Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-06-2010, 02:14 PM   #99
1972 Travelux Princess 25
 
Cobourg , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,042
For a deluxe steering wheel you can have it wrapped in leather like the latest luxury cars. Any good auto upholstery shop can do this. Cures cracked wheels too.
__________________

__________________
Living in the trailer park of sense, looking out the window at a tornado of stupidity.
Ganaraska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 03:13 PM   #100
3 Rivet Member
 
projector's Avatar
 
1972 23' Safari
NSB , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 138
I'm planning on getting a steering wheel from a junk yard. They're full of cash for clunkers so there should be one arround. I liked the wheel that was on my '87 Suburban. It was the same diameter and ring size, and comfortable. I loved that truck. sniff
__________________

__________________
projector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 04:31 PM   #101
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmehal View Post
The initial cleaning works great, like new! It's a few weeks later that the stickiness slowly starts to return. It's like there's a chemical breakdown happening.
It is possible that the PO had a faux-leather steering wheel wrap on it...the kind you get from WalMart. They used to have a foam padding on the inside that would melt in the heat and stick to the wheel. I never had one, but I've seen the residue on other's steering wheel and they also felt gummy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by projector View Post
I'm planning on getting a steering wheel from a junk yard. They're full of cash for clunkers so there should be one arround. I liked the wheel that was on my '87 Suburban. It was the same diameter and ring size, and comfortable. I loved that truck. sniff
I like the idea of having the steering wheel wrapped by an auto upholstery shop.
__________________
2006 30' Safari - "Changes in Latitudes"
2008 F-250 Lariat Power Stroke Diesel Crew Cab SWB
Family of Disney Fanatics
WBCCI# 4821
http://streaminacrossamerica.com/
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #102
2 Rivet Member
 
PLDodd's Avatar
 
1975 Argosy 26
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29
Images: 7
Blog Entries: 1
wow thats old! vari-jection was a setup to "inject" water, alcohol, jet fuel or whatever into a vacuum hose near the base of the carb in order to get even distribution across all 8 cylinders. haven't seen one in years (lots of years) all the so-called motorheads that used it only thought they had something there instead of doing something real to that "hotrod" trans am of theirs (haha). Piece of advice: when you do get it going for good, if the carb acts funny and the idle stays high from wear in the throttle plate do NOT replace the carb with an across the counter type reman carb. While a quadrajet 4 bbl carb is a quadrajet 4bbl carb they are not all the same (jets, etc. are for certain vehicles and even though physically it is the same, internally it isn't and it will never run right unless it's jetted for the HD 454) If all is well, that camper will roll just as fast as any and will have PLENTY of power!
__________________
PLDodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 05:33 PM   #103
2 Rivet Member
 
PLDodd's Avatar
 
1975 Argosy 26
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29
Images: 7
Blog Entries: 1
I don't think the steering wheel will ever stop getting sticky once it starts doing that. You are right, it is some kind of wierd chemical breakdown that comes from years of oil from hands, heat, sun etc & then never being touched for a long time. I even had an old set of snap on screwdrivers (old old set, originally purchased in the 60's) that I stopped using when I bought a new set and after a couple of months they started getting sticky & gooey in my toolbox. Good thing is its the same as any old chevy truck or van so finding a good one is probably going to be easy. I even replaced my steering wheel in my 85 Suburban (same wheel you have) with a wheel out of an older Chevy Astro van. I used the sport style wheel, got the tilt levers and all. It fit perfect and looked great, plus it was all oe, no dumb stuff.
__________________
PLDodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 05:38 PM   #104
2 Rivet Member
 
PLDodd's Avatar
 
1975 Argosy 26
Portsmouth , Virginia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29
Images: 7
Blog Entries: 1
Whoops! little late on that one. Big Holley carb is good. Just give 'r all the gas she needs and that baby will run like a top. All those old big blocks just needed FUEL! Helps it run cooler too.
__________________
PLDodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #105
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by PLDodd View Post
Whoops! little late on that one. Big Holley carb is good. Just give 'r all the gas she needs and that baby will run like a top. All those old big blocks just needed FUEL! Helps it run cooler too.
Since I put the holly carb on it runs like a champ! Double pump as well so plenty of fuel
__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 03:59 PM   #106
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by PLDodd View Post
I don't think the steering wheel will ever stop getting sticky once it starts doing that. You are right, it is some kind of wierd chemical breakdown that comes from years of oil from hands, heat, sun etc & then never being touched for a long time. I even had an old set of snap on screwdrivers (old old set, originally purchased in the 60's) that I stopped using when I bought a new set and after a couple of months they started getting sticky & gooey in my toolbox. Good thing is its the same as any old chevy truck or van so finding a good one is probably going to be easy. I even replaced my steering wheel in my 85 Suburban (same wheel you have) with a wheel out of an older Chevy Astro van. I used the sport style wheel, got the tilt levers and all. It fit perfect and looked great, plus it was all oe, no dumb stuff.
Agreed 100%

I have cleaned it more than once and it just keeps getting sticky. I used to have an old VW eurovan with the same problem, the entire interior plastic panels did the same thing, I eventually sold it because of that
__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #107
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
GMEHAL and TODBOT

So far, I cannot do anything with Airstream about the fading.

However, if both of you PM us your regular name and address, we will replace that material, at no charge.

Andy
Andy I never heard back from you on this and also did not receive any material, did you get the pm I sent you?
__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #108
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by todbot
I too had fading a few months after installing the new orange trim and purchased through Inland. Although I have no gripe with Inland, I sure wish it stayed true to the original color. I've never said anything other than a grumble under my breath because I assume nothing could or would be done about it.
Did you ever get your material?
__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 10:44 AM   #109
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmehal View Post
Andy I never heard back from you on this and also did not receive any material, did you get the pm I sent you?
No, we did not receive a PM.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 01:44 PM   #110
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In

No, we did not receive a PM.

Andy
Just resent you the pm again, let me know if you receive it. Thanks
__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #111
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmehal View Post
Just resent you the pm again, let me know if you receive it. Thanks
Received your PM ok.

I will contact the powers that be at Airstream tomorrow, and will report back.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #112
3 Rivet Member
 
gmehal's Avatar
 
1965 30' Sovereign
1975 26' Argosy 26
beaverton , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 169
Got the heater finally working. Was easier to get out than I thought. Shown here is the guilty auto ignition board, dinosaur electronics got me a new one for $100 and now it works great. The other photo is my youngest helping with the dissabbemble and the volt meter. Nice to have heat again
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1343898593.png
Views:	117
Size:	940.1 KB
ID:	116883   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2342002156.png
Views:	108
Size:	870.3 KB
ID:	116884  

__________________

__________________
1965 31ft Airstream Sovereign
1975 26ft Argosy Motorhome

Imagine the sight of them linked together!

gmehal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
argosy


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'73 Argosy 20.....Bought! MotorSeven All Argosy Trailers 27 04-11-2007 05:49 PM
Just bought 1975 Argosy 26- RV Newbie RVnDixie Member Introductions 7 06-09-2006 10:29 AM
Hi, I just bought a 1973 20' Argosy!!!! sfixx All Argosy Trailers 8 11-11-2004 09:38 AM
I just bought a '76 28' Argosy MH!!!! Mr.Motorhome Argosy Motorhomes 3 05-17-2004 10:02 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.