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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:37 pm

Nice try, bent cover and lousy gasket. But I win this round

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 13, 2016 8:24 am

So, 2:30am, 400 miles from home, 350 miles from nc, the camper decides to die. Thankfully Gemma kept me from jumping off a bridge and I figured out the problem. Number 3 spark plug decided to pop out. And when it did it took the temperature sensor with it. Everything's fixed running fine now.... Just entered NC
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Raj » Fri May 13, 2016 9:29 am

Define 'popped' out? Was it loose and just backed out, or took the threads with it?

Saw your radio deck set up on fb... when you get back, I was see the deets on it pls. Id like to get some movies going this summer to keep the boys busy if need be.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri May 13, 2016 10:33 am

That trip home is cursed.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 13, 2016 4:14 pm

Raj wrote:Define 'popped' out? Was it loose and just backed out, or took the threads with it?

Saw your radio deck set up on fb... when you get back, I was see the deets on it pls. Id like to get some movies going this summer to keep the boys busy if need be.


It must have backed out. I was able to screw it back in tight. Sure thing on the radio
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri May 13, 2016 4:30 pm

Did you bring back some ribs and slaw?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:22 am

2nd time in about 3 months this has happened on the right side. Bad gaskets, or something else to look at? I replaced it today and put a thin bead of sealant behind it to see if that helps any.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:50 pm

Ok, dealt with the oil leak, changed the pop top seal, replaced the headlights (You were right, Mike, the new ones are MUCH better) and replaced the antenna.

Not a bad day at the office.

Only down is one of the cheap plastic headlight rings cracked when I put it back on, so no eye lids until the new chrome ones I ordered come in. I bought the headlights with the little city lights in them. I'll wire those up to the ignition on when I replace the rings
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:30 pm

Sigh.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:15 pm

It will be better soon enough.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:50 pm

You going to powder coat the tins ?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:37 pm

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No, Tom. Just gonna make it functional again. For the most part I'm done doing anything pretty with this one.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:55 pm

Nice looking distributor ;)
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:00 pm

Yah yah .. I got one too! Lol
Rob, what's the plan here? Just top end?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:34 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Rob, what's the plan here? Just top end?

Looks that way.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Rob , I was kidding . .
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:04 pm

Rob , I was kidding . .
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:35 pm

Tom wrote:Rob , I was kidding . .


So what, my bus isn't good enough then? :lol:

Tony's gonna clean it up and paint some stuff. Replaced pretty much everything plus the clutch. Saw it today, it's a minor miracle it lasted as long as it did.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:24 am

I'll make sure to keep my powdered tin's with me, until your engine is reassembled and in your bus! LOL
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:42 pm

Tins painted and on, things are coming together. Couple of lonely sage campers in the parking lot.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:47 pm

Bit by bit......

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:20 pm

Glad they had a manual handy, since the torque specs on a Type 4 is different than a Type 1.

It's better to refresh your memory than you rely on..... what were we talking about?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:21 pm

Looking good Rob! Glad to see the guys at GT getting some practice in before my engine arrives! Lol
Really though, I'm excited to see it back and runnninf nice and happy. It never ceases to amaze me how in-sync our mechanical failures are/have been through the years. :lol:
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:47 am

Glenn wrote:Glad they had a manual handy, since the torque specs on a Type 4 is different than a Type 1.

It's better to refresh your memory than you rely on..... what were we talking about?


Turn the wrench until it cracks then stop :-)
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby EDNCAROL » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:20 am

Glenn wrote:Glad they had a manual handy, since the torque specs on a Type 4 is different than a Type 1.

It's better to refresh your memory than you rely on..... what were we talking about?
Anyone else find it funny that the manual has a green cover? :mrgreen:
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