Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2007, 10:15 PM   #43
4 Rivet Member
samb's Avatar
1961 22' Safari
Union , Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 454
Images: 11
One thing I haven't seen mentioned here is that you can move a manual transmission vehicle a short ways just on the starter motor. I have loaded several "dead" vehicles on trailers using this method. Just put it in 1st gear and hit the starter. You would not want to go far because this puts quite a load on the starter, but is much easier on the back. On the newer vehicles you would have to disarm the "can't start it in gear" safety switch. Many Toyotas have a "clutch start cancel" button which does this for you.
Just a thought for a little "emergency" motion when the engine won't run, such as off the railroad tracks.

samb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 07:41 AM   #44
Rivet Master
safari57's Avatar
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57

I love a happy ending. The donor truck looks to be a pretty decent vehicle on it's own. You had snow? Obviously this was done several weeks ago .

There's nothiing like a road trip/adventure to make life fun.


safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:20 PM   #45
Rivet Master
yukionna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Originally Posted by safari57
I love a happy ending. The donor truck looks to be a pretty decent vehicle on it's own.
Yes, it is pretty decent and we did think twice about restoring it also. can only have so many projects going at once...and, more importantly, it will be nice to finish a project for a change!

We plan on salvaging quite a bit of the truck to install into the Suburban -- we will take the 327 engine with all the associated hardware, the hood which is in pristine condition, the steering wheel, dash gauges, trailing arms, side view mirrors, seat belts, and two speed windshield washers. And we will compare other parts to see which are in better condition and choose accordingly. Fun stuff...can't wait to get started.

WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dead battery-revisited PeterH-Airstreamer Airstream Motorhome Forums 41 12-12-2002 06:38 PM
Battery Dead - Again & Again eraffety Airstream Motorhome Forums 10 11-01-2002 11:03 PM
RV (Truck) Stops 74Argosy24MH Link Archive 5 10-28-2002 05:24 AM
dead bolt joel Doors & Locks 1 08-25-2002 08:35 PM
Easy clean dead bolt FrankR Doors & Locks 0 04-09-2002 12:32 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.