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  1. On 8/11/2020 at 2:35 PM, Brocky said:

    BUT, I will bet the first few times took some conscious thought???

    Yes it does! I have had Australian friends come over several times to drive it to shows and I repeat myself telling them to be aware that they don't think they are back home and move over into the left lane! We have had some fun times with a passenger playing with his phone or acting as though he is sleeping when another truck or car passes on the left!. I have had officers come out of the scale houses and walk around to only find no one sitting there.

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  2. On 4/30/2020 at 12:12 PM, Yoos Brothers Construction said:

    Mike is good people. Help me out on some oddball engine bearings for my E9.

    Yes he and his entire family are the best!! We agreed that this year he was coming out to Plymouth and the Brooks show with me. Hopefully the Brooks show will not be cancelled since it is late August but we will see! You may know this but Mike has suffered from cancer on just about every part of his body and he keeps on defeating it...………..amazing and unreal.

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  3. 17 hours ago, AZB755V8 said:

    Got this Superliner E9 down here in Phoenix that will change what you heard real quick. LOL

    1150hp to the ground in it's prime. It is turned down a bit now from its sled pulling days, still sought for sure. 

    A lot of the, fuel, A/C, power steering, etc, lines on top of these E9's can be rerouted to clean up the look.

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    I was just thinking the other day when I hooked it to my low deck and loaded the LTH logger (heavy) and the Pete 390 also heavy. I weighed in the low 70's and I went up the Siskiyou mountain doing a steady 65-70...could have done even more in it but a few of the bends I definitely sucked up the seat!!! That truck had unreal power! You could wind it up to 4000rpms and it sounded like a sewing machine. I am not sure if the firing order was modified on that or not??

  4. On 3/13/2020 at 3:49 AM, Bullheaded said:

    Never ran a V12 Hayseed, but spent lots of time in unmuffled Detroit's too. Mostly Ford Louisville dump trucks, a couple Paystar 5000's and two 5 Star Generals with 6-71, 6V53, 6V92, 8V53 and 8V71's and one 8V92TTA

    That was me driving Paddy Ward's V12 KW in the outback on the way home from Alice Springs truck show. We met him that evening at a roadside stop where we all camped in swags! I had never driven a V12 coupled with a 13spd. Paddy said just hammer down and so I did. I was so excited that I left my son standing alongside the road. You can see him to the right. He caught a ride with another truck!!  An interesting fact is that the Ford on the trailer was bought new in Medford, OR as a slab cab for a local logging outfit. It had a V903T in it that I wanted. So I kept the motor and Paddy wanted the cab. He built the sleeper on to it with another truck he had. 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Rob said:

    Yes it was Roy's truck. Very nice man I'm told. I did get to speak with him via telephone just before he passed and assured him the truck would be kept alive and well. He and "Mary", (I believe) treated me right on the price and I had Ray, (MHE9 on this site) haul it back to the shop to keep everything tidy. I use it routinely to fill swimming pools in the area and the occasional "dust control".

    Really enjoy that truck but wanting to convert it to a motorhome sometime in the future.

    Thanks,

    I will dig through some of my stuff as I know I have a picture of it when it was a logger. And I think his business cards had it on it too?

  6. 12 hours ago, Rob said:

    And this one doesn't have "it"?

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    That truck belonged to Roy ?? out of Nevada. It was a self loading logger when new. His LTH with Ellis split manifolds is in the Keystone Museum now. I have a picture of him as a young man driving a 47 LT log truck. I think back with a little sadness of all the great trucker buddies we have lost over the past decade with Roy being one of them.

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