Author Topic: Dodge Chassis - Tips, Parts Sources & Technical Advice & Info  (Read 82983 times)

Offline k94536

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  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Pioneer
  • Model: Pioneer
  • Chassis: Dodge M-400 (MB400)
  • Engine: 440-3

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M400
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Dodge Chassis - Tips, Parts Sources & Technical Advice & Info
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 09:01 AM »
Be careful with some of this or you will get very frustrated.  I have also used some of this info from this page however some of it needs "clarifications" because it is not all accurate or is out of date.  The author was associated with the motorhome industry for many years and these are "notes" from along the way.  If things settle down in my life I will try to provide updates for some of the information.

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White Post Restorations in NC? can rebuild your old wheel and cylinders, and not as expensive as you may think. They install a brass sleeve which means the cylinder is good for the rest of the life of the coach! I think they reline brake shoes there also as well: http://www.whitepost.com/

Is in VA just down the road from me.  Some day I need to stop by there and talk to them about what they can do for the Dodge, Chevy, and Oshkosh chassis.

Rotors:
M300 are avaialble at NAPA
M400 - Search EBAY using M350 instead of M400.  The aftermarket mfgs set their data up using M350 before Dodge did the RM350 roll back to M400 in 74.  Aftermarket did not update their data or did not understand what needed to be done.

Dave 

Offline LJ-TJ

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Dodge-Chassis-Tips
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 10:23 AM »
Hey Dave old buddy, the question that begs to be asked is should we print out the information and carry it  in the rigs for reference? Hm?

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M400
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Dodge-Chassis-Tips
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 03:49 PM »
There is a lot of good tidbits of information on that web site.  This is list is only one of several pages there. All I am saying is some of it is out of date.  Does not mean all of it is.  I have used as a resource for info before.  It is a good starting point.
Here is the intro to his site which explains the backgound.
http://www.dodgetravcos.com/

Dave

Offline Oz

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Re: Dodge Chassis - Tips, Parts Sources & Technical Advice & Info
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 07:33 PM »
 As Dave said, this is a good starting point.  If you're reading about upgrades, testing, troubleshooting, or procedures, etc.  It would be a good idea to search our forum here as many of these topics have been adressed so you can read about it in greater detail.  If you don't, it would be good to post a question for a more thorough explanation and to see if more current info is available.
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

Offline plockit007

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain D25CL
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Dodge Chassis - Tips, Parts Sources & Technical Advice & Info
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 11:09 PM »
Hi Andy: Thanks so much for the info.  Phil

 

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