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Skinner valves in air 6 pack area
#1
What is the purpose of the cylindrical Skinner valves that are attached to some of the MAC air valves in the front and rear six packs on my 1984 Newell? When should they show to be magnetized? Specifically should they be magnetized when the engine is not running and we are not attempting to level or raise the coach?
Glenn & Laureen Parker
Austin, Texas
1984 Newell 35'  (Coach #58? - not confirmed)
6v92 Detroit Diesel, Allison 6 speed trans
2005 Honda Element toad
2007 Honda S2000 fun car
#2
a picture might help

i have helped clarke rebuild his six packs but dont recall the other valves your are referring too.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#3
Will post a photo of the rear six pack with the Skinner valves a little later. Going to work on an ignition switch wiring issue for awhile. Then have to figure out why the right rear won't come up all of a sudden...
Glenn & Laureen Parker
Austin, Texas
1984 Newell 35'  (Coach #58? - not confirmed)
6v92 Detroit Diesel, Allison 6 speed trans
2005 Honda Element toad
2007 Honda S2000 fun car
#4
The ignition switches in our old coaches are out of 1980 general motors products. If your steering column has tilt and telescoping feature, it most likely was also used in a Cadillac, Newell runs all the wires down the column in the standard General Motors harness, and then terminates the GM plug, and only uses some of the wires to run your coach.
Guy & Sue
1984 Classic 40' #59
#5
Thanks, Guy, for the tip on the mfg for the ignition switch and wiring. Our 1984 does have tilt steering for sure but does not telescope (I think). I'm looking to find the right ignition switch where the accessories position is accessed by turning the key forward, not backward (if that makes sense). Bought a Standard Motor Products switch US105 from O'Reilly's Sunday afternoon. It has the flange on the correct side for the tilt column mount but the internal settings on the switch don't match up with the sequence our key goes through (i.e., locked, acc, on, start). The switch I bought is set up to go from acc to lock to on to start so we will head back to O'Reilly's Monday afternoon to see if they have the one I need.

Laureen and I learned a lot on Sunday about the ignition switch and also the headlight bright/dimmer switch which is also mounted on the steering column. It has been giving me trouble too and I think I figured out today how to fix that as well. Prior to today I had no idea that there are metal rods associated with the ignition switch and the headlights dimmer switch in our coach. Laureen is a retired electrical engineer (microelectronics) and it was educational working with her to figure out which switch terminals are related and which wires goes where. Neither of us knows much about house or coach electrical hookups but we are learning pretty quickly.
Glenn & Laureen Parker
Austin, Texas
1984 Newell 35'  (Coach #58? - not confirmed)
6v92 Detroit Diesel, Allison 6 speed trans
2005 Honda Element toad
2007 Honda S2000 fun car
#6
We did not know we had a telescoping column for two years. Look for a hidden black lever right under the steering wheel, on the front ( dashboard side). Of course as the gurus say, " your coach may be different."
Guy & Sue
1984 Classic 40' #59
#7
I found this PDF to be very helpful when repairing my steering column. GM tilt steering column rebuild.
Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
0 hp 8V92 Allison HT740
Soon to be 500 hp ISM 6spd ZF
#8
Youtube has some good videos on it also.


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