Mechanical

“AT THE END OF THE DAY,”

HE OFTEN REMINDS ME,

“IT’S ALL JUST NUTS AND BOLTS.”


After our Cortez rode on the back of a flatbed tractor trailer and made its haul across America, we were greeted with a steel beast that did not run and did not brake. That was just the beginning to repairs that needed to be made, too. Needless to say this lead Andy and me to start our restoration right away and so, with rolled up our sleeves, we began mechanical work.



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To get the best out of what we can offer, we suggest starting with An Overview of Cost and Labor for Our Cortez Overhaul. There, you will find all of our vintage RV restoration categories. Once you select a category (such as this mechanical category), you will see all subcategories (listed below).

Overview

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SUBCATEGORIESQUANTITIESPRICES
Brakes13$177.97
Cooling5$38.33
Engine33$588.35
Fueling34$511.40
Suspension4$243.52
Transmission26$325.29
TOTAL115$1,884.86

Each subcategory breaks down parts/items, numbers with links, quantities, and prices. Saying that though, there are parts/items not listed (and feel free to contact us with questions); however, those listed are either essential and/or recommended.

Also, in an effort to be open and honest, some parts/items (noted below) use the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means if you purchase using our link(s), we get a small commission (at no extra cost to you). It is merely a way you can show support.

Lastly, know all information will continue to be updated so visit again for the latest details!

Breakdown on Brakes

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Brake bleeder kitBK 77690381$6.69
Brake fluid
(also used for clutch)
400323$16.88
Brake shoes
(front driver and
passenger side)
TS TS332$21.99
Brake wheel cylinder
(front driver side)
335411$23.49
Brake wheel cylinder
(front passenger side)
335401$23.49
Brake wheel cylinder
(rear driver driver side)
330021$33.99
Brake wheel cylinder
(rear passenger side)
330031$33.99
Caliper paint
(black)
BCP102
(Amazon)
1$8.99
(Additional parts/items)(various)5$24.05
TOTAL—–13$177.97

Breakdown on Cooling

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Radiator cleaner2051
(Amazon)
2$21.20
Thermostat154781$7.99
Thermostat gasket350631$3.29
(Additional parts/items)(various)1$5.85
TOTAL—–5$38.33

Breakdown on Engine

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
AlternatorDL75161$78.96
Carburetor cleaner116
(Amazon)
1$3.47
Carburetor accelerator return-spring88103M1$2.49
Carburetor hardware kitHD10021$7.95
10-mm Silicon carburetor hoseVIB-204221$7.22
13-mm Silicon carburetor hoseVIB-20435
(Amazon)
1$16.90
16-mm Silicon carburetor hoseVIB-20442
(Amazon)

1
$11.95
Carburetor rebuild kitK4571$28.95
Engine breatherBF618DL1$4.99
Engine flush2037
(Amazon)
2$23.98
Engine oil10-40-5QT
(Amazon)
1$29.99
Engine oil drain plug653056
(Amazon)
1$3.29
Engine oil drain plug gasket097-830CD1$2.99
Engine oil filterS161$4.99
Engine valve cover gasketVS133951$16.99
Valve spring compressor4573
(Amazon)
1$24.96
Valve stem sealsSS700141$16.99
Intake air filter2354
(Amazon)
1$48.75
Intake manifold gasketsMS901091$22.99
(Intake additional parts/items)(various)12$160.55
Starter motorDL3251S1$69.00
TOTAL—–33$588.35

Breakdown on Fueling

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
1/4-in NPT weld-on steel bung11271
(Amazon)
1$9.24
1/2-in NPT weld-on steel bung11273
(Amazon)
1$10.18
5/16-in Barb brass fitting57001
(Amazon)
1$7.09
1/4-in NPT brass fitting HEX plug56121
(Amazon)
1$4.66
Fuel cleaner65740
(Amazon)
3$26.97
Stainless steel 45-degree Fuel filler neck bend tube13098
(Amazon)
2$67.98
Fuel filter599-PF-1300
(Amazon)
1$13.05
2 1/4-in Fuel filler hoseD225SX1$43.50
Fuel level sender105-3262
(Amazon)
1$45.99
5/16-in x 10-ft Fuel line hose555-159941$10.49
Fuel pump
(mechanical)
AMF00101$21.99
90-degree Fuel tank adapterG60620-02021$2.85
Fuel tank adhesive-backed weatherstripping sealMW516341$12.99
Fuel tank degreaser40101
(Amazon)
1$17.02
Fuel tank bedliner paint49704
(Amazon)
2$63.64
Fuel tank metal prep40201
(Amazon)
1$39.67
Acid etch primer0741V
(Amazon)
1$19.65
Fuel tank sealer49204
(Amazon)
2$49.10
Fuel tank hardline813-54591$8.16
Rubber fuel tank mounting strapSUM-9395201$16.99
(Additional parts/items)(various)9$28.47
TOTAL—–34$511.40

Breakdown on Suspension

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Lower ball joint101871$35.99
Upper ball joint103911$174.99
Sway bar bushings9.5110
(Amazon)
1$19.03
Suspension grease9.1111
(Amazon)
1$13.51
TOTAL—–4$243.52

Breakdown on Transmission

PARTS/ITEMSPART/ITEM NUMBERS AND LINKSQUANTITIESPRICES
Clutch master cylinderP210001$69.99
Clutch slave cylinder734671$31.00
(Clutch fluid listed under Brakes)—–—–—–
Speedometer cableCA-30381$19.99
75w-140 Transmission oilSVOPK
(Amazon)
6$125.94
(Additional parts/items)(various)1$6.99
TOTAL—–26$325.29

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