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Mason's 1968 model 05

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Eagle obsessed
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Bus Model: 1968 model 05 Eagle series 60 and B500
Location: McCook NE

Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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Well here is a small effort to update this thread. If i have more time, Ill continue to add posts. 

Our generator install was too loud for out taste, It was a fairly low hertz resonating throughout the entire bus, during day to day activities it was ok but trying to go to sleep, It was just that constant super deep noise that really penetrates your eardrums.  When i built the compartment i built it to the best of my knowledge and ability, but I have a lot more of both those things now, so decided to redo compartment.

I dont have a plan set in stone yet, But i will be remote mounting radiator, and probably getting rid of the squirrel cage and replacing with a 12v automotive electric super quiet fan i have sitting on a shelf. I did see a thread from the late 2000's on BCM where luvrbus said 12v automotive fans couldnt keep gennys cool in az heat, but, I'm fairly certain that the technology has improved considerably. The 12v fan i have has about 200 more CFM then the squirrel cage. We will see how it works. 


I did find some 400 CFM duct fans for ventilating the generator compartment, now that there will not be a radiator fan blowing across motor. Not sure if that is enough CFM or not?  I believe a lot of the sound we have now is coming from the giant airway openings we have on the bottom of the bus for the radiator.

Also, is it worth it to run exhaust out roof?

Here are a few pics of starting to unassemble compartment.  I do have a lot of other things going on, but hopefully ill get back to this project this week. I did have a small pause when my grinder kicked back into my hand and cut through my welding glove. 3 stiches. I am recovered from that now and ready to jump back on the horse and dive into demoing rest of compartment.
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1968 05 Series 60/B500 swap 2019-2021
1971 05 8v71 Spicer 4 speed parts bus
Eagle obsessed
Posts: 313
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 am
Bus Model: 1968 model 05 Eagle series 60 and B500
Location: McCook NE

Re: Mason's 1968 model 05

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Tearing apart generator compartment . I figured I might as well film some of the work I was doing.

1968 Model 05 Eagle Generator Compartment Teardown
https://youtu.be/2q9pX_vRORM
1968 05 Series 60/B500 swap 2019-2021
1971 05 8v71 Spicer 4 speed parts bus
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