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Old 02-07-2016, 01:28 PM   #85
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Steve, my 84 310 needed a 1-1/16" socket whereas my 74 Argosy needs a 1" socket.

Not sure if the difference is due to the 10 lug vs 8 lug. Took me a little searching to find a 1-1/16" impact socket but ebay came to the rescue on that one

Definitely get a breaker bar, a LONG breaker bar!

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You maybe correct!
I guess my point was that is a LARGE socket that is at least 1/2" drive... and not a more common size, so might not be in a standard socket set!
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:10 PM   #86
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TAP,
Here is the thread about sealing the windshield HELP: Windshild leaks
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:14 PM   #87
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Here is the thread about sealing the windshield HELP: Windshild leaks
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ks-144002.html
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #88
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I guess







I guess I didn't do that right.. Try this; ohttp://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ks-144002.html
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:44 PM   #89
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Guys, I'm thinking of replacing the gas tank because mine is probably in pretty bad shape inside.

Are they pretty standard? Or is it really expensive to replace it?
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:55 PM   #90
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Its a big tank and not easy to find...
I am sure others will chime in, but pulling it and having it cleaned and sealed is the way to go.
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Its a big tank and not easy to find...

I am sure others will chime in, but pulling it and having it cleaned and sealed is the way to go.

Good advice. I'll do that.
Now... how does one have it cleaned and sealed? 😬
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Shop around... Radiator shops... They steam clean first then acid dip I think. Then the is a variety of different sealants available, and each has merits.
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:01 AM   #93
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Shop around... Radiator shops... They steam clean first then acid dip I think. Then the is a variety of different sealants available, and each has merits.
I was at the local radiator shop here in Richmond on Monday and apparently they've been forced to stop using the good stuff and whatever they're using now doesn't remove rust

I was pretty disappointed when I heard that.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:09 PM   #94
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Still working on the darn thing. FINALLY got it to start up! Hoping to have a glass replacement company install my new, official Airstream replacement windshields that I paid good money for a month or so ago and they've just been sitting in their crates.

Question #1: What brand tube of sealant should I have them use to seal the gasket?

#2: Would the sealant go between the motorhome metal and the rubber gasket? Or between the gasket and the glass?

And #3: I'm going to replace all 6 (plus spare) tires (so 7 total) on my 1981 280. Which exact tires do you recommend that are good quality, best for this machine, and yet not too expensive?

Thanks so much!
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:12 AM   #95
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Theoretically the lock strip in the gasket is supposed to spread the gasket to make the seal. The guy who installed my windshields glued everything inside and out. His explanation was that most newer cars the glued in windshields are part of the structure especially in a wreck. For liability reasons his insurance requires him to fully glue all windshield installations whether they are structural or not. Your installer should have the proper adhesive/sealant and apply it to all surfaces.

For tires I run Goodyear G647 RSS. They are a quality tire and are mud and snow rated in case you get caught in bad weather. I find them on sale frequently at Camping World for a good price. I look through their supply and pick the newest manufacture date and take them home and mount myself. They are fairly easy to mount and CW charges so much to mount that it wipes out any savings from the purchase. I install Dyna-beads for balancing and I'm good to go.
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Other makes of tires to consider are Toyo M120Z (made in Japan) and Hankook AH-11 (made in Korea). You can't go wrong with either. Shop around at a local shop for best price.

MAKE SURE TO GET DATE CODES!! Try to get the newest tires you can. The date code will read like this, 1016, which is the tenth week of 2016 is when this tire was made.

If your smart and lucky PeterH- Airstreamer may still have a set of Centramatics for the front end. These can't be bought anymore, so go over to the centramatics thread in the Mechanics section of Motorhome forums.

As for windshield sealant, there was a thread that someone mentioned the type. I'm pretty sure it was PeterH-Airstreamer. If he doesn't pipe up, give him a PM to find out.

Tip....When using it, make sure you masking tape off everything and anything you DON"T want that stuff to stick too as it's difficult and messy to clean up.

Taps, are coming to Pennwood this May? There will be 15 of us Classic's there and it will allow to to put faces to names and ask a lot of questions. We would like to see you there. See last section of Classic get together.

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Other makes of tires to consider are Toyo M120Z (made in Japan) and Hankook AH-11 (made in Korea). You can't go wrong with either. Shop around at a local shop for best price.

MAKE SURE TO GET DATE CODES!! Try to get the newest tires you can. The date code will read like this, 1016, which is the tenth week of 2016 is when this tire was made.

If your smart and lucky PeterH- Airstreamer may still have a set of Centramatics for the front end. These can't be bought anymore, so go over to the centramatics thread in the Mechanics section of Motorhome forums.

As for windshield sealant, there was a thread that someone mentioned the type. I'm pretty sure it was PeterH-Airstreamer. If he doesn't pipe up, give him a PM to find out.

Tip....When using it, make sure you masking tape off everything and anything you DON"T want that stuff to stick too as it's difficult and messy to clean up.

Taps, are coming to Pennwood this May? There will be 15 of us Classic's there and it will allow to to put faces to names and ask a lot of questions. We would like to see you there. See last section of Classic get together.

Cheers
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There are really 2 types of windshield sealant, one is a setting polyurethane used for installing the windshield and the other is the various sealers we all have used the mixed results to seal the windshield after it is installed. I would let the windshield guy use his trusted setting type sealant and deal with other issues later if they come up. To ask a windshield installer to deal with a procedure, like Greg did on his, would way above and beyond his call of duty. I personally like the black Vulkem as a sealer after it is installed, but it is a very messy and semi-permanent product.
And, yes, I have another set of front centramatic wheel balancers that were specifically made for us. Give me a shout if you want them.
You can read about them here:
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #98
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Thanks for all the info guys!

PeterH, I'd love to get them from you. Is it bad to only have them in front? Or is it just fine?
Thanks!
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