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Offline 1960eagle

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1960 eagle no reverse?
« on: December 17, 2009, 08:35:27 AM »
I just picked the bus up last week.has 8v71 with spicer trans.this one has single shift rod to trans.however cant locate reverse in the shift pattern.anyone know where reverse is in the shift pattern? trans model on the side plate appears to read 824b kind of hard to read it.any help would be great.1960 01 eagle

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 08:52:38 AM »
On our 68 Eagle 01 it's located like this, with shifter in neutral, engage the reverse solenoid then shift to second, then release reverse solenoid button. You should then be in reverse. Then when selecting a different gear such as first, just move shifter forward to first position. This is according to our manual.

Ours has a two rod shifter, hope this is close.

Where are you located?

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 09:02:09 AM »
Thanks Paul.mine is a single rod and doesnt use a reverse sol.in the parts book it shows reverse lever internal to the shift cover.not sure where revserse should be in the shift pattern.i am located in austin texas.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 09:30:15 AM »
I just talked with Clifford and he says you might try this. Shift lever over to the right and back, it's either back or forward from the far right. Let us know if it works or doesn't.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 09:54:29 AM »
tried far right,down and up.no reverse.anyone have one of these single rod  shift transmissions? as far as i can tell the linkage is working correct,need to find someone who has one in there eagle.this style was used up until serial#6858.thanks for the help.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 10:08:39 AM »
You might try posting you problem on the Eagle forum:

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/

Perhaps someone there can help you
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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 10:09:35 AM »
Forgive my ignorance in advance :) I know nothing of eagle's but on some Cars you have to push the shifter down(saab) or pull a sleeve or collar up for them to go into reverse.(ford) If you only have one linkage it has to be something quirky like that i would think! ;D

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 10:14:19 AM »
Is there a switch on the dash that says "REV" or similar?  Most commonly a momentary-on toggle, one where you've got to hold it in the "on" position.

If so, then try putting the gearbox into first, hold the switch on and pull the shift lever back into second.  See if that works.


Another possibility is that you might have to push down on the shift lever (like the old VW Beetle) to get past the detent into reverse.  If this is the case, then reverse could be to the left of the 1-2 pattern, or to the right of the 3-4 pattern.  Worth a try. . .

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 10:23:06 AM »
I just spoke to Dan Lenz, he said it is located over to the far right and back. You might have to push hard to get it over far enough to move the shift lever at the transmission. Also worn linkage could play a part in it.

You are correct, your coach is the last single shift rod tranny, no reverse solenoid, next bus went to the two rod.

Paul
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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 09:06:29 PM »
Thanks Paul. Does Dan have this type in his eagle?  I havent been able to try the suggsetion yet.will let you know if it works.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 11:09:50 PM »
He worked at the Eagle factory, so he knows.

Hope it works.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 12:42:51 PM »
Paul,that was the correct answer!! thanks to you and Dan both!!.was a little tough to find but it works great!!.little lube should free it very nicely.I am sure i will need more help in my new adventure. thanks again to you both.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 01:15:19 PM »
Good news. Really need to give the credit to Clifford, he was right in the first place, he just couldn't remember if it was over and back, or over and forward.

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Re: 1960 eagle no reverse?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 09:15:18 PM »
1960eagle,

What part of Austin are you located? I live in New Braunfels about 45 minutes south,I-35 at mile marker 187. Is your eagle already converted? I have a 68 MCI-7.

Richard