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1970 Model ? - DavidO
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:13 pm


Here are the specs:

1970 Silver Eagle
Model 05? (I don't know, please tell me. Something said 40, but that doesn't read right with anything else on the forums. A friend thinks a 07 from looking online, but it's a guess. I think a 05 from here: http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/28 ... 2121ZpafgG)
VIN 8284
Detroit Diesel, specific model? 8v92 or 8v71? Supercharged I think.
Voith 4-speed manual with new clutch (12/10)
New Dunlops (12/10) on 24.5 Alcoas
15KW Onan
100 gal freshwater
100 gallon diesel tank
not sure on size of gray/blackwater but there's only one waste tank.

Interior is dated (Southwest/Miami teal/peach color scheme) but in decent shape. Lots of to-do items with it, but we're working through it. I'll be posting lots of questions.

Photos here (adding more): http://tinyurl.com/1970silvereagle
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:12 am


According to the information I have it's a 1970 Model 05.

I looked at your pictures and I think you have an 8V71N, meaning no turbo. Typically we use the word "Blower", supercharger is for hot rods. ;)

She looks pretty good for a '70. I'm sure you will find lots of things to tinker with, as we all do.

Paul
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:57 am


Paul he has the tack drive on the front of that 71 notice the tach generator,what drives the fan and alternator I see you don't have the miter box electric or what ? forget it I was looking at camshaft pulleys lol

good luck

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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:29 pm


Clifford, I did find the generator on his picture. Now I know what it looks like. Still need to call Don F. and see if he has one. Thanks!
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:36 am


Dreamscape wrote:According to the information I have it's a 1970 Model 05.


Thanks for confirming!

Dreamscape wrote:Typically we use the word "Blower", supercharger is for hot rods. ;)


I would have thought the opposite. :)

Thanks. We're really happy to be able to buy one.
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:20 am


Finally spent a weekend working on the coach. Started down the long road to recovery on the interior.

Was this...
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It started with removing the entertainment center. Then one thing lead to another and now it's this...
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Say a little prayer for me. :D

The entertainment center is now gone and all of it's terrible wiring with it. Not to mention all of the 1980s home electronics. It actually had a VCR rewinder in there. I hope this doesn't hit too close to home for anyone else. :lol:

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I now want a driver side angle window. Also looking to replace all of the windows with sliders/screens/tinted, it was HOT in there!

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The dash is all torn apart. I'll be getting rid of the old parts, at least the right hand side top and front... as soon as I can figure out how to disconnect the mystery cable that runs through it. Haven't dug underneath yet, don't even know where it goes.

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Curious if anyone knows what this black unit is. I haven't traced the lines yet, is it AC, or just heat? If it's just heat, can I replace it with one that has AC also?

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Got the furniture unbolted, but didn't have time to get the carpet out, that's next.

Overall, I was really happy with the progress. Would have gone faster if I could have moved everything outside, but it was raining. I learned a lot by being able to spend some time taking it apart. "So what's behind door #3?" :)

Looking forward to getting more done soon. We're trying to finalize all of the materials for the build-out. So far plans include:

- Custom front cabinet with granite counter top on passenger dash
- Recovered vintage heartwood pine floor in the entry/steps
- King Ranch colored leather driver and passenger seats
- Repainted kitchen cabinets with granite counter top and mirror/bronze back splash
- New ceiling panels & AC units
- Lots of LED lighting
- New windows, wallpaper, and flooring.

All for now!
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:36 am


Question about the insulation.

Should I remove the plywood and replace all of the pink fiber insulation with spray foam while I have it this far apart already?
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:18 am


davido wrote:Question about the insulation.

Should I remove the plywood and replace all of the pink fiber insulation with spray foam while I have it this far apart already?


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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:38 am


David, I highly recommend insulating your firewall behind the dash while you have it out. I would re wire the lights up there with new ones too. In the winter the front drivers area in ours would be like an ice box until I insulated it. I would also be very careful pulling existing wires in that area too. If you have a doubt they may become an issue..I would replace...Just some friendly advice..I have been there..I would be careful tearing too much out at once..Take one section at a time and complete it..At least you will see progress rather than keep thinking of the 1001 things you will need to do in the whole bus..
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Re: 1970 Model ? - DavidO
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:39 am


David, it sounds like you are leaving some of the interior intact. If that is the case, it will be very hard to have the bus insulation sprayed. It is very messy - both in installation and shaving.

Unless you are completely gutting the interior, I would use a good foam board type insulation. Not quite as good as urethane, but a whole lot better than your terrible used fiberglass.

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