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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-17-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,687
Posted By George
I see you are new, so you might want to check...

I see you are new, so
you might want to check the date of the post you are replying to as
alot of things happen in FIFTEEN YEARS!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 05-08-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,228
Posted By George
No parking brake on the trans, it uses the shoes...

No parking brake on the trans, it uses the shoes on the rear brakes like a 1 ton truck.
Too long ago to remember suppliers or what I did.
It would be like remembering where and what I bought for...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 05-05-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,228
Posted By George
Well it's been 9-maybe 10 years since I've been...

Well it's been 9-maybe 10 years since I've been active on this forum.
@ my age I'm lucky to remember what I've had for breakfast!
But I will try.
The 700R4 works well and will hold up if you...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-08-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By George
Your just getting forgetful, you used to have a...

Your just getting forgetful, you used to have a pix of my 24' Argosy shuttle Bus with a 350 on your site Ha,LOL!~
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-19-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,049
Posted By George
removing receiver hitch

I had one stuck pretty bad one time:angry: ,
I was finally able to get it out by using a big air chisel.
something about the repeated blows that loosened it.
I did wack it a few times driving it...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-03-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,228
Posted By George
It's more work than it's work are my thoughts. ...

It's more work than it's work are my thoughts.
I have a 350 chevy in my 24' and I built a 700R4 (4 speed overdrive) tranny to go behind it.
It has a 4:56 axle, so I drop about 1000 rpms or so with...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 11-05-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,319
Posted By George
tires:

FWIW,:cool:
I went to 9:50 x 16.5 steeltex's on my 24' Argosy
I got them from tire rack as it was the best price anywhere at the time.
Kumho also now makes that size and they are a little less...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-07-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By George
axle ratio

Probably it is a 4:56 :D
You can easily tell by putting a chalk mark on a rear tire, say at the bottom, and a chalk mark on the drive shaft where you can observe it easily while it is slowly...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-17-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,574
Posted By George
drain plug

sorry I never worked on a Ford 460
I have always been a Chevy fan, but it has to be in a simular location so it will drain properly.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-16-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,574
Posted By George
block drain plugs

It should be just above the oil pan rail (where the pan bolts to the block)
and mid way between front and rear of the block. Be sure to drain BOTH sides of the block.
sometimes when you take the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-12-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,235
Posted By George
Horsepower from bowtie

Classic muscle sells GM crate motors
small blocks(350-383) from 190 hp to 425 H.P :D
and a whopping 572- 720 hp and most everything in between
I hope this link is good...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-11-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By George
Hello, Try this place, he also sells on ebay, I...

Hello,
Try this place, he also sells on ebay, I bought a set and he was reasonable.
I asked about a rear simulator for my spare tire and seems like it was $50.00 or so, a couple of years ago. I...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 02-08-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By George
Hi Rod, Welcome, As an after thought, try...

Hi Rod,
Welcome,
As an after thought, try posting your question on the airstream motorhome forums.
sometimes we don't check this argosy forum as much and the coaches are pretty simular
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-08-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,731
Posted By George
Gear vendors

go to "Airstream motorhome forums" click on drop down "srearch"
type in "Gear vendors"
lotsa hits there.
yes they do have a website, Google search "Gear vendors"

Very nice unit but pricy, it...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-26-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,916
Posted By George
Hammer eddication

Good point:
What the hammer eddy kation :brows: is doing,
is seating the cups firmly against the snap rings.
What it does, is put a little play in the joints or "bed them in"
some joints when...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-26-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,916
Posted By George
Vi BURR rations

I have been thinking about your ELVIS problem,
(whole lotta shakin' going on) :blush: and some thoughts come to mind,
You have been tightening the yoke bolt over the past while,and replaced the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-25-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,916
Posted By George
drive shaft alinment

less see if I can 'splain lucy:bb:

If you would have the drive shaft laying on a flat floor, and looking down it front to back:
Say you turned it so the first cross or U Joint, is at 3 and 9 o...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-25-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,916
Posted By George
vibration

