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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Raj » Tue May 22, 2018 2:45 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Always the last bolt. New cable is in but the top bolt on the bowden tube bracket is stripped. Ordered a step down stud and I'll be back under the bus on Saturday. Nice to be getting my hands dirty again, been a long time.



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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Ok, tapped it out, put the stepdown bolt in and it all seems to be working great.


Came inside and my tv stopped showing video. Gotta give one to get one, I guess :-)
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri May 25, 2018 8:06 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Ok, tapped it out, put the stepdown bolt in and it all seems to be working great.


Came inside and my tv stopped showing video. Gotta give one to get one, I guess :-)

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri May 25, 2018 8:33 pm

Left it off for an hour and it's working now. I don't have much faith in it, this will be my garage tv, I think. We'll buy a bigger one at some point for the living room over the fireplace.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue May 29, 2018 5:52 pm

Well, dang. Alternator is on it's way out. Starting to hear a slight whine from it. I was hoping it was a loose belt, but no such luck. Ordered a new one and I'll put it in before Terryville. Shouldn't be an issue this weekend, it's barely making noise, it just annoys me and I want to stay on top of it. Might as well replace the belt while I'm at it.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue May 29, 2018 5:53 pm

Oh yeah, TV pooped the bed the following day. Got me a big ol' 65". I'm thinking probably the last big ticket item for a while!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby AoT » Thu May 31, 2018 9:46 pm

MrBreeze wrote: I'm thinking probably the last big ticket item for a while!


If it is you're only lucky dude.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:45 am

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MrBreeze wrote: I'm thinking probably the last big ticket item for a while!


If it is you're only lucky dude.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:34 am

https://youtu.be/muxPQOXyxIM

Anyone happen to have a smoke machine?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:24 pm

I might have a old bong laying around.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby BusBq Bill » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:29 pm

Yes i have a smoke machine .. "smoke pro" you are welcome to borrow it, However I do use it so i have a one week free rental policy.. I have your extention cord still sorry .lol if you want to borrow it text or call me 5166984066
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:39 am

Glenn wrote:I might have a old bong laying around.


Dibs !
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 am

Thanks Bill, I'll call you Friday. My plans for looking at it today are shot. Slipped off the deck yesterday and turned my ankle. Taking it slow today.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:07 am

Rob, I had that same whistle. It was my S boot.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:17 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Rob, I had that same whistle. It was my S boot.



I'll check it out
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:29 am

They tend to crack along the ribs, so you may not see it immediately. Mine was held back together with RTV.
The new boots that they make are garbage. There was a company out there using a rubber/plastic that was similar to original, but less prone to cracking. I believe AirHead Parts had been a distributor for a while, but their site does not list it any longer and I would have to look back for the manufacturer since there are several.

I went with the GeeBee hoses. They'te the "one and done" option if you don't want to fight with it again. Below is an excerpt from my hose issues in my bus' thread.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:06 pm

Ok, not the S-Boot. Took it off completely and while I obviously couldn't run it, I still heard the squeal while cranking it. So I'll smoke the sumbitch this weekend and go from there. If I can't figure it out I'll drive it squeal and all to Flanders and see if the boys can help figure it out. If I can't get it going right soon, I'm probably done for the year, no Salem.

I'm learning the joys of home ownership, especially with 79 and 82 year olds living with me. One of them let the puppy get out the front door and she bolted down the street. Thankfully the mailman grabbed her. So today I ordered the dog gate. Seems every day I'm solving some sort of problem. It could be worse, my little brother got his house a week after mine and he's stuck with $8,000 in mold damage he got screwed over with.

All in all, I'm still digging it.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Well the smoke test didn't show anything. So I guess I'll just drive it as is to Flanders and see if anybody has an idea there.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:21 pm

Does it run any different ? Or is it just a noise issue ?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:09 pm

Well it was running really bad, bucking, practically stalling, but it seems to be running pretty good now. I'm wondering if I had bad gas, it seems ok since I last filled it. I'm not sure if the noise is affecting it, but it sure is annoying as hell.
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