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Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 08-22-2019
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Views: 1,065
Posted By kgrimshaw
1986 PT-40 For Sale

Like others before me... it is time let someone else enjoy our coach. My daughter is finishing flight school and I've got to get her through her last year. That being said my coach is a 1986 PT 40...
Forum: New Members 03-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,841
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks for nice comments. The bus and I have...

Thanks for nice comments. The bus and I have been around for a while and have met some great people and made many friends. A number of folks have PM'd me and will am in the process of returning...
Forum: New Members 03-27-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,841
Posted By kgrimshaw
Hi Barry, With my daughter nearing the end...

Hi Barry,

With my daughter nearing the end of her flight training it looks like it is time for me to sell my coach (and help pay student loans). Would you be interested in an 86 PT40 with the...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 12-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By kgrimshaw
Our weather was good enough for me to get the...

Our weather was good enough for me to get the starter off, repaired, and back on today. I was lucky that the starter itself was in good shape but with a bad solenoid. So a new solenoid got the...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 12-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By kgrimshaw
The real trouble is the fact that I use the Bird...

The real trouble is the fact that I use the Bird all year long and I live in West Michigan. Anyone that has used the DD8v92 can appreciate its cold start stubbornness. My typical practice is a...
Forum: Blue Bird Models and Blue Bird History 12-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By kgrimshaw
This goes in the For What it is Worth colulmn. ...

This goes in the For What it is Worth colulmn. Good Sam has never gotten the first pass right on any of my calls. First call was for a tow because of a ruptured transmission line. They sent three...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 12-23-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By kgrimshaw
Decision made. Out with the old beast and in...

Decision made. Out with the old beast and in with the new tech.
Thanks
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 12-23-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By kgrimshaw
Replacement Starter opinions

So now I am replacing my second starter. I am looking for a opinions on changing to a gear reduction unit instead of the OEM direct drive unit. I am hoping to get a faster crank speed and be able...
Forum: Craigs List, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 01-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,179
Posted By kgrimshaw
Hi Ryan, I just caught this post. If the...

Hi Ryan,

I just caught this post. If the map is correct on the ad this coach is about 2 miles from my house. If you are truly interested I would be more than happy to take a closer look for you....
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 08-13-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By kgrimshaw
8v92 Water Pump Confirmation

Hi to all!

Looks like the next update is a water pump replacement on my 86 PT 40. I have read a few of the posts but want to confirm that for a 8v92 I need a
"Walking" replacement pump vs a...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks I will start looking into the Webasto...

Thanks I will start looking into the Webasto system. Any thoughts as to what unit?
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 11-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By kgrimshaw
Aqua hot in an 86 PT Opinions please

I'm thinking of a better heating system for our coach. We have been doing a lot of dry camping in the winter and the propane heaters cycling on-off keep me awake at night. Also the startup time for...
Forum: Tell Us Where You're At 07-25-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By kgrimshaw
Our Washington DC Trip

Our first trip with our new radiator and plumbing was great but there is always something...

On our way to DC from our home in Michigan the weather was great and the roads were clear. Great...
Forum: Engine 07-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
The radiator went in after painting the bay and...

The radiator went in after painting the bay and replacing the couplings, hoses and as much tubing as possible. In the end it was another project that made me feel good about the quality of our...
Forum: General 07-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks Jack. Apparently Ryan's closed at 2pm. I...

Thanks Jack. Apparently Ryan's closed at 2pm. I called my Good Sam's roadside and I am hoping for success. On my First call to Good Sam they said motorhomes did not use tires our size!!. Well...
Forum: General 07-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks. Trying them now....

Thanks. Trying them now....
Forum: General 07-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By kgrimshaw
Tire Help!

Just blew a tag axel tire on the expressway. We are Freeport Road off us76 just north of Pittsburg. Anybody have a resource?

Thanks
Kirk
Forum: Engine 05-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Well the story keeps going. I am still awaiting...

Well the story keeps going. I am still awaiting my rebuilt radiator and have been cleaning and prepping the engine bay. I have taken all of the plumbing out to clean it up and it looks like about...
Forum: Engine 05-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
With every project comes a new special set of...

With every project comes a new special set of tools. I'm good with that. I hope to get some time pulling old hoses for replacement this weekend.

Thanks.

P.s have you replaced a leaking...
Forum: Engine 05-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Great post. I truly wish I had a building and...

Great post. I truly wish I had a building and local friends to help. This is not an ideal project in my driveway. Thanks for the inspiration!

What was your method of getting all of the hose...
Forum: Engine 05-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Update... The radiator is in the process of...

Update...
The radiator is in the process of receiving a new core. I decided to have it re-built to the same specification as the original. It is about the most expensive option but I don't expect...
Forum: Engine 05-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks to all for the input! Decision time.

Thanks to all for the input! Decision time.
Forum: Engine 05-06-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
I thought the search for a Radiator shop was...

I thought the search for a Radiator shop was over. I contacted a local shop who has been doing custom work for years. I had a great conversation with them. They estimated $900 for the re-core and...
Forum: Engine 04-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Thanks Ed, I am going to give Detroit...

Thanks Ed,

I am going to give Detroit Radiator a call in the morning. $1700 is the best price I found in the archives. It looks like others paid anywhere from $2000 to $3000.

Thanks again...
Forum: Engine 04-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 5,117
Posted By kgrimshaw
Radiator Replacement Advice Please?

Last Friday I my transmission cooler declared the end of its life. Thanks to Ed Allison I believe that problem is now on the mend. I decided to look at the radiator while the coolant system is...
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