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Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Mon May 07, 2012 6:21 pm

I am looking at a truck, I have mod. and ser. #. Can anybody help me with a year?
model 146B-2
ser 42777
Thanks, John.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby H762TL » Mon May 07, 2012 6:35 pm

The Huskidrive reference says its a 1950.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Mon May 07, 2012 6:39 pm

I am new to this so here we go. The model # on the tag is a truck model or what the truck was built for (purpose) ? Thanks.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby H762TL » Mon May 07, 2012 7:53 pm

conman13 wrote:I am new to this so here we go. The model # on the tag is a truck model or what the truck was built for (purpose) ? Thanks.

Yes, the model # is the actual model of the truck.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby steve s. » Mon May 07, 2012 8:08 pm

John, your Brockway was built in 1950. It is a model 146B. B is generally used for bus chasses. Your serial number is 42777. Do you have any pictures ? Steve
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Tue May 08, 2012 5:20 pm

Well here it is. It rolls and is not siezed up. Is it worth scrape value?
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby Emery Johnston » Tue May 08, 2012 5:27 pm

YES!! IMHO

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Re: Year of a truck

Postby sbrant358 » Tue May 08, 2012 5:56 pm

I'm guessing ex-NY DOT truck? Wonder what the cab wood is like, from sitting out like that?
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby steve s. » Tue May 08, 2012 6:10 pm

It is certainly worth the price of scrap. If you are not going to acquire it, I would be interested in some parts, at least. What is on the back of it ? Keep us posted. Steve
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Tue May 08, 2012 6:12 pm

It was owned by a town and is has a pto drive for fuel and stuff. It is red under the yellow paint. The floor is 1/2 there, but the tin is what got my attention, only a little rust thru down inside the fenders. Are the engines Brockway or other manufacturers?
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby H762TL » Tue May 08, 2012 6:24 pm

conman13 wrote:It was owned by a town and is has a pto drive for fuel and stuff. It is red under the yellow paint. The floor is 1/2 there, but the tin is what got my attention, only a little rust thru down inside the fenders. Are the engines Brockway or other manufacturers?

The engines were made by Continental, not to knowledgeable with the gas jobs, someone else might have to chime in.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby sbrant358 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:17 pm

Smaller truck like that would have a Continental inline 6 flathead, not sure what the 146 had, but the 147, which was the next model up, had a 363 cu. in. engine.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby STRETCH » Wed May 09, 2012 10:16 am

If you can get to it...and they will let you. Take a wire brush to the right front frame rail just above the front axle. You should find the model and serial number stamped in the frame.
There should also be a dash tag..but alot of time they are missing. Some have also had a firewall tag on the right firewall.
If it is a 146 or 147 probably a 41BD Continental engine.
Looking at the tip out window in front, and also the smaller side window without the wing window I would guess late 40's early 50's. (How am I doing Emery???)

If you plan on coming to the spring fling, I plan on picking up my cab that is having the wood pieces recreated for, on my flatbed. You could see what a torn down cab looks like.

Best of luck....enjoy the ride!!

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Re: Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Wed May 09, 2012 4:58 pm

Well, I got the OK from my wife to bring home the "puppy". I was looking at the trucks at the museum today and it is about halfway between in condition of what is over there ( yellow banana and the others )
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby sbrant358 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:28 pm

Those older 100 and 200 series trucks always seem to be found in a lot better condition than some of the later trucks (300, 400, 500, and 700 series) are.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby steve s. » Wed May 09, 2012 7:32 pm

Congratulations, John. And your wife deserves a thank you. Maybe if you take her out to dinner now, she'll still be agreeable when you find a parts truck that you want to bring home.

Your 146 would have come with what was known to Brockway as a model 40-B engine, 330 cubic inches, 125 hp. it would have a five speed Fuller transmission, either direct or overdrive in fifth.
The 146 was rated at 26000 lbs gvw.

Good luck with it ! Steve
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby conman13 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 pm

We do plan on going to the clambake on the 9th of June but will be driving are '66 Caddy. I would like to make it over for the fling and see your cab. What kind of wood is used in the cab and floor? Thanks, John.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby Brockway Express » Wed May 09, 2012 8:57 pm

It is a great looking truck and certainly appears to be something special.... nice pick and congrats to you and the mrs.!
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby sbrant358 » Wed May 09, 2012 8:57 pm

They were white ash, but any hardwood with a straight grain should work.
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Re: Year of a truck

Postby Emery Johnston » Thu May 10, 2012 8:04 am

Those older 100 and 200 series trucks always seem to be found in a lot better condition than some of the later trucks (300, 400, 500, and 700 series) are.

Shelby, They were "Real" trucks built by non-union workers dedicated to producing a great American product and proud of it! "Durability reflects Quality!"

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