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Old 04-27-2014
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You need to do yourself a favor and get a Horton air clutch. Had to open the front twice in the dark in the middle of no where when the magnet decided to quit. I spent a good bit of time on making my Facet like new operationally, surfaced the friction surfaces and made sure there was no tension on the wires, new taper bearings and fresh oil, but the winding wires came out on the road and that was the end of that. Another member had the magnet short out and smoke the engine room big time. It's up to you, but those old Facets are a very bad bet.
Thanks Mike. I'll start doing my homework on a Horton. Both are new to me. Everything we use with a 3208 (dump truck, Barko loader, irrigation, etc) has a fan that turns full time. No clutch of any kind so I have no experience with them. I'm assuming Hortons are available.
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Fan Clutch in Detroit has the hook up, a little painful with out a Horton core. They will take any Horton core, doesn't have to be 3208 specific. I have a viscous clutch on my 3208 powered Louisville, works well and easier on the belts as it applies gently, that could be a less expensive alternative.
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Nice work Chap!
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Chap and Darra are on a mission!
Good work Chap!
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Started working on the water system last week and have made a little progress. We rebuilt the shower valve; new cartridge, cleaned spool, replaced O-rings, etc. Pulled the pump, accumulator, and associated plumbing along with the ice maker plumbing (ice maker had already been removed by PO). The drinking water filter system and new accumulator will go in ice maker compartment and the opening will be finished with material from bedroom. That will allow us to reclaim the storage area under the sink. Today the rest of the bedroom comes out and the water tank comes out to be thoroughly cleaned. I looked inside of it with my Milwaukee camera.....pretty scary in there. Nothing that can't be cleaned up with bleach and water though.
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So Chap,whats the plan for the bedroom?
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So Chap,whats the plan for the bedroom?
With everything out I was surprised to find the room measures 80" long by 90" wide. That is room for twin XL's (39" x 80")! The chassis heater goes under the curb side bed along with the electric heater. I'll build the bed platforms so they have about 3" overhang each and that will leave about 18" of floor space. I think that should be enough for airflow. Any left over space will get drawers salvaged from the wall unit. I don't think the suburban is going back in because Darra doesn't like the idea of sleeping on it. A king measures 76" x 80" so the two mattresses together have the area of a king. How about that? A 33' coach with king size accommodations!
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Darra made a pull strap and sewed it to our main awning pull strap. The loop was gone leaving a frayed end. Took a strong grip to unroll without the loop. Generator could not be shut down from inside the coach when we got it. Traced it down to a broken wire in the kill circuit. Looked like the control wires had been broken at some point and a splice had come apart in the wire loom. Ran the Perkins for a couple of hours with a/c's, lights, shop vac, etc while we worked. 160 degrees, 40 psi oil pressure, and 12.5 volts. Removed more from the bedroom and made another pile of Wanderlodge entrails.
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Darra made a pull strap and sewed it to our main awning pull strap. The loop was gone leaving a frayed end. Took a strong grip to unroll without the loop. Generator could not be shut down from inside the coach when we got it. Traced it down to a broken wire in the kill circuit. Looked like the control wires had been broken at some point and a splice had come apart in the wire loom. Ran the Perkins for a couple of hours with a/c's, lights, shop vac, etc while we worked. 160 degrees, 40 psi oil pressure, and 12.5 volts. Removed more from the bedroom and made another pile of Wanderlodge entrails.

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