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Old 03-26-2017, 10:34 AM   #15
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Old Stuff....??

I'm not sure what the problem is or if there really is one....
I regularly drive a 1977 GMC motorhome (made by GM from 1973 to 1978) between Nova Scotia and Las Cruces, New Mexico for snowbirding purposes.

The 455 Oldsmobile engine has almost 300,000 miles on it and it's 40 years old. If it breaks down in my driveway and I can't fix it, I get someone else to. If it breaks down on the road ...same story. I've had it over 20 years.
There is no need to wait until it is in 'showroom' condition. Does it matter if the seats are torn or it needs paint? No, the objective is to be on the road!

Just do it....!
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:39 AM   #16
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I'm not sure what the problem is or if there really is one....
I regularly drive a 1977 GMC motorhome (made by GM from 1973 to 1978) between Nova Scotia and Las Cruces, New Mexico for snowbirding purposes.

The 455 Oldsmobile engine has almost 300,000 miles on it and it's 40 years old. If it breaks down in my driveway and I can't fix it, I get someone else to. If it breaks down on the road ...same story. I've had it over 20 years.
There is no need to wait until it is in 'showroom' condition. Does it matter if the seats are torn or it needs paint? No, the objective is to be on the road!

Just do it....!
Oops...sorry I didn't carefully read your posting.
If you get a minute during the day, do something on the car in prop for your road trip...or something to your traiiler...it will keep you in the mood and you know that eventually you will be free to travel...
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:48 AM   #17
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This a pic of my '74 Trillium and my '62 Studebaker GT Hawk.
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Does it have the Paxton on it? I love old Studes thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:54 AM   #18
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Oops...sorry I didn't carefully read your posting.
If you get a minute during the day, do something on the car in prop for your road trip...or something to your traiiler...it will keep you in the mood and you know that eventually you will be free to travel...
That is a good idea . I got the engine ready to drop in but I have been in a rut for so long It hard to crawl out. I still have to pull the trans and repaint the engine compartment and check the transmission.
It is really nice to find people out there that will give support of my dream. And its really cool that there are people with old cars that take them out and use them and have the same dream I do. Thank you for the positive support people it is much needed. It really does help. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #19
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go for it! Have been towing our 13 foot scamp behind either our 1947 ford or 1934 dodge. They both are street rods with modern drive train and suspension. What fun and people just don't believe what they see
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:52 AM   #20
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go for it! Have been towing our 13 foot scamp behind either our 1947 ford or 1934 dodge. They both are street rods with modern drive train and suspension. What fun and people just don't believe what they see
Well like I said I cant do anything at all I have to take care of Mom 24/7 I cant even leave for a day trip or even leave for more than a couple of hours to go shopping. I am pretty much stuck . I really do appreciate the positive replies people . There sure a great bunch of people on here I cant thank you enough. It is nice to see people have the same dream I do.
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:36 PM   #21
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Here is some pic of the engine

I got the car with a rebuilt short block the owner had the engine rebuilt and balanced at a shop in Utah to the tune of 2500 . The heads were shot guides gone and valves since they were the original heads I decided to spring for the rebuild with the screw in studs I had put in and the guides and stainless valves I ended up putting almost a grand in the heads alone. The first pick is the short block then midway in primer then paint then finally the finished product but I have a hit a wall I cant get motivated to finish the car but I thought you guys would like to see the engine put a lot of time into it. Thanks again for all the support you guys are all right!
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:12 AM   #22
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have a 1934 ford pk. I travel with it pull my 1977 trillium camping trailer we go camping with it all so paint the same colour
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:44 AM   #23
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Would love to buy this, do a complete restomod and go everywhere.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:11 PM   #24
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I got the car with a rebuilt short block the owner had the engine rebuilt and balanced at a shop in Utah to the tune of 2500 . The heads were shot guides gone and valves since they were the original heads I decided to spring for the rebuild with the screw in studs I had put in and the guides and stainless valves I ended up putting almost a grand in the heads alone. The first pick is the short block then midway in primer then paint then finally the finished product but I have a hit a wall I cant get motivated to finish the car but I thought you guys would like to see the engine put a lot of time into it. Thanks again for all the support you guys are all right!
Well I thought I did a good job spent over three months putting this engine together you guys wanted some pictures so I thought I would post some of the engine.
It has been a lot of work and lots of money of course
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