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Old 12-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #29
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Peter H..funny you should mention location of cylinder #8 as the inspection noted "an exhaust leak" but was not seen to be coming from from around the exhaust manifold..I'll double check. Thanks
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #30
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Peter H..funny you should mention location of cylinder #8 as the inspection noted "an exhaust leak" but was not seen to be coming from from around the exhaust manifold..I'll double check. Thanks
I would suspect that many of the chevy 454's have cracked stock passenger side manifolds, some owners know it others don't.
Talking about #8 and starters, back in 2001 Curtis from Alaska bought a 79 280 in Seattle and he asked me what to take for the long trip home. I told him to take a replacement starter and the tools to install it (its a 1 hour job). He later told me that up in Yukon Territory he stopped for gas and then click, click..no starter. Sometimes thats just heat related but in his case the starter died right there, with no replacement for hundreds of miles, except the one he brought.
As others have suggested, get Road service like Good Sams before you leave and once you get there, buy a $60 starter and a craftsman tool set.
And if you have to get towed INSIST on a Flatbed, even if you have to wait all day. DO NOT have the 350 towed with the front axle raised, you will destroy your tag axle, guaranteed!
Thats why a spare starter can make your day..
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:46 AM   #31
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I would suspect that many of the chevy 454's have cracked stock passenger side manifolds, some owners know it others don't
If it doesn't already have headers, just add that to the list of stuff that you will eventually want.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:54 AM   #32
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Does anyone know the difference between an Airstream motorhome branded "Silver Bullet" to one branded "Classic". Both lo0k identical in the pics ?
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #33
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BTW..am infinal stages of the 1991 350LE "Classic" purchase. More commentary to follow but again thanks to all for guidance and support
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:44 PM   #34
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Does anyone know the difference between an Airstream motorhome branded "Silver Bullet" to one branded "Classic". Both lo0k identical in the pics ?
Chris,

To the best of my knowledge, the term "Silver Bullet" is universally applied as a nickname to any aluminum Airstream trailer or motorhome, and probably to many other vintage aluminum trailer brands as well. I'm not under the impression that the Airstream Corporation ever used this term as the actual name for any particular model.
The term "Classic" is what differentiates aluminum Airstream motorhomes from those that were produced later. The last of the "Classics" came off the line in 1995 or 1996 in very small quantities. These last models feature the "sloped nose" front end.

Of course everyone knows that a silver bullet is the only thing that can be used to kill a werwolf..and then there's that beer from Golden, Colorado.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:42 PM   #35
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I wish you luck on your purchase and we're looking forward to pics.

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.and then there's that beer from Golden, Colorado.
The only beer is Guiness, served at room temp......everything else is water.

Charly is right, Silver Bullets are all Airstreams, except diesels, who are Silver Not So Fast Bullets.
Argosy motorhomes, even though they are the same shape as a Classic are not Silver Bullets, even if you paint one silver.
I refer to the slope nose Classics as Anteaters.

Merry Xmas all.
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I refer to the slope nose Classics as Anteaters.
I refer to them as gorgeous, beautiful, perfection... or some other synonym.
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I prefer "uncircumcised".

Merry Christmas!

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Uncircimcised (I can't remember another word with three C's in it)....that's a new one. I guess they have a better feel for the road when it's a humping and a bumping.

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Silver Bullet Express

Well, someone has produced a cast decal to attach to the side of this 350LE as you can see from the attached link!
Whilst I agree that Guinness (note two nn's) should and must be consumed at room temperature preferably draught in Dublin. However, as an Australian, I could never agree with the statement "everything else is water" as, having tasted large quantities of Victoria Bitter ice cold from the tap in the middle of an Aussie summer, I rest my case!
I'm now planning the route from Seattle to Austin in mid-January. what is the best way to post a "thread' request for comment on Air Forum asking commentary on the route, RV parks, eating establishments, friendly dealers/mechanics, places to avoid etc?
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I guess you just start a thread, like you did this one...

If I were going to do that route this winter, I would head due south to Phoenix before going east. Lotsa snow on the Rockies this year.
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Started anew thread under "on the road forum" Thread is titled "Seattle to Austin 350LE"
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