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Old 05-10-2019, 08:57 PM   #521
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Spec from Supper steer: 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 from new bump stop to upper control arm. With my supper steer springs, right at 2 1/2 with no air bags!
Thank you!!
I'll crawl under and measure mine

Also, are there any good tricks to get the new bump stops in?
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:09 PM   #522
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They are a pain! Soap up the bump stop and slot. I used a small screw driver to help get the ears in. Need to blunt the end so you don't year the rubber. I did mine on the bench, and still fought it! Supersteer have some that bolt in but when I had it apart, they were out of stock.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:11 PM   #523
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Tear the rubber
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:33 AM   #524
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They are a pain! Soap up the bump stop and slot. I used a small screw driver to help get the ears in. Need to blunt the end so you don't year the rubber. I did mine on the bench, and still fought it! Supersteer have some that bolt in but when I had it apart, they were out of stock.
Thanks!

I'll give the soap a try. I was hoping there was some magic trick, I spent 20 minutes under there with a screw driver and got nowhere, hardest part of the job
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:35 AM   #525
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Congratulations on your 'new to you' 310. It sounds like you have one nice rig.

I am also a 1983 '310' owner.

Post photos on your progress.

....Russell
Thanks!

Looks like you might have landed on the first page of my thread, note that there are about 500 posts here, with about a years worth of pictures

Yours is a sharp looking 310 as well!
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:05 PM   #526
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Hey Rob, looks like SS has the lower stops in stock again. Here is the part number and description. $22.00 ea.

SS18118 LOWER CONTROL ARM REBOUND BUMPER
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:26 AM   #527
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Hey Rob, when you get to the point of getting it aligned, there is a top notch shop not too far away from you called Burke Spring in Tilton Il down by Danville. I know it's a bit of a drive for you but it may be well worth it. From what Ive been told, these older P30s are a real pain to get a correct alignment. The guys at Burke really take their time to get it right. The owner is a Motorhome owner and knows what he's doing. Just had mine done before this trip. They are also very reasonable on their pricing. I think they charged me $165 said and done. The previous shop I used did a horrible job, they supposedly specialized in large trucks, and charged $245. No hesitation in recommending Burke Spring, Google them up and see what you think. Real nice shop and easy to work with.
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Hey Rob, when you get to the point of getting it aligned, there is a top notch shop not too far away from you called Burke Spring in Tilton Il down by Danville. I know it's a bit of a drive for you but it may be well worth it. From what Ive been told, these older P30s are a real pain to get a correct alignment. The guys at Burke really take their time to get it right. The owner is a Motorhome owner and knows what he's doing. Just had mine done before this trip. They are also very reasonable on their pricing. I think they charged me $165 said and done. The previous shop I used did a horrible job, they supposedly specialized in large trucks, and charged $245. No hesitation in recommending Burke Spring, Google them up and see what you think. Real nice shop and easy to work with.
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Thanks a lot for the recommended Mike!
I really appreciate it, there's a local shop with a great owner that's right near my work, I was going to call first, but I'll definitely keep your recommendation in mind!
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:17 AM   #529
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Friday afternoon we're driving down to southern Indiana, first big road test

I'm looking around and can't find the temp gauge sender, anyone know where it is on these rigs?

Steer safe brackets on the way, may or may not get here in time. First time I've ever had to order anything via telephone, but they were friendly

Alignment appointment for Friday

Today I got the heater core and motor reinstalled, and got the headlights replaced with these
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L55PX7...p_mob_ap_share

The heater core and motor were both good fits, and they work great now. Unfortunately I have to clean up the existing plumbing, a too-small pipe bent in a rough U with double hose clamps, I have no idea how they got that to seal the first time

More info on the headlights coming in a future post
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My temp sender is on the side of the drivers side cylinder head. Donít get a cheap crap one from Autozone, etc. or you will be doing the job again.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #531
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My temp sender is on the side of the drivers side cylinder head. Donít get a cheap crap one from Autozone, etc. or you will be doing the job again.
Thanks!
Is it this thing?
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Is it this thing?
That's it.

Check to see if you have a sensor on the other head. If there is one there and it's not used you might try connecting to it to see if it works. Just a thought....

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Old 05-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #533
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That's it.

Check to see if you have a sensor on the other head. If there is one there and it's not used you might try connecting to it to see if it works. Just a thought....

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Thanks, will check!

Maybe the problem is that it's painted over with just a spade connector shoved over the painted surface
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #534
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If you're having trouble with the Amazon link for headlights, they're BICYACO model number 5823959790 part number XJX-1257
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It took me a few minutes to noodle through how to install the headlights, maybe I can save someone else some time.

For the top headlights, looking into the airstream connector, right is ground, bottom is high beam, left is low beam.

The adapters on top need wired as shown in the first picture. I thought they were kinda flimsy and took up space, so I used a small pointy thing to swap the pin positions around as shown in the second picture.

The bottom are used only for high beam, so I used the adapter and pulled out the unused low beam wire
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Lets try that link again, my phone was struggling

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L55PX7...p_mob_ap_share

Normally $160 for all 4 but I got a "used" returned set for $90
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:54 PM   #537
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So I'm right at about 1-1/2 on the driver's side and 1-3/4 on the passenger side... Hmm...

Sitting on not necessarily perfectly level gravel and I need to double check the airbag pressure

Other than the springs and front end weight, is there anything else to look at?
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So Friday I got it aligned and drove about 175 miles to brown county state park

Camping in southern Indiana with some family this weekend

Pleased to report it handles great and rides better than ever, according to the wife it's a night and day difference!
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Did you get a chance to use your new head lights?
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