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Exhaust fan replacement/ repair.
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Jensen exhaust fan over range has a small front door that opens.  whole thing maybe 18x18x5 in size in a 83 Southwind..12v only motor and fan blades simpley screwed in w two screws. lost a couple…Continue

Tags: parts, exhaust

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry H Jan 19.

Major engine issues.
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Yes this is "RV" related so bear with my story...Purchased a 83 Southwind with 48k on the engine.Started up slow but expected it.. Drove it 15 miles to nearest Oil place to get all fluids gone…Continue

Tags: 454, Chevy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Feb 7.

 

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Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Yes"
Feb 7
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"thats doable without rotating the crank ??"
Feb 7
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Another option if you wind up pulling the engine and want to leave the torque converter: If you separate the engine from the trans an inch or so, you can get a 9/16 wrench between the block and flex plate. You have to back all the bolts out a couple…"
Feb 6
postman replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Hey Rick! Just a sec, let me get a chair to stand in because this went over my head -  "The Chevy, and Ford and Dodge for that matter used the 420, 465 and 435 in that order of age going up." and you splain it to me again. Just…"
Feb 6
Rick Faunce replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Remember this one Mike?   ""Reply by Mike on September 7, 2013 at 6:42pm The W85 is the old "granny gear" 4 speed (or; 3 speed with low). That's what you'd expect to find after a 327 from an old 3/4…"
Feb 6
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Since the heads are off can you chip or cut the piston out in pieces from above?"
Feb 6
postman replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Rick, The gap in that "New" ring is about the diameter of that pencil, yathink?"
Feb 6
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"found a "old timer" he says the clip is a really REALLY streatched out rod pin keeper.. the rings on #4 are out in pieces and apparently part of the piston is cracked off. fault was it appears  was that engine warmed up after 10…"
Feb 6
phil moulton replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"manifolds are out.. that is a REALLY good thought thank you..  hope not on #4  the #4 does move or at least whats left of it does but the rod is in such a position against the wall by the cranp i need to rotate the crank clockwise about 5…"
Feb 6
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
Feb 5
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Yeah you're right. I'm an idiot"
Feb 5
Rick Faunce replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"That is NOT a piston ring! Rings do not have embossed numbers on them nor do they have forged angles. And when have you EVER seen a ring that thick?!"
Feb 5
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"The pics are of a piece of the top compression ring. I think the old gas caused the engine to ping and detonate, breaking the piston crown and ring lands of #4 piston. If the ring was in the pan, then the piston collapsed when it rammed a chunk of…"
Feb 5
Rick Faunce replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Those pieces look like they might be the side of the connecting rod big end! Never saw one come apart like that before!! Don't keep trying to turn it, It is not going to happen. The rod is jammed into the pan rail or through a hole in the…"
Feb 5
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"One more thing: Since you have the engine down to short block and the trans basically out, you can gorilla hump the engine up through the dog house and out the drivers door. You bay be able to do it with just the drivers seat removed. Just tilt the…"
Feb 4
Mike replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"A smallblock is a bolt in except exhaust and maybe power steering pump and radiator fan. You'd have a non squealing serpentine accessory drive. That alone would be worth the trouble! No electronics. Use your carb on a 4bbl intake and the big…"
Feb 4

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purchased what looked like a nice rv ran great for 10 miles.. now a 3 ft breaker bar cannot turn the crank or loosen the mains on a stripped down block. repl water pump rebuilt gas heater. some leaks and just a bad bad investment. but not giving up. even the microwave just quit..
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At 11:43pm on December 17, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

I feel for ya, Phil. I have an 86 Southwind and I have given up on it. If we were closer I could make you a great deal on a chevy 454. The delamination was so bad and I did not likevthe way repairs were turning out I said the heck with it. I wish you luck on your endeavor. 

 
 
 

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