Author Topic: suspension adj. on '64 model 01 silver eagle  (Read 1629 times)

Offline silvereagle1964

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suspension adj. on '64 model 01 silver eagle
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:44:36 PM »
almost 3" difference between l&r sides. anyone have good steps on how to do this?

Offline wildbob24

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Re: suspension adj. on '64 model 01 silver eagle
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 04:06:26 PM »
If you’ll go here:

And scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see 4 posts by Smoothjazz, with very detailed instructions on how to check and adjust your Eagle suspension.

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Offline DoubleEagle

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Re: suspension adj. on '64 model 01 silver eagle
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 04:56:03 PM »
Those are pretty good instructions, the catch is when you adjust one area, it affects other axles. Having the front axle at the right height makes steering easier and evens out the tire wear. If you adjust the rear axle, the bogie axle (correction - you have a tag) will lighten up. If there is not enough weight on the tags, they will be the first tires to lock up when you make a brisk stop. It is a big can of worms, but once everything is adjusted, the ride is superb. It also helps if you have a full pit to work in, or the ability to jack the bus up. You need room to swing big wrenches with extra pipes or a winch. Some of those nuts will not want to move easily, but you will save thousands if you can do it yourself.  ;)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 04:58:04 PM by DoubleEagle »
Dayton, Ohio
1975 Silvereagle Model 05, 8V71, 4 speed Spicer
1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
1984 Eagle Model 10, 6V92 w/Jacobs, Allison HT740
1994 Eagle Model 15-45, Series 60 w/Jacobs, HT741