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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1979 Champion mfg. "Galavan". 95K origional miles. Purchased from second owner with all paperwork from day one.
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    Raleigh, NC

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  1. fred heath


    Most likely the Onan Microlite 2800.
  2. I have the Onan 2800. It has an internal electricity operated fuel pump. Most fuel pumps are “flow through “ which means there is no gasoline shutoff to the carburetor. You could install a manual shutoff valve somewhere near the generator. I have a small POL approved ball valve installed on mine. Makes it a convenient and safe way when I have to to do any service on my genset.
  3. Weber Redline Carburetor Kit 32/36 DGAV California Legal - Water Choke https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00449VTYY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YqM3CbXT5SKMV.
  4. Your current tires are 24.7” in diameter. The 205’s are 26.1” in diameter. You should be ok with that but I wouldn’t go much bigger.
  5. The factory Aisan carbs are extremely difficult to rebuild. My toy had an aisan 38290 2bbl (1978). I purchased the rebuild kit intending to to do the work myself. I quit halfway though the build. Too technical for my mechanical abilities. There must have been a zillion tiny pieces that had to be installed. This is why the rebuild kit only costs about $30 and a rebuilt carb costs $275. I ended up throwing the carb away and purchased a Weber 32/36 for a replacement. The Weber will pass California smog requirements. Nobody wants the old Aisan carbs anymore.
  6. Try a “shark bite” fitting. Sold at HD and Lowe’s. Not sure what you’re doing, but easier than buying a pex setup.
  7. I’ve got the same a/c. Covers are impossible to find. Most have been damaged and destroyed years ago. I found Coleman has pretty standard 4 bolt attachments for the roof covers. A later model cover may work. You can also buy universal covers.
  8. Word of caution. When pressing the old bearings off the shaft there is a small snap ring inboard of the bearing on the axle shaft. It’s usually covered in grease, so difficult to see. This must be removed first before pressing as you’ll need it for reassembly with the new bearings.
  9. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/san-leandro-toyotas-miata/6877746015.html price is right. Not sure if it’s legitimate.
  10. Replacing the rear axle will run you 2-3K between parts and labor. That brings the price up to 10-11K. Sounds expensive to me. The sunraders are very popular and hold their value. Linda S is an expert in this area. I’ll defer to her judgment. I would have the drivetrain check by a mechanic before buying. Good luck. Fred
  11. The body’s clean enough that could be original miles. Pull the rear hubcap and count the lug nuts. If only 5, figure at least $2-3K to do a complete axle change. How much are they asking?
  12. First thing to check is how many lug nuts are on the rear wheels. If only 5, the axle is unsafe. A good axle will have 6 lug nuts. A picture of the rig from all 4 sides and the asking price will help us to determine what the rig is worth, and what kind of work will be involved.
  13. Give the VIN to a Toyota dealers parts department. They can tell you the transmission that’s in your truck.
  14. Good luck. Remember, the taillights are not the same as later vehicles. You may need an adapter to make everything work. Maineah is an expert on early Toyota wiring. He can tell you what you may need if you plan to tap into the Chinook wiring harness for brake, taillights, etc. Unless you’re using magnetic lights, then you’re ok.
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