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Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 01-27-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 3,930
Posted By skywalker6582
Actually, no matter which direction the wheel is...

Actually, no matter which direction the wheel is mounted, the force is applied to the spindle at the wheel mounting point, not inline with the tire. The same amount of force (or "moment") is applied...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-20-2020
Replies: 31
Views: 2,351
Posted By skywalker6582
Biggest issue may be the inside. Windows open...

Biggest issue may be the inside. Windows open for long period of time in south Louisiana equals a very bad interior condition. probably rotted down to the steel underfloor and rusted from there. ...
Forum: Transmission 01-19-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1,989
Posted By skywalker6582
I know you said idle is 750 rpm, but is the idle...

I know you said idle is 750 rpm, but is the idle higher at startup than after it warms up? These transmissions are setup to not allow a shift if the engine rpm is sensed to be high. I don't know what...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 01-16-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,842
Posted By skywalker6582
Well, I don't know the circumstances and I don't...

Well, I don't know the circumstances and I don't have access to the records right now, but the original owner of my 86 PT38 (Hemmings Motor News guy) had the rear end rebuilt twice and then had it...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 11-06-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By skywalker6582
Bruce - The previous owner of our PT38 had the...

Bruce - The previous owner of our PT38 had the muffler off years ago, intending to put a resonator on. He decided to knock-out the bits of what was left of the interior of the muffler and...
Forum: New Members 10-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By skywalker6582
Yep: Burn no fuel in the driveway, or 5.5 mpg on...

Yep: Burn no fuel in the driveway, or 5.5 mpg on the road running the gennie, your choice:D
Forum: General 10-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By skywalker6582
Dave: it's a little hard to be certain from your...

Dave: it's a little hard to be certain from your picture, but the second picture looks to me like the manifold that the oil pressure sensors screw into. Oil line feeds it from the engine, then...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 09-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By skywalker6582
Take a look at Boswell Landing, on Boswell...

Take a look at Boswell Landing, on Boswell Landing Road in the Tennessee section just a little north of the developed Piney campground. It has a number of nice gravel campsites, most with picnic...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 08-07-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By skywalker6582
Dexron was good enough for the first 380K in my...

Dexron was good enough for the first 380K in my tranny and I'm sticking with it. And as an added benefit, when you carry spare Dexron with you, you can always use it to fill the fuel filters when you...
Forum: General 07-09-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,939
Posted By skywalker6582
Just for general info: Way back in my Scout...

Just for general info: Way back in my Scout Platoon Leader days one of the tasks that my guys had to do was classify bridges for a tank battalion to move across. I used to take them out county roads...
Forum: Toads and Trailers General discussion and For Sale or Wanted 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,219
Posted By skywalker6582
Specifically for size 30x10.5R15 that you state...

Specifically for size 30x10.5R15 that you state you need, I run the Goodyear Wrangler from Walmart on my CUCV (military version of Chevy K5 Blazer). That is the only size they carry in it, but...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 06-02-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 10,209
Posted By skywalker6582
Whatever works for folks and helps them sleep at...

Whatever works for folks and helps them sleep at night. One advantage of carrying ATF on board is that it really helps when changing fuel filters. Just fill the new filter with ATF and screw it on....
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By skywalker6582
This is the goat rail mounted hoist we had on the...

This is the goat rail mounted hoist we had on the FC we used to have. It was mounted to the back corner of the goat rail and when stood up it could swing over the side. 12V winch made it easy to...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 05-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By skywalker6582
When we bought our bus in the middle of Nebraska...

When we bought our bus in the middle of Nebraska farm country, a local shop mounted us new BFG's on steer and drive and moved the old steer BFG's to tag before we departed for home. Original spec...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-26-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By skywalker6582
Mechanical Driptroit's do not like to have the...

Mechanical Driptroit's do not like to have the pedal to the floor. I can't speak to the DDEC versions. It tends to burn extra fuel and generally isn't great for the engine. The guy at Tejas Coach...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By skywalker6582
Yep, I sometimes find myself creeping into the...

Yep, I sometimes find myself creeping into the 80+ mph range when I don't watch myself, with throttle left to spare. It is easy with 8v92 in my PT38, but I was happy to get the mileage up to ~5.5 mpg...
Forum: New Members 03-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By skywalker6582
Thumbs up Reality Always Trumps

Mike, reality trumps opinion every time, and your advice to us folks on WOG is the voice of sage experience rooted in reality. I appreciate and read your comments every time I see them because I...
Forum: New Members 03-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By skywalker6582
Dennis, I'm about 2 1/2 hours from you down near...

Dennis, I'm about 2 1/2 hours from you down near Dover, TN if you would like to come down, see an 86 PT38 in person, and talk about the differences in various year and model birds. (mechanical...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By skywalker6582
380K and holding due to no fault of the bus (life...

380K and holding due to no fault of the bus (life happens). Hope to get back to converting diesel to miles and smiles soon.
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 02-03-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,096
Posted By skywalker6582
X2 for the relay above the shunts in the last...

X2 for the relay above the shunts in the last picture.

First, all of the advice in this thread is good advice and probably should be done eventually. Having said that, I would start with the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By skywalker6582
Yep, Woody, I tip my hat to all of you guys that...

Yep, Woody, I tip my hat to all of you guys that somehow kept things rolling in *#!^, uhhh, shall we say less than optimal conditions.

The up-armored HMMWV is far from perfect, but it beat the...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By skywalker6582
I don't think it's possible to put brakes that...

I don't think it's possible to put brakes that are too good on a Wanderlodge, but I have proof that you can put brakes that are too sticky on a vehicle if you don't make other mods. I was the Army's...
Forum: Parts Wanted 01-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By skywalker6582
I'm sure your craftsmanship skills surpass mine. ...

I'm sure your craftsmanship skills surpass mine. Take pictures and post them when you're done. You never know who you might inspire!:D
Forum: Parts Wanted 01-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By skywalker6582
Martin, the construction technique will take a...

Martin, the construction technique will take a bit of explaining, but here goes: The eagle started as a coffee table in an antique store with glass frame and legs that had been glued together...
Forum: Parts Wanted 01-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By skywalker6582
Martin: I built my own dinette table to replace a...

Martin: I built my own dinette table to replace a free-standing predecessor. Mounts to wall using aluminum channel like a lot of newer RVs allowing it to swing up and off easy, and the table leg...
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