Eagles International

An International Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association

Engine Conversion Article Series from Bus Conversions Magazine

Three part article published in the Oct./Nov./Dec. issues of Bus Conversions magazine Articles written by Jim Shepherd Part One of this article appeared in the October, 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine. Topics include:
  • Should I modify my two-stroke engine for more power?
  • If I do a conversion, should I stay with a two-stroke and use a bigger engine or go to a four-stroke engine?
  • If I do a conversion, should I use a mechanical or electronic engine?
Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 1   Part Two appeared in the November 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine. Topics include:
  • Will a conversion increase my mileage? Is there a
  • reasonable payback with increased mileage?
  • What are the costs involved in an engine conversion/power upgrade?
  • Should I think about doing the conversion myself?
  • What systems will have to be fabricated?
Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 2   Part Three of appeared in the December 2009 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine. Topics include:
  • Why will I need to change my gearing for a four-stroke conversion?
  • What about cooling problems?
  • Will I have to do any special structural modifications?
Link:  BCM Engine Conversion Article Part 3 These articles are published with permission of Bus Conversions Magazine

Improving Bus Headlights

busheadlightsby Jim Shepherd Published May 2011 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine

In this article we discuss modification to our headlight wiring circuit and explore headlight technology available for our buses that will allow us to drive safely at night.
  • Headlight Size/Shape
  • Headlight Technology History
  • Upgrade your Bus Wiring
  • Upgrade Headlight Technology
Emphasis in the article includes using relays to assure full voltage at the headlights.  Included is a schematic for the relay wiring. Note:  this article was written in 2011 and does not discuss developing technology (HID and LED) The article mentions an article on relays that will help the reader understand their function.  That article is also posted on this website. Article Link:  Improve Bus Headlights This article is published with permission from Bus Conversions Magazine.

2014 Bus Rally Branson MO

BransonLakeSideRVParkOctober 1st THRU 7th Branson, Missouri

Rally Fee: $200 for two people and one coach including full hookups and pavilion for the first 35 coaches for seven nights. Rally Site: Branson Lake Side RV Park HOSTS: BYRON AND BETTY PIGG

2014 Bus Rallies

  • MAY 2-3-4 BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA
HOSTS: WAYNE AND LIN SCHELL  
  • SEPT 24TH THRU 28TH GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA
HOSTS: MEL and TRISH LEGG  
  • OCTOBER 1ST THRU 7TH BRANSON,MISSOURI
HOSTS: BYRON AND BETTY PIGG

Branson Bus Rally

Wednesday October 3, 2012

Branson Bus RallWednesday October 3, 2012 was a big day for Byron and Betty Pigg the hosts of the Eagles International Branson 7 Day Rally. After months of preparing the big day had arrived. Bryon had all of the reserved spaces assigned at the Branson Lakeside RV Park. Betty had worked her magic with the fall display to make people feel more welcome. One by one the big beautiful Eagle Conversions started to roll in and it was not long until everyone had finished their ritual of connecting water, power, TV and sewer. Then they could get down to the serious business of catching up on all the gossip since the last rally. This usually included what had happened with their bus, dogs and grandchildren.