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Old 09-06-2011, 10:56 PM   #379
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Went to the Chiropractor today...
Snap, Crackle and Pop!
Feeling a bit better!
Felt even better when i checked my Email...
My buddy came through with painting the Tank and side panels for my Yamaha XS650, and sent me pics!


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Old 09-07-2011, 07:56 AM   #380
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Smartstream - What is most probably leaking is the gasket arround the stack. Inland has these and are not expensive. Take the cap off and the new gasket will tightly fit arround the stack and be held by the stack cover.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #381
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I found this part on Inland RV's site, but the Aluminum cap looks a little different... Is this ok?
http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/imag...entpipecvr.jpg
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #382
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Wha' happened to the front bumper? It looks cockeyed.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:57 PM   #383
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Its level, but tipped back... the bolts are loose.
I will fix it when I get into the front end issues.
The ABS spoiler pieces are cracked and broken, and I really want to build a chin spoiler to hide the Leveler legs, and was also thinking about adding a cooling intake on the sides with ducting to the front brakes.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #384
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Its level, but tipped back... the bolts are loose.
I will fix it when I get into the front end issues.
The ABS spoiler pieces are cracked and broken, and I really want to build a chin spoiler to hide the Leveler legs, and was also thinking about adding a cooling intake on the sides with ducting to the front brakes.
Will you post some pics of your front leveler legs? My new motor requires me to move one of mine and i would like to see where yours were put by the factory.?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:19 PM   #385
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Here you go!
These are the best pics I can find sitting here...

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #386
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Will you post some pics of your front leveler legs? My new motor requires me to move one of mine and i would like to see where yours were put by the factory.?
Hi AirRowan, I'll try and get pix of my front levelers on here tomorrow (too dark out there now) I do believe mine are in a totally different place as well. Better to have a couple of options???
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:59 AM   #387
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Thanks crazeevw AKA Derek I have problems with a exhaust pipe running by where the Leveler was. I may just move it back 2 feet or the other option is moving both to the front bumper. I did not think the front bumper was strong enough for such loads the way the frame thins out by more then 4"s. The steering idler arms are up there so I worry that it could affect the alignment etc. That being said Keyair's are up there and thy look factory so it must be fine.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #388
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Found another, maybe more helpful pic for you AirRowan...
I personally don't like where the levelers are, on my 345... they stick out the front too much and are gonna be difficult to hide.
Not sure if this was/is factory, but there looks to be a 3x6 U section across the front of the chassis longditudinals, and then the jacks are mounted on 4x4 stubs welded to that...
You can also see the Bumper bolts that are loose, and where the bumper has rolled back on the upper a bit, causing the bumper to be crooked.
Hope this pic helps, and as my back is on the mend, i am up and about, all but a little stiff, so I can take some more pics or measurements if you need them..

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Old 09-09-2011, 11:14 PM   #389
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Ok, so my back is still healing...
But wait, laying down is good for it right?
Mmm, well what can I do to my Airstream laying down?


And the future from down here is looking bright!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:26 PM   #390
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Also a couple of pics of where I continued stripping the Black paint and Clearcoat last week...



And also a little surprise I found in the rearmost corner of the bedroom, In a box, I had not spotted!
Nutone Accessories Galore!

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:47 PM   #391
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I am still filling and repairing the cracks and splits in the ABS Drawer top.
Thunderstorm hit us this morning, and I knew my Drawer would be waterlogged...I was pleased to see that the water was skating around inside like the interior wax waxed!


I have to figure out how it is getting into the Rear Kerbside locker tho...


A solid hour of drilling and bolting and Finally the Genset is Sliding in and out on its slides!
Best part is that the only thing I will need to lengthen to allow it to pull out is the fuel line, and I need to replace that anyway due to age cracking.


In my search for info on the 7CM21-RV Genset I have, I spotted that the Airfilter was put on wrong, so I corrected that so the filter intake is toward the outside wall.
While I was doing that I spotted this Vacuum pipe on the side of the Carb that is cut, and should be connected somewhere...
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #392
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Another Newbie who just picked up an '87 345 last Friday, trying to beat Tropical Storm Lee...it was interesting and not really the best day to learn to drive a wingless C-130. Had lots of rain and wind (did any of you know that Airstreams have occasionally leaked) but I did miss the worst of the storm.

PO had told me about the 2 leaks, not necessarily the velocity of them. Top of windshield and top of left rear curved window. It was kinda like driving one my old Healey 3000's...wiping water with one hand and steering with the other.

Thank you all for the opinions, facts, humor, and DYI pics (especially AirRowan). Tremendously helpful, but I ignored most it and bought it anyway. I feel the opposite of Woody Allen who said, "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club who would have me for a member". I may have bought it just to be a member, but the official reason is "Temporary Insanity".

I do have real question that I haven't able to find a thread about. Can I paint the with White Elastromeric roofing coating to keep it cooler and eliminate future leaks. It's probably here somewhere, but I can't find it...Thanks again
Welcome! Mine leaks in same places. I still can't find where it's coming from. Thankfully I keep it under cover. Had it out in rain last week and yep! Still leaks.
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