Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
1977 24' Argosy 24
seattle , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 11
Argosy Shuttle Conversion Electrical Questions!!!

What a great site. See my snowy23 introduction for a look at my 1977 shuttle bus conversion project, and what a project. The PO has installed most everything a 24' moho would need. The layout is front bath/w shower, kitchen and rear bedrm. Dinette across from kitchen. Currently have some engine questions.
1.There is a front fuse panel right as you open the ftont access door. Looks like it was for charging the house batteries as there are cables routed to where house batteries would have been(a compartment under the entry step). The panel connects to + battery terminal. You can see a solenoid in the lower center part of the pic. The panel also has what looks to be a key switch in the lower left corner(looking at the pic). Maybe to start the generator(which is not present).
Click image for larger version

Name:	argos_elec20090812.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	373.5 KB
ID:	85287 Click image for larger version

Name:	argosy_elec2-20090812.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	301.6 KB
ID:	85288 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG00064-20090812-1734.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	290.0 KB
ID:	85290

2. There are what look to be two voltage regulators connected near the alternator. They seem to be hooked together in tandem and connect to the alternator. They are mounted on top of the fan shroud of all places. See pics.
Click image for larger version

Name:	argosy_elec4-20090812.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	346.1 KB
ID:	85289
Why would these be needed? The alternator seems to have a built-in regulator going by it's physical appearance.
Numbers on voltage regulators are: R00 150 78R8, silicon transistor voltage regulator, 5amps, 14volts
lecee-neville.
2nd regulator seems to be stock run of the mill black box type also by neville.
Any help would be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
snowy23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,354
Snowy,

The fuse panels look to be original Airstream, at least the ones in our 74 Argosy look to be very similar and the wiring style is about the same as well.

The round solenoid is probably a switching device that allows you to tie the coach battery to the engine battery for emergency engine starting. At least that is how the one on our 84 310 motorhome works. I'm not sure if our Argosy has that solenoid or not.

The finned box with three studs is a battery isolator. It allows the alternator to charge both the coach battery and the engine battery at the same time yet it keeps the two systems electrically isolated.

I will have to spend more time looking at your pictures to see what else I can identify.

Hope this helps.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argosy shuttle bus mcneon Airstream Motorhome Forums 17 03-04-2010 09:10 AM
some more electrical questions bullydogsmom Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 04-11-2009 07:28 PM
1976 Argosy 20' Shuttle Bus - 13 pics ViewRVs Argosy Motorhomes 1 04-06-2009 12:05 AM
Several electrical questions awayhome Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 12-22-2008 08:22 PM
Help! Bubble Electrical Questions 58BUBBLE Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 08-27-2004 01:49 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.