RC made it to Pensacola, we had a grounding issue that had been missed. Guys, SOP here from now on is EVERY primary power ground must be replaced. RC got down the road, pulled off for fuel and the coach would not fire back up. Now having it run well for 250 miles, I feel the motor is well… we did have a fuel starvation issue which changing the fuel filter in the front of the carb solved that… I think sitting around here RC’s tanks may have grown some stalagmites or something but we’ll see when he gets back …anyway… with the motor cooling down she fired right up… that points to a bad ground that won;t pass enough current when hot. Betcha the guys missed replacing that mech ground strap from the tranny bell housing to the frame… we’ll search that one too. He’s there and all is well.
Guy S. came up from Naples to pick his coach up yesterday. Did a new roof air and toilet but his big issue was that curb he tried to drive off with at a gas pump! Yeah, he mangled one of his rear bogy arms pretty bad. When it happened he called and we talked a local mechanic down there how to pull the arm in at least enough to get it up here to Orlando. You can see how badly it warped things looking at it from underneath Jigging up the coach level and square on the lift, Hank mapped out the camber and toe then did the final bogy shimming and a little more arm bending to straighten it all out Hank was able to get toe straight and camber within 1 degree. There was damage done, we have @ 3/4″ of shims on the bogy but hey, it’s straight and that’s what matters. You know these coaches all look the same but as far as alignment and frame square spec they are all one offs.
Here’s a quick snapshot of David taking a rest after working all day on refinishing his overhead doors and cabinet drawers. Here’s one finished up there in the pic with both of his buddies watching on .
The next recent purchase coach goes under Kevin’s cocoon wing for pulling and replacing the sealant in the side rails, follow along with this one. There has been several threads lately on Facebook about this procedure .
Louie is set to pick up his new ourchase today a descent coach with a good older paint job, a Mac dash 2 low profile Dometic roof AC units, laminate floorAlcoas and this huge 7000watt Onan Marquis generator shoehorned into that compartment There are always lists of good stuff but there’s also a list of things that we wish had been done differently. The coach was a Palm Beach model, you can tell because the painters didn;t refinish the instide of any door… hey but it’s looks good with the doors down. The bumpers were so badly rusted Kevin ground it all down then texture coated them black with POR-15, take a look at the pic above. Looks descent and there is more Louie can have fun with… you know these things are never “done”.
Big meeting on our April Fools of next year ralley, show, party, dragrace and whatever else we can throw in to the “Campers Music Fest… Florida coming to the Orlando speedway April Fools week of next year. Yep, we’re planning a whole week of drag racing motorhomes, live music on stage for anyone camping from a backpack and tents tovans, older motorhomes and whatever. Bikers with a bedroll will be welcome! Big meeting today out there about securing the facility… could we enough for 30,000 of your friends… yeah so stay tuned for this one… you haven’t lived until you’ve run your coach on the 1/4 mile for low ET!
OK I’m off… off to Facebook to see if I can answer any questions, maybe I’ll see you there….
Have a great day and thanks for dropping by….