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Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I like your thinking about removing the filter....

I like your thinking about removing the filter. Never occurred to me. It is on the suction side.
The path on the suction side needs to be as free as possible. When I originally went through mine...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 5,025
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Thanks for the feed back, nice to know some one...

Thanks for the feed back, nice to know some one was helped. I was surprised by how long ago that was. Mine is rolling sweet many years later.
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-18-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Bob, i did a Williams air throttle and King...

Bob,
i did a Williams air throttle and King cruise on my FC /3208 and you are welcome to come to Olympia and look at how I did it. I believe I bought all the components at Cascade friction...
Forum: Engine 08-29-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
John, On my FC the prob for the pyrometer is...

John,
On my FC the prob for the pyrometer is after the turbo. I have been told that in this case you should derate the temperature by 200 degrees because the air has been tempered by passing through...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 12-28-2016
Replies: 1,514
Views: 213,741
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Randy, Do you have a couple pretty stout return...

Randy,
Do you have a couple pretty stout return springs on the throttle?
Mine ended up really smooth and light but it was a real balance of getting the throttle rod to work in the space available....
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Ed, Great pictures. Thats it. Man that looks...

Ed,
Great pictures. Thats it. Man that looks accessible! and not a 900 degree exhaust pipe an inch away from it.
Those pics are a great addition to help understand whats involved with removing it.
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
ED, Google SR1 brake relay valve and you will...

ED,
Google SR1 brake relay valve and you will get a you tube choice or two that explain far better than I can. As I understand it sends air to the spring brake cans and in the event of a brake air...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 12-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Brake Relay Valve SR-1

John, maybe you will want to consolidate this with the other thread I started when broke down.
I thought a more searchable title was in order.

It has been more than a year ago that I had trouble...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 10-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
The valve you are talking about I believe is the...

The valve you are talking about I believe is the SR-1 brake relay valve. A google search for that part number will get a good four or five minute you tube tutorial on what all its job is. I just...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-29-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,139
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Looks like it is coming by the seal under...

Looks like it is coming by the seal under pressure. It seems like it has to be a damaged seal or a bad score in the ram, which is also the piston in these jacks. It has to come apart. If this is just...
Forum: General 08-16-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 21,896
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
JF, I think what i did was just cut the...

JF,
I think what i did was just cut the standard 90 at the center of the radius. Rotated it into the offset, it was greater than a 4" offset so I set it on the weld table with the ends parallel and...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 04-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,434
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Nice 250 horse 31's with a retarder even somewhat...

Nice 250 horse 31's with a retarder even somewhat rarer.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 03-28-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,139
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I had to weld a cap screw to the set screw pipe...

I had to weld a cap screw to the set screw pipe plug that was in the jack I took apart. The female hex in the plug was not in good enough shape to get it out.
When i got the plug out it looked like...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 03-28-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,139
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I did my fronts and one of my rears. like Ryan I...

I did my fronts and one of my rears. like Ryan I was able to go to the hydraulic house and match up. I know I have the seals I bought and didn't use for the one rear.
If you don't have a hydraulic...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-24-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 8,933
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I believe I have heard of hi way 50 across Nevada...

I believe I have heard of hi way 50 across Nevada referred to as the loneliest road in America.
Cat showed up yet again?
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 03-21-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,840
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Nicely done. Did you have to reach in and slather...

Nicely done. Did you have to reach in and slather up the inside as well? I've never seen tire soap... is the viscosity about like grease the way it looks?
Forum: Under The Awning 01-26-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 8,933
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Looks like big fun. And no rain!

Looks like big fun. And no rain!
Forum: Under The Awning 01-21-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 8,933
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
And miraculously the incessant rain took a break...

And miraculously the incessant rain took a break for the entire day didn't start back up until clean up time.
This morning looked like a fine day to be heading south, I think they got out around...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 11-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I remember when I was looking for mine I was...

I remember when I was looking for mine I was talking to Coach Glass in Eugene, Ore. They quoted me something like $ 395.00 each and the shipping charge was high like around $ 275.00 because of a...
Forum: SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 10-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Man, I need to come down and have a look in your...

Man, I need to come down and have a look in your garage. I've wanted an Elan ever since Emma Peel was climbing in and out of hers.
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 09-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
John, My bus is the same color as yours. For...

John,

My bus is the same color as yours. For the two blues I picked them from the Imron book and had Centari acrylic enamel made. Here is what I had made,

# 44441
National Fleet Color
Color -...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
I just found a nice tutorial online that...

I just found a nice tutorial online that refreshed my memory.
So I guess I take exception. There is no physical link between the two chambers other than the push rod from the spring chamber sealed...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
Rick, I will have to confirm but I think the...

Rick,
I will have to confirm but I think the actuator for the service brakes can stroke normally with the springs caged. The brakes felt quite normal.
I thought about that and proceeded...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 09-18-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By Patrick LaBreck
After two days at Glacier park when we aired up...

After two days at Glacier park when we aired up to leave in the morning the problem was back. 4000 ft. at 32 degrees. Tried a couple of taps with a small brass hammer then a hair drier for a while,...
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