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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:48 pm


At least I know it had oil in it............. ;)

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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:07 pm


Paul,
I finally found time to do a little research on the history of my conversion. Some years BC (that is Before Cummins), I was advised to paint my 8-71 as it was looking pretty shabby at the time. I was told to use Rustoleum Hi Temp paint. I was told one of the standard colors, called Alpine Green, was the same as the original DD color. I used it and found it a perfect match.
Thought you might find this useful.
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:14 pm


Bill,

That information is very useful, Thanks! 8-)
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:39 pm


Here is a pic of the Allison. Had it Dyno tested at Pacific Power and it checked out OK, no leaks! ;)

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I'm almost finished with the double oil cooler installation. That turned out to be a fun learning project!

I am going to pull out the old DD this Thursday and swap a few parts of the old motor to put on the new one.

You can follow along with the pictures I'm posting in Photobucket here:

http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo78 ... =slideshow
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:38 pm


Looking good Paul don't forget the shims behind the cooler that baby will break,you can do away with emergency shut down with the spring loaded fuel rods you have there fwiw

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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:59 pm


The shims are in place, just need to finish it up tomorrow. Need to go get a couple of 5/16" bolts, one was broken and the other was replaced with all thread. I remembered your comment on the shims and it stuck! ;)

Thanks Sonnie! The condition of the cooler was fantastic! I appreciate it! 8-)
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:31 am


Hey Paul,
Happy to hear you're getting the engine swap project started!!! This must be the season for engine repowers :lol: !!!
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:10 am


I don't think you took me serious about how much work was involved installing the double cooler now you know LOL

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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:36 am


I know one thing for sure. I would starve to death if I tried to make a living doing this! :shock: :o :lol:
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Re: Dreamscape 1968 Eagle 01
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:46 am


Those are the pits I told Sonnie about that one bolt if it wasn't for that bolt it would be easy lol ? what injectors are in the engine the one at home has 7E60's just wondering what size that one had



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