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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Can still remember the Clictrons we had to install to keep drivers from using the Hot Start systems as a Booster!! Small nasty little temp sensor inline with the power wire, engine or outside temps too warm, not getting any extra Juice!!
     
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    Turbines tried in most every mode of transit. Not so great thru a gear train for as noted the Spool up and need for a reduction gear to get the mass moving, on the locomotives they ran generators where still ran electric motors to the rail wheels. Big problem there was shock loading(Bounce) which caused turbine side shift and incidental housing contact damage along with fuel consumption where at High altitudes worked better, low elevations sucked fuel like a sewer. Great for planes crap for road duty.
     
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  3. Truck Shop

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    At the time when Turbines were being fiddled with and tested for road use, one has to remember-The Jettsons was the cartoon at the time with their dog Astro.
     
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    Only land units with turbines I know of, are the abrams tanks. I remember reading their fuel usage specs when they were in Iraq and they need LOTS of fuel. The logistics of moving a armored unit is much more centered around fuel provisions, than pushing back enemy units.
     
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  5. RZucker

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    I used to wire those injectors so they could only be activated when the starter was cranking. Usually off the crank side of the relay back to the button.
     
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    Anybody remember these things? It's a test :) 20190930_132921.jpg
     
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  7. Truck Shop

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    If IIRC one time one time only
     
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    Mechanical shutterstat in the lower tank of a '75 KW. No shutters, I put a Horton fan clutch on it 3-4 years ago.
     
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    i`ve got a 75 ih gaspot here with a shutter setup similar to that
     
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  10. Truck Shop

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    You answered too fast RZ, DM would have been on that like a bad smell. Twenty years ago the place I worked at had a 74 W900 that had the same setup. It sat for a long spell over winter
    and wasn't used until it was 100 degrees out. It was a fertilizer ten wheeler, the linkage became frozen, shutters didn't open and overheated real bad like.
     
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  11. DMiller

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    HAHAHA!! TS thanks for the rub!

    And yes Had I seen it prior to this morning might have been first on!!
     
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  12. Truck Shop

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    A heavy one.

     
  13. RZucker

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    I bet the chains and binders alone would be more than SuperFord can handle. :D
     
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    EVERYTHING is BIG in Texas. :)
     
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