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|Hughes, #970 Engine|
|Author: Dynaguytn (Show all albums)|
Initial shots of a degreased engine bay
Here are pictures of the degreased Coach #970 engine bay. It's a wonder I got it home at all, degreasing was very revealing! I'll edit captions individually to highlight "features" as my time permits.
The homebrew PVC PCV valve, and form-a-gasket seal removed. Revealed some sheet metal screws, which were not oil-tight. Likely a constant flow of oil-slurry down the outside of the motor.
The original PCV hose lies open and unused beside the breather cap where it was once connected. The throttle linkage to the edelbrock performer is a study.
This bus connection appears to have supported the rear aux air conditioner, but not sure how. I've never seen a fuse downstream of a ground bus, so maybe the purpose was 12v distribution? Surely not 115v... :(
A side view of the oblique fastener method. I question the need for any of this, it's all coming out. Too much risk if it goes live when I'm busy elsewhere.
This is a chassis battery/house battery switch on the back side, maybe wiped off by a passing mailbox.
Lots of crimp-on's, wire nuts, and zip-ties to nowhere. All to be excised.
The haphazard plug wire routing may explain the iffy ignition going down the road. Barely topping some hills.
The 4" PVC tube at right may be storage for the waste tank hose? Is that stock?
Lot's of hoses to nowhere, need to get in the books and put it back to original.
Ample room to install an access panel above the engine, with minimal rerouting. That will make life easier and cleaner. Is there a good fire blanket product I could line this compartment with?
Plenty of room for improvement here!
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