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Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Tire Rack

has a warehouse just south of the car's location. Got 4 wsw Hankook which should do nicely.
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Camera coverage

Input as to best windshield camera mount and/or camera. Got an old Samsung S4 which I could use as a video camera to document the road trip.

Also need thoughts on needing multiple USB hookups. ...
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Tire Distributor Seattle?

Anyone have a tire distributor connection in the Seattle area? 62 Lincolns had 14" tires, which are scarce as hen's teeth. Need 225/70 or 75/14s. Difficult to find.
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Does have a/c. It has lived inside a climate...

Does have a/c. It has lived inside a climate controlled basically a private museum environment since 1986. I'll be it's 3rd owner. The 35 yo tires look as new to give you an idea of condition. ...
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Almost bought a 59 convertible 2 years ago & it...

Almost bought a 59 convertible 2 years ago & it had the Breezeway reversed top as well ON A CONVERTIBLE...incredibly cool.
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
That's what I love about this forum, everyone...

That's what I love about this forum, everyone wants to be so helpful, no matter how much it might inconvenience them!
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
I'll be talking to the long-time care-taker of...

I'll be talking to the long-time care-taker of the car - have 35 years of maintenance records to peruse if needed. Tires will be replaced since they're that old.

I'll be swapping out the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,814
Posted By wimpy
Seattle Eastward next week

Not sure where to get my questions answered, so sorry if this doesn't work on the Airstream forum.

Bought a 62 Lincoln Continental convertible at auction. Car is located in Seattle, difficult...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-16-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 269,066
Posted By wimpy
Replace & Refill candidate?

I'm sure you're aware the mfg quoted lifespan for rubber brake lines is 6 years & recommended replacement for brake fluid is 2 years. I've found Castrol's synthetic brake fluid to be an excellent...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-05-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By wimpy
Voting & Several Vehicle Related Initiatives on State Ballots in Nov

Not sure where this fits, but the 2nd paragraph could definitely impact your wallet in several states.

Here's a link that will give you definitive info on early/mail-in voting as it applies based...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-10-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,440
Posted By wimpy
Could you clarify what year "older Airstreams"...

Could you clarify what year "older Airstreams" alclad aluminum changed to plain alloy?
Forum: Our Community 05-15-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,574
Posted By wimpy
Save $ + protect your investment

Pardon me if I'm selecting a seemingly obvious question. Given the potential for money saving upgrades & the increasing frequency of severe weather issues, particularly in your area recently, I...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-17-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,747
Posted By wimpy
FWIW: Towing a small loaded car trailer with a...

FWIW: Towing a small loaded car trailer with a Datsun truck, aftermarket wheels & chrome steel short valve stems. Trailer ball detached from hitch, turned truck sideways, tongue snapped metal valve,...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-07-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By wimpy
Gasket material

You can find rubber gasket material on Amazon 6x6x1/16" thick
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-05-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By wimpy
89 345le 454

88 P30 chassis. What transmission would I have?

Due to family health issues, vehicle has sat for almost 3 months. Got in it yesterday, fired up nicely. Let it warm up for ~5 minutes. Storage...
Forum: Trailer Values 04-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,143
Posted By wimpy
Buying Caveats?

I've been looking for a specific make, model classic convertible for over a year. There are multiple sites to post classic vehicles for sale. In at least 2 cases, people have listed vehicles for...
Forum: Trailer Values 04-05-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,143
Posted By wimpy
Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 02-16-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,043
Posted By wimpy
Would you care to recommend a part number for the...

Would you care to recommend a part number for the Maxxair? MAXXAIR FANMATE RAIN COVER 00-955001 or MaxxAir I Original Roof Vent Cover, Translucent White OR ??
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-23-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 22,654
Posted By wimpy
I too, thought he was referring to an Amazon...

I too, thought he was referring to an Amazon Prime truck until I saw the video. Amazon has been sued over copyright infringement, due to their use of Prime by Prime, Inc., a trucking company based...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-23-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 22,654
Posted By wimpy
One solution for this issue would be the WAZE...

One solution for this issue would be the WAZE app, which has alerted me to congestion/accidents/road construction back-ups more times than I can count.

I'm aware of at least 5 hours of...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-10-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 269,066
Posted By wimpy
"Wait 5 minutes" often heard in W TX

I think once you're W of the Mississippi, late Sept, not unusual. Years ago(mid-January), went to bed @ 0100 in Amarillo, TX, awakened by sleet at 0430 to see my car with 4" of snow/ice covering it....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-10-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,359
Posted By wimpy
FWIW, I've used Continental tires on my limo...

FWIW, I've used Continental tires on my limo sedan fleet for years & have no issues. They typically have superior wet traction compared to ANY other brand, however, that might not be a guarantee on...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,126
Posted By wimpy
Classic Motorhome parts

This was for motorhomes, which have fuzzy Schlagel window tracks & the plastic track. The track referred to is an insert for the sliding window & screened panel.

Don't think it applies to the...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-06-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,829
Posted By wimpy
Mine also has this accessory. Checked pricing...

Mine also has this accessory. Checked pricing for a potential TOAD, the Lube Pump Kit is more than $2K. Tow Dolly would seem to be the less expensive solution. Am I over-looking a reason to use...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-03-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,500
Posted By wimpy
Almost every tire store I've visited in the past...

Almost every tire store I've visited in the past 8-10 years mechanics are using torque sticks, which limit the amount of torque applied. They can't be used with anything other than an air impact...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By wimpy
Thanks for that. Workhorse shows 2 tanks with...

