Old girl is under the weather

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  1. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat

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    Well my luck on my trucks transplant engine just ran out. It has had so excessive blow by on it for some time now and it just went south altogether this morning. I apparently used up all that piston had left climbing Greentree hill leaving Pittsburgh today. Wish me luck IMG_20170111_073652534.jpg
     
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat

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    That's not good! Sorry to hear this Dave. What are you going to do?
     
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  4. BIGBARNEYCARS

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    Not that it matterz my friend but are we playin' with ah kitty kat or ah come apart?
     
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    commando1 Old Man with a Hat

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    Can I go truck shopping with you? [​IMG]
     
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    Time to retire and take it easy!
     
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    ooof. that sucks. how long have you had the transplant motor?
     
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    That sucks, crappy place to break down also, no real breakdown lane. Good luck. Pic doesn't show the looonnngggg grade going up and the traffic is usually heavy heading out to the Airport.

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  10. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat

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    Well it made it home and then to the repair shop, about a hour bobtail. Good news it was still running even if only on 5- 5 1/2cyl.
    Comein apart, absolutely no luck with yellow motors ever company driver or o/o.
    Bought the truck it was in for $2000 I probably have almost 200k miles on it in my truck. I'm still on the up side.
    Pffffffttt
    Yes meet me in Indiana.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    New motor and a camper box on the back sounds like a good combo......
     
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    Dave, We both know the last good yellow motor that Kat marketed waz the old industrial 3 1/4 and 4 1/4 and it didn't matter if we only got maybe 3 MPG 'cuz #2 waz only .20 centz ah gallon lol. Good luck with ah new little cam+ big horse, Jer
     
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    out here in california , there enforce a afterburner for solid matter in the exhaust . cost @ 14k for the set up . so alot of trucks got replaced . should be a lot of used equipment out there . i heard must went north and east . sorry for your issues . its tough enough without this i'm sure .
     
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    F$&# no. It's the dead of winter. There's a Peterbilt dealearship near me.
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat

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    No shaky state for this guy except maybe a fly in drive that special C body home.
    Last good Pete they made was 1995 379. If you are willing to fix the A/C system properly you can go up to early 2k, once they took the vent windows and put the Volvo dash in, just not interested. There is a pretty 03 KW glider in Indy with rebuilt 500 hp N14 in it. I have a line on a cheap temporary truck local from another steel hauler.
     
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    Glad you made it home Dave. Good luck on your motor hunt.
     
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    Sorry Dave... there goes your free time for a while...
     
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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I'm a native Pittsburgher & many a truck has given up the ghost climbing Greentree Hill. Or I 70 east out of Wheeling, or 22 east out of Weirton. I'm sure you know, this list could go on. Good luck my friend.
     
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    When I get it back yes
     
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    cantflip Old Man with a Hat

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    I had a POS 69 GMC PU I brought up from FL in 91... truck had a small 6 powerglide and got around FL flat land fine... First trip up Greentree Hill went from 60-70 out of the tunnel to 20 at the top... last time that engine went home on the Parkway.