1970 Silver Eagle 05

Model 10 Caps

Built by the Bus & Car Company of St Michiels Bij Brugge Belgium

No Frames

Updated 10/27/2002

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Engine: 8V71N Detroit Diesel
  N65 Brown Tag Injectors
  Advanced Cam Timing

8V71 General Engine Specifications

Transmission: HT748 ATEC

Purchased in 1998 to be transformed into an RV Bus conversion. This will involve a full frame restoration, 6" roof raise, installation of smooth sides and new interior. The original seated coach has seen service in Texas, New York And Pennsylvania.

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April 1998:  Getting the Eagle moving.

October 1999: The Eagle has been disassembled to the bare frame with 70% of the frame restoration complete. The plan for 2000 will be completing the frame and new siding.

May 2000: The cover is off, work resumes on the rear frame section and preparing for the roof raise.

August 2000: Steel siding installation

September 2000: R&M fiberglass side panels installed

November 2000: Closing the shell for winter, Storm-Tite Thermal Pane Windows installed.

2001: What's coming up when the snow melts, fuel tank problems.

June 2001: One piece entry door pictures. Assembled with parts from Fast Fred's article on Coach Conversion Central

Electrical: How about using a Controller Area Network .
Z-world PLC's are manufactured with extended temperature range components, -40C to 70C.

Eagle Salvage: 9/24/01 Progress on my conversion has slowed for a number of reasons, the primary reason was an opportunity to salvage a crashed eagle.

August 2002: Fuel tanks are installed, air brake system restored, luggage bay and cafe style door construction in progress. (Bay door skins fastened with Norton SpeedGrip Urethane structural adhesive.

September 2002: Moving day, turning the beast around for the engine extraction.

October 2002: Allison HT748 conversion has begun, Cool and wet weather offer a Challenge before the snow flies.

November 2002: Installed Jacobs engine brake

PLC Code:Any one interested in a small PLC program that I wrote for turn signals and four ways with intermittent wiper controls and a host of digital input monitoring, send me an email and Ill tell you how you can download the free software and run the simulator to test the code yourself.


Favorite Links:

RV-Coach On-line
Bus Nut On-line
MAK Home Page
Coach Conversion Central - Bus Conversion Information
Jim's Bus Page

Storm-Tite Windows
Peninsula Glass Home Page
R&M Fiberglass
NABI parts Great price on silicone coolant hose

3M Panel Bonding Adhesives ( check out this guarantee!! )
Fusor 108 Metal Bonding Adhesive FMVSS 301
PL Adhesives

Welcome to Detroit Diesel
How Diesel Two-Stroke Engines Work
Welcome to Bendix

Andy & Debbie's Eagle Bus Conversion Homepage Australia
Shepard Family Bus Page
Building the Ham's Bus

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc.
Controller Area Network
PC-IO, Triangle PLC,s
Splat OEM36

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