good gravity flush then power and pump bleed the brakes should be again good to go. Check out 1 of the calipers pulled out of this coach…. these actually worked! The bonded pad surface had let go from the bad base and I like the insect cacoon stuck to the caliper piston! Stay tuned for more….
See ya tomorrow….. .