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Old 02-23-2019
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Default Removed engine air compressor

So last weekend I started the bus and it was not building any air. I pulled the main air line off my air dryer and was getting no air from the compressor. I hit the throttle a bit and started to get a little bit of air. So it looked like the compressor was not functioning properly. I decided instead of messing around with a rebuild to just go ahead and replace the compressor. I pulled the exhaust and the metal panel with the cruise and the air throttle off so I could access the air compressor easier. Looks like I am also going to have to pull the starter so I can get to one of the coolant hoses that connects to the block just above the starter. I am going to replace the coolant lines with new and all new lines going to compressor. It took me about 4 hours to get the compressor out. Am going to do some cleaning and I have an oil leak at the front of the engine, I think its the oil pressure sender leaking. Also have to finish getting the cooling lines off so I can get those made.

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So last weekend I started the bus and it was not building any air. I pulled the main air line off my air dryer and was getting no air from the compressor. I hit the throttle a bit and started to get a little bit of air. So it looked like the compressor was not functioning properly. I decided instead of messing around with a rebuild to just go ahead and replace the compressor. I pulled the exhaust and the metal panel with the cruise and the air throttle off so I could access the air compressor easier. Looks like I am also going to have to pull the starter so I can get to one of the coolant hoses that connects to the block just above the starter. I am going to replace the coolant lines with new and all new lines going to compressor. It took me about 4 hours to get the compressor out. Am going to do some cleaning and I have an oil leak at the front of the engine, I think its the oil pressure sender leaking. Also have to finish getting the cooling lines off so I can get those made.

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Now cut the heads off a couple of bolts and use the studs to slide the compressor over when you put it back together.
Thanks for the pics.
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...Looks like I am also going to have to pull the starter so I can get to one of the coolant hoses that connects to the block just above the starter.

Jeff:


When I replaced the compressor coolant hoses on my 6V92, I did not have to remove the starter. I was able to access the fitting by using a 3/8" drive, open crow foot wrench (7/8" I think it was) along with all my 3/8" extensions.


At the time, Snap-On was the only tool supplier that I could find that had such a wrench. It may have been less expensive to remove the starter.
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I have a good supply of home made tools and wrenchs,i know some of you don't have a torch or a welder,but making a tool is always an option.
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Now cut the heads off a couple of bolts and use the studs to slide the compressor over when you put it back together.
Thanks for the pics.
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Jeff:


When I replaced the compressor coolant hoses on my 6V92, I did not have to remove the starter. I was able to access the fitting by using a 3/8" drive, open crow foot wrench (7/8" I think it was) along with all my 3/8" extensions.


At the time, Snap-On was the only tool supplier that I could find that had such a wrench. It may have been less expensive to remove the starter.
Yea I think I will just pull the starter out of the way, I need to get the oil line loose as well and I cannot even really see where it is connected.

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I have a good supply of home made tools and wrenchs,i know some of you don't have a torch or a welder,but making a tool is always an option.
Yea I have made some custom tools for working on cars... Have a welder, no torch.. yet...

Thanks for the suggestions, wish I had read yours about cutting off the bolts Randy... I was holding that heavy mother up there trying to get the bolts in it... But its in there now..

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Now I just need to decide what to do with the exhaust. I tried without the muffler and its just too loud for me. I will have to get some parts together to put the muffler back in... Some of the exhaust is falling apart and they did not put any flex in between the engine and the down pipe.
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I tried without the muffler and its just too loud for me.

Install a resonator. Less back pressure and not too much noise.


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Not really work, but I added a little 2.1 cubic foot freezer into the bay. On these WB coaches it fits great. Plenty of space around it for air flow, and I just put two eye bolts through the floor on each side and strapped her in. Works like a charm and really quiet. Maybe if I change out the LPG fridge I'll take it back out, but for now it will be really nice to not have to deal with coolers.

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put a old freezer 12vt-110 that i got 3 coaches ago in my LX


sold a travel trailer-consignment deal


prepped for Pulling gen set out next few days by buying a forklift in Corpus Christi


going to get Fork lift and insulation for gen set walls tomorrow in warm weather I hope on the Sea---


will try and get a Big load of Shrimp if possible if not Fresh Fish


Got a BB to look at there for sale or consignment if stars Align


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Default Stove Cover

I have an 86 PT 40. Several weeks ago I posted a request looking for a stove cover that contains the Vintage Glass covered insert with Birds on it from a Wanderlodge. My stove cover did not have this and my stove cover was broken. (Pictures below)

I received a reaponse from Melody Howard in Lousiana. She and her husband offered to give me theirs from their FC which they are restoring. They only wanted me to pay for shipping, which I gladly did. (Picture below)

I knew the cover they gave me was wider than mine, but I didn’t realize that it was also shorter than mine. I decided that I would have a new stove cover made and have the glass insert installed into the newly constructed stove cover. I took my broken cover to use as a pattern and the cover provided to me by Architectural Surfaces in Chattanooga, TN. Guy, their sales person listened to my idea and pointed out to me that the material to construct a new one would cost $300-$400. He further explained that he thought that they could repair my broken one, cut out the center and install the glass into it amd I would not be able to see the cracks in the repaired cover. I was very skeptical, but agreed to leave my broken cover and the cover i had received from Melody and her husband.

Today, i picked up my repaired cover. Below is the picture. I have to say I am amazed by the work that Guy and his team at Architectural Surfaces did. He was correct, I can’t see the line and the work to insert the glass inlay is exceptional.

When Guy handed me the invoice and the total was $25 I was bery pleased. I highly recommend Architectural Surfaces in Chattanooga, TN.
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Old 03-09-2019
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Default Bird clock for the bedroom

Our 1986 PT 40 had the Bedroom Bird Emblem / Clock removed by a previous owner. Today, I installed a replacement clock / emblem that I purchased from Steve Pappas. Attached you’ll see the results. Thanks Steve, we live it and think it looks GREAT!!!
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