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1978 Peterbilt 359 8v92

Posted By Bubbles_8v92 Monday, October 01, 2018 1:27 PM
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 Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 3:25 PM
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368 for the non turbo, and one just sold to a guy in Pa. Rare beast and cylinder kits would be unobtainable . John Woge, what was wrong with that setup? Effective ratio would be 3.42, but the overdrive is like the LL ratios...........long step between top 2 gears .
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Swishy, from memory, I think the non-turbo 8v92 was 350hp, same as a turboed 8v71T

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:?: Question is a 8v-92 the same engine as a 8v-92T

I vagualy remember in 1976 the recommended HP for automotive use = 430 HP
thort there twaz a 8v-92 (non turbo) of about hi 300 HP

my KW SAR with an updated 8v-92T with 95 shoot n irons = 520 HP



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 Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 3:20 AM
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5.33 rears so I pretty sure it would have to a 9spd over. I couldn’t imagine hauling with that setup in an 8v92 either, wouldn’t be the first time salesmen were told to push a bad idea!
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 Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2018 2:17 AM
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That is a COOL 359 ! Just out of curiosity.....what was the original 9sp....direct or over ? rear ratio ? I'm asking because, my boss got talked into some 92s with a 9 over and 4.63 rears and this was about 1978. The KW salesman was a dead ringer for Danny DeVito ! lol As expected...we hated that set up
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Maybe Jim Tomer knows this truck !
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I own a 1978 Peterbilt 359 with a silver 8V92 6+4 spicer transmission 256" wheelbase aluminum frame, 36" square door bunk Serial number 106800P, I got the factory sheet info, Its originally sold in Redding California with a 430 8v92 and 9 speed, this was swapped with the current Silver and 6x4. It worked out of Alberta for a while, still has a Dalton Highway sticker in the window. perhaps the most interesting thing about it is the square door bunk with a corvette dash. The serial number on the bunk matches the truck serial number so it is factory that way. I am in the process of restoring it although it is in very good shape. Thought it might be interesting to you guys. Any tips or Remarks would be welcome. Thanks for checking it out



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