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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Hesperia, Ca
  • Full Name Clayton Scheiber

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  1. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Let's Talk Diesels..   

    Your first question Micheal... D.O.T. has an outside emissions company set up at "random" scale house to check "random" trucks exhaust. Here southern California, they are almost done building a super coop, on south highway 15 just inside the Nevada - California stateline. It's setup to check everything coming into Ca, trucks and reefer trailers for emissions. So just putting a "mask" on the computer isn't really viable.
    For your second question. Diesel engines are designed and manufactured with best materials and parts. Tolerances are tighter, forged rotating assemblies, and are purpose built to run under the harshest conditions. 
    Here's a little bit of info you may not know. The injector pressures are very high, very high. Around 25000 to 40000 psi. There is an 8 credible amount of fuel injected into each cylinder. The Cummins ISX, has up to 625 horses and 2050 pound feet of torque, from factory! There are performance companies that can double, almost triple that and, if driven properly, can still be just as reliable. 
    The knocking you hear is piston slap, lifter chatter and some cylinder knocking. The piston slap, It occurs because the fuel combust before top dead center. It combusts once the cylinder pressure is high enough. Diesels are designed for the slap. The motor will get noisier as it gets higher up in the mileage. On old small and big cam Cummins, the air compressor makes a lot racket also. The fan clutch on 3406s make a lot knocking noises too.
    And lastly... during a normal year of driving, we drive around 12500 miles a year. So it takes between 7 and 10 years to get to a million miles.
  2. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic I almost stepped on a rattlesnake tonight   

    That's one thing I can't stand are snakes. We haul raw limestone from a quarry out in the middle of nowhere. We have guys spotting snakes all the time in the middle of the night trying to get near the warmth of the trucks. We're supposed to tarp right there before we leave the property, I say (expletive) no. I wait till I get back to freeway where there is better lighting than just our marker lights.
  3. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic W9 Kenworth   

    I like what you've done so far. I really like this job you did on the headlights.
    One thing I did on my snap KW, I lowered the boxes so the bottom step lined up with the step on the fuel tank.

  4. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Future Possible Moebius Semi Trailer Kit?   

    Weight distribution as Chuck stated. On a closed tandem axle setup, your allowed 34000 pound max. On a spread axle, your allowed 40000 pound max.
  5. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Let's Talk Diesels..   

    Micheal. PACCAR is KW and Peterbilt here. I had a truckin bud tell me, PACCAR or no car. Since the new trend now is callin big trucks, Large Cars. I will Never use that term, large car, to describe a truck. Well, unless it's I'm talking about a Volvo. But, I'm sure that will stir the pot a bit.
    I just want to say, THANKS, to everyone commenting on Micheal questions. We all have kept it civil and adult. It's almost hard to believe there wasnt any pissin matches in any of his question threads.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  6. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Let's Talk Diesels..   

    I sure do! I would much rather have a 3406 or C12 or a C15 than this ungodly heavy DD15 I'm drivin now. It pulls well. But, I think it's a problem when a truck, that's empty, the steers weigh 11300. To me, that's a big problem, especially when a company gets paid by the weight. Some reason the company looks at me cross eyed when I say something about it. But what do I know, I'm just a truck driver.
  7. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?   

    Your such a tease Chuck. 
    This just my opinion, I don't want to start a war by any means. I hope it's a Great Dane spread axle flatbed. 
  8. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Happy Thankgiving Everyone   

    Hope everyone has a great day, and weekend. For those who are traveling, be safe out there. I know how crazy the roads will get this weekend.
  9. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Let's Talk Diesels..   

    It's funny. It kinda sounds like the engine developers at PACCAR found the old Allis - Chalmers plans. The PACCAR motors were having the same problem, from what I understand. They couldn't keep cranks in them.
  10. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic post just your conventionals here   

    It sure is nice to revisit some past builds. Sometimes these little looks at what has been built gives us the motivation or sparks that inspiration one build might have given. These are all great builds.
    That's just ridiculous somebody would steal a model. In an odd way it's sort flattering that someone liked it so much, they thought they needed more than you. Doesnt make it right though, at all.
  11. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    That is a very classy truck. I would love to have a classic piece of iron to cruise in parades.
    I wonder who will be the first to build it from a Snapper? It's almost begging to built in scale.
  12. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Rough Riders chase truck, Revell Raptor snapper.   

    Thanks JT. I'm glad you turned me on to these. My next one will be taken a lot further than this. Actually, only the body will be used on the next one. So I don't think it really qualifies.
  13. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Completed Chutes - New pics 11-25   

    I don't know what to say anymore. I can't find the proper words. I guess, repeat what everyone else has said.
  14. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Peterbilt Devil's Cut Whiskey Hauler   

    This is awesome. It definitely looks pissed off. I like the little tank on there.
  15. Petetrucker07 added a post in a topic Let's Talk Diesels..   

    Yes, that is where the blower came from. And from what I understand, the blower was orginally developed for mine shafts ventilation.