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Old 06-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #71
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Yes, it does have four wheel disk brakes and I'm very happy it does!
So the "brakeguard" was an add-on? I don't have a clue if I have them,
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #72
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So the "brakeguard" was an add-on? I don't have a clue if I have them,
I'm guessing it was an add on. I don't remember my father talking about them. Can't imagine they were added by Chevy. One is mounted on the rear fitting right on the brake master cylinder and the other is on the passenger side of the coach half way back in the brake line going to rear disc brakes. I don't remember my father ever talking about brake problems. Brakes worked great 3 years ago when I drove MH down from Oregon. I have proba ly only put 100 miles on coach in last three years since i park it at the "Ranch". Very close to smogging it and taking my first real trip in it even though I have spent a lot of time in it at the ranch for the past 3 years.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #73
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Installed Coleman Mach 15 A/C this morning. Driving down the mountain on Friday to get MH smogged, wish me luck, get VIN verified and put new tires on, six of them!

oh and I paid $400 in fines since I didn't pay for last two years on time. Should have non-op'd it, oh well!
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #74
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Failed California smog test today ;(

Close but no cigar. Low rpm emissions failed. Can get HC's under max but CO2 goes up. Can bring CO2 under max but then HC's go up. What the Hell, it's only money.

Will take it down the mountain again next week and we will try again $$$

Got VIN verified at DMV this morning. Got new tires today also. Will replace front air bags on Monday. Dash A/C compressor or hopefully just the fan took a crap on way back up the mountain...was 105 in coach by the time I got back! Took 3 sodas, one beer and one bottle of water to cool off.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:03 AM   #75
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Installed Coleman Mach 15 A/C this morning. Driving down the mountain on Friday to get MH smogged, wish me luck, get VIN verified and put new tires on, six of them!

oh and I paid $400 in fines since I didn't pay for last two years on time. Should have non-op'd it, oh well!
Doesn't that just chap your hide?!! Non-op on a motorhome that gets used as much as a historic vehicle, or conversly is your full-time residence. Either way, the State of California rips us all off under the lamed excuse that "hey, we don't charge property tax on them like many States do". I myself would rather pay the 1.5% tax on the depreciated value than the compounded sales tax when resold, the smog fees (even though my central air unit on my house pumps out more co2 than my car, and the annual license fee that hold no relationship to actual use or value! Mad!!!
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Pressure bled brakes. That was a pain. Pressure bleeder cover for top of reservoir would not seal...what a mess. Bleeder valves also have no end to connect hose...another mess.

Here's a suggestion for next time: Speed Bleeder Bleeding Brakes Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes Automotive Bleeder Screw Brake Bleeder

They had correct ones for my 345. I have not installed them yet as I'm waiting till brakes need attention. I learned of them here on forums with positive feedback.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #77
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For what you're paying in taxes, you might ought to consider registration in Montana...if need be, buy a lot...still cheaper than annual CA taxes...just a thought...m
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #78
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That's just what I should get!
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I installed new air bags in the front springs this afternoon. Procedure is easy but it is a hard job! Will see how it drives in a couple of days.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #80
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Checked to see if thermostat was 195 degree...it was, replaced with new 195. Installed rebuilt distributor and new coil. Tightened down carburetor and replaced as much old vacuum lines as I had new hose for. Replaced K&N air filter with new paper filter...I tend to over oil the filter and didn't want to possibly be sucking in oil that might raise HC level. Found wire on a temp vacuum valve had fallen off. Retarded timing from 8 to 4 degrees. Replaced plugs again. Ran old gas through and filled with fresh gas plus a bottle of fuel cleaner. Ran out on freeway for 2 hours...did u see me today going between Red Bluff and Redding? Kept engine running while waiting for second smog check.

YAY! PASSED SMOG WITH .04 to spare on CO.

Went to DMV and traded Oregon plates for Calif plates. Now Calif legal! Only took me 3 years!

Heading to Lassen National Park in two weeks for first real MH road trip in 3 years!
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #81
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Had also done compression check. 150-160 on all cylinders! How's that for a 29 year old engine with 137k miles on it?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #82
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You folks and your information never cease to amaze me...m
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Spent the Labor Day weekend working on my punch list to get ready for next weekend's road trip...
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