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Old 07-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #645
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That's why they (everyone) should buy glass insurance!

Drive the Alaska highway and try to get someone else to pay for your windshield.

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I would love to drive to Alaska some time!
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #646
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Thanks for the great photos of Lassen NP. I have never even heard of it. It is now on my bucket list.

Gosh, you sure do a great job of maintaining and improving your dad's mh. He is smiling down from above.

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Thanks Dan. I certainly do suggest you visit Lassen some day!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #647
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Last August I bought two Fantastic fans and hopefully I'll get to install them soon. It will only be 110 degrees up north today!

I got the fans online from CampingWorld at a great price. I wanted to get the curved trim for the inside before I install them so I called Fantastic today. No questions asked...they are shipping the curved trim right out to me! Now that's fantastic!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #648
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I would love to drive to Alaska some time!
Do, we met some folks that drove the Al-Can last year and said the old war stories about windshields and tires are mostly bunk these days.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #649
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The Alaska HWY is much improved, but can still break your windshield.

The problem is, the locals drive full speed all the time. (long distance between jobs, short season)

If there has been a road patch, the gravel will fly, and even if you slow down and move to the right, its a "hit and miss" affair. Pun intended!

Still a trip everyone should take at least once.

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Do, we met some folks that drove the Al-Can last year and said the old war stories about windshields and tires are mostly bunk these days.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #650
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Nicely done! Inspiration is what I need and you've given me a dose so thank you!
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #651
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Nicely done! Inspiration is what I need and you've given me a dose so thank you!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:50 AM   #652
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Dean...
Awesome pics!

Getting back to your air injection pipe issue....

I just found a set of BBC cast manifolds in my storage, and took the injector tubs out of them... they all came out using the following method...
1/ Lotsa penetrating fluid...
2/ Heating the casting on some of them...
3/ a 9/16" flare nut wrench with a vice grip over the top to stop it opening... see pic below..
4/ A good firm tap with a hammer rather than just pressure!

Vice grip trick!


Oh, also, I found that this manifold from a TBI injected 454 from 1990 also has these removeable injection tubes....



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Old 07-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #653
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Thanks Steve. I will try the vise grip tip!
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #654
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The Fantastic Fan curved trim showed up today!
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #655
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Roof A/C mystery...

My new Coleman AC that I installed last summer stopped working last month. The compressor wouldn't start. I was suspecting the start capacitor so I purchased one while I was in town. I discharged the three capacitors, removed them and tested them with an ohm meter. They all checked out ok. I installed the new start capacitor and PTCR device anyway. I then disconnected the compressor wiring and checked the terminals for opens or shorts and all tested ok. I reconnected all the wiring and decided to give it another try. The compressor kicked in! The unit is running and cooling fine. I still have no idea what the issue was/is?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #656
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The Fantastic Fan curved trim showed up today!
I've had "Fantastic" customer support with Fantastic Fans. Can't say enough good about them. Very refreshing in this take their money and run economy.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #657
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A/C is still working fine today, but not knowing what the problem was bothers me! I painted the shroud the same gray color as on the MH. I didn't like that hunk of white up on the roof. I painted the top with Henry's 587 white roof coating to reflect the heat from the sun.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #658
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Looking GOOD!
How did the Henry's go on?
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