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1977 Executive 29' Paul 4-9-05  
I bought this rv from a really good friend, for 6200, and it ran fine, until we were coming back from a trip, and we got about 50 miles from home, and the engine quits running, we were able to start it back up, but it wouldn't stay running, the oil was a little low, so we had it towed to a shop, they say the engine threw a rod, and that it will have to be rebuilt, and want to charge 7600 for it. everything still is in working order, except the engine, would it be worth fixing, or just selling it for parts. any help would be appreciated.

Re: 1977 Executive 29' E_D 5-26-05  
Had a 76 exec 25' and it ran super, but HOT. You should be able to find another 440 far cheaper than that. I sold mine for $2000.00 and the engine only had 30k on it. If you love the rig and don't want to put out for a newer one, just look around. That's quite a bit for an engine, might check with other mechs for repair. Would t hink if you threw a rod you would either see a crack in the block or hear a funny noise when you try to start it. Just a thought.

Good luck
Re: 1977 Executive 29' Chuck OConnor 6-19-05  
Yea, Cheaper engine BUT WHat about R N R the engine is not the expensive part I am sure.. A R & R Engine is a motor home is a BEAR, say 20 hours and at 100 bucks an hour, that is 2K and the engine should be 3500 (new or refurb) and then you might as well do NEW WATER PUMP, STARTER, HOUSES and RADITOR and etc,.. so 7600 seems fair if it has all the RnR and releated items being chnaged out..I would just patch up the blow rod bearing if at all possible unless it went thru the block..If it is just real loud then chance it they are tougher then many of us think.
Re: 1977 Executive 29' bill cowart 8-12-05  
Does anyone else have balancing issues related to the older style dish rims, 16.5. My rig is a 1977 ford e350 motor home.
Re: 1977 Executive 29' Bob Fiordalisi 6-3-06  
Thats EXACTLY why Im scrolling this thread.I have a 1977 Dodge Sportsman I just aquired from a !> and its all unbalanced and parcially rusted and wont take grease in the fittings and those tires are funky.Seems those are THE tires for the front.Im havin trouble getting airbag sus+
pention for under 300bucks...I was hopin new tires...and a set of shocks would do the trick..but evidently...not.
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