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No Andy it's at the shop trying to figure out the "excess black smoke issue". I would have thought that after 2 months we would have BEEN finished... :roll: :cry:
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OK John, whats the deal on the bus???? Have they gotten into the injectors yet????
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The heavy black smoke issue is now fixed or so I was told that it still has some black smoke. After replacing the turbo, repairing the blower?? & cleaning the after cooler they finally pulled the injectors. Guess what? Yep cracked injector. Heavy black smoke no more... Some time next week I will go to pick it up. I'll make a full report in Eagle Chat as to the "Shop Experience". Yeah, that's a play on words...
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Glad to hear the smoke issue is fixed! Now run it!

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do we have the bus back home? Just curious.
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John & Tara's 1982 Eagle Model 10
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:34 pm


Finally home. Been missin the old gal. Now to get that generator hooked up amongst a host of other things. Thanks a bunch to Eric Brown for allowing me to crash the scene & get some help fixing some things just in time for rally season. More pictures to come...

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Re: John & Tara's 1982 Eagle Model 10
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:41 am


Replacing the windshields became a major... but all is well.

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Moved Batteries to old A/C compressor compartment

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AIn't that purdy...


Hint of door being reworked

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John, WOW !!! Your Bus Is Really Looking Sweet !!!! I Have Not Seen A Picture In A Long Time. You Have Done A Lot Of Work. I Love The Color Of Your Eagle. Always Thought She Had The LOOK.... :D I Really Like Your Wheels With The Chrome Similators. They Look The Best In My Eyes.

So.... How Did You Repair Your Windshield Frame ?? Grind And Fill ?? I Am Curious Because I Think I Heard Once That There Is A Fiberglass Frame Avalible For The Windshield Frame Repair. ???? Seems Most Of These Old Birds Have Rusted Glass Frames.
A Couple Of Mine Do. Both Were Bought In Florida. My 72 05 Thats Wearing Its Original Trailways Look. (bought in arizona)...Is About Perfect As Far As Rust. (mostly). I Guess There Is Some In The Lower Original Split Doors. etc.etc.

Sorry To Read Of Your Black Smoke (shop) Issues...... A Guy Has To Almost Just Do Everything Hisself. Well At Least Until Bill Releases The Eagle Master// :lol:

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Just Went Back And Looked At Your Newest Pictures Again And Noticed You Now Have Alcoas..... WHAT :( Ok, Well Hey Its Your Bus.... Heck, She Is Still Purdy...

Do You Still Have The Chrome Simulators ???? Are They Avaliable ??
I Just Really Like Them. All Mine Have Alcoas. Well Except The Trailways. And Im Not Sure If I Would Change It ???..... Well, Never Know

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John,
Thanks for your posting here. From Aug 15 to Jan 15 we are too busy with our business to do any work on the bus. In fact I didn't even have time to take it to a shop about the excess smoke issue. Finally took it on Jan 9th. 2 & 1/2 months to replace turbo, repair blower, clean after cooler, & replace 1 injector. That only allows me a few weeks before the 1st rally at Palmetto Cove to get some things done. Thanks to Eric Brown we were able to properly fix the entry door, & the other things shown in the recent pictures. The windshield support metal was ground to bare metal, primed, bondoed, primed, bondoed, & some finish paint to allow new windshields to be installed. I covered over the marquis sign also then applied some finish paint. In a couple of years we will be ready for a full paint job. So presently I just wanted it presentable. Let me know if you find out something about a "fiberglass mold or whatever you call it" that can be used at the windshield area. When it becomes paint time again I may readdress the issue. Look for some pics soon concerning the new tool storage area & generator compartment...
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