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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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Default 87 FC Down on the side of the Road

We were headed to the WOG Rally, late as usual, trying to make up time with a long driving day.
Headed South on I75 with heavy traffic moving along, It joins I40, just West of Knoxville, now the traffic really
picks up for this stretch. Down on the side of the road was an 87FC, How could we pass it up?
Slowed pulled in front, set the flashers & a few small orange cones. Patty says this is a crazy place to park!
How could anyone miss seeing two buses two toads, reflectors & cones on a clear day on a straight road.
So we took a chance and found a young newly married couple in a recently purchased Bird.
They had been waiting for 5/6 hours for help or a tow.
Talked for a bit got in and the old 3208 turbo fired up as designed & sounded great.
But the dash was dead, guages were weird and the tranny would not shift out of Neutral.
A clear 12 volt issue, But NO! we were not going to work on the street side battery & load center.
Just as a fleeting silly thought, I could lift the dash and hot wire something??? But not in this location.
So, we removed the left side kick panel and found a 12 volt buss bar and wired it to a dead ignition on buss bar.
YEAH! we agreed to follow these young folks. But they were in a more hurried mode than we were.
We do know they reached their Florida destination. Hopefully someone will follow-up this repair,
or at least disconnect the jumper wires.
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Good story and a good deed Bill. If we could all be so lucky!!
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Good Deal...

So , have they joined WOG yet ?
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Talk about luck! Great story. Wasn't there someone here with a nephew who bought a square FC a couple years ago?
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Yeah seriously lucky guy, I wonder if he knew how lucky he was to be in the presence to the esteemed FC guru,(insert drum roll here) uncle Bill. He would have been towed off the highway if you didn’t come along.
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5 hours! I bet they were glad to see you!

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Great job Bill!
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To run into Bill Pape .
I bet you that couple will be talking about that for a long time.
And will never fully know how lucky they were that day
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Talk about luck! Great story. Wasn't there someone here with a nephew who bought a square FC a couple years ago?

Thats the coach,Its Kurt Horvaths nephew and the coach was Bob Brittons old FC.
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Wow, great job Bill.
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