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Re: 1972 Travco

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  • RogerD
    There were two different 413 stock heads for the 2 barrel and 4 barrel car engines. Big difference in valve and port size, but the 4V would likely be too high
    Message 1 of 22 , Aug 13 11:52 AM
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      There were two different 413 stock heads for the 2 barrel and 4 barrel car engines. Big difference in valve and port size, but the 4V would likely be too high a compression for today's junk gas.

      --- In classicrv@yahoogroups.com, Acuda4me@... wrote:
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      > Also, many of the hop-up parts and free-flowing heads used on muscle 383's and 440's will bolt right on to a 413.
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      > From: Wncol2004 <wncol2004@...>
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      > Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:42:58
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      > Subject: Re: [classicrv] 1972 Travco
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      > I have heard the 413 was almost bullet proof. And now I know why.
      > Still, it will probably have issues from years of sitting, but, less likely than some other engines.
      >
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      > Warren
      > 1995 Ford F-350 Centurion 7.3 power stroke diesel dually (Sam).
      > 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      > Western KY
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      > On Aug 12, 2013, at 6:34 PM, Acuda4me@... wrote:
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      > > The 413 was an industrial mill used in everything from backup generators to air raid sirens. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it fires right up and leaks a bit.
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      > > From: Warren <wncol2004@...>
      > > Sender: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:15:44
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      > > Subject: Re: [classicrv] 1972 Travco
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      > > One more thing you may have missed.
      > > An engine that sits that long. The main seals have or most likely have
      > > dried out.
      > > It is very likely that when you start the engine...after a good oil
      > > change..that it very well may blow the main seals.
      > > This would require the seals to be replaced. I typically avoid engines
      > > that have sat for long times without running.
      > > Sitting is harder on an engine than running.
      > >
      > > Also, the antifreeze though it was new back 8 years ago. Has lost its
      > > ability to prevent rust a LONG time ago.
      > > The inside of the engine is going to be rusted out bad and you won't be
      > > able to see any of that.
      > >
      > > But, if you can get it for a good price...it may very well be worth all the
      > > pain and sweat it will cause you to fix it up and get it reliable again.
      > >
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      > > On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM, John <johnhartgerink@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >> **
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      > >>
      > >> I got an e-mail from a guy who has a 1972 Travco with the BB engine--he
      > >> thinks it's a 413 I think that in '72 they(Dodge) had gone to 440
      > >> Industrial engines. 440 or 413 is fine with me! However it has been sitting
      > >> in storage in Illinois for 8 years!! It will need to be gone through from
      > >> top to bottom,but it is a Travco(which I love and have always wanted)
      > >> verses a D-20 Brave. Both need work but the Travco will need lots more done
      > >> to it. He wants it to get a good home and is willing to let me make him an
      > >> offer and is open to about anything as he doesn't want to part it out.
      > >> What it will need
      > >> 1) SIX tires and depending on wheels maybe both
      > >> 2)Brakes rebuilt front to back!
      > >> fuel system flushed out and engine freshened up(tuneup)
      > >> 3)All new batteries
      > >> 4) Cooling system is full of new fluid 8 years ago so should be back
      > >> flushed at least and all new hoses.
      > >> 5)Fresh water tank dropped and flushed out.
      > >> 6) generator ran when parked--should need only a good tuneup.
      > >> Were is the best place to get affordable Brake parts to rebuild the
      > >> brakes,new rotors if they do not turn down,calipers and pads,brake
      > >> hoses,rear shoes,wheel cylinders,spring kits and drums if needed
      > >> Many of these things I'd do to the Brave to make it reliable and safe to
      > >> drive.
      > >> john
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