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On 4/28/2019 at 4:05 PM, gotnitro? said:

Heres the 3406 E variant Gary sells 

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Its slated for the IH 9300 I'm planning to replicate my step dads truck , w scratchbuilt Mac dump trailer 

 

This was originally a Clint Freeman Components engine.  I have an original.  I appears that the crispness of the parts has worn out.  The molds look worn.

 

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I'd like to add  a few tid bits.The autocars come with turbo parts ,so by kit bashing the turbo with the non turbo intake manifold you would have a 335.I like horsepower so I call the nta370 an nta 420.Those nta's came in 370 up to 420 in 10 horsepower increments .You can turn the cruiseliners  300 into a 315 hp 300+ by painting it a redish copper colour.For a period of time Euclid owned westernstar.During that era engines were Euclid green.

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I have compiled another list of engines & their approximate colors for heavy & some light trucks.  I don't know how correct it is, but hopefully the members here can help me make it more accurate.

Truck Manufacturer Engine Make Engine Model Color Approximate Years  
All Caterpillar 1693 New Cat Yellow All Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3406 New Cat Yellow 1975-1981 Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3406B New Cat Yellow 1981-1988 Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3406C New Cat Yellow 1988-1992 Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3406E New Cat Yellow 1992-1999 Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3408 New Cat Yellow All Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar 3208 New Cat Yellow All Krylon New Equipment Yellow
All Caterpillar C10/C12/C15 New Cat Yellow 1999-2006 ACERT 2003-2006, Krylon New Equipment Yellow
           
All Cummins NHC-250 Tan 1970s & 1980s  
All Cummins NTC-350 Tan 1970s & 1980s  
All Cummins NTA-370 Tan 1970s & 1980s  
All Cummins KTA450/600 Tan 1970s & 1980s  
All Cummins V/VT-903 Dark Grey    
All Cummins L-10 Tan 1982-1989  
All Cummins L-10 Gloss Black 1990-1994 (L10G to 1998)  
All Cummins ISL Gloss Red 1999-Present  
All Cummins M11 Gloss Black 1994-1999  
All Cummins M11 Plus Gloss Black 1996-1999  
All Cummins ISM Gloss Red 1999-Present  
All Cummins N-14 Gloss Black 1992-2002 Red valve cover denoted CELECT Plus
All Cummins Signature 600 Gloss Red w/Chrome Valve Cover Introduced 7/1997  
All Cummins ISX Gloss Red w/Black Valve Cover Present  
           
Ford Caterpillar 3208 Ford Blue 1970-81  
Ford Cummins NTC-350 Ford Blue 1970-81  
Ford Ford 534SD Ford Blue    
Ford Ford 337 c.i.d. V8 Ford Red 1950s  
Ford Ford Y-Block Red block w/silver valve covers, & black air-cleaner & accessories 1954  
Ford Ford Y-Block Yellow block w/silver valve covers, & black air-cleaner & accessories 1955-57  
Ford Ford Y-Block Black block w/Ford Red valve covers, & semi-gloss black air-cleaner & accessories 1961-64  
Ford painted all engines Ford Blue (Dupli-Color 1606) 1966-1981    
           
All Detroit Diesel 6-71 Alpine Green 1938-early 1990s 238hp
All Detroit Diesel 6V71 Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 238hp
All Detroit Diesel 6V71T Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 230-275hp
All Detroit Diesel 6V71TA Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 290hp
All Detroit Diesel 8V71 Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 318hp
All Detroit Diesel 8V71T Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 305-350hp
All Detroit Diesel 8V71TA Alpine Green 1957-early 1990s 305-370hp
All Detroit Diesel 6V92 Alpine Green 1974-early 1990s  
All Detroit Diesel 6V92T Alpine Green 1974-early 1990s  
All Detroit Diesel 8V92 Alpine Green 1974-early 1990s  
All Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Silver 1974-early 1990s  
All Detroit Diesel Series 60 Series 60 Blue 1987-present 12.7 liter, 14.0 liter introduced in 2001, 12.7 discontinued in 2007, Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue is a decent match
All Detroit Diesel Unknown Gray    
           
Peterbilt All All Gloss White 1950 - Early 1980s  
Kenworth All All Gloss White 1950 - Early 1970s  
           
Mack Mack Pre-1990 Gold   Tamiya Gold Leaf X12 is a decent match.
Mack Mack Post-1990 Grey    
           
International Cummins All Gloss Red (IH 2150 Red) 1950 - Early 1970s (Testors Red 1203)  
International Detroit Diesel All Gloss Red (IH 2150 Red) 1950 - Early 1970s (Testors Red 1203)  
International Caterpillar All Gloss Red (IH 2150 Red) 1950 - Early 1970s (Testors Red 1203)  
International International V-800 Gloss Blue Testors Model Master Auto Lacquer 1969 Ford Metallic Acapulco Blue 
International International MaxxForce15 Metallic Blue 2000s (Tamiya Metallic Blue X13)  

Again, any assistance in making this list more accurate & complete will be greatly appreciated.  Like was the DD 6V92T Alpine Green or silver?

         
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Just a note regarding Caterpillar.
I read somewhere that Caterpillar changed the color from Old Caterpillar Yellow, also known as Hi-Way Yellow, to New Cat Yellow on their machines in June 1979 and that could be the case with the engines too.
So if that's correct the engines would be Cat Hi-Way Yellow from January 1932 until June 1979, after June 1979 New Cat Yellow.

Kenworth had white engines through 1975 and Peterbilt through 1984, after that manufacurer colors, there are some exceptions to the rule where you can see engine manufacturer color before and white engines after thos dates.

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This is a really usefull list when looking for donner kits for future conversion  projects, I come back to it quite often when planning future builds (when I can remember where it is) I was thinking though maybe it would be possible to add all the different resin after market engine's that are available, I know of quite a few but there must be a lot more?  Just an idea!

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16 hours ago, CRUSADER2 said:

This is a really usefull list when looking for donner kits for future conversion  projects, I come back to it quite often when planning future builds (when I can remember where it is) I was thinking though maybe it would be possible to add all the different resin after market engine's that are available, I know of quite a few but there must be a lot more?  Just an idea!

Good idea !  I'm aware several resin casters have numerous engines that aren't always listed , maybe we can include those too

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Earlier in this thread I have listed the resin engines I know of but if anything is missing and not listed please add them to this thread.
Unfortunately it's not possible to edit old posts any longer so I can't update the engine and color lists I did earlier with new information as I get it without doing a completely new list in a reply to this thread. :(

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On 11/28/2020 at 4:17 AM, Force said:

Earlier in this thread I have listed the resin engines I know of but if anything is missing and not listed please add them to this thread.
Unfortunately it's not possible to edit old posts any longer so I can't update the engine and color lists I did earlier with new information as I get it without doing a completely new list in a reply to this thread. :(

Contact one of the moderators - they can arrange for you to modify the old post.  Either PM one of them, or even use the "Report Post" link in the upper right of the post you want modify, and tell them what your intentions are.

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This is a fantastic thread! Especially for people like myself that like to build trucks and big rigs, but just not that often. Thanks guys for putting this together.

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This list is a combination och work and research from several contributors here on the forum and it has been fun to put together...a labour of love so to say.
So if this topic is useful to someone at least I am glad and I think that goes for the other contributors as well.

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On 4/27/2019 at 8:39 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

Man. Damm man. Man oh man. This is great. I know almost zip-zero-nada about big trucks, but thanks to youse guys, I can get at least a few things right. Great thread.  :D

X2!!

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