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dkarnath
Posted 2020-08-03 1:33 PM (#7519 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Medford, OR
Got back to work on 324...I received another axle, and I have a drive flange on the way, it's as bad as the old axle. I'll have spares to carry with me...ugh. A little word of advise, when you reinstall, and you get to the 2nd bearing (the outer bearing), be sure to slide in the race FIRST. I mistakenly slid the bearing in, then tapped the race in towards the bearing (WRONG), installed the 25 dollar grease seal (OUCH), yoke then nut, tightened... but WAIT??? The axle has a ton of up/down slop??? The yoke doesn't seem to be putting any preload on the bearings?? Then it hit me....like a dummy I realized what I did. I put the bearing in backwards....It took me an hour to get that race slid back out of the housing without damaging the bearing using a pick, and some different screw drivers etc...all freshly greased of course. Luckily my small puller didn't ruin the new oil seal, I was able to reuse. I know why I made this mistake, I'm rebuilding a Dana D18 transfer case in my jeep, the output shaft bearing is installed bearing first, then race, then you set the pre load with shims. I also just got done replacing the axle bearings in my rear Dana 44 in the Jeep, same deal, bearing then race. So anyway....
http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=200&p...

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LCAC_Man
Posted 2020-08-03 3:11 PM (#7520 - in reply to #7519)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Oceanside, CA
that flange is clapped out..great find on the axle shafts!

Edited by LCAC_Man 2020-08-03 3:19 PM
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darrelldubree
Posted 2020-08-03 3:22 PM (#7521 - in reply to #7519)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Bowling Green Ky.
Hello and good day Dan
Those axle splines if my memory serves me well, had a lot of wear when I reworked all of that back in 02-03. I had the same concerns that you have. I called Leslie up in Illinois, he said it was normal, just to be careful to make sure the coach is completely stopped before changing directions, forward to reverse and back. Not sure if that helps any. Also I will get those build sheets and receipts to you when I get a moment to box them up and send them out. I think bearings and races where replaced on the passenger side and the driver side, was ok and I reused the bearings. All seals and brake components were replaced at that time as well. Good to hear 324 is alive and improving daily
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darrelldubree
Posted 2020-08-03 3:37 PM (#7522 - in reply to #7519)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Bowling Green Ky.
That newly delivered axle definitely is in much better shape. Something just came back to my mind about what causes that wear. You may already know this. I was told to use the emergency break when doing multiple front to back shifts, when parking or monuevering into a site. Use the emergency brake to stop the driveline and hold it when shifting from forward to reverse and back. Keeps that slop to a minimum. Hope that made some sense.
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BigRabbitMan
Posted 2020-08-03 6:16 PM (#7523 - in reply to #7520)
Subject: Re: #324



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Location: Cottage Grove, OR
LCAC_Man - 2020-08-03 1:11 PM that flange is clapped out..great find on the axle shafts!

That why we try to preserve parts from dead coaches. That axel came from coach #150 which burned about 15 years ago.
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LCAC_Man
Posted 2020-08-03 6:23 PM (#7524 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Oceanside, CA
You could probably have the flanges repaired, boring them out and pressing in(then welding) a newly broached center would be pretty doable.
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B. Sitton
Posted 2020-08-03 6:31 PM (#7525 - in reply to #7524)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Ignacio Colorado
That’s a good reason to hold onto anything coming off these coaches. If nothing else it’s 90% of a pattern.
Bill
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dkarnath
Posted 2020-08-03 6:59 PM (#7528 - in reply to #7522)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Medford, OR
I see what your saying Darrel about minimizing running gear slop with the parking brake... I just got rid of a ton of running gear slop with this axle/flange fix. This was a good find. Thanks for your input, very appreciated.
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dkarnath
Posted 2020-08-17 11:22 AM (#7542 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Medford, OR
I got my "new" drive flange! Thanks Mike (AKA Mario Coach). You can hardly tell, or 'feel' I should say, when you switch between drive and reverse. Very smooth now like it should be.... HUGE difference. I'm happy.

http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=200&p...

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dkarnath
Posted 2020-09-21 1:14 PM (#7581 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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50010025
Location: Medford, OR
After loading #324 with valuables (well things I value? lol) a couple weeks ago for a possible fire evacuation, luckily I didn't have to evac. I unloaded it this weekend and resumed getting it ready for the upcoming rally in Oakridge. I finally put my new LED cab marker lights on. I'm pretty sure replacing cab lights is the worst job on the planet. I don't like it. Never have, never will. Anyway....I have never even driven an FMC in the dark of night?? lol...But at least they look cool.

http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=200&p...
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LCAC_Man
Posted 2020-09-21 1:30 PM (#7582 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Location: Oceanside, CA
that is a suck job...way to tough it out!
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andy1canada
Posted 2020-09-21 6:58 PM (#7583 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


Extreme Veteran

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Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
You found some 'retro' looking ones - cool!

Mine are LED, too, but look quite different than original.

Glad ya'all got through the fires; was worried about all you guys living on the West Coast.

Times are a changin'!

Terry
#846
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dkarnath
Posted 2020-09-23 12:09 PM (#7584 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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50010025
Location: Medford, OR
I put a couple more touches on 324 last night...I can't wait to get her out on the road next week to Oakridge. This weekend will be wash the roof off and a quick "yearly" clean of the motor...

http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=200&p...
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andy1canada
Posted 2020-09-23 1:16 PM (#7585 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


Extreme Veteran

5002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Good job!

Question: were your hinges rusty-as-hell before you painted them?

Mine look like sh-h-h-h-e-e-e-e-e-it and I was thinkin' of going this route.
Pain in the ass to take all the doors off just to get hinges re-chromed eh.

Stay healthy my Friend.

Terry
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woodlandfarms
Posted 2020-09-23 1:22 PM (#7586 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Did you do any prep on the metal outside of cleaning? I have been thinking about this as a stop gap before we repaint the entire home. At that point as I would be tearing out all the windows to reseal, and taking the doors off, the bumpers and hinges would go out for recroming. Assuming I can get it done in this state or Oregon.
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dkarnath
Posted 2020-09-23 5:07 PM (#7587 - in reply to #7586)
Subject: Re: #324


Elite Veteran

50010025
Location: Medford, OR
I sanded the old paint with 150 then 220 grit paper. Might be a bad habit of mine, but I have always sprayed whatever it is I'm going to paint with starting fluid and then wipe off with a cloth to get the surface clean, I never get fish eyes. The original chrome plating is still there under the paint I think... The hinges were already painted black due to the chrome getting rusty years ago...I just swiped some 220 paper across them and painted.

I had a set of valve covers chromed here locally in Medford about 15 years ago, they have since closed up. Portland should still have a plating place. If it didn't get looted.
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andy1canada
Posted 2020-09-23 5:56 PM (#7588 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


Extreme Veteran

5002525
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Hey, wait a minute, "...Portland... looted." isn't that 'political'?

Better watch the language there buddy-boy or the powers-that-be may pounce.

Ha-ha... and I'm totally sober!

Cheers,
Terry
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