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New to Brockway

Postby leaddog361 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:56 am

Hello everyone I just bought a 1969 361 with huskidrive and air steering, after poking around it a liitle bit it seems to be all there and not in terrible shape. I have always been a Brockway fan but haven't owned one but now the time has come. If any one has advise on parts or restoration tips i would gladly appreciate them.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby Huskiedrive2 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:57 pm

Congratulations and welcome to the family! There are many places that you can get maintenance parts for the drive line, such as any heavy trucks parts store or on line at Ebay etc. Brockway trucks were component built, meaning they sourced all the components except sheet metal, unlike Mack who builds their own drive line as well. Rubber products for the cab can be sourced from Restoration Specialties and Supply in Windber PA. Dash gauges are Stewart Warner Deluxe series and are still available from SW or places like NAPA, JEG's, Summit, etc.. All the air brake stuff is Bendix. You can also call Dane Baldwin at 585-233-3682 for Brockway specific parts. He has purchased a lot of NOS inventory for resale. The Brockway truck museum in Cortland NY, which is part of the Central NY Living History Center, has had the Brockway logo script and hood half dogs reproduced and are for sale in the gift shop or online. Here are a few links for you.

https://cnylivinghistory.org/

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/

http://www.cookbrothersco.com/

https://www.stewartwarner.com/products/deluxe/

http://www.bendix.com/media/documents/B ... atalog.pdf
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby leaddog361 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 pm

Well got some not so good news I found water in my oil I know it most likely means head gaskets but could it be coming from somewhere else I dont know much about Cummins I'm more of a cat guy I rebuilt a 3306 in another truck I have. The guy I bought it from said it was a 290 but I've only really heard of the 270 in brockways
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby dirtbroke12 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:00 pm

Welcome. I'm fairly new here too. That sure looks like a nice find ya got there. Don't sweat the motor, with a little time most old Cummins parts can be found fairly cheap (for truck parts). Could be a liner pin hole. Good luck. the truck is pretty cool.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby Huskiedrive2 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:16 pm

In order to determine whether it is a head gasket leaking or a cylinder liner, drop the pan and put a little pressure on the cooling system, about 4 or 5 psi. If it's a head gasket, the water will be dripping from the push rod areas or oil returns, if it's a liner it will be coming down along side of the piston skirts.
If your Brock is a true Huskiedrive, It would have been built with a NHCT-270 (custom torque) and would have the air shifted Huskiedrive rear ends. The NHCT-270 and NTC-290 look identical from outside. If your block data tag is missing from the accessory drive area of the block near the timing cover, you can look for the block serial number on a pad near the top of the block, just under the rear head surface, at the extreme left rear upper corner of the block. (driver side). With this number, a Cummins vendor can get you the original build configuration. There also should be a tag on the fuel pump near the shut off solenoid that can be de-coded to tell you engine spec's. Cummins calls it a CPL # which stands for "control parts list". They are specs for cam, fuel pump, injectors, timing etc., all the items that make it hp specific.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby Huskiedrive2 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:18 pm

Also, Brockway did use a lot of the NTC-290 Cummins, but most were in the later 700 series and in some of the 400 series cab-overs.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby Second » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Glad you found this site, and the truck! Huskiedrive2 really know about Brockway. I doubt if you could ever pester him more than I have. But do try... Your truck looks wonderful. The only suggestion I offer is a second job.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby leaddog361 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:28 pm

I got the vin number if that would help determine if it is true huskiedrive and the guy gave me a picture of it when she was still on the road and it has both huskies on the hood back from the 80s . It had a constant drip of coolant out of the oil pan.
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby oldspwr » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics leaddog361...

Based on the (2) dogs on the grill, the air valve switch to the left of the Kysor plate and the glove box emblem, I would say there is a 95% chance the truck was originally a Huskidrive truck. You can write a letter to the Mack Museum and request a chassis record of your truck. Make sure you include the serial number. I usually include a small donation with my letter.

Please keep us posted on your progress... We all love pics here on this message board!!!
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Re: New to Brockway

Postby Enckway » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:51 am

Congrats, looks to be in very good shape. I agree with Tom plus looks like the dash plaque shows 5 speed schematic. Also never saw anyone go as far as changing glove box emblem. Seems like they added second dog on hoods quite often
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