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Old 11-26-2015, 02:36 AM   #1457
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Check Southwest Wheel Alcoa Aluminum Wheel Accessories I used 011911 and 011912 for the center covers, 39946 for the lug nuts and 019001 for the lug covers. The center covers say Alcoa rather than Airstream and the lug covers are plastic but seem to hold up better than the metal ones. There is a large "washer" that goes on the front lugs and covers the 5 unused lug holes. I have never seen them sold or listed anywhere so I just turned couple of them out of some aluminum stock I had.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:40 AM   #1458
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Steve, nice haul!

I wasn't aware there was a front and a rear for these wheels.

Do you know what the differences are?
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:52 AM   #1459
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Looks like Christmas came early with those nice wheels coming your way key air.

My tank also was in surprisingly good condition on the inside. So I left it as is too. I finished the outside with spray on bed liner. But really like the hammer finish silver.

I was just crawling around under the back of the coach yesterday, replacing the back section of hose going to the leveling jack. And was looking up close at the tag wheel from the back side. It occurred to me that it looks a lot like the front wheels from that perspective. I'm now wondering if they are the same off set. Just flipped and the lug holes reversed?

Happy thanksgiving to all here.

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:51 AM   #1460
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Yes, the wheels are the same in theory, and the steels are just flipped...

I dug up my info from these 2 threads here on the forum...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...re-140110.html

The important in is this taken from there..
Gloran stated:
If you can find any Alcoa rims with the number 761003, they will work front or back, they are polished on both sides. The 761001 is for front only, and the 761002 is for rear only and both are polished on only one side.

And here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...pec-77737.html

Smartstream said:
The early P-30 is 19.5"x6". The lug bolt circle is 7.25" and the center hole is 5.25" and off set is 5.08". The rear axle has 10 lug nuts and the front has 5 lugs.

I looked over my find carefully today... am still pleased, but there will be work to do.
Interestingly, the manufacture date on this set is between 11/83 and 08/84!



The fronts will need a better polish job... its kinda lumpy in places.


I think I will polish both faces of both all of them.



I wonder if I can get replacement Aloca stickers from Alcoa? Worth a try!


Could not see any obvious difference between the front and rear wheels... could it be that they are the same, but they are just polished one side or the other?!

Fronts.. Part #761001.


Rears... 761002.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:16 PM   #1461
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Ok, just to summarize what I learned today:
the Derale trans pan comes with a 1/8" NPT thread which can ONLY receive a 1/8" NPT sender unit using a sealing compound or teflon tape.
This may explain why my current sending unit is leaking despite the 150 foot torque i put on it (just kidding guys)
So the above Teleflex gauge would work if used with Brads NPT sending unit
Universal Temperature Sender Kit 140 320F with Bushings Fits 1 8" to 1 2" NPT | eBay
Yes, Brad, I can confirm that the gauge and the sending unit are a good match. But I sure felt stupid trying to get it work on the bench, until i realized I had to wrap a ground wire around the body of the sending unit
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:06 AM   #1462
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Peter, that's good news

How did you test the gauge? Last time I checked gauges like that I used boiling water.

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Old 11-28-2015, 05:17 AM   #1463
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Peter, that's good news

How did you test the gauge? Last time I checked gauges like that I used boiling water.

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Brad, yes, i had a pot set up to boil water. Picture is right at boiling point. Whats a normal trans operating temp anyway.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:13 AM   #1464
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Awesome job Peter!
I am still awaiting my pan... Tracking says Monday.

In the meantime a run the the junkyard got me a few items for various projects..
For the airstream it was a lucky find for later... A GM TBI engine ECU that also encorporates a 4L80e controller. I read you can use it as to do it all, or later just to control the trans. On half price day it was $18 Inc the plugs and 2' of its harness!
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:34 AM   #1465
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Here is the 16197427 BJYL TBI/Transmission controller. Its from a '95 Chevy truck with a 4L80E.


Its not part of my near term plans, but when I saw it I had to grab it!

I have had not joy with the original yet, so ordered a universal sender unit for the gas tank(at $22), which I can remove from its base, and bolt to my original pickup tube. I think will work for now.

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Old 11-28-2015, 01:16 PM   #1466
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Brad, yes, i had a pot set up to boil water. Picture is right at boiling point. Whats a normal trans operating temp anyway.
Most transmissions are plumbed into the radiator so my guess is if the coolant in the radiator is running 195 Degrees then the transmission fluid is likely to be somewhere in that vicinity.

I also have the same transmission oil pan that you and Steve have but I'm also planning on a separate transmission cooler with possibly a fan to assist in cooling. From everything I've read, if you can keep the transmissions at the low end of it's operating range then the transmission will last a long time.

One thing is for certain, if your transmission temp is running hot there isn't much you can do about it except to add more cooling elements.

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Old 11-28-2015, 01:19 PM   #1467
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Here is the 16197427 BJYL TBI/Transmission controller. Its from a '95 Chevy truck with a 4L80E.

Its not part of my near term plans, but when I saw it I had to grab it!
Good snag. When I got the 4L80E out of the box truck I also snagged the controller as well. I'd have been happier if it would have been a truck with a 454 TBI but it was a 350 so the only thing the controller is good for is controlling the transmission.


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I have had not joy with the original yet, so ordered a universal sender unit for the gas tank(at $22), which I can remove from its base, and bolt to my original pickup tube. I think will work for now.

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This one should work just fine. Are you going to adapt the new sending to our original pickup unit?

Definitely a good price.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:58 PM   #1468
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Good snag. When I got the 4L80E out of the box truck I also snagged the controller as well. I'd have been happier if it would have been a truck with a 454 TBI but it was a 350 so the only thing the controller is good for is controlling the transmission.




This one should work just fine. Are you going to adapt the new sending to our original pickup unit?

Definitely a good price.
I posted that 4L80E stuff especially for you Brad, so glad you have what you need already!

Yes, plan to bolt the new sender to the old tubes and move ahead!

Today, I hit it hard...
Pulled off the fuel tank mounting straps for derust and paint..

I also found more work to do... Genset feed pipe was a hack job...
I found the original somewhere else... gonna do it rights this time. Might hard pipe it right to the tank.
Got the rig jacked up, and replaced the mechanical fuel pump... Oh my.. the fuel pump push rod is a PITA, and I cursed may times until I got it done!

So, I had fuel... but now its gets deep.
Pulled the aftermarket Edelbrock performer carb...



Next I removed the brackets and spacer ready for the OEM Quadrajet that I need to pass smog here in CA.

Got the carb on and the engine running, but it was erratic, so I will need to get my vac pipes hooked up right... more tomorrow!
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Not sure how useful this is since the smog equipment was mostly disconnected on mine when I got it; but here is a photo of my Quadrajet vacuum lines before I removed the motor.
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So, I had fuel... but now its gets deep.
Pulled the aftermarket Edelbrock performer carb... !

Wow, Steve, weren't you surprised to find that gnarly fuel supply line with a "prone to fail" filter right on top of the intake?
I have seen those plastic mesh filters just fall apart and contaminate everything beyond it.
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