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Posted By Dave Taylor Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:58 AM
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glenn is right about salesmen at car and truck dealerships.  They say that the product they sell can come equippped the way you want it, but it can cost you and sometimes what they tell you isn't the truth.  I tried to get in contact with Kenworth to do a video ride-along in one of the trucks they sell and they stated that the guy that's in charge of handling that wasn't there.  So I set up a fix on them. I told the manager on hand to write up the people that didn't show up for work that were supposed to show up for work.  So when the guys would get written up for not showing up when they were suppoed to, they would sue.  The sales manager on hand should have said that they were no longer permitted to give rides to truck enthusiasts especially to film the trucks.

 If it doesn''t come with two sticks, how can it be a truck! 
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 Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2011 6:18 AM
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One of the first trucks I drove as a teenager had a silver diamond engine in it. The truck was pretty much gone but the motor still ran good. We used it back in the woods.. so much for the fenders :P



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Dave-----I read through the whole thread and don't recall seeing the age of the truck or the age of the engine  . 92s  came out in 1974 as 430 HP for the V8,then went to 435,440,445, and with the Silver improvements in 1982  got up to 475 with about 1350 ft. lb. torque . Just always be cautious of water in the oil as it won't tolerate much water . It is a wet sleeve engine ,as is the 53 series . 71 series is dry sleeve .
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If I recall correctly, there is a GREEN and SILVER model and the silver is the better of the two.   Dan Renovetz could tell you all the specifics of the good/bads.

I looked at a KW a few years ago with that motor and would have LOVED to own it.  Just didn't work out.


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 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 4:34 PM
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Tom, trans fluid is high detergent and we used to use it as a fuel additive as it helped keep injectors clean. When they passed the law about red dye in off road fuel only that was the end of it. Do not get caught with anything red in your fuel today as it is quite a fine. For a fuel additive today I use Howes in the winter and bio in the summer but I am sure there are other things available as well. Wayne  Ps. the tranny fluid would help make a 6 inch flame at night on a natural aspirated cummins.
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435 was ok... not a powerhouse...  for a playtruck  will do fine...  tranny fluid  was put in fuel... cheap fuel treatment... cleanup the carbon... 5 inch straights... fun  

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 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 3:29 PM
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I am not sure what to do here. I have been hearing both good and bad about this 8V92. Some say they like to blow up

and others say it would be fine.

I am so undecided.
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Old Roadway Truck (7/5/2011)
When I first started driving it, the old girl seemed tired. Then one of the older guys said to put trans fluid in it for a couple weeks. That cleaned it right up.


Not to steal the thread but what does trans fluid help with in an older Detroit? Do you put it in the crankcase?  




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 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:51 PM
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Dave

Here's a 8V92 475hp/RTO14613. I helped a buddy take the 318 out of this truck and we got this engine out of a Ford CL 9000 wreck. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yarNjAWXYFc


I'll get those pesky sharp corners rounded off the gears in those transmissions yet.....
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Just kidding ya Dave. The old Detroits are a little lacking in low RPM pulling dept. However, in a toy truck there's nothing more fun than a Detroit (or sounds better). 

I'll get those pesky sharp corners rounded off the gears in those transmissions yet.....

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