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Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By rtpn60
Even the aftermarket would have a hard (aluminum...

Even the aftermarket would have a hard (aluminum or steel) tube back to the intake, this one has a flex hose. :confused:
Forum: Electrical 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By rtpn60
For starting always use 12v with large CCA...

For starting always use 12v with large CCA ratings. 12v @ 1,000 CCA Would be great.
Forum: Electrical 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By rtpn60
When searching don't let the allure of the low...

When searching don't let the allure of the low cost square waves affect your decision. Square waves are a cheap, low cost alternative to a real pure sine wave inverter and sometimes people get away...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rtpn60
Wow, that brings back memories. I had the...

Wow, that brings back memories.

I had the previous year school bus conversion (no goat rail) 63FC35. Love the look, the wrap around rear side windows, the front head lights with solid aluminum...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By rtpn60
That's not a 250 turbo! That's not even a 225...

That's not a 250 turbo! That's not even a 225 turbo! Looks NA to me! Where's the hump at the dog house for the turbo? There's flex hose feeding the intake. And what's with that plumbing on the...
Forum: Electrical 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By rtpn60
Frank hit the nail on the head. The stock...

Frank hit the nail on the head.

The stock battery setup for your vintage (and mine) was 4x 6v batteries and used for both deep cycle and starting. (bad design) The best solution is to have two...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,906
Posted By rtpn60
It's more of a rule of thumb, but a good one. As...

It's more of a rule of thumb, but a good one. As far as rotation as long as all the tires are about the same date code you really don't need to rotate. We don't put enough miles on a set of tires...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,906
Posted By rtpn60
I'd just make sure to run the highest ply tire I...

I'd just make sure to run the highest ply tire I could for that size. ;)

Load Rating
14 ply tire can carry 6,100 pounds of weight at 100 PSI. (most common for 22.5 & 24.5 tire sizes)
16 ply...
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By rtpn60
Wow, can't remember if you're in advertisement or...

Wow, can't remember if you're in advertisement or sells but your delivery needs polishing. :p Watching the fireworks in flannels is a nice change over sweating to death in July in Phoenix! ...
Forum: General 6 Days Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 22,821
Posted By rtpn60
They are rated at 22 tons (44,000 lbs) for the...

They are rated at 22 tons (44,000 lbs) for the pair. I like to use double the rating when I use jacks anytime I can. My bus is 28,000 lbs (14 tons) so I like to use at least a 20 ton jack even...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,906
Posted By rtpn60
Yup.. if done correctly it will fit between the...

Yup.. if done correctly it will fit between the rub rails. ;) I didn't care for anti-freeze traveling over 90' from the engine to my bedroom and back again with an added re-circulation pump needed...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By rtpn60
You know John, they always say "trust your 1st...

You know John, they always say "trust your 1st thought" :D



Funny I did the same thing on my old 63FC35 years ago. My fan was mounted in front of the radiator and had the stock fan on the...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 8,315
Posted By rtpn60
For what it's worth I have a 4.11 behind a 3208na...

For what it's worth I have a 4.11 behind a 3208na on my 78FC35.

I can run all day long at 70mph and keep up with the big rigs as long as;


There's no head wind of more than 1mph
The incline...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 22,821
Posted By rtpn60
Sorry Phil, strongly disagree. I think what...

Sorry Phil, strongly disagree.

I think what you mean to say is stay away from pine or other soft woods that can split and fail on you. I've had 4x4's do just that. Now I use 2x material...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By rtpn60
That's just pretty! ;)

That's just pretty! ;)
Forum: Electrical 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 6,999
Posted By rtpn60
Nope.. gotta wait longer for newer "tech". :p ...

Nope.. gotta wait longer for newer "tech". :p

Aside from the isolation diodes or (better) the isolation solenoids you can go fancy and get a marine voltage triggered isolation unit but they are...
Forum: Caterpillar 3208 Solutions 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By rtpn60
Excellent work Fred! ;)

Excellent work Fred! ;)
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By rtpn60
2018 - Apr 6-8 - Burro Creek, Az

AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8



The Burro Creek Recreation Site is situated along Burro Creek within a very scenic Sonoran desert canyon at an elevation of 1,960 feet. This...
Forum: Engine 10-10-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By rtpn60
x2 - I used to carry a small 900w generator to...

x2 - I used to carry a small 900w generator to use for a backup to keep my house bank charged. It's a common practice as running a larger 10-12.5kw generator solely to run a battery charger is very...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 09-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By rtpn60
As long as you don't "shade" me you are always...

As long as you don't "shade" me you are always welcome :D

BTW, I'll be there weekends myself. I take the tow'd home and return the next weekend. ;)

I'm sure this year we'll have to do some...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 09-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By rtpn60
Ah.. so there is a deadline on that remodel...

Ah.. so there is a deadline on that remodel project? :p
We'll see you guys there too. ;)
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-26-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 3,422
Posted By rtpn60
Not a bad idea Jim. That keeps your steer tires...

Not a bad idea Jim. That keeps your steer tires fresh and safe.

For the FC you can do a similar rotation. Buy a new set of tires every 2.5-3 years. The fronts move to the rear outside, the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-26-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 3,422
Posted By rtpn60
Just a reminder to those who may have forgot. ...

Just a reminder to those who may have forgot.

I've attached pics of my front tire blowout and of someone else with extensive damage. For mine most the damage was not seen;

1) blowout at 72mph...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-26-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 3,422
Posted By rtpn60
Good to hear, just don't want others to think...

Good to hear, just don't want others to think that we condone 10yr old steer tires. I've heard many things from the tire guys. Everything from run your tires 10psi over max rating for sustained...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-26-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 3,422
Posted By rtpn60
And what was their policy when you blow a 9.9...

And what was their policy when you blow a 9.9 year old tire on your steer causing you to swerve into on coming traffic on a two lane road? Will they handle the lawyers, funeral costs, totaled...
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