Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:34 AM
I've tried googling it but I mostly find info on 6-71 marine engines, great if I decide to make a tug boat but otherwise not to helpful.
What would be helpful would be
when it was introduced, commonly used, fell out of use
which trucks it would typically be found in as an option
anything else that you know of that would be helpful regarding using it in a build
Its not that hard to track down a truck and find a motor to use but it doesn't seem to be very easy to do it in reverse.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:16 AM
I can't think of any plastic kits that could have used that engine, but there are some resin kits that could have used it. Such as the Emeryville IHC, the old "Cherry Picker" IHC, or the Kenworth CBE.
All of those are available from Spaulding Trading and Shipping.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:38 PM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:29 AM
Its difficult for us here in Britain to go and look at a US truck. For ideas and detailing I like to keep an eye on Ebay for the semi trucks for sale in the US and the truck paper (www.truckpaper.com) These are great sources of information. Sometimes you will have to wait a while but then a real gem turns up with everything you need.
Hope this helps
Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:56 AM
I agree ebay s a great place to find pics of trucks, you need patience sometimes but there are eventually photos of almost anything you could want when it comes to vehicles.