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What's Your Favorite Motor?

Continental
1
4%
Cummins
11
46%
Detroit Diesel
11
46%
Caterpillar
1
4%
 
Total votes : 24

Postby stubnosebrock » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:20 am

Cummins hands down
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Great old engine sounds

Postby Mike Pacitto » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:23 am

Those 318's do sound great, but I love the bucket of marbles rattle from a 1693 or a 1674 Cat!
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Postby 71ZCarr » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:49 pm

I never rode or drove one with a 318, but I did ride in a 400 series that my Dad drove for a while with a 238. It's fun for a while, but after about 8 hours non stop it does get a bit irritating.

Personally I'm split between Detroit and Cummins, driven a lot of both, and when it comes down to it, I liked that old 8V92 Silver 475 the best. All ya had to do was watch for any oil leaks (which neither trucks that I drove had) and drive it like you stole it.... :lol:
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Postby Huskiedrive361 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:48 pm

Just remember this:

Caterpillar turns diesel into power,

Cummins turns diesel into smoke,

Detroit turns diesel into noise!!!

If you have a show truck, Detroit power is much tougher to keep clean, which is why I sold my E361 (DD 6-71) and have a N361 (C 855) and a F361 (Cat 1674). That and no lake of oil on the garage floor either! Stan
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Postby 71ZCarr » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:24 pm

One thing I learned the hard way, no matter what you like best or how good you think it runs, somewhere, someday, you're gonna run across someone with a truck that's gonna make you feel like a slow Swift truck.

Late one night on I-81 in southern VA I heard a couple guys bragging up their 425 Cats and thought I'd show them how good a Detroit could run.. well, all they saw was my lights in their mirrors, then my taillights.... then 5 miles down the road a guy did the same thing to me. :? :roll:
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Postby bmac490 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:58 pm

i know there are many fine engines available to pull an old brockway and my pick is a cummins.
not your every day power plant, but the v8 504. this is the little brother of the v8 555(triple nickle). my 358 is the only brockway i know of with this engine.
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Postby Huskiedrive361 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:58 pm

I have had two 358's with the 504, sold the dump truck still have what's left of the other, a cab chassis minus the cab. Need any parts? Stan 8)
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Postby BrockwayMT » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:42 pm

I like the sound of my 6-71 with a Flowmaster muffler meant for a Dodge pickup.

The only puddles it leaves are from the power steering.
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Postby dbaldwinjr » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:56 am

We took off the muffler on the 361 w/230 Cummins 5&4. What a sweet sound she makes now when my brother mixes the sticks.
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