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And this is how I make a King out of a Queen side bed. It pays to be short!

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When he took the old filter to CAT to get a replacement, the counter guy told him that filter was phased out over 12 years ago....so either it hasn't been replaced in that time or it was replaced with someone's NOS they had shelved.
I bought a few Racor filters a few years back (not 12 years, I do know that) and still have one in my cabinet in the garage that I forgot to give you.
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Thanks for all the info. Just sent him on the AITA quest!
The IATA NAPA discount card...online access:

http://aitaonline.com/napa-partner/a...rative-program

Within the app you get your "card" and can find participating NAPA locations.
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Thanks!
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Well all the filters have been replaced and installed and he took the bus out for a little spin. He said there is probably a 20% increase in power and shifting! He is amazed at how changing the filters could have on the performance.
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That may be cheaper than changing the gear ratio.
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Will be making magnetic wheel covers to protect the tires from the Florida sun.


Don't believe magnetics stick to aluminum wheels.
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I intended to stick the magnets to the steel body, not the aluminum wheels
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Well I spent my only day off this week working on the bus, naturally. Today I worked on cutting the paint on the back end since it was a cool day. I worked on it for hours with a variable speed buffer and a cutting compound. I then put the Rejex all over the areas I had been slaving over...hoping for the best. Sad to say, the results were far less than remarkable. The bottom blue color got more glossier but the cream and the stripes didn't change at all! It's almost like they were painted in a flat sheen! I can also tell the back drivers corner has been repaired and re-painted because it is glossy and I can clearly see where it blends with the older paint.
I also took apart the tag light and refurbished it with fresh paint and a new bulb.
Also replaced all the closet lights with LEDS.
Camping in it tonight!
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I know how much you guys like pictures so here is what I did to the tag light yesterday.
This is the light before I refurbished it.
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And this is after I brushed and repainted it
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And this is the finished product:
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Again, these are attachments so if you want a closer look, just click on the picture.
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