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Old 03-27-2016, 02:01 PM   #435
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Hmm...I just finished 2-1/2 hours of mowing. I'm not sure whether I would prefer the ice or the constant mowing
Easy for you to say, all you need to do is push a button and you have 76 degree shop to work in. We poor souls have to work in 75 degrees with sunny skys down here in the south.
But look what I am wasting my time on. This bumper got mangled badly, worse than the picture shows. Well here is the fix. I may be better off cutting my grass...
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:16 AM   #436
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been 70+ here for awhile now, things blooming all over. But rain and amazingly thick pollen have kept me out of the trailer work. Luckily I did most of what I needed weeks ago, as soon as it got warm. Ready for 3 Airstream events in April...and one in May. Fun times.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:21 AM   #437
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Easy for you to say, all you need to do is push a button and you have 76 degree shop to work in. We poor souls have to work in 75 degrees with sunny skys down here in the south.
But look what I am wasting my time on. This bumper got mangled badly, worse than the picture shows. Well here is the fix. I may be better off cutting my grass...
More like 46 or 56 degree shop! I don't heat the shop any more than that during the winter. In the summer I just have 4 overhead fans the keep me cool.

Your repair looks good.

If you want to mow grass come up to Kentucky
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:28 AM   #438
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The grass is always greener....
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:00 AM   #439
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The grass is always greener....
Green not greener....

We get the right mix of rain and sun here such that you can sit on the porch and watch the grass grow...seems like about an inch a day
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:52 AM   #440
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The grass is always more green on the other side of the fence.... but, sometimes it chokes your mower....
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:55 AM   #441
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The grass is always more green on the other side of the fence.... but, sometimes it chokes your mower....
Yep, you got that right!
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isn't that an old folk song..."green green its green they say on the far side of the hill? "
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:15 PM   #443
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Easy for you to say, all you need to do is push a button and you have 76 degree shop to work in. We poor souls have to work in 75 degrees with sunny skys down here in the south.
But look what I am wasting my time on. This bumper got mangled badly, worse than the picture shows. Well here is the fix. I may be better off cutting my grass...

nice and as usual very creative!
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:34 PM   #444
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Fan Clutch Rockauto.com ACDELCO 154949 (thanks Chris for the part number)
First bigger trip with everything I have done in the last few month. Happy with everything, just have to get used to the fan Clutch working so darn well.
All good at highway speed, but once I go through a town, it engages quite often and lets itself known with a roar. I suppose that is a good thing, but I starting to miss the non working clutch, I removed...
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:36 AM   #445
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It's a nice feeling when everything comes together and just works isn't it
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:27 AM   #446
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Good to hear that you had a successful outing Peter. Boy I hear you about the ROAR. Of the fan!
I went thru this for a while too. Multiple fan clutch replacements. Even returned an ACDELCO one after a long trip, as it stayed on way too much. Then the replacement one ran too much to.

This led to opening the front of the engine room to overhaul the cooling system.
The decisive change I think was the better radiator core used to rebuild the radiator. This resulted in a 15+ degree lower running temp. Which makes me more relaxed. And let's the fan kick in just when the engine is really working hard. Then it brings the temp down quickly and gloriously shuts off.

Did I mention the ROAR, whew don't miss that at all .

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Old 04-12-2016, 07:47 PM   #447
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Will let you know about my cooling system re-do after my 2 road tests o April 30. By changing my 5 blade to a seven blade fan as well as the addition of a new million dollar radiator ( $985.00 ), I am hoping to achieve temps in the 190 to 210 area consistently. I did get to see the old core after mine was re-cored and the bottom 20% of the radiator was plugged, explaining why I was constantly running hot. It appears to me that all the motor home chassis that were delivered to Airstream were bare frames with a engine and basic wiring on them... No extra cooling capacity for air conditioning as for the small radiator and 5 blade fan, I think if they had factory air conditioning they would have had a heavy duty radiator and 7 blade fan factory installed.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:45 PM   #448
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Had the trans replaced with a re-manufactured Jasper, instead of having mine rebuilt. 3 year 100 000 Mile nationwide warranty.
The shop that did it came highly recommended and they did a good job, except first thing I do, of course, is crawl under the rig and check everything out.
Drip, drip, hmmm. Turns out they have to reuse the speedometer cable housing from the old trans and it was leaking. Well, what ya going to do about it I asked, because one of the reasons I replaced this transmission was because of the various leaks (and the large amount of metal chunks I found in the pan). He understood (well I gently made him) my concern as a customer and got on the phone and allegedly found the last one in the nation in Lubbock Texas, to be here next week.
One down and many to go............Banks, Tires, omg
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