……………… Lately, there have been several threads on social media sites on the crack we all now know our concave intake manifolds we all use.
You’ve seen us here and others explain this crack between the secondary ports is a common thingand that cleaning then magnafluxing the intake to be sure there are no other leaks then the intake can be reused blocking off the exhaust crossover ports.
We have had 100% success doing this………but wait, what would make an original intake not able to be reused?
Here are 2 intakes just picked up from our matching shopThe one on the right checked out with no other cracks but the intake there upside down still has the magnaflux dust to show the problem. See the yellow illuminated crack at the middle of the intakethose cracks will allow exhaust to get into the crankcase…..can’t be used. This is why you should handle this before the intake develops this lower crack. Seriously guys, if you haven’t done this……..”if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” does NOT work here. The more you wait, the greater chance of developing this second crack. If you have any other questions call me. I’m hoping to do a Motorhome Rehab Ranch video on this soon.
Meet our new Co-op pro worker, Jeremy is our now full time paintermoving in on the final clear on the EM-50 and an ambulance remount project and 2 other full GMC refinished, he made the jump from paint sales to his true love……doing the work!this is the type of professional YOU want to paint something! We all welcome Jeremy to the team and have great hopes to have even better exterior outcomes……..Oh boy!
Another proud soldier goes to its new forever home.
A GMC core has value too! Actually the story of this 73 gives it great value and opportunity……….The sun shines down as this coach is carefully loaded on a Landalltbattered, worn and ready for some love Its his last hill to makeall loaded now, strapped down Uncle Al’s coach is getting a new home and a makeover. Al, a long time friend lived in this coach with his brother, a Collie and a Mastif owning “Christmas Antiques”….you know that big red antiques barn just north of Ocala on I-75 heading south on the right side………if u know I-75 , u know this building! Anyway, So Keene (a body builder in the 70’s….Goggle him) made this machine his later in life home and now his son has taken the responsibility to bring his Dad’s beloved dream machine back to life………a good story ending…..and a new beginningYoh know, the coach may look rough and it HAS been used but look closely at this picA’ll dirty but a good condition original air bag (no weather check), one of our air shut/fill kits so he had a 2nd way to charges his air bag, a replaced new height control valves, still older rubber (we used them way back) but with the square base to the center manifold the hose is newer and a very special option…..the 2 1/2″ pipe fittings coming out the wheel well connect to a full sized home water heater………for extended use! Yes, Uncle Al is going homeA good story!
Gotta go….good to see the hit counters back up, we need a new sofa for the office….I’m not telling her to get off!…..see ya……