I have one head gasket set... need another.
I have a blower drive seal kit.
I may or may not have a set of bearings, it depends on what is in there now.
I have miscellaneous clamps, connectors, wire, fittings, goo, glue and grease.
I probably have a bunch of other parts that will be needed too.
What we will need is:
Oil pan gasket most likely... If we have to drain the oil, we might as well check the bearings.
Oil filter.... probably a canister type, Napa # 1133? I think. I may have one.
A few feet of green stripe radiator hose of various sizes, hopefully we can get the hoses routed back where they belong.
Coolant. Lot's and lots and lots.
Oil... Lot's of lots of Lot's.
power steering fluid, (ATF? 10w-40?)
Fuel to and from my place to El Paso... (I'll be bringing my bus, so I can bring all my tools and have a place to sleep and eat).
A few days of good weather!
Now, if anyone that is going to meet us there has got a portable cherry picker, it would certainly help.... that rear head is a bugger to remove by hand!
Okay, now we are getting somewhere. Thank you Dallas. I used GasBuddy.com and put in your location and a round trip from Franklin,TX to El Paso, TX came up as about $370.00 (I put 8 MPG for both city and highway to be safe). Does that sound right to you?
To help me try to wrap my mind around how much all of the oil, miscellaneous parts and such will cost, can you give me an idea what Delo 100 costs and how much will be needed. Like I told you when I was in El Paso, I couldn't find any place that even knew what Delo 100 was, so this may prove interesting to find. Also, best guess as to how much the head gaskets will run as well as anything else that I will need to purchase? I am trying to get an idea of exactly what I know I will need to come up with ($ wise) prior to the end of April.
My off the cuff amount I threw out to myself when I looked at the fan shroud/fan cost from Ted, shipping for the Torus that Chris has, fuel for you, fuel for me, cost for me to get to El Paso (fuel, motel, food), miscellaneous oil, rad fluid (or maybe just water is all we will refill with) and miscellaneous parts was $1000.00. That seems pretty cheap (if I actually had $1000.00), and it is. I am pretty resourceful and I truly believe that this is meant to be, so the money will come ( I have seriously cute kids that could command a high price on the open market....sure, I will miss them terribly, but we can make more. lol.
). I just need to have a figure in my head to work towards.
On another note, my tentative plan is to drive my daughters car back to El Paso (passing through Cali and picking up the fan/shroud from Ted in Williams, Ca) and help with all of the repairs. Once the repairs are complete, I will either pull the car back to El Paso, or better yet, Van has offered to go with me to El Paso (so I would pick him up in Vegas and we would drive to El Paso together) so he could drive the car back to Vegas. My daughter is stationed at Nellis AFB and she would love to get her car back to her for free (free? Hmm, not exactly but to her it would be FREE!), so this kills a few birds with one stone.
In a perfect world, this will all come together and I will get to bring the bus back to Oregon, passing through Bakersfield and letting Don get another look at the bus, then on to Fresno and seeing RJ and looking at those bunks (and possible even taking them off his hands) and finally passing back through Williams, Ca and maybe getting to see Ted and having him look the old girl over.
Lets pray for perfection!
Thoughts or ideas welcome.