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  1. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    Just bought some really nice leather seats, Reversing Camera and a new Indicator switch unit for the old girl....

    Not bad seeing she's 30 this year......

    2 Days from the States to my doorstep.

    Not bad eh? Well I'm VERY impressed.:BigGrin:

    Air Shocks next... and yes...they are listed.:Cool:

    I love Retro Styling.
     
  2. nozzmoking

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    Just checked out the pic in your link of the old girl. Very tasty! :thumb:

    It's amazing how easy it is these days to order stuff from abroad. 2 days to your doorstep, that's fast! It puts a lot of UK suppliers to shame.

    Paul
     
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    Cheers Paul,

    The Fastest I've seen from any supplier over there...

    Sent and tracked all the way by Fedex too.

    This was a complete indicator/hazard switch unit....Didn't expect to be able to get a new one from stock....These guys are good.Loads of stuff still available.

    Cheers for the comment on the old bus.

    I am really hoping to get her finished!!!:Rofl1: and resprayed next year.

    Same colours though.:thumb:

    Steve.
     
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    Hiya

    Love the picture of your RV :BigGrin:. . We Have a 1978 Dodge Vogue (I'm a new proud and very nervous owner), which up to now hasn't moved for a couple of weeks (I've just been washing and polishing her) . I really like the old ones, but my problem is I have no practical knowledge or skills what so ever, infact I would say in this respect I am pretty useless. Fortunately we were lucky to be given the owners manuals for both chassis and habitation when we bought her so I keep looking through them for inspiration. We are at the moment waiting on my mechanic mate to give her the once over with a view to having a full chassis and generator service before we (me,wife,3 kids and the dog) head off somewhere for a christmas break. Can't believe how quick it was to order and receive your parts, need to order a service kit myself (Filters, belts, fluids etc ) do you think it would be best to go direct to the states or source that type of stuff in the Uk? Have a chauffeur business and have always used genuine parts when servicing the cars but wouldn't know if that was particularly necessary in the case of the RV.

    Really pleased and reassured that parts are obtainable for the older RV's, was worried when we bought our dodge that we could have bought a bit of white elephant.

    Cheers Jon :Smile:
     
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    Service parts, I'd stick with here(UK). There are loads of specialists who have/can get and it's supprising what. Our first RV was a '77 Dodge M400 chassied 22 ft C class, over cab, with the M400 being a heavy duty motorhome chassis. Various parts easily sourced but the one that tickled me was needing a ball joint, lower big 'un. 24 hours to supply as it was at a parts place in the UK!

    Trick here is to pay attention as most service stuff is actually readily available, ie just your local parts factor. Example, plugs, find out whats required, ie type and just quote this in your local UK parts factor and sorted. Same with air/oil filters, the majority are easliy sourced. There may be some bits more dificult but that's were the US vehicle speciallists come in as most can work out what you need even though it's an RV.

    On top of that you have the likes of Linda at Stateside Tuning and Duncan at Star Spangled Spanner who can also usually sort these things.

    It's real easy I've found to get bit here for US stuff and if you have a problem with a supply sorting bits, go somewhere else as it's generally going to be an issue with the local suppler being rubbish rather than a parts availability problem.

    Have fun!
     
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    I am exactly the same.

    Stop worrying, you'll be fine! :thumb: There are loads of people around with similar vehicles, so there'll always be someone who can point you in the right direction for parts etc.
     
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    ye just rebuilding the carb something to do in the winter and got parts from the states easy and fast cost the same as geting them here inc postage ???? no vat either swings and roundabouts
     
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    I've just looked at your pic of the van too. It's a beauty!! Nobody would ever guess that she's 30 years old.

    I think that American RV builders really know what they are doing.
     
  9. American Dream

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    Hi Ginge,

    I was looking at a rebuild of the carb but decided to replace with a new unit as too many parts to wear and I was concerned there might still be problems with the core after I'd spent all that money.

    I compared the rebuild kits and parts and decided against a rebuilt unit in favour of the new Carter unit.

    Absolutely delighted.

    As per the video I fitted the unit with a similar unit/CFM Flow rate and she started straight away.

    Also running cleaner with immediate start even from very cold.

    I have also bought a brand new Distributor...(Yet to be fitted)



    Steve.
     
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