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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:20 pm


Hey there Dreamscape, this is Darlene....
Thank you for the compliments, but don't you dare (quit posting pictures). Every one of our Eagles is special! It is so much fun to see them all and admire (and learn from) their differences. Manny just happens to be a stickler for detail. He always has been. That's why he will tell you he will probably never do a total conversion himself. He would drive himself crazy! (And me, too, :lol: )
Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:11 am


Manny & Darlene you have a beautiful bus. I hope ours gets to that point some day. I have a question about the PVC pipe that you made to catch the oil from the motor. Does that catch pretty much all of the oil that seems to drip out of these motors. And do you just empty that pipe every so often then. I am very interested in doing something like this as the back of our bus seems to get alot of oil on it when we take it anywhere. Thanks
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:23 am


Scott, it may be because my bus is an NJT 20 but it already has one of those canisters. It is metal and located just beneath the oil pan. I don't know if all 20s have these or not. I'll try to snap a picture of it later today.
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:41 pm


Sparky,
Yes, I do empty it sometimes. That pipe has to breathe because the engine is blowing the oil through the slobber tube. I have two hoses coming into the pvc pipe and two going out to release the air and the overflow of oil which is going into two gallon jugs I have set up in the battery compartment to capture the overflow. Those jugs are what I empty. 8v71s are great engines, but are known for leaking oil. What I have rigged up helps keep the oil from making such a mess.
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Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:49 pm


Post #21

Here is our latest addition. I've been wanting to get these marker light covers because they really help shield the glare of the lights in night driving. I just ordered them from Jefferson Bus and Truck out of Oklahoma. Norris is still there, but is hoping to retire this summer. In case you don't know it, he use to work for Eagle International and he has so much knowledge about our Eagles. He has been trying to help us identify our bus, too, and was excited when we told him we think we've found the original VIN.

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Manny & Darlene's
1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:04 pm


Post # 22

I'm finally posting the improvement I made to the rear electrical panel. I bought the stainless steel cover from Boomer. It fit perfectly and looks so much better. I had some decals made for it (as you can see in the picture). Funny little story that goes with this project though...it almost turned into a nightmare. I had to move some things out of the way to install this new panel, things like the rear start switch, lights, and the gauge for the air filter. In that process, I accidentally bumped one of the wires that is REQUIRED to start the engine. So I get the panel on and clean things up and get in the bus ready to park it and NOTHING! It is now starting to get dark, I have the bus out of its parking garage and all these crazy things start flooding my brain. I saw the bus being towed to a bus garage, I thought I lost the prime, you name it...I thought it. I took some time to clear my head and think and decided to back-track everything I had done and then stumbled upon the loose wire. It is the wire that clips into the power block. I am going to replace those wire ends with the type you screw in - the eyelet type. It was an interesting day, but ended up well. I really like that ss panel. Thanks Boomer.

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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:10 pm


Looks good, Manny!
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:04 pm


Post #23

Cruise Control

This project took me ONE YEAR to complete. I think maybe because I bought this on the sneak (without telling my wife) :oops: I should have known that sneakiness doesn't pay off, nor does it stay a secret for long because the guy I bought it from, in trying to reach me, called my wife by mistake and there began our journey.... :lol:

Seriously, I bought this cruise control from Pete/RTS Daytona on the bus nut board. I installed the unit per the directions and with guidance from Pete, it was fairly easy to install. The last step requires connecting the CC wire to the speedometer. This particualr wire is suppose to pick up the pulses from the speedometer, but never seemed to work properly. Pete was kind enough to meet with me to help me diagnose the problem. We finally realized that the pulses from the speedometer were not strong enough to register on the CC. So Pete suggested to install a pick up coil by the drive shaft, which also came with two magnets to be installed and that did the trick. Boy was I a happy camper or should I say "cruiser." I used it this past week for the very first time and it was awesome!!! It worked just like it came from factory with Cruise Control. It seems very safe, as soon as you tap the brake it shuts the cc off. You can also shut it off manually, or use the Resume feature. It was a great price, too...under $250. And I must say that Pete really stands behind his product, and to me that means alot.


This is the Control Button located on the dash
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Bracket mounted on floor attaches to wire pulling the pedal
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Shaping the bracket for the pick-up coil
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Magnet mounted
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Pick-up coil and magnet mounted
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
8V71 / HT740 4 Speed Automatic
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:59 pm


That's neat Manny, I will consider that for ours! I Like It! 8-)

By the way, Your clean shiny engine can't be a DD, It's not bleeding! :lol:

Looking Great!

~Paul~
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:07 am


Paul ,it now has internal bleeding with those cool catch cans Manny devised .A clean engine is a happy engine .Manny I hope I can get mine to look like that before we install it,we'll have to post a before and after shot in my project thread,as well as the engine swap.Have a great Thursday! :)
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