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Old 04-22-2014
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Default 1982 FC33 renovation

We have started work on our new to us coach and I know the rule; "No photos.....it didn't happen." So, here's a first attempt. Started with battery box work and chargers. The original chargers were still installed and look as if they haven't worked for quite some time. Replaced them and went with the original four six volt battery set up and made new cables. Replaced the bathroom vent fan and repaired the tack drive (the rubber cap on the end of the drive is not an option). Cleaning up ground and terminal block connections as I find them.
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Looking good!

Is that the tach sender you rebuilt? First time I see that. Hope it takes care of the issue.
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Where did you get the bathroom fan? I have one in the shower and one over the toilet and neither works.
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Where did you get the bathroom fan? I have one in the shower and one over the toilet and neither works.
Richard, I replaced both my shower fan and the one in the Galley over the stove. I found them at e-trailer. Check here http://accessories.etrailer.com/sear...tline%20vanair In my shower, the trim ring wasn't quite deep enough, so there is some insulation visible, but the motors work great. BTW, the top is a smoked plastic instead of the white plastic that was there originally.
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Thanks, John.
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nice work Chap!
Keep it coming!!
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Looking good!

Is that the tach sender you rebuilt? First time I see that. Hope it takes care of the issue.
The coil checked good, but it was almost impossible to turn the shaft so I figured I didn't have anything to lose. Worked my way around the case with a small sharp chisel to bend the lip open. I cleaned everything up with a Dremel tool and epoxied the magnet back together and used a high temp grease sparingly when I reassembled. I used epoxy to reseal the case and did a little work on the drive tang. Works like a champ!
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Where did you get the bathroom fan? I have one in the shower and one over the toilet and neither works.
It is a Ventline VP 543. About $57 from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Ventline-VP-54...entline+vp+543
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The coil checked good, but it was almost impossible to turn the shaft so I figured I didn't have anything to lose. Worked my way around the case with a small sharp chisel to bend the lip open. I cleaned everything up with a Dremel tool and epoxied the magnet back together and used a high temp grease sparingly when I reassembled. I used epoxy to reseal the case and did a little work on the drive tang. Works like a champ!
Sounds like you're a good match for an older Bird and your having some fun!

Looking forward to more from you.

Carry on!
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