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T-Line, successor to Diamond T, puts new medium truck into production

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T-Line/Whitman Custom Chassis Press Release

We’ve started building our first new medium-duty gasoline powered truck – 19,500 Lbs. GVWR powered by a 370 HP Chrysler 6.4L Hemi V8 engine.

The first production run of the new “Classic” cab will arrive August 10th.

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Waiting to see this one, very interesting. Personally I think the Ford V-10 would be a good gas option too. 

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Is there still a market for a petrol motors in trucks in the US , hasnt been in Australia for over 30 years

 

Paul 

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Interesting how those rails are straight, no drop or taper.

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9 hours ago, 12V71 said:

Waiting to see this one, very interesting. Personally I think the Ford V-10 would be a good gas option too. 

My neighbor bought a 3/4 ton pickup with the V10 about 10 years ago; he has flogged that truck and mistreated it but the motor just keeps on going.

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16 minutes ago, h67st said:

Interesting how those rails are straight, no drop or taper.

Recall how the Mack Eastern R-Model had a tapered frame, while the Mack Western variant, the RL/RS Value-Liner, had straight rails. If one can get away with straight rails, there are cost savings. Generally today, it's impossible due to, for example, the width requirements of the cooling package (radiator) and the vastly increased amount of external engine accessories..

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Has anything  really  materialized from this outfit ? All i've seen  is mock-ups and CAD drawings. I realize  Rome wasn't  built in a day, but could "one-at-a-time" assembly  be  profitable  in today's  day and age? I guess Osterlund  did do it that way . Wish him  the  best  of  luck .    Al   

 

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I was talking to him this past spring about a classic glider set up for mack e7 engine and he said he could probably make one and would give me a price but he never got back to me. 

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4 minutes ago, logtruckman said:

I was talking to him this past spring about a classic glider set up for mack e7 engine and he said he could probably make one and would give me a price but he never got back to me. 

I'm guessing the E7 spec was the problem.

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Maybe I'll get ahold of him and see about a cat powered one 

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Kinda hard for a small shop to compete with the likes of Paccar et al that can afford robots and get the best prices on parts due to their volume buying.

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A glider set up for a Detroit 60 series would make for a nice truck!

BTW- I thought they were going to offer that PSI 8.8L V-8.

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Diamond T Custom Truck & Chassis Press Release

Our all-new gasoline-fueled medium-duty is on the assembly line.

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Wish them all the best with the venture 

 

Paul 

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On 8/26/2018 at 9:55 PM, kscarbel2 said:

Diamond T Custom Truck & Chassis Press Release

Our all-new gasoline-fueled medium-duty is on the assembly line.

And Ford can't "afford" to add additional drivetrains to 650/750??? These guys must be very clever to get this operation financed.

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A little disappointed that the PSI 8.8L isn't in this truck.  Not that the Ram 6.4L isn't a robust and powerful engine, but I have my doubts about the Ram automatic transmission.  The 8.8L is still a larger and more heavy duty engine, and it teams well with the 2000 series Allison.

Starting to wonder if Navistar is putting PSI under pressure not to sell to other OEM's. 

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