Hi Steve,
Have you checked the differential yoke?
I've seen them spread so to speak, so that although the U joint is good, and it is tight in the straps, the yoke is too wide, allowing the U joint...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 11-30-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,745
Posted By George
beltline

Lowell,
F.W.I.W.
Give Sutton Rv in Eugene Or. a call, as Janet replied.
I called and talked to Sean there, and he ordered me a supposidly no longer available beltline moulding, a couple months...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-16-2005, 05:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By George
End caps

For what it is worth,
Argosy/Airstream did a little expermenting/ proto work back in the early days of motorhome business, probably still do.
I have a '76 Argosy 24' that has a rear metal/galv....
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 09-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By George
damage

Mike,
I have to agree with the others,
What you have is more of a crease.
After you removed the moldings, tail lights and worked the area ,you would find that the aluminum was streached and...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-07-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,749
Posted By George
Beltline moulding arrived!!

Thanks JANET,
and Pattersontoo.
I called Sutton Rv in Eugene Or, and within less than 5 minutes, they called me back saying that that moulding WAS available and was being shipped to my door,...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-30-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,749
Posted By George
Beltline/Rub Rail

Hello All,
I am in need of 20 inches of beltline/or rubrail as i am told it is called.
Airstream says, N.L.A and Inland says sorry, not avail. :sad:
It measures about 1-1/2" wide and takes a...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 07-26-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,304
Posted By George
Garage

Just remember:
Rule #1.
You cannot build it TOO BIG!! :rolleyes:
Rule #2;
It will never be big enough!! :(
Rule #3
you will not have enough electrical outlets :angry:
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-19-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By George
Just a quick note, check where the vent hose...

Just a quick note,
check where the vent hose pipe is soldered to the filler neck just down from the filler cap about 2 " or so.
The solder on mine was bad allowing a terrible odor into the coach...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-09-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By George
Andy, Are these going to be solid tempered...

Andy,
Are these going to be solid tempered GLASS or just plexiglas /plastic?
Geo.
Forum: Refrigerators 01-05-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By George
Ref.

Just to help,
A refrigerator while on propane, will consume a very small amount of 12V. power, just enough to keep the electronic circuits powered.
It is not a large drain on the batterie(s), more...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-24-2004, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,889
Posted By George
The fellow doesn't live too far from me, but he...

The fellow doesn't live too far from me, but he will not answer my emails.
I offered to remove the parts AFTER I paid for them, still no response.
I just can't justify hauling that thing for...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-27-2004, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,755
Posted By George
Just a thought, It comes to mind that the...

Just a thought,
It comes to mind that the transmission has a vacuum operated modulator valve, connected to the intake manifold.
It has a rubber type diaphram in it, if it is leaking, it will...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 10-19-2004, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By George
Fuel smell

Hi,
I had the same problem after filling up.
After much searching ,it turned out to be the filler neck vent tube.
The vent tube is sweat soldered in side of the neck a couple of inches down from...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-18-2004, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,435
Posted By George
Steve, Glad you found it, sounds like the the...

Steve,
Glad you found it, sounds like the the primary needles were never able to fully seat in the jets.
this is the "power valve" system in the Q jet.
Without the needles fully down in the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-15-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,435
Posted By George
Steve, Ok, lets think simple: We have...

Steve,
Ok, lets think simple:
We have established it's running rich,
Is the choke staying on, or comming on after it's warm?
if ok, look into the carb with a bright flashlight while it is...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 10-14-2004, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By George
I'm no expert by any means, but it seems like...

I'm no expert by any means, but it seems like most I've seen have automatic steps.
Mine has a vacuum operated step actuated by an electric switch on the door jamb, seems like yours should have this...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-02-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By George
Carb.

