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Offline Timkar

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S60 on craigslist
« on: January 23, 2013, 07:51:44 AM »
Just in case someone in the NW is looking to repower.....

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/3521591377.html
Cawston, British Columbia

Offline bevans6

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 08:16:46 AM »
And he's willing to trade for firewood!   ;D
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Offline John316

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 11:47:38 AM »
Can't go wrong. It was just rebuilt. No problem ;D

If I lived closer I might actually trade him for it, just to play with it.
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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 01:27:35 PM »
Friend did a engine swap to an Eagle. Detroit was called and the friend was told no way was Detroit going to give assistance to someone building a hot rod bus that is 50 years old - click. That was the sound of the phone being hung up - fast too!

Good luck with Detroit. The friend had to make up his own custom harness.
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Offline hargreaves

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 02:39:42 PM »
Making a harness is easy  If he as both ends all you need is about 40 feet each of about 32 different colored wires  some connectors solder and shrink tubeing.  Cheers Gerry
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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 03:58:56 PM »
Eagles came with series 60 in the late 90' only problem DD has is they were never certified with a drop box but getting help is not a problem Williams will give you phone numbers for assistance

good luck 
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Offline twostick

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 07:14:06 PM »
These guys make retro-fit harnesses for Cat Cummins and Detroit engines.

http://mawkindustries.com/

Kevin

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 08:21:43 AM »
i think the required wiring harness is going to be pretty low on the list of issues when stuffing a Series 60 into a bus.  You have to deal with motor mounts, air intake piping, transmission interface, and a whole host of other issues.

Personally, I don't think I would buy that engine unless you want to spend a lot of time getting it ready to go into your bus.  It looks a little rough, but of course a fresh coat of spray paint can also be hiding a whole bunch of issues too.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2013, 03:59:39 PM by belfert »
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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 11:42:32 AM »
Would be better just to buy the complete wrecked truck. When you buy a cut out like this, who knows what you're missing. I don't see the gas pedal? Then you'll see exactly how everything is supposed to be hooked up.
One of the main things you have to change on a Series 60 is the oil pan. The truck oil pan is just to deep for a bus. Detroit makes a shallow pan for buses. It is a good idea also to change from the one piece plastic valve cover to the two piece aluminum. It makes for easier removing of the valve cover once the engine is in place. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 03:22:31 PM »
Hi all,

will any of the marine oil pans work in a bus application?  I know at least they are shallow.

Thanks 
Dick
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Offline Ed Brenner

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Re: S60 on craigslist
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 05:55:36 PM »
By the time you buy the oil pan, pickup tube and brackets, oil pan gasket and special pan bolts
you will have eaten up a $1000 bill pretty good.
I just did it , starting the re-power in my Eagle with a 60 series. The engine is the easy part!
That ain't a bad price for an engine, turbo and ECM cost you that. I could use it for spare parts if closer.
ED
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