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Old 06-30-2015, 02:48 PM   #29
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Got my racing stripes on yesterday. The Tin Foil has definitely gotten shiny in the past 8 months.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:55 PM   #30
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #31
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Wow! The polishing really looks good. What did you use for your stripes?
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:58 PM   #32
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Thanks, its getting there. I just finished my first pass, many more to come! For the stipes I ordered 3 150' rolls of 2" stripes from a local pinstriping business. Marked and layed the center stripe first then did the two darker stripes.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:59 PM   #33
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Looks Amazing! $6500 VERY WELL SPENT. That thing looks like it's a hundred feet long!
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:49 PM   #34
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Just got back from a week long camping trip on Cape Hatteras. These Classics def attract attention. Got tons of questions and compliments, got free booze for tours. The 1000 mile trip went well, got the onan running (stuck valve) so we had good a/c while driving down the road.

On the way back, when we hit the mountains again, I noticed the engine stumbiling a little on up hill acceleration. When the 4 barrel kicks in it seems there is not enough fuel there for the carb. I remember reading some where that these rigs have 2 fuel pumps. I am hoping that one may have failed and that's the problem. Has anyone else had an issue like this?

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Old 08-10-2015, 08:56 PM   #35
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Looking beautiful!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:58 AM   #36
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We have an electric pump in line back near the tank with a toggle switch on the dashboard to control it. Checked that pump several times when we were having stumbling problems but it was always okay. Solved our problem by heat wrapping the hard fuel line that comes up to the carburetor from the mechanical pump.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:27 AM   #37
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I love the lighthouse addition! Must be hard on the bridges!
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:40 AM   #38
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Wow, tradera, just went through your thread. GREAT buy on the moho. I spent 8k on our 28' Argosy and feel good about it. She had very good mechanicals, but a few dents in the skin. Interior was very good, but not great. Sounds like you got a fantastic deal. Polish job looks amazing.

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Old 08-12-2015, 11:11 AM   #39
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Thank all for the replies!
After off loading the lighthouse the TinFoil ran just fine. I guess it was just too much weight for the old girl.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:06 AM   #40
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I had a similar problem in March in Big Bend. It would stumble on hills, then eventually it died on a hill, but then came back. I changed everything in the ignition system (cap, rotor, plugs, wires, coil and module). Also bought a new fuel pump, all of those items totaled less than $150. I never got to the fuel pump, but the ignition changes seemed to have solved the problem....


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Old 09-08-2015, 08:28 PM   #41
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Nice!
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:00 PM   #42
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Towed the Twinkie with the TinFoil today!
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