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Old 09-10-2011, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ebenezer View Post
Is there anything (common problem area) that I should look for specifically on this 78 that I either don't have on my 81?
Not really... There's differences, but most are minor in terms of possible trouble points. The petcocks are probably the only part that is enough different that you might want to look at them to check if they're working right.

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