Yes, that four and a quarter Cat was a big motor back in the day, in fact we'd call that truck a large car. When I first started driving all of the road tractors had Armstrong steering. You learned quick how to back up without wearing yourself out. Not like today where I see guys just palm the wheel and it doesn't matter that they completely over steered, as they can just palm it back the other direction. I was talking to a driver the other day and the company he drives for has all automatic now, what has trucking come to? Man that was part of the fun of driving, getting good enough that you could drop it in gear with one finger, plus learning how to short shift to get going faster, man times have changed. Yes those were the days. Very nice build Old Albion, I spent a few years driving a 352 Pete Cabover with a 350 Cummins and 13 speed Roadranger transmission and yes, it had Armstrong steering
Things have been kind of hectic the last few days and I've gotten zero accomplished on the Freight shaker. I'm hoping to set down tomorrow and make a little more progress on it, but until then
"It said take immediate delivery On this '75 White Freightliner truck, We'll sell or swap for a hide-a-bed an' thirty five bucks Call one four O, ring two and ask for Bob"
Did Ford paint the engines blue or leave them cat yellow in the Louisville Line trucks? I only drove a couple of Louisville Line's and they both had DD 318's that were so cruddy you couldn't tell what the original engine color was
Yes, those are the classic artist, Red Sovine - Freightliner Fever / Teddy Bear / Phantom 309, Dick Curless - Tombstone Every Mile, Jimmy Martin- Widow Maker, Red Simpson - I'm a Truck / Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves and one of my personal favorites Dave Dudley - Six Days on the Road. I live 20 miles Northwest of Pittsburgh, PA, so I have literally pulled out of Pittsburgh and rolled down the Eastern Seaboard And the newer stuff is pretty good too like Alabama- Roll On 18 Wheeler, Merle Haggard - Theme from 'Movin On', Ronnie Milsap - Prisoner of the highway, Jason Aldean - Asphalt Cowboy. The list just goes on and on
I'm going by memory, but I'm pretty sure only Freightliners had bottom dead center fuel lines that connected the tanks. I think on your KW the fuel line would have come out of the front of the one tank about 1" above the bottom of the tank and then crossed over and gone into the back of the second tank. The the line would have come out of the front of the second tank and gone to the fuel filters. Basically the engine would only draw fuel out of the one tank because both tanks would stay equalized because of the cross-over line. Hope this makes sense? Now on trucks where the tanks were across from each other. the cross-over line connected to the back of both tanks and the feed link came out of the front of the left tank, except on Mack's, I think Mack's always would draw from the right tank. One last thing to remember, the cross-over line has to be level, the tanks are not pressurized and they work on the principle of "a fluid seeks it's own level"