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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:44 pm


I must say this has been super helpful. I have a 1972 05 model and i'm looking to do a similar build. Your documentation, photos and advice will prove to be invaluable to my success. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I only hope my build will be close to yours. I plan to raise the roof and add a few slides for good measure. What are your thoughts on CAT C13 as a power plant. I have one and and Allison automatic out of a 2004 doner truck. Just looking for ideas and feasibility. Continue to keep us posted on your progress.. Can't wait to see the finished product. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:02 pm


What I see at first glance: c13 is 7 inches shorter and 600 lb lighter than s60 12.7

This is a plus in an eagle.
Shorter the better! 8-)
Depends also on what Allison you have...
And you'll also hear a lot on rear end gearing... I won't join that argument. My head hurts from all the advise I have had on that topic...

Length is probably your biggest hurdle

Also, is will take a lot of fabrication to make a big engine like that fit.

I have a lot to say, but not sure where to start? :D

I'll send a PM

HTH


M
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:09 pm


More pics

Sorry no real order
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Radiator
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Rear curb side connection
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Frame rail
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Engine cradle ready to slide into bus, here you can also see frame rails, they are basically the same as stock
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Engine cradle
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:13 pm


Rust replacement
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:15 pm


Allison computers mock mounted beside steering wheel
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:02 pm


Radiator mounted


I think the stack is going to work! 8-)


Next up: driveshaft to miter box and plumbing! ;)

Concerning the driveshaft, I need opinions about a fan clutch... I keep going back and forth, fan clutch, yes or no?


P.S. Still need to put Wayne's gusset under the miter box, lot of torque on that thing.
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:46 pm


I thought I had commented, but I must not have sent my reply.

I noted several places where you double tubed the frame. That is a much better process than trying to spice in new tubing.

Jim
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:50 pm


Yes, Jim, splicing the tubing does not seem strong enough from my standpoint. :shock:

The nut on the input shaft of the Dropbox was loose (i.e. I reached up and backed it off by hand after we took the 8v71 out)

So I sourced a new one, installed it today.

Took a little time...

Anyone know the torque it's supposed to have?
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