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Old 02-22-2020, 06:39 AM   #501
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Well played, sir!
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:06 AM   #502
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Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:40 PM   #503
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Welcome Back Tap!


That iss frigging Hilarious Peter....



But here is another one...


I'll be working my way back to you, babe, with a burning love inside
Yeah, I'm working my way back to you, babe, and the happiness that died
I let it get away
(Been payin' ev'ry day)
When you were so in love with me, I played around like I was free
Thought I could have my cake and eat it too, but how I cried over losin' you
See me down and out, but I ain't about to go living my life without you
For every day I made you cry
I'll pay and girl, till the day that I die
I'll keep working my way back to you, babe, with a burning love inside
Yeah, I'm working my way back to you, babe, and the happiness that died
I let it get away
(Been payin' ev'ry day)
Oh, I used to love to make you cry
It made me feel like a man inside
If I'd been a man in reality, you'd be here, babe, lovin' me
Now my nights are long and lonely, and I ain't too strong, babe
I just miss you so
Girl, but you're too proud, and you won't give in
But when I think about all I could win
I'll keep working my way back to you, babe, with a burning love inside
Yeah, I'm working my way back to you, babe, and the happiness that died
I let it get away
(Been payin' ev'ry day)
My road is kind alone
I just gotta get back home
I'm really sorry for acting that way
I'm really sorry
Oh little girl I'm really sorry
For telling you lies for so long
Oh please forgive girl
Come on (give me a chance)
Won't you forgive me, girl
Hey (let's have romance)
Ooh, forgive me, girl (let's try again)
Come on, forgive me, girl
I want you over and over
And over and over again
I'll keep working my way back to you, babe
With a burning love inside
Yeah, I'm working my way back to you, babe
And the happiness that died
I let it get away
(Been paying every day)
I'll keep working my way back to you, babe
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:40 PM   #504
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TAP,
Great to hear from you, I guess I may have been the last person from here to have seen you...well at least your rig.
Let me know if you need anything...We have had Sylvia on several adventures since, we are still working the bugs out of her and making her ours.
She is under at least a foot or better of snow behind our barn, hopefully spring will come soon and we can get her rolling again.

Talk soon,
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:14 PM   #505
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TAP,

Great to hear from you, I guess I may have been the last person from here to have seen you...well at least your rig.

Let me know if you need anything...We have had Sylvia on several adventures since, we are still working the bugs out of her and making her ours.

She is under at least a foot or better of snow behind our barn, hopefully spring will come soon and we can get her rolling again.



Talk soon,

Curt


Hi Curt!
You were a lifesaver a couple years back when the Aluminum Falcon and I had that blowout near Madison, WI. I was so bummed. Thank you so much for everything!
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:16 PM   #506
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Friends, thank you all so much for the warm welcome back into the fold! Iíve missed you all.
I have so many great memories of the gatherings we did together.
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:07 AM   #507
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I hope that you are all doing well. The last time I saw a member of this gang was about three years ago, when the wonderful Martin Warman was passing through Minneapolis. It was a Halloween night (I think) and we went out for a delicious dinner at Chino Latino in Uptown in Minneapolis. We talked for hours, ate amazing food, and had a really fun time. Martin, thank you for treating me to dinner, it was so kind of you. I couldnít find a photo of that night on my phone, I hope that Martin has one and posts it here.
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:07 AM   #508
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Flying through

Iíll be flying through Fleming Field/South St. Paul in two weeks.... If youíre around, Iíll swap tours with you! Ever been in a King Air? Itís the aluminum ride I use to fund my other aluminum ride!

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Old 06-10-2020, 11:18 AM   #509
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I hope that you are all doing well. The last time I saw a member of this gang was about three years ago, when the wonderful Martin Warman was passing through Minneapolis. It was a Halloween night (I think) and we went out for a delicious dinner at Chino Latino in Uptown in Minneapolis. We talked for hours, ate amazing food, and had a really fun time. Martin, thank you for treating me to dinner, it was so kind of you. I couldnít find a photo of that night on my phone, I hope that Martin has one and posts it here.
Good times and great company Tap, unfortunately no photographic evidence!

How are you? and how is the Aluminum Falcon? Any chance of attending the get together if it get pushed to the Fall?
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:22 AM   #510
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Iíll be flying through Fleming Field/South St. Paul in two weeks.... If youíre around, Iíll swap tours with you! Ever been in a King Air? Itís the aluminum ride I use to fund my other aluminum ride!



