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Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 01-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Just sold off the Ambassador, the project hadn't...

Just sold off the Ambassador, the project hadn't moved forward much at all in the past year or so, and the number of projects was getting to be too many. The prospects for using the trailer had...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Yeah, should be able to. Will shoot you a PM...

Yeah, should be able to. Will shoot you a PM about it.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-02-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,382
Posted By flaagan
No kidding. "Lucky me" mine was damaged by the...

No kidding. "Lucky me" mine was damaged by the previous owners! :lol:
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-02-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,382
Posted By flaagan
Heya Bob, got it set up, and here's some pics....

Heya Bob, got it set up, and here's some pics. Thanks again for sharing this info with us!

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f354/flaagans-72-ambassador-131509-4.html#post1662321
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-02-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Finally, my water fill port. The one on the...

Finally, my water fill port.

The one on the trailer had a busted key tumbler (and it looked to have been drilled out at some point). The housing was damaged as well. I'd read up on aquinob's...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-02-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Next up, the door(s). I don't have any...

Next up, the door(s).

I don't have any photos handy, but the kludged together screen door has been welded back together and will soon be getting screen and reinstalled. Photos to come as I figure...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-02-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Finally got some photos for you folks! First...

Finally got some photos for you folks!

First off, I'll start with the cooktop fix-up.
It started out like this......
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,382
Posted By flaagan
I will try to remember to do that, I'm way behind...

I will try to remember to do that, I'm way behind on posting photos in my own project thread. :angel:
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,382
Posted By flaagan
Since redoing / repairing the kitching plumbing...

Since redoing / repairing the kitching plumbing is part of what I'm working on next, got an example of the kind of valve your talking about?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-27-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,382
Posted By flaagan
Thanks for posting this up (with pics, no less)!...

Thanks for posting this up (with pics, no less)! I'm just getting to figuring out what I was going to do with the fill port on the Ambassador I'm fixing up. The key slot's been damaged beyond repair,...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-24-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,177
Posted By flaagan
Nothing at all wrong with chocks. He suggested...

Nothing at all wrong with chocks. He suggested the idea and I figured it was worth asking. Overlander63's reply about damaging the magnet was something I suspected, just wanted to hear it from...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-24-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,177
Posted By flaagan
This is exactly what I suspected would be an...

This is exactly what I suspected would be an issue. Thanks for confirming that thought.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,177
Posted By flaagan
Switched brakes when hooked up?

In the process of fixing up a '72 Ambassador, currently parked on the side of our property, and my father and I were talking about ideas for when it's at a campsite (and hooked up to facilities)....
Forum: Shocks 07-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,049
Posted By flaagan
Yeah, that was kind of a given from the day I...

Yeah, that was kind of a given from the day I picked the thing up. Has only been more and more of a confirmed thing from what other "work" I've had to fix on it and from what I've seen on the forums....
Forum: Shocks 07-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,049
Posted By flaagan
New axles are currently planned, only holding off...

New axles are currently planned, only holding off on putting an order out since I want to get some other work completed on the trailer first. Also, I'll likely have a new insulin pump on order soon...
Forum: Shocks 07-22-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,049
Posted By flaagan
'72 Ambassador lower shock mount: weld back on or use a bolt?

On the '72 Ambassador I picked up, the front street-side lower shock mount looks to have sheered off. The previous owner's "fix" was to tie it off with some bungie cords, which obviously is not going...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 07-07-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Way behind on updating this thread, will need to...

Way behind on updating this thread, will need to remember to clean up and upload some photos. Some of the things I've done include:

removing the TracVision S2 from the roof (still need to remove...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-08-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By flaagan
Running lights on when signals on, LEDs, 72 Ambassador

I replaced the original (and well corroded) running lights and brake / reverse lights on my '72 Ambassador (from Out-of-Doors Mart) and got them all wired in over the weekend. They look great, and...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 05-27-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By flaagan
Been digging around a bit more, haven't come...

Been digging around a bit more, haven't come across anything as far as gasket replacements. Have however come across more than a few write-ups suggesting high-temp silicone sealant to replace the...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 05-27-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By flaagan
Gaffers & Sattler, a sub of Magic Chef Model...

Gaffers & Sattler, a sub of Magic Chef
Model T842-4ST
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 05-26-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By flaagan
I will have to take a look when I get home. As I...

I will have to take a look when I get home. As I recall it should be whatever was the original equipment for a '72 Ambassador.
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 05-25-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By flaagan
Looking for part # / replacement gasket for '72 cooktop burner

https://studioflaagan.com/airstreamforum/airstream_cooktop_burnergasket.jpg

I need to get replacement gaskets for the four burners from my '72 Ambassador. I pulled apart the cooktop today to start...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 05-19-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,972
Posted By flaagan
Just an update on this. The locks from work...

Just an update on this. The locks from work would've required more messing around than I care to do right now, so I ended up order a set of the t-locks. Normally I'd be all for doing a more custom /...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By flaagan
When I was picking up some parts from a local...

When I was picking up some parts from a local NAPA Auto, I got to talking about my AS with the guy behind the counter. Turns out he's had a number of trailers (both travel trailer and toy hauler...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-08-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Heater strip, new water pump (and sediment...

Heater strip, new water pump (and sediment filter), and some misc electrical stuff ordered.

