|Arens Engine Stop Control|
Oct 3rd 2021, 21:01
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Oct 2nd 2021, 20:17
New member. Many more questions are promised to be asked, I'll attempt to keep from inundating the form with daft questions.
RM1756 ownership has been transferred to me. Purchased it from a gentleman in Ft. Worth TX.
It is in poor shape, although many original items are preserved. There are a lot of unknowns, but each challenge will be a discover of its own. . like a research project.
It has been sitting for 3-4 years I'm told. I am not able to energize the circuit to start the engine. I have the Walker maintenance manual copied as follows:
1. The fuel cock between the fuel filter and injection pump must be in the 'ON' position.
2. The handbrake must be set hard on.
3. Ensure that the gear selector is in Neutral
4. Push the Arens stop control knob in energise the electrical circuits.
5. Depress the accelerator pedal fully and pull the starter switch. Release the switch as the engine begins firing. If the engine does not fire within a few seconds, do not run the starter needlessly: switch off and investigate the cause before trying.
6. When the engine begins to fire evenly reduce engine speed until the engine is warm enough to permit satisfactory idling.
I am stuck on step 1 and step 4. Kindly I ask for help locating the fuel cock for position 'ON' and the Arens stop control knob.
Fuel is in the tanks, although I believe it is fouled. In addition the bus only had 2 batteries onboard. I noticed provisions for a third lead acid battery, but that battery was missing.
I suspected the Arens was immediately to the lower left of the drivers seat. I was performing this all in haste, so I did not get to track if the line connections were not fouled, etc. As a visual learner picture will help immensely. What does the Arens knob look like?
Helping to get this example to its new home is quite an undertaking, but it's worthwhile.
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