Tfish,
It has been my experance over the years, that most of the time, rebuilding your old carb.(providing it is the origional AND correct one) is better than a "rebuilt" one at the auto stores. ...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-01-2004, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By George
Rivit,Rivit no wubber unner da Rivets

All is well in Michigan, it was a sunny day, 68 degrees or so.
I drilled out the wubber wibbits, er rivvits, wif rubber :confused:
I think I found them all, about 17-19 at most.
lets see...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-01-2004, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By George
Two questions

Love/Hate:
In defense of Andy, and other suppliers, most don't have time to check their incomming stock.

In this case, it is a matter of just not using the "O" rings under the heads.
No...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-30-2004, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By George
Rivet Two questions: Rivets,Painting

I have been replacing a rivet or two here and there and noticed that the Olympics that I got fron Andy have a rubber "O" ring under the head.
When the rivet pulls up, the "O" ring most times...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-27-2004, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By George
painting an argosy revisited HELP

Andy,
I need some advice, help, or maybe just Reassurance. :confused:
I'm in the process of painting my 24' Argosy M.H.
I have taken your advice on painting as Gospel, as nothing beats...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-25-2004, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,717
Posted By George
Thanks Andy, I like the way the silkaflex...

Thanks Andy,
I like the way the silkaflex applies/works/ sets up,
I haven't opened the tube of Vulkem yet, does it flow as well with simular charistics, other than taking longer to setup?
I...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-25-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,717
Posted By George
Thanks!! It looks like it will work ok. ...

Thanks!!
It looks like it will work ok.
it is appreciated!!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-25-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,717
Posted By George
Silkaflex VS Vulkem??

Question: :confused:
A while Back I ordered some stuff from Andy, among which, I thought was 2 tubes of vulkem.
I got to looking at the stuff and one tube sez: Silkaflex 1A construction...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-17-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By George
Painting a Argosy

Hello,
I have a few questions,
Iím sure Andy could answer----- alto all opinions are appreciated!
Andy states when painting a coach, that two FLEXABLE double wet coats of epoxy primer be...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-06-2004, 06:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,256
Posted By George
Fuel problem solved

Just to help others----
#1 son called with fuel problems,
--- 91 454 F.I. p30 in a S.O.B- F.R.P. brand
Problem was: ran fine when it was shut off.
Upon start up a week later, it would run...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-29-2004, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,506
Posted By George
Question air in line

Hello ,
Where did you get your flow check valve?
I have a simular problem with my fuel running back to the tank, causing long crank times on my generator.
Thanks,
George
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-21-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By George
Hi Steve, Cheer up, once everything is fixed,...

Hi Steve,
Cheer up, once everything is fixed, you will have a nice unit.I have been there with many vehicles. fixed up many a "Klunker" and went on to drive 100,000- 150,000 with out a problem AND...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-18-2004, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By George
Steve, use any solvent (Brake cleaner, lacquer...

Steve,
use any solvent (Brake cleaner, lacquer thinner etc.) to clean the oil from the
thread(S) and blow it dry, otherwise the locktite will be useless.
Look at locktite as a "paint" and...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-17-2004, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By George
Steve, The more I think about it, seems like...

Steve,
The more I think about it, seems like that yoke should not cause vibration even if it IS loose, granted, it IS shorter than a regular slip yoke.
With the bolt out of it, see if you can...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-16-2004, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By George
steve, Seems like you been having trouble with...

steve,
Seems like you been having trouble with that yoke before, vibration,seal replacement, now it loosening up.
Check to see everything is true. Is the output shaft possibly bent? is the yoke...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-29-2004, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By George
You all wanna talk about noise, try having a...

You all wanna talk about noise,
try having a fan clutch lock in because the bearing seized at 65 MPH.
Wow!! I didn't know what happened but I got to the side of the road turned it off, changed my...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-26-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,958
Posted By George
Donuts, to eat or not

It has been my experance,
that if the metal sleaves are not used, the "donuts" will crush as time goes on, as there is nothing to prevent it .
The metal insert prevents them from being squeezed...
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