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Gennyw, 83 Silver Eagle DD6v92 TA
Fri May 14, 2010 1:29 am


Well here goes. I'm going to start with a few photo's and a Little back ground of my eagle.
I first saw this bus in a storage yard on the Bruce Hwy about 50klms north of Brisbane. We drove past a couple of times and I said to Ina (wife unit) we should investigate whats going on with that red bus. Anyway I did a search on the internet and low and behold it was for sale at a rediculous price. I contacted the owners and made them a standing offer (much less than they wanted). As it turned out it was owned by the westpac bank and was used for promo's etc. and was no longer required. I also found that the bus was imported to Australia by geyhound in Dec. 83, After service as a hwy coach it was sold to Tory's tours in Maryborough, Qld. Who on sold the bus to Westpac in 2007, who I bought it from.
Image Bus as first seen.
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Made it home to Moore Park Beach. 500klms no problems.
The drive home was uneventful. Engine is strong and doesn't blow any smoke. Good oil press. Water temp. a little cool (under 60C), brakes good. Trans a little jerky on changes but I think a good service will fix this. Tacho not working except when you hit a rough patch on the road. (where is the sender?) Lots of other stuff pretty ordinary mostly switches and wiring. All in all not bad for a 27 yr old bus. Most stuff will be torn out anyway. All the bus's internal wiring will go. Whats the go with the aircon. Has anyone left the original in service for travelling?
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I have tried 5 times to resize this photo but it always seems to be too big.
First order of business is to remove the vinyl and determine what on the dash works and will be saved.
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Bus is inteers.
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I didn't realise the wife unit in this.

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well I have learnt a couple more things today whilst doing this. I hope I get better at it.

Found the tach sender and tested the wiring. Seems all is ok so it must be the instrument. Only thing I'm not sure about is there is only 7.5v at the sender. I would have thought there should be 12v. So for now I guess I go without a tacho not worth fixing cause I'll probably throw the instrument anyway.
Got a good bit of the vinyl off the passanger side bin doors yesterday. There is going to be a fair bit of work fixing the doors. Will need to source rubbers etc.


I finally got most of the sunburn off Looks like a new bus. The paint underneath is good as well just a few corrosion spots. The drivers windows shot frames all rusted thru. Don't figure why you put Alum. skins on a bus and steel framed windows.
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New eagle. Still need the emblem for the front and back.
Should I remove the sunburn from the bin doors???
Image There is still some on the other side and will have to paint the front when we sort out the screens?
Last edited by Anthony on Fri May 28, 2010 5:39 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Very interesting story! The only thing I see is the door is on the wrong side! :lol: I'm not much help on the newer Eagles, I'm sure you'll get the proper help from the rest of the guys.

Thanks for sharing!
Becky & Paul Lawry
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Anthony, Once again, welcome to the family. What a joy to see an Eagle down under in such good condition. The photo size works for me, secondly, the tach (which I don't have on my 89), I believe is hooked to the alternator, not sure if this is correct or not, but those in the know will be along to explain. Good score on the purchase, you should be very exited and proud to have such a beautiful coach there in the land of Down Under :D . Good job on the picture post, Keep them coming. All the best to ya from Vegas town :D . Van
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Anthony, Thank you for posting about your Eagle. About the Over the road (OTR) air conditioner. Most people take them out and relpace it with a smaller dash air system. They can be good for when you are on the road, but they can be very expensive to maintain. You will need to add a system to keep cool when not underway so why not use that system if needed when underway. Can't help with the other problem.

Thank You Wayne
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Re: Gennyw, 83 Silver Eagle DD6v92 TA
Fri May 14, 2010 12:04 pm


Wayne, longshot but Down Under they might not be required to upgrade the A/C. If not it could be worth considering holding onto if the parts, etc. etc. are available.
John & Tara Mellis
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Re: Gennyw, 83 Silver Eagle DD6v92 TA
Fri May 14, 2010 12:52 pm


Good point. If thats the case maybe upkeep would not be as bad as here.

Thank You Wayne
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Anthony,
The more we keep getting buses from around the world, the more we prove to ourselves that we really are "Eagles International."

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Wow. Never seen a polished seat base and frame. Nice.
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Seat base would be good but its seized and will have to go to make way for comfy captains chairs.
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