First John D. identified the issue and at least got something talking then with our power contact Lucy & John confabing with Ada…my local goto…..my phone is again talking to my laptop…….halleluiah…pass the plate! We are working toward a Co-op IT department………guess we have to! Thanks guys
No fonts yet but it’s in process…….
Boy and yesterday what a post hey? Sometimes it just all falls down on ya, while it’s totally true we cannot take in any new projects until some leave, that is happening and the guys are making things happen. We have targets of projects that are working….just when something like a rush fix in/out happens it puts everything into a tither.
I solved my head problem yesterday by doing some trim out wiring on project #3 as we’ve called it. Here is the new air ride lower panel on Mac’s big dash This 1973 was refitted with JR Slaten’s “Power Level II” control valves…..I added a 2 needle left/right bag pressure gauge. The center vent for the new dash AC system.
Here’s something that you may find a problem in your coach. Do you have Ramco mirrors with turn signal lights? Do they flash properly? Ramco has no idea that you must “float” the ground on a GMC motorhome side marker light. From Ramco, the light is grounded by 1 of the 2 mounting screws holding the light fixture on the arm. If you want to connect the light to flash with the side marker lights you must cut loose and “float” the ground wire. It may be hard to see, but take the copper ground strip loose from the screw…cut the eyelet off and connect the second wire with a female spade connector to the copper ground strip. This way, both connections to the light connect without a ground The 2 wires to the side marker light are found under the front hood…… I left the connectors untapped so you could see them. SOP is all connections and connectors outside must be weather insulated like the 2 flood light relays and the air compressor relay and pressure switch are. Here’s something else important about wiring these coaches. Black electrical “Tape” is not all the same. If it says “UL” on the center roller put it back. The ONLY 2 tapes to use are Scotch 33+ or 88+ that is found in home improvement stores. The 33+ is commercial packaged tape. I feel much better than simple heat shrink, this tape was designed to be water resistant to burry underground cables. Heat shrink insulates but does not waterproof a connection….this stuff does. That other tape…UL crap gets sticky when hot, gets hard when cold and basically has no use for professional installers other than making your fingers sticky! Don’t use that stuff!
You can also see in the pic above the plastic ferrel Parker “68P” series 1/4″ air line connectors. These will not fracture the plastic line……I change all fittings I see to these……they do not leak and they will come apart…reconnect and not leak…pretty important!
Ahhhhhh…see that……all is good and I’m not so grouchy after playing with somne wiring…I’ve never met a wire I didn’t enjoy connecting! After sticking a coat hanger in a light socket at the age of 2…it’s all been down hill from there!
And the beat goes on……it’s still a little early, I might take a 10 minute power nap after this plunking session. Today is going to be one of those goo good…good good days and I’m happy to be in it.Doing some shakedowns on 2 coaches this coming weekend to see if there’s anything else they need before they are sent home…….more wires to connect and this morning I walked into no front motor in our Mercedes motor stand……..Phillip does this stuff between midnight ant 4am I guess….we go away and it’s done! And to say they guys have no fun….yesterday morning Phillip wanted to blow up the 4.7 V8 in this scrap Tbird about to go to scrap Here, hold my beer…lemme see if I can lock up the motor….hey,…….why not? Oh my……………………. Bout 4 minutes of that and we had both rear tires come apart But even with the pule of rubber smoking on the ground…by golly that 4.7 was starting to sound better! The rod knock was less! Fancy THAT! Phillip, you’re nuts! But man that was fun! There has to be a few “perks” in this business!
OK, it was nice being able to process pics again….hope things flowed and made a little more sense. We’re having a blast, come on over if ya get a chance. $10 a night to plug in 50 amps on pavement….we’ll leave the light on….see ya later