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Old 04-10-2011
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David,until i find that bracket and refresh my memory i can't say!
That was maybe 2 years ago!

But,I suspect your right,i remember thinking theres no way the bolt will pull the ears tight to the bracket,and prevent the wear.
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I got to thinking, a very dangerous thing in certain crowds, It would be easy to put a turbo blanket and exhaust manifold blanket on once the A/C Compressor was out of the way.
I had Firwin give me a quote on a set of blankets, Not a bad price and Firwin makes a great product.

April 11, 2011
1" fiberglass insulation (rated till 1200°F/648°C), silicone
impregnated fiberglass outer cover, S.S. knitted wire mesh inner
liner, S.S. capstan rivets, with S.S. lacing wire fastening , High
temperature, sewn construction.
1 FD60S-04HZ - SERIES 60 High Mount; Complete Set 1 218.13 218.13
DETROIT SERIES 60 HIGH M'NT Includes:
1 x Manifold
1 x Turbo
DELIVERY 2/3 WEEKS AFTER RECEIPT OF P.O.
Call if sooner delivery required.
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Sale amount: $218.13
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Old 04-11-2011
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Randy

Not to change the thread but do you still a source for the Air Conditioner Bracket Repair?

I went back and found the old thread on the topic.

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3473&highlight=bracket

My machine shop guys are going out of business left and right, or they are just so covered up with work they won't take it.

If he will do it. Can you get a price, the last posts were a couple of years ago so the rates may have changed.

Thanks
Kurt,

I had a little slop in the A/C bracket and didn't want it to wear anymore than it already had. I tied down the adjustment rod which eliminated the A/C bounce. It has been well over a year and I haven't had a problem since then with wear. See pic below....

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Chuck,
I did find your upgrade in the old posts.
Thanks for the update on it's performance.
Looks straight forward enough.
I have taken a step back to consider how far I'm going to go on
repairing the coach.
What started out as an alternator repair is quickly turning in to
( THE FULL BRADY )
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What started out as an alternator repair is quickly turning in to
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LOL! WhileURinThereItis, an affliction to be proud of!
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Kurt tell about the bumper removal. Difficult? Rusted bolts etc
Rob,
I have a '93 but everything looks exactly like Kurt's, when I took my bumper off. It was like Kurt said, pretty easy. I had one bolt that was a little tough to get too. You need some deep well sockets and there was one bolt that I could not get the deep well socket in because of not enough clearence. I ended up using a wratcheting box wrench. The other thing you need to do is be careful of the shims that are between the bumber and the mounting bracket. They may fall out when you loosen things up. You need to put them back in the same order so all the body panels line up with the bumber when you reinstall it. Mine fell out and I didn't pay that much attention. I ended up reinstalling the bumer a couple of times before I got the shims back like they were supposed to be. I also ended up cleaning all the bolts and lubed them up and put all new nuts back on, just in case I wanted to get back in there. They were a little rusty but not as bad as you would think.
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Thanks Jim that is good info especially about the shims
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I am changing out the Air compressor on my 87 FC Cat 3208 and got the replacement rebuilt unit, from Ogburns in Ft. Worth Texas on Northside Drive (dunno the phone # yet) but you're right, it is a lot of work. I have the radiator out and I'm replacing almost everything behind it, belts,( new fleet runners, 2 sets, Radiator rodded and cored/flushed, Charge air cooler turbo cleaned,, water pump(Cat new), 2 idlers(Cat new), power steering pump (rebuilt at Texas Steer in dallas), new power steering hoses, and Air compressor(rebuilt in stock at Ogburns. Changing all of the fittings is a real pain too on the units, ( they come blank, its a lot of fun!) If I can Ill try to send pics too, If i can figure that out. Posted Date, 4-14-11---Steve Creed
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I am changing out the Air compressor on my 87 FC Cat 3208 and got the replacement rebuilt unit, from Ogburns in Ft. Worth Texas on Northside Drive (dunno the phone # yet) but you're right, it is a lot of work. I have the radiator out and I'm replacing almost everything behind it, belts,( new fleet runners, 2 sets, Radiator rodded and cored/flushed, Charge air cooler turbo cleaned,, water pump(Cat new), 2 idlers(Cat new), power steering pump (rebuilt at Texas Steer in dallas), new power steering hoses, and Air compressor(rebuilt in stock at Ogburns. Changing all of the fittings is a real pain too on the units, ( they come blank, its a lot of fun!) If I can Ill try to send pics too, If i can figure that out. Posted Date, 4-14-11---Steve Creed
Steve, don't forget the 2 preformed oil cooler hoses...available from Caterpillar. Pic's from when I did the same job on my 87 FC when I owned it.
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Holy Smoke Robert. That's one clean engine there. You might have that rare malady known as Bradyitis. VBG
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