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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 12:29:23 PM »

That's OK Julio wonder what most of would call a engine in Mexican.Have you had any luck with the import laws yet in Mexico      good luck

Not yet, I'm thinking about your comments in the Eagles board.
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 02:14:43 PM »

Speaking of import laws, I just dis-assembled an Aerospacial Lamma helicopter for shipment to Argentina, it was going to the Argentine government but could not be transported whole or flown in,(against there import law) but we could ship "parts" so the whole helicopter went as "parts" in five boxes.>>>Dan
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 02:40:24 PM »

We have a 1965 MC-5 that started as a hound in Texas and got converted to its present state in 2004-06.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 03:04:43 PM »

We just got back from a 5 day Nor Cal to So Ca round trip in our 1952 PD4103.
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 05:18:16 PM »

Mine's a 72 MCI 7. I've sure learned a lot on this forum about busses and my goal is to eventually retire in this ole bus if we  (the bus and I  Cheesy) make it that long!!! But I have some 10 or 15 years to work on both ole girls, one named Kris and the other one is our bus!!!!

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2009, 04:16:30 AM »

Our Eagle is a 1968 Model 01, originally purchased by The Dixie Echoes singing gospel group out of Florida. We bought it in 2003, ripped out the old conversion and started to refurbish it, still working on it, ugh. It's powered by a DD 8V71 with a four speed crash box. We are full timing now and continuing to FINISH it! HA



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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2009, 09:02:41 AM »

Busdriver, being that a "motor" is an electrical devise, which "motor" did you change??>>>Dan

Oh, I beg to differ.  Show me where a motor has to be electrical? My Webster's lists internal combustion engine as one of the definitions of motor.   Did General Motors Corporation start out building electrical motors?   Into what do you pour your motor oil?   There was a Department of Motor Vehicles long before hybrids.  The gentleman from Mexico was perfectly correct in his English usage, and need not feel he misspoke.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2009, 11:53:15 AM »

89 Eagle model 15,6v92ta mui motor,that's right ,motor,and tomorrow it might be an engine .Isn't the American language wonderful,where one word can mean what ever you want it to be ,nuff said.Oh by the way just brought our replacement  engine home from Kansas last night,our new general motors silverado performed admirably  with two DD's in tow.Have a great day Smiley



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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2009, 12:08:55 PM »

Looks like you were motoring right down the road.
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2009, 12:42:24 PM »

You bet Len,we even passed 3 motor cycles on the way home,or was that engine cycles?
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »

OH Geeze. Yea, as the son of an electrical "ENGINEER". Suffice to say this, despite "Websters" lack of forthought on the subject. Here goes, and let the flaming toward me begin:

First: An engine converts potential energy into kinetic energy. Remember simple High school physics. For those who are looking to nitpick with me: I will define potential energy in the form of solid, liquid or gaseous fuel that must chemically be altered to release energy.

Potential energy may be stored in the form of battery packs which utilize chemical change; capacitors which store electrical charge; tanks which store pressurized air. However, when it is released, it becomes kinetic energy.

A motor then, harnesses kinetic energy to perform work: IE move something, turn a wheel, push a lever, heat or cool something. An exhaust turbocharger is by definition, a motor. It utilizes flowing gases to spins a set of turbines to increase airflow into the "engine", where a chemical process takes place resulting in motion. Your wiper mechanism utilizes released air to change kinetic energy to work. Electricity, admittedly caused by a chemical reaction in a battery, is directed/admitted into a mechanism to perform work. Hence electric MOTOR.

What about "Steam engines" of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries? Why weren't they called steam "motors"? Well, our forfathers had the sense enough to look at the totality of the machine. They converted coal or wood (potential energy) into heat and steam(Kinetic energy), that in and of itself does not define anything, and when connected to a machine that changed kinetic energy to work, and packaged as one unit, effectively became an "Engine".

So yes, if you looked at your battery powered "Walkman" CD player (if people still use them) as a unit in it entirety; Chemical energy converted to electrical energy converted to spinning wheel(work), I suppose you could call it an engine, and I couldn't argue with you. although the specific part that converts the electricity into motion is in fact: A motor.

Having typed all that: I just spoke with my Dad. He said "Well, you wouldn't hear the term "electric engine" being used, but you will hear "gas motor". It's just the way people speak. Stick with convention. People know you are talking about the Prime mover."

Maybe we should "motor" back to topic? Enough flaming of the guy. If you insist on playing childish games; flame me instead. I've just given you more than enough "fuel" to play with.

And to think I just posted about how wonderful and helpful and well thought you guys were. Richard, I hope you are up there watching all this. By the way, I can't find the recent post of who has his Eagle. Anyone wanna chime in?

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You bet Len,we even passed 3 motor cycles on the way home,or was that engine cycles?
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2009, 09:14:13 PM »

Then what's a "mill"?
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