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Songman
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2007, 09:44:52 PM »

Dang! I could have sworn I read something about ya'll having a Halloween thing. I even thought it said something about costumes for a party. I must be getting oldl!  Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2007, 09:48:02 PM »

Dang! I could have sworn I read something about ya'll having a Halloween thing. I even thought it said something about costumes for a party. I must be getting oldl!  Shocked

Or I just may not know what goes on around here! Besides I were my costume yr around! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
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Busted Knuckle aka Bryce Gaston
KY Lakeside Travel's Busted Knuckle Garage
Huntingdon, TN 12 minutes N of I-40 @ exit 108
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2007, 12:43:40 AM »

Hey Songman!

Do you know what number GGT bus he got?  You know who I am!

- Steveggt
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Songman
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2007, 06:11:03 AM »

Hey Steve,

Yeah, he bought my old one, 1123. You must not have had time to check out my RTS forum for awhile. A buddy of mine offered me a deal on an Eagle with a brand new engine. He offered me a deal I couldn't refuse. hehe. For my needs at this time, the extra bay space was the clincher. But I still love the RTS and the forum will keep going.

This guy, his name is Jeff, said when he first saw an RTS years ago he loved the shape and thought to himself what a beautiful conversion it would make. I hope he will be joining both forums soon.
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2007, 05:48:37 AM »

Pictures from the road!



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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2007, 07:15:21 AM »

Dang, that bunny rabbit looks like he's in love with that bus LOL.

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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2007, 06:53:28 AM »

Looks like somebody stopped at the "Bunny Ranch"! Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2007, 07:10:53 AM »

Looks like somebody stopped at the "Bunny Ranch"! Shocked

Naw that's in NV! Those pics were taken just outside of Flagstaf, az @ The Twin Arrows Truck Stop (I think that was it's name back in the day!, I actually thought the place had been closed down of about 10-15 yrs ago. But I ain't been out by there in so long what do I know!) FWIW Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2007, 07:34:41 AM »

Looks like somebody stopped at the "Bunny Ranch"! Shocked

Naw that's in NV! Those pics were taken just outside of Flagstaf, az @ The Twin Arrows Truck Stop (I think that was it's name back in the day!, I actually thought the place had been closed down of about 10-15 yrs ago. But I ain't been out by there in so long what do I know!) FWIW Grin  BK  Grin

Geez, that brings back memories...

I had thanksgiving dinner there in 1988 or 1989. Besides me there was no one but an old Amerind lady and her daughter.
I was headed to California with a Komatsu P200 Trackhoe which kept me off the road from 1/2 hour after sundown the day before to 1/2 hr before sunrise the day after Thanksgiving.
Since I was the only one there, the ladies came in and fixed a thanksgiving dinner for me and sat and told me stories of growing up on the reservation.
The only other vehicle that stopped in was a couple from Ohio or Michigan headed for San Diego.
The ladies stayed all day so I could come in and go out as I pleased. The fuel pumps were closed and it was a cold, blustery day.
When they finally decided it was time to go home for the night, they wouldn't accept my money for the meals.
I ended up slipping a couple of hundred dollar bills in the older ladies coat pocket as I walked them to their car.

In retrospect, even though I was 1800 miles from home and family, cold, upset and fed up, it was probably one of the best Thankgivings I've ever had.

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Songman
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2007, 11:53:04 AM »

That's a neat story, Dallas. It's nice to find good people in the world.

The Twin Arrows is closed down. The arrows are still there though, although one of them is in pretty bad shape. I remember that from our last trip across in January

I got an e-mail from him this morning and he is finally home. Maybe he'll sign up and post here after he gets some sleep.
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2007, 10:07:53 PM »

Songman,

You mentioned "the new engine that Don is putting together for me".  Can you give us more info/details on the "engine" and "build" ?   Please.

Thanks,

John
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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2007, 10:17:19 PM »

Hey John,

The engine is going in an 82 Eagle. It would have originally been a DD 6V92, but we are going with an 8V71 with a turbo. Not sure about intercooling or not. Don (Fairchild) will have to tell me what he is doing with all of that. I know he is installing a jake brake on it for me too. He said it would be about 450hp. His company is called Clean Cam Technology Systems and is a company that has figured out a way to make 2-stroke diesel engines meet modern emission standards. I think we are going to use one of those engines in my bus as sort of a showcase as well.

Don's website is http://www.cctskit.com if you want to take a look at what they do. I'm going to help him update the website soon but you can see how the kit works anyway.
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