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Old 11-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #659
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Have a great time...the Panhandle will have low 40's at night and low 70's in the daytime by the weekend, but Orlando will be warmer much. Perfect for Disney...
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #660
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Tried the 13 SMD 1156 LED Bulbs I just got in the Galley Overhead Light fixture...
Its bright, but I feel the original bulb is brighter..

LED...


Incandecent...


Next, I tried the single LED T10 bulbs in the bodyside marker lamps...

What I noticed is that whilst it is difficult to see from the pictures, the LED is brighter, and whiter light, but is slightly directional.
When you view the LED direct side on, its maybe twice as bright, but at 45deg it seems dimmer than the original Incandecent.
I think you can see in the pictures I took at about 45deg.

Incandecent...




LED...



I am going to go with the LED's as the lower power consumption of the LED is worth it.

Oh, and finished the last of the rear upper marker lamp castings, and its ready for refitting fitting/sealing.

Before..


After..
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #661
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Stop for a break... Feed dogs. Moho driving like a dream.

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:58 PM   #662
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Help!!
I was able to limp off exit. My 87 Moho with 454 was driving fine. Cruising along at 65 and and was like it just went into neutral. Low gears work fine. I stopped put in park then back in drive only sifted to 2nd gear I think. Checked fluid level and Is right on. Is trans shot? Ideas?
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Any unusual noises?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:10 PM   #664
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Last time I had that feeling was when one of the disk brakes was not releasing. Stopped let it cool and worked fine, when I got home replaced the brake calipers and brakes. With Ir thermometer easy to diagnose just shoot the wheel, if it is hot like over 200 you have a dragging brake.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #665
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Any unusual noises?
Having it towed. Had new brakes all the way around. Hoses. Calipers and all. No noise. Just acted as though I put in put it in neutral.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:45 PM   #666
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #667
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Myrtle,

That is a serious bummer, guess I should have picked you up in the jet after all. But rented Ferraris can't be trusted either.

Really though, the bitch of it is that you have done so much, so right, and the thing still bites you in the ass. Sorry to hear. But I suppose these torrid love affairs are never without drama. Keep motoring!!

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Help!!
I was able to limp off exit. My 87 Moho with 454 was driving fine. Cruising along at 65 and and was like it just went into neutral. Low gears work fine. I stopped put in park then back in drive only sifted to 2nd gear I think. Checked fluid level and Is right on. Is trans shot? Ideas?
Myrtle,
Keep us posted on your diagnoses of the Classic. Almost sounds as if tranny just burped and quit on you. Strange. Does tranny fluid have any odd smells to it?
Thanks, Derek
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #669
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Not much in the way of progress this week on my Airstream, beyond the arrival of some LED bulbs..

With my Parents visiting, I have been spending time with them, and when they have been entertaining themselves I have been fixing the GF's Range Rover.
It was not starting when hot.. an investigation revealed no fuel pressure, but as soon as it cooled, pressure came back, and it ran fine.
Turned out to be a bad fuel pump.. as far as I see now.
Its an "In Tank Pump", but part of the whole assembly, with pump/Sender/return.
The word is that the Land Rover part is $800...
Drained and dropped the tank... pig of a job!
I found a TRE pump that was identical, and $85..
Some careful disasembly, and we have fuel pressure, and its running fine!
An Autopsy on the old pump shows one of the 2 brushes was not connected to the armature..
The word is that 100k miles is about right, and we have 125k on her.
For all you anti British Electrical Naysayers... the Original pump has a large "Made in Mexico" stamp on it!

Now I have the front suspension out to find where and why the Drivers side Suspension Airbag is leaking down overnight...
This can only be good training for the Airstream... Right???
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Myrtle,

That is a serious bummer, guess I should have picked you up in the jet after all. But rented Ferraris can't be trusted either.

Really though, the bitch of it is that you have done so much, so right, and the thing still bites you in the ass. Sorry to hear. But I suppose these torrid love affairs are never without drama. Keep motoring!!

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Call my crazy! Still love her. They shouldn't bite the hands that feed her. She is old and doesn't know any better. It was a safe place to break down had my jeep. All will be fine. :-)
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Myrtle,
Keep us posted on your diagnoses of the Classic. Almost sounds as if tranny just burped and quit on you. Strange. Does tranny fluid have any odd smells to it?
Thanks, Derek
I flushed the fluid about 4k miles ago. Fluid look clean.
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No noise.
Come to think of it. Past few trips I was getting a humming noise at 60+ mph It would hum in and out. In and out. In and out. It always concerned me. First thing I noticed heading to FL was it wasn't doing it. I bet with the pressure of pulling the jeep made it not hum. I changed out differential fluid twice thinking it was that. I then felt it was the trans. must have been.
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