2 stroke detroits

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by starmac, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I would not want one in a truck today at all, but I bought a loader today, and I had forgotten how well and fast they bust off when you hit the starter. I sure hadn't forgotten how loud they are, it even came with a set of ear muffs. lol
     
  2. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Here's one in an old GM bus with an air starter. Pay attention to the guy in the back window. LOL.
     
  3. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    The 8V82TA can be a lot of fun lol......
     
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  4. mustang190

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    I learned how to drive in a 1972 GMC with a 318 Detroit and a split 8 transmission. If you missed a gear, you just pulled over and stopped because you would never find that gear!
     
  5. x1Heavy

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    Those air starts are alot of fun.

    The ones we had had relatively big tanks so provided about 10 seconds of crank, usually enough to wake up a cold engine.

    Tend to forget alot about those old engines. The main thing is to recognize when and if they run away and how to starve them if they did. (Or run....)
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Doing a temp facebook construction job in a freightliner with a 6-71 detroit. Ah the memories.
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I'd love to put something like a 6V53 into an old pickup. Why? Because Cummins are overrated.
     
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I don't know much about Diesel in pickups, but for approximately the 2004 model year give or take, I discovered some Diesel Dodge Pickups with very slow shifting 5 speeds mated to them (Manual) and discovered that it liked to be shifted at 1500 exactly and lug down to 1100 as well as redlined at 2100 which was exactly what I would expect in a big rig. (Without the emissions BS back then) The shifting part was a good match for me and traffic she rolled with everyone else off the light even though the shifting was different than ordinary cars and pickups.

    I would also confess that if I found one with a little wear and tear I would trade in the old 4x4 I got for one of those. We can do well with a 2wd in my area. If weight is needed just cut a few trees and toss into bed and slap on stud tires for ice.
     
  9. mustang190

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    Sounds like the old Maxidine with the 6 speed tranny.
     
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    Ffx95 Heavy Load Member

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    They didn’t call em screaming Jimmies for nothing!
     
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