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Tilerpep is currently offline  Tilerpep   United States
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My brother in law thought he found a derelict gmc in richmond VA and talked to the shop owner who got the rv owner to call me...

Well, he was close - it is a 1982 revcon that has been sitting since 1991. The current owner is the son of the man who put in a new engine and passed away before the project was ever on the road again. Current owner is wondering about the value being in the motor, or parts for the revcon or just what. I would presume that even if the motor will turn over, or even start, it would need to be refreshed if pulled to go in something else. I do have some pics, might try to get them up somewhere for viewing...


Anyone know what to do with the shell if we have a "strip it" party?



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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328091 is a reply to message #328090] Tue, 09 January 2018 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
James Hupy is currently offline  James Hupy   United States
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What kind of shape is the Revcon? There are collectors of those things out
there. Might be worth a Craigslist ask.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Or
78 GMC ROYALE 403

On Jan 9, 2018 3:04 PM, "Tyler" wrote:

> My brother in law thought he found a derelict gmc in richmond VA and
> talked to the shop owner who got the rv owner to call me...
>
> Well, he was close - it is a 1982 revcon that has been sitting since 1991.
> The current owner is the son of the man who put in a new engine and passed
> away before the project was ever on the road again. Current owner is
> wondering about the value being in the motor, or parts for the revcon or
> just
> what. I would presume that even if the motor will turn over, or even
> start, it would need to be refreshed if pulled to go in something else. I
> do have
> some pics, might try to get them up somewhere for viewing...
>
>
> Anyone know what to do with the shell if we have a "strip it" party?
>
>
> --
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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328092 is a reply to message #328091] Tue, 09 January 2018 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bullitthead is currently offline  Bullitthead   United States
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The man I got our GMC from in Stuart, Va. said he really wanted a Revcon instead of the GMC. That was 7 years ago, wonder if he ever found one? His name is David Young, if anybody knows him. Like Jim said, there are many people looking for those RVs.

Terry Kelpien ASE Master Technician 73 Glacier 260 Smithfield, Va.
Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328093 is a reply to message #328090] Tue, 09 January 2018 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tyler,
For the GMC’ers the only thing that would be of value would be the motor if it is a 455 and 425 tranny and not a 454 Chevy which was shifted to in the early 80’s as they also could not get the Olds and 425 transmission. The 454 was mated to a 4WD transmission driving and 4WD front drive train. It was a cobbled together drive train.

This being an 1982 will have no value to the GMC’ers. It would be a pass for us, but the Recon Community would suck it up even if it has been sitting for 25 years. They are an even more orphaned coach than Us. There is or was a parts dealer on the west coast that had a fair number of Revcon Parts.
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The following are Revcon Contacts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMC_motorhome
http://policeinterceptor.com/revcon%5B1%5D.htm
http://www.viewrvs.com/motorhome/revcon/revcon.php
http://www.bing.com/search?q=revcon+motorhome+floor+plans&FORM=R5FD2
https://plus.google.com/106737576417824897824

There are a number of Revcon sites out there that no longer work!

J.R. Wright
GMC GreatLakerTech Editor
78 Buskirk 30' Stretch
75 Avion Under Reconstruction
Michigan (On Location in Tucson)


> il.com> wrote:
>
> My brother in law thought he found a derelict gmc in richmond VA and talked to the shop owner who got the rv owner to call me...
>
> Well, he was close - it is a 1982 revcon that has been sitting since 1991. The current owner is the son of the man who put in a new engine and passed
> away before the project was ever on the road again. Current owner is wondering about the value being in the motor, or parts for the revcon or just
> what. I would presume that even if the motor will turn over, or even start, it would need to be refreshed if pulled to go in something else. I do have
> some pics, might try to get them up somewhere for viewing...
>
>
> Anyone know what to do with the shell if we have a "strip it" party?
>
>
> --
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> Raleigh, NC
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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328094 is a reply to message #328092] Tue, 09 January 2018 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We have worked on Revcon several times, and parts are hard to come by.
And when we find a part, it is twice as much and some things like the
windshield is really expensive to put in do to the way they were installed.
Unless you have lot of funds to spend, I would let them be crushed.

