1979 Airstream Excella 28 28 - California

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  • Member Since: August 30, 2016

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1979 Airstream Excella 28 28 - California
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Picked up this sweetheart named Ellis from the Midwest in October 2016. We have $7k invested in engine/ transmission work within the last 100 or so days (with receipts to prove it). The generator starts and a new toilet is awaiting installation. As for damage, there is a dimple in the right rear top (from the former owners) that cannot be seen by the casual observer at road level but can be seen from higher ground and a depression over the right front tire. There is also a corner crack in the right windshield (also inherited). Her skin is in otherwise decent condition, ready to be made shiny again!

I would like to see her go to a good home as I have not been able to enjoy her. She has sadly lived in storage for the last couple of months since the work was completed. She is visited…and run…but not taken out. I haven’t used the lavatory or water systems or kitchen items but was told everything works. Her awning/canopy is there, but haven’t checked it out. Per the previous owner, the counter top was replaced, new 2 burner stove top installed, newer microwave inserted. Old carpet was removed and any bad sub flooring was replaced with a floating hardwood floor. Refrigerator had new cooling unit installed 3 years ago.

She had a temp registration that expired in November and I do have the title from the previous owner but I just haven’t been able to complete the process. On the road she is a real eye catcher and easy to drive. She drives well…shifts smoothly…and sounds great (since the work has been done). The panoramic view of the road is spectacular especially heading into a sunset and she looks really cool at night with her running lights on!! LOTS of attention and people taking photos (and asking for tours) when parked.

Ellis has a solid foundation for minor or major restoration but she runs the way she should. She needs some cosmetic love and someone to appreciate her novelty. OH! And she has a spot to plug in your GPS or charger on the dash!

(per previous owner)
Dual electric fuel pumps
NEW 600 cfm Holly Carb
New HEI dist.
New High Temp spark plug wires
New air bags on front
OEM alternator replaced with 100 amp dual output alternator.
New dual battery charger installed.
Radiator removed and cored out
Roof AC a newer model Intertherm
Engine AC has been removed we just run the gen and roof AC and stay cool in 100 degree heat Dual trans coolers one on each side of radiator.

Gen 5 454 engine
4KW gen starts right up
New pump belt
Manifold replaced and painted
New Mechanical high velocity fan reinstalled
Section of new exhaust installed 2 ½” piping installed.
Exhaust muffler
Exhaust manifold
Water pump
2 new heads
Valve job
Spark plugs
Filters and gaskets
Belts adjusted
Transmission mounts
Top end of engine rebuild
Lots of other fixes that I cannot decipher from the receipts. Thanks!

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