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« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2011, 07:39:08 AM »

Marc,

I live on the northeast side of Atlanta. They'll be towing you to their Moreland Ave location. I'm about 30 miles from there, so, if you need any assistance, feel free to call me 770-47six-322six.

In fact, I've got a 5:00pm appointment south of Atlanta. Maybe I'll leave a little early and stick my head in and see how you (and they) are doing(if you're still there).

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« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2011, 09:49:23 AM »

WildBob, That is a very kind offer.  Thank you.  I actually had somebody meet us there, so we are already on the way home.
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« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2011, 10:02:33 AM »

The bus is at Williams on Moreland in Atlanta.  They can't look at it until Monday.  Gary LaBombard insisted on coming to get us, to take us back to Charlotte. 

I was looking at the invoice from Montgomery is itemized. It is very detailed, even down to the 2 exhaust bolts @ $1.70 a piece.  However there is no new line listed.  Makes me think they didn't change it.

When I told him the biggest problem was fuel in the crankcase, he said "Oh, then it shouldn't be that bad.". I hope not.

Marc
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« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2011, 10:05:52 AM »

Marc,

OK. If you need local eyes and ears, or a place to park the bus when they get it repaired, let me know.

Bob
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« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2011, 11:40:59 AM »

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« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2011, 08:20:44 AM »

There she goes...

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« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2011, 01:20:38 PM »

  The wrecker isnt a wheel lift?
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« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2011, 02:22:19 PM »

Wow look at that...an Eagle pushing a wrecker AND popping a wheelie too.  Very impressive.  Grin Grin Grin

In all seriousness, I hope they can get to the bottom of your problem and it doesn't cost you a fortune (your fuel is going to cost a fortune).  Good Luck and keep us posted.
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« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2011, 03:02:02 PM »

  The wrecker isnt a wheel lift?

The HD wreckers lift under the axle. They'll have a few different size forks they can install on the end of the stinger that the axle beam will sit in.

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« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2011, 03:10:11 PM »

  The wrecker isnt a wheel lift?

  The wrecker isnt a wheel lift?

The HD wreckers lift under the axle. They'll have a few different size forks they can install on the end of the stinger that the axle beam will sit in.

Bob

Bob is correct! And yes, Artvonne some do actually use the "wheel cradles" instead of the axle forks, but mostly young guys with lots of extra testosterone to use showing how many heavy parts of a wheel lift they can carry while assembling it when it really isn't needed! Wink
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« Reply #70 on: February 27, 2011, 03:18:28 PM »

On a Eagle you chain around both torque tube pick it up and go that is the way da book says they don't have a front axle
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« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2011, 03:30:46 PM »

Did they pull the rear axles. I was told they have to pull the rear axles out. And all three times I have been towed they pulled the axles. Maybe its just a MCI thing.
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« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2011, 03:38:05 PM »

You pull the axles or the drive line on the Eagle the drive line is easy to drop

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« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2011, 03:41:28 PM »

On a Eagle you chain around both torque tube pick it up and go that is the way da book says they don't have a front axle

Doh!...Clifford is correct, of course. I've spent enough time under Eagle front ends to know this....just slipped my mind. Still the same principle, though. Just gotta spread the arms on the end of the stinger out a little wider to reach the torque tubes.
 
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« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2011, 03:52:38 PM »

Yes, he did pull the axle and put those forks on the stinger that cradle the Torsion bars at the bulkhead.  It took about an hour to load her up. 

When I was checking the oil the day before, I found that while working on my exhaust, the guy at W.W. Williams did not re-connect my tailpipe to the muffler!  No wonder we were dying inside from the smell for the short time we were on the road.  Exhaust fumes must have been sucking up inside!

I sent a LONG, LONG email to W.W. Williams this evening recounting my entire experience and asking for their help.  We will see what happens.

Marc
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