1985 Western star

Discussion in 'Western Star Forum' started by PSM379, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. PSM379

    PSM379 Light Load Member

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    Made a huge impulse buy last week, bought a old western star I used to own 10 years ago back, for way more then I should have. This truck to me is what some muscle cars or old pick ups are to some guys, it’s my dream truck. Wish I never sold it. My dad had 1 similar growing up, and was always after 1. Decided I’m going to most likely overhaul the engine with a friends help, and get all the loose ends tied up, tires, brakes, and run it. It has a 400 3406B Water jacket cooled engine, Brake saver, and Jakes. Spicer 5 speed main and 4 speed auxiliary, factory 280” WB. My goal is spring 2021, hopefully make some money with it, sell my daily driver and have this painted up nice. A western star dealer in PA has been helpful with part numbers. I am looking for a steering shaft, he said this is a western star number 04-9038724, can anyone help me cross this to a after market shaft, as this 1 Had him stumped and couldn’t find any info for me. Also if anyone has rebushed a Neway ARD 238-6 Air ride lately please share your advice. Thanks! Here’s a Picture
     

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  3. mitrucker

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    swaan Road Train Member

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    Thats nicely specd. 400B is a solid engine. Lots of retarding HP with jake/retarder. Lots of gears. Must of been a lowbed truck or heavy haul?
    Put some taller pipes on it and polish up the aluminum and you got a cool truck!
     
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