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Old 10-02-2016, 03:54 PM   #57
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Great looking job Sir.
Did you get new hub centers or polish up the originals?

How do I find the mo ho CLASSIC group?

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As in 'find' on the forum Howard?

There is a 'Airstream Knowledgebase' (one of the types of forum) that you can get to by clicking here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f156/

Within that knowledgebase are the sub-groups for MH type (you will see the link to Classics, you can get to it my clicking the link), however sometimes folks post in the parent group (under the main forum heading - you may have to scroll down your page to see those posts) and also there is a sub-group for General and one for Mechanics so it is often worth looking at the main parent knowledgebase first.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:33 PM   #58
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I had a nice conversation with Charly today...it gave me a break that I needed to walk away for a few minutes. Today I finished about 80% of the interior plumbing that I need to do before Cooperstown... I had to pull the 90 gallon or so fresh water tank out to gain access for the PEX crimping tool. Thank God it was empty. I pressure tested the new water reel and other plumbing up to the ball valve that I installed under the bed. I finished up wiring the X leg of the 50 amp service to the original 30 amp transfer switch and insulated the Y leg so it would not short out. I am planning on installing the 50 amp transfer switch and new circuit breaker panel over the winter. The alternator is OK, the belt came way lose because the pulleys are out of alignment....another issue from the previous owner and will be corrected over the winter. A very small anti freeze leak has developed over the last month. I believe it to be the radiator, I will pressure test and confirm after Cooperstown. 2 or three more mornings of work and I should be ready to go.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:33 PM   #59
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Looks like a quality job from top to bottom - well done fella. Really enjoying this thread. NR x


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Old 10-03-2016, 06:06 PM   #60
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Another trip to lowe's and napa....it seems weekly to me, anywhere from $75.00 to $150.00 I probably have enough PEX fittings to do 3 Airstreams completely from stem to stern. I think I have every stainless #6 through #14 screw made from 1/2" to 2" in length. Like I don't have enough to do already...just purchased a few roller bearing drawer slides...,.maybe I'll take them camping this weekend.....in case of rain. Or snow
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:55 PM   #61
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:24 PM   #62
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Another trip to lowe's and napa....it seems weekly to me, anywhere from $75.00 to $150.00 I probably have enough PEX fittings to do 3 Airstreams completely from stem to stern. I think I have every stainless #6 through #14 screw made from 1/2" to 2" in length. Like I don't have enough to do already...just purchased a few roller bearing drawer slides...,.maybe I'll take them camping this weekend.....in case of rain. Or snow
Bob,

So glad to hear that your Pex inventory is fully stocked. Now that you've had a chance to practice on your own, I'll drop off my 370 for a complete plumbing refit as soon as you've got shop space available!
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:40 AM   #63
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no problem....was thinking of doing that for you when I retire (don't hold your breath) Regards, Bob
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:10 PM   #64
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Bob, I figured on doing it myself when I retire, but that means it will never get done!
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:20 AM   #65
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Actually, I told Debbie that when I retire I would like to open a Victoria's Secret franchise.....that went over like a fart in church....so looks like I will be selling screwdrivers for a little longer. All is moving forward for the trip to Cooperstown, will hopefully have 3 days to collect my thoughts and plan for a 2017 Classic Motorhome Get-Together.
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Bob - next time you are over In the UK......you're welcome to stay at mine!


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All systems are a go for Cooperstown. With the exception of the mis-aligned alternator/crank pulley and the radiator leak. Every morning this week before work there was something to do....you know, "It's Never Done". Hopefully all the systems that I repaired or replaced will work as expected. We all have that tool tote that we hope we never need to use, but you never know. I plan on clearing my head over the weekend and making a concrete plan of the items I will be replacing over the winter.....I know I won't be able to get it all done, but the master plan of three years worked on the 325LE so it should work on the 370LE as well. Regards, Bob
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Bob - Thanks for posting your work in progress! I just took ownership of a 370LE this week and can't wait to start sorting it out. It is in great shape, but has been sitting unused for a couple of years. The previous owner is a friend's father who is now in poor health. They handed me quite a stack of receipts and books that I am still going through.

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Hey John, great news.....why don't you post some pictures and tell us some history of the 370.....there were very few of these produced. Maybe you would be interested in joining us for the 2017 Classic Motor Home Get-Together.
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So are you headed to Cooperstown today BOB??
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