This'll be a short update but a bloody good one! (At least for us!)
First, notice this Cortez shaped patch of dead grass!
That's because we finally got the Cortez running! And idling and accelerating and stopping and not bellowing blue smoke! After all that work the Cortez burst into life and ran SWEET from the moment we turned the key with the Sniper EFI.
Now, it isn't all rainbows and butterflies!
The throttle is sensitive, like INSANE sensitive! This turns out to be a pretty common issue with the Sniper, Holley sell an extended bracket - So they know it's an issue but instead of fixing it they just sell an additional part! - So, we've bought one!
The EFI system wiring is a mess - Nothing is in its forever home, shortened or secured in place.
And then, shortly after we got the Cortez back into its original, and covered home this guy died! (So we've ordered a replacement)
(Yes, the original wiring is also a mess but we have a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel!
So after nearly a year out in the 100f heat and humidity of summer and the 20f cold and dampness of winter, it's home.
Now, when I say home, I actually mean it's 45 minutes away from our home, the plan over the next few months is to complete the previously mentioned jobs and then get it to our actual home - Our apartment complex has said that we're cool to bring our RV into the lot - We've excluded the condition and age for now.
I so love this camper and build.
You know I would desperately love own a vintage camper in the USA
You and L (would it stand for Lovely, Labourer, ) continue to amaze and please me with this build.
I look forward to the first breakfast you cook alongside the road, in a campground, or, heaven forbid………