Thanks for that. Workhorse shows 2 tanks with part #s. 1 is discontinued, neither is an actual picture, but a rather poor line drawing. Since I don't have a part #, I'm tasked with giving them the...
Forum: Tires 07-03-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,097
Posted By wimpy
Old style stick gauges

In the early 80's when I was in the tire business, everyone accepted the stick gauges (single or dual-foot) weren't as accurate as they should be. Drop one and you could count on it being off. The...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-01-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By wimpy
89 345LE plastic coolant recovery & windshield washer tank

Could someone post a picture of what these 2 tanks look like? What was left of my coolant tank was under the galley sink. I've improvised with a salvage yard tank but don't want to not have what I...
Forum: Our Community 07-01-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,367
Posted By wimpy
Hitch ball fix

While towing a car trailer with a car, safety chains & all, trailer & ball departed the hitch after 20 miles of extreme expansion joint bumps. Truck was being pushed into the oncoming concrete truck...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-29-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,410
Posted By wimpy
No offense, but Kano Kroil or PB Blaster are the...

No offense, but Kano Kroil or PB Blaster are the 2 highest rated penetrating oils available on the market. They also are the best lubricating oils. PB Blaster shouldn't be used on plastics.
WD-40...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-07-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By wimpy
I'll re-read a couple of times & may begin to...

I'll re-read a couple of times & may begin to understand. The link provides a LOT of information (most of which I'm ALMOST able to comprehend).

The link should be a sticky on the Batteries...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-04-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By wimpy
FB Marketplace Battery Post(s)

These ads have been popping up accompanied by pictures of pallet loads of the specified batteries. The sealed batteries show what appear to be new NorthStar & PowerSafe brand labels. They also...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By wimpy
Deadbolt Lock

I've had to crawl in the driver window multiple times due to the door lock not working with the key. It's becoming an irritation. Everything seems to work as it should with the panel off, while I...
Forum: On The Road... 04-16-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,888
Posted By wimpy
Merging traffic

If there are no lane restrictions and if you are running with prevailing traffic & you have space to your left, by all means, if there is an opportunity to move over to allow merging traffic access,...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 04-16-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By wimpy
Is this an Argosy?

Spotted this on a trip to far western NC, just outside the Nantahala Gorge, west of Bryson City. https://tinyurl.com/yxoaoube

Phone camera was malfunctioning so I wasn't able to get a shot of...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,806
Posted By wimpy
150 in July

I50 in black sedan in July (97 according to external temp) in Charlotte is not uncommon in a closed up sedan. Anything to lower the interior temps.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-26-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By wimpy
What thickness did you use? Source? Size? $$? ...

What thickness did you use? Source? Size? $$? Could it be applied to both motor side and cab side of the doghouse?

Home Depot shows a 4.5x10' 1/8" thick roll for $125. Is there a better option?
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By wimpy
E15 Ethanol Blend slated for summer if EPA has their way

EPA wants to add E15 as standard gasoline blend. You DO NOT WANT to use this in your small engine, collector car or anything pre-1998.

"Hagerty notes that ethanol can damage not only metal but...
Forum: On The Road... 03-17-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By wimpy
Florida Rental Car Toll Fee Refunds

Not sure where to post this, but thought it would potentially be beneficial to some members.

https://mailchi.mp/motorists/dollar-...1?e=2d8aa39ca6...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,522
Posted By wimpy
Thanks for the link. Which of the myriad Amazon...

Thanks for the link. Which of the myriad Amazon options would you recommend/did you purchase?
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-03-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 125,022
Posted By wimpy
Aluminum composite panel

Had a mini-bus with rotten exterior plywood subfloor, replaced it with 3/4" aluminum composite panels. Sealed the exposed edges with silicone caulk. That's an excellent option, should last forever. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-04-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By wimpy
Jackleg wiring

I've been pondering how wiring repairs for a 29 yo MH can be so screwed up and blaming it on POs stupidity. While going over old maintenance bills found 2 instances of RV dealer techs guilty of...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,015
Posted By wimpy
If I bought a 79 Revcon 30' MH and before it had...

If I bought a 79 Revcon 30' MH and before it had put any significant dent in my wallet, found an 89 345 LE & bought it...Where am I contagion wise/Am I classifiable/Certifiable?
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 02-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By wimpy
How do I contact an Administrator/Moderator?

If I have a question to pose to an administrator, how do I make that contact? Most forums have direct links to Admins/Moderators but I can't locate that info on the AS forum pages. Is there a...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-03-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By wimpy
Having had a similar problem with a home oven...

Having had a similar problem with a home oven years ago, had to pull the oven out from the cabinet far enough to get to the spring. IIRC, the spring had broken it's mounting point, fortunately was...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-02-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,271
Posted By wimpy
Farmers in so many cases (NC being 1)reacted to...

Farmers in so many cases (NC being 1)reacted to losing govt subsidies (tobacco in NC) by converting to another more predictable cash crop, vineyards and/or wineries.

I believe this is the case...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-02-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 269,066
Posted By wimpy
Realize this will be a suggestion for another...

Realize this will be a suggestion for another trip: Luella's bar-b-que, Asheville, NC, never disappointed.

You may find this helpful as well: ...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,257
Posted By wimpy
Don't know if this would be helpful, but SC does...

Don't know if this would be helpful, but SC does have a homestead exemption if that could be applicable.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-28-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,257
Posted By wimpy
I believe SC uses something = NADA Guides, i.e.,...

I believe SC uses something = NADA Guides, i.e., it's a car/van to them. You don't say what year, but if you can validate a reduced valuation (call your local county tax assessor for what they will...
Forum: On The Road... 11-19-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,978
Posted By wimpy
5% Bio

Good friend owns a company which polishes diesel. They empty tanks and remove the sludge, crud, water...all contaminants. They are servicing trucking companies, state DOT facilities, city DOTs,...
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