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I love your eye for detail! Looks amazing!

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That looks incredible, as usual.

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Great looking engine.  I really like the details.  What yellow do you use for the Caterpillar Yellow?

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Thanks Guys!!

3 hours ago, Jim B said:

Great looking engine.  I really like the details.  What yellow do you use for the Caterpillar Yellow?

Thanks Jim. The paint is 8-22962-8 Caterpillar Yellow in a spray can by "Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement Spray." I think that I picked it up at Tractor Supply.

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Thanks.  We have a couple of Tractor Supply stores around here.

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Details are fantastic.  How's the clearance for the turbo?

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12 hours ago, SpreadAxle said:

Cool project.

Thanks!!

3 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Details are fantastic.  How's the clearance for the turbo?

Thanks!! I noticed in my reference pictures that the turbo was mounted lower on the engine when compared to the timing cover than the kit engine. One of the modifications I made to the snap engine was lowering the turbo and making a new intake pipe. With that done, clearance is good.

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Love your engine Brian.

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That engine is fantastic! I love it.

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Wow, Brian, the engine looks absolutely fantastic. The detail is impressive.

Is this the engine from the box or do you use a different one?

I definitely will follow this thread.

Take care, Juergen

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On 4/9/2018 at 9:04 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Thanks for the comments guys! I haven't been able to put much time in this one lately. I almost have the engine ready to in stall. I made a couple of modifications to the snap engine.

40637542574_b15aaf6aff_k.jpgIMG_7856 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

41351026751_c2aaef53a8_k.jpgIMG_7859 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40455981095_51ef419c89_k.jpgIMG_7860 by Brian Smith, on Flick 

Kool cat!

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Posted (edited)

I actually accomplished a little on this one over the past few days. I very pleased with these tanks from Auslowe, and the tires from Double Take are pretty awesome. Tanks are mounted and engine is mounted. I also upgraded the radiator for the 3406 and the 9000 has a larger one than the 8000 in all the pictures that I can find.

 

26722942797_902c4f517f_b.jpgIMG_E8210 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

26722960537_f5851b8631_k.jpgIMG_8230 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40880025444_aac439a1ad_k.jpgIMG_8231 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

40699088275_496879839b_k.jpgIMG_8232 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

27721121968_a2081bab1c_k.jpgIMG_8233 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

41550647082_f3fe5a1d4a_k.jpgIMG_8235 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Looking really nice.  Kind of a shame to hide that beautiful engine under the hood.

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 You nailed the look of a heavy duty linehaul fleet rig. What kit came with those heavy duty 6 spokes? They look exactly like the front wheels on this dump. A 9000 could have been ordered with the lighter 34K tandem, but, IMO, should get the beefier 38K , 40K or 44k rears. Notice size of rear hubs on this 9000 dump.

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WOW... I'm always impressed at how fast you guys can fly through a build !!  

 

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Thanks Guys!!

On 4/22/2018 at 6:09 PM, leafsprings said:

 You nailed the look of a heavy duty linehaul fleet rig. What kit came with those heavy duty 6 spokes? They look exactly like the front wheels on this dump. A 9000 could have been ordered with the lighter 34K tandem, but, IMO, should get the beefier 38K , 40K or 44k rears. Notice size of rear hubs on this 9000 dump.

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Those wheels came from Auslowe.

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Awesome.

Which blue paint is that on the engine compressor  ?

Thanks

 

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On 4/27/2018 at 9:25 PM, Goodwrench3 said:

Awesome.

Which blue paint is that on the engine compressor  ?

Thanks

 

Thanks! The blue paint is Dupli-Color Bahama blue metallic BGM0533.

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33 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Thanks! The blue paint is Dupli-Color Bahama blue metallic BGM0533.

Ok thanks --  I was hoping it was a bottle brush paint, but rattle can works too.

Is the CAT yellow dupli-color too ?   And did you clear it with some kind of dullcote?

 

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Great job so far. The engine looks great.

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I must say this really reminds me of several long gone Fords from my area , especially Motorways who ran a lot of these back in the day!This build is looking fabulous Brian , if you can do tell me how to post pictures from Flickr, I am new to this technology stuff and I want to post pictures of my truck builds that I have going! 

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