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Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 05-11-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,421
Posted By Benson
Schoolie Paint Job...

Has anyone ever thought about painting up a Wanderlodge in traditional school bus colors? I think it would make for a very cool looking bus and a fun project to do. Opinions?
Forum: Engine 05-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,118
Posted By Benson
Coolant getting into the combustion chamber can...

Coolant getting into the combustion chamber can sometimes cause that cylinder to missfire. Does the engine have a skip under load or rough idle at all?

If you have a cooling system pressure...
Forum: Engine 05-08-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,118
Posted By Benson
If coolant is getting into one of the combustion...

If coolant is getting into one of the combustion chambers the cylinder with the leak will be much cleaner than the rest. The top of the piston will be free of carbon from the steam generated due to...
Forum: Engine 04-28-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 11,061
Posted By Benson
By the way, awesome job on the engine compartment...

By the way, awesome job on the engine compartment detailing...Looks like you are ready to compete with the best of the best at Pebble Beach!
Forum: Engine 04-28-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 11,061
Posted By Benson
As a former body man, all I can say is that the...

As a former body man, all I can say is that the insulation on the underside of a car's hood is there to keep the heat from cooking the paint job.
Forum: Engine 04-28-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 27,054
Posted By Benson
Can anyone comment on their success of using the...

Can anyone comment on their success of using the Kriket V-Belt Tension Gauge Tool: NBHKR1. I am curious to know if tensioning new belts to 100-120lbs was either too tight and damaged pulley bearings...
Forum: Engine 04-27-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 27,054
Posted By Benson
I need some guidance with 3208 belts. When...

I need some guidance with 3208 belts. When tightening up new belts is the tension measuring tool critical to have? I was going to use NAPA belts. Do these hold their tension as well as other...
Forum: General 04-27-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By Benson
That's a big help, thanks Mike.

That's a big help, thanks Mike.
Forum: General 04-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By Benson
My fridge is not working on either gas and...

My fridge is not working on either gas and electric. It is the original unit that came with the bus in 1982 and has not worked for many years. I have not spent much time tinkering with it yet, but I...
Forum: General 04-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By Benson
Air Bag Blow Out...

If an air bag blows out on an FC out on the road what can I expect? Will just that corner drop, that axle, or will the whole coach be be down?

My air bags are looking a little ripe. I did not...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 04-25-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,491
Posted By Benson
Rick, I have heard good reports about this...

Rick,

I have heard good reports about this campground. http://normandyfarms.com/contact2.htm?id=contact It is located just Southwest of Boston in Foxboro, MA. It is were the New England...
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 04-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By Benson
The E-Bay ad got changed today...The bus now has...

The E-Bay ad got changed today...The bus now has 89,000 miles on the entire coach, and had the Cat replaced 20,000 miles ago. No longer for sale in Idaho, now Missouri. Sounded to good to be true. ...
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 04-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By Benson
Good eyes John...Maybe it had 20,000 miles in...

Good eyes John...Maybe it had 20,000 miles in 1993!
Forum: Coaches For Sale by WOG Members 04-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,835
Posted By Benson
1991 SP-38 / 20,000 Miles on E-Bay...

Ad states it is a custom ordered 38ft...

http://cgi.ebay.com/1991-Bluebird-Wanderlodge-38ft-Class-Diesel-Bus-/260589619317?cmd=ViewItem&pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item3cac5a0875
Forum: FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) 04-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By Benson
You did a really nice job with the flooring and...

You did a really nice job with the flooring and carpet. I like how the colors keep in taste with the rest of the interior, as well as gives the bus a modern yet expensive look to it. I would like...
Forum: General 04-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By Benson
That was a big help, thanks guys! One more...

That was a big help, thanks guys!

One more question, is the rear axle a posi-traction type? I think someone warned me to be very careful not to spin one axle on dirt while the other was sitting...
Forum: General 04-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By Benson
Recommended FC Fluids...

I need some advise. I am trying to research the proper fluid types and viscosity for the my 1982 FC 3208 N/A. I am a little in the dark since I do not have the blue box manuals. So I thought I had...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-16-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
I am glad to hear that the current owners with a...

I am glad to hear that the current owners with a Progressive agreed value policy in place will be Grandfathered. I hope they will not play the game of raising your rates in the future to get you to...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-15-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
I totally think the professional apraisal is a...

I totally think the professional apraisal is a great idea as John sugested to protect our investments. But please correct me if I am wrong here, if the policy wording does not clearly state "AGREED...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-15-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
That is great news John. Who better to appraise...

That is great news John. Who better to appraise a Wanderlodge than from another owner who understands their value. If you were to write an appraisal on a Blue Bird can you do it long distance from...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-15-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
Maybe I will look into insuring the 1982 FC35 as...

Maybe I will look into insuring the 1982 FC35 as an antique vehicle, and get it professionally appraised for a more realistic value. What is the difference, they will insure collector cars for big...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-15-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
I called Progressive directly today. Tried to...

I called Progressive directly today. Tried to get an agreed value policy for my 1982 in case of a total loss. They will only write the older motorhomes based on the book value amount in a total...
Forum: Insurance, Vehicle & Towing, Taxes, and Lifestyle Costs 04-15-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 13,160
Posted By Benson
Agreed Insurance Value Policies...

I found out effective 4/15/2010 that Progressive will no longer write agreed value insurance policies for older motorhomes and will not renew any in effect at this time either. They will only write...
Forum: General 04-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Benson
FC Height...

Does anyone know off hand what the max height of an 1982 FC is fully aired up?

From what I can tell, the spot light on top of the front A/C condenser seems to be the highest point of the coach. ...
Forum: HVAC, Air Conditioners, Aqua Hot, Primus, Webasto, Chassis Heaters, Furnaces and Water Heaters 04-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By Benson
Thank you, great information from all you guys. ...

Thank you, great information from all you guys. I did not know there was a bleeder line or that distilled water in suposed to be used for the 50/50 mix.
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