Dash mounted range selector?

Discussion in 'Kenworth Forum' started by Irvin.O175, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Irvin.O175

    Irvin.O175 Bobtail Member

    Nov 14, 2020
    That truck is just something I’m building not on the road often except for an occasional stroll now and then
    I left at 6am this morning from the Petro in Laramie WY towards Salt Lake (quite a ride with all the dam wind) and all in all 4 times is all I used the range selector, but then again I take my time and space out my turns and stops to somewhat avoid going back and forth from high to low.
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  3. cjb logistics

    cjb logistics Heavy Load Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Liberal Ks
    Laramie to slc,,,,, lets see once out of truck stop, once at scale, once into somewhere truck stop. If I didn't got into slc, might do just three if I didn't need to stop for a wiz.
    390 miles interstate run.

    But hell, if this is a tread just about fixing up a truck for a stroll,,,, well I'll move on to another tread.
  4. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    Mount a Bendix TW-1 control valve hidden on the right side of the seat. Reach down to flip. Would be a good anti-theft device as well. Won’t get to far fast if the thief can’t get into the high side.
  5. Idahojoel

    Idahojoel Light Load Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Phoenix Arizona
    Easy deal decide what type air switch you want old style air wiper switch might work whatever look your going for and however much air line you need to route it up and through the dash from under the cab and a couple unions and your done
    Irvin.O175 and singlescrewshaker Thank this.
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    With the rise of automatics I'd be impressed if they could get it out of 1st!
  7. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    If we're getting into a contest about how often we use the hi/lo range selector, I drive dump trucks and a lowboy around town...

    I will win.
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  8. AKDoug

    AKDoug Medium Load Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    I'd lose to you, but I hit mine plenty. I'm just wanting my Kenworth cruise control back on the shifter like in my Pete. Feels weird reaching up to the dash.
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