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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,
05/25/19 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,
05/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


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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