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#1 Old Albion

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:33 PM

Its been a while since I posted anything so decided that it was time to do so. I have been working on a couple of builds (matching Pair) of Peterbilt trucks one a 352 Coe and the other a 359 conventional. Progress on the 359 is slow with not much done but I have been making progress with the 352.

The truck will feature a Clatterpillar 1693TA engine. This is a big engine and took a lot of carefull "adjustments" to get it to sit in the frame and not clash with the dog house. With the big engine (Probably the biggest horsepower engine (425HP) available in a pacemaker in 1970) I needed a larger air breather unit and bigger exhaust stacks. It will also need a bigger radiator. You will note from the photo's that the exhausts are not fitted to the cab rear. Instead they are fitted to the "Eiffel tower" frame. This looks quite pleasing and in keeping with the rest of the build. This frame did not appear until 1973 (I think) so mine being a 1970 model has had the exhausts removed from the cab and the Eiffel Tower retro fitted at a later date. The frame and the bottom half of the cab will be dark blue, middle of the cab white and the top of the cab light blue.

Thanks for Looking!

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#2 scummy

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

Thats some serious horsepower , hope the cab can hang on at full throttle ! LOL :D

#3 mackinac359

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:17 AM

Looking good !!

Tim

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:28 AM

Wow, Nice truck. Is it all scratchbuild?

#5 Jim B

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:38 AM

Looks great. I'm hoping to do this with a 352 as well.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

Where did you get the 1693? I'd like to have one.

#7 Badluck 13

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

OHhhh Buddy!!!,I am excited about this one,love what you have got so far and with the work you produce,this truck is gonna be hot!!!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

Try KFS for the 1693. That's where I got mine.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

i guess with this kit being reissued you can feel better about building the kit....eh? :lol: ....im watching....

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

Very nice work.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

I like it .................. Cool!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

The 1693 TA was a unique engine, if I remember rightly it was billed as the first 1,000,000 mile engine (Provided you maintained it correctly). 40 years ago 425 HP was a lot even by todays standards and no hocus pocus electronic wizardry to go wrong.

The truck uses the AMT T502 kit as the basis with some aftermarket and scratch built parts.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Looking good so far. I will be checking it out as you go along.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

Dave,

Good to see you back at the bench....this will be a real "stunner" like all of your builds...can't wait to see more

Take care, Kurt

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

Impressive power plant!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Very nice work !!!!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

Very nice dave !! Any updaes on this build??

I just bought me a 74' 352 1:1 and it has the cat 1693 turbo aftercooled motor in it. The guy I got it from has a 70' with a baby 270 cuma'long in it. Let me know if you need any referance pics.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words.

 

Dennis appologies for the delay in responding. Any photographs that you have will be helpfull. Particular with the cab tilted to show the exhaust, air intake, tilt cylinders etc.

 

I have made progress and will put some photo's upsoon.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:12 AM

This is very nice...Very nice...



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

COOL..