Engine Choice

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

What Motor Do You Like The Best ?

  1. 3406B

    18.4%
  2. 3406E

    15.3%
  3. C15

    19.4%
  4. 444

    2.0%
  5. KTA600

    2.0%
  6. N14

    15.3%
  7. 8v71

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 8v92

    2.0%
  9. 60's Series 12.7

    18.4%
  10. 60s Series 14.0

    7.1%
  1. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    And the early E-7s
     
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  3. The Biggest Dawg

    The Biggest Dawg Light Load Member

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  4. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    I ve owned 2 cats, a 425 3406b and a 6nz in my current truck. Both have been great to me. I've ran a good deal of N14s as well. Good reliable motors. It is really a toss up. I will say you cant be the sound of a 3406b sitting there idling. Especially when planted in an old Louisville with those loud quick release air brakes
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    You could always tell a Ford even if you couldn’t see it. Those honking air brakes always gave them away. :biggrin_25523:
     
  6. Cat Skinner

    Cat Skinner Bobtail Member

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    Paid $2500.00 for a old wore out 400 SC Cummins and put in a 70 ext hood Pete ran it for 10 years.
    Still have one in a 69 359 good engine.
    Also have a 3406b in a kw.
    6nz 600 in a 379
    1693 in a 74 359 which is by far the best sounding engine there is.
    My favorite is a12v92 in a 83 Pete which makes the 6nz feel like a 230 Cummins.
    My point is they all have there advantages,
    Like them all.
     
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  7. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    A properly tuned 6nz ecm is a monster, and yes I know I’ll catch heat for saying it. But I owned two, both filed to a minimum of 630 to the ground. Drove another in the bush. Where there are no roads. In northern Ontario. And I don’t mean Barrie. Drove n14s. They were great motors too. So were pre emissions ISX 500’s. Pulled super b trains and very comparable to a mildly tuned 6nz. But my preference will always be a filed 6nz by Davenport diesel. Amazing power. Amazing fuel mileage. For a cat.
     
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  8. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I always wondered why those airbrakes sounded like that.

    Kind of like a muffled fart.

    A friend of my dad's had an old Ford truck from the fifties. That truck gave the most perfect airbrake sound of anything.

    Just a perfect "tche" sound.
     
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  9. Echo5kilo

    Echo5kilo Bobtail Member

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    I ran a 1999 379 with a tuned 6NZ. The intake and turbo setup was aftermarket. Injector work. It was still set to 475hp and 1,850ftlbs. With a 13 speed. Little flat top 63 inch Pete, 280 wheel base on LP 22.5's and 3.25's. Pulling a 6,500 gallon West-Mark. That truck just ran good. My favorite truck I've ever driven. Tried to buy it off the boss. He wouldn't. I'd still be driving it. Ran from the Central Valley to Las Vegas. Or to St George Utah three times a week. That truck would do it to it.
     
  10. Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man Bobtail Member

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    What happened to the 13 year old OP? This kids stuff was classic to read and was funny to see him have people going for a few pages.

    He must hang with some bar-stool pro's at the truck stops. By the time he ever really started driving he will have 2 million miles driven and was slinging milk in his B61 Mack with the 2 sticks.
     
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  11. DMTLLC

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    I have always owned Cats, every time I see a hood open on the road...it's RED!
     
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