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Old 10-15-2015, 08:08 PM   #211
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Mine has something much cruder doing the same job. I presume that job is to force air to pass through the radiator units. Just an insurance? I think I'd keep it.
Now that makes sense, haven't looked at it that way. I thought of it being more of a blocking of air than helping it being forced down through the radiator...
Not being able to see beyond it when refueling and checking oil, would bother me a bit. I always like to check if something blew up or is about to

The one i have appears to be original equipment
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:28 PM   #212
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Mine is just like a heavy rubberized curtain screwed in at the top edge, and can be lifted to see what is behind. However, it is torn and needs repairing, which I intend doing. I was considering riveting a row of eyes into the top edge of the curtain, and having simple hooks on the firewall, so that it could just be removed easily for inspection or maintenance.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:06 PM   #213
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My old 84 310 has a heavy rubber air damn installed. Torn in a few places but still in place.

I plan on installing something similar in my Argosy. I do like the snap idea as it would make removal for maintenance a whole lot easier. I'll probably use Lift the dot fasteners as they are a lot easier to use, in my opinion at least
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #214
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Finally got around to installing the rear Centramatics on the 310. Just returned from a testrun and its very smooth back there. I am very pleased that I got them, now the search for the front solution continues..
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:20 AM   #215
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Hi Peter, first of all, thank you for your kind "Airstreamers"-birthday wishes!!!!
France was nice as allways, exspecially the Town of "Trouville sur Mer".
We will see it again next year, WITH the 345!!!!!
i also bought these rear Centramatics, not INSTALLED yet.
Saw the airhose to fill the innertire.
How do you affix this then on the rim???
I am also wondering, if the Centramatics not block the airflow, to cool down the brake.
I also tried to get them for front, but they are discontinued by Centramatic for years.
I have ordered new tires here WITH "CE-Aproval", the only brand i can get here is "Hankook" in the 8R19.5 size.
Once they are installed, they will balance the wheels with lead weights.
ugly, but what shall i do...!
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:54 AM   #216
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Do you have the model number for the Centramatics
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:13 AM   #217
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Do you have the model number for the Centramatics
400-417 for the drive axle
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Do you have the model number for the Centramatics
Check out this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f159...cs-141043.html
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:09 AM   #219
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first shake down trip

Took the 310 out for its first camp out on 100 mile round trip after 6 month of restoration and upgrades

Engine (EFI) power and performance @60 mph: excellent
Temp 190, hills and traffic lights 200
Oil consumption: none or minor
Oil leakage: very minor
Transmission shifting: excellent
Trans leaks: minor
Brakes: very good
Handling good to excellent with slight play in front end.
Drive comfort: good to excellent with 100 psi on rear airbags and 55 on front, rear of coach vibration free, front axle some vibration at highway speeds. My copilot Catstreams comment was: Most comfortable I have ever felt sitting in the passenger seat!!! (you know that means a lot )
all coach systems functional except water heater circuit boards (auto ignition fails)
Just love the rear twins, center bath, front gaucho and dinette layout.
got many thumbs up on the road and folks inquiring if it was for sale at the rally. "No Sorry"
This is a keeper and my personal favorite in size and layout of all the Classic Motorhomes I have owned.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:29 PM   #221
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I think I passed you when you stopped at Davis Tire between oak hill and Dripping Springs. Coach looked great, had to point it out to my sons...


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Old 11-01-2015, 08:48 PM   #222
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I think I passed you when you stopped at Davis Tire between oak hill and Dripping Springs. Coach looked great, had to point it out to my sons...


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Cool Bill, that was in front of Mercurycharlie's shop. Stop next time and say hi, been wanting to meet you for some time
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And next Saturday he has a party and on Sunday a car show, all with Live Music. Stop by and check it out. I will be there for sure Saturday eve.
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If the weather is good I'll bring the cadyac (intentional spelling). I'm putting it on the calendar now. I had forgotten he moved the shop over there.....Click image for larger version

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