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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:07 pm


Thanks to all for the good words of engouragement!!!! It always helps when you are working on something like this!!! Today we went for a long run. App. 50-60 miles. We would have gone further but I ended up in the er on the last bolt!!LOL In the last 30 days I have had a board fly out of a machine (DONT ASK WHERE IT HIT ME!!), had my back give me a fit because of the above, ripped the end of my finger off, tripped over a board and twisted my knee, burned my leg on the motorcycle, due to the knee!!!!LOL. I have been able to tissue and duct tape all until today. Had one last bolt to cut off for the accelarator pedal. Since it was SOOOOO far to the cut off saw I used the portaband. It jumped off the bolt and onto my hand on the table. After careful exam, I decided that duct tape wouldn't hold this one!!! Three hours and stictches later we made a run. Temp steady, good oil, and boost. No leaks that I can see. Hit a few good hills. AMAZING!!! I also had a realy big first! PASSED TWO TRACTOR TRAILERS GOING UPHILL!!! We are leaving for the rally Wed. afternoon. VERY EXCITED!!!
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:31 pm


You need to run Mt. Eagle before you go back home. Just a short run up 24, it will make you fell good.
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:00 am


Did you get the spring brakes installed, you will so happy that Hal and others convinced you to go with the 4:10,TomC wasn't right on the gearing with your setup now you can come West lol

good luck
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:31 am


Congrats Eric. You make us all very proud!!!
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:14 am


Eric, The ultimate TEST what did the Wife think ? :lol:

Remember she is the one who got you into that mess.

I assume the spring brakes worked out okay, didn't hear from you or smell smoke!!

Enjoy the trip. Thought I might bring mine up there and leave it with you for a winter

Project, heck the engine is already there!! You will need another project! :lol:

Take care ED
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:40 am


We need to see a video or it didn't happen! :D

Enjoy your ride!
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:03 pm


You like the way I got you involved in the spring brakes Ed no thank you's are needed Ed lol


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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:30 pm


Clifford, don't know about the gearing yet??? Have not felt it shift to know what gear it is in!! LOL Ed got right back to me about the brakes. Something about it would not be his fault if I didn't get to the rally on time!! I dont have my spedo hooked up yet so its a little hard to compare. I do know that if I hit 1400 plus rpms, I am passing everything but a corvette. I am going to use my gps for speed this trip. I hope to have the jakes hooked up also. The boss took a video as we backed it into the sunloght for the first time in six months. Since the bus bay is attached to the shop we had about a half inch of dust on top, but it blew off pretty quick!! I will post it later for prof!!LOL
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:47 am


Ok. Here is the proof. This clip shows that a series 60 will even make the dog smile!! P.S. This is on the way home from the BCM rally.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/vid ... 9967gxjeDG
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Re: EricbSC 1973 05 Eagle
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:42 pm


I recently added a silverleaf data system. I used a remote touch screen monitor. I purchased it from Jim Sheppard, RV saftey systems. Very easy to install.

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