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Old 03-28-2016, 12:55 PM   #441
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The grass is always more green on the other side of the fence.... but, sometimes it chokes your mower....
Yep, you got that right!
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #442
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isn't that an old folk song..."green green its green they say on the far side of the hill? "
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:15 PM   #443
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Easy for you to say, all you need to do is push a button and you have 76 degree shop to work in. We poor souls have to work in 75 degrees with sunny skys down here in the south.
But look what I am wasting my time on. This bumper got mangled badly, worse than the picture shows. Well here is the fix. I may be better off cutting my grass...

nice and as usual very creative!
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:34 PM   #444
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Fan Clutch Rockauto.com ACDELCO 154949 (thanks Chris for the part number)
First bigger trip with everything I have done in the last few month. Happy with everything, just have to get used to the fan Clutch working so darn well.
All good at highway speed, but once I go through a town, it engages quite often and lets itself known with a roar. I suppose that is a good thing, but I starting to miss the non working clutch, I removed...
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:36 AM   #445
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It's a nice feeling when everything comes together and just works isn't it
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:27 AM   #446
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Good to hear that you had a successful outing Peter. Boy I hear you about the ROAR. Of the fan!
I went thru this for a while too. Multiple fan clutch replacements. Even returned an ACDELCO one after a long trip, as it stayed on way too much. Then the replacement one ran too much to.

This led to opening the front of the engine room to overhaul the cooling system.
The decisive change I think was the better radiator core used to rebuild the radiator. This resulted in a 15+ degree lower running temp. Which makes me more relaxed. And let's the fan kick in just when the engine is really working hard. Then it brings the temp down quickly and gloriously shuts off.

Did I mention the ROAR, whew don't miss that at all .

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:47 PM   #447
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Will let you know about my cooling system re-do after my 2 road tests o April 30. By changing my 5 blade to a seven blade fan as well as the addition of a new million dollar radiator ( $985.00 ), I am hoping to achieve temps in the 190 to 210 area consistently. I did get to see the old core after mine was re-cored and the bottom 20% of the radiator was plugged, explaining why I was constantly running hot. It appears to me that all the motor home chassis that were delivered to Airstream were bare frames with a engine and basic wiring on them... No extra cooling capacity for air conditioning as for the small radiator and 5 blade fan, I think if they had factory air conditioning they would have had a heavy duty radiator and 7 blade fan factory installed.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:45 PM   #448
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Had the trans replaced with a re-manufactured Jasper, instead of having mine rebuilt. 3 year 100 000 Mile nationwide warranty.
The shop that did it came highly recommended and they did a good job, except first thing I do, of course, is crawl under the rig and check everything out.
Drip, drip, hmmm. Turns out they have to reuse the speedometer cable housing from the old trans and it was leaking. Well, what ya going to do about it I asked, because one of the reasons I replaced this transmission was because of the various leaks (and the large amount of metal chunks I found in the pan). He understood (well I gently made him) my concern as a customer and got on the phone and allegedly found the last one in the nation in Lubbock Texas, to be here next week.
One down and many to go............Banks, Tires, omg
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:37 PM   #449
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Not much done on the 310, its just too darn hot. But just in time for 4th of July, we completed this ceiling in the oldest Theater west of the Mississippi (allegedly). First time it has been redone in 102 Years. The restoration involved stretching new Canvas (a tightly woven cheesecloth), installing a fiber lining paper, Painting it 3 times with dead flat blue to match the original and gilding close to 200 stars with 24k Gold.
Happy 4th, everyone!
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #450
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That's pretty cool!


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Old 07-04-2016, 01:45 PM   #451
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The story of the Airstream 310 Jacket

Wow. Amazing!

Love beautiful old buildings.

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Old 07-04-2016, 02:00 PM   #452
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Peter, that looks way to much like work if you ask me!!

Definitely looks nice
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:37 AM   #453
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Peter, that is some of the most interesting and beautiful work Ive ever seen. How in the world did you get into that line of work? I saw the last set of photos also, the beamed ceiling where I think you were working with silver. Such a specialty. Really cool. Your company must have an awfully extensive scaffolding set up.

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Peter, that is some of the most interesting and beautiful work Ive ever seen. How in the world did you get into that line of work? I saw the last set of photos also, the beamed ceiling where I think you were working with silver. Such a specialty. Really cool. Your company must have an awfully extensive scaffolding set up.

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Thanks Mike and everyone,
I have been doing historical restoration for over 30 years. In addition, we do a lot cabinet/wood finishes (as you saw in the ebony/silver room).
The scaffolding was put up by an Osha certified company. The cost was staggering, it could have paid for one of those gutted Motorhomes for sale..
I am currently working on a sample for the lower red panels (see picture) in the Theater.
This painted red marble with gold inlay is what I would like to do on the panels and around the stage
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Some people have real talent....and then there's the rest of us
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:26 AM   #456
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Where is the theatre located? Austin?
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Where is the theatre located? Austin?
Yes, its called the Scottish Rite Temple and Theater at 18th and Lavaca. It is open to the public during the week, the Theater is used for a variety of plays and functions.
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One would think, replacing the carpet on the engine cover would be a quick and easy thing to do. But no, took me 3 hours to pull hundreds of staples and another 2 hours to cut, laminate and staple the new carpet.
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Awesome work, I'll get mine shipped down to Austin next week for the same treatment .
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This is what I found:
1. Rotten subfloor
2. House Refer poorly installed instead of "NEW" refrigerator
3. very poorly installed sheet VINYL instead of NEW laminate flooring
4. Extreme rust on frame and outriggers
5. Big Dent on rear center panel
6. Propane gas lines disconnected and hanging loose under the trailer
7. Banana wraps hanging loose in several places
8. very messy waterlines
9. Curtains dry rotted and falling apart
10. Plastic interior endcaps cracked in all directions
11. Wooden cabinet doors falling apart or extremely modified
12. kitchen formica top falling apart
13. Stove rusty and scratched up.
14. I never got to check out any of the plumbing or electrical systems.
Amazingly enough, all pictures posted and/or requested by me were strategically taken to hide the issues.
Buyer beware !!
THAT TRULY SUCKS. The seller should be banned from the Forums.
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