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Can somebody tell the wheel base?

14 October 2014 - 10:43 AM

Can somebody estimate the wheel base of this 1967 Peterbilt 351 STL? The hood is extended, BBC 127, that´s all I know. My eye is not experienced enough for telling these figures. I would also like to know the length of the trailer. Can somebody help me on that, please?

 

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Thanks in advance

 

 


Twins in different dresses

21 June 2014 - 02:21 AM

I had this idea the moment I bought the Revell USA snap kits, Kenworth W900 and Peterbilt 359. They share the same engines but I knew they would look different after I build them. But that required a little bit of study on my side since I don´t work in the field and never had a chance to explore these engines by myself. Here I want to thank all the guys who answered my questions in the Truck Stop section of the forum. With their help I was able to build two versions of Caterpillar 3406 engines.

 

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This yellow engine is pretty much the box version with only a slight modifications and a few details added. I followed the article in CM magazine by Ken Smith...

http://public.fotki...._07_jul_01.html

Can´t be thankfull enough to this guy. He lead my hand on a number of projects already.

 

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This white engine is also a CAT 3406 but it´s changed a bit to represent the aftercooled B version. Some parts are modified and some are scratch-built. Like the aftercooler and lines, dip stick and valve cover breather tube. I also changed belts using a rubber line bought in craft store.

 

Here is a couple of pics showing both engines. Note the differencies between them. The shape and location of the fuel pump, the aftercooler, the plumbing and timing governer cover in particular.

 

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More to come...

 

 

 


CAT 3406 question

05 May 2014 - 02:50 AM

Can somebody tell me what version of CAT 3406 engine is in the Revell USA snap kits? I would say 3406 A but I´m not sure. Some say that A´s started life as PCTA and then changed to DITA. The others say that PCTA was just the plain 3406 and they were marked A only after DITA came out. Not that it matter to me that much but I wonder what visible changes should I make to the engine to make it a B. Probably a different shape and location of the fuel pump, the conus cover in front, maybe a different shape of the aftercooler... by the way, why there are different shapes of aftercoolers anyway? And what about the turbo side of the engine? Is it the same for A and B or are there any differencies too? There are heaps of pictures on the net but I´m kinda confused. Need some educadion on that. Can somebody shed some light in it for me, please?

Thanks, Jarda