Detroit Diesel 8V71N Removal

Well, the removal process has begun. We’ve had some snow and very cold weather, so it’s not happening as fast as I would like. I was hoping to have it out this week, but with the cold weather it’s a slow process.

At least everything is pretty easy to remove as I installed this back in 2012, making it much easier to remove nuts, bolts etc. It sure is great to have a nice concrete slab to work on and a forklift to help pull it out.

Everything has been sold! (Updated 12/29/16)

I will have the following gently used components For Sale after it’s all removed and cleaned up. $3500.00 with no warranty offered or implied. This is a undocumented low mileage engine. I believe it has less than 20 K miles on it since complete rebuild. Previous owner had the paperwork but since has discarded it.

  • Detroit 8V71N with air throttle.
  • Allison HT740 with shift tower and fairly new cable.
  • Radiator that is in very good shape.
  • Driveline that has only about 4 K miles on it, was new when I installed it back in 2012, flanged both ends.
  • Set of Jakes, missing one drone and a set of high valve covers. These are not installed.
  • Two mufflers.

The reason for the swap to an Silver 8V92T with Jakes is this, I was made an offer I just couldn’t pass up. It has less than 2 K miles on a complete, documented rebuild. Along with a new cooling system that was designed properly to keep the Detroit within operating temps.

Along with this transformation I will install a lot of new wiring, power steering, a new to me Kubota genset and the removal and swap of a complete differential. The current one has a leaking seal and a worn spindle, so this will remove that problem from my situation. The new rear end also has size 36 brake cans on it, which is a bonus for stopping this beast.

The HWH hydraulic leveling system is almost finished. I installed the rear jacks a couple of weeks ago, just need to finish installing the hoses and wiring after the engine hole is empty.



Filed under Detroit Diesel, HWH Leveling, Silver Eagle Bus

10 responses to “Detroit Diesel 8V71N Removal

  1. Brenda

    Have you redone the inside of yours?

  2. Liam

    I am highly interested in the parts package. I want to swap it into a ’58 Silver Eagle currently powered with a tired 8v71 & a Spicer crash box. I’m in Denver.

  3. James

    I have a 73 Eagle. Seems like it’s part Model 5 and model 10. How can I tell if the 8v71n would fit it? Not sure what N denotes.

    • The N signifies that it is Naturally Aspirated, no Turbo. I have sold everything. You need to find another Eagle, much easier to have everything you need for a swap. Or just find a good motor and swap out the stuff on yours to the new one.

  4. Michael

    Hello !! I’m looking for a radiator for my Eagle bus 1967 8V71 mine was stolen when I left it out to get it repaired.plz help would like to get one ASAP Mike @ 443-207-7236

    • Atlas Radiator in Texas is where they are made. You can also have any radiator shop rebuild yours. Another good source is Greg Goodson at Goodson Bus. He has a lot of spare parts and Eagle buses. An 01 may be more difficult to find though.

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