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Forum: Transmission 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 6,203
Posted By TKuhlman
Here is a picture of my FC35 with the 3208T. The...

Here is a picture of my FC35 with the 3208T. The picture shows the modulator cable attached to the slip clevis and the air throttle connection.
Forum: Engine 10-17-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6,054
Posted By TKuhlman
I test mine when I drain the oil. I usually run...

I test mine when I drain the oil. I usually run the engine to get the oil hot so it flows out faster. It also gets everything well mixed. While it is draining I get the bottle in the flow and fill...
Forum: Under The Awning 09-23-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 13,563
Posted By TKuhlman
Donn, We used band pass filters on the...

Donn,

We used band pass filters on the radios to prevent the interference. Rick also made some tuned stub filters to do some sharp filtering. These are made of piece of coax that are of a 1/4 or...
Forum: Under The Awning 09-22-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 13,563
Posted By TKuhlman
Expedition at Vista Park in Skomokawa WA

Lately I have been using my bird for more radio play time then camping. I am hoping to get the dogs and wife packed up for some camping this winter.

This past weekend Rick Smith - KT7G and myself...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 09-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By TKuhlman
Gardner, I am considering replacing my...

Gardner,

I am considering replacing my original AC units on my 83FC. Mine our the original Cruzeair units. The motor shaft on the condenser is so badly rusted it has cracked the hub on the fan....
Forum: Electrical 08-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,831
Posted By TKuhlman
Al, Good to hear you were able to figure it out....

Al, Good to hear you were able to figure it out. Stay cool.

Tim
Forum: Under The Awning 07-17-2017
Replies: 4,332
Views: 509,198
Posted By TKuhlman
New Ladder and Repainted Roof Rails

This project has taken at least 3 weekends but I finally got to the point of painting the roof rails. They had been showing areas with rust. When I got them stripped down there were quite a few areas...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By TKuhlman
New Toyo M154s

My rear tires were in excellant shape with no signs of weather checking but they were 12 years old. I decided on 6 new Toyo M154s. I also had Les Schwab due the additional siping. I have found the...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 10-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 7,803
Posted By TKuhlman
Joel, That is an excellent tip. I tried it...

Joel,

That is an excellent tip. I tried it and it works great! I use a coule of sheet metal screws. I now waste very little paint. POR-15 is good stuff but very expensive.

Tim
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 06-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,380
Posted By TKuhlman
Mike, You are correct. I worry too much....

Mike,

You are correct. I worry too much. Drinking more would help. I have considered doing a similar bumper mod to my rear bumper. I have been looking at different ways to haul my spare wheel &...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 06-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,380
Posted By TKuhlman
Yes, a 16 ton winch would be pretty heavy but you...

Yes, a 16 ton winch would be pretty heavy but you would only need a winch rated for that much if you plan on dead pulling the coach. A 6 ton winch would still be pretty handy to assist the bus...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 06-24-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 9,380
Posted By TKuhlman
I like this. I just replaced my 4 golf cart...

I like this. I just replaced my 4 golf cart batteries and have been considering adding a 3-way battery isolator and adding a pair of truck starting batteries. I like the fire truck bumper look when...
Forum: Parts and Other Items For Sale 06-24-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By TKuhlman
Brian, I would not be surprised if there...

Brian,

I would not be surprised if there was a big difference between the door you lost and the one I have on my 83 Bird. However, I noticed when I replaced my refer access door, it had a Dometic...
Forum: Under The Awning 06-15-2015
Replies: 4,332
Views: 509,198
Posted By TKuhlman
The tow bar is finished. I added the cross brace...

The tow bar is finished. I added the cross brace and safety cables. On to the electrical.

Tim
Forum: Under The Awning 06-02-2015
Replies: 4,332
Views: 509,198
Posted By TKuhlman
I agree 100%. Cross bracing will help with...

I agree 100%. Cross bracing will help with lateral rigidity. Next time you see the photos with the safety chains attached, there will be cross bracing.

Tim
Forum: Under The Awning 06-01-2015
Replies: 4,332
Views: 509,198
Posted By TKuhlman
My towing project is continuing to make progress....

My towing project is continuing to make progress. I had Friday off making for another 3 day weekend for me. For my tow bar setup I mounted 2 - 2" receivers to the front of the frame of my truck along...
Forum: Under The Awning 05-28-2015
Replies: 4,332
Views: 509,198
Posted By TKuhlman
Trailer Hitch

Over the holiday weekend I built a new trailer hitch for my Bird. The one that was on there looked pretty wimpy. It was just a 2" receiver welded to a piece of 1" x 2-1/2" x 1/4 channel which was...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 05-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,899
Posted By TKuhlman
I replaced my air horns with a set of Grover 1700...

I replaced my air horns with a set of Grover 1700 Series Trombones. They have a few different styles but I think I got the 24" all chrome models. http://airhorns.com/products.aspx?category=truck
...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-25-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By TKuhlman
I don't know about a mistake but it would have...

I don't know about a mistake but it would have been a lot of money. I too had been looking at vintage buses before coming across the Wanderlodge. These old buses have character and style. For me...
Forum: Under The Awning 03-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By TKuhlman
Have you called the folks at seat belt solutions?...

Have you called the folks at seat belt solutions? I have been looking at replacing my two point belt with a 3 point belt. http://www.seatbeltsolutions.com/

Tim
Forum: General 03-04-2015
Replies: 219
Views: 29,678
Posted By TKuhlman
James, Is the gray paint you are using also...

James,

Is the gray paint you are using also he POR-15?

Tim
Forum: New Members 03-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,783
Posted By TKuhlman
I figure I spend about $1500 a year in...

I figure I spend about $1500 a year in maintenance for my 83 FC. It has the 250 HP Cat 3208 with the Turbo. This year I will be replacing the front air bags, a sporlan valve and a couple of the 18"...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 02-23-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 7,803
Posted By TKuhlman
The new brace is done. It feels good to have the...

The new brace is done. It feels good to have the job behind me. The original brace used 3"x2-1/2"x1/4" angle for the flange that bolts to the frame. To make my brace stronger I layed in 2 layers of...
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 02-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 7,803
Posted By TKuhlman
Mike, That makes sense. That will minimize...

Mike,

That makes sense. That will minimize the lateral travel in the arc and axle as the suspension moves up and down. I will air it up and take a measuement.

Tim
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 02-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 7,803
Posted By TKuhlman
I could use a some information from a fellow FC35...

I could use a some information from a fellow FC35 owner. I am getting ready to drill the holes in the new brace and I want to verify the hieght of the panard bar to the bottom of the frame. In all my...
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