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:05 PM, Terry wrote:

> The man I got our GMC from in Stuart, Va. said he really wanted a Revcon
> instead of the GMC. That was 7 years ago, wonder if he ever found one? His
> name is David Young, if anybody knows him. Like Jim said, there are many
> people looking for those RVs.
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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328101 is a reply to message #328090] Tue, 09 January 2018 21:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is a Revcon owner in my "Two-Wheel Tuesday" group. I talked to him tonight before I read this posting. I will tell him the next time I see him.

Ken Burton - N9KB
76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana
Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328106 is a reply to message #328101] Wed, 10 January 2018 00:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ken

Should I ask...."Two-Wheel Tuesday" ??

Mike

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 11:38 PM, Ken Burton wrote:

> There is a Revcon owner in my "Two-Wheel Tuesday" group. I talked to him
> tonight before I read this posting. I will tell him the next time I see
> him.
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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328107 is a reply to message #328106] Wed, 10 January 2018 03:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ken Burton is currently offline  Ken Burton   United States
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We have an informal get together every Tuesday at the airport that is open to anyone who chooses to show up. Tonight we had 26 people there when I left at 6:30 PM. Tonight someone brought in meatloaf dinner for everyone. You never know what food, if any, will be brought in. The attendees are about 1/2 pilots and 3/4 motorcycle people. There are no rules or agenda. In warmer weather the crowd will be 60 to 70 and almost everyone there is on a motorcycle. A few will also fly in.

Twice a year we run a tiddler ride around several counties on a weekend. The thing with it is to be there on the smallest bike that you can find. Anything even Harleys is acceptable down to 50 CC mini-bikes. It usually lasts 4 to 5 hours. That evening we have a large get together somewhere and everybody brings something to eat or drink. There will usually be 80 to 120 attendees. I missed the last two fall ones because they conflicted with GMCMI rallies.

One of the things that sometimes happen is people bring things they need to repaired on Tuesday afternoon and evenings. Sometimes it lasts until midnight but most of the time it usually breaks up around 9 PM. People usually start showing up around 4:30 and they come and go all evening after that. The attendees are from many backgrounds, an auto mechanic, an FAA IA (authorized inspector), a welder, 2 doctors, one dentist, a mail lady, a state cop, several commercial pilots, a restaurant chain owner, a foreign car service owner, a steel mill millwright, and me to name a few. I do not know what I am. I could probably list another 15 or 20 professions. Probably 1/3 of us are retired and the youngest are in their 20's.

We also have a small Sunday morning ride every week. Usually around 8 bikes but you never know who or how many will show up.

John Shotwell showed up and delivered some stuff to my hangar this afternoon. I did not think about 2 wheel Tuesday until after they left or I would have invited them to attend. We definitely had enough food.

Aren't you glad that you asked?


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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328111 is a reply to message #328090] Wed, 10 January 2018 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks guys,
Good info for when and what overlaps our coaches. I've forwarded the thread to the owner and I'm sure it will help him.


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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328117 is a reply to message #328090] Wed, 10 January 2018 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I miss my old BSA Victor Special. But, not enough to mix with N Ga (read Atlanta exurbs) traffic on two wheels. Yall have a good time.

--johnny


76 26' Eleganza(?) with beaucoup mods and add - ons. Braselton, Ga. "I forgive them all, save those who hurt the dogs. They must answer to me in hell" - ol Andy, paraphrased
Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328122 is a reply to message #328091] Wed, 10 January 2018 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Johnny, one of the many motorcycles I have owned over the years was a
BSA Gold Star 500 cc. What a miserable piece of hardware it was. Big old
single cylinder. You really had to have your wits about you when starting
that beast. If all was not correct, it would kick back and launch a rider
up over the handlebars. Didn't need much for a transmission, just row it
through the gears until you reached the top one, and leave it there.
Amazing torque, must have had all of 25 or 30 horsepower. Weak by today's
standards. 125's put out more power today. Easier to start, too. Memories,
of good times past.
Jim Hupy

On Jan 10, 2018 6:44 AM, "Johnny Bridges via Gmclist" <
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I miss my old BSA Victor Special. But, not enough to mix with N Ga (read
Atlanta exurbs) traffic on two wheels. Yall have a good time.

