K100 Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Kenworth Forum' started by TheLoadOut, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

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    Cabover is the correct term, the K100 Aerodyne is a cabover, best one ever in my opinion.
     
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  3. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I would put the K100 in with the top, but would sure check out some argosys and flat floor binders before I declared it the best. It is hard to beat a KW though.

    That was probably me calling them cabinovers, just goofin around.
     
  4. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Use to run Texas and the North east with this truck in the 90’s. 1978 model Glider, 400 Cummins / 12513 / 3:90 Rockwell’s. / 24.5 tall. No power steering & no Jakes. One of my favorites in the Cabover line.


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  5. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    @OLDSKOOLERnWV my dad said that ole green cornbinder was the best pulling, money making truck he ever had. Cpl 838 with a different button. Dont know which but she pulled like a raped ape. By 300k she was ready for a refresh but that was cheap
     
  6. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    838 may be a BC4, have to check my CPL book when I get home.

    This engine I’m running is a N14 block / crank / rods &pistons, but still a BC at heart. Built to CPL 625.
     
  7. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    @Brettj3876 Adams Trucking use to have a GMC General with a BC4, they say it was a total beast when it came to pulling. My understanding that engine is in a dump truck in Ohio now....
     
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  8. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    20190929_120633.jpg CPL 838 is a BC4 315 HP, that is what I have in my 1990 Pete 372, haven't pulled a load with it yet, but it is the smoothest running, easiest starting, truck I have ever owned.
     
  9. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    I figured it was a BC4, not sure of the HP though.

    The engine I had in this truck was a 1986 BC4 @315 horsepower, CPL 0749.
     
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  10. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    Ya know what's better than a k100.... A 359. SHE GOT A 15 DOUBLE OVER AND 3.36 REARS BUILT FOR TROUBLE SON SHE'LL PULL BACK YOUR EARS... THERE IS NOTHING SHORT OF WOMEN THAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN MY 359 WHEN MY BIG WHEELS THEY ROLL.... MY BUDDY GOT SHOP AT THE EDGE OF TOWN IF YOU GOT A GAS MOTOR DON'T EVEN COME AROUND,DIESELS ALL HE KNOWS AND HE KNOWS IT WELL... Anybody know that song?
     
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  11. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I see a big cam in there!

    Now you have my attention.

    They were nice looking trucks those cabovers.

    I spent a little time in a Kenworth cabover and in a Freightliner cabover. The shifters had a weird feel to them, not at all like a conventional.

    It was an experience, but I did not like the climbing in and out. And I did not like that the actual front of the truck was only a few feet in front of where I was sitting.
     
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