W900A and 359 cost when new

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  1. mile marker 27

    mile marker 27 Light Load Member

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    Just wondering what the cost of a W900A long hood with a 60” bunk was when new, in 1980? Same question for a 359 extended hood. How much more for the same trucks if they had a KT Cummins or a Cat 3408?
     
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  3. SmallPackage

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    Not sure on the cost by individual spec. but Pete’s cost in the years of 1967 to 1987 went from around $30,000 to $90,000. My ‘67 351 was close to 32k and my godfather bought a ‘84 359 new at around 82k.
    I remember my uncle saying when the 379’s came out that he bought his 3 new ‘74 359’s for the price of one new 379.
    My godfather got his ‘77 K100 new for around 71k. Growing up the only KW’s people around me had were K100’s. W900’s were not very common down here at that time. It was Pete 359’s for the conv’s or K100’s for the coe’s
     
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    K100 in ‘77 was pretty darn expensive. Was always told, that the K100, was top the of the line COE.
     
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    Were the extended hood 359’s quite a bit more pricey than a standard hood?
     
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    Originally the extended hoods only came with the Detroit 12v71’s than the 92’s so yes you always paid more for HP. Later on starting in the ‘83 model year Pete offered the exhd with every engine option so you were now essentially paying extra for the hood and not the HP.
     
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    Hmmm, I thought you could get a 3408 or KT1150 in them earlier than that.
     
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    What about the Spicer and or Eaton transmission options back then?
     
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    You could. The 3408 and KTA didn’t come on the scene until between mid and 3rd quarter of the ‘70’s almost 8 years after the 12v71’s. The 1693 and later 3406 Cats and 855 Cummins did not require an Exhd.
    Before the 3408 became availiable Cummins’ VT 903 was really the only high power V8 at that time mid 60’s to mid 70’s and it did not require an Exhd. The Cat “ “never late eights” and the KTA’s were higher dollar options out of a majority of guys reach. I think they are more legendary for that fact more than the power they put out.
    On a side note. There were other truck makes that had the 3408’s and kta’s stuffed in under their “standard” hood trucks that did not change the length nessesary for a longer hood. Finding an old standard hood Freightliner or White or even a Louisville Ford with a 3408 and KTA halfway in the cab was possible.
     
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    I think there were some KT’s in the K100’s, as well.
     
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    I guess the Spicer 5x4, 6x4 and the Eaton 13 and 15’s were some of the more common transmissions in the 70’s and early 80’s?
     
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