Engine Choice

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Trucker186, Nov 26, 2019.

What Motor Do You Like The Best ?

  1. 3406B

    17.7%
  2. 3406E

    15.6%
  3. C15

    18.8%
  4. 444

    2.1%
  5. KTA600

    2.1%
  6. N14

    15.6%
  7. 8v71

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 8v92

    2.1%
  9. 60's Series 12.7

    18.8%
  10. 60s Series 14.0

    7.3%
  1. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    Save that little thing and do something to give her some more power and be young and youthful. That is a sad story. RIP STERLING 2000-2019 TAKEN TOO SOON.
     
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  3. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    I get a good laugh outta here. I can push you guys and play you like my guitar lmao I'm just joking half the time. But seriously that little 330hp m11 story touched me. I have a similar story a 370/435 hp N14. She was the little N14 that could.
     
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  4. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    Nope no way N14 block breaks at 750 to 800hp or at least from what I've heard never done it. Never seen a 1500hp N14 doubt I ever will. I know where a guy is that builds em.
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No, actually you can't. It's called trolling. Come back in a few years after you've actually done some driving. Good luck to you.
     
  6. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Medium Load Member

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    Trucker186: while I would try and save the truck, my boss doesn’t want to spend anymore into it.

    The sterling also doesn’t have a wet kit either.

    A lot of my jobs now require the wet kit and the torque of the big engines.
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Cricket, cricket, cricket.
     
  8. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    I've driven an A model with a Cat and a few with Cumaparts, I do appreciate how great they were.
    In 1982 I nearly bought a 77 W900, 1693TA with a 5X4.
    Passed on it because I had back surgery a few months before and the truck had rubber block suspension.

    I have seen that video before and I know the man that built that truck, Jim H, had lunch with him a couple years ago and spoke on the phone a few times, good dude.
     
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  9. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    Had lots of friends that had 1693 TA's back in the day,and like most we upgraded to newer,supposedly better engines. But just about everyone I knew that got rid of theirs,later regretted it. I don't know,maybe it was our way of reminding us of better times in the past.
    Never owned one,also came real close several times,but sure drove my share. Still get shivers up my spine when I hear that pre combustion,overhead cam rattle,and the way that big engine just went smooth as glass when you took off,and you started to feed the fuel to her. Big cloud of black smoke behind you,at every gear change.
    I owned nothing but Cummins for 42 years,335's,350's,and my last 20 years before retirement,I owned a 95 Redheaded 500 N-14,best engine I ever owned,my vote,but I sure have a soft spot for the real 425s. So glad I lived and trucked through their heyday. Wouldn't trade my memories for a million bucks.
     
  10. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    Ditto on the memories.
    Clackity Clack Clack Whooshhh..............

    Started in 1972 and got to experience some of the hey days, am very grateful for that.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    The closest I ever came to those was the E-6 Mack, and if there ever was “the little engine that could”, that was it. :)
     
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