Originally Posted by lemmeskoolu
The gentleman I am purchasing it from is a certified mechanic who has too many outstanding projects and is making space to complete them.
When asked "if you had decided to finish the project; what would you repair?"
1. fuel pump and the rubber lines to tank - the tank is good/dry no rust n clean
2.brake lines to rear and flush brake system
4. rebuild or new carb and Tune-up
Any resources you can provide for parts or labor in New Port Richey Fl or within 10 mi is highly appreciated!!! i have the 345 international engine 4 speed manual transmission. I have be blessed with this bus project! Thank you thank you thank you.
I'll be post my previous unfinish skoolie for sale soon. good day!
Almost all of the parts and pieces to keep a Loadstar chassis going and an SV345 running are available at CARQUEST and NAPA. You might have to get creative and say it is a Scout or a pickup. Most of the engine parts are interchangeable between the applications. Just do not rely on the picture in the catalogue as they sometimes used a generic picture when they put the parts book online.
When it comes to the carb, depending upon how many miles you expect to drive you may want to upgrade to fuel injection and electronic ignition. Electronics will make the drivability go way up, you may experience better fuel mileage, and it will give you more go on the hills. Hamilton Fuel Injection
If you decide to stay with a carb, just be aware of the fact an SV engine needs a lot less carb than a small block Ford or Chevy. 350 CFM is about all you will need. The big difference is an SV engine tachs out around 3600 RPM's where the Ford and Chevy are just starting to get into the sweet zone. When you turn an engine up to 5,000 RPM's you need a lot more CFM in the carb to keep up.