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  1. Love this style of the B Model, really my favorite. I have both and there's just something about the lines of the cab, high radiator, fenders and aluminum step tanks that really does it for me. It does seem that the rounded B cab was more durable, though. Maybe the rounded design took the vibrations/stress better. construction seems simpler and has less parts than the L. The L still wins it for me, more head room, slightly longer, bigger windows and really good ventilation. Three cowl vents and two back corner vents for airflow. Just a really sharp combination of both series.


  2. Making progress. Finally got the back of the engine done. Replaced the rear main seal and put a Speedy sleeve on the journal to cover a groove from the old seal. replaced the bell housing, swapped the flywheel from single to double disk. Then installed a new clutch I've had since about 2005. Dial indicated everything and run-outs were all well within tolerances, so no re-doweling the alignment pins on either the bell housing or flywheel, thankfully. Stripped some more components off the block and spent all day yesterday cleaning and prepping the block for paint

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  3. 1 hour ago, Coenut said:

    The fello that I purchased this from, if memory is correct said that he took it on a trade from a guy in ct. I found lots of paperwork in the cab from Ryder truck rental for this vehicle.  Do you know if anyone from aiudi and sons is still alive?  I could not find any info on the co.

    I'll look around. They have a yard in town on RT 71 with a few pieces of equipment still in it, there's a Ford compressor truck for sale here also. A steel nose R dump that's also still in use. The Company garage was razed recently to expand the rail station.

    Are you looking to contact them? I'll see what I can find out.


  4. I used Dynamat Extreme as well when I swapped in a 237. I did the whole firewall exterior and cowl areas. Silver side reflects a lot of engine heat. Doubled it up in the area of the turbo. I also covered the fiberglass intake tube that runs through the cab corner in it. A huge amount of turbo noise comes through that tube. Its amazingly quiet over the road, you can talk and hear in almost normal tones, turbo noise is very hushed. Stock floor mat with and extra layer of regular insulation on the floor. The B-73 I'm doing will get it on both sides of the firewall and floor.    

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