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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Mon May 10, 2010 5:16 am


OK Manny share your mechanic with the rest of us, may be we can send some work his way.

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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Mon May 10, 2010 5:55 am


Manny, I agree, post his information so we can have it for reference.

Ask him to join the board, I mean after all he has an Eagle and takes care of them.
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:52 pm


Post # 30

Blower Replacement

After doing some research and getting some good advice from the Eagle board (thanks Clifford) I realized that having to put in a gallon of oil every 100 miles I traveled most likely meant my blower was bad. So, I decided to replace the blower. The task turned into a much bigger job as you'll see in the following posts, but the blower replacement went well:


Let the fun begin
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Starting to take the engine out
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Engine out
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Pressure washing the engine
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Old Blower
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Old Blower
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New Rebuilt Blower with Turbo Seals
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Other side of New Blower
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Top of New Blower (Nice and Clean)
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:10 pm


Post # 31

Cleaning Engine Compartment / Applying Rust Bullet

Since the engine was out I wanted to spray that whole area with Rust Bullet, including the frame. Rust Bullet is an excellent product (thanks Gary for letting us know about it) and it's easy to apply but can be very toxic. You need to use a GOOD, charcoal filter mask. 3M makes a good one, costs about $35. Don't go cheap here, your lungs are worth the $$$.

Engine compartment before cleaning
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Masking prior to spraying Rust Bullet (i.e. any overspray will NOT come off)
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Engine compartment after applying Rust Bullet
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:24 pm


That's looking pretty cool Manny! You are going to paint that engine I'll bet! It's gonna look great! I can only dream! ;)
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:40 pm


Post # 32

Air Compressor / Dryer

I knew my compressor needed to be replaced. It was functioning but every time I drained my wet tank, oil came out with it. So we replaced the compressor with a rebuilt one, and while we were at it, I went ahead and installed an air dryer system which is something my Eagle never had (and I've been wanting).

Old Compressor
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New Compressor with new air governor (looking from bottom up)
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This was the original part that caught the moisture (not sure of name?) but ever time I drained this catch container I would be draining about 16 oz of (mostly) oil
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New Air Dryer Cartridge
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New Purging Valve
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Installing the new Purging Valve
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Welding the bracket to install the Air Dryer
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Finished Product (turned out really great!)
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:57 pm


Post # 33

Replacing the Yoke that hooks to the engine from the Miter Box

The Miter Box always seemed to make a funny noise to me when the engine was running, and I could never figure out what it was...as we were putting the engine back in we noticed the bolt was loose - it seems the hole was wabbled out (as you'll see in the pic below) so we replaced that yoke and the other part (name?) since it was bad, too.

Here's the bad Yoke (notice the oblong hole on the right)
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Other part that was bad
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New parts installed (no more noise)
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1972 Silver Eagle 05
VIN # 8851
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:07 pm


Post # 34

Air Modulator (for Transmission)

I have an air trottle but the air modulator was never installed, so I went ahead and installed one and got rid of the throw-down cable. So now it's a complete air throttle.

Air modulator hooked up to the transmission for shifting
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:18 pm


Post # 35

Finished Project (from what started with the Blower Replacement)

We went ahead and painted the whole engine (since it was out). It still needs some detailing, but at least it's back together and running like a dream! It seems changing that blower did the trick because my oil psi has stayed at a steady 40 and it's been driven more than 100 miles. Before the change, my psi would have steadily declined and would have been at about 20 after 100 miles of travel.

Side view of engine after paint and replacement but before radiator
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Front view (but still needs some TLC from me)
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Re: Manny & Darlene's Eagle 05
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:57 pm


In Post #32, that little device is called a ping tank. It's funny, because in my manual it's referred as a "Pink Tank". I left ours in the system, glad you have a real air drier now. I know the feeling!

Your work sure looks great! Glad your project worked out and the new blower did the trick! 8-)
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