Your dream engine?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by petefan4000, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. petefan4000

    petefan4000 Light Load Member

    97
    115
    Dec 2, 2020
    Michigan
    0
    If money and resources were no object, what would your perfect truck engine be? Doesn't have to be anything that is or was put in production. Anything you want.

    Mine would be a two-stroke, opposed-piston V12 engine. 60° V angle, 92 cubic inches per cylinder (91.6mm bore 114.5mm stroke per piston). Twin turbos and twin Roots blowers. Common rail fuel injection. And no emissions devices outside of DEF.

    Basically a heavily modernised, souped-up, opposed-piston 12V92.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2021
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    2,056
    3,146
    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    0
    Mine is simple, 1000hp that runs on air, never needs maintenance and runs forever.
     
  4. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

    1,418
    2,938
    Apr 25, 2021
    0
    Beat me to it lol!
     
  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    3,995
    14,622
    Dec 8, 2017
    0
    I have it...

    The mighty Big Cam.

    If I found a woman half as good as that engine, and that simple to maintain...

    She'd still be 2nd to the Big Cam, lol.
     
    stwik, lynchy, dwells40 and 8 others Thank this.
  6. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    3,540
    17,756
    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    0
    Mack Econodyne. Nearly bulletproof.
     
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    968
    2,819
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    Cat 3406 sans all the electronics and emissions #### but with the MPG of a modern engine.
     
  8. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

    668
    1,558
    May 2, 2021
    0
    Just give me an old 60 Series. You guys wanting mechanical engines may have forgotten how big of an improvement electronic fuel injection was. Yes, they'd run till they ran out of fuel, but with complex injection pumps and 4 mpg.

    Early EFI systems were very simple, easy to diagnose, and offered fuel economy/horsepower with little effort
     
    Don379, trees, Elroythekid and 6 others Thank this.
  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    1,348
    2,602
    Jul 11, 2018
    0
    Yep

    I had a 1985 Ford LTL 9000
    With a warmed over big cam 400 and a 13 speed

    loved that thing

    also had a cabover international with the set back steer axle and the 350 big cam and a 13 speed

    liked it too
     
  10. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    2,561
    10,003
    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    0
    Well, being I need a rebuild now……a 12.7 Detroit that isn’t worn out lol. Not too much to ask right?
     
  11. petefan4000

    petefan4000 Light Load Member

    97
    115
    Dec 2, 2020
    Michigan
    0
    I've started to wonder what an electronic retrofit pump would look like on a mechanical 3406. It would look the same on the outside as an A, B, or C model pump but without the governor on the rack. You'd have a socket for a plug, as the check valves would be electronically controlled through solenoids and an ECM instead of a rack, scrolls, and a governor.
     
    Pamela1990 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted