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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB 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 PT Parts here too.

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Thanks for taking us along for the ride!
Theres no sound like a sweet humming V6 Detroit!
I am enjoying it.. glad others are too...

I had a leaking drive brake can... so I needed to replace the drive brake cans... I worked on that yesterday.. and I got those both changed out and tested...

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Looks like I will be leaving Monday for Pine Mountain.... But things are looking good and safe, that's whats important.
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Well I made it to Pine Mountain... knock wood, no major issues.. I will have to adjust the fuel modulator, I think its a bit too restrictive. Occasionally I barely have enough power to pull away, but once it hits the boost it takes off like normal. I am going adjust it and it should be fine, may get a bit more black smoke at take off but I am not that worried about it. I am going to open the engine hatch up if the weather is better tomorrow for any of those who would like to come by.
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Jeff - that is an HS9 Horton fan? Or something else? Notice any difference in the driving time you've had? And where were you parked at WOG? I walked all over, in the pouring rain, looking for you, but never found you?
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Jeff - that is an HS9 Horton fan? Or something else? Notice any difference in the driving time you've had? And where were you parked at WOG? I walked all over, in the pouring rain, looking for you, but never found you?
Here is the fan part number:

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I can still feel the fan cycle when you are at idle, do not notice it other than the temperature going down when on the interstate. Its probably kinda like the titanic losing a deck chair, but I figure its got to be better on the motor to not have to sling that heavy fan around.

We were in site 40 in the pines.... We left on Saturday morning if you came by on Saturday... figured most people would not venture out in the rain so we decided to head on home and have a day to relax before going back to work. I did see your wife came by one day and said hello... She was not interested in the engine though haha Sorry I missed you.. guess there is next year... I may have the new hydraulic reservoir figured out and installed for next year.... maybe...
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Here is the fan part number:

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And the thread where I found the number to order it:
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I can still feel the fan cycle when you are at idle, do not notice it other than the temperature going down when on the interstate. Its probably kinda like the titanic losing a deck chair, but I figure its got to be better on the motor to not have to sling that heavy fan around.

We were in site 40 in the pines.... We left on Saturday morning if you came by on Saturday... figured most people would not venture out in the rain so we decided to head on home and have a day to relax before going back to work. I did see your wife came by one day and said hello... She was not interested in the engine though haha Sorry I missed you.. guess there is next year... I may have the new hydraulic reservoir figured out and installed for next year.... maybe...
Yeah well I was the only one out there getting soaked I guess. I found myself pretty dang busy the rest of the week.

The load my fan puts on at highway speed is significant, some is air flow and some is just due to the weight, but it isn't all that heavy. It cools FAST when it kicks on, but man it drags me down on the hills when I'm trying to get somewhere.

I'm doing something about my reservoir soon. You want to build a square one and put it where exactly? Up by the tag axle somewhere? How would you fill that?
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Yeah well I was the only one out there getting soaked I guess. I found myself pretty dang busy the rest of the week.

The load my fan puts on at highway speed is significant, some is air flow and some is just due to the weight, but it isn't all that heavy. It cools FAST when it kicks on, but man it drags me down on the hills when I'm trying to get somewhere.

I'm doing something about my reservoir soon. You want to build a square one and put it where exactly? Up by the tag axle somewhere? How would you fill that?
Yea I did notice a little difference on the hills, I still slow down pretty good on a long grade, but if its a short one I can get running on it and keep the boost up I can usually pull it. I also did the tune up, so not sure whether the power was from that or changing the fan.

I can get a 5gal reservoir for less than $100 so not worth building one. Just have to weld in one more fitting since they only come with two. I will mount it just behind the tag axle on the frame rail, should be able to get it low enough to fill since it will only be about 12" tall. May also get a sight glass to go on the side so I can just look under there to see that it is full.
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Jeff - that is an HS9 Horton fan? Or something else? Notice any difference in the driving time you've had? And where were you parked at WOG? I walked all over, in the pouring rain, looking for you, but never found you?
I was on the bicycle, three times, saw the beautiful engine, met John,
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I was on the bicycle, three times, saw the beautiful engine, met John,
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Yea that was strange Bill, I was sitting outside the bus for quite a bit each day.. guess we just missed each other. Glad that you enjoy it as much as I do.. I really do enjoy working on bird projects. I am sure we will cross paths.. both you, Andy and I hope many more...
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I got mine half ripped apart now.... what a JOB!!!!!
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I got mine half ripped apart now.... what a JOB!!!!!
Nice job Dennis! You are getting there... it is a big job and everything is harder than you think its going to be... Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I will do my best if I know the answer... Do you have some place to work out of the cold? I bet its getting cold up there... We finally just got a nice day today, it has been hot here up until today.. Just keep chipping away at it and you will get through it.... I had pine mountain to look forward to, so I had a deadline.
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