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Servicing Wheel Bearings Article

This article was published in the April 2009 issue Bus Conversion Magazine.  It is published on this site with their permission.

This article is presented for the use of Eagles International forum members and is not to be republished without written permission of the author or Bus Conversion Magazine

Here is the link to the article:  BCM Wheel Bearing Article

Electrical Relays 101

Published in May 2011 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine

By Jim Shepherd

This is an article that discusses why relays are so prevalent in many of our Eagles. It discusses various kinds and uses of relays with an emphasis on the mini-ISO relays.

Link:  May 2011 BCM Relay Article

This article is published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine

Engine Conversion Article Series from Bus Conversions Magazine

Three part article published in the Oct./Nov./Dec. issues of Bus Conversions magazine

Articles written by Jim Shepherd

Part One of this article appeared in the October, 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Should I modify my two-stroke engine for more power?
  • If I do a conversion, should I stay with a two-stroke and use a bigger engine or go to a four-stroke engine?
  • If I do a conversion, should I use a mechanical or electronic engine?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 1

 

Part Two appeared in the November 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Will a conversion increase my mileage? Is there a
  • reasonable payback with increased mileage?
  • What are the costs involved in an engine conversion/power upgrade?
  • Should I think about doing the conversion myself?
  • What systems will have to be fabricated?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 2

 

Part Three of appeared in the December 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine.

Topics include:

  • Why will I need to change my gearing for a four-stroke conversion?
  • What about cooling problems?
  • Will I have to do any special structural modifications?

Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 3

These articles are published with permission of Bus Conversions Magazine

Improving Bus Headlights

busheadlightsby Jim Shepherd
Published May 2011 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine

In this article we discuss modification to our headlight wiring circuit and explore headlight technology available for our buses that will allow us to drive safely at night.

  • Headlight Size/Shape
  • Headlight Technology History
  • Upgrade your Bus Wiring
  • Upgrade Headlight Technology

Emphasis in the article includes using relays to assure full voltage at the headlights.  Included is a schematic for the relay wiring.

Note:  this article was written in 2011 and does not discuss developing technology (HID and LED)

The article mentions an article on relays that will help the reader understand their function.  That article is also posted on this website.

Article Link:  Improve Bus Headlights

This article is published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine.