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 on: Today at 08:12:14 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by Prevost45
Gary, that "realease" arm is a pull only action floating on the pivot shaft itself. the small arm locks onto the shaft & transfers torque / motion to the shaft that ultimately moves the realease bearing inside the housing. The smaller part with good splines left is the adjuster , the grub screw & jam nut set the clutch pedal free play. I hope this helps explain the process better...its been 20 years since I've been underside a Eagle.

 on: Today at 04:25:41 PM 
Started by Bus Riders - Last post by Barn Owl
it is a good engine for a 35 ft bus/quote]

Yes it is. In a 4106 it makes it a different machine, even more so at 10,000 feet.

 on: Today at 04:00:04 PM 
Started by viking1 - Last post by Iceni John
At the very least, disconnect the airbox drains' valves (they have a 1/4" FPT on the input and a 3/8" barb on the output), clean them in kerosene and make sure the spring-loaded valve inside works freely and seals shut at a few PSI, then reinstall them pointing slightly down and towards the back of the bus.   Buy some more 3/8" plastic tubing so you can run them into a catch can  - I use a 1 gallon plastic jug inside my rear bumper, easy to see inside and to empty if/when it gets full.

This way you can easily see how much is slobbering (sorry, Geoff) out of your airboxes, and you won't leave an embarrassing trail of black drips behind you.   My valves are open at Low Idle (600 RPM) but close at Fast Idle (1100 RPM).


 on: Today at 03:41:30 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by Gary LaBombard
Prevost 45, you have my hopes up, I need more info on the function of this arm, is it to be on a loose fit and the smaller part actually changes the gears?  I sure hope you are right and if so I owe a kiss on the lips.  Well maybe we will think about that one. I can easily rebore, or rebush that arm if it is to be a loose fit so it just fits on the spline shaft of the tranny.  Yes that is the arm in question in the first photo as assembled before removing the inspection plate behind it. if is hard to imagine that the spline shaft wore into the bore of the (clutch release arm) as I now know it as.   

 on: Today at 03:37:32 PM 
Started by OneLapper - Last post by MB LeMirage
Usually on the bottom of the aisle seats facing down towards the aisle floor.

 on: Today at 03:35:18 PM 
Started by OneLapper - Last post by OneLapper
Nevermind!  I found a reference of the "Isle seat lights".  Looks like there were four lights on either side of the isle.  Still don't know where the lights were mounted, though.

 on: Today at 03:15:08 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by Prevost45
That's the Clutch release arm in those pictures. If that is what your concerned about being worn , the long arm is not supposed to be splined. It has worn itself onto the splines through the years. It could be fixed with a bushing of the right size or braze the ID & rebore it. Both are fairly easy machine shop fixes.

 on: Today at 02:19:14 PM 
Started by viking1 - Last post by MB LeMirage
Somebody with more knowledge than I have could probably explain this better than I can, but they are needed and capping them would lead to severe damage. My knowledge is more in modern Detroits, though I am learning on the oldies. Hopefully someone like Don Fairchild or Clifford could tell you (and me) the exact purpose.

 on: Today at 02:17:25 PM 
Started by viking1 - Last post by Hi yo silver
Maybe you just have too much oil in the crankcase. My 8V71 didn't like to be all the way to the full mark on the dipstick. It held just fine when it was about a gallon low on the stick. Catch basins fashioned from plastic jugs just in case, but they stayed relatively empty. HiYoSilver! 

 on: Today at 02:07:46 PM 
Started by viking1 - Last post by viking1
Mine are excessive, covers the back of the bus with oil and leaves a trail wherever I go. I'm using a gallon every 250 miles and I think most of it is on the back of the bus. What will happen if I cap them?

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