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Old 02-03-2018, 03:51 PM   #21
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We are gonna show up on your guys doorstep without notice....
Hmm, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned mowing.....
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:18 PM   #22
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Herrrrrrre's Mikey!!!!

Getting close to having her back together. Trans cooler and mounting frame went back in today......grill and hood next.

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Here is that little coolant preheater on the left vertical rail. I hope this little sucker works well. Ive tested it over the past couple days and it's doing what it's supposed to. I think I still have some air in the system so I didn't run it for more that 15-20 mins. Ill take the rig out again in the next couple days and give it a good run without the cap on the radiator and see if my coolant drops at all.

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Old 02-03-2018, 04:25 PM   #23
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All be darned, I have to retract my statement about your radiator being the easy one to replace

Your coach has the vertical radiator like the Argosies. What works in your favor on the 77 and later coaches is the fact you can remove your front grille. On the 74-76 Argosies you can't so the radiator has to come out the bottom.

Oh well, live and learn
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #24
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All be darned, I have to retract my statement about your radiator being the easy one to replace

Your coach has the vertical radiator like the Argosies. What works in your favor on the 77 and later coaches is the fact you can remove your front grille. On the 74-76 Argosies you can't so the radiator has to come out the bottom.

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Hehehehe...I thought you were just joking with me!!!!! Yaaaaaaa, its that big honkin vertical radiator. Dear lord, the 74-76 had to come out the bottom! Ill stop complaining now. I tried installing the bottom and sides of the frame then tilting it forward and sliding the radiator into the frame. Couldn't get it tilted far enough forward at the top to do it. So I assembled the frame and radiator and slid it into place as one piece. That thing is heavy and awkward to get in there and line up the mounting holes to get the bolts started. I had stacked some boards under it before I took it out so it did have something to sit on when we put it back in. It's a pain, no getting around it. But she's like new now
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:05 PM   #25
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OK....you gave it away....who's your helper, as in "We" ???? Regards, Bob
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:29 PM   #26
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Yep I heard that we too, music to the ears of a true DIY guy.
But Sometimes overcoming a the challenge of figuring how to make it happen solo. Out weighs the challenges for having a helper and the distractions that can entail.

Mike tell us you are not testing Lynn's enthusiasm in such ways?
Ok honey just lay under there holding the rad up there, pretending you are at the gym. Ha. Doing the isometric bench press. Yep you almost got it honey, up just a little on the left, a little more and I'll get the bolt in there. Ha.

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Old 02-03-2018, 05:46 PM   #27
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She begged me to help! I gave in and abliged. I did it for her, you know, the whole equality thing and self esteem building. I'm just that kind of guy fellas, cutting edge dude.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:50 AM   #28
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She begged me to help! I gave in and abliged. I did it for her, you know, the whole equality thing and self esteem building. I'm just that kind of guy fellas, cutting edge dude.
Yeah......sure.....we believe you.....
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:25 AM   #29
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We started off with:

Coolant temps to thermostats, to cardboard, to auxilary heaters, to clear hose, to reinforced hose, to radiator caps, to retirement, to construction, to mowing grass, to dunes and sea oats, back to reinforced hoses, to home invasions, to radiator placement, and finally slave labour and sexual equality........in only two pages.

We as a group really don't suffer the effects of OCD, do we.

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:36 AM   #30
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we started off with:

Coolant temps to thermostats, to cardboard, to auxilary heaters, to clear hose, to reinforced hose, to radiator caps, to retirement, to construction, to mowing grass, to dunes and sea oats, back to reinforced hoses, to home invasions, to radiator placement, and finally slave labour and sexual equality........in only two pages.

We as a group really don't suffer the effects of ocd, do we.

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Old 02-05-2018, 05:39 AM   #31
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Hey me too, I'm told I'm a cutting edgy dude, just ask my ex.

But for sure I do try to contribute what I can to the free ranging thread drift, that we seem to specialize in here in the motorhome forum.

Nice seeing the front get buttoned up after going thru the front end of the engine, cooling system and its compartment, well done Mike!

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Old 02-05-2018, 07:21 AM   #32
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Trying to decipher what is under your hood. Is that an angle iron in front of the rad to prevent it from going in? If that's the case, I do not have that on mine. Asides from it being really heavy and I suppose awkward to lift my rad slide right in..... possibly another difference between these units from factory?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:52 AM   #33
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Swillv8, that's just a bolt on piece of angle that acts as the upper mount for the trans cooler. That picture shows the rather large trans cooler sitting in front of the radiator.
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