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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Old 04-23-2010
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Good going Aaron!

Sounds like you hooked up with the right people.

I'm the guy that had the nightmare experience with this several years ago as a real newbie.

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Good going Aaron!

Sounds like you hooked up with the right people.

I'm the guy that had the nightmare experience with this several years ago as a real newbie.

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Bill, Your experience is the one I read about.
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Aaron,

Good you caught this before a long trip.
can you post pictures of both ends??
Actually Bill I caught this after a long 2,000 mile trip I'll get some pictures of the ends. The ends on my cable were not metric, they are 10-32 machine screw thread size.
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I removed the cable Tuesday and dropped it off Wednesday at my local big truck parts supplier. They sent the cable to their Grand Rapids, MI main store where they build custom cables.

Aaron,

We need more information about your source for the new cable, like company Name, Address and a Phone number too and the person that you dealt with if possible.

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Bill, Your experience is the one I read about.
Funny, looking back on it now, in a way it was a blessing in disguise.

That nightmare experience provided an invaluable lesson early on.

I learned:

Never ever bring the Bird to an "RV" center for mechanical work. They may tell you they know about these vintage machines and know how to work on them, chances are, they never ever got close to one before. You don't want to pay double for their OJT and less than great work.

Learn how to do a lot of things yourself. Its not rocket science but, you have to know your limits.

Find a GOOD heavy truck mechanic that is a good teacher too. I have come a cross a couple that will let me work along side them at an affordable rate ( a fleet guy that will work at your house or his for say half the shop rate).

Shop for parts yourself. The same exact part can vary in price many times over from place to place.

Take the time to read the Forum threads and research the docs and drawings on file here. Thanks to all of us, we have access to hundreds of years of accumulated knowledge right here and this is PRICELESS!

"Learn from the mistakes of others you won't live long enough to make them all yourself."


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We are undoing some pretty dumb and expensive mods made by others
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I used to get custom cables to shift the transmission on my 150 mph go kart from Fleet Pride. They could make any combination and at a very competitive rate so I would always have spares. Morse cables are kinda pricey. There is a cable lubricating kit available from Morse. The lube in the kit looks just like ethelene glycol antifreeze. We had a lube kit at the fire dept. Lots of trouble to disassemble one end but for sure it made the cables operate smoothly. There is a small cable lubricating device for motorcycle clutch cables that might be big enough to use on a Morse style cable. Prolly in a J & P catalog bike tools section. This small tool is unique as you don't have to disassemble anything to use it, the device just clamps over the cable and you shoot penetrating oil in a small hole through one of those swizzle sticks taped on the side of a PB Blaster can. You can also take your new cable, hang it up in the air, tape a small plastic funnel to the cable, fill the funnel with light motor oil, and let the oil gravity fee overnight. Cycling the cable in and out will help to feed the oil into the inside. Avoid heavy oil so it is not too sticky if the temperature is cold. Hope this helps, Rick in Ohio
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There is a small cable lubricating device for motorcycle clutch cables that might be big enough to use on a Morse style cable. Prolly in a J & P catalog bike tools section. This small tool is unique as you don't have to disassemble anything to use it, the device just clamps over the cable and you shoot penetrating oil in a small hole through one of those swizzle sticks taped on the side of a PB Blaster can.

This is what Rick is referring to, it may or may not work on a FC throttle cable, I have one but I have never tried it for that purpose.


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I have one of those oilers. After trying it 3-4 times, I hang the cable and move the cable in and out.
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Air throttle, best modification ever. #^%! them cables.
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