Originally Posted by Sleddgracer
yes, same drive train for the GMC and Chevy front wheel drive motorhomes - I was told one time that the reason you can't find any of those front wheel drives now is they all went to making holiday trailers into motor homes - the one that I saw here for sale years ago belonged to a guy that worked in the oil fields in northern Alberta, but had his home next to an investment house i was remodeling - the trailer itself must have been a 28' 5th wheel - it looked impressive
ha!! those FWDs all got their big blocks harvested out of them... they were extremely Buildable engines.. those cad 425's and 500's had basically similar setup to the Buick stage 1 engines.. the olds toronados got the 455's and later the 400s.. a company out of california made custom cams and forged pistons / rods for those... the cads and the olds engines...
I built an 81 Fleetwood sleeper with a Built 500 in it.. sold one of my other engines to a guy who built a T-bucket out of it and gave it to his wife who squealed the tires every place she went..
that built 500 was so torquey it twisted the input shaft clean off at the drum of a TH-400 transmission..
man Ive had a lot of fun building stuff over the years... broke stuff.. made lotsa fast things... damn wouldnt trade it for the world... the experiences and such..
and im just gettin started with my busses.. now at age 50 I plan a lot more years of coming up with wierd but cool stuff on wheels