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Old 08-10-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Hey All

Hey Mike, I found my way over here. A quick intro my name is Bear and one of my hobbies/obsessions is RV's. I own a 41 foot Forest River Canadian Sport toy hauler (All American Sport in the US). It is 41 ft and has 3 slides, 3 axles and a 10 ft garage. I have it rigged up with dual 35000 btu furnaces, a 20000 BTU Catallitic heater, dual 15000 air conditioners. I have 3 100 watt solar pannals, 3000 watt Onan inverter, 5500 watt Onan Marquis Platnum fuel injected generator, 6 Trojan T105 golf cart battries. For entertainment we have a 42" Plasma TV with auto tracking satilite dish feeding into a 5.1 surround system. For a water system I have 2 75 gal fresh water tanks and a Shure flow 5.5 gal/min variable pump. On my truck I carry 2 150 gal water tanks, 1 for fresh water and the other to pump grey water into and haul away. I pull this with my Volvo 660 highway tractor that I singled out and built a deck on. It has a Volvo 425hp 1550 tq engine in it and the tranny in a 15 speed with double overdrives. It has a 66" sleeper on it with an RV couch in it, a small fridge, microwave and a 17" TV/DVD unit in it. The truck averages 11.5MPG pulling this trailer with the trailer loaded with my Harley and 1 quad in the garage, 2 quads on the deck of the truck and I also pull my 1994 Jeep YJ behind the trailer as a "toad vehical". Sorry this is so long winded but I have a lot of "stuff".
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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Nice Rig Bear and thanks for coming over.


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Old 08-14-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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WOW!! That is a fine rig.

Do you have photos of the interior of the Volvo?
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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WOW!! That is a fine rig.

Do you have photos of the interior of the Volvo?

Mike
(me Mike too)
Thanks!!! I don't have any pics of the interior yet, but we are taking the quads out to the mountains on Thursday and will be back on Sunday.I will post some pics when we get back.
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #5
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Hey Mike. I thought you might like to see some pics of my new car . She needs some work but she ain't bad. 70 Chevelle SS454. It has a 454 Campbell Racing crate engine dynoed @ 522hp and 601 tq with a Turbo 400 tranny 3000 stall and 4:88 gears
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:13 AM   #6
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That's one fine street machine.
Reminds me of my Z28 days. Wishing now I would have never sold that car. The big 3 built REAL muscle cars back then.

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Old 08-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #7
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Bear change those black stripes to white and add centerline wheels and that is the exact car I had in high school!!!!

That is so cool

wanna sell it? my wife would kill me but I feel like acting up sometimes.

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Old 08-16-2006, 05:41 PM   #8
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Here ya go Bear. I worked for Lunati cams from 1990 to 1996 and was a major influence in this car. I myself done all of the electrical work on this one for them.

http://www.hotrod.com/projectbuild/1...e_street_heat/

Notice the white stripes? wonder where that idea came from.
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:43 PM   #9
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I sold mine to get married but have a shot in this same spot of mine at home without the windshield decals.

Yes the Lunati car was a 71 that we added a 70 front cap to.
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:46 PM   #10
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Oh yea one thing they fail to tell you from the early days of this car. That car could never go straight down the track just ask Chris Padgitt from Comp Cams as he was the first driver of this car when he worked at Lunati. If it could have it would have been much faster.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:01 PM   #11
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That is a sweet car Mike. I definatly don't want to sell mine, it is way to much fun. I am going to the test and tune next friday to see what it will do in the 1/4 mile. We are expecting low 12's. I am putting on Edelbrock Aluminum heads, Edelbrock fuel injection and installing roller cam/lifters this winter. It should put me well over 600hp . I will also be re-doing the interior this winter. Next week sometime I will go and get some M/T street slicks so I can get it to hook a little better. Between you, me and the fence post, I am considering selling the Harley because I never ride it any more, I have way more fun cruising around in the Chevelle with the wife and the kids .
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:18 PM   #12
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Well as you know I had to sell my Harley due to a job loss a few years ago and really having more fun at the lake right now.

Do I miss the bike yep, but am I ready to buy another hmmmmm that campsite looks real good right now.

I miss the bike but camping with the wife has my attention,

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I have way more fun cruising around in the Chevelle with the wife and the kids .
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That just doesn't include the fur kids. They hate the chevelle; or should I say Bear's driving. First he pins them to the back seat and then he drops them to the floor ; laughing all the way. They've only been for a ride once and do not want to repeat the experience. My 14 year old, on the other hand would kill him if he didn't take her out in it. She loves the car. Bear took the pic so it's a little shaky.
BTW. She took the spin out pics.
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:44 AM   #14
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WOW!! That is a fine rig.

Do you have photos of the interior of the Volvo?
I finally got a few pics of the interior
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:54 AM   #15
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A few more. I am winterizing so TV, microwave and coffee maker ect are pulled out
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