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Store it in the Banning/Coachella Valley area
atsrmf 01/04/19 10:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter with residential refrigerator

Buy a good ammonia refrigerator and be done with it. It will run on propane or 120 volts, probably drawing less than 5 amps with a/c. Here is a good link
atsrmf 01/01/19 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headers installed in my '87 Gulfstream

Mine are just steel, although stainless is available. Hi temp paint is used, as powder coating would never take the high temps.
atsrmf 12/11/18 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Push button shifter conversion

You are right, I did get the posts mixed up. As for the shifter, it works perfectly, I drove the motorhome again yesterday. The difficulty may be in the installation. You have to install 2 relays to take the place of the neutral safety switch in my application, plus find a power source that is constant during engine cranking. The servo is also a computer that must have constant voltage to function, since it controls the start relay. Newer RVs may be wired different, and different shifter units are available from dealers. Google PCS shifters for more information.
atsrmf 12/10/18 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Push button shifter conversion

Google Derale if you want to browse the various coolers and fan assemblies. The one I installed has worked OK so far, I think it was a good investment. Routing the cooler lines takes some careful planning, and know where to buy fittings, just in case. Buy the stacked plate design, it is the most efficient for dissipating heat.
atsrmf 12/09/18 12:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New dash in my 1987 Gulfstream

Thank you. I had never done a dash before, this is how I learned. I'm a car guy, I like to wrench and do electrical. Only 3 screws actually held the dash in place, removing all of the components was the real challenge, but not too bad.
atsrmf 12/09/18 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headers installed in my '87 Gulfstream

Yes, I had to have a Y pipe made at a shop, and they did a great job. Heat shields did not come with the headers, I included the OEM shields when I sold the original manifolds on EBay. I don't know why heat shields would even be necessary with these headers. The heat riser was eliminated, that is pretty much worthless anyway (item on the far left, bottom photo). The flanges are 1/2". I recommend lightly greasing both side of an exhaust manifold gasket when installing. The first one leaked right away on the right side, my fault, the second one worked fine when greased.
atsrmf 12/09/18 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
Remote transmission cooler

The stock transmission cooler in a motorhome is basically worthless, so I removed the factory unit in mine (on the left) and installed a remote fluid cooler that is cooled by its own fan and is thermostatically controlled. The fan comes on at 185 and shuts off at 160. I have it wired so it can continue to run with the engine off. The thermostat completes the ground circuit, so only one wire has to be run to the cooler. I had to fabricate a mounting bracket, which consisted of about $5 worth of square tubing from Home Depot. Total investment- about $160 and a few beers. Heat will kill a transmission more than anything, this is a cheap investment to help prevent a breakdown. The driveline is a Ford 460 and a C-6 automatic. The cooler is mounted in the right wheel well, like it was designed for it from the factory. Note- to scroll through the links, hit Alt and then the left arrow to back up, depending on your browser and setting.
atsrmf 12/09/18 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
Push button shifter conversion

I wanted to add the novelty of push-button shifting to my 1987 Gulfstream, so I bought a complete kit and got rid of the ugly cable shifter. First I had to mount the servo unit where heat and water would not affect it, then run the cable to the selector arm on the Ford C-6. The it was just a matter if wiring in a power source and 2 relays for the reverse lights and the starter solenoid. Programming the shifter was easy, just follow the step-by-step instructions. The unit comes with a speed signal generator which prevent engaging Park while moving, or shifting from D to R while moving. The brake pedal must be depressed to shift out of Park, just like newer cars. I like it! Note- to scroll through the links, hit Alt and then the left arrow to back up, depending on your browser and settings.
atsrmf 12/09/18 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
New dash in my 1987 Gulfstream

I got tired of looking at a cracked dash in my Gulfstream, so I removed it and made a custom replacement to my liking. The HVAC controls were all converted to rocker switches, and I replaced the ugly shifter with a bushbutton version. I also centered the cluster, and added phone chargers and a microphone for hands-free phone use. The ABS plastic is available online in many variations and thicknesses. Cutting and drilling isn't easy, you just have to be patient. I also added steel reinforcement which helped out a lot. Note- to scroll through the links it may be easier to hit Alt and then the left arrow, depending on your browser.
atsrmf 12/09/18 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
Headers installed in my '87 Gulfstream

I replaced the original exhaust manifolds on the Ford 460 in my 1987 Gulfstream with headers made in Texas by L and L Products. Very high quality, and the increase in power is noticeable. I had to slow the idle down, too. If you want to do this with your motorhome, I would advise calling them first, as the right side can have close clearances. I had to specify mine so they could custom bend the tubing. I recommend!
atsrmf 12/09/18 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1990 gulf stream heads

My 1986 has oval ports, carbureted.
atsrmf 12/07/18 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
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