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Old 03-19-2010, 11:52 PM   #57
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Well Pat we are rolling the numbers right on up there on the Silver Hornet. Today was a $1000 dollar day. I went to the muffler shop thinking I just needed an exhaust donut and a tailpipe on one side. Gotcha! New exhaust pipe, two new mufflers, and two new tailpipes later we had cured the leaks. Flowmaster mufflers for a Big Block RV are not cheap. Then off to the Alignment shop to correct tire wear problem. Stop at the propane fill to get full load on board before the snow comes tonite. After several miles of freeway driving, I thought the batteries should be at full charge. Engine battery 12.7 Volts, House batteries 10.4 Volts. Dead cell in each of the house batteries. Off to Sam's for 2 new 27 series Deep Cycle batteries. $ 156.00 ka-ching. The Silver Hornet now has a deep throaty voice, wheels standing tall, bright lights, and Plenty of propane to weather the storm.
I am bushed from running around trying to get it all done today! I think I see light at the end of the tunnel. Just hope its not a locomotive about to run over my A**.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:02 AM   #58
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Come on Andy! Anybody can buy a replacement part.
Don't bet on it for older Airstreams.

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Old 03-20-2010, 11:55 AM   #59
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Hehehe, Or machine one ????
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #60
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #61
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Light at the end of the tunnel, yes - but you never seem to quite get there! It matters little whether the subject if Classic AS MoHo's or little airplanes or big boats or women - - there's always something needing attention. Congratulations on getting to the "usable" point. Jamie
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Thanks for the reply and your interest Jamie.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:16 PM   #63
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I got the seal of approval from my XYL on the shower. Both of us used the shower, so now the Silver Hornet is fully operational inside.
Still lack a trip to Deming NM to get the Steer-Safe installed at their factory. We will probably get that done when we start back up to Denver and make a little detour to Deming.
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I installed Day/Night blinds in my Siver Bullet. Made the privacy box and covered with the old drapes.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #65
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The saga continues: Getting ready to make the 300 mile shake down run, and suddenly new oil leak appears. The engine oil cooler line that runs to the radiator had rubbed a hole in it where it comes across the crossmember in front. Worse than that, it has to go to the shop to get the cooler lines replaced (both of them) tomorrow. So much for the 300 mile shakedown cruise. The good news, I didn't lose all the oil and burn up the engine.
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Nice catch on the leading line, prior to a run down the road that cost thousand of dollars. Now you have to ask, just who routed those lines and let 'em lay there?
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:43 PM   #67
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The 300 mile shake down cruise is history!!! The hiccup before we started was a leaking engine oil cooler line where it crossed over the crossmember. Another $200 fixed that problem and we delayed the start of the Shake Down until after lunch. No overheating problems, Fan clutch functioning properly, fuel mileage down 30% due to headwinds both directions. Averaged 7.11 MPG and we had the long uphill grades as well as short steep grades plus the wind to contend with. Overall, I was pleased with the entire unit the Silver Hornet.
Question: What does your dash voltmeter read when cruising??? Also what do you see on the Vacuum gauge at 60 MPH on level ground???
I suppose the only thing I need to have done after the shake down is rebalance the duals on the passenger side. A+ for the trip.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #68
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Sincere Thanks to all who have offered suggestions and help in getting the Silver Hornet up off it's knees. Without the help of all of this forum along with encouragement, I am not sure I would have made it this far. To get our 310 back up and running has been an ordeal to say the least. 20 years of neglect by the PO has been monumental to overcome in just a few weeks.
So, I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You " to all my AS friends here who have been so helpful.
Our use for the Silver Hornet is probably much different than most of you, in that our 310 is home to us when we leave Lubbock and go to take care of the wife's sister who is in assisted living in Amarillo, Tx. We migrate between Denver, CO, Cimarron, NM, Amarillo & Lubbock, Tx, as a regular thing, then we make recreation side trips too. We sold our 40 foot Dutch Star Pusher earlier this year and I couldn't stand it not having a motorhome, so I went 1 day without (since 1969) and bought the Silver Hornet to refurb. We full-timed it in the pusher from 2003 until we started having health problems in 2007 which prompted the sale of the Dutch Star. As mentioned, we have had RVs since 1969, and I love the lifestyle and RVs period. That's why the wife, myself and our chocolate Lab travel in an RV.
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60 mph = 2650/2700 @ 17" in 3rd
60 mph = 2300 @ 15" in OD
volts = between 12-13 'bout half way
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:59 PM   #70
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Question: What does your dash voltmeter read when cruising???

Also what do you see on the Vacuum gauge at 60 MPH on level ground???...

Congrats on your successful run.

I had to run a dedicated wire to my volt gauge in order to get a meaningful reading. I now run between 13.8 and 14.6. This matches what I see on my TriMetric battery monitor.

I'll give you vacuum readings after I make the trip form Tucson to Quartzsite tomorrow.
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