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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue May 14, 2019 7:55 pm


Walter I am younger then the average busnut... ;) (What I mean is that the average busnut is usually retired or almost there)
Talked to Eric today, sounds like he will be able to come up!! I am looking forward to that. :D

Sometimes I mess up.
On Friday I made the mid mount 6.75 inches tall. After rechecking my calculations, I cut it completely apart and made it 8.25 inches tall.
Then we installed it in the bus, and realized that it was way too tall for a proper driveshaft angle ( would of been 14 degrees). So today I cut the and reset the engine back to.... :evil:
6.75 inches! :evil:
Now we are truly going In circles....
But I got it back in the bus and everything is ok now.
(I think...)
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1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue May 14, 2019 9:03 pm


Well, that sounds like something an older person would do, but then it can also happen when you are tired. You remember the old adage, "measure twice and cut once"? With custom work like this, it might be appropriate to measure and/or calculate more than twice. Your latest picture shows a lot of solid panels on each side of the engine, I hope you are not making it difficult to work on the engine in certain areas, or interrupting the movement of air flow. I would try to visualize the common maintenance tasks, one by one, and see if you can get tools into the correct spots without great difficulty. I can think of several situations over the years where some exotic one-time-use tool was necessary because of bad access space, or the need to remove several parts in order to get to what you need to work on. It's best to anticipate trouble before it hits at a bad time. ;)
Walter
Dayton, Ohio
1975 Silvereagle Model 05, 8V71, 4 speed Spicer
1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740
1994 Eagle Model 15-45, Series 60 w/Jacobs, Allison HT741
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed May 15, 2019 7:13 am


walter, I can't even begin to tell you how many times I calculated the height... :evil:
and it was still wrong... :evil: :evil:
But it is sitting right, now. ;)

Access around the engine is real good compared to the Bluebird. I can almost stand beside the engine! But things will happen, I will watch out for that

Walter, is your engine centered in the frame rails?
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Wed May 15, 2019 7:54 pm


Mason, by measuring in the dark with a flashlight and a steel tape, I would say that the Series 60 is offset about one inch to the driver side. I measured from the center of the crank pulley to the inside of the frame on each side, from the frame to the edge of the pulley, and from the frame to the center of the motor mount bolts - they all indicate about one inch. To be precise, I would need to set up a straight edge and a square. What reference point would help you the most, crank pulley center, or what else? It occurs to me that there might be a difference in the location of the frame rails (in relation to the differential) between the 05 & 15. That should probably be checked as well.
Walter
Dayton, Ohio
1975 Silvereagle Model 05, 8V71, 4 speed Spicer
1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740
1994 Eagle Model 15-45, Series 60 w/Jacobs, Allison HT741
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 am


Hmmm... Looks like Erics model 15 in my driveway... 8-)
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1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
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Location: McCook NE


Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 am


And , in the time since Eric left on Sunday, this is what we have done.
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Almost ready for fiberglass on front cap
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Completed skin on curb side
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1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Thu May 30, 2019 7:43 pm


I have not done nearly as much, 13 tornado's hit all around me on Monday. No Eagles were harmed, but I had to use the chainsaw a lot. I hope Eric was suitably impressed.
Walter
Dayton, Ohio
1975 Silvereagle Model 05, 8V71, 4 speed Spicer
1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740
1994 Eagle Model 15-45, Series 60 w/Jacobs, Allison HT741
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Fri May 31, 2019 11:29 am


Luckily no tornados were within sight of our house. Glad no Eagles were harmed. Always a pain to clean up after wind. Better the water though! ;)

I think Eric was suitably impressed. We looked at our busses, worked a little on mine, and fixed Eric's door problem. The pin connecting the air cylinder to the bus had sheared, making the wheel well side door hard to open. Maybe he will post some pics on his project thread.
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:33 pm


Mason:

Sorry I haven't posted till now but since leaving your wonderful home in Nebraska, we've managed to get back to Kansas successfully, and with working doors thanks to YOU and on the road again but this time in a rental car. We managed to hit St. Louis visiting old high school friends, see the arch and it's new museum, and continue over to Tenn to camp and cave at Raccoon Mtn outside Chattanooga. You would think I would've seen some buses but not a single one! Now Maria and I are down in Gainesville enjoying the thick humidity and near 100F temps. I never complain about summer in Fla because I know how cold your winters are! If all goes well, I'll be bringing back some ham equipment for our bus to begin working on a ham shack plan for that Sh*t hits the fan moment and cell phones don't work. Don't laugh, the internet actually went down on Google's end just this week!! Till then, I'll pick up some jacks at Harbor Freight and maybe we can look into adjusting my torsalastics together? You up for that?
Just so you all know, we have printed off the parts 1 and 2 of the Nov BCM November issues of how to adjust the torsalastics on an Eagle. Based on the instructions and tools needed I'm pretty sure it's something we can do together unless you guys out there read those instructions and found some corrections that need to be made? We'd love to hear about it. I'd love to hear about it!
I'll be back in Ks next week Mason and give you call to see about coming up again. The weather's been crazy everywhere but maybe Nebraska and South Dakota is going to be just right. I also posted a few pics on my update and included that beautiful bracket job you did!
Talk soon!
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:20 am


I am still pushing forward.

Got the new driveshaft with series 1800 yokes, guess what, the yoke is too big, it hits the differential.
So now I have to figure out what yoke eagle used.

So I am continuing to have fun? As usual. :cry:
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


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