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 on: March 27, 2015, 12:29:14 PM 
Started by gumpy - Last post by gumpy
I'm not convinced. The mirrors are still intact. That thing on the front of the roof looks flimsy plastic or fiberglass.

 on: March 27, 2015, 12:28:13 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by bevans6
Sure is neat the way they fire on one, then a couple and then just light off.  Sounded great, I couldn't identify the kind of whiny sound on top of the engine note, but I figured it was just from the recording.  When I started mine the first time I didn't have the exhaust piping on, just the manifolds, and it was very loud!


 on: March 27, 2015, 12:01:43 PM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by krcevs
That sure sounds nice Gary. Great job! send us some pictures when you get it installed.


 on: March 27, 2015, 11:39:57 AM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by pabusnut

Glad to hear the test run was successful.  Also glad to hear that there is at least one other busnut out there who is moving at about the same pace that I am on my bus conversion.  My daughter asked me the other week how long I have been working on the bus, and I said -- you were one month old when I went to pick it up!!  SHE IS NOW 13-1/2!! Grin

Keep plugging along!

 on: March 27, 2015, 11:32:10 AM 
Started by Gary LaBombard - Last post by Gary LaBombard
Hello Guys,
Well I finally am submitting the results of a successful test run of my 1973 05 Eagle 8V71 engine.  It is on a test stand with everything hooked up, radiator etc. for a test as if it were in my bus.  I am so relieved and happy to report that after the burn off of all the (Marvel Mystery Oil) I flooded my cylinders with a year ago was done that this engine does not appear to smoke at all.  We had a little difficulty at first priming the entire engine and also had to purchase 3 new 31 batteries to have the energy to crank it for some time to get the systems all up and running.

I now need to complete modifying my engine compartment, (the access from the back bed room).  I need to study how to make this a safe area and be sure no carbon dioxide is able to seep into the bus when running.  If anyone has photos of their installation of this area and the sealing of it and materials used, (lead sheet etc.) please post here or send to me via email to consider.  I would sure appreciate it ahead of time.

I hope this video confirms somewhat I do own a bus after all these years but now I can look forward to re-installation of the engine in her bay and being able to move the bus off the Wooden Blocks she has sat on for 13 years now.

I had help to do final injector installation and a running the rack etc. from an ole GM 8V71 mechanic, Mike Cezmat from Greer, SC whom had the greatest time helping me as he is sure a bus nut at heart.  I had a school buddy I have known for over 50 years also here visiting us that helped on March 24, 2015 and support this occasion for us that we have been looking for many, many months now.

Here is the Youtube link to the video of the Initial 8V71 start up I hope you enjoy.  There is a few funny moments you may enjoy as well, (3 Stooges) but thanks again for viewing if you do.

 on: March 27, 2015, 11:21:56 AM 
Started by gumpy - Last post by krcevs

Honey! ------Where did you put my water wings?!


 on: March 27, 2015, 09:55:22 AM 
Started by gumpy - Last post by Jeremy
A complete 360' is the only manoeuvre which makes sense to me as well, and I agree completely about the soft and springy peat soil up there - but still...

The bus is a Jonckheere by the way - guess they build 'em tough.


 on: March 27, 2015, 09:54:24 AM 
Started by boxcarOkie - Last post by pabusnut
And believe it or not ... Not a single person was kung fu fighting.

Don, I really like kung fu fighting, so now I feel better about missing yet another bus rally Cheesy Grin

When I saw your post, of course I had to look the song up on YouTube and play it, and follow the rabbit trail to find out why Carl Douglas wasn't known for other music.  In the meantime, my 13 y/o daughter was griping about me making noise while she was doing Literature Homework, which was just a ruse for her to stall until she found the CeLo Green version of the song that loops for 24 hours.  Just then the wife happens into the office------Yes---Really-----It is bus related!!! Grin

 on: March 27, 2015, 09:50:00 AM 
Started by olebusman - Last post by olebusman
  Anybody have a good V731 they want to part with??? Thanks guys   olebusman

 on: March 27, 2015, 09:16:54 AM 
Started by boxcarOkie - Last post by edvanland
Janet & I had a wonderful time course we had a sh%%t time twice, then hole in holding tank. We got home on Sat night the 21st. Cleaned the bus out on Sunday and then put it in the garage. Plugged it in then sat down for a cold one. Started smelling smoke. Went over unplugged it and then found where the smoke came from. Fried the inverter and wires, but luck was with us it started while I was there otherwise we would have lost the bus, garage, boat, truck and probably the shop and guest house as well. Now I have ordered a new holding tank. Have called the insurance company and will take it to the generator shop on Monday.
Thanks again Tony and Pam for a great time and to all the great people we met.
ED & Janet

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