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« Reply #165 on: September 22, 2011, 08:45:19 PM »

Yup, that's what we were thinking. I mean, half way from then to now is 19 years....that's really good for an MC. So I'm guessing probably twice at least.
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« Reply #166 on: September 22, 2011, 08:51:01 PM »

Both of my 87's still have the originals though.
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« Reply #167 on: October 02, 2011, 05:04:12 PM »

Got 'em installed. Only thing left is the brake pedal return spring, and that's because the morons who worked on this last (a shop) lost the stupid bracket (red arrow points to it) so they attached the spring to keep it with the vehicle, but wasn't actually doing anything.

Sam's making a new bracket.

I had already turned in the old booster for a core, so I couldn't take a picture, but it looked much like the master cylinder: nasty.



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« Reply #168 on: October 02, 2011, 05:06:05 PM »

From the FSM...


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« Reply #169 on: June 13, 2012, 08:31:54 PM »

Finally got the voltage regulated to 13.5 volts at idle.

The solution? Get the Mopar part, part #P4529794 from Summit Racing. Well worth it, believe me. We've never seen voltages at or near what it should be until today. Color me very happy....

As an aside, the old 440 ran like we'd just driven it yesterday. Sweet. Oh, and the vacuum gauge said 19...I'm happy.

Sam had to replace the bathroom vent since he put his foot through it putting a new tarp on top of her and cleaning up an ant colony. I found vents with 12v fans in them on eBay reasonably priced, so I got 2 with white covers and one smoke cover. We'll put the smoke one up front and the clear in the bathroom and over the dinette.

Sam got the bathroom vent and rear vent replaced Sunday and the fans pull a lot of air through the RV. With all 3 fans running, it should keep the interior a lot nicer when the AC isn't running.

I forgot: we got the brakes all bled about a month ago and she stops on a dime again. The new master cylinder and booster are great.
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« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2012, 01:29:03 PM »

Now you got fresh air and brakes both!
Very good!
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« Reply #171 on: June 15, 2012, 05:15:42 PM »

And I'm not boiling the batteries Wink

Sam's making a new bathroom door - the hinges came off the old pressboard one and pulled chunks of crap with them, so he had to.

I'll post pics when it's done and mounted 'cause it's looking really good.
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« Reply #172 on: June 15, 2012, 06:33:33 PM »

You mean to tell me that one is supposed to close the bathroom door?
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« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2012, 06:52:12 PM »

Jeez...just like a man...



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« Reply #174 on: June 17, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »

Sam got it done and installed. What an improvement over the factory pressboard door....about 1/3 the weight, nice lighter color, window for light both ways but you can't see through it (there are 2 layers of the pebbly stuff with the pebbles turned inward for easier cleaning). Oh, and a little shorter for airflow under the door, especially for when the fan is running. The shower curtain covers that area so no water will ever come out.

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« Reply #175 on: June 17, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »

Neat!
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« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2012, 09:43:22 PM »

We will put polyurethane on the exposed wood soon.

Have a few other things to do first, like clean up from Friday night's incredible storm. One tree looks like god slammed his fist down on it...and more branches are down all over the yard. We got the boats freed and they weren't damaged, fortunately. One branch just barely missed the back of the RV.
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« Reply #177 on: July 03, 2012, 03:40:57 AM »

I didn't know that storm was so wide spread. I was driving thru it in West Virginia & into Ky. It was shaking the truck like a dog shaking a rag. Lots of damage in that area I think.
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« Reply #178 on: July 03, 2012, 06:11:01 AM »

Came down from Ohio, this one did. Just brutal...some houses were cut in half by fallen trees..

We were lucky with the only damage being to the trees, but a good deal of our afternoon shade is gone.
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« Reply #179 on: July 04, 2012, 08:19:02 AM »

Good that you had no serious damage.
How is the foot coming along?
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