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RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

So what weight oil were you running? Dino, blend, or full syn?
John&Joey 10/10/20 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown engine

Check Nada it appears your rig is worth 20k. I wouldn’t put in more then half that to get it back on the road. So used is the way to go IMO. NADA click
John&Joey 10/08/20 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency HELP Please F53 Fuel problems

Update ?
John&Joey 09/27/20 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

That ford 460 is a flat tappet engine. I'm guessing you could be using the wrong oil in it. What you want is oil with Zinc. I use to run 15w40 Rotella. Do a Google search on zinc in oil. The new oils don't use it anymore but that old motor requires it. Guessing at high rpms you're creating more friction = heat.
John&Joey 09/12/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency HELP Please F53 Fuel problems

Those v10 MH were also know for a coil or two going bad. They got 10 of them.
John&Joey 09/10/20 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 460 powered fan clutch options?

After checking your transmission fluid take a sniff test. If it smells burnt (or over30k) swap it out.
John&Joey 08/29/20 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford F53 460 powered fan clutch options?

That fan clutch is bimetal and I doubt it gets weak. Either works or not. Works off of ambient compartment temperature, not engine temperature. I’m guessing your real problem is in the cooling system. When was the last time the fluid was changed, or even flushed. Also check your transmission fluid.
John&Joey 08/28/20 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

Sounds to me like the coil was your problem. A coil should always be bone dry. The only time might not is when someone sprays it with WD40 trying to get rid of moisture. An engine will run hot when it’s running lean. I suppose an incomplete combustion might mimic that condition. Only real way to know is to get it on the open road. As I remember a coil has a primary and secondary coil. You won’t put both under load until you take it for a spin. As far as a small bog still. Guessing you can now notice It since the big one is fixed.
John&Joey 08/26/20 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

Ignition Coil? Sometimes the older ones heat up and fail until cooled. This would be a good cheap guess. I would replace it, what you’ve described sounds a lot like what happens on very old outboard motors. You lose high spark when the coil gets hot. Still has spark but weak.
John&Joey 08/22/20 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entrance steps won't go out

When was the last time you lubricated them? Make sure you’re not under them when you do. DW opened the door once on me, thankfully I was off to the side.
John&Joey 04/11/20 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fed Cuts Rates: Will RV Rates Follow?

The Fed cut rates 1/2 percent this morning in an effort to keep the stock market bubble growing. I'm negotiating a new RV loan to close in 10 days and the dealer quoted me 5.49% last week. I haven't signed anything yet. Will they adjust my rate any or will other lenders drop their rates? (I am almost always a day late on things like this - or in the case of the senior pass, a year late) The real question will be are you secure in your income stream. If the economy has been overly stimulated where a 1/2 point out of nowhere cut was needed to stem off a crisis, then that’s only going to be a bandaid fix. It wasn’t that long ago that the RV auction sites were full of repo’s. I'm putting down over half of the purchase price. I could pay cash, but I have personal reasons that I want a lien on the motorhome at this time. But I'm not going to explain those reasons here. Just take a loan for as much as you can and use your cash to buy Tesla stocks -- or Apple. So how did that work out for you?
John&Joey 04/03/20 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

coronavirus: 298 so far Are you freaking nuts, Northern Italy doubled that number in one day.
John&Joey 03/23/20 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

This thread started 8 days ago. This just came to my attention: THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN BY ONE OF THE PHYSICIANS IN THE ER AT NORTH MEMORIAL Friends: I try hard not to be an alarmist, but I’m going to join my other physician colleagues in saying it is time for everyone to listen up. I’ve been living this up close and personal as an ER physician during this very unique time. We are not joking when we say you need to stay home and cancel non essential gatherings. This is not a drill. If we don’t act now we are looking at a lot of the same problems that are facing our Italian colleagues and our colleagues in Seattle- they are running out of beds, ventilators, doctors, nurses, supplies. We need to #flattenthecurve and slow the spread of this virus. And if you really want to use argument “but flu kills so many more people than coronavirus...” great news, all of these measures will help to stop the spread of flu too-bonus! YOU can help in so many ways. How can you help? Glad you asked!!! #1 STAY HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS as much as possible (I feel like I need to say it again and again and again) Introverts it is your time! If you can work from home, great. If you can stagger your work day also great. If you have to go to work, keep your distance. Cover your cough. Wash your hands. Wash your hands again. Keep washing your hands. Repeat. Do not go to work sick. For sure Minnesotans need to be told this as we all try to “muscle” through. Now is not the time. #2 Support locally owned restaurants, order take out or delivery. Now is the time to use grubhub, door dash, Uber eats, etc. I’ve already decided where I’m getting my birthday takeout! (And for those of you who know me well, no, it’s not Taco Bell ??) Brasa I’m coming for you! #3 Support small businesses. Call them and ask to buy gift cards. They could use the sale right now. Buy local whenever possible. #4 Donate to food banks- my North Minneapolis crowd is going to be hit disproportionately hard by the school closures and there are a lot of really vulnerable kids out there. Make sure everyone in your community has enough to eat. PS: food banks can do astonishing things with even small amounts of money- every bit helps. #5 Call/text/FT/Skype your friends/elders. Everyone will need social support in the coming days/weeks/months. Make sure your neighbors are holding up ok. Call your loved ones who live in care facilities, many are not allowing visitors right now. #6 Get outside-keep yourself healthy both physically and mentally (it’s relatively easy to stay away from people while going for a walk, run, or bike ride and may give you a little stress relief and change of scenery). Thank goodness it’s warming up around here! #7 Offer to watch the kids of a healthcare worker. We can’t stop going to work and our younger kids can’t stay home alone. My own kids are covered but a lot of my colleagues will need help in the upcoming days, weeks, and even months. #8 Don’t stress at the schools for not being ready to go with online learning tomorrow-everyone is scrambling to do the best they can. We’ve all had to make big changes in big plans in a very short amount of time. Don’t sweat the small stuff. #9 Buy some Girl Scout cookies. Those Girl Scouts had to cancel a lot of their booths and selling events. They are all left with tons of cookies to sell. Buy a few boxes. They last forever in the freezer, and personally if you’re going to stock up on anything... #10 That brings me to #10, for the love of god, stop buying all of the toilet paper. This is a RESPIRATORY illness. Unless you plan on TPing your neighbors, or turning into mummies, or overdosing on sugar free candy, I cannot figure out what the TP obsession is all about. And I’m a doctor. Instead of going out- read a book, watch some Netflix, talk to your kids, play board games, do art projects, clean your closets, start that puzzle, write letters, learn to cook. Download the Libby app so you can download ebooks and audiobooks from the library, organize your photos, start a journal. You can stay busy without leaving your homes. I have worked in my ER the last 5 days in a row. Tensions are high. But there are SO many amazing people working around the clock trying to plan and adjust, rolling with the many punches being thrown our way, and showing up as we try to make sure we have enough health care for everyone. This has been an extremely tough week for everyone and I hope that all of these distancing measures will make the upcoming weeks and months better... please, I beg you, DO YOUR PART. Together we can do this. And if we get this right, we’ll be able to look back and say that it wasn’t as bad as we all thought it would be. If we still feel we overreacted at the end of all of this, then we did something right.
John&Joey 03/17/20 09:53pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Snowbird parks and Coronavirus

