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Old 02-08-2015, 06:33 PM   #21
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So I lost about 1/2 of my 30lb. R-12 freon tank due to a faulty CHINESEIUM valve on the disposable cylinder and yes, it was shut off. Needless to say I found the bad heater control valve cable and repaired it...a new one is impossible to find. To my amazement after charging approximately 3 1/2 lbs. of R-12 the AC system works incredibly well. I took the cover off the interior heater core/evaporator core housing and cleaned that area up. With the climate control vacuum lines now all repaired everything appears to be in working order. I adjusted the base idle mixture screws at set the ignition timing to spec. All factory spark plug wire holders are now new and installed. I greased the front end and the tires are back on. Next weekend I will pull it out of the shop, turn it around Nd start on the rear end. I am also going to replace the rear main oil seal in April. It appears to be a two piece seal which requires removal of the oil pan.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-08-2015, 07:02 PM   #22
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Looks good ,I remember rebuilding two to three carburetors a day use to love doing those quadrajet carbs they were the easiest to rebuild. Only thing you might consider replacing is your inline fuel filter clamps they don't look like fuel line clamps as they can eventually cut the fuel line and lead to leaks, the fuel line clamps have a rolled edge.

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:23 AM   #23
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Yeah, Thanks Don, unfortunitly the fuel line is 1/2" and they don't make those rolled edge or as we call T-Bone clamps in that large of a size, being that the fuel filter is on the suction side with the exception of the factory 3 PSI fuel pump in the rear I don"t think we will have a problem there Got the under couch heater duct work all finished last night as well. And what about that doorbell ??? Can that be replaced with a regular one from a house??? Before I put the drawer back in under the couch I'm going to do some research on that. And last, but not least replaced the stove/oven vent as well !
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:24 AM   #24
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:44 AM   #25
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I planned on doing the tag axle shocks and rear brakes as well, but I did not expect to find the magnet wires broken...going to go with complete new self-adjusting ones. Also starting to replace all window gaskets and seals. Finished up the bathroom plumbing and sink as well. I am really hoping to make it to Colorado for the MOTORHOME get together but I think I am not going to be ready in time. I already have started a project list for next year...rebuild battery box, all slide out storage compartments, and full body strip/repaint.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-25-2015, 05:49 PM   #26
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OK, a little help needed...looking for a source to purchase rear suspension air bags (Firestone) ???
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:24 PM   #27
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:09 PM   #28
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Fantastic work and write up so far. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:11 PM   #29
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OK, a little help needed...looking for a source to purchase rear suspension air bags (Firestone) ???

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:04 AM   #30
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Anybody ever change their front coil spring air bags ??? The directions that come with them are really good for a fire starter ! LOL, just finished them last night. Also got the tag axle brakes done as well as the new polished brass pop-up shower drain. Waiting on Inland supply to furnish all new window gaskets....getting down to the nitty gritty now on the 2014-2015 list, will do the rear main seal and the rear air bags when i get the coach on the lift in April.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:45 AM   #31
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:07 PM   #32
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Finished the front coil spring air bags and new air lines. Finished the new polished brass pop-up shower drain and trap. All new tag axle brakes and shocks on. Finished generator wiring so I can unplug in the generator compartment and run a 50 amp cord into it if I'm at a campground that had 50 amp service. If not, new 30 amp power cord reel will work. Just need to figure out how the generator powers the rear AC automatically, so far I can only get the front or rear to work by using the switch in the overhead panel. The airstream owners manual says that the rear AC works automatically when the generator is running. I will finish up the new TV and RG6 cable installation now. Waiting for all new window felts/wipers, and seals from Inland RV.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-08-2015, 09:25 PM   #33
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You have a month and a half. Plenty of time to get her in 'functional' condition. Just think how neat it would be to get all the motor homes lined up and get pictures taken. :-D
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:38 PM   #34
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Did you take the front springs out of the MH to install the air bags?
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:45 PM   #35
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So I finished replacing the two solar dome covers on Sunday as well as running all new RG6 and HDMI cables fore and aft. Still waiting on Inland for the million feet of Fuzzy (Schlegel) ??? And related seals for the 10 windows that need to be done. I will definitely not make the April trip to Colorado...went to school in Durango, would love to travel back there someday. I am hoping to do a performance run late April as a shakedown cruise. Going to remove the in-motion satellite from the 390XL and put it on the 325LE this weekend.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-19-2015, 05:49 PM   #36
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By the way, I am looking to replace the amber front parking light lenses under the headlights. Can anybody help me with a vendor ???
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #37
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By the way, I am looking to replace the amber front parking light lenses under the headlights. Can anybody help me with a vendor ???

They are from Chevy pickups of same era. You can find them on such sites as lmctruck.com


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Old 03-21-2015, 02:43 PM   #38
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The GM Part # is 5959160 4. I took mine to two different GM dealers and the parts counter guys both assured me that that was not a GM part. I finally found one on e-bay and later found that I could get all I wanted from GM Parts Direct.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:31 AM   #39
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alright, so my window suppliescame from Inland, it took me 2 hours to get the first sliding window apart...a little help needed here. the tiny phillip head screws break easy, the ones that hold the fixed forward one in place. they will be replaced with stainless ones. my question is that it is impossible to remove the fuzzy schengel without removal of the fixed window. now that the window has been removed i noticed that the fuzzy schengel does not go all the way around the window, it stops about 12" from the bottom on the right vertical support and also does not extend past the forward weep hole cover on the horizontal bottom support. anybody that has replaced them will know what I am trying to discribe. also noe the screen or the sliding window will not clear the tracks to be removed, I beleive this is due to the hard plastic grey tracks that the window and screen slide on...they are held in by rivets one on either side.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:32 AM   #40
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I will post pictures of the windows over the weekend.
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