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 on: January 23, 2017, 03:50:56 PM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by CrabbyMilton
As long as pea soap doesn't come out of the tail pipe...

 on: January 23, 2017, 03:49:40 PM 
Started by jmbuti - Last post by CrabbyMilton
Any vital specs on it? I'm not as up as I would like on EAGLE's.
That is one honey bunny of a coach.

 on: January 23, 2017, 03:36:43 PM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by sledhead
do you have any buddy's that live near by and like to pull pranks ?


 on: January 23, 2017, 02:43:22 PM 
Started by jmbuti - Last post by luvrbus
Belongs to a friend of mine Mark (Boomer) Reener in Washington State and it's for sale best and nicest Eagle out there being one of a kind no corners cut on it   

 on: January 23, 2017, 02:30:16 PM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by Iceni John
Hope none of that water is finding its way into the air cleaner inlets or combustion chambers - hydro lock?!

No on anything similar - you have me wondering...
Good thinking, I'll bar the engine over tonight to make sure it's not hydrolocked.   The air filter has a vacuator valve to drain out any rain that gets in, but at this stage I'm thinking anything's possible.

Thanks, John

 on: January 23, 2017, 02:00:27 PM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by dtcerrato
Hope none of that water is finding its way into the air cleaner inlets or combustion chambers - hydro lock?!

No on anything similar - you have me wondering...

 on: January 23, 2017, 01:40:23 PM 
Started by jmbuti - Last post by jmbuti

In my search for a bus I have come across another mystery.  The bus in this picture is pretty damn nice looking. Has anyone seen it a rally or  know the owner? It is possibly in Oregon.  Yeah, I know-that's a big state. Smiley


 on: January 23, 2017, 01:12:53 PM 
Started by Iceni John - Last post by Iceni John
No, I don't mean it's been repo'd by some burly tattooed dude with his own Fox TV show called Bus Repo Wars, but rather I think it's showing signs of divine intervention.   After the last two days of very heavy rains here (yes, it does sometimes rain in Southern California), after each day of rain my coolant overflow bottle has completely filled up with rain water.   This bottle is a gallon plastic container with a screw-on cap, through which a short length of hose connects up to the vent outlet on the radiator cap on my coolant surge tank.   I've not driven the bus at all after my crappy new fan motor exploded two weeks ago, so how is my coolant overflow container filling with water after each rain storm?   The coolant level in the surge tank hasn't changed at all, and I just tested it now and found it's still exactly the same strength as when I last tested it a month or two ago  -  this shows that rain water isn't getting inside my surge tank and diluting the coolant.   Even with the wind blowing some drops of rain inside the engine room, there's no way that one gallon of it can get inside my sealed overflow container  -  the container's screw-on cap is in place, the tube fits tightly through the cap, and it's hose-clamped at the radiator cap's outlet.   So, how is rain getting in?

Maybe my bus has a sort of reverse-stigmata, but instead of bleeding drops of blood it's absorbing water instead.   Does this mean my bus is hydrophilic?   Maybe I can sell this water to the infirm and weak, claiming it has magical healing powers  -  oh wait, I think others are already doing things like that . . .   At the very least, couldn't I make my bus a site of pilgrimage, then penitants and devotees could make the long and arduous journey to Orange County to receive blessings from an automotive miracle.   I could name my bus Our Lady Of The Perpetual Overflow, much nicer than just calling it The Mistress like now.

This will really irk me until I find out why it's happening.   Anybody here had anything similar happen to their bus?


 on: January 23, 2017, 12:46:16 PM 
Started by AstroLiner - Last post by AstroLiner
I appreciate the offer, but the stamped frame is very thin and made of aluminum. Not welding that should be atempted by amateurs including myself. Unless I can snag another, I will wait until I return home to disassemble and repair properly. Probably reframe or add doublers. I will probably add new pneumatic lifts on both sides of each door as well to balance the lift pressure. Stainless hinges might be in store as well.

 on: January 23, 2017, 12:32:34 PM 
Started by daddysgirl - Last post by bevans6
The data tag for my bus -1980 - specifies a bunch of obsolete tires that are no longer available for any price, so that's a tad moot.  12R22.5 is what's on it, and the tire load weights for the rear are off the low end of the scale for those tires on the load-inflation chart.  Even the fronts are barely on the chart.  So I could use 11R-22.5 and save a ton of money and have higher RPM's as a result.  Or I could buy 12R22.5's at a premium, or look for used 315-80 22.5 since they are real common around here on logging and dump trucks.  Any MC-5 is going to be fine from a loading perspective with 11R-22.5, and a MC-7 might be, but I would weigh the front axle first.  I don't think I will go with larger diameter tires with new wheels to save .05 mpg and lose hill climbing ability from the taller gearing.  If someone dropped off a set of good tires on wheels that fit I would probably run them, though...


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