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Old 12-23-2020, 11:02 PM   #1021
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Another long airstream day, temps were in the 50s for likely the last time this season, dropping to the teens overnight. Ran around getting as much temp sensitive work done as possible.

Got the banana wraps and rear bumper area painted, cockpit window frames, bathroom window as well.

Trempro sealed roof fittings

Fiberglass fixed the spare tire cover

I had hoped to get the rest of the window frames painted but it's not worth waiting until March for the weather to warm again. Sharkhide and the rubber for the stripe both actually go on just fine or better in the cold. Might be doing some trempro work around the windows at campsites along the way.

Speaking of sharkhide, put it on the door and the front lower passenger corner. Having messed with it in summer and winter, I advise putting it on as cold as possible. It went on easy and adds a good sheen.

Went with plastidip for the stripe, I've used it on truck hubcaps 5 years ago that still look brand new. And if I ever decide I don't like it it peels off clean.
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Old 12-24-2020, 07:34 AM   #1022
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Sounds good if it don't let me know and I will send it to you. Don't want it to set on the shelf. If you know anybody else that can use it let me know. It is a 8" piece
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Old 12-24-2020, 08:02 AM   #1023
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Sounds good if it don't let me know and I will send it to you. Don't want it to set on the shelf. If you know anybody else that can use it let me know. It is a 8" piece

Bring it to Rally Oct11-17 2021, maybe you can trade it for a door lock or a 4l80E
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:49 PM   #1024
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Stabbed the new dizzy. Was confused for awhile, learned the timing tab on the bottom is for cylinder 5, the timing tab on the top which is invisible unless you know where to look is for cylinder 1
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:53 PM   #1025
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Bring it to Rally Oct11-17 2021, maybe you can trade it for a door lock or a 4l80E
Can I trade a door lock for a 4l80e? Seems fair
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:20 PM   #1026
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First test fit of everything including the harness routing. The "entertainment center" is long shot so I have no problem modifying it slightly in a somewhat ugly way, so I can easily see the ECU diagnostic lights. The whole center needs rebuilt eventually, paper thin ABS plastic and a brown sticker doesn't last forever.

Air cleaner barely rubs the 1" thick insulation on the dog house, same as the old air cleaner but now there is a 1" carb spacer so I'll take that for now. Cold air intake on the to do list eventually, I'll get it running first.
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:45 PM   #1027
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Just got this pretty cool soldering setup. My least favorite part of soldering is dealing with running an extension cord wherever I need it. This tiny pen is only 30w, so can run off an inverter on a lithium battery, and heats up in 10 seconds flat.

Not enough power for battery cables, but perfect for behind the dash and all the new turn signal lights.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:01 AM   #1028
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Can I trade a door lock for a 4l80e? Seems fair

Ok, just don't forget the door lock screws when you stop by here later in Jan.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:37 PM   #1029
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Switching out all the indicators with LED units
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Old 12-28-2020, 11:38 PM   #1030
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Those LEDs look nice! Please share where you got them and part# if you can. Thanks!


PS: one of my favorite things to do sitting in the MH at night is to turn on the walkway lights only, listen to Adele, Josh Groban, Il Divo and Dido and drink a nice bottle of wine! I've kept the original walkway lights because I like the "warm" color better then any LED.
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:06 AM   #1031
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Thanks Dean, I'm happy with the way they're looking

Alpinetech PL12M for the blank bulbs, PL12MS for ones with signal icons. (Turn, high beam, park, etc)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YQPGZ2...b08NHXJH?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YM4C56...p_mob_ap_share
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Old 12-29-2020, 10:49 AM   #1032
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. The "entertainment center" is long shot so I have no problem modifying it slightly in a somewhat ugly way, so I can easily see the ECU diagnostic lights. The whole center needs rebuilt eventually, paper thin ABS plastic and a brown sticker doesn't last forever.
....

