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Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-23-2015, 01:12 AM
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Posted By FrankGRUN
Oops, make that: the huge difference in underhood...

Oops, make that: the huge difference in underhood and doghouse temperatures!
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By FrankGRUN
I purchased the Hedman Elite Ford 460 version...

I purchased the Hedman Elite Ford 460 version recommended for Motorhome applications because the pipe gauge was stronger (14 gauge vs, 18), the exhaust flanges were thicker (3/8 in vs 1/4) and the...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 05-21-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By FrankGRUN
I added a set of Hedman Elite headers for my 82...

I added a set of Hedman Elite headers for my 82 E350 based 460 motorhome. Fit well, good solution for cracked stock exhaust manifold and the ceramic coating has drastically reduced doghouse and...
Forum: Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 08-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By FrankGRUN
After some research, I've found that the IMPCO...

After some research, I've found that the IMPCO 425 mixer will cause a pressure drop of between 0.6 and 1.4 inches of water over the maximum rpm range I anticipate using. The right angle adapters are...
Forum: Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 07-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By FrankGRUN
I've now picked up an Innovate Wide Air Fuel...

I've now picked up an Innovate Wide Air Fuel ratio meter, so I will first calibrate the 1411 with the new engine, then redo the calibration with the mixer and air cleaner path in place. Thanks for...
Forum: Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 07-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By FrankGRUN
I'm mounting the 425 towards the rear of the...

I'm mounting the 425 towards the rear of the engine right along the engine transmission axis, then a right angle air cleaner adapter pointing to the passenger side. I made up a cold air intake using...
Forum: Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 07-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By FrankGRUN
Error and typo! My question should be : given the...

Error and typo! My question should be : given the airflow restrictions of the IMPCO 425 mixer when the propane system is fully retracted (that is operating on gasoline) will the Edelbrock 1411 have...
Forum: Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 07-22-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By FrankGRUN
Carb Jetting with Dual Fuel Setup

I'm finally about to finish restoring my 1982 E350-based Dual Fuel Motorhome. I had to replace the stock motor with a remanufactured 460 long block. The replacement was built with a Melling MTF-3 RV...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 01-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,646
Posted By FrankGRUN
Update

I appreciate all the helpful information. By way of an update, I recently contacted Hughes Performance for suggestions. I filled out a detailed Tech Card and received a prompt reply. I then called...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 12-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,646
Posted By FrankGRUN
I meant to add that in my LA Basin testing back...

I meant to add that in my LA Basin testing back and forth on the 210 and the 10 freeways with the cruise control locked on 55 mph actual, I got an average of 10.5 mpg over a 355 mile test. I...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 12-24-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,646
Posted By FrankGRUN
I had followed that link previously, but it...

I had followed that link previously, but it seemed a bit short on direct measurements. I was also concerned that the weight of the motorhome would be a factor in the operation of the converter.
...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 12-24-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,646
Posted By FrankGRUN
C6 Torque Converter Slippage and MPG

I have a 1982 Ford E350 Based Born Free 24' Motorhome with the 460 and C6 transmission. I'm on a continual search for better MPG figures within reason, but automatic transmissions are new to me....
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-13-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,636
Posted By FrankGRUN
Very true. I wanted to at least go to a pre-71...

Very true. I wanted to at least go to a pre-71 timing gear or even replace the cam with a RV torquer but the access to the engine is a real downer. I had also been told that the stock Ford cam used...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-13-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,636
Posted By FrankGRUN
Should have addressed that. The 1982 E350 Cutaway...

Should have addressed that. The 1982 E350 Cutaway on which the Motorhome is built does not require a catalytic converter but is subject to smog inspection biannually here in CA. Because of the...
Forum: 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 07-13-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,636
Posted By FrankGRUN
Torque Curve for Carbureted 460 RV Engine

Last year I purchased a 1982 Ford E350 24' Born Free Motorhome with 45,000 miles. The previous owner had added a Gear Vendors Overdrive to the C6 automatic. At that point the rear had the stock...
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