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gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:47 pm


With apologies, I'm starting this a little out of order. However, you have to cut me a little slack as I'm very excited to start her after fifteen years!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l__Hue3yoxk[/youtube]

Here are some specs on the bus:

1966 Silver Eagle Model 1 #6632
Sold new to Continental Central Trailways
Updated Model 10 Front & Rear Caps, Bumpers, and Headlight/Taillights
One Piece Entrance Door
8V71 Detroit Diesel (supposed to be a 2K crate engine)
Plug In Block Heater
Ten Speed Eaton "Road Ranger" Transmission
Jake Brakes
Lima Mac 10kw Generator powered by Perkins 4.108 51hp 4-Cylinder Diesel
Remote Start & Stop for Gen Set in house
Fully Converted
Dometic 3-Way Refrigerator
Basement A/C Unit
Auxiliary Dash A/C Unit
110 & 12 volt house wiring
Three powered roof vents
"On-Demand" Hot Water Heater
2-Burner Propane Stove
Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
Full Size Bathroom Vanity
Walk-In Shower
50 Gal Fresh Water
50 Gal Black Water
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Greg Riley
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Re: gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:21 pm


Greg,

Sweet! 8-) 8-) 8-)

You're doing a great job bringing the ole gal back to life! Makes me want to go fire ours up and take a video too! Nice to see this is your first project post, keep 'em coming.
Becky & Paul Lawry
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1968 Eagle 01 #7443
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Re: gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:51 am


I had hoped to start our generator this weekend, but the weather intervened and prevented me from doing so. I couldn't get any pictures of the Gen Set either as the bay is exceedingly dark.
However, I was able to climb into the compartment and now know exactly what we have, and it's a doozie!
It is powered by a 4 cylinder 51hp Perkins 4.108 diesel. These are apparently very popular engines as backup power for sailboats. It seems that all parts are available including a serpentine belt kit which allows you to install a high-amperage alternator for recharging the start battery, but which I also plan to use to charge our house batteries.
The head unit is a Lima Mac 280 series. It is apparently 10kw, and appears to be brushless and industrial quality. I don't know if it is acceptable for powering delicate electronics like computers, etc. This same unit is still available new from Marathon Electric.
The generator head requires a constant 1800 rpm, which shouldn't be a problem as the little Perkins can apparently run 4,000 rpm continuously with great reliability.
My only reservation is the sound level. I just don't know how loud the Perkins is going to be.
I would be interested to hear from anybody that has information on this combination.
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Re: gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:00 am


Greg, Thank You for sharing keep up the good work.

Good Luck Wayne
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Re: gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:13 pm


Sweeetttt! Just love the sound of those detroit diesels!
Greg Roberts
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Re: gsriley1's Eagle Model 1
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:39 am


Now if I could just get her to look like your Model 20!
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