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Forum: Parts Wanted 06-20-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,679
Posted By Friday1
Those look like what is in my 1961 GM 4106. I got...

Those look like what is in my 1961 GM 4106. I got a set from a place that handles Corvette parts for early years that had hideaway headlights 5 3/4'' style. Cannot recall or find the receipt now....
Forum: Electrical 03-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Friday1
Stuck starter used to happen on fire trucks and...

Stuck starter used to happen on fire trucks and the starter would get burnt up. They couldn't hear the starter with siren and radio blaring. It usually is caused by low battery power or low power...
Forum: Electrical 03-04-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 5,980
Posted By Friday1
As a mechanic I used to keep a "known good" turn...

As a mechanic I used to keep a "known good" turn signal harness in my tool box. On most fire trucks the turn signal harness was connected with an 8 wire connector and you could unplug and plug your...
Forum: General 03-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Friday1
Scott Crosby is a Detroit 2 stroke bus whisperer....

Scott Crosby is a Detroit 2 stroke bus whisperer. He arrives in a 1948 GM Silversides and can get a Detroit running if it is at all possible. The Bus Grease Monkey website is full of gearheads and a...
Forum: Engine 02-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Friday1
Great idea! I'll remember that one. Rick...

Great idea! I'll remember that one.


Rick in Ohio
Forum: Engine 02-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By Friday1
Get an assistant that can follow directions. Have...

Get an assistant that can follow directions. Have them hold the key in the start position and check for power at the starter and backtrack toward the batteries. If the batteries are good the power...
Forum: Electrical 02-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 5,980
Posted By Friday1
Dave, From experience remember that if you just...

Dave, From experience remember that if you just check say a ground connection visually or by seeing if it is tight, that is not enough. You HAVE to remove it, sand it and the parent metal to bright...
Forum: Electrical 02-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 5,980
Posted By Friday1
Fixing an electrical gremlin over the internet is...

Fixing an electrical gremlin over the internet is a fool's errand. You will need some equipment and an assistant that can follow directions to turn the key and hold it in the start position for...
Forum: General 02-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Friday1
1995 XL towing 4 tires down

I know there are some members who tow VW standard tranny toads, but I can't remember who they are. Want to tow a 2014 VW Jetta TDI with 6 speed tranny with a 1995 XL. Any info on tow bars, wiring...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By Friday1
The big cities are just the same. The mechanics...

The big cities are just the same. The mechanics convinced the parts buyers to purchase SAE 40 CF2 spec oil for the Detroits and it was like pulling teeth. Some carpetbagger oil salesman told them...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By Friday1
Most pumpers rack up miles while in stationary...

Most pumpers rack up miles while in stationary mode pumping water. The transmission is locked in high gear so the pump impeller will spin the RPM to pump big water. I used to teach pump evolution. A...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By Friday1
Most fire trucks have all the low oil pressure,...

Most fire trucks have all the low oil pressure, and high cooling temp shut downs disabled. They usually have max horsepower dialed in already. This could be a huge deal or a bundle of very expensive...
Forum: Engine 01-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2,638
Posted By Friday1
We had to put a new cooling fan on our 1961 GM...

We had to put a new cooling fan on our 1961 GM 4106 bus with 8V71 Detroit power. The old steel fan looked like a propeller from a B25 that bellied in when the landing gear didn't work. I found this...
Forum: Engine 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,093
Posted By Friday1
We got a new boss at the fire garage and he was...

We got a new boss at the fire garage and he was big on cheap starters and alternators. We had a standing rule on fire equipment-NO JUNK- for electrical parts. He found this place if your part failed...
Forum: Engine 01-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,093
Posted By Friday1
8/71 Detroit in my 4106 GM bus with V-drive uses...

8/71 Detroit in my 4106 GM bus with V-drive uses a CCW starter. Hard to find in 12 volt and impossible while on the road so I carry one with me. If the starter needs changed, you are in trouble....
Forum: AZ Hot Birds 01-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By Friday1
Mike

Looks like fun Mike. I am recovering from two back surgeries, hemorrhoid surgery and hernia surgery all in a few months time. It will be a jam to get our bus ready for any summer trips. Doing water...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 01-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Friday1
Radiator

After a couple radiators I would be checking for a blown head gasket. They can't all be defective.


Rick in Ohio
Forum: Under The Awning 12-14-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Friday1
First thing to do is clean up. Many projects and...

First thing to do is clean up. Many projects and tools just got shoved inside the door and not put away. What a mess! There are several batteries none of which will fit my super clean 2006 Crown Vic...
Forum: Under The Awning 12-14-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Friday1
Finally

I am out of the infusion business. I won't miss six hours a day sitting still thinking about projects stacking up in the shop. We went to see the infectious disease doc and he removed the PICC line...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-03-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,327
Posted By Friday1
OOoops, was thinking FC right up on the...

OOoops, was thinking FC right up on the compressor. Maybe now is the time to move your governor.



Rick in Ohio
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-02-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,327
Posted By Friday1
The components in the air brake system are made...

The components in the air brake system are made for 125 psi. Adjusting the governor takes all of 20 seconds. Look for a youtube.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-01-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,327
Posted By Friday1
[QUOTE=Randy Dupree;436192]140 is too high if the...

[QUOTE=Randy Dupree;436192]140 is too high if the tank pop off valve is popping off.


The rubber cap on your governor sits on the pressure adjustment. Most of them adjust by turning the center...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Friday1
Talking I do drink a lot of water. Up every two hours at...

I do drink a lot of water. Up every two hours at night to pee. I have yogurt every morning with old fashioned oatmeal. I think open on the incision. It is about 9" long. When the back was infected,...
Forum: Under The Awning 11-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Friday1
WOW! Hope it goes good for you , Mark.

WOW! Hope it goes good for you , Mark.
Forum: Under The Awning 11-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Friday1
The pressurized pucks were an option. We went...

The pressurized pucks were an option. We went with the cheaper of the two, the gravity feed bag and it is $82 per day times six weeks. An expense we didn't figure on. When all the bills are in we...
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