--johnny
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Braselton, Ga.
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in hell" - ol Andy, paraphrased


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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328123 is a reply to message #328117] Wed, 10 January 2018 09:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tyler:
There is an avid Revcon owner in our Tx. Classics group. I will pass the info to him at our Jan. Classics rally.
Mike/The Corvair a holic

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> On Jan 10, 2018, at 8:41 AM, Johnny Bridges via Gmclist wrote:
>
> I miss my old BSA Victor Special. But, not enough to mix with N Ga (read Atlanta exurbs) traffic on two wheels. Yall have a good time.
>
> --johnny
> --
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> Braselton, Ga.
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Re: [GMCnet] Revcon likely for parts [message #328125 is a reply to message #328123] Wed, 10 January 2018 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ken
All I can say is some people do interesting things...you would be one of
them !

Mike in NM


On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Mike Kelley wrote:

> Tyler:
> There is an avid Revcon owner in our Tx. Classics group. I will pass the
> info to him at our Jan. Classics rally.
> Mike/The Corvair a holic
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jan 10, 2018, at 8:41 AM, Johnny Bridges via Gmclist gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org> wrote:
>>
>> I miss my old BSA Victor Special. But, not enough to mix with N Ga
> (read Atlanta exurbs) traffic on two wheels. Yall have a good time.
>>
>> --johnny
>> --
>> 76 26' Eleganza(?) with beaucoup mods and add - ons.
>> Braselton, Ga.
>> "I forgive them all, save those who hurt the dogs. They must answer to
> me in hell" - ol Andy, paraphrased
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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328132 is a reply to message #328090] Wed, 10 January 2018 15:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ken, if you ever wanted to get back into the two wheel thing again sams club has a gas mini bike for $450.. big enough for a adult. You could also put a front rack on your coach and bring it to rally's!
Personally, Im sorta itching to rebuild a old Honda Trail 90 of 70 with the fat tires!
Scott


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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328135 is a reply to message #328132] Wed, 10 January 2018 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Greeting GMCers, been a while since I've popped my head up here. Someone emailed me about this thread.

Revcons after 78-79 do not have the Toro drive train. They went to a 454 and transfer case thingy.

Still love to get a look at it.

My 72 sits lonely waiting for me to get some time. I was ready to move it down the road but the family insists we give it a try.



Dave & Ellen Silva 1972 Revcon Olds 455, toro drive train. All Stock
Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328144 is a reply to message #328132] Wed, 10 January 2018 21:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Scott Nutter wrote on Wed, 10 January 2018 15:39
Ken, if you ever wanted to get back into the two wheel thing again sams club has a gas mini bike for $450.. big enough for a adult. You could also put a front rack on your coach and bring it to rally's!
Personally, Im sorta itching to rebuild a old Honda Trail 90 of 70 with the fat tires!
Scott

I have 3 in the hangar right now plus my daughter will bring hers over tomorrow. She was riding hers until the most recent below 0 cold weather. She finally deiced to park it for the winter in my hangar. The one I like the most and usually bring to rallies is a Honda 250 Elite scooter. It is easy to ride, will do 70, though I seldom go over 55, and fits nicely on my GMC trailer hitch.


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Re: Revcon likely for parts [message #328150 is a reply to message #328090] Thu, 11 January 2018 07:45 Go to previous message
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Hupy, I swapped the Victor to a friend for a 350 Gold Star and a stack of money. The dealer sold 3 '68 Victor Specials of which mine was one. Each of the three wanted a different technique to crank.. and it would raise you right back up in the air if you got it wrong. It was a lovely old thumper though, low end torque for days. Leaked 3 different weights of oil, like an old Harley if there wasn't a puddle under it you needed to add some oil. It was, however, the only scoot I've owned that would let you plant your heels halfway up the side of the gravel pit and stop, and then goose it and climb on up from a stop - shooting dirt every time it fires. And then load Paula and a suitcase and ride I 65 from Montgomery to the Redneck Riviera. A replacement would send me looking for a way to haul it and the toad behind my GMC. These old scoots will make you appreciate a properly working distributor when cranking the GMC.

--johnny

DOR Tip: I had a '57 Harley which would put you in the next county if you forgot the spark retard when you cranked it.


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