A good piece of aluminum and some silver paint can go a long way on those precious entertainment centers. Look at that phone, it can tell you how long ago that picture was taken.
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:57 AM   #1033
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Hi! Do you mind sharing your source for the .25" black beltline insert? I've been looking for months..... I ordered the .50" thinking it would work, but of course it doesn't. LOL

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Old 12-29-2020, 12:21 PM   #1034
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Hi! Do you mind sharing your source for the .25" black beltline insert? I've been looking for months..... I ordered the .50" thinking it would work, but of course it doesn't. LOL

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I haven't ordered any myself, but I think you're looking for this

https://woodlandtravelcenterstore.com/products/airstream-1-4-dark-gray-belt-line-trim-insert-by-the-foot-201652-01

If they have it in stock

Inland rv says they have it in stock but beware they're probably lying, I don't think they update their site anymore. I ordered "in stock" items from them 6 months ago and got a notice 2 months later saying it was backordered.
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Old 12-29-2020, 12:23 PM   #1035
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A good piece of aluminum and some silver paint can go a long way on those precious entertainment centers. Look at that phone, it can tell you how long ago that picture was taken.
Looks good!
I need to do something similar, when I get to installing a new head unit. It's down on page 3 or 4 of the list somewhere
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:27 PM   #1036
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Probably spent half the day chasing down old unused wires from previous owner projects, removing ten pounds of unused wires and vacuum lines
"Ten pounds" made me laugh. Same experience. What the heck is all that extra wiring for?! Did the PO really install and then remove that much stuff?!

I've got mine pretty much down to the bare minimum, and I actually labeled all existing wires with a label maker (super-overkill, but very satisfying). I'm now thinking about what I'm going to add (cameras all around, multiple monitors for video, GPS, etc., sound system, etc.). There is an aftermarket tape deck currently installed, and it got me thinking... there is a ton of space on the dash... it would be hilarious to install a head unit from every era starting with the 70's (8-track, cassette deck, CD player, touch screen android). There are even a couple of vertical-mount phono players that are powered by 12v that I've considered installing.
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Old 12-29-2020, 10:38 PM   #1037
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Spent the better part of today doing cable management, getting there. Installed the new throttle cable mount.

I like the label maker idea, need to get one of those. Tried making out illegible labels from POs, eventually gave up and installed my own illegible labels
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Old 12-29-2020, 10:44 PM   #1038
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I like the label maker idea, need to get one of those. Tried making out illegible labels from POs, eventually gave up and installed my own illegible labels
I pick 'em up when I see them for $5 at the thrift store. Just have to make sure you get ones that still have refills readily available. They've been great for labeling wires, audio/video tech, and labeling all kinds of stuff in the shop.

If you print the word for your label twice, then you can just fold it around the wire and your label will be readable from both sides. It's water resistant and the label will last a lot longer than "pen on tape" I've found.
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Old 12-31-2020, 12:35 AM   #1039
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Finished sensors today. Threaded new wires through the harness and had some matching overbraid, can't even tell I was there.

Fuel pressure connector wouldn't reach the oil pressure location so instead of swapping the wire I just added a new connector, and ordered the fuel pressure sender, why not.

Knock sensor... I thought that was an oil passage plug... Right up until I had a half gallon of sub-freezing coolant dump down my cost sleeve. But hey, I guess at least I got the sensor installed without having to drain the coolant. Called that the end of the day.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:46 AM   #1040
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Finished sensors today. Threaded new wires through the harness and had some matching overbraid, can't even tell I was there.

Fuel pressure connector wouldn't reach the oil pressure location so instead of swapping the wire I just added a new connector, and ordered the fuel pressure sender, why not.

Knock sensor... I thought that was an oil passage plug... Right up until I had a half gallon of sub-freezing coolant dump down my cost sleeve. But hey, I guess at least I got the sensor installed without having to drain the coolant. Called that the end of the day.

Clean looking install, love it. Does this system come with a TPS (throttle position sensor)? I suppose you are stilling using the vacuum for shifting the TH-400 ?
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