1972 270 Restoration "The Mean Bean"

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1972 270 Restoration "The Mean Bean"

Unread post by dirtydeno » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:59 am

Im going to compile all ive done so far on the 270 in this thread. I got the "Mean Bean" from a friend for free if i got it out of where it was being stored at. I had to have it towed about 20 miles to my friends place who has a lot of land and who didn't mind me working on it there for awhile. It came with axles and wheels from a 78 georgie boy motorhome to swap it to discs and 8 lug wheels. Before I could tow it i had to swap the rear axle so i could put tires on that would make the 20 mile tow. I swapped the axle in the storage parking lot. i then swapped the front axle to discs. That thread is here. http://www.travcoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1203

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Re: 1972 270 Restoration "The Mean Bean"

Unread post by dirtydeno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:19 am

I got rid of the hydrovac system and replaced it with a hydroboost. that thread is here http://www.travcoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1219

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Re: 1972 270 Restoration "The Mean Bean"

Unread post by dirtydeno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:21 am

I repaired the original mach 2 airconditioner with a new fan motor and had it charged. that thread is here.http://www.travcoforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=1303

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Re: 1972 270 Restoration "The Mean Bean"

Unread post by dirtydeno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:38 am

This weekend I gave the engine a much needed cleaning. The transmission had a 1/2" of oil sand mix that i had to scrape off with a putty knife before i could degrease everything. It must have a leak somewhere. Here is a before pic.
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I created a shield out of my portable trash cans for pressure washing and also covered the carb and altenator.
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I used Gunk brand heavy duty gel degreaser. I worked better than expected.
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I also replaced the spark plug wires. I used a universal MSD set part number 5551. I chose to use straight spark plug ends, they keep the wires away from the exhaust manifold alot better than the 90s it came with.
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