@ skoolz out Ill see what i can do to get some pics of the door up. It works ok. Just the upper hinge pin is bent so the door does not fit square. I have to lift it up to close it. Right now its not a huge deal cause I dont go in and out of it a lot but once we get it functional I will need to sort it out. From what I can see of the door they disassembled it and welded in some rectangular tubing for the framing. and used some self taping screws to get it to all come together. I may have to take one of the parts down to get to the back side and access the top hinge to see if I can get that pin out and bent it back so it will align properly. More on that as tackle that beast.
@Henukaw thanks for the info on the 366. I think its a dog of a motor also but it does have its good points. It does torque up well to get a big bus going. I dont think its suppose to be a neck snapping motor or any type of a speed demon. I have been reading and I dont think there is a lot we can do to improve on it. I have considered maybe a tall deck 427 out of a medium truck maybe but that all depends on price. I expect about 6 to 8 mpg also. I am considering a 2 speed rear end to try and get the revs down but thats a later project. Hooking up a take is VERY simple on these motors. If you need help Id be glad to help you. I am a gauge freak so I like to know whats going on. The only thing I dont have that I will install will be a trans temp gauge.
Not sure what that flap does but all of what has been said makes sense. I think a fresh air intake is the ticket.
Thought I would fling this out and see what you guys think.... Once I get the strap steet welded in and it all riveted up. I am considering spraying some lizard skin on the skinning (from the inside) to seal it up? Here is a link to the product. http://www.lizardskin.com/
What i want to make sure is there will be no way that any water can come in to the walls. Not sure if there is a better product to do this or not. But if I seal it up and hit it with the polyiso I dont think it will be a huge need for more than that to quieten down the road noise but want to make sure the water STAYS OUT!
Let me know what you think