After digging around a good bit, I'm going to go with a newer water heater that isn't tankless. I'm not...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-05-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Yup, the risks of the ventless (never mind the...

Yup, the risks of the ventless (never mind the inaccessibility as a Californian) outweigh the rewards in this case. I will look into that heat-strip suggestion. The price is right from what I'm...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-04-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
So I found out that the blue flame 'ventless'...

So I found out that the blue flame 'ventless' heaters are banned here in California. Bunch of killjoys!

Going to likely go with with a small electric heater or two at this point. I don't want to...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Excellent, thanks Perry! I was planning on...

Excellent, thanks Perry! I was planning on pulling the lower interior skins back before putting the new lounge in, now I've got a better idea of what to be looking for. :)
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-04-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Update for Sunday. Furnace's out, water heater's...

Update for Sunday. Furnace's out, water heater's out (with a huge puddle on the floor because the drain valve didn't work), can confirm there was clear water coming out of the fresh water tank (clear...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Posting some notes (as much for myself as the...

Posting some notes (as much for myself as the forum) to keep track of my plans for the areas I'm currently working on.


replace oven with microwave
electric fridge from home depot
clean sink...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-02-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Good bit of working today. Got the wiring re-run...

Good bit of working today. Got the wiring re-run in the walls (which resulted in putting some new interior rivets in, kinda neat to do that), and did a quick-wiring of the replacing hitch plug. Going...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 05-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,972
Posted By flaagan
Thanks for the heads up. I had a bit of a...

Thanks for the heads up. I had a bit of a brainstorm today while working on the interior - the locks we use at work to close the panels on our company's products (semiconductor cleaning equipment) is...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-30-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 62,884
Posted By flaagan
This is exactly what I was thinking about doing...

This is exactly what I was thinking about doing with my Ambassador since I'm in the process of cleaning it up. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,631
Posted By flaagan
Just something to toss out, maybe to add some...

Just something to toss out, maybe to add some kind of "exterior light controller." I grabbed the daylight sensor off the Pontiac Solstice I'm using as a parts car for my Morgan project. I believe the...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Just looked on my phone and realized I didn't...

Just looked on my phone and realized I didn't take photos of everything (or much of anything) I did today, but here's the recap:
- pulled out the entire kitchen countertop, all that's left there now...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-20-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Today snowballed into a lot of moving forward on...

Today snowballed into a lot of moving forward on things.

It started with last night, after attempting to get a feed across two of the pins to get the exterior lights on, and thrice finding...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-15-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Follow up from my other thread...

Follow up from my other thread (https://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/72-ambassador-sequence-120v-receptacles-are-connected-133618.html):



The "other items" are as follows:

Airstream Heater -...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-15-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
OK, status update~ Bypassed the in-wall...

OK, status update~

Bypassed the in-wall wiring between the passenger side bedroom wall and the kitchen with a length of Romex, got that length of the circuit to not pop the breaker. Continuing...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
Once again, thank you Tom! Amusingly, the...

Once again, thank you Tom!

Amusingly, the service manual I ordered showed up in the mail today. Took me by surprise, I thought it was going to be another week and a half before it showed up. So...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-14-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
Nope, put new ones in as part of cleaning things...

Nope, put new ones in as part of cleaning things up. Did direct replacement so no GFCI ones. I have yet to put the GFCI receptacles in as I'm going through finding these issues before I do.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
Much appreciated, Tom, that's actually a huge...

Much appreciated, Tom, that's actually a huge help!

It looks like my problem's potentially between the passenger bedroom wall and the kitchen. So, next step is to take a length of the wire we're...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-14-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,909
Posted By flaagan
Those do indeed look nice!

Those do indeed look nice!
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Copying this from my other thread...

Copying this from my other thread (https://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/72-ambassador-sequence-120v-receptacles-are-connected-133618.html) to get more eyes on it.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-14-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
OK, definitely need some help with this. Started...

OK, definitely need some help with this. Started replacing all the receptacles in sequence and I've hit a snag.

The circuit foes bathroom, pass side access panel, converter & driver side bedroom...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By flaagan
Friend of mine who was visiting last week had the...

Friend of mine who was visiting last week had the rather good suggestion that I look into taking out the old hardware and hiding a HD tv antenna inside of it. Will be looking into that as a...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-13-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
So I was browsing the forum at lunch, and...

So I was browsing the forum at lunch, and realized that the reason my A/C unit works is more than likely because it's not the original unit. Was looking into the shroud and realized the faint outline...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Will be sure to post up about it when I do that...

Will be sure to post up about it when I do that May be a bit til I get to that point, but it's definitely something I'll cover.

In the mean time, to quote Andy, the Inland RV rep, from another...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Actually they're new ones I just put in, part of...

Actually they're new ones I just put in, part of why I took the drastic action of yanking out the receptacles. Didn't want to have to buy another new one right away.
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-12-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,841
Posted By flaagan
Another small step forward with the '72. ...

Another small step forward with the '72.

Yanked out all the old 120v receptacles (and managed to remove the power source for the old satellite tv antenna). Flipped on the main circuit breaker and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By flaagan
Oh yah, and there's technically a #9 receptacle....

Oh yah, and there's technically a #9 receptacle. I put one on the wires that originally went directly into the Univolt since I put a new converter in that plugs in instead. That appears to have had...
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