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Old 12-04-2017, 12:03 AM   #1989
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We ended up with 500W of flexible panels. They’ve been great so far. You can barely notice them from the ground.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:28 AM   #1990
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Those are the nicest looking panels I have seen to date, and it also looks like a very clean install....let us know how the panels perform, Regards, Bob
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:48 PM   #1991
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I’m impressed with both installations!

So WayneG, true to his word shipped the smog pump assembly to me!
It arrived very well packed and safe! Thanks Wayne!

I took no time in looking it over, and the pump itself looks ok, but I plan to strip it and replace the bearings. But he was correct, the diverter valve is toast.... the vacuum modulator is NF and something is rattling around inside.... however, all is not lost!
With the correct pump assembly in hand I knew where to look for the diverter valve part #.
JY 17062646
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What I find interesting is that this valve only has one exhaust outlet. I expected 2, but maybe there was a Y pipe.

So, armed with this part number I started digging....
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:59 PM   #1992
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What I find interesting is that this valve only has one exhaust outlet. I expected 2, but maybe there was a Y pipe.
The original hoses to the check valves and a tee are in the package
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:07 PM   #1993
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Here is a website that lists all of the cross referenced part numbers that spun off that original number...
It even lists it as the correct part for a 1984 P30 454!

http://www.yoyopart.com/oem/11101363/airtex-7d1097.html

The picture is the same part, but NONE of the part numbers generated a supplier or available part except one, and that part was on Rockauto, looked different and was $100 shipped.
I had 4 hours invested with nothing.

So, off I went on another tack...
I found this... visually identical part, all except one thing... 2 outlets!
It was on Amazon, NOS part, in its box, and $40 shipped... I grabbed it!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:26 PM   #1994
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The original hoses to the check valves and a tee are in the package
Got them!
You Rock!
I can make this work.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:59 PM   #1995
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I examined the smog pump, and it has a couple of rough spots, but is probably usable in the short term...
Because I have the actual pump in my hand, I was able to compare, and find an identical re-manufactured unit at Rockauto by A1-Cardone #32207 for just over $100
I added up the cost of bearings, and the graphite seals, etc, and it came to over $90, plus time pressing bearings in and out....

Re-manufactured pump is on its way!
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:15 PM   #1996
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Sounds like the way to go.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #1997
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Actually having the correct pieces in my hand has been HUGE.
I am excited, as I feel like I found the "Missing Link"!
Thanks again!
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:03 PM   #1998
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Before Install



After Install (sorry for the lighting, it literally took me an afternoon to do the install of all the panels, the wiring, inverter/charger, solar charge controller, and various hardware for the upgrade, so this was the twilight shot.)



Roof line looking rear



Roofline looking across



Routing the Solar Power in through the fan vent to prevent another hole in the roof

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Old 12-07-2017, 02:01 AM   #1999
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I presume those are the AM Solar panel mounts?
To add a bit more flexibility to mine, I elongated the holes in the mounts like this:

This allowed me to tilt the panels a few degrees off of the center of the mounts or raise them higher or lower. So far I have left them in their center location, but it is good to have options.
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Are there any issues with snowload on the panels if stored outside in the winter? I would worry about all the weight being on concentrated points at the mounts
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:38 AM   #2001
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Are there any issues with snowload on the panels if stored outside in the winter? I would worry about all the weight being on concentrated points at the mounts
We have not had any heavy snow winters since I installed mine.
What I did was to try and be sure as many of the mounts lined up with horizontal or vertical ribs on the MH. I think I only have two or three mount brackets that give me worries.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:16 PM   #2002
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Awesome job, and thanks for posting the pics. That will help me decide which way to go.

The new diverter valve arrived and I’m happy with my decision so far.
Here are some pics of the original valve and pipes. Basically it was a single pipe into a T and on to the 2 exhaust manifolds.
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Planning to just have 2 pipes from the valve.
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