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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Geophilist
I have finished the re-build on the Q-Jet and it...

I have finished the re-build on the Q-Jet and it runs fine. I have heard so many different stories about the Q-Jet that it reminds me of the "My operating System is better than yours" wars. I am...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Geophilist
Thanks, guys, I have decided to re-build after...

Thanks, guys, I have decided to re-build after all. I watched a good video on You Tube of a guy rebuilding a Q-Jet and it gave me the confidence to just go ahead and do it myself. While his was a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-29-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Geophilist
When I said that money was not the issue, I was...

When I said that money was not the issue, I was not thinking of thousands, but rather hundreds. That kinda shoots down the EFI. I like the idea, just not the time and money in doing it. I have...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Geophilist
Thanks. I did just that and they indicated the...

Thanks. I did just that and they indicated the EDL 1406 carb.

I do like the idea of a hot rod AS. Maybe not as good as that hot rod Lincon, but plenty hot never the less. Now where can I...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-28-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By Geophilist
Carb problem

I need to do something with the Q-jet on my 1982 Excella MH. As I see it, I have one of 4 ways to go.
1. Rebuild the Q-jet I have. This would be the least expensive, but I
am not sure I...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-15-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,973
Posted By Geophilist
Fred, I have a 28' Excella as well and the...

Fred,

I have a 28' Excella as well and the thing likes to eat alternators, so I keep a spare in the coach. From my readings in the forum, I have come to the conclusion that the original...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-01-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By Geophilist
I just finished replacing my exhaust system in my...

I just finished replacing my exhaust system in my 28' Excella. Make sure you get the headers for the motor homes. They have the extra thick flanges and ceramic coating. I put on the Hedmans and...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-14-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Geophilist
JISOM 12, Thenewkid64 is right on the...

JISOM 12,

Thenewkid64 is right on the money, it is the brake warning light. Do take care of this problem pronto. I can attest it is not a good feeling when the MOHO does not want to stop.
...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,671
Posted By Geophilist
Axleman, I have tried to replace the...

Axleman,

I have tried to replace the starter, but that has sure been a trip. I could not get the new one (from Summit) to shim up properly. Most likely some shortcoming of the installer.

I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-21-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,671
Posted By Geophilist
Sorry about that. Mustang, Yes it...

Sorry about that.

Mustang,

Yes it does. When the vehicle is hot, The only way to restart is to bring all three batteries to bear.

I hope to say that it did. I have put in a remote...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-21-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,671
Posted By Geophilist
Dalefox, My starter is a two bolt setup. ...

Dalefox,

My starter is a two bolt setup. As we have the same model and year, they may be alike.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-18-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,671
Posted By Geophilist
Dalefox, Listen to Axleman. I have a 280...

Dalefox,

Listen to Axleman. I have a 280 that does the same thing. Have you tried to push the switch to bring in all three batteries on line to start the thing?

I am in the process of doing...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-30-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,212
Posted By Geophilist
Kay, Check the schrader valve where you...

Kay,

Check the schrader valve where you added the air. They often "crud up" and when you open the valve, the crud keeps the valve open. Get a new one from an auto parts store and the tool to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-29-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,212
Posted By Geophilist
Kay, I got my compressor from...

Kay,

I got my compressor from Summitracing.com.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-25-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,635
Posted By Geophilist
It is my understanding that the Thetford Aqua...

It is my understanding that the Thetford Aqua Majic is discontinued, and that parts are no longer being made for it. I had problems with the valve and went to my local RV store to order a new valve....
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-24-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Geophilist
I would make sure that the new bug can be towed...

I would make sure that the new bug can be towed four down. By that I mean I wuld want to see it in the owner's manuel, and not "some guy at the Uhaul said it was OK". I looked in the Family Motor...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-07-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By Geophilist
The propane should be in pounds and not gallons. ...

The propane should be in pounds and not gallons.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By Geophilist
My 1982 280 Excella has: 50g water, 35g gray...

My 1982 280 Excella has: 50g water, 35g gray water, 25g black water, 82g propane (125g was an option), and 60g gas (40g CA).

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-31-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,408
Posted By Geophilist
JaG, You can buy a screw-in plug that...

JaG,

You can buy a screw-in plug that replaces the fresh water hose. It has a schrader-like valve without the core. You hook up your compressor with a tire chuck. I would get one that will attach...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-26-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Geophilist
Rob, My 82 Excella has the switch on the...

Rob,

My 82 Excella has the switch on the pedal support housing, just above the cruise control switch.

Steve
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-25-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By Geophilist
Barry and Dave, You can't really see the...

Barry and Dave,

You can't really see the markings on the motorhome in the usual place, and that is why they put markings on the underside of the coach. The indicators are 180 degrees from the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-24-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By Geophilist
Timing troubles

I have an '82 Excella MoHo with a stock 454 with low milage (36k). I am having trouble geting her timing set.

I set up on #5 cylinder, vacuum disconnected and pluged, and am using the timing...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 10-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,153
Posted By Geophilist
I know of a few politicians that would qualify. ...

I know of a few politicians that would qualify. Actually, more than a few.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-05-2007, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,164
Posted By Geophilist
Susan, Rob, Thanks folks. I think I will...

Susan, Rob,

Thanks folks. I think I will spring for an IR for now.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-04-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,164
Posted By Geophilist
Rob, What would you recommend using for...

Rob,

What would you recommend using for taking the temperatures of the tires? I have seen relatively inexpensive IR readers and wondered if they were reliable. I beleive you use a laser, but as...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-03-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Geophilist
Is Captain Hook nearby? Steve

Is Captain Hook nearby?

