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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Senior Member

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    Now you made me dig up a Brader image... Who in the valley had the narrow nose Pete's 60's and 70's Sort of A D.L. Duckey look.
     
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    A local farm had 4 of those ugly things with 903s and tandem rears, as their Versatile tractors blew up 903s, trucks retired minus the engine. They even had a Freightliner COE with a 903. Engine banking I guess.
     
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    Just loved when something on a PT Pump on a 90Nuthin would go to leaking, ALWAYS on one just off the road, ALWAYS middle of summer and Nearly Always under a COE so you could not get away from the heat. Add a Box type engine mounted air cleaner to that mix all the better!!
     
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    I like me some old Peterbilt with the exposed radiator. The first Diesel truck I ever got to drive was my grandfathers '52 with a 262 Cummins and a set of 4 speed sticks pulling the old Peerless 3 axle lowboy empty.
    That was about 1974.
     
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    I never understood the appeal of a natural aspirated 903 in a truck, 8V71 Detroit seemed to be a better choice for both reliability and weight. I realize the Turbo 903 was supposedly close to 430HP, but really? Heavy and it sucked to work on, IMO one of the worst V-8 diesel ideas ever. Well... second to the DV-550 and the V-800 IH. :rolleyes:
     
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    I still remember when KW offered the Movin' On W900s after the show ended, 90Nuthin and a straight gate no split gearbox. Would not pull a sick goat off a farm wagon.
     
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    With 20" Aluminum lock ring rims no doubt.
     
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    Would It pull a wet string out of a cats ass?

    How about the engine in the movie High Ballin? K100 kenworth definitely a unique sounding truck.
     
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    Cannot remember that aspect as the other was enough to drive ME away.
     
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    The real name of the 903 was a {Mel Tillis Motor} Mel never stuttered when he sang but a 903 never could sing.

     
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    Aluminum lock ring wheels, boy that sounds like a bad idea.
     
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    The lock rings were steel. The wheels were aluminum.
     
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    That would be better for sure. Am aluminum lock ring would scare me.
     
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    Aluminum 20's? Could have had a whole truck with them a couple weeks ago. Had a 8v92 in it also. fire truck aluminums.jpg fire truck aluminums 2.jpg fire truck aluminums 3.jpg fire truck aluminums 4.jpg
     
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    That's the ones... Check out the KW in the original "Smokey and the Bandit".
     
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    LOL!! Mel Tillis!
     
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    In the truck collector world those rims bring a premium.