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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
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
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Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:09 pm


More pics

Sorry no real order
Attachments
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Rear truss area
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More support
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Engine cradle detail
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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
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


Re: Mason's 1968 model 05
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:13 pm


Rust replacement
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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: 147
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


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


Allison computers mock mounted beside steering wheel
Attachments
IMG_20191119_185011962.jpg
1968 05 eagle used to have 8v71 with roadranger 9 speed,
04/25/19 starting upgrade to series 60! and B500
Eagle obsessed
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Location: McCook NE


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