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Old 02-25-2008
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I have a Cat shop looking at an 83 FC for me and one issue they've uncovered is a bad fan clutch. They have been unable to get a response back from BB on where to find another. Any suggestions I can pass along?

The cruise isn't working on the same coach. Current owner suggests it is loose contacts. Any referrals/resources for that Bendix unit?

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Popeye,

I do not think I am much help with the fan.

Our 88 FC has a Horton air actuated fan clutch.
do not know the 83, maybe someone else will respond........
If it is a Horton, I can dig up the model Number.

I have only read others with cruise trouble, it has something to do with an obsolete vacuum. system .... this is also different on our Bird.

not much help,
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Old 02-25-2008
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If the bearing is seized, like mine was, get the part numbers off of it and go to a bearing supply house and they should be able to find a match.

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Old 02-26-2008
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Hi,

When I bought our '83 35' FCSB the electric Fan clutch did not function. I ended up replacing it with a Horton air actuated fan clutch which has been working fine for the passt 9 years.
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Hi,

When I bought our '83 35' FCSB the electric Fan clutch did not function. I ended up replacing it with a Horton air actuated fan clutch which has been working fine for the passt 9 years.
I think Kurt has the real deal here. Mike Hohnstein has a lot of experience with Horton and other clutch systems so hopefully he'll chime in here soon.
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change it to the Horton, our cruise didn't work until I replaced the missing magnets on the drive shaft, then it worked just fine, got them from BB for 6 or 7 bucks.
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Old 02-26-2008
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Has anyone installed an electric fan on an FC as a replacement for the engine-driven fan & clutch? The company listed below says a 6500 Series fan kit would be suitable for a front-mounted 250HP Cat, at about $850.

http://www.electricfanengineering.com/electric.htm

EDIT: I suppose even if this were to work, it wouldn't solve the issue of how to drive the other accessories...

-Graham

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Old 02-29-2008
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Main problem I have seen with the Facet electric fan set up is the rubber anchor gets worn out and the assy spins, taking out the wires and other silly stuff. Once the magnet wires are wasted, it can be a little dicey finding a replacement. Horton makes an air unit that is specifically for a FC with 3208.
I cost about 900 bucks list. I have one in the box and a used unit I got off a truck I bought for parts. I had my facet assy for sale a while back for 500 bucks but no takers, now I'm too far along with getting ready for the summer to putter with changing it out. The Facet on my coach works fine, but I'm not too happy with the single belt I have due to the AC compressor taking up the groove availble for the second fan belt. The Horton has an extra groove for a second belt but I would need another groove on the balancer pulley to feed that one, haven't looked for one of those yet. No rest for the wicked.
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Has anyone installed an electric fan on an FC as a replacement for the engine-driven fan & clutch? The company listed below says a 6500 Series fan kit would be suitable for a front-mounted 250HP Cat, at about $850.

http://www.electricfanengineering.com/electric.htm

EDIT: I suppose even if this were to work, it wouldn't solve the issue of how to drive the other accessories...

-Graham
Been there done that, don't do it.
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Going with the Horton kit!

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