Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:26 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Smartstream's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Port Angeles , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Dan

When I took the coach in for the safety I had the guys confirm the engine number, type of transmission and the rear end when they did the fluid replacement for the rear end and US Gear unit. I do have the rear discs and was told a Dana 80 rear end. With only 73,000 miles on it I can't see the rear end being replaced. The Dana axles are pretty bulletproof.
I was going to crawl underneath the other day but it has snowed, so will wait until a warmer day with a tarp. I will let you know, quarter size tag, got it.

Cheers
Tony
Snow, I thought you Canadians were tough. I Think your guys might have misled you. Like I said I don't think the Dana 80 was built until 87 or 88. I think they both look the same. They both have 4" O.D. axle tubes but the 80 has thicker wall thickness on the tubes. It is supposed to be stamped on the tubes but I have never found it under the dirt. It will be interesting what you find.
__________________

__________________
Cheers, Dan
________________________________________


"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Smartstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #16
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smartstream View Post
Snow, I thought you Canadians were tough. I Think your guys might have misled you. Like I said I don't think the Dana 80 was built until 87 or 88. I think they both look the same. They both have 4" O.D. axle tubes but the 80 has thicker wall thickness on the tubes. It is supposed to be stamped on the tubes but I have never found it under the dirt. It will be interesting what you find.
Me thinks you're right about the axle, I will double check soon..........As for the Canadian tough thing....I'm British by birth so that would explain my adversion to snow; although I'm smarter than the average smuk up here to have both a summer car, and a 4wd Tracker, WITH great winter tires, Piaa 520 fogs and driving lights.

Cheers
Tony
__________________

__________________
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 01:14 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Smartstream's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Port Angeles , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,370
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Me thinks you're right about the axle, I will double check soon..........As for the Canadian tough thing....I'm British by birth so that would explain my adversion to snow; although I'm smarter than the average smuk up here to have both a summer car, and a 4wd Tracker, WITH great winter tires, Piaa 520 fogs and driving lights.

Cheers
Tony
I guess that explains things. I hope the summer car is an interesting British roadster to make up for having to deal with the snow. I wonder if the 310 has a 4.88 gear to make up for the extra weight over the 280. That might explain the different speed/rpm. Mike Leary also reports different numbers and he also has a U.S. Gear overdrive. I thought it was the overdrive but maybe it's a different axle ratio. It will be interesting to see what you find.
__________________
Cheers, Dan
________________________________________


"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Smartstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #18
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,424
Thanks Dan

As for the summer car being interesting.....07 Nissan Altima but at least I insisted on the 3.5 with a 6 sp manual so it's no slug.......reminds me of the 510 I had with a 2.0 litre aluminum truck engine.......a right blast to drive, but didn't attract too much attention from the Rogers if driven spiritedly.

My wife has a 1995 Jaguar XJS 2+2 convertible 4.0L if that counts, but I'm too tall to fit into it. I can get into a MGB GT with no problem, but the Jaguar at twice the length doesn't fit me at all. I was going to buy a 1970 MGB GT; it had a sweet blue printed four and Mikumi slide carbs but the new trailer and Suzuki Burgman 400 I need to buy for the wife is going to kill that purchase dead. Maybe next year, LOL.

I think you're right about the tall ratio I was kinda thinking it must be high 4's low 5's.

Cheers Tony
__________________
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,930
Images: 1
Tony,
I am a Brit too... I love snow, but hated the weather in the UK... Hot is ok, and cold is ok... just wish it was either, just anything better than kinda damp all the time!

My Dad was a Traffic Policeman for many years, and his weapon of choice when it was in production was the plainclothed MGBGTV8... for the record, he is 6' 7" and his driving partner was 7'... and no, they could not wear the Bobby helmet whilse driving!
__________________

__________________
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.