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Steep Hills And 36 Degree Banking


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the best diesel engine mack has made was?  

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  1. 1. the best diesel engine mack has made was?

    • Thermodyne
      18
    • Maxidyne
      23
    • Econodyne
      0
    • Magnadyne
      0
    • E6 4V head
      10
    • E7 4V head
      12
    • E9 4V head
      21
    • older ENDT V8 2V head
      2
    • other engine not mentioned
      0

if everything works here,these are a couple of hills that a truck driver can appreciate as being very,very,steep and the pictures show it. The Kenworth is the original one used in the "Moving On" tv series. So,what's that got to do with 36 degree banking? Bristol has 36 degree banking in the turns,and that's steep too...Besides,Paul was getting annoyed that I was taking all the good blog entry titles, a.k.a. whatever day of the week it was. It gets harder and harder to come up with a new and catchy title all the time you know.

And another thing-I've been known to criticise drivers who graduate from "truck driving school" and hit the road already having forgotten more than myself or most everybody else has ever known about driving on this blog,and today when I was anylizing my new "Wheels of Time" I came across the article about Joe Becker. This entire issue is about drivers and companies who recieved golden achievement awards,with 50 or more years in the trucking industry. Joe Becker is 79 and still trucking. In the mid 70's he started a truck driving school in Minnesota.He offered a 6 month, 1,200 hour course for interstate drivers and a 4 month 900 hour course for intrastate drivers. You had to log 5,000 miles with an instructor to graduate,but I guarantee you those drivers knew what they were doing when they hit the road. He eventually closed down his training school when others offered shorter courses. I know they say there's a driver shortage,but the "new breed" attitude of these guys coming out now is something else.Not all,but a lot of drivers are so hateful and arrogant-nothing like the commaradorie-oh forget it,i'll never be able to spell comaraderie-that there used to be. Where drivers used to be quick to help each other,now they're quick to cuss each other out for the least little thing. Unreal...what happened?

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Cool pictures. Sure wouldn't be a good place to stop and take a nap. Not sure if you ever look at the Natso Trucker News, but they had an article back in the december where the guy that owns the original Movin' On K.W., bought the last season b.j. K.W.. Crazy part was the B.J. truck had been stripped of the motor and trans. and was in very rough shape cool article.

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Cool pictures. Sure wouldn't be a good place to stop and take a nap. Not sure if you ever look at the Natso Trucker News, but they had an article back in the december where the guy that owns the original Movin' On K.W., bought the last season b.j. K.W.. Crazy part was the B.J. truck had been stripped of the motor and trans. and was in very rough shape cool article.
I picked up one of them little free papers you see all the time at truckstops,and the owners of the movin' on KW were taking it to Pittsburgh power for some work - it originally had a 903 cummins in it,but I think they were changing it to a 444 or something. I'd have kept the 903, I drove one in a '74 co4070A IH and it sounded great.They're probably just going to show it anyway,they wouldn't need 800 horsepower anyway,and for just being cool,a V8 Cummins would be awesome.
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Cool pictures. Sure wouldn't be a good place to stop and take a nap. Not sure if you ever look at the Natso Trucker News, but they had an article back in the december where the guy that owns the original Movin' On K.W., bought the last season b.j. K.W.. Crazy part was the B.J. truck had been stripped of the motor and trans. and was in very rough shape cool article.
I picked up one of them little free papers you see all the time at truckstops,and the owners of the movin' on KW were taking it to Pittsburgh power for some work - it originally had a 903 cummins in it,but I think they were changing it to a 444 or something. I'd have kept the 903, I drove one in a '74 co4070A IH and it sounded great.They're probably just going to show it anyway,they wouldn't need 800 horsepower anyway,and for just being cool,a V8 Cummins would be awesome.

What paper was that in? I'd like to read about that, and I'm with you about the v-8 cummins. I never heard one but always figured they sounded great.

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Cool pictures. Sure wouldn't be a good place to stop and take a nap. Not sure if you ever look at the Natso Trucker News, but they had an article back in the december where the guy that owns the original Movin' On K.W., bought the last season b.j. K.W.. Crazy part was the B.J. truck had been stripped of the motor and trans. and was in very rough shape cool article.
I picked up one of them little free papers you see all the time at truckstops,and the owners of the movin' on KW were taking it to Pittsburgh power for some work - it originally had a 903 cummins in it,but I think they were changing it to a 444 or something. I'd have kept the 903, I drove one in a '74 co4070A IH and it sounded great.They're probably just going to show it anyway,they wouldn't need 800 horsepower anyway,and for just being cool,a V8 Cummins would be awesome.

What paper was that in? I'd like to read about that, and I'm with you about the v-8 cummins. I never heard one but always figured they sounded great.

uhhh...gee,I just don't remember,but they're always at fuel stops and truck stops-oh,"Movin' Out" I believe it is.Like a little newspaper.Don't remember the date,but it was like last fall sometime i'd say. As in "sounds you miss"- a 903 cummins is right up there. Maybe you could get a 555 in a Terra Gator,but a 903 gets you a "huh?..what's that?"
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It like a 350 cummis with a single straight stack, sound of their own.
now that's what I had on the '79 F-model I drove. Not a "real" Mack I guess,should've been a Brockway,had a 350 Cummins with a 10 speed overdrive. I bought a 5'' straight stack at the Toledo 5 truck stop and put it on there. Sounded great,but H.H. didn't think so.
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It like a 350 cummis with a single straight stack, sound of their own.
now that's what I had on the '79 F-model I drove. Not a "real" Mack I guess,should've been a Brockway,had a 350 Cummins with a 10 speed overdrive. I bought a 5'' straight stack at the Toledo 5 truck stop and put it on there. Sounded great,but H.H. didn't think so.

I always thought cummins engines done good in macks personally. I'm trying to get my buddy to put straght out's on his cabover, but he likes it quiet. Oh well can't say I didn't try

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