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Old 04-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #281
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Funnily enough, my middle name is derived from the undead warriors from Norse mythology. True story.

Bob - I was simply saying that I admire you work and coach so much that I might buy it if you pegged out. Very slowly, I am familiarising you all with English sayings and humour, although I am not particularly good at conveying it....


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Old 04-14-2017, 09:04 AM   #282
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Pegged out = copped out = six feet under = toast. All English (UK) metaphors for being dead and buried.....btw I didn't mean it literally; it was said in jest.


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Old 04-14-2017, 05:33 PM   #283
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Well...I definitely know that I will not be the last owner of the 325LE or the 370LE or the 396XL or the 34' Classic Limited S/O....but whoever gets them will not have to do a thing but enjoy them. Enough said. The Kool-O-Matic shroud is back on and tomorrow's going to be a full day, Lance, you'll be interested to see I'm going to install the shower door in the new opening outside of the Airstream to save time as I am still waiting on the shower unit to be done. Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 04-15-2017, 06:19 AM   #284
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Are you going with white FRP in the shower?
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:24 AM   #285
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Yup, going to experiment with contact adhesive, and construction adhesive today.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:41 AM   #286
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That's a really good idea to use FRP in the shower Bob. Ive not seen anybody do it and I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't work out really well. Smart application. I don't like working with the stuff but its durability, finish, easy cleaning, mold resistance, flexibility for the curve should be well worth the effort. Sure will brighten up the shower!!! Looking forward to the finished product......bet you are too
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:06 AM   #287
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Yeah Mike, I've fabricated about 8 clamps to hold the FRP to the curved ceiling while the adhesive is drying so I don,t have to hold it for 24 hours while it is drying. Having the doorway out of the way makes it easier to fasten the clamps to the hallway floor to create pressure (upwards) to hold the FRP in place while the contact adhesive is drying. I think you all will like the LED frosted strip lighting I have picked out to use. Regards, Bob
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:20 AM   #288
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Clamps are our friends
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:56 AM   #289
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I finished up a little after midnight last night....still a no go on the start up, you know , you pray for no leaks when you fill the cooling system with anti-freeze that you previously have completely removed and replaced about 40 clamps, 70 feet of heater hose, custom made radiator hoses, new radiator...need I go on. Only to discover that I drilled right into the new rear heater hoses servicing the the rear water heater/aux heater.....dammmmmmmmm. Also the clamp underneath the thermostat housing on the ford 460 which is impossible to get to unless you remove everything. Well, I took care of that one because it was the hardest, and I was so tired I didn't even use the "F" word. Ignition wires are all on, wiring harness is secured to the inner bulkhead so that there is now 1 1/2" of clearance between the A/C compressor and it. Dam everything is so close on the 370LE, anybody that has one surely understands this, much more time consuming than the 325LE. I know it's Easter but my shower guy is coming over this morning for a trial fit of the new shower base....Happy Easter to all, Regards, Bob
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:44 PM   #290
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Finished the Lapp application on the Kool-O-Matic shroud screws that hold it in place on the roof and replaced the original solar dome dome cover in the rear over the bed in the bedroom. Cleaned up the shop and washed all the anti freeze off the floor so I can start a new mess this week. I think Debbie burned my clothes in the burn barrel today after my dance with the anti freeze last night. Tonight I am going to connect the 110 AC to the new Penguin AC units, run the control wiring to the new thermostat and run the cables to the new remote temperature sensors.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:48 PM   #291
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:01 PM   #292
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So I sit here looking at this new Detroit Diesel engine and ask myself .....Self , should you retire today and put this engine in your 370LE or should I stay working and put in my work truck ????? Hmm....I think I need a drink ! Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:34 PM   #293
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:11 PM   #294
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Come on Bob, put it in the 370!
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:12 AM   #295
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Bob,

That's crazy talk..... unless you can have it done by Memorial Day...... which almost seems possible for you!
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:45 AM   #296
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I got sidetracked over the last 2 weeks....but I now have a positive note..... I now have a donor engine for the 370LE. I got 28 years out of this Detroit 8.2 Litre engine and it will be a perfect fit. Just finished the swap yesterday of the brand new engine into my work truck....thanks to my good friends in the heartland of America for providing me with a quality unit, Jasper engines came through a built me exactly what I wanted. There is no other company that could provide this level of quality service. Even the local factory authorized service center (Atlantic Detroit diesel) in Albany New York, was of absolutely no help at all....told me everything was discontinued and that I should think about getting a new truck. Regards, Bob
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:38 PM   #298
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Got the 370LE running today,brought it up to temp, all the belts stayed on. temperature holds at about 190-200. The aux fans work...rear aux heater core may be plugged, will investigate that later, tonight I would like to get the new kitchen faucet/sprayer/soap dispenser installed and finish running all the wiring to the furnaces and air conditioners.Next weekend I really have to start cranking on the shower, that's about the last thing that is holding me up. Regards, Bob
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:40 PM   #299
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Well Bob, with a new engine in the truck you won't have to think about retiring for at least 25 years. (28 might be pushing it).
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