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Old 09-25-2015, 05:44 AM   #169
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Today, I used my 15 year old ramps again, Martin .
We both could fit under there
Peter, I just noticed that you have two air vents above the front wheels instead of the typical one. Did you do that or did the PO do it?

I wonder how much it really helps. I managed to find identical vents in cream color that I will be using on my Argosy.

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Today, I used my 15 year old ramps again, Martin .
We both could fit under there
Those certainly beat $75 plastic ramps into a cocked hat! I like the beaver tail, to stop the ramps slipping out. I would worry about driving off the front, and I think I'd add a wedge or block to bump up against.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:26 AM   #171
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Peter, I just noticed that you have two air vents above the front wheels instead of the typical one. Did you do that or did the PO do it?

I wonder how much it really helps. I managed to find identical vents in cream color that I will be using on my Argosy.

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Any hints on where you found them Brad?
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:35 AM   #172
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Any hints on where you found them Brad?
I bought these Tan 17" louvers and they look identical to the silver louvers I removed from the 345 except for color.

Price was reasonable and quality seems to be just fine.

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I bought these Tan 17" louvers and they look identical to the silver louvers I removed from the 345 except for color.

Price was reasonable and quality seems to be just fine.

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Thanks, I just ordered a pair.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:09 AM   #174
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Thanks, I just ordered a pair.
Somewhere I have the dimensions written down for the opening cutout. Let me know if you need them.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:11 AM   #175
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Peter, I just noticed that you have two air vents above the front wheels instead of the typical one. Did you do that or did the PO do it?

I wonder how much it really helps. I managed to find identical vents in cream color that I will be using on my Argosy.

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The 345 I owned a few years had both vents missing, the PO "misplaced" them along with all the Airstream emblems. I had a real hard (and expensive!) time trying to find the original size louvres and emblems.
You may remember me scratching at your door and begging, when you dismantled the 345.
Figures that this 310 has 2 on each side, which appears to have been installed many years ago.
If you ask me, the more chrome/aluminum the better
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:13 AM   #176
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I bought these Tan 17" louvers and they look identical to the silver louvers I removed from the 345 except for color.

Price was reasonable and quality seems to be just fine.

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But they are Plastic
Here are chrome ones @15 7/8"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHROME-BOAT-...3c83bb&vxp=mtr
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Those certainly beat $75 plastic ramps into a cocked hat! I like the beaver tail, to stop the ramps slipping out. I would worry about driving off the front, and I think I'd add a wedge or block to bump up against.
The other side has a wedge to stop me from ruining my day.
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I never looked for chrome louvers as I wanted to match the color of my Argosy. The chromed ones are slightly different but not enough to notice. Probably the major difference is mounting hole location.

Martin, if you decide you want chrome louvers I'll buy the ones you just bought and keep them as spares.

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...You may remember me scratching at your door and begging, when you dismantled the 345.
I hope you realize I didn't have a say in about those louvers
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quick dimensions for safe wood ramps:
48" long, 11 1/2" wide

Materials needed for 2 ramps
2x 8' 12"x1 1/2 treated lumber (or get 10' boards to have the option to raise the deck another 1 1/2 ")
2x 8' 6"x4" treated lumber for the deck support
some 3" deck screws
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Peter, I just noticed that you have two air vents above the front wheels instead of the typical one. Did you do that or did the PO do it?

I wonder how much it really helps. I managed to find identical vents in cream color that I will be using on my Argosy.

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Having read the thread on making a fender well shield on the right side to match the left side, to channel air flow past the exhaust manifold, I wonder if you then want to make it easier for air to exit the fender well? Wouldn't there be a chance that by fitting the extra vents you'd then reduce cooling flow across the manifolds? I feel sure that would be the case if you have no shield on the right side.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:45 PM   #182
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pulled the drivers side tire today to change the plugs and check the brake fluid. The access hole cut into the sheetmetal for the Master Cylinder is very helpful.
Fluid looked great and clean, just a little discolored. The previous owner did a fine job rebuilding the brakes, including replacing the rubber brake lines. (thanks Bill )
Powersteering pump looked good , so did all the lines.
Plugs all looked great, love the EFI
Watch out Brad, Kentucky here we come..
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