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Author Topic: looking at a 4905A.....  (Read 2963 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2013, 06:17:30 PM »

Cool! We are in Hamilton...about 75 mi NE......

Always good to know others with the big bus disease....

How far along is your Buffalo?

We fulltime in our 4104 now.....

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2013, 12:24:34 AM »

Well we went and looked at it.....some idiot had welded sheet over most of the side windows..........

One of the nice features of that model.......

So I guess I'm still looking.....

Actually may go look at an Eagle 01 this week.....

Any suggestions there?

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2013, 12:37:45 AM »

Hi Dave,
If you don't mind me asking, where was this 4905 you were looking at?
We are in BC  with our 76 4905
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Mark & Char
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2013, 01:38:28 AM »

Port Townsend ish WA....
Guy named Michael...

360.774.1912

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2013, 07:59:48 AM »

Yes I know the one,haven't seen it, but I talked to him earlier this year. He told me he has paperwork for a low mileage 8v71
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2013, 08:06:40 AM »

He told me the same thing...

I was so pissed off at the welded up windows I didn't even look at the paperwork.. 

BTW... do you tow with your Buffalo?

If so...what?

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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2013, 08:19:22 AM »

We haven't towed with it,but it does have a receiver hitch on it. The previous owner pulled something wheels down . I remove the front wiring and switch for a Remco Trans pump.
I am going to pull a little Suzuki sidekick / tracker  with it, not sure how much slower I want to climb some of these mountains so I'm looking to stay small and light.

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2013, 08:43:39 AM »

 That's the key to towing anything behind an 8V71 normal, small and light. I tow a 72 VW beetle Baja and Red Rider tows an 80 Ford fiesta, each four down. They both weigh 1700 pounds and make no difference in mileage, you do know they are there on a long grade but that's about it.>>>Dan
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2013, 08:49:40 AM »

I was thinking of building a towbar for my '66 BB vette,
2 birds, one stone
A poke to the corvette purists and an extra 500hp to push us up the hills!
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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »

   Interesting, my coach had the Remco switch and wiring previous owner towed with that I just removed. I bought a 2003 Suzuki 4wd Vitara 2 door conv. to tow behind mine. Wanted something small and light and to be able to tow coach when it breaks down.
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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2013, 02:08:23 PM »

   Be extremely careful about buying an old Eagle. There are many nightmare stories about hidden major rust issues. There are good ones out there, but have someone knowledgeable to check it out thoroughly. If you are just a beginner getting started with a conversion, I think the older GM's would be better to start with; 04,06, 07,05's and you can always move up to something greater after getting along with your first one. Find one that already has Sheppard Power steering. Try not to go with the cheapest you can find, as you'll pay more for repairs in the long run. Sometimes or occasionally people land a real bargain that someone previously poured the money into and either got too old to drive, passed away,or spent all their time posting on this forum and didn't drive anymore, or all the above.
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2013, 05:45:32 PM »

Dave -

Clifford's the one to talk to about Eagles, or post over on the Eagles International forum.

One serious challenge with an 01 model is the rear torsilastics.  If all the adjustment's taken out of them, you've got a real challenge to find replacements.

So you took one look at that 4905 and just because some windows were covered you walked away? 

Interesting. . .

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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2013, 05:56:54 PM »

They were not simply covered....they were welded...

Dissimilar metals corrosion is inevitable....

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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2013, 05:47:32 AM »

   That area around the windows is steel for strength. You can't weld steel to aluminum. You can grind the welds away and remove steel. How was the rest of it?
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2013, 06:08:59 AM »

Its kind of rough....but the big issue is the dude didn't simply cover the windows they removed the frames.....those big windows are a big part of the appeal of this model to me.....

Also he cut a big hole in the roof for a chimney for a wood stove.....

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