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Old 01-28-2012, 11:27 AM   #323
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I don't think so..

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I'm trying to do all what you've done but bit by bit. I may be about a quarter way through of what you've done sans the smog gear!

Are you going to pull your Ambassador with it once you've done a couple of road trips solo?
We had to do so much work to get her smogged and licensed that we decided to do the necessary work a

Uwe tells me that the MH won't pull the Ambassador......but that was not the plan anyway.....the MH is for me to use when my hubby is not available.....and I am hoping it is short enough that I won't need a toad because as much as I like to cook, I do like to go out to dinner sometimes.....and I don't think the boxer would fit on my bike. And he certainly does not like running along side the bike. Paula
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #324
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Dean, where is your ground lug located? Something I guess I need to start looking for on the beast!
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Mine was located just forward of the rear bumper on the main frame rail. Depending on where your 120v electrical fuse panel is located, you might have to trace the bare ground wire to see where it is connected to the frame. You can get a new ground lug at Home Depot for a buck or two...of course it is a pack of two when you only need one! I used a wire wheel on my drill to clean the rust off the area and also scrap the ground wire clean...a utility knife works great for that. I also use dielectric grease on all connections
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #325
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I installed the new wiper washer tank today. I had to relocate it from the left side to the right side firewall since the battery isolator is now in the way on the left. I extended the bracket so the tank sits another inch out for proper fit. I also installed the new sprayers on the wipers. I didn't know that they are adjustable.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:58 PM   #326
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Posted my progress on this thread.

Don't want to hijack this thread with my saga so I posted it here on the thread keyair started for me getting my MH from fl to ca..

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...ml#post1100345

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Old 01-31-2012, 01:03 AM   #327
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I reinstalled my chrome tail pipe after taking it off to clean and polish. Also took off the kitchen cabinet doors and draw fronts to bring home and refinish.

For about two years, I've wanted to remove and replace the oil cooler lines. After an absolute nightmare in removing the lines today, I'm now going to get them remade. I had to take the grill off to get to the lower fitting. I had one small bolt on the grill that was almost impossible to get off.

Any reason why one might think I should also replace the oil cooler?
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:20 PM   #328
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Whilst that cooler looks a little shabby, unless there is leaks or an engine failure, I dont think you should need to.
I like the Electric fan in front!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #329
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Whilst that cooler looks a little shabby, unless there is leaks or an engine failure, I dont think you should need to.
I like the Electric fan in front!
Thanks Steve. To the naked eye the cooler doesn't look as bad as it does in the photo. It's the radiator that I'm worried about!

Since the oil cooler lines are not available, I'm debating whether to have custom lines made with high pressure fittings or simply use oil hose with braided type fittings and hose clamps. It's not like it is "high" pressure.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #330
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A frustrated parts hunter I am!

It gets very frustrating trying to locate parts at times. Hoses for the engine have been the worst. The radiator and oil cooler hoses are driving me crazy at the moment. It's also frustrating dealing with parts men. They have this special "parts man" attitudes..ugh! The parts book is NOT always right I'll have you know! I do tend to buy on the Internet since it is rare these days that companies actually have anything in stock, they act as if they are being bothered and their prices are too high...their going to sell me the cheap China crap just like I get on line. But there are times that you just need to see the part in person before buying.

I got some defrost/ac ducting at Napa yesterday.

I got the sink I'm going to install in the kitchen.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #331
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Upon further inspection, I figured out the oil cooler lines. One line is probably the stock original line. The other had been replaced at one point. This hose has two re-usable fitting and 13/32 size hose rated at SAS 100R9 (which is over kill). I'm buying two more re-usable hose fitting and 10 feet of 100R5 rated 13/32 hose. I will be building the hoses myself!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #332
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[QUOTE=dadstoy;1102066]A frustrated parts hunter I am!

It gets very frustrating trying to locate parts at times. It's also frustrating dealing with parts men. They have this special "parts man" attitudes..ugh! The parts book is NOT always right I'll have you know! they act as if they are being bothered and their prices are too high...

I hear you. The days of having a qualified person behind the parts counter, in most cases, are long gone. Used to be no matter what type of vehicle or part you needed the person behind the counter knew what you were asking and either could help or they knew where to send you.

I have a 1970 GMC 'Jimmy' and I cant remember how many times I've been told "There is no 1970 Jimmy" or "That doesn't show on my screen" when trying to get parts.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #333
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Sanding the kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts for re-staining!

I have to figure out what I'm going to replace the center panels with.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #334
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Sanding the kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts for re-staining!

I have to figure out what I'm going to replace the center panels with.
Dean, shame you can't locate some solid oak, and do a raised panel similar to the ones I have in my '89 moho. I'll take a photo and send if you like.
Are you using a single bowl sink instead of a double bowl. Love to know where you found your new sink. Even having a double sink, they're basically useless cuz they're just too small!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #335
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Dean, shame you can't locate some solid oak, and do a raised panel similar to the ones I have in my '89 moho. I'll take a photo and send if you like.
Are you using a single bowl sink instead of a double bowl. Love to know where you found your new sink. Even having a double sink, they're basically useless cuz they're just too small!
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Hi Derek. Yes, please send me a pic when you get the chance. The sink is from Home Depot. I have that very small double sink now and I can't stand it!
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[QUOTE=dadstoy;1102066]A frustrated parts hunter I am!

It gets very frustrating trying to locate parts at times. Hoses for the engine have been the worst. The radiator and oil cooler hoses are driving me crazy at the moment. It's also frustrating dealing with parts men. They have this special "parts man" attitudes..ugh! The parts book is NOT always right I'll have you know! I do tend to buy on the Internet since it is rare these days that companies actually have anything in stock, they act as if they are being bothered and their prices are too high...their going to sell me the cheap China crap just like I get on line. But there are times that you just need to see the part in person before buying.

dadstoy

I am lucky in the parts store I go to Napa a lot for my job and I have gotten to know which parts man to go to. I have tried some of the other guys but after getting the wrong parts from them I will wait for the guy that does it right .Usually the older guys are better.
Sometimes going to the Chevy dealer works I think for the radiator hoses that is what we will have to do.
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