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Old 05-14-2011, 05:59 AM   #225
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Anyway, finished the Banks filter casing too.



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Old 05-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #226
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Maybe damage to insulation was from a leaking exhaust in past ?
Those scoops would be ok when moving, but close of lots of air when stopped.
They look cool though.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #227
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Maybe damage to insulation was from a leaking exhaust in past ?
Those scoops would be ok when moving, but close of lots of air when stopped.
They look cool though.
I have no idea if there was a leak, but I have had the downpipe fall/blow off twice, I think due to the oil leak.
Gonna get over there today or tomorrow and take some better shots of the scoops and figure out what they are made of.

Anyone have an thought on how I can make make the power supply power the fans only when the genset is running?
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:27 PM   #228
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Not really Airstream stuff, but connected and I am kinda excited..
Building some overhead storage racks for my Garage from 1" x 1" steel tubing, and getting aquainted with my Welder...
As I posted before, I have a Snap-On MM140SL Welder.
It is built as a MIG, but has a DC TIG(Not Aluminum), and a MIG Spool Gun for Aluminum.
This is my progress using MIG...

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Anyone have an thought on how I can make make the power supply power the fans only when the genset is running?
When I needed to power water pump, only on genset operation on the boat, I wired an outlet from the output and it worked great as the 30 sec. delay didn't have a chance to overheat.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #230
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Thanks Dave... I will have to look at that soon.

I was over today and investigated the genset door scoops...
They are Aluminum, riveted onto the lower door, and look factory to me...
Here are some better Pics..





This is how the lower looks inside...
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Those look pretty factory to me, also. I wonder if the PO had them installed so they could run the t.v. and both roof airs zooming down the road? (actually, no clue, except the rivets look after-market).
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:53 PM   #232
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Those look pretty factory to me, also. I wonder if the PO had them installed so they could run the t.v. and both roof airs zooming down the road? (actually, no clue, except the rivets look after-market).

Yup, no way to know unless someone else pops up with the same scoops!
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:48 PM   #233
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Those pop rivets with the hole in center don't look factory.
And you can see a factory solid rivet nearby holding the screen in place.

Well done by someone though.
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Those pop rivets with the hole in center don't look factory.
And you can see a factory solid rivet nearby holding the screen in place.

Well done by someone though.
Agreed, but someone had problems beforehand, and did the typical PO fix: did not get to the heart of the problem. I've since fixed some exterior leaks where the PO caulked the leaks on the INSIDE!
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #235
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LOL, it never ends!

Ok, so now I am kinda worried about this Intake...
The Edelbrock info said it will fit under a stock hood of a Suburban or C/K series, but now, looking at the OEM intake on my Airstream, it looks flatter.
I took a couple of measurements and its tough to get an accurate read on the Airstream...
I am worried it adds height that will impact my doghouse..
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I thought it was looking a little tall but figured you knew what you were doing.I guess you could always modify the dog house .
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Oh, don't EVER even think I know what I am doing!!!!
I have put a Edelbrock TBI intake on before, and it was exactly like a stock replacement, but you felt a power difference, and it added 1 or 2 mpg too.
Based on that experience, I assumed that it would be ok, based on what I read here, quoted from the Edelbrock site..

Mine is a #3761

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Designed for street 396-502 c.i.d. big-block Chevy V8s using general duty oval-port cylinder heads. #2161 is stock replacement/street legal part for 396, 402, 427 and 454 V8s with OEM 4-bbl. carb.; 1965-72 (1973 non-CA) passenger cars and 1966-83 trucks, Suburbans and heavy vehicles; except stock equipped EGR. #3761 is stock replacement/street legal part for 454 V8s with OEM 4-bbl. carb.; 1972-89. Will not fit under hood of Corvette without hood modifications. Will not fit "tall block" V8s. May be used with OEM or aftermarket carbs. Will fit 1965-90 oval port heads.

When I put the banks Filter on, it hit me how tall it looked.
I went to the Airstream and took some measurements, but as the carb and filter unit that was on there is not stock, and the Banks filter will not fit on the aftermarket carb, I cant tell if I have a prob!
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Against my will, my Girlfriend dragged me away this week for a vacation...
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