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Hey guys,

anyone remember seing a cat 1693 powered superliner? it was probably repowered this way. the same guy had another one with a detroit 8V?? in it. 

From what i heard they ended up somewhere in Wisconsin or Michigan. 

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Haven't seen a 1693 Super.  Detroit 8V92 were an option for RW Superliners.  

8V71 and 8V92 Detroit Diesel were available in the R-700 as well.

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1 hour ago, j hancock said:

Haven't seen a 1693 Super.  Detroit 8V92 were an option for RW Superliners.  

8V71 and 8V92 Detroit Diesel were available in the R-700 as well.

AND KT500  totally dumb  But we had one back in the day  almost over weight with MT  fuel tanks!

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Wasnt there a guy  on the introduction  page  re doing a superliner  in Michigan  with a 1693 in it

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I think the Michigan Super had a factory 3406B that was getting rebuilt. 

 

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a friend here in New Jersey had 2 80's superliner tandem dump trucks with factory 3406 cats in them years ago

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I would have thought the 1693 was done prior to the first superliners, I have seen several 3406 factory models

 

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Wasn't those in the 70s 1693t a

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I might be wrong but weren't they a 1 piece head

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14 hours ago, mackey58 said:

Wasn't those in the 70s 1693t a

I want to say '77 was like the "overlap" year when the 3406 was coming  in,and the 1693 was going  out. Yes mackey ,the 1693 and 3406 had a one piece  head. The 1693 was an overhead cam design. Al  

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If I remember right it was before 77 when the 3406 came out the first models were prechamber just like the 1693 I used to doctor them up and I got 550 hp on the dyno. It pissed me off because we finally got all the little bugs straightend out and cat retired the engine. Cat had a twin overhead cam v8 on the order of a 1693 it was a poor engine. Cat had a smaller engine 1673 it was a pretty good one. The 1693 was a very good engine but it was heavy and used a lot of fuel it was used in loaders, pans, air compressors.

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Yea thought so showing my age  thanks al lol

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2 hours ago, davehummell said:

If I remember right it was before 77 when the 3406 came out the first models were prechamber just like the 1693 I used to doctor them up and I got 550 hp on the dyno. It pissed me off because we finally got all the little bugs straightend out and cat retired the engine. Cat had a twin overhead cam v8 on the order of a 1693 it was a poor engine. Cat had a smaller engine 1673 it was a pretty good one. The 1693 was a very good engine but it was heavy and used a lot of fuel it was used in loaders, pans, air compressors.

Dave, I  think that ill-fated V-8 was the 1676 340hp. I read about  in OVERDRIVE  years  ago. I  forgot  what the major malfunction was,but it was enough  to make them replace it  with  the engine  of the customers  choice. The 1693 was a good  motor,for sure. I remember  a small  fleet from  the Upper  Peninsula  of Michigan,had some pretty  nicely  eguipped  Freightliners with 1693TA's in 'em. Their single stacks  were all on the left side.  Also not to get way off thread here,one BMT member from Washington  state  is selling his 8V 92 powered Super-Liner  dump on the  truckpaper.com.  Al

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                                  For on highway use I think the last year was 1974 for the 1693. I knew several guy's that ran those with the rack screw removed. 425 hp stock.

                                  In their day it was an animal.

 

                                  Truck Shop

                                   

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Yea it was in a 73 kw man it would roll

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20 minutes ago, mackdaddy said:

Joe "Mustang" put a 1693 in his H model. It is a pulling machine and really runs nice but does drink the fuel. Here is a picture of Joe many years back working on it.

Mustang working 1693 CAT.jpg

The Legend! 

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FWIW

some ol brochures of 1693 C@

Cya

§wishy

 

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1 hour ago, mackdaddy said:

Joe "Mustang" put a 1693 in his H model. It is a pulling machine and really runs nice but does drink the fuel. Here is a picture of Joe many years back working on it.

Mustang working 1693 CAT.jpg

Any complete pictures?    Looks like Pete fuel tank brackets.   

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                                  Now that's nice-classic

 

                                    Truck Shop

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27 minutes ago, Truck Shop said:

                                  Now that's nice-classic

 

                                    Truck Shop

Agree!

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57bcr, Thanks for reminding me i had to work on one of those 1776's it was in the shop more than the owner liked. back in the day most guys ran 1693 ,around me to the coast i drove a supped up 350 small cam or a 370 external fuel line cummins . I drove both 1693,s and lots of 3406,s You wouldn't like the fuel millage on a 1693 on today's fuel  prices Back in the day i picked up in elpaso and i would drop the trailer and go over in mexico and fill up for .17 gallon

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