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Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-12-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,363
Posted By LimeyRich
Alcoa wheels

Did you try Colaw's ?
They are expensive, but worth checking.
Good Luck!
All the best. Rich
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,168
Posted By LimeyRich
Output shaft is wrong!

The output shaft you need is often available on E-bay. There are several on there right now.
Good Luck Mel
All the best. Rich.

P.S. At least a partial refund from the builder is appropriate. ...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-12-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,168
Posted By LimeyRich
Killer spring

Hmm, seriously going to be looking for that spring during the next couple of weeks. Back to the book and the parts breakdown diagrams. Don't want to put a bad one back in. This is way too much...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-12-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Rear Bushing

Sorry to have not been in touch for a while. Been a strange year for me health wise again, glad to say nothing serious though, just inconvenient.
Everything A-OK now.:)
Just wish wife wouldn't...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,944
Posted By LimeyRich
Grab that setup!

Hi gbell: Welcome to the forums, and the world of classic motorhomes!
I am hoping that you have an easier time of fixing the things that you will run into on your Argosy, than I have had with my...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-21-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Life is interfering with me!

No recent 4L80e progress, decided to order new shim set and bearing set, they are on the way. Noticing that prices are definitely coming down on used 4L80e's
In the meantime we had to buy another...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-30-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 21,438
Posted By LimeyRich
Griping about quality.

I'm going to dive in again!
Please notice I did not actually mention any specific company in my post. Now I am going to.
I have to agree that Airstreams of all ages are definitely on the higher...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
More parts in.

Hi guys. Thanks Brad! Better save the accolades until I actually have everything working. (Fingers crossed):)
Got replacements in Friday P.M. for the dodgy parts in the final drive of the 4L80e....
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-28-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 21,438
Posted By LimeyRich
Poor craftsmanship and bad work ethics.

Ok, although there is definitely a worldwide lack of ethics/quality in consumer products, and a lot of trashy workers out there. This sounds like finger pointing at the hourly workers.
I have a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,627
Posted By LimeyRich
'88 345 mileage

With the new overdrive transmission, new Banks headers and exhaust system, and new goodyear tires I am hoping to break 11mpg in flat country. Will re-post later.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By LimeyRich
air and moisture in brake lines ?

Unfortunately on top of the weight and length problems our motorhomes present. They seem to be very prevalent to moisture and air in the brake lines. Apparently brake fluid should be changed...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
More pics of my project.

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Center support snapring in the wrong, but factory, position. All the transmission rebuilders caution about installing the snapring in this 9 o'clock position as there are no case webs...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
More internal 4L80e parts

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disassembled input shaft with overrun clutch (overdrive), and spring retainer before I ruined it.:sad:

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closeup of used clutch facing, no signs of wear at all.

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valve body...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
repeat post, part 2. pics only

Ok rest of the pics that go with my previous post.

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Clutch drum , showing steels and paper facings, and the spring retainer that I crushed out of shape by using the wrong spring compressing...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
1988 345, 4L80e swap and rebuild pics. HD donor truck.

Here are some of my 4L80e teardown and reassembly pictures I promised (sorry I am slow, but that's just the way it is for me now).
A slight segue follows.
As I have said before, my 4L80e comes from...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Wife says it is because I am too slow at writing...

Wife says it is because I am too slow at writing text, and the site times out.
Thanks for the hint 92landyacht. I will try again.
All the best. Rich
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
:angry: When I can figure out why my pictures...

:angry: When I can figure out why my pictures don't load i will redo this. Bah humbug!!!! ( more or less)...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
4L80e rebuild pictures, HD donor trucks, 1988 345LE.

Here are some of my 4L80e teardown and reassembly pictures I promised (sorry I am slow, but that's just the way it is for me now).:(
A slight segue follows.
As I have said before, my 4L80e comes...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Just checking in

Mel, the last time I was inside a hydramatic it was from an old Pontiac , and I am pretty sure I was still in my teens, and I was helping my brother-in-law. He had been an F-101 Voodoo mechanic, so...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,169
Posted By LimeyRich
Gear Vendors vs 4L80e

Although finally nearing the end stages of a TH400 to 4L80e swap in order to get that overdrive 4th in my '88 345. I would have to say that having a Gear Vendors over/underdrive installed is more...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-13-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Latest 4L80E pictures

These Pics are high def, and I used a tripod, so click and view the larger versions.

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4l80e on transmission jack, showing brake hub without drum. 6yr old 120V Impact wrench, best $45.00 (I...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-12-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
4L80e in rebuild stage, finally!

Hi Guys: Hope everyone is doing well. I am feeling pretty good at the moment, and I am finally able to make some progress with the transmission refresh.
Last week I lifted the 4L80 into a position...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-03-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
4l80e for sale

If that 4l80e is for sale for less than $400 and you know the owner, Snap it up!
Brad is absolutely right about the tailpieces they are completely interchangeable. Just pull the bolts, use a new...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,153
Posted By LimeyRich
Glenns mod, modded for a 345 coach.

I am pretty well convinced that Glenn has been on track with his air cleaner mod. Furthermore he has been running it for a few years now.:clap:
Glenn's air cleaner is simple to build, and simple to...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-31-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,153
Posted By LimeyRich
Air cleaner mods

Good useful thread guys! Glad to see it resurrected. Thanks for reposting those pics Glen.
I am temporarily running a 14"x4" spectre high flow air cleaner on top of my Holley 650cfm 4150, that...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Speedometer and 4L80e

Hi All. Hope everyone had a really great holiday!
Thanks Brad And Mel.
I am also feeling better physically, my dizziness is decreasing now, and hopefully migraines will be further apart for a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
1996 4L80e emergency brake installed in 1988 345

Hi all:
Things are now going very slowwwly here. My bloody positional dizziness has been flaring up recently, which makes it very bloody unpleasant to be on my back with my bloody head tipped...
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 158,559
Posted By LimeyRich
Last but not least!

