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Old 03-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #197
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Subaru motor is rebuilt, and was ready to go back in yesterday.... but one thread on the Timing belt tensioner stripped when I torqued it to spec... so I am held up until its helicoiled...
Sweet looking motor tho!


It has 106k on it yet the bores and internals were perfect..



Just blew the headgasket, and its common... substandard HG's fitted by Subaru, just fall apart... mine was classic. Lower half of drivers side rear cylinder gave out.


All cleaned up and ready to go!



I took the time to go thru the heads, replaced the oil seals. Then I did the front and rear Crankshaft seals, oil pump seals, and the water pump and complete timing belt and tensioners, which are due at 120k anyway.

I hope to have the thing done, and handed over to the teenager next week, so i can get on with Airstream stuff!
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:21 AM   #198
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Here is the mod I did to the central lamp...
This is the tape, I thinks its furnace joint tape, so should be good for the heat.
Um...
Sorry to tell you this now... but...:
Recessed Stainless Canister
$10.99
I'll be needing one for the cover I'll have to order from Inland RV eventually - and the red lens too.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #199
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Dont feel bad... Thats good news!
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #200
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Time for an update on progress... or almost the lack of it!

The Subaru is done and has about 1000 miles on it now, with the only issue so far being the radio on/off button quit... in the on mode, so he just turns the volume down!
The Alfa slave clutch cylinder failed, so awaiting parts, and another job to add to the list.
Most of the last weeks has been clearing my #2 storage unit, and consolidation into #1. This entailed building 2 huge shelf units, so now I have 16' x 4' of double shelf to stack up all my Stuff! Its been hard physical work, but I found loads of stuff for my ebay list, and for the Airstream!

Here are some of the gems I have earmarked for the 345...

Mallory HEI Billet distributer.


A pair of Mickey Thompson Valve Covers..


I know I have a nice pair of black powdercoated valve covers somewhere... but they are eluding me so far!

I have been making progress on the whole Emission gear saga too...
The Quadrajet is nearly done, and I rebushed the primary throttle shaft..
I might repaint it black tho...


The Edelbrock Performer Manifold I bought is looking better now I soda blasted it, but it is still stained in a couple of spots, and I want to make it look better...
Here it is as I got it..


Just to include it here, on this thread, the Auxilary heater was refurbished, and is waiting to go back in..



With the weather warming up, I will be fixing the genset oil leak before I get into all the other stuff, so I can work in Airconditioned comfort!
The reason I was held up on this was simple....
I have a Motorcycle jack, that I needed to use to remove the Genset... The was an Alfa Romeo Engine sitting on it, and it was at the back of Storage Unit #2...
Now I have it!
I need to decide on what Sound and heat Insulation to use tho...
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #201
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I need to decide on what Sound and heat Insulation to use tho...
THIS I am interesting in knowing more about!
Although I am now officially no longer an Airstreamer - I am still an "Airstream hopeful" - or an "Aspiring Airstreamer" - and in mid-rebuild of an old 1978 Dodge Sportsman Class-C 21' (or so) Mobile Traveler, and doing a total custom job on the inside - and adding a cargo shelf, full body width, protruding 3' off the rear to hold the generator, extra propane, gasoline, and water tanks, as well as some tools, etc. The platform will have a box built onto it, and be clad in aluminum, and appear to be an integrated part of the MoHo, like - a "'normal" trunk on a '20's to '40's automobile.

So - the generator will be on that platform - well behind the original rear of the vehicle, adding an extra few hundred Lbs of load that far aft from the rear axle - and I am very interested in how best to soundproof the box it will be in, inside the platform box.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #202
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I am very much on the learning curve...
Here is how my Original Insulation looks now..


Clearly, it is nor was very effective at heat or sound insulation...

I have done a ton of research, and really am not decided yet.
If money was no object, it would be a layer of FATMAT ot MLV on the walls, then a layer of thicker less dense foam, then a aluminised layer for heat reflection, oil resistance and light reflection.

Lots of good info here:
http://www.soundproofing.org/
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:09 PM   #203
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Been feeling under the weather last few days, but did a few things...

No matter what I tried to get a nice consistant finish on the Edelbrock Intake, it still looked stained, and dirty. I tried Soda and Bead blasting, degreaser, and etch wheel cleaner...
Still looked crummy.


So, I hit it with a coat or two of Aluminum Engine Paint.





I also had decided to repaint the Quadrajet gloss black...

Its not fully assembled yet, but I like the look better...

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #204
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Rebuilt Quadrajet, and Edelbrock Intake READY!

I think I did it!




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I am very much on the learning curve...
Here is how my Original Insulation looks now..
That whole lash-up sure looks funky, hard to believe that's a factory job, did AS use Kohlers? My Onan is all sealed as you describe and quiet as all get-out.
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Mike, most of them for this era had this unit...
It was quite quiet, but am hoping to inprove it more!

I spent some time on the phone with Randi, Of Soundproofing.org
Great guy with way more info and tech knowledge than I could absorb...
I will be skipping down there next week to get my materials and will post an update soon!

Oopps... I screwed up my Photobucket Pic posting by putting the Carb pics in the wrong folder... now I moved them, and the pics have gone, and I cant edit the post!
Doh.

Also...
Since when did I become a "Rivet Master"!
I feel like a Rivet Moron!
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Since when did I become a "Rivet Master"!
I feel like a Rivet Moron!
That has to do with how many posts you've made - you're up to 624 with that one...

I was so excited to go from "2 Rivet Member" to "3 Rivet Member" when I hit 200 posts - now I'm trying to figure out when I'll be a "4 Rivet Member" - maybe 300?
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Mike, most of them for this era had this unit...
It was quite quiet, but am hoping to inprove it more!
Upon looking at your gen set pic again, it appears there has been a ton of heat build-up in the upper area. Perchance, is that why the "scoops" were installed? Even though, in a stationary situ, it's moot, and, maybe counter-productive. Here's my roof after 1300 hrs.
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Mmmm, Interesting.
Maybe the Onan runs cooler?
Is it a twin Cylinder?
My Genset only shows 83hrs on its clock...

I am interested to know if my scoops are factory or added?
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I am interested to know if my scoops are factory or added?
I've never seen them before, but, geez, how often do we see any of our brothers and sisters on the road?
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