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Buying a new autosleeper

Post by daz92 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:19 am
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Going to look at 1978 autosleeper same as the 1977 brochure coachbuilt with fiberglass roof slight damp patch behind passengers seat,lay also need cylinder head to doing owner unaware of it needing upgrading any thoughts

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:19 pm
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Earlier model Autosleeper body showing signs of water ingress (e.g. around skylight opening) may turn out to be a marathon to fix if the frame timbers have rotted. Nice body though, better than many of its contemporaries for weekending and touring.

Converting a Vauxhall OHC engine for unleaded petrol (or LPG - much the same job) won't be cheap especially if all valve seats and guides need attention - expect to pay up to £350 just for machine shop work on the head.
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