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RE: Recording maintence

I keep everything in an Excel spreadsheet on my computer.
atsrmf 12/10/20 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

Vacuum is good, I just didn't understand how the system was designed to work. Now I know.
atsrmf 11/27/20 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

No, I didn't bypass anything. I was just dumb enough to not figure out what you just stated, which is true. The duct work is all good, like new, even though it is original.
atsrmf 11/27/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield defroster question

I replaced every rubber and vacuum line in the motorhome, including on the engine vacuum lines, cruise vacuum, radiator hoses, heater hoses, and washer hose. I know how age and rodents can cause leaks and problems. After reading your prior post I went out to the motorhome and exposed the two inside vacuum motors. Both worked perfectly with the engine running. Baffled, I turned off all the vacuum motors and left the fan on. I checked the defroster and air was coming out as designed! Apparently the defrost is the default function when everything is off, the fan just moves more air. The air got hotter as the engine warmed up, so now I understand the factory settings. I never had a manual. Now I feel like an idiot, but on the flip side I was always convinced that nothing was wrong with the HVAC system. I had tried all the function combinations thinking it would work like a car. Having everything "OFF" never occurred to me. Now I can drive where it gets cold, something I had been avoiding without defrosters.
atsrmf 11/27/20 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
Windshield defroster question

I have an older 1987 Class A Gulfstream motorhome that I have restored over the last 3 years. It was in excellent condition to begin with. There is one nagging problem that I cannot figure out, and that is how does the defroster work? I cannot divert air to just the defroster like a car, where all the air from the blower comes out the defroster vents. I have examined all of the duct work and have had the dash apart. There doesn't seem to be a diverter door anywhere or a vacuum motor to actuate such a door. Manually closing all of the dash vents does nothing. Is there a vacuum motor inside the plenum somewhere? The original control head was junk and I replaced it with custom rocker switches that open/close individual vacuum switches for MAX, A/C, and HEAT, and it works great. Getting air to blast out of the defroster remains a setback. There are no leaks at the vents that would allow air to escape under the dash. I'm stumped! If anyone can find a link to the HVAC vacuum diagram for this would certainly help. There has to be a 4th vacuum motor somewhere.
atsrmf 11/27/20 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

I stand corrected!
atsrmf 08/27/20 03:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

ill see if i can lower the tank and see if there is a access for a internal pump, but so far i havent found any wire or hosing that leed to the top of the tank at all, my manual says there isnt one installed just the external pump. Ive already rebuilt the carb and the accelerator pump as well as other diaphragms were replaced, i had talked to a carb mechanic a while back and that was one of the things he suggested. Those specs are the specs from the factory, i dont have a way to test exactly what it is doing at the moment due to lack of funds. There is a pump in the gas tank, as there is not a mechanical engine-mounted pump available that can draw gas from 18 feet away and 3 feet lower than the carb. There is no fuel pump on the engine, either. Be sure to get the right pump, based on the year of the driveline, NOT the year on the title. In 1987 Fords changed the gas gauge resistance, so by installing the wrong pump the gauge will register empty when full and full when empty. I should know, I have one just like yours, with a 1986 driveline with a Holley carb. The pump you claim that is under the vehicle is actually a fuel filter, be sure to replace the element inside, which is available at NAPA. I am really curious as to how your carb guy didn't notice that your engine is fuel injected, Ford switched to FI in 1987.
atsrmf 08/27/20 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

Here is a good explanation for a Holley power valve-
atsrmf 08/25/20 07:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

You may want to consider moving the ignition coil off of the engine and mounting it as far away as possible so it doesn't get so hot. I did that with mine and it runs great. Use a heat shield also, as the engine compartment gets hot as an oven. I would post a photo of how I did that with mine, but I can't figure out how to post a photo on this site.
atsrmf 08/22/20 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 88 Ford 460 keeps dying

Drop the tank. Something may be plugging the fuel pick-up hose, or the hose has a crack allowing air in instead of gas. Replace all rubber fuel lines if you haven't already. I have an '87 Gulfstream with the 460. There is a fuel pump in the tank, the relay is up front and is easily accessible.
atsrmf 08/22/20 07:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1996 itasca suncruiser 32' w/ ford 460

The Ford 460 has a great reputation as a heavy-duty and dependable engine. The transmission should be good, too, assuming it has been maintained. The power steering pump may leak, but they all do.
atsrmf 08/06/20 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rodents coming in through engine compartment.....

Get a cat.
atsrmf 08/02/20 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
How do I post a photo?

I use Google images, there are no instructions anywhere on how to post photos. I can usually figure this out, but the site is impossible. Help!
atsrmf 07/24/20 07:58am Forum Posting Help and Support
I don't think it will start
atsrmf 07/24/20 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FMCA Western Rally in Indio

I live in Indio and always liked driving by the fairgrounds when that event was going on.
atsrmf 07/23/20 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes

I wonder how many lawsuits have already been filed. This could get really expensive!
atsrmf 07/08/20 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

Always go with the 6 sack mix for a driveway
atsrmf 07/04/20 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford v10 stalling in the first five minutes

Plugged fuel intake at the gas tank
atsrmf 06/30/20 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
This one needs a little work
atsrmf 06/21/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Harbor Freight Jack Stand Recall

Here's what I bought, rated at 12 tons total a pair. The rear axle of my Class A has 7,100 LBS on it, so I will use 4 stands to hold it up if all the tires need to be removed. 2 work OK for just one side of the axle. I use 4 for the front, too, when necessary. Made in the USA! Hein-Werner
atsrmf 06/16/20 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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