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Old 08-17-2018, 01:15 PM   #261
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Wool pads showed up, so i messed around for half an hour

Rolite costs half as much as nuvite, and seems to be working ok

Downside, the citrus scent drew a SWARM of sweat bees

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Old 09-05-2018, 08:09 AM   #262
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Yesterday, I cleaned the airstream
Not my most impressive feat, but all I had energy for, been knocked down by some sinus bug for 4 days, and there was 2 weeks of house/dog sitting prior to that, and a final, and a list of other setbacks a mile long.


Anyway, I have 2 weeks to get the airstream ready for the trip to pennwood! Updates to come!
I abandoned the pipe dream of getting it polished by then but I plan to get the shower done, kitchen put back together, and finally cross off some of the minor repairs/upgrades I've been planning

I have a month off school, and plan to make the most of the extra free time
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:24 AM   #263
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Last night I made progress on the shower, the supports airstream originally used for that wooden stand were about 5-7mm too short in the front, so it didn't sit flat, so I remade those and added some in the middle. The rest of the wood was surprisingly solid and reusable, just a tad discolored where it got wet, so that saved time.


The drain repair holds water, and rather than spend another 100 hours messing with ABS/MEK, I'm going a slightly different route

I'm currently epoxying the bottom of the shower pan to the wooden support, and tonight I will do an epoxy pour around the drain area... Should eliminate any flexing of the repair!
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:49 PM   #264
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3 tubes of marine epoxy worked well!
Don't think that's gonna leak anytime soon
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:18 PM   #265
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:34 PM   #266
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Epoxy the corners back together

Put some insulation in while I'm in there

And a lot of trepro sealant and some marine epoxy to hold the back wall on. I went all in, if this ever has to come out again it's not going back in

I guess our Ptraps are made of an unobtanium antique plumbing setup, everything I could find today had the wrong gender threads, so I reused the original. I can't get it to stop leaking a bit, are you supposed to use Teflon tape on ABS pipe thread?


Also finally got a trim kit that works, third time's the charm, it's a crap cheap off brand but it will do for today

Cut a pex pipe too short, called it a night, will pick it up in the morning
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:41 PM   #267
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Done!
Inside the shower at least, leaving the pantry and underneath open for a couple days to check for leaks

Took a 20 minute shower to celebrate, no leaks so far!!

Other than the fact that the caulk on the back wall is white and the rest of the new stuff is clear, you can't even tell I was in there!

The floor feels much more solid than before, very happy with how this turned out. Would like to re-caulk in white, or a better trim kit, but i think I'll just be happy with how it is for now

That was a fun 24 hours of work this weekend. Now for some beer and relaxing. The wife mandated that I knock off the manual labor before I make myself sick again, no argument here!
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:25 PM   #268
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:46 PM   #269
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Just got a quote out to Warmly Yours for this floor plan, we will see what they come back with!

If anyone wants a rough sketch of the 310 floor plan, it's attached.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:39 PM   #270
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Spent a couple (dozen) minutes playing around in cad, started mocking up where I think the wood stove could go
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:41 PM   #271
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Helps if I wait for the attachment to load
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:04 AM   #272
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And just like that, pantry back together. Went back together in about 4 hours, way faster than it came apart. Can't tell by looking but it's put back together sturdier than it was from the factory. (As in I actually installed all the rivets)


Toilet bowl wax stopped the abs ptrap leak, so i sealed that up with the "great stuff" fire resistant foam.

Running some tests with it, considering using it to insulate the whole underside
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:59 PM   #273
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Ordered a replacement vent fan for the shower https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #274
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While I was trying to figure out how to change the oil in the GV OD (Still need to get around to calling them for a manual) I noticed I'm losing a retaining pin on the parking brake.

Made a halfhearted attempt to pull the drum off tonight but the propshaft wouldn't budge, guess I need to drop a couple of the pillow blocks to get the wiggle room?
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:26 AM   #275
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Yesterday I got the driveshaft off and got into the brake, found the problem pretty quick, whoever was in there last broke a c clip and i guess just decided it wasn't necessary

So a trip to the hardware store and the brake is back together and works now! If anyone actually looked at those pictures, I'm aware, I need new shoes!! My old ones are all messed up where i step on the heels because I'm too lazy to tie them
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:29 AM   #276
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In other news, i found this 12v wire, or what's left of it anyway need to look into that today

Also my replacement vent fan showed up, 5 minute replacement works like a charm!
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Curious as to why you would need new shoes on the parking brake?
Normally the only time they get friction is when parked, (if you even use the parking brake) I usually only use mine when I am doing maintenance underneath
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:59 AM   #278
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If you compare the left to the right in that picture, you'll see the left looks fine, but the right is completely missing pad and worn to bare metal at the bottom.

I would like to replace it, my standards aren't high for a parking brake shoe, but having pad seems like it's probably a good idea.

I say that, but who knows when I'll ever get around to it
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:33 AM   #279
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Made it back from Penn Wood problem free, another 700 miles on the 454

Cold enough to turn the heat on on the way home, which reminded me I need a heater core

My belt squeal over 3k rpm had been silenced since sanding the pulleys this spring, but it came back on the way home with some of those hill pulls. I also could barely hear it at low speeds. Hopefully another sanding and some belt conditioner will help out.

Hopefully I'll be implementing the things learned at the meetup here soon
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My belt squeal over 3k rpm had been silenced since sanding the pulleys this spring, but it came back on the way home with some of those hill pulls. I also could barely hear it at low speeds. Hopefully another sanding and some belt conditioner will help out.
Check your alternator pulley, My belts would squeal and slip under high amps.

The reason was because someone (we wont say who here ) swapped the original alternator and did not swap the pulley.
Most alternators come with a pulley designed for a different belt width than what the P30 uses.
I ended up going to a alternator specialist to get the proper pulley and no more problems.
Also all that belt slippage adds more heat to the front alternator bearing and rotor, making it die faster than it should.
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