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KTA 600 in my KW 985?

Posted By EJ Loenhorst Monday, November 29, 2010 7:49 AM
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I can get my hands on a KTA 600 with 15 speed fuller. I would like to build all this in my 985. Should the engine fit
between the chassis? Is it possible to work al this out? I think it's gonna be a powerfull combination. My only worry is
space,  but i think it's possible to make it work. Someone's thougts?

greetz EJ
Geoff Weeks
 Posted Monday, November 29, 2010 12:12 PM
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I've heard (read somewhere) the K is the same footprint as the 855 block. Might be a bit taller but no longer. As to width I shouldn't think there would be much problems.
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IIRC and as Peter says I CRS there is a document somewhere in the Research Library with diminsions and weights of most of the older engines.



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From the looks of them, they are almost certainly taller and I suspect a few inches longer.  KW had to modify the firewall of the W900A's for them to fit under a short hood.  Sounds like a cool project.  I turned down buying a KTA-525 W900A out of fear of repairing that engine should something even minor go wrong. 


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 Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5:29 AM
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Years ago I knew a guy who put a K-T in short hood w-900-A. If I remember right they did some work on the fire-wall to make it fit because it is taller. Also it is heavier and requires different front front springs. Kevin as far as working on motor they are kind of neat cause you have individual heads and you can repair one cyl at a time. That was one of the attractions to the Aussies buying up most of them. Swishy can tell you more about that than I can. But yes it would make a go-getter if you are up to the work. Wayne
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I hope this will answer your question, this is an origional document .
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EJ I do believe it can be done. Years ago I remember seing pictures of this 1956 Kenworth with a KTA Cummins. I only found pictures of the truck it belongs or belonged to a Bob Dean. It is a 1956 825 I remember seing pictures of the engine no fan just electrical fans to cool it down. Maybe someone else has heard of this truck or knows the owner this picture was taken at the 2000 ATHS Convention in Valley Forge PA. Good luck that would be a real cool power set up for sure. HANK



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Hank, I think that truck would look sooo much better with a little more wheelbase, and a period correct 36" crawl through sleeper! Killer truck though!.....Doug

1954 GMC 250,
1961 KW 923 (GL),
1963 KW L924,
1966 Timpte 35 foot outside rail flatbed,
1967 Fruhauf log trailer
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It fit we in Australia put them in the aust SAR kw two pots in the cab just have to lift the cab as we do caould get snd hand mounts from Os sent even a Sar hood be the only one in the Us
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It fit we in Australia put them in the aust SAR kw two pots in the cab just have to lift the cab as we do caould get snd hand mounts from Os sent even a Sar hood be the only one in the Us

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