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Old 06-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #241
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Don't click here. There are many like these. Just sayin'...
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #242
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/rvs/1205672500.html


This is exactly what I want. In a good price range.
I've mentioned these things before and they have a cult following.
All wood interiors and really cool.
Looks to me like this one is for a long bed.



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Old 06-05-2009, 10:20 AM   #243
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:36 AM   #244
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/rvs/1205672500.html


This is exactly what I want. In a good price range.
I've mentioned these things before and they have a cult following.
All wood interiors and really cool.
Looks to me like this one is for a long bed.


These are for those on more of a budget and want more rugged.

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/flippac.html
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:49 AM   #245
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There are two Airstream motorhomes on the dealer's lot in Tucson......
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:56 AM   #246
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Gotta post pictures of my new Headers.....Thorley long tube Tri-Y ceramic coated smog-legal headers..... that's a mouth full.

The smog tubes hit the firewall...Here are the pics I sent to Thorley informing them of how their design needed some fabrication to make fit.





With the fitment issues sorted out I will say they are awesome. Freakin Motor home runs like a hotrod. 460 with new heads and new exhaust a complete tune-up, fluids and a some other odds and ends and it's like getting a new motorhome....

There are lots of older rigs like mine that have and need this type of work as they get older. If you do look at an older unit try and find one that has already had the work done....
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:05 PM   #247
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I ran into this old girl barely on the US side of the Nogales crossing, in a storage lot at a truck repair place back in 1999. Wonder if she's still there? Looks like some potentially great RV material for someone that wants something unique.

That thing is absolutely freakin' cool. Does anybody know what it is? I'm thinking 1950s GMC Scenicruiser but I can't find any information about that quad-axle chassis. Me want!
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:30 PM   #248
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A guy a coupla blocks away has an Airstream Bambi forsale ,I want it bad,but find myself sadly impecunious,maybe he'll trade for the Travco.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #249
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That thing is absolutely freakin' cool. Does anybody know what it is? I'm thinking 1950s GMC Scenicruiser but I can't find any information about that quad-axle chassis. Me want!
Wasn't that bus in National Lampoon's Mexican Family Vacation.. Ultimate Family Bus-ster . The tail lights (all eight) do it for me!
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:44 PM   #250
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Gotta post pictures of my new Headers.....Thorley long tube Tri-Y ceramic coated smog-legal headers..... that's a mouth full.

The smog tubes hit the firewall...Here are the pics I sent to Thorley informing them of how their design needed some fabrication to make fit.





With the fitment issues sorted out I will say they are awesome. Freakin Motor home runs like a hotrod. 460 with new heads and new exhaust a complete tune-up, fluids and a some other odds and ends and it's like getting a new motorhome....

There are lots of older rigs like mine that have and need this type of work as they get older. If you do look at an older unit try and find one that has already had the work done....
Heat quenched nightmares. I spent a good chunk of time in the local machine shop where every now and then a motorhome engine found it's way out of a dog house into the shop. Unbelievable the amount of destruction in a short period of time living in a space with little air blowing through. Most of the distributors would crumble along with all the insulation on all the wires. Cutting those blocks would always take a toll on the carbide bit as they where heat harden to the max...
Fun to see the owners face when he lights up the tires when they are rebuilt thou. Torque is the only goal makes for an easy economical build.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:00 PM   #251
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Heat quenched nightmares. I spent a good chunk of time in the local machine shop where every now and then a motorhome engine found it's way out of a dog house into the shop. Unbelievable the amount of destruction in a short period of time living in a space with little air blowing through. Most of the distributors would crumble along with all the insulation on all the wires. Cutting those blocks would always take a toll on the carbide bit as they where heat harden to the max...
Fun to see the owners face when he lights up the tires when they are rebuilt thou. Torque is the only goal makes for an easy economical build.
Sooo..... How do I build real torque with a 440-3? Mine runs like a scalded ape, but does not have enough way down low. Twist her tail and she flys (for a motorcoach).

Edelbrock 750 performer carb
Edelbrock performer manifold
Crane "RV" Cam (Yes, I know that one is wrong for the application)
Thorley long tube 1 5/8" headers
MSD 7A ignition with a big performance coil


The block and heads are stock. It runs great, uses no oil, and gets 6-7mpg in the coach at 60-65 mph pulling a tow car as well. I just have to twist her tail to pull hills. Below 2,800 rpm, it seems to fall on its nose. Runs clean, just not the torque I would expect.

Finding a good knowledgeable mopar guy that understands a motorhome environment is tough.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:00 PM   #252
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That thing is absolutely freakin' cool. Does anybody know what it is? I'm thinking 1950s GMC Scenicruiser but I can't find any information about that quad-axle chassis. Me want!

Mexican labeled ... I want to say a Ramirez or a Santana or something like that. Whatever it is it wasn't a brand that you see in modern Mexican service.

I took the photos a decade ago. The bus is obviously influenced by the Scenicruiser, but it may not be as old as it looks. A decade ago they were still selling old style Flexble buses built under license in Mexico and that was a popular bus. Mexican intercity buses modernized dramatically in the last decade as the old designs got passed over in favor of more modern European designs.

It was at a truck repair facility on the US side very close to the Nogales border crossing. I rode into the lot and quickly took some photos. The "gentleman" who seemed to be in charge made it plain that he didn't want me coming back into the lot again.

There are two RV-style A/C units on the roof in the front. I'd say that it's already been converted to a band bus or someone was using it in the USA as a motorhome.

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:08 PM   #253
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Mexican labeled ... I want to say a Ramirez or a Santana or something like that.

It was at a truck repair facility on the US side very close to the Nogales border crossing. I rode into the lot and quickly took some photos. The "gentleman" who seemed to be in charge made it plain that he didn't want me coming back into the lot again.
I hate you. I've already been looking at satellite maps of Nogales and figuring out how long it would take me to get there.

I really did search the web high and low looking for who made that thing. I found all kinds of quad axle coaches (old and new) but nothing pointing to that one.

Edit: Dina? Flexiliner? I'm getting warmer. I'm finding pictures that match those front windows now.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #254
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I hate you. I've already been looking at satellite maps of Nogales and figuring out how long it would take me to get there.

Slacker! I was running the miles on DeLorme Street Atlas and thinking "when I get to Texas later this month, I could take a couple of day and ride to Nogales ..."


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I really did search the web high and low looking for who made that thing. I found all kinds of quad axle coaches (old and new) but nothing pointing to that one.

Edit: Dina? Flexiliner? I'm getting warmer. I'm finding pictures that match those front windows now.
For some reason right now I am thinking "Samson."

Pretty sure it's not Dina, because Dina is still around in the form of older trucks and I think that I would remember that.

I cannot find any dual front axle coaches other than Neoplan, and this clearly is from a different generation.

If you find anything then let me know. I'm curious too.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:56 PM   #255
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Dina Flexiliner:


Similar ribbed siding and very similar windows. The curved / slanted side windows up front are what got me headed down that path. Samson looks like a a bus-line similar to Greyhound, but not a manufacturer. I just want to know what it is. The worst thing that could happen is that I find out what it is and where I can get one.
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