Kevin


Kevin, I would love that! Letís plan on it.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:27 AM   #511
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Good times and great company Tap, unfortunately no photographic evidence!



How are you? and how is the Aluminum Falcon? Any chance of attending the get together if it get pushed to the Fall?


Man I wish that we had taken a photo that night. I must have been too busy talking your ears off and stuffing my face with delicious food.

Iím doing great. Working a ton. The Aluminum Falcon is fine, it needs some work and Iíve put it off for the past couple years. I need to get back to it.

I also own a Roadtrek (van-sized little RV), so Iíve been road tripping in that for the past two years. Thatís been good, but I miss using my Airstream, so I want to get back to that.

Iíd love to attend another get together this fall hopefully.

If you ever pass through Minneapolis again let me know. This time Iíll treat.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:06 PM   #512
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I donít think I ever posted this pic. My kids camping with me in the falcon a couple summers ago. ♥️
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:45 PM   #513
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Hi guys, question. Is it a huge job removing the gas tank? What goes into doing that? Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2020, 05:49 PM   #514
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Ahoy Tap, glad to see that you are back with us and getting into your rig again.

The tank removal is a doable project. There are a few tricks in the process. You will need more clearance to be able to get it out from under the coach.

I tried jacking up from the rear of the frame, wouldn't suggest that approach as the frame is so flexible in the rear that it stresses the skin and interior.
Better would be to get the rear tires up on some stout ramps to gain the height you need. 6 or 8 inches should do it.

Once you have the coach positioned and tank drained. You can look at unbolt ing the straps that hold it up in the chassis. Two floor jacks will make it easy to manage the tank once it's unbolted.
Then the straps are a bugger to get out of the way of the tank once unbolted.

Once the tank is out from under the coach. It's good to inspect it to determine condition. I found the insides to be in very good condition, but the pressed seems were weeping in a few spots. This lead to getting all the seems welded .
Then I coated the tank exterior with pickup bed liner.
You will want to check the sender float as they do expire in there, leaving you with no fuel level indication at the gage.

Once you have it all sorted and ready to go back in with new hoses from the pickup pipe and new return hose. Etc. these need to be controlled during the installation to keep them from getting pinched by the frame crossmember.
This happened to me and others here while reinstalling the tank, so take care to avoid this.

Cheers Richard.

PS. Here is a link to a thread I posted when doing the tank work, with more details for you.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f31...ng-137779.html
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:42 AM   #515
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Richard, you are amazing and so kind to write all of this for me. SO helpful!

I want to clean and possibly re-coat the inside of the tank.

1) How do I open up the tank?

2) What should I use to clean the tank?

3) What should I re-coat it with?

Thank you!!


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Ahoy Tap, glad to see that you are back with us and getting into your rig again.

The tank removal is a doable project. There are a few tricks in the process. You will need more clearance to be able to get it out from under the coach.

I tried jacking up from the rear of the frame, wouldn't suggest that approach as the frame is so flexible in the rear that it stresses the skin and interior.
Better would be to get the rear tires up on some stout ramps to gain the height you need. 6 or 8 inches should do it.

Once you have the coach positioned and tank drained. You can look at unbolt ing the straps that hold it up in the chassis. Two floor jacks will make it easy to manage the tank once it's unbolted.
Then the straps are a bugger to get out of the way of the tank once unbolted.

Once the tank is out from under the coach. It's good to inspect it to determine condition. I found the insides to be in very good condition, but the pressed seems were weeping in a few spots. This lead to getting all the seems welded .
Then I coated the tank exterior with pickup bed liner.
You will want to check the sender float as they do expire in there, leaving you with no fuel level indication at the gage.

Once you have it all sorted and ready to go back in with new hoses from the pickup pipe and new return hose. Etc. these need to be controlled during the installation to keep them from getting pinched by the frame crossmember.
This happened to me and others here while reinstalling the tank, so take care to avoid this.

Cheers Richard.

PS. Here is a link to a thread I posted when doing the tank work, with more details for you.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f31...ng-137779.html
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:15 PM   #516
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Iíll be flying through Fleming Field/South St. Paul in two weeks.... If youíre around, Iíll swap tours with you! Ever been in a King Air? Itís the aluminum ride I use to fund my other aluminum ride!



Kevin


Kevin, did you already come through St. Paul?

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