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-03-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Geophilist
Grovelander, Chaplain Kent has some good advice...

Grovelander,
Chaplain Kent has some good advice for you. You might also check if there is any water in your batteries. It is possible that your inverter/charger either boiled out the water, or...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-09-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geophilist
Brad, Steven Webster has a great thread...

Brad,

Steven Webster has a great thread about this topic in the Mechanics Corner area. It should give you some idea of how long it should take to do this job.

I had the same symptoms with my...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-06-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,527
Posted By Geophilist
It is not a matter or trust, Dave, I trust you...

It is not a matter or trust, Dave, I trust you know what you are talking about! I have use ether in the past and had no problems with it. I was just wondering out loud if it was safe to use in light...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,527
Posted By Geophilist
I am a shade tree kind of guy when it comes to...

I am a shade tree kind of guy when it comes to working on the MoHo and anything else with a piston. I just remember reading something about not using ether to start a gas engine. It was from a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-06-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,527
Posted By Geophilist
I have heard that starting fluid is rather hard...

I have heard that starting fluid is rather hard on gasoline engines. I just remove a plug and add a bit of gas from an oil can. I have one of those cans that you bend in the bottom of. At the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-29-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Geophilist
The air bags are located inside of the front...

The air bags are located inside of the front springs. If they do not inflate, there is a procedure in the forums on how to replace them with out taking the springs off. When you read the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 08-29-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By Geophilist
Alann, Getting underway is always good. ...

Alann,

Getting underway is always good. Nothing beats being being out in the woods.

As to the sewer, I'll share.

We were in a campground in Northern Virginia on our way home from a trip...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-26-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,464
Posted By Geophilist
JaG, So much for that theory. Perhaps the...

JaG,

So much for that theory. Perhaps the air has been leaking out of your system for so long that no water has accumulated in the tank. You must have some pressure to that point because air...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-20-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,464
Posted By Geophilist
JaG You probably have two pounds of rusted...

JaG

You probably have two pounds of rusted crud in the bottom of your tank. When you go to let the air out, it keeps the schrader valve gummed up. Get a tool to take the schrader valve insert...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-08-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,597
Posted By Geophilist
Thanks so much for sharing the trip. You two...

Thanks so much for sharing the trip. You two have more guts than I do. While you might have lost sleep on the way home, I would have run out of clean underwear! I am guessing that the roads home...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,550
Posted By Geophilist
Just a thought, but have you been inside and...

Just a thought, but have you been inside and around a classic AS? I would recommend that you spend some time in one and around one, or two or three. That would give you ideas about how certain...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-03-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By Geophilist
Brad, Sorry I can't help you on the...

Brad,

Sorry I can't help you on the radiator, but I would like to hear about the trip home. How did you do it and any pointers about the trip would be nice?

Thanks,

Steve
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-15-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By Geophilist
Glen, Check out Summit.com and their Air...

Glen,

Check out Summit.com and their Air Lift Load-Controller 1 for about $219. That is what I put on mine.

Steve
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-12-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By Geophilist
DixiDave, You need a license to purchase...

DixiDave,

You need a license to purchase R12. In order to get one you have to attend a class on the stuff and pass a test. Not hard, but you have to find one being given.

You probably...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-09-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,900
Posted By Geophilist
slow_canoe, The 4" clamp method does work,...

slow_canoe,

The 4" clamp method does work, and works well, actually. I replaced mine last year, and the only thing I did differently was to use my floor jack to push the bags past rib in the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Geophilist
Brad, Don't know about your 310, but my 280...

Brad,

Don't know about your 310, but my 280 has a schrader valve in the bottom of the air tank. I have found that crud builds up in that valve and it likes to leak. Put some soapy water on it...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 06-28-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,239
Posted By Geophilist
Bruno, Have you thought of renting a MoHo...

Bruno,

Have you thought of renting a MoHo for the 3 months you will bo over here? There are places that do that. It would probably be SOB but it might be your best solution.

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-18-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,685
Posted By Geophilist
Chris, If you see an AS you like, you might...

Chris,

If you see an AS you like, you might come on to the forum and ask if there is someone in that area that would give the vehicke a look over. There are some really wonderful people on this...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-01-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,032
Posted By Geophilist
Chris, Thanks for the pictures, it cleared...

Chris,

Thanks for the pictures, it cleared up my thinking. I had thought that you were removing the windshields rather than the driver's/passenger's side sliding windows.

What did you use to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-27-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,032
Posted By Geophilist
Chris, How about some pictures of your...

Chris,

How about some pictures of your coach and the methods and materials you used in round tripping your windows?

Steve
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-07-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By Geophilist
Glen, Congrads on making the kilo club. ...

Glen,

Congrads on making the kilo club. Some folks have made one post 1,000 times, but yours have truly been 1,000 posts.

I guess you will have to shoot for the mega club now. Or is it...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 01-21-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,817
Posted By Geophilist
Frank, Be prepared is excellent advice, and...

Frank,

Be prepared is excellent advice, and one that most of us vintage AS owners have in common.

I wonder how many pounds of tools, parts, and other goodies would fall out of the typical...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 01-19-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,817
Posted By Geophilist
Frank, My advice is to listen very...

Frank,

My advice is to listen very carefully to what the folks on the forum have to say. They are the ones that have the experience that we are lacking. My advice is to always carry a laptop...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 01-15-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,967
Posted By Geophilist
We Want Shorty, We want shorty! Steve

We Want Shorty, We want shorty!

Steve
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