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Old 04-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #57
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For Christmas I got an air pressure regulator to attach to the end of the hose of the air compressor at my storage garage. That way I can let the air compressor send high pressure to the end of the hose and I can reduce it to a safe level when I blow out the plumbing during winterization. Cheap thrills!
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:41 PM   #58
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New windshield wipers this AM.

then I get back to this.

wowww, that is nice

OK, Now I know what I am doing this afternoon Mr Smarty

LOL, John... Glad to help!
I sand blasted it, hit it with satin Black Hitemp, then sanded the raised lettering... then went over the whole thing with HiTemp Clear.
I actually need to put another coat of clear on... you can see it got patchy and dry, cos I ran out...

Oh, I need wipers too.... what type did you get?
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #59
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ANCO wiper blade, Federal Mogule

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LOL, John... Glad to help!
I sand blasted it, hit it with satin Black Hitemp, then sanded the raised lettering... then went over the whole thing with HiTemp Clear.
I actually need to put another coat of clear on... you can see it got patchy and dry, cos I ran out...

Oh, I need wipers too.... what type did you get?
( 52-20 ) 508 mm

20 inch Heavy Duty Series
The Local Independent Parts store got them in for me.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #60
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OK, so it's not for my Airstream motorhome but I did get full power MCD shades for the cockpit and replaced the mini blinds with day/night MCD shades as well.

Windshield/Cockpit American Duo

Makes a huge difference in heat control and sun control, especially when driving west or east towards the sun...
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:17 AM   #61
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Installed a new Stant 195 degree thermostat yesterday. Removed the off brand junker I installed last November. Cleaned the K&N air filter. Taking the 345 to the track this weekend, instructing on Saturday.
I love this machine!
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:01 PM   #62
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Mmmmm...
More GOODIES!
Cyclo Pads, Microfiber Bonnets, a 1lb Can of Nuvite G6, and 2 X Tubes of Trempro low VOC Sealant.


Some more HT Clear and a can of HT Black Wrinkle Finish...


And....
Going thru my storage I found a Transmission cooler I took off a BBC powered 1990 Suburban I parts stripped... Might work!


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Old 04-17-2011, 01:50 PM   #63
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Keyair !
I notice you've bought the 'Wrinkle Plus' stuff.



Have you used it before ?

It can be rather tricky to use ( as you might know (?))
as one doesn't quite know what the finished result will look like.
It takes hours for the 'wrinkles' to form.
I've had to re-do things a couple of times using that stuff.
It's kind'a hard to get an even 'wrinkle'-effect.

Here I used it on the fork top of my INDIAN Bonneville bike

Shortly after applying:




after about 24 hours:



The finish does look reeeeeally nice if one succeeds.


Good luck !
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #64
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No, not used this particular type before, but have used wrinkle on an interior mirror for my Alfa...
More tips?
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:50 AM   #65
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Naaaa: guess that if you've tried it before with another brand, them you'll know what to do. The trick is to put on an even and rather thick layer. More so than with ordinary rattle-can paint. if no wrinkles develops within a short while you know you've put on too little. Sometimes you can save the situation by adding some more.......but tricky it is
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #66
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Good, will report back!

Well, I found something COOL and Airstream worthy in my storage...
It was with my '73 Blazer when I got it, and I assumed it was only for the SBC 350.
It seems I could use it on my Airstream!
Need to do some research now on it!


More stuff from a while back that I had not posted...
I have been busy too....
Started my Quadrajet rebuild!
Ready... set.... GO!
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #67
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Well these actually arrived last week but we took a short trip to Vancouver B.C. to try them out. Here are a few pics. The first is the pedestal that I had to shorten 4" because I got the 6-way power adjuster for the drivers seat. I also had to fabricate a new mount as the tracks on the power adjuster are wider than on the manual adjust.

The chairs are from Discount Van & Truck with the high resilience foam, adjustable arm rests, lumbar support and seat heaters. After 575 miles they are comfortable and I am happy.

Cheers, Dan
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:05 PM   #68
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Also added a couple of months ago a new switch for the wipers. It was about $80 from AM Equipment and converts from separate switches for each wiper to a single switch to control both wipers. It also has an intermittent wiper function. A big improvement over the original set up. I just have to find something to fill the empty hole where the extra switch used to live.

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #69
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Another modification to the wipers was a new link for the drivers side wiper. The original link was bent like a pretzel and used to have nylon bushings for the joints. The nylon no longer exists and is not available, the new links have a pressed in bronze bushing.

A new link about the right length is available but it is straight and not adjustable. Also because the pivot is mounted around the radius of the front of the coach the alignment to the link is not true or constant as the pivot arm moves. I didn't think this would be a good set up so I fabricated a new link.

I purchased a short link from AM Equipment so I had the proper bronze bushings. I then got a piece of 1/2" square thin wall steel tubing and cut a diagonal slot and welded in one half of the short link with the new bushing. For the other end I welded in a solid steel slug to fill the tube and drilled and tapped a 5/16" thread. I installed a heavy duty ball joint linkage from McMaster Carr. This gave me a ball swivel to accommodate the changing alignment angle to the pivot arm and also the threaded shank allows some adjustment to the length of the link. I did have to put a slight bend in my link to clear a brace but it's much straighter than the original.

The pictures show the old link next to the new, the slug drilled and tapped to receive the ball swivel,, the link installed, a close up showing the alignment of the link to the pivot arm and a drawing of the ball swivel.
Sorry about the installed pictures but you have to lean in the front hatch under the windshield while standing on your head to see anything.

I assume the original nylon bushings could accommodate the misalignment of the link and pivot arm but the new bronze bushings are way too rigid to work properly. The whole setup costs me about $45 and a few hours in my shop and seems to work really well.

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Geez, Dan, you've put on 570 WHOLE miles, what a road king! We'll be up in Port Hadlock soon, time for a Fat Smitty burger.
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