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Old 06-04-2016, 11:53 PM   #603
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Coming along nicely!

Looks great Brad! Wanna help with my 2 coaches? ;-)

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Old 06-05-2016, 05:55 AM   #604
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Looks great Brad! Wanna help with my 2 coaches? ;-)

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Gee Sam, I'd love to help but the commute is just too far...
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The other day I was looking at some of the pictures I have of Martin's Bella and realized there were several differences in the lower rear quarter panels.

Mine has a storage compartment with hatch cover located at each rear corner. I've known for a long time that my argosy seems to be the only one equiped with this feature. What I noticed recently was Bella doesn't have the reflector pad that mine has.
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My plan is to remove the reflector and add a marker/blinker light in it's place.

I still find it interesting that my 74 has so many differences compared to the 75 and later models.
Your 74 is definitely one of a kind Brad, and will be much better than it ever was when you are done!
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Your 74 is definitely one of a kind Brad, and will be much better than it ever was when you are done!
My Argosy reminds me of the Johnny Cash song "One Piece At A Time"
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hello Brad
you know how the frame is fixed to the chassis? Martin have photos , I've seen in the forum, is not that detail.
Well I sent a big hello and hope you are in good healthHerman
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Thanks Dave! It's been a long 8+ years getting to this point. Instead of counting years or months before I can put the engine in I'm now down to counting days!


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How about an impromptu 'engine (barn) rising'?

Do you have room for a few more MH if we come down and help?

I official 'retire' next Friday (I am taking Bella into work so I can drive off into the the sunset!); Denise heads back to UK straight after the NEU Anniversary Rally next weekend; then I have to be around the Boston area for when the house sale completes around 13th July. Means I have 3 or 4 weeks where I could come and help (I will probably head back to UK for end of June/weekend of 5th July to reestablish residence). If you have room for Bella, you can have another pair of hands.
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I finished fabricating the throttle body adapter plate today. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out

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I think I will clean up the edges a little and will probably have to add a few tapped holes for mounting the throttle cable bracket.

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How about an impromptu 'engine (barn) rising'?

Do you have room for a few more MH if we come down and help?
A "few"?! How many is a few?!

I've got a 30 amp service in the front of the shop and another at the rear. Water could be made available with enough garden hoses hooked up

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I official 'retire' next Friday (I am taking Bella into work so I can drive off into the the sunset!); Denise heads back to UK straight after the NEU Anniversary Rally next weekend; then I have to be around the Boston area for when the house sale completes around 13th July. Means I have 3 or 4 weeks where I could come and help (I will probably head back to UK for end of June/weekend of 5th July to reestablish residence). If you have room for Bella, you can have another pair of hands.
Definitely room for Bella. This would also give me another opportunity to get pictures of Bella that I neglected to at the Get Together
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Dave,
I personally came to the conclusion that there must be at least 3 or maybe even 4 Brads. One seems to be mowing the grass all the time, while one is working on Peanut....The third does some outstanding work on his own 20'.
He can't fool me
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I personally came to the conclusion that there must be at least 3 or maybe even 4 Brads. One seems to be mowing the grass all the time, while one is working on Peanut....The third does some outstanding work on his own 20'.
He can't fool me
Nah, just multiple personalities

It's amazing what they can get done when they all work together (unfortunately that doesn't happen often enough!)
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I'd be happy with one personality that could work together!
We wish we could help you but we have problems of our own to deal with....
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