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Old 05-10-2021, 05:50 PM   #226
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Just scored this on eBay, a clean '72 Coleman cooler for road trips to go with my '72 Cheyenne Super

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Old 05-10-2021, 07:25 PM   #227
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Just scored this on eBay, a clean '72 Coleman cooler for road trips to go with my '72 Cheyenne Super

Those were great coolers. The new ones kinda suck!
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I totally dig the "new" old cooler for road trips. We always had a smaller one to keep sandwiches and drinks cold for those longer trips. Good times....
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:31 AM   #229
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This was the one thing in my truck that I had lots of questions on
Really unique and interesting Accessory for your truck. I remember when the early types of massed produced radar detectors hit the market. I had friends with them in the cars and remember passing grocery or conveince stores that would set them off. Seems like the early types only worked on several radar ranges.
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This was the one thing in my truck that I had lots of questions on
When Smokey was busting everybody driving over 55 MPH, back in the day, they were essential. Now the XK band is obsolete. Cops are using more sophoistiated radars [and laser], speed limits are higher, and either the X or the K band is the same frequency as the automatic sliding doors at every convenience mart and bulk gas station. So they beep every time you pass one, even when you're on the street.
They look vintage, but they're no longer effective in their primary role.
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When Smokey was busting everybody driving over 55 MPH, back in the day, they were essential. Now the XK band is obsolete. Cops are using more sophoistiated radars [and laser], speed limits are higher, and either the X or the K band is the same frequency as the automatic sliding doors at every convenience mart and bulk gas station. So they beep every time you pass one, even when you're on the street.
They look vintage, but they're no longer effective in their primary role.
Agreed ....but they do have the cool factor and I got lots of comments and questions.
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How about a bumper mounted folding step/plate holder...
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:54 AM   #233
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How about a bumper mounted folding step/plate holder...
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Old 05-11-2021, 12:28 PM   #234
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I have the same one on my '74- made by Fold-a-way
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I have one of these GM compasses, I bought it at a dealership in the '80s or '90s. After a long time cooking inside a truck cab in AZ, the oil is leaking out, and the North alignment is off.
Anyone know what the fluid medium is inside? Mineral oil?
I think I could inject some more and seal it with a dab of epoxy. They have shot up in price now.
I like a magnetic compass as a back up to the GPS.
I drilled a small hole in the top of mine, used a syringe needle to fill with baby oil. Then threaded a small screw with an O ring to seal, just incase I need to fill it again. I used the compass on my cell phone to align North on the compass. I have had it in my truck for a few months now and still seems to be working well.
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I drilled a small hole in the top of mine, used a syringe needle to fill with baby oil. Then threaded a small screw with an O ring to seal, just incase I need to fill it again. I used the compass on my cell phone to align North on the compass. I have had it in my truck for a few months now and still seems to be working well.
Thanks for that.
I may try it. I've also been ogling 2-1/2'' aircraft compasses. The General Aviation kind that were $20 retail in 1970. About $100 on ebay now. Some are cheaper when dry.
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I drilled a small hole in the top of mine, used a syringe needle to fill with baby oil. Then threaded a small screw with an O ring to seal, just incase I need to fill it again. I used the compass on my cell phone to align North on the compass. I have had it in my truck for a few months now and still seems to be working well.
There is this stuff called compass fluid used in aircraft compasses. I think I have some left from refilling my old plane's compass.
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There is this stuff called compass fluid used in aircraft compasses. I think I have some left from refilling my old plane's compass.
Does Sporty's Pilot Shop or All Aircraft Parts sell it?

Baby oil I have on hand.

c1971 -- Do you think 2 ounces is enough?
Also, I think a non-ferrous filler hole screw would avoid influencing the magnet's alignment.
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[QUOTE='68OrangeSunshine;8919771]Does Sporty's Pilot Shop or All Aircraft Parts sell it?

I didn't see it on Sporty's but Aircraft Spruce has it. I think I bought mine at a pilot shop by the airport. Try that or an FBO or avionics shop.
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Does Sporty's Pilot Shop or All Aircraft Parts sell it?

I didn't see it on Sporty's but Aircraft Spruce has it. I think I bought mine at a pilot shop by the airport. Try that or an FBO or avionics shop.
Roger that.
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Does Sporty's Pilot Shop or All Aircraft Parts sell it?

Baby oil I have on hand.

c1971 -- Do you think 2 ounces is enough?
Also, I think a non-ferrous filler hole screw would avoid influencing the magnet's alignment.
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Does Sporty's Pilot Shop or All Aircraft Parts sell it?

Baby oil I have on hand.

c1971 -- Do you think 2 ounces is enough?
Also, I think a non-ferrous filler hole screw would avoid influencing the magnet's alignment.
I didnít measure how much I installed, my compass was approximately half full. The screw I used was very small, I removed it from an old tape deck I had lying on my work bench, it doesnít seem to mess with the performance of the compass.
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Just picked up this Casco Fire Extinguisher $24.00 ... needs some polsih but it is in very nice condition and period correct.
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I just put these steps on. They're reproduced by member Mike Cofield. Getting in the Blazer is so much easier now.
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Just picked up this Casco Fire Extinguisher $24.00 ... needs some polsih but it is in very nice condition and period correct.
Gauge indicates it's spent.
The emergency equipment company might refuse to recharge it. The tank may be too old to be hydrostatted.
A shiny dud fire extinguisher is only good for smacking methheads in the face when they try to carjack you.
Useless in a fire.

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Gauge indicates it's spent.
The emergency equipment company might refuse to recharge it. The tank may be too old to be hydrostatted.
A shiny dud fire extinguisher is only good for smacking methheads in the face when they try to carjack you.
Useless in a fire.

This was bought for show only as it is period correct
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This was bought for show only as it is period correct
I understood that. My point is that a Fire Extinguisher is an important piece of equipment, most especially when you need one. Grabbing a dud unit in an emergency can be disastrous.
It's the equivalent of responding to the call of: ''Is there a doctor in the house?''
with, "Why, yes, I have a PhD in Oriental Philosophy.''
Having a real, good-to-go fire extinguisher also on hand is better, but there's still the issue of the probability of someone -- in a panic -- grabbing the historically-correct dud artifact, instead of the life-saving device, when seconds count.

And if you don't think there will ever be a fire on one of these old trucks, you haven't been around them long enough.
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I understood that. My point is that a Fire Extinguisher is an important piece of equipment, most especially when you need one. Grabbing a dud unit in an emergency can be disastrous.
It's the equivalent of responding to the call of: ''Is there a doctor in the house?''
with, "Why, yes, I have a PhD in Oriental Philosophy.''
Having a real, good-to-go fire extinguisher also on hand is better, but there's still the issue of the probability of someone -- in a panic -- grapping the historically-correct dud artifact, instead of the life-saving device, when seconds count.

And if you don't think there will ever be a fire on one of these old trucks, you haven't been around them long enough.
Appreciae yur input
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