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Jet the faithful, defender of the house! Part Lab, and who knows what, (from the pound), 62 lbs of muscle and energy. He loves riding in the Airstream or the truck, and he loves his Saluki...
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 158,559
Posted By LimeyRich
At the show in our finery, and at home, a little more relaxed!

As you can probably guess we share our lives with a couple of "show Salukis".
Notice i did not say own.
Just who owns, and who serves who, is still being debated.
I think I am losing:sad:
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By LimeyRich
SteveH ssshhhhh..

LOL .You aren't supposed to say that Steve. Since "they" have decided that leaving water or food is aiding and abetting:blink:. But, I figure that anyone desperate, or greedy ,or crazy enough to be...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,410
Posted By LimeyRich
Argosy Springs

Brad:
What I was saying is that Argosy probably got their "uprated" springs specially made from a small spring business. At least until the late 80's Columbus Ohio had a custom spring making shop...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-10-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,410
Posted By LimeyRich
Spring Shop?

That sounds like a personal problem:blink:. I can't help with that,
I have too many of my own! :confused:
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,201
Posted By LimeyRich
Where do they sleep?

You can't tell from the way they appear, but, as both Chloe and Callie are sofa and bed killers, in their crates!
With the crates strapped, and seat belted, to the front sofa. Loose is just too...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,410
Posted By LimeyRich
Suspension confusion

:blink: LOL. Yep Brad, there's plenty of mystery in these Airstreams/Argosys!
While agreeing with Smartstream, I would like to add to his answer, and present a slightly different scenario;
Are...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,547
Posted By LimeyRich
Keyair and Airstreams

Yes Jenni, Keyair is really a major help to any and everyone on these forums!
Keyair and some of the other guys have saved me hours and days of work and indecision since I bought my 345 in 2007.
...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,547
Posted By LimeyRich
Lightbulb Emissions

Jenniflow:
..

I strongly suspect that Keyair, (like the good lad he is) is trying to lead you to water, and save you some agro.
In other words, find out if those air pumps, (or pump,) are...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-30-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By LimeyRich
345 Badge

Be careful! Good luck finding a new 345 badge if you damage or lose one. Been looking since 2007 have not found any.:sad:
All the best. Cheers! Rich.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-30-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,524
Posted By LimeyRich
Thumbs down Choctawmel's 454 build, and the Feds attack on his camshaft.

There is one more component to building and/or maintaining our 454s that does not obviously jump out into our consciousness.
Remember the bounty on removing V8 blocks from consumer use? Especially...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 25,524
Posted By LimeyRich
454 from Car Craft mag

Hey Keyair, great find! I would vote for the Summitt 1300(or similar) cam for our use, very similar but enhanced torque starts at 1000RPM, cam tops out at 4500RPM. That"s right about the max RPM we...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-29-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Thumbs up 3pc transmission crossmember and mount test fitted.

It fits! It bears the weight of the 4l80e! It's UGLY! :D
I pronounce the test fit a qualified success. All bolts are where they should be, the mount is in place, driveshaft was aligned properly (...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-27-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By LimeyRich
Part number for Master cylinder

First do a complete search of the Posts in this section,if you must have the part #. Someone must have posted it in here.
I do not have the part #, but NAPA, and Advance Auto Parts carry these...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
4L80e Shift Indicator pics.

I took several pics.
I have minor eyesight problems with parallax error at close range, so sometimes a picture shows me what is actually there,and where!
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3rd or straight drive.

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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-26-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,186
Posted By LimeyRich
Like clancy boy said remember to retighten the...

Like clancy boy said remember to retighten the belts once they have had a short running in period. Yeah I knew which belt it was, for some reason my alternator belt is the one that does that. It...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
PRNO321 shift indicator for 4L80e installed

It showed up this afternoon and I was so pleased I ran out and installed it right away! With just a little massaging with a coarse half round file it fit nice and tightly into the original housing....
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-26-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,186
Posted By LimeyRich
Under the doghouse

I hate being in the doghouse!
Nice twist on that belt Brad.
My 454 seems to do that too, right at the end of the belts life, except it's always the alternator belt. :huh:
All the best. Rich
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Shift indicators ( bezels ), and xmembers.

I hope everyone had a grand Thanksgiving celebration. I just ended up taking another four day layabout, and let the rain and wet clear out.

.

Brad it certainly looks like it would. I have...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-14-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
Quiet week

Taking a break from under the Airstream, overdid it a bit over the weekend. Monday was ok, but yesterday,and today, I am just whipped.
Plus it has been a little rainy and cold here.
Parts are...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By LimeyRich
Airstreams in the country

You lads are bloody dedicated running Airstreams in old blighty. I don't think I would be able to breath driving my 345 on an English road. Filling up must be quite a challenge too!
Good luck with...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,640
Posted By LimeyRich
Thumbs up Great setup!

That is really nice work Brad! It's so good I can even forgive you and your wife for racing Spitfires, instead of big Triumphs!:) Anyway the
D production/D modified cars were completely outclassed...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-12-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 22,883
Posted By LimeyRich
The throw on mine looks to be right where it...

The throw on mine looks to be right where it should be for the 4L80, the TH400 shift bezel lettering pattern just doesn't cut it though
The really good news is that I should be able to get the...
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