...If one watches much news on this coronavirus, you most likely notice that scientist are being push away from the cameras and mics, while national politicians down play the risk. Hopefully state level guidance will be forth coming. Guessing you just saw the classified health meeting news where those same scientists don’t have clearance, but the politicians do. Kinda like RV snowbirds who actual travel around versus those that sit in one place for decades pretending to be something they really ain’t yet making choices for all. You have a very valid concern about snowbird parks, high risk groups, and a virus with no current cure. Anybody who spent time in a snowbird parks understands the kennel cough that goes around. Especially bad are those older style winter parks. Hard not to touch cards in those activities only 55+ parks.
John&Joey 03/11/20 04:40pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Looks like we're comin back.

“Not the size of the RV that makes it small” was told to me by my Uncle Donnie when I was looking for my first class A. If you knew my aunt Alice you would understand his wisdom. Some traveling companions could make a quad slide feel small. ;)
John&Joey 03/07/20 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fed Cuts Rates: Will RV Rates Follow?

The Fed cut rates 1/2 percent this morning in an effort to keep the stock market bubble growing. I'm negotiating a new RV loan to close in 10 days and the dealer quoted me 5.49% last week. I haven't signed anything yet. Will they adjust my rate any or will other lenders drop their rates? (I am almost always a day late on things like this - or in the case of the senior pass, a year late) The real question will be are you secure in your income stream. If the economy has been overly stimulated where a 1/2 point out of nowhere cut was needed to stem off a crisis, then that’s only going to be a bandaid fix. It wasn’t that long ago that the RV auction sites were full of repo’s.
John&Joey 03/03/20 09:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like we're comin back.

Better REALLY get along with your better half if you're gonna full time in a 30'. It’s not the size of the RV that makes it small. :B
John&Joey 03/03/20 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looks like we're comin back.

Sounds like a plan.
John&Joey 03/02/20 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Strange house battery issue

Check the water level.
John&Joey 12/01/19 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hearing problem need wireless mic and ear piece

I'm getting a bad case of CHS (cant hear s...) and FWIW, my Dr. told me that (real) hearing aids are going to become an over the counter item in the future and that do so shold cause the prices to come down. I'm hoping I can hold out that long. That is not true for REAL hearing aids. That is just for amplifiers. My hearing cuts off at the higher end of frequency's. I can stand right in front of our microwave without my hearing aids and not here the timer beeper which is 1 foot from my face. but I can hear the pile driver 2 miles away without them. I forget the frequency level that my hearing drops off. That is what causes people to not here some words being spoken. or hear some letters pronounced. It's not about the volume it's about what frequency you are not hearing. Only a hearing test can show this and no over the counter can fix it. Real hearing aids can amplify the higher end and cut down or out the lower end. Just like an equalizer on a stero. The more tracks the higher the cost. Forget about those $800 for two you see in the newspaper. I am on my 3rd set in 20 years at $1800.00 ea.The next step in hearing aids is gonna be blue tooth/GPS. Doc says I will be able to call him in MA from FL and he will be able to adjust my hearing aides from his computer. You didn't read my post closely enough. I didn't say they are available. I said my Dr. indicated they will be available - as in they aren't yet. Also, I'm not talking about the toy things sold on TV and elsewhere. I am talking about real, programable hearing aids. There is no reason they can't be sold in stores. Qualified professionals can test people and set up the new aids. I've been dealing with hearing aids for my disabled son for the last 30 years so I'm very familiear with them. I just paid $2K for his present set. They're a rip off. There isn't $50 worth of electronics in them. New law goes into effect August 2020. Yes amplified hearing aids is what they’ll be known as. Biggest difference is not needed multiple visits and the price. This is in response to a growing rise in dementia which has a link to hearing loss.
John&Joey 11/11/19 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
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