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Old 06-05-2014, 07:41 AM   #687
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New "Eyebrows" and upper stripes

Last week I finally got tired of looking at the faded and chipped old front 'eyebrows' and upper stripes on the Beast, so I got out the sandpaper. Two days later, I got out the blue painters tape and an old 500' roll of brown bathroom hand towel left over from my custodial days, and proceeded to entertain the neighbors and various school kids that were bussed in to watch the spectacle. I must have climbed up and down the ladder about 639 times. It wasn't always easy, trying to attach one corner of the paper and hold the roll in the other hand, and then usually just as I was lining up the tape and trying to make sure my lines were perfectly straight, a gnat would fly up my nose and I'd sneeze and end up taping the paper to a window or something. At least three times, a gust of wind blew the roll of paper off my ladder, which then fell the 9 feet down to the ground and rolled directly underneath the RV and all the way out between the rear wheels, necessitating a belly-crawl underneath to retrieve it and a slow re-roll of the paper so I could climb the ladder once again.

But, all good things come to an end, and now both upper side stripes are done, as well as the front and rear eyebrows. The lower stripes are not quite so faded and crappy looking, so I may put off doing them until I see how this task turns out. Total budget probably < $40.
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got tired of the gaping hole where the old TV was in the front dash on our 93 southwind. Went to HD and purchased a strip of rubber material used to subfloor showers and a 2x2 piece of plywood. Installed a full extension Blum slide 12" deep with a piece of plywood for the shelf, attached a milk crate to it and the plywood door to the crate. Wrapped the door with the rubber material with a stapler and added a knob.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:45 PM   #689
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My rear A/C started jumping up and down out of the clear blue sky the last time we were out. I figured I had been visited by some busy mud daubers. After pulling the outside cover, a quick inspection proved that guess spot on. Hard ball sized wad of mud on the inside of the blower wheel. Removed that mess and figured what the heck, might as well clean the condenser while I'm at it, so I did that as well. I had noticed the cover was cracked at nearly every mounting point when removing it, and it appeared to be made from ABS plastic (Duo Therm). So after cleaning and roughing those areas, I used CA (instant) glue and fiberglass cloth to reinforce all 4 corners. Turned out well! Didn't take but a few minutes, so even if it doesn't last forever not much lost, and maybe, it'll make enough difference to let them go the distance?

Looking forward, saw the front AC with the same cracks, and well, you guessed it. Serviced that one the same way I did the rear, including the condenser cleaning.

These AC are both originals, installed in 97 (actually fall of 96) and still operating like new. Fingers crossed they stay that way...
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Made permanent a cold air intake I've been experimenting with.
Installed Accel ceramic plug wires after saving for a while to buy them.
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Made permanent a cold air intake I've been experimenting with.
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Are you talking about a cold air intake for the engine? I have been thinking about doing that to my 460ci motor. Please share how it goes.
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Replaced the exterior door holder, removed the old linoleum from the bathroom floor. Hopefully new floor will go down tomorrow.
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Are you talking about a cold air intake for the engine? I have been thinking about doing that to my 460ci motor. Please share how it goes.
Yes, will do.
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Replaced the exterior door holder, removed the old linoleum from the bathroom floor. Hopefully new floor will go down tomorrow.
Here is my version, I had a lot of intake noise so I added a length of aluminum dryer hose. Originally had an aluminum elbow that took fresh air from the grille. Decided to drop it further down behind the bumper, was concerned about water in hard rains. No intake noise now, very quiet.
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I just replaced 10 of our 1156 light bulbs with LED bulbs, another 20 to go. This is an expensive conversion, anyone have a source that is cheaper than $24.95 each?
Yes. I just purchased these and they work great! The price is amazing and I fully recommend! These aren't the low quality dim bulbs either.

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Here is my version, I had a lot of intake noise so I added a length of aluminum dryer hose. Originally had an aluminum elbow that took fresh air from the grille. Decided to drop it further down behind the bumper, was concerned about water in hard rains. No intake noise now, very quiet.
Thanks for the picture! I was thinking about coming from the grill with something, hadn't thought about dryer hose. That will work fine I would think. I tried to buy a OEM hose but couldn't find one. Will work off yours here, if you patent it send me a bill!!
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My CAI does help, the engine runs better. On our last trip which is one we take every year, we did use a bit less gas. I don't bother with exact MPG but it used less than in years past.
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Thanks for the picture! I was thinking about coming from the grill with something, hadn't thought about dryer hose. That will work fine I would think. I tried to buy a OEM hose but couldn't find one. Will work off yours here, if you patent it send me a bill!!

That charge will be one iced Bud Light
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I paid $2500 towards a $4900 repair bill I wasn't expecting. Everything from complete new brakes to rebuilding the alternator to replacing the isolator to repairing the A/C. My bill was two pages long. Still adding to it.
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My CAI does help, the engine runs better. On our last trip which is one we take every year, we did use a bit less gas. I don't bother with exact MPG but it used less than in years past.
That looks similar to what I rigged up - I zip-tied the front of the length of hose to the grill just outboard of the center, and then ran it up to the air cleaner horn which had been lost decades ago. Made it long enough to "sag", and slit a couple of small holes in the lowest part to allow moisture to escape. The Beast now turns in quarter-miles in the low 12s.... minutes, that is..
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