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Old 04-20-2010, 08:48 AM   #113
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The max inflation pressures are kinda scary. The 225 is 195PSI and my 8R is 110 PSI. With 75-70 the ride is good as well as stability, and I would be afraid to run pressures up max for M/H operation. Seems a little over the top to me.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:44 PM   #114
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With all the stuff we are loading in the Silver Hornet for the trip back to Denver, plus all the stuff in the toad, (most of this comes from downsizing from a 40 ft pusher with 160 Cu Ft of underbody storage) when we get to Raton Pass, I may have to disconnect the toad and BACK up the pass like they did in Model T days. Waay too much stuff!!!
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:24 PM   #115
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Mike...get outta there before the storms start...oh, wait, they already have...Raton Pass is something to be reckoned with, but a few others come to mind...Coal Bank, Molas, Red Mountain, and Wolf Creek...have done all of them at speeds exceeding 10 mph, but less than 15...shoot, I didn't have to be anywhere, anyway...just the guy who used to be in front of me when I was in a hurry...
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:21 AM   #116
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Well the Silver Hornet passed 2 serious tests yesterday. 1. We were traveling in sustained winds of 40-45 MPH with gusts to 60. When I opened the door at Amarillo, the wind was so strong it nearly dragged me out the door and threw me on the ground. I remembered why I had moved from Amarillo years ago. 2. Even with the Pilot in tow and loaded to the hilt, the back of the 310 full of boxes, we pulled Raton Pass in 2nd at about 29 MPH with an engine temp of 220 degrees. The Chevy Big Block did like I expected, since I was turning the wrenches.
Weather was so bad on up the road, we opted to stay at the KOA at Colorado City off I-25. What a nice place! I highly recommend it to anyone who needs to rest and the facility is immaculate. The owners have been there 14 years and they run a first-class facility. We are off to Denver today after noon and we are going to let the snow and slush melt first.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #117
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As best I can tell, I hereby declare the Silver Hornet roadworthy. We made it on into Denver with the heavy load and no problems except the D%#n Onan Generator. Ran fine when in Lubbock, but died when we were hooking up to go. Great, no gen. Generator peeps were booked and all they could do was sell me the parts to fix it. 1 Condenser, 1 Onan Coil = $ 97.14 American money. Cheaper to fix my bike than this glorified lawnmower engine. Installed the parts today and viola! the green thing comes to life. Back in the generator business. Still have to order D/N Shades and Venetian blind from Camping World and maybe I can rest some. Ha!
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Was that our moho you mentioned here :-) All Ikea Parts!!
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #119
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Well you guys have one too? We made it to Denver OK with no problems. Amazing! If you want to read more of the Silver Hornet go to [url=http://www.starnewspub.com for the whole story.
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After much labor, I have replaced the screen door gasket and the entry door gasket. Apparently this was the third time the operation had been performed since the Silver Hornet was new. Getting the old 3M trim cement off the door and screen edges was a real chore. Now we can't see daylight around the door circumference anymore. WORN DOOR HINGES FIX. My door hinges were worn down from 25 plus years of use, and rather than replace the hinge, I raised the door up to its original height and installed "C" clips that I had bought at the hardware store. This raised the door back to its original height and made it so the striker and door lock properly aligned itself. Cheaper than hinges.
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My door hinges were worn down from 25 plus years of use, and rather than replace the hinge, I raised the door up to its original height and installed "C" clips that I had bought at the hardware store.
Thank you, I've had hinge wear problems, too.
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Mike the C-clip idea seems a good one. How many did you manage to squeeze into the openings of the hinges? Do you think they will stay in place? Were you able to apply them with a c-clip plier or just pop them in around the hinge pin?

Can you share some photos of the clips and application of them please?
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I lifted the door up and put one clip in each of the two hinges. I tapped them in with a ballpeen hammer and and a punch. Started them with the hammer and finished with the punch to seat them. Seeems to work ok, but I got some extras to carry with me just in case.

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Mike, I actually tried somewhat the same a while back with some nylon washers that I put a split into. They tended to work their way out.

I can imagine the spring steel of a C-clip having enough tension on the pin to hold up. No pun intended.

Let us know what happens as this is a logical solution to the drooping door syndrome.
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I'll try it, the option is not interesting.
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One of my C clips popped out and I had to re-install it, but it seems to be holding OK for now. Better than the alternative, for sure. I replaced the shower door in the 310 with one from Irvine Door and Shade. Not exactly made for the thin shower door facings, but after some modification and pop rivets and silicone it was a usable shower door for the 310.

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