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Old 07-24-2016, 06:52 AM   #155
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You could sell the pattern to other victims. If you had a 310/345 version, I would buy it from you, especially if it would have an access panel for the Master Cylinder incorporated...
There is a reason why people find heavy crystallized sludge in their MCs
If nothing else the patterns would be a good starting point for someone else

Peter brings up a good point about the brake mc cylinder access panel.

I always wondered why that access panel was covered up. I have been toying with the idea of having the access panel accessible once the cockpit floor covering is in place. Just makes so much more sense to fill from the top!

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:21 PM   #156
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Acces panel for the master cylinder. So that's what that was! Too late now its buried under carpet. finally got all the carpet finished this weekend. I thought carpet was taking the easy way out. Turned out to be a lot of work when you include the engine cover, and the boxes for the batteries, and the Boondocker, under the gauchos etc...
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installed heater hose from the heater down through the floor. Not sure what to do from there. Does any one else have the antifreeze tied into their water heater? If so can you tell me how they routed the hose?
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I need to start loong at how I am going to do the window treatments. I have these vertical aluminjum extrusions that appear to be for curtains??? Does anyone else have these and what are they used for?
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Installed this fifty little fitting to alow me to run my portable gas grill directly of my MoHo propane tank. Replaced the rubber hose while I was at it. It looked fine but it was 37 years old....
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:39 PM   #157
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I need to start loong at how I am going to do the window treatments. I have these vertical aluminjum extrusions that appear to be for curtains??? Does anyone else have these and what are they used for?...
Those vertical alu guides are for miniblinds. Little taps glued to the blinds hold them close to window. I still use that system on my 310. Works well
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:25 PM   #158
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Thanks Peter.. I like your window treatments. I will try and locate some of those plastic clips.
Installed the new Zipdee awning over the weekend. As always, it was way more complicated than it should have been but, it done now.Click image for larger version

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While i was up there I noticed these screws had come loose on the solar panels. I have only driven 200 mile or so since the install. They have nylok nuts, I was not expecting that. I made this handy-dandy wrench to tighten them the first time so it only took a second to tighten them back up. I will keep a close eye on this situation.
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I am only two years behind schedule but, it looks like I will finally get a chance to tailgate! First game is against the Buckeyes at the Shoe. Got my RV parking pass in the mail this week. Stoked!!!
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:04 AM   #159
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Greg, lookin good!! I will say I know what it's like to be behind schedule

It's interesting that the nyloc nuts loosened up like they did. I wonder if you just got a bad batch of nuts or if something else might be causing them to loosen? Worse case is you might have to switch to "top lock" nuts instead.

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Old 08-10-2016, 07:14 PM   #160
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Greg, lookin good!! I will say I know what it's like to be behind schedule

It's interesting that the nyloc nuts loosened up like they did. I wonder if you just got a bad batch of nuts or if something else might be causing them to loosen? Worse case is you might have to switch to "top lock" nuts instead.

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I first planned on using pop rivets to fasten the solar panels. The more i thought about I thought that drilling out the rivets later would make a mess, shavings all over the freshly polished skin. If they come loose again I will likely go back to the original plan.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:00 AM   #161
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Greg, before you resort to rivets check out these Top Lock Nuts.

GM used them all over the chassis on my Argosy and I've started using them for various projects as well. I think they grip better than Nyloc nuts.

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:43 AM   #162
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Maybe some blue thread locker would be appropriate in this situation?

https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-2420.../dp/B0002UEMZ2
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Went to install the bi-pass doors in the bathroom and found that the carpet I installed was 1/4" thicker than the original carpet. You guessed it, the doors will not fit. Took them apart to find that there is no room to cut them down. The mirror is 1/4" plate glass and runs all the way from top to bottom. Removed the glass , cut the doors down about 3/8" and replaced the mirrors with 1/4" plywood and a piece of Formica I had laying around the shop. Why would you want to look in a mirror when you are sitting on the toilet anyway?

I have come to learn two absolute facts of life in Airstream restorations.
1. Anything is possible in an Airstream Restoration.
2. Nothing will be simple, it will always end up more complicated than it needs to be.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:48 AM   #164
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"2. Nothing will be simple, it will always end up more complicated than it needs to be."

It seems that it doesnt matter WHAT it is either. What may look like a simple, straight forward task never is. I need to pound that into my head before starting any project on my rig. Ahhhhhhhhhhh the joy!

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Old 08-17-2016, 07:44 PM   #165
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bfa 4.0 genset issues

I am having trouble with the genset now. A few years ago I took it out and went completely through it. The cylinder bores looked like new and everything confirmed that the 260 hours shown on the clock are accurate.
It starts and runs fine but the exhaust is black with soot. It is producing 122 volts at 61 hz. It is not seeking an idle and seems smooth. Ran the AC for about two hours and then it just died. Plugs were black as coal. The carb looks like it is sweating when it is running, like a dew on the carb body. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:59 PM   #166
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Propane or gas ? Definitely a rich condition....did you check the air filter for a restriction ? Did you check the choke to make sure it's off ? Sounds to me like something is blocking your air intake. But if it is propane the problem would most likely be a regulatory issue IE to high of a pressure. Regards, Bob
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"2. Nothing will be simple, it will always end up more complicated than it needs to be."

It seems that it doesnt matter WHAT it is either. What may look like a simple, straight forward task never is. I need to pound that into my head before starting any project on my rig. Ahhhhhhhhhhh the joy!

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What a pity; I miss the days of Mike's unabashed optimism that even putting on a new steering crank bell was a mere 1/2 hour, 1 hour tops event; "how hard could it be?" I seem to recall him pondering.

A whole different tune these days, although Mike is fast becoming a motorhome guru for getting things done, and done right.

Cheers to Mike and Lynn.
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Sounds to me like the float bowl needle valve that shuts off fuel is sticking open allowing a constant flow of fuel which would enrichen the mixture.
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