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Old 06-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #1415
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My PROJECT AIRSTREAM blog

Hi All,

I've been working forever on building my Project Airstream blog. I finally got it far enough along to put it on line. I've shared many of the renovation projects and travels that I have done with "Dad's Toy".

Please feel free to visit and I hope you enjoy the experience! Come back often since I intend to periodically update the blog with new projects and travels!

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Old 06-01-2015, 10:39 PM   #1416
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Nice work...again!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #1417
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Nice work...again!

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Old 06-02-2015, 07:18 PM   #1418
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Spend a good while on it today and enjoyed reading about your travels and looking at the improvement to your Moho.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #1419
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Spend a good while on it today and enjoyed reading about your travels and looking at the improvement to your Moho.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:36 PM   #1420
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:56 PM   #1421
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:17 PM   #1422
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Hi All,

I've been working forever on building my Project Airstream blog. I finally got it far enough along to put it on line. I've shared many of the renovation projects and travels that I have done with "Dad's Toy".

Please feel free to visit and I hope you enjoy the experience! Come back often since I intend to periodically update the blog with new projects and travels!

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Dean,
you set the bar pretty high with your fine work!
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:55 PM   #1423
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Thanks Peter, you're too kind!


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Old 06-09-2015, 05:43 PM   #1424
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Dean, StarLord here, U may call me StarDude, or Rich - I just finished reading all the post, page 1 to 102 (walking pneumonia needed something to do), you are my new Hero !!! What was ur career before becoming a master electrician, master plumber, master designer, master fix it all !!! I am envious of ur talents as well as the friends with all the suggestions, answers, support!! I just purchased a 1979 Excella Motorhome. It is truly a 1979 inside. I'm the third owner. There are only 27,000 miles on it and 51hrs on the 4.0 Onan generator . I've learned alot and save alot of the info all have provided. You said looking for another project, he he he ! As soon as this sickness is gone I'm going to start working on the '79 !! In back of my mind is this voice saying, "What have you gotten ur self into, dummy"!
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:18 PM   #1425
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Dean, StarLord here, U may call me StarDude, or Rich - I just finished reading all the post, page 1 to 102 (walking pneumonia needed something to do), you are my new Hero !!! What was ur career before becoming a master electrician, master plumber, master designer, master fix it all !!! I am envious of ur talents as well as the friends with all the suggestions, answers, support!! I just purchased a 1979 Excella Motorhome. It is truly a 1979 inside. I'm the third owner. There are only 27,000 miles on it and 51hrs on the 4.0 Onan generator . I've learned alot and save alot of the info all have provided. You said looking for another project, he he he ! As soon as this sickness is gone I'm going to start working on the '79 !! In back of my mind is this voice saying, "What have you gotten ur self into, dummy"!

Thank you Star-Lord. Congrats on your new "project". Hopefully you don't regret it after a few years of work and money put into it! . Post lots of pics for us all to see.

It's a great group of people here on the forum with lots of experience and they have helped me out many times.

I am/was a software engineer in Silicon Valley until I woke up one day, looked at myself in the mirror and asked "really?". I've always enjoyed working on "real" world things, probably more then working in that virtual world. I'm actually at the ranch property right now with a list of things to do to the MH and my other toys. It was 106 degrees here today so I napped until it cooled down this evening, but I awoke to a lightning and thunder storm directly overhead! Now everything is wet and temp dropped to 75.

Get well and get out there and work on your new toy!

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #1426
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Driveshaft Carrier Bearing

I picked up two driveshaft carrier bearings...hopefully one of them is the correct one. Looks like the only difference is the shaft diameter.

My parts man and the machinist said that the bearing needs to be pressed off and on.

For those that have actually changed their carrier bearing(s), do you know if it does need to be pressed off and on?

I was going to pull the driveshafts and take it into the machinist to have it done but the 103 degree weather on the last day I was at the ranch just made me lazy instead!
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:49 PM   #1427
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I picked up two driveshaft carrier bearings...hopefully one of them is the correct one. Looks like the only difference is the shaft diameter.

My parts man and the machinist said that the bearing needs to be pressed off and on.

For those that have actually changed their carrier bearing(s), do you know if it does need to be pressed off and on?

I was going to pull the driveshafts and take it into the machinist to have it done but the 103 degree weather on the last day I was at the ranch just made me lazy instead!
Yes it is pressed on. Not a real hard press, sometimes if you can find a pipe or steel tube the right size you can drive it on with a good size hammer but if not available take it to a shop. A good time to check the u-joints while you are there.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:32 PM   #1428
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Summer Arrived with 106+ Temps

I just spent a hot ten days in the motor home at the ranch property. When summer hits in the north state, it hits big. Almost every day, we had temps over 100 degrees and many days with it topping out at about 106.
(I had this thermometer sitting outside, so 106 was the outside temp)

On the third day a weather front came in, dropped the temps to about 80 and brought with it lightning, thunder, rain and fires! The temperature went right back over 100 the next day. We had a lightning strike on the property about 3 miles out as the crow flies. The resulting fire grew to 10 acres before Cal Fire got it out.


I have posted more (and more pics) on my blog...
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