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  DC 10264 AT   translated is  * Cab-DC = Diesel w/ Convention cab depending time spread. The DC call out precedes the the final cab (which Acar called it when introduced) back to the flat windshield cabs     *Axle setting  = 102 axle forward  *Chassis, A =  Aluminum light weight  T = tandem  * Engine configuration D = diesel .

'A' generally is light weight Aluminum chassis, cab ,hood with steel or fiberglass fenders.

Their designations are very hard to decipher IMO and I own 3.

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1 hour ago, 41chevy said:

  DC 10264 AT   translated is  * Cab-DC = Diesel w/ Convention cab depending time spread. The DC call out precedes the the final cab (which Acar called it when introduced) back to the flat windshield cabs     *Axle setting  = 102 axle forward  *Chassis, A =  Aluminum light weight  T = tandem  * Engine configuration D = diesel .

'A' generally is light weight Aluminum chassis, cab ,hood with steel or fiberglass fenders.

Their designations are very hard to decipher IMO and I own 3.

Thanks for the example...yea, they seem a bit difficult to decipher. Trying to learn that secret code!

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17 hours ago, 41chevy said:

  DC 10264 AT   translated is  * Cab-DC = Diesel w/ Convention cab depending time spread. The DC call out precedes the the final cab (which Acar called it when introduced) back to the flat windshield cabs     *Axle setting  = 102 axle forward  *Chassis, A =  Aluminum light weight  T = tandem  * Engine configuration D = diesel .

'A' generally is light weight Aluminum chassis, cab ,hood with steel or fiberglass fenders.

Their designations are very hard to decipher IMO and I own 3.

Dieseldoug on the ATHS website breaks it down the same as you. He said the "102" means 102 inches from center of front axle to back of cab, and the "64" means 6 wheels, 4 driven.

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20 minutes ago, h67st said:

Dieseldoug on the ATHS website breaks it down the same as you. He said the "102" means 102 inches from center of front axle to back of cab, and the "64" means 6 wheels, 4 driven.

So the "64" would indicate a tandem axle truck, as in "six sets of wheels, four driven" (the four being the tandems)?

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OK.  Found the Autocar info.  It is indeed in the Wheels of Time July/August 2011 issue.

I can scan it in a little while and send via regular email full size.  It will burn some memory so the BMT message machine may not like it.  Two pages of code and about three pages with some history of the codes.

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5 minutes ago, j hancock said:

OK.  Found the Autocar info.  It is indeed in the Wheels of Time July/August 2011 issue.

I can scan it in a little while and send via regular email full size.  It will burn some memory so the BMT message machine may not like it.  Two pages of code and about three pages with some history of the codes.

Sounds great I'd appreciate that! It would help out a lot. I just sent you a message with my email address. Thanks!

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4 hours ago, j hancock said:

OK.  Found the Autocar info.  It is indeed in the Wheels of Time July/August 2011 issue.

I can scan it in a little while and send via regular email full size.  It will burn some memory so the BMT message machine may not like it.  Two pages of code and about three pages with some history of the codes.

Does the decoder have any engine designations? You know one of mine has a Purple 2400 engine.   Paul

"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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1 hour ago, 41chevy said:

Does the decoder have any engine designations? You know one of mine has a Purple 2400 engine.   Paul

It has some engine info but I don't see a code for a Big AL.  They may have used "S" for special?

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6 hours ago, j hancock said:

It has some engine info but I don't see a code for a Big AL.  They may have used "S" for special?

Aha! That would be what the SAC means on both tags. Special Allis Chalmers not Strategic Air Command. Right in front of my face.

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 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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6 hours ago, j hancock said:

Strategic Air Command...?

Newly approved nitro methane license...?

It is going to be one hell of a party!!!

Guess I need to catch up.   SAC =  Strategic Air Command,    AOC = Actions On Command and a host of others.

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 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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