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Old 10-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #141
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Remember we set this thing up for hot weather with the water wetter and lean anti-freeze mixture so it`s bound to run a little cool at 35 degrees.
Also the aftermarket gauge is reading radiator temp and the factory gauge is reading engine water temp, which would be up to the thermostat opening. The aftermarket gauge would swing from low to higher when the thermostat opened.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:29 AM   #142
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Lots of good reading on this thread. Glad things are working out for you Oldvet.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:13 AM   #143
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Thanks, our plan is if we like this rving we are going to up grade and go full time next year.
The benefit to running a older rig to me is they`er not as expensive to repair and I can do most of the work myself.
I`m leaning toward a diesel pusher next.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:50 AM   #144
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Remember we set this thing up for hot weather with the water wetter and lean anti-freeze mixture so it`s bound to run a little cool at 35 degrees.
Oldvet, Yes I realise it leaner water A/F settings along with the water wetter however the thermostat should keep it within 10 not the 30 swing your showing.....

Did you change out the thermostat and if you did what kind of stat was reinstalled....

I have the "Robertshaw" thermostst with 3 small holes drilled into the body to allow a water pass through while warming up, 2 holes would have more than e'nuf cuz when going down hill the temps will drop down to 170 from 185 or so....

I'm happy to see your rig running super good tho and hope you will have a great vacation during the winter travels...

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Old 10-10-2009, 02:32 PM   #145
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Today it held steady at 170, dern cold out here in Kansas, wipers and front of rig all iced over.
I have a 185 thermostat , the factory gauge ran half way between full cold and straight up.
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Still running strong, we`re in Fort Worth at at a friends now, it ran a little hot in city freeway traffic at 80 outside temp.
Change in altitude sure effects those carbs, wish i had fuel injection.
More later
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Still running strong, we`re in Fort Worth at at a friends now, it ran a little hot in city freeway traffic at 80 outside temp.
Change in altitude sure effects those carbs, wish i had fuel injection.
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You can dang near dial in the rochestor carb pretty close to fuel injection....When someone fully understands the carb idle circuit is still in play until the engine speed reaches 2500 RPM or so then transitions into the main jets @ 2800 RPMs +- 200 RPMs then is where the fine tuning becomes very effective.
This weekend I'm removing the 3/4 inch spacer under the carb and replace it with a 1/4 incher which should provide a better A/F signal to the carb..
I'm just a dab rich on the idle circuit and I'll bet you are also.

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You can dang near dial in the rochestor carb pretty close to fuel injection....When someone fully understands the carb idle circuit is still in play until the engine speed reaches 2500 RPM or so then transitions into the main jets @ 2800 RPMs +- 200 RPMs then is where the fine tuning becomes very effective.
This weekend I'm removing the 3/4 inch spacer under the carb and replace it with a 1/4 incher which should provide a better A/F signal to the carb..
I'm just a dab rich on the idle circuit and I'll bet you are also.

Jim
Mine has the quarter inch spacer already, hitting the road again tomorrow so catch ya all later
Bumped the timming up too about 8-10 so will see what difference that makes.
Nothing like being a road mechanic huh.
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Don't think it will matter much on a 30 YO coach.


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I would leave the A.C. in cuz of the resale value when the time to trade up occures.
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Where do you get those blinds?

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Also put some new Venision blinds on the living area windows, makes opening and closing lots better.
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Don't think it will matter much on a 30 YO coach.
When everything works perfectly on a new or used coach the buyer knows it's been maintained.

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Where do you get those blinds?
Purchased everything for mine at Lowes, Great fit on 7 windows but only 3 are mini blinds..

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Where do you get those blinds?
Sorry for the delay in replying been on the road and don`t have internet all the time. Bought the blinds at Home Depot, they can cut to length for you.

We are over in the Lufkin TX area, stayed at the train state park in Rusk the other day, very neat.
Rained six inches couple days ago just south of there near Lufkin so high water everywhere.
Rig is holding her own as long as I don`t push it too hard.
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Rig is holding her own as long as I don`t push it too hard.

What do you consider pushing it tooooo hard?
'Cept for the rain I'm glad to see your having a good time.

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