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    Dick
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  1. vegaman19760

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    That 9.98 second 1/4 mile run was made 29 years ago back in 1992. We have moved twice since then. I have looked for my record/time books but have not found them. I have not raced the car since 1992 and it sat until 2009 when we started converting it over to the street, which took over 2 years. Below is a picture of the steering wheel and center instrument cluster lowered as we worked on the wiring Yellow light is for shift points, red light is for low oil pressure. Ivan. Nice Camaro . Running with a blower takes more engineering and more work. Tuning older carbs gets tricky because trying to run lean to get the most out of the engine and fuel without all that fancy instrumentation can cause really bad things to happen. And converting over to the street with a blower took a lot of returning and smaller carbs and a larger upper pulley and on and on. But no one bothers me on the street LOL. The 6/71 blower is as big as the small block. Contact me off list at wb2raj@aol.com for more pictures and info.
  2. vegaman19760

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    That 9.98 second 1/4 mile run was made 29 years ago back in 1992. We have moved twice since then. I have looked for my record/time books but have not found them. I have not raced the car since 1992 and it sat until 2009 when we started converting it over to the street, which took over 2 years. Below is a picture of the steering wheel and center instrument cluster lowered as we worked on the wiring Yellow light is for shift points, red light is for low oil pressure.
  3. Dennis - thanks for the manual listing. That is a lot of effort and time on your part. There maay not be anything for me with my newer coach but I am sure others will appreciate this listing. Stay safe, Stay well. Dick
  4. vegaman19760

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    Dave sent you a private message. Any one else wants pictures or info about my Blown 1972 Ford Pinto please email me at wb2raj@aol.com
  5. vegaman19760

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    Due to some physical problems I retired at age 42 and that retired me from my drag racing hobby as a driver. But I was able to continue in drag racing for many years as an engine builder and crew member turning wrenches and washing parts. I have spent 2 years converting my Blown 1972 Ford Pinto drag car to a Pavement Pounding Street Car for cruise nights and car shows. I am also a Ham Radio Operator and have communicated with every country on earth except North Korea. I have been involved with home computers since 1978. I still follow the Space Program as I worked on Project Apollo from 1966 to 1970 in which we put Man on the Moon with slide rules of which I still have three in my desk drawer. I am co-contributor to a book on the History of the United Stated Space Program. Stay safe, Stay well.
  6. We are on our third Class A. All had fan-tastic fan covers installed on all our rigs. You did not mention if you had covers over your fans. Our present coach has the remote fans with the rain sensors because that is they way they come. The fan covers allow the fans to stay open and working without any rain coming in. The covers also keep any of the fans workings out of the elements. Even with the covers over the fans, the movable fan lid can stick especially in hot weather. Once a year I go up on the roof of our coach, flip up the fan cover, open the fan lid and wipe down the fan lid rubber seal with rubber seal spray leaving no residue. Works for me. Good luck, stay safe, stay well.
  7. Upgrade to Interstate 6 volt AGM no maintenance batteries. They are heaver and cost more but they hold their charge longer and no more checking fluid level and refilling. Make sure your inverter is capable of using AGM type batteries, My Interstate dealer installed my AGM batteries at no cost. There is still battery maintenance with AGM batteries such as making sure the terminals are tight and cleaning any corrosion and dirt. But the advantage of holding a longer charge and no fluid levels to mess with are worth the expense. Good luck with whatever you have installed. Stay well, Stay safe. Dick 2015 HR Ambassador Sorry my bad . They are AMG Batteries NOT AGM. My Dislexia is kicking in. Dick 2015 HR Ambassador Maybe I was right the first time DIck 2015 HR Ambassador
  8. To Hitechpete, There are no "SOLID CONNECTIONS" to our stacked Washer Dryer, The Dryer Vent Tube goes directly to the outside wall and is a very short coiled flexible type. The washer hot and cold feed lines are Braided Steel Clad Flex lines (replacing the original rubber factory lines) just as what should be on home washers. Those steel clad lines are fed from 3/4 inch brass hot and cold shutoff valves that are hard mounted to a wall stud. Those brass valves are fed from hot and cold Pex water lines that are connected to the brass shutoff valves with compression type fittings and not the original factory pinch or crimp type fittings that leaked. When or if the dryer shakes, the Dryer Vent Tube takes up the vibration. When the washer shakes, the Steel Clad Flex lines take up the vibration.
  9. Cruzbill, No problem. My point was basically that the rear of a washer installed in a motor home is not the best place to get at if a leak occurs, which did happen in our case. The cold water Pex fitting leaked at the input connection to the 3/4 inch shut off valve. So we had to shut down our water system because we could not get to that Pex fitting. So I was not convinced that just reparing the Pex fitting would solve that problem. That is why I insisted that compression fittings be used and shut off valves that I could get to to isolate the washer in case of any future leaks. I also had them remove the rubber water hoses from the 3/4 inch valves to the washer and replace them with steel clad lines. You are correct that the majority of the water lines are Pex type. However the majority of those water lines are for the sinks and toilets (we have a bath and a half), the water heater, the inside shower, outside shower and drain system. Those Pex fittings for those items are accessible under the sink cabinets or behind a drawer or other removable partition in case of a problem. So yes, as long as you can get to the fittings, Pex works fine. But what if there was a Pex leak at a fitting you could not get to in your trailer. Would you just fix it after going through what ever it took to finally get at that connection after being without your water supply for a while on the road? Or would you repair it in such a way as we did to prevent it from happening at that connection again. For us it was behind a washer with a dryer stacked on top in our motor home, So we did a better fix at that location. Stay well, stay safe. Dick 2015 HR Ambassador 38DB
  10. I don't trust Pex Pipe fittings on a washer or washer/dryer combo where I can not get to them if there is a leak from vibration of a moving vehicle.. And sure enough during our warranty period both the cold and hot water fittings at the back of our stacked washer and dryer leaked. Under warranty I had the repair facility change the Pex fittings over to Compression fittings and also had them install compression type shutoff valves where I could get at them to isolate the washer from the rest of the water system. Pex works great in homes and cottages that are not driving down the highway.
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