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Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By litlgeezer
Not used it on my AS, but sounds like muratic...

Not used it on my AS, but sounds like muratic acid.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By litlgeezer
1979 Ambassador Curtains

Can anyone give me some tips on where to look for curtain track and curtain tabs to slide in the track rails. On my 1979 Ambassador I only need about 10' of bottom track to mate up with the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-28-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By litlgeezer
Protagonist, You may be right about the shim. ...

Protagonist, You may be right about the shim. As you see in the photos, I already had to fab some shims to take the new oversized disc pads that were sent to me. Hopefully, shimming the 'd' side...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-28-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By litlgeezer
Brake Caliper Puzzle

Can anyone suggest why these two housings are different. The 'secondary plate' is not parallel to the housing face in the second picture. Is the housing in the second picture a manufacturing fluke...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-22-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Excella CM, can you be a little more specific...

Excella CM, can you be a little more specific please?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-21-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
After installing the discs and re-assembling...

After installing the discs and re-assembling everything, I discovered that the controller on the F250 was possibly bad. So, I purchase another one and things started looking up. I actually had...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,581
Posted By litlgeezer
Here in Louisiana, I have a Duo-Therm unit on top...

Here in Louisiana, I have a Duo-Therm unit on top of my 1979 28' Ambassador, but not sure of the size. Last summer I could only keep the temp about 15 deg. below ambient. On 100 deg weekends, not...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-04-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Don't want to leave this thread hanging - wheels...

Don't want to leave this thread hanging - wheels are back on the ground as of yesterday evening. Three months of searching for parts and re-furbishing the old brakes was not a job I want to tackle...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-31-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
I fabricated some shims from 1/8" AL flat bar. ...

I fabricated some shims from 1/8" AL flat bar. Have put two on and looking good so far. Now, for the other two wheels, I am cleaning up the pistons and putting in new seals. When I got to the step...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-28-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Thanks GCinSC2. Today, after considering the...

Thanks GCinSC2. Today, after considering the problem, I am going to try to cut some 1/4" thick replicas out of some scrap flat plexiglass and see if that will hold up. If that does not do the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Today I had an opportunity to begin the...

Today I had an opportunity to begin the installation of the new pads for my AUSCO brake calipers. I cannot get the second pad to fit into its space next to the rotor. I made sure the piston was...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-15-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By litlgeezer
This must be quiet a large mirror?

This must be quiet a large mirror?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-11-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Andy, The Dexter actuator appears to be...

Andy,

The Dexter actuator appears to be working fine even though I may have had some problem with the brake controller / actuator coordination. However, I'll work through this issue once I get...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-10-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Thanks Overlander. I've tried to do some...

Thanks Overlander.

I've tried to do some reading about the Kodiak conversion. No brake places around this town seems to have any information to offer about Kodiak. My fear was that I would order...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-09-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Andy, What's the latest word on the brake pads ?

Andy, What's the latest word on the brake pads ?
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-29-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By litlgeezer
TV to speakers

A PO of our 1979 28' Ambassador removed a corner cabinet, I assume to have more room in the small den area up front. Wires from a hole in the wall where the cabinet was were cut very short and...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-26-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
I am wondering now, if I am going to be forced to...

I am wondering now, if I am going to be forced to abandon the existing Dexter actuator and hydraulic accessories and revert to electric brakes. I have exhausted all local brake shops, and apparently...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-20-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,328
Posted By litlgeezer
One thing I did to assist in cutting down on the...

One thing I did to assist in cutting down on the heat was to fabricate insulation pieces for the Vista windows out of 1/2 inch foam board. It's thin enough to allow the pull down shade to slide over...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-20-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By litlgeezer
I can relate to your problem well. A PO of my...

I can relate to your problem well. A PO of my camper had apparently placed his knees near the AC while doing something and I have two indentions right in front of the AC that puddle when it rains....
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By litlgeezer
Removing a classified ad

Will someone let me know how to remove a classified ads. I have sold one of two trailers and I can't find a way to remove the listing.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-16-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Andy, Yes, I found the label Ausco. I will...

Andy, Yes, I found the label Ausco. I will probably need to replace rubber boot and rings in each of four calipers. Also, want to put new disc pads on. I probably should replace the flex brake...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-11-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By litlgeezer
I wish it were that easy :) It's the interior...

I wish it were that easy :)
It's the interior shroud that I need to remove so that I can get to the lenghthy bolts to release the unit from the roof. The small electrical box seems to be what's...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-10-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By litlgeezer
Saltrm1, Did you ever learn a trick to remove...

Saltrm1,
Did you ever learn a trick to remove the AC shroud? Or, how to remove the header?
I have a 79 Ambassador and need to lift the AC off the roof, but I too can't see how to get into the unit...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
I guess you haven't moved to Texas yet. How can...

I guess you haven't moved to Texas yet. How can I tell who is the mgf of the brakes (or what type)? Are they labeled somewhere? I assume brake parts are listed on your website, but don't have...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-31-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
For some reason, I think Kodiak. Appeared to...

