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Old 02-10-2016, 05:33 AM   #379
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Dave thats just great. Thanks so much. Ill send my email.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:20 PM   #380
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Little did you know a couple of years back Dave, you would be a "Rivet Master" wading in with such good info!
Nice one!
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #381
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And when are you going to get started on your Cummings re fit. I would like to watch your progress before I tackle mine
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:56 PM   #382
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Little did you know a couple of years back Dave, you would be a "Rivet Master" wading in with such good info!
Nice one!

I am the farthest thing from a rivet master, just a darned good researcher
Besides, as they say, even the blind squirrel will find his nuts occasionally!

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Old 02-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #383
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I am the farthest thing from a rivet master, just a darned good researcher
Dave,

To be honest if you're not a good researcher it would be extremely difficult to get anything done on these rigs. My guess is for every hour I work on the Argosy I spend 4 hours researching where to find something or how to do something.


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Old 02-10-2016, 06:32 PM   #384
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Excellent point!! I am looking forward to only spending 4 hours researching something!


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Old 02-11-2016, 05:57 AM   #385
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Excellent point!! I am looking forward to only spending 4 hours researching something!


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Well I will admit I've gotten faster at researching the last few years...
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #386
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Had the motor cover completely off doing some things and thought Id go ahead and grease the water pump. I greased it once 3 years ago but that was when I had the whole front end torn down back to the motor. Its been over 5000 miles since. I have no idea how often I should be greasing it but figured it wouldnt hurt for sure. Ive read what a nightmare it is to get to with everything in place.

It really wast that bad. With the motor cover COMPLETELY off, I laid on top of the motor and used a pneumatic grease gun with a rigid/angled tip. Was able to slide it between the upper radiator hose and the valve cover. Would have been a two person job, or impossible, with a manual pump grease gun.
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It's more important to grease them regularly on engines that sit a bunch. Next time you have access you might consider replacing the zerk with a remote greasing tube that's easy to get the gun on.
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I wondered about that Dave. I wasnt sure such a device was even available.


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Old 03-05-2016, 04:49 PM   #389
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I suppose just fabricate one myself to the exact length and angles.
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Dave,

To be honest if you're not a good researcher it would be extremely difficult to get anything done on these rigs. My guess is for every hour I work on the Argosy I spend 4 hours researching where to find something or how to do something.


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If I'm honest, I know how the Canadian forces feel about their old Sea King helicopters, as for every hour of wheel time in my Mistress there has been twenty hours of research, twenty hours of work and $500.00 per hour.

I figure I have one or two more years at this ratio, what with redoing the electrics and the exterior still to do; but hoping I can get it to one hour research, one hour maintenance, and $50.00 per hour wheel time.

To all that make the research possible, and easier, Bkahler, wxbuoy, Mayco, Tevake, Smartstream, Steamquest, Kota, Keyair and last but definitely not least, Shepherd57, a great thanks mates. Without you lot I'd have no hair left, no wife, and would have sold the kids to pay for it.

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.......... but hoping I can get it to one hour research, one hour maintenance, and $50.00 per hour wheel time.
Apparently I have paid for the next 5000 hours wheel time up front

And that is with with doing the majority of the research and a lot of the small fiddly work myself. For example, I 'wasted' (according to my wife) 6 hours yesterday experimenting with the best position/mechanism for fitting the rear view cameras on the rear light panel. That achieved I now have to modify the actual panel and drop it back to Airstream to refit this week.
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