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Old 03-31-2010, 06:41 AM   #85
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O.K. somebody feel free to jump in and tell me I'm wrong...

You put stainless (hard metal) into your aluminum (very soft metal) window frames.

I think it is safe to say that the next time this job has to be done it will be necessary to do it with a larger diameter screw due to the galvanic corrosion that you've just set up. The softer metal with be sacrificial and though it may take more time than you'll spend with your coach I believe the dissimilar metals are not the best idea.

Also I don't think the corrosion will be even so it is likely only one or two holes will open up due to this process.

Now the real question on this process begs to be asked. Can a sacrificial anode be placed somewhere on the skin to minimize the action of the dissimilar metals and direct it to the anode(s).

Inquiring minds.......
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #86
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Glen:
Didn't see that one coming. Never thought about the dissimilar metals thing. Somebody surely knows the answer. The only reason they would ever be removed would be to replace the glass, and I hope I don't need that.
None the less thanks Glen for helping me to think about it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #87
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Well, the distaff side has outdone me again! While I thought I was doing some important things, she was doing beautiful stuff for the front and the bedroom. The full story can be read with pictures at www.starnewspub.com just click on "Wheels" then "RVs" Motorhoming with Mike. Darn I hate it when she does that. Wives have a lot of influence on how we put together our RVs.

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:10 AM   #88
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Too much going on to attend to business on the Silver Hornet. Going to Physical Therapy takes way too much time. Better than rotator cuff surgery though. Serviced Generator with new oil & filter changed air cleaner and put in new spark plugs. Now it will carry both a/cs easily. Started on putting on the wiring and plug for the toad, but ran out of time to finish. Wind here is supposed to blow in the 40 MPH range here today, so I doubt I'll be working outside underneath the Silver Hornet.
I did get the order in for a Steer Safe and a new Fantastic Vent to replace the egg-beater fan above the kitchen. After the shakedown run, I decided to install the Steer Safe for safety reasons, and to give me more control on the highway. Driving back to Denver will be less stressful with the Steer Safe.
With temps being up in the high 80's and low 90's we are thinking it won't be long till we set sail North. Besides, this is the beginning of the hail and tornado season in Lubbock, and AS's and big hail don't mix well.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #89
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Still have a videotape of softball-sized hail coming down just east of Lubbock...not too many trees to park under...spent 30 min under an overpass with other like-minded dodgers...
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That's what I am talking about Mike. Hailstones the size of baseballs and golfballs really do a number on an AS. Our 1963 Overlander was pummeled in 1969 and the damage was unreal. I do not have a shelter for the Silver Hornet, and I don't want to get it beat up if I can help it, so we will be leaving Lubbock soon to dodge the stuff. Did you guys get any damage from the storm you waited out?
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Well here's the third try. HAPPY EASTER EGG EVERYONE!!! yesterday was service the generator day. Changed oil & filter, Cleaned air filter and put in 2 new plugs to get ready for the season. We've already had a couple of 90 degree days here, so it's time. UPS delivered my Steer Safe so Easter Sunday afternoon will be spent installing it. Got the tow bar mounted and wired so now we are ready for the road. The only part lacking is the Fantastic Vent to replace the egg-beater fan above the kitchen. We are ready to head back where there is a scarceity of monster size hailstones and tornadoes.
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That's what I am talking about Mike. Hailstones the size of baseballs and golfballs really do a number on an AS. Our 1963 Overlander was pummeled in 1969 and the damage was unreal. I do not have a shelter for the Silver Hornet, and I don't want to get it beat up if I can help it, so we will be leaving Lubbock soon to dodge the stuff. Did you guys get any damage from the storm you waited out?
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This was in the pre Al+3 days, but the Isuzu Trooper took a HUGE dent just above the windshield...that was a wake-up call better than a cup of coffee...no warning, just BAM...several folks lost windshields(and other windows) and one guy in a convertible needed an icebag for his head...
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ScrapIrony, that sounds like the kind of storm that got our 63 International Overlander. Knocked out all the plastic domes and broke two plastic chairs we had under the 14X26 dome in the LR. That's exactly why we plan to be back in Centennial by April 18 or so, in hopes that there will be no bad storms here before we leave. Daily temps are at 90's and that helps build those big thunderstorms that hatch here. I need to have two tires put on the front of the Silver Hornet, and then we are ready to roll North.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:31 AM   #94
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Hope you have an uneventful trip and memorable camping...mike
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Looking forward to meeting you and other members of the 4 Corners unit at the Vintage Rally in June. We'll be coming from Centennial and will probably go to Cimarron NM after the rally. From there on to South Fork to meet our kids at Fun Valley. Open calendar after that. Yippee!!!
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Today was the day of small things on the Silver Hornet. Repair the porch light and seal potential leaks at the light cover. Not heavy work but time consuming was drilling out pop rivets and removing cracked and broken bumper strip on the left rear quarter. Some PO had tried to repair by putting in lots of pop rivets and glueing with Liquid Nails. What a nightmare to clean up and make ready for new bumper strip. Actual installation of the new strip took only 20 minutes, but it took nearly 3 hours to clean up the mess PO made.
I did my thing on the ladder too. Combed and straightened all the condenser fins on both air conditioners. Helps looks as well as improving a/c performance. Maybe that will deter me from buying new a/c s for a while. I will rewire the unit like BKahler suggested and then we can have both a/c s on shore power. That will be nice.
Later this week, the tire folks are going to replace both steering axle tires to give us a little better rubber on the ground. My son talked me into leaving the spare on board, since we go to some off the beaten path places in CO & NM. Even though I have the road service, they might not find our location.
Sorting out tools to put on board is no easy task. Storage is much more limited so I am having to cut back. Ugh.
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Today Physical Therapy took precedence over working on The Silver Hornet. Trying to rehab a rotator cuff injury taking waaay too much time. Don't heal as fast as I used to. More updates on www.starnewspub.com about vintage Airstreams though. Pics too.
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Mike, if it will make you feel any better ( I don't expect it will) Julie my significant other had RC surgery the week of Thanksgiving and what was to be a mild clean up turned into a medium tear and two anchors. She is at about 90% after changing PT locations to get away from a frozen shoulder. She's a real trouper and does all the PT she's told to do. There is no short cut for the real work in fixing the RC. It is the longest recovery of all joint repairs I believe...
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