For some reason, I think Kodiak. Appeared to dragging on the side away from the piston, according to the position of the pads when I first removed the wheel.

Sorry, but I haven't yet learned how...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-31-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By litlgeezer
Dragging brake pads

Electric over hydraulic brakes are dragging. Today, I removed one of the wheel's pads. My 'help' pressed the brake pedal and the piston did not move. However, when she operated the slide on my...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-31-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By litlgeezer
Gc, You're right, I shouldn't have high-jacked...

Gc, You're right, I shouldn't have high-jacked JornVango's thread. I thought my questions were related and both would benefit. I'm still not very proficient with internet forum methods. I'll...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By litlgeezer
Dexter actuator over hydraulic discs. I removed...

Dexter actuator over hydraulic discs. I removed one of the two wheels that was a little hot and noticed that the outer pad was about 1/3 thicker than the inner one (from previous wear). The outer...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-30-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By litlgeezer
Andy, Just finished up swapping axles between...

Andy, Just finished up swapping axles between two AS. I had traded out my new axles w/ electric brakes onto my Ambassador with hydraulic discs. (New axles, old drums, calipers)

Today I took the...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 03-30-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,234
Posted By litlgeezer
Litlgeezer :: 1979 Airstream Ambassador

Litlgeezer :: 1979 Airstream Ambassador (2013-03-30 11:04:10)
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By litlgeezer
Thanks, some good thoughts.

Thanks, some good thoughts.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-08-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By litlgeezer
Airstream as a rental

I am considering parking my 1972 31' Sovereign near our house, supplying power and city sewage, and renting it due to trouble I am having in re-selling it. It has been re-furbished, only lacks the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-10-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,017
Posted By litlgeezer
Those look very nice. Thanks for the...

Those look very nice. Thanks for the construction tip. I need some window covers.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-12-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By litlgeezer
Friends, Just an update to end this thread. ...

Friends,

Just an update to end this thread. Thanks for the several comments / suggestions. After removing the exterior shroud, I took off the upper plastic housing and found the drip pan. After...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 11-11-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By litlgeezer
My wife has a 2004 Nissan Maruno 6 cylinder. I...

My wife has a 2004 Nissan Maruno 6 cylinder. I wonder if it could handle our 79 Ambassador 28' footer?
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 11-09-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By litlgeezer
A couple months ago I too took on the daunting...

A couple months ago I too took on the daunting axle replacement job on the '72 Sovereign. Removing the old axles was a chore, but installing the new ones was a breeze.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By litlgeezer
Thanks for your good tips Sir.

Thanks for your good tips Sir.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By litlgeezer
Appreciate all the input so far. I too, believe...

Appreciate all the input so far. I too, believe that lifting the unit up and improving the foundation would be the best option. However, can anyone give me a hint as to how much trouble I am going...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-08-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By litlgeezer
Roof leak around Airconditioner

Folks,

When the humidity is high and the AC is running, water runs back into my coach. It ponds on forward side of the AC in this area. Some PO evidently knelt down here put in a nasty dent. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-28-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By litlgeezer
Door profile - '79 Ambassador

The top of the door of my 79 Ambassador doesn't close tight to the frame as does the bottom. I'm not convinced that replacing the door seal will correct the problem. Has anyone else experienced...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-14-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By litlgeezer
Andy, I should have been a little more...

Andy,

I should have been a little more specific, it's the Interior Shroud (houses the filters) that I am trying to drop from the AC unit. It doesn't want to slide out from between the top of the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By litlgeezer
AC Shroud Removal

I have a 79 Ambassador and I yesterday I noticed water dripping from bottom of AC. I've had this unit for about a month and have run the AC before and not notice any dripping. The only change that...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-19-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By litlgeezer
Update! After receiving the new axles from Andy...

Update!
After receiving the new axles from Andy R. they were very simple to install this past weekend. Some serious aches and pains the following day, but that was expected.
Thanks to everyone's...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 09-18-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,996
Posted By litlgeezer
Hello! This appears to be similar to the drama...

Hello!
This appears to be similar to the drama I got into last October. Good luck.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-16-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By litlgeezer
I can't tell you where the wires disappear to,...

I can't tell you where the wires disappear to, but I did have a similar problem and someone kindly wrote that I should check my main fuse holder near the Univolt. I had already checked the fuse and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-12-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By litlgeezer
You may consider a well built air mattress that...

You may consider a well built air mattress that can be stored when they aren't traveling with you.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By litlgeezer
I leaning towards the same conclusion. Thanks

I leaning towards the same conclusion. Thanks
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,042
Posted By litlgeezer
Apologize for dropping off the radar about the...

Apologize for dropping off the radar about the furnace. Haven't tackled it yet - summertime. I did install a new Olympian catalytic heater and it worked well for the 'cool' winter nights here in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-24-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By litlgeezer
2006 Dakota

My father-in-law passed away recently and his kids are wanting to sell his 2006 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab V8 Magnum 2wd (74,000 miles). I presently have a 2000 Ford F250 4WD 7.0 diesel that was used...
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