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Old 05-12-2018, 06:46 AM   #1101
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That thing is all set up. Have you ever looked into what they want for it? That sure is a fine trailer with it.

I need to get a picture of the Autocar sleeper cab wrecker at the local junkyard/towing shop. They ran it for years. I've heard it's got a good bit of rust. But hey, that's restoration! The owner died in the past year or more and now his wife has gone with him. The son is lazy and never much good...if I were to pass judgement . I have been wondering what will happen to this icon...truck as well as the junk yard amd tow company I have always relied on
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:02 AM   #1102
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Some trucks I've driven...
The Top Kick conversion, was all custom aluminum- built ( wasn't a kit / fab company for this type build yet).. >> Note the hand made fender flares

The Older Top Kick with the RV box, was originally built for Boyd Coddington, then we hauled 2 F1 - Tunnelboats inside ( Sherwin Williams was the sponsor).
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:28 AM   #1103
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I like the toterhome.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:14 AM   #1104
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I like the toterhome.
Yea.... I'm just glad it's still in one piece.... 20 years ago, I was returning from a F1 Tunnelboat race in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.... I was headed to Seattle to get the Mercury powerheads re-freshened. Coming down into British Columbia, ...and just started down the infamous 'Coq' grade, ( TV show - "Highway Through Hell").... The steepest part of the 12-mile grade is the top.

All during my round trip starting from Southern California, I heard a slight "knocking sound" from time to time.... Well, as I started down the grade, at about 25 MPH, THE ENGINE THREW A ROD THROUGH THE BLOCK.

Guess what? Air brakes.... I had ZERO brakes!!! I quickly drove against the right-hand side cement wall, and scrubbed the right - front tire against the wall( carefully).... and rubbed the tire for about 50 yards... Finally coming to a stop. ( The whole 72 foot long rig was no more than 6 inches away from the wall.

Needless to say, The famed tow company towed me into North Vancouver to get the Detroit Diesel 6.9 replaced.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:49 AM   #1105
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Whoa Nelly! Good thing the truck AND YOU survived that one.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:24 AM   #1106
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Whoa Nelly! Good thing the truck AND YOU survived that one.
I had a video camera documenting my trip & you can hear the 'knock sound' on tape and I actually said on camera I should have the engine checked when I get to Seattle. I will look for some pictures of the event!!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:50 AM   #1107
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Glad to see you got it stopped like you did and it is strange on how you lost your Brakes too like that, but I wondering what exactly is a "Detroit Diesel 6.9"? Google did not help, lol.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:21 AM   #1108
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Glad to see you got it stopped like you did and it is strange on how you lost your Brakes too like that, but I wondering what exactly is a "Detroit Diesel 6.9"? Google did not help, lol.
The truck is a 5 speed w/ a 2-speed axle.

Air brakes.... When you throw a rod through the block, you loose air for the brakes. I had no alternative brakes ( no jake brake, or elec. drive shaft brakes.).... On the steep grade, I was using the air supply to keep at 25mph, and a sudden loss of pressure to replenish the air tank.....bad things happen!!
Whatever the engine was in that thing...... It's been a long time...

Whatever factory diesel was in that Chevy C-70 ( A 4-53T ? ) .... I believe it was a 6. liter- something...
I was towed to a Detroit Diesel shop in N. Vancouver, Canada.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:42 AM   #1109
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Sounds like your truck didn't have Maxi-Brakes or Spring Brakes as some will call it. Maxi-Brakes are a reverse process emergency brake. It's the button on the dash that gets pulled to activate the air pressure emergency brake when parked. The safety factor is that you need pressure to release it and take off the pressure to activate it. When you lose Air Pressure while driving, it is supposed to automatically stop the truck.

Although, luckily, I never got to ever experience that on my '71 9500 that had them. My old '62 6500 also had Air Brakes but no Maxi though. I always had plans on what to do if I lost pressure (Hit that almost use-less Hand Brake and start Downshifting, lol). But it was a Gas engine which would help it to stop better in comparison.

But luckily again, I never lost pressure in that truck, on a normal road anyway. Had one scare though. A full load of about 20,000 going down a steep hill. The Buzzer kicked on and I started to panic a little, but made it to the bottom OK.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:26 AM   #1110
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This truck was configured to only haul Boyd Coddington hot rods around southern California.... It was never an OTR rig, but we used it as one.

Oddly enough, after my fiasco in Vancouver, I had to drive to St. Louis ( Fenton / Merrimack River ) for the next race. I was forced to drive in heavy rain the entire trip from Seattle. Guess what?... The rain I drove in, flooded the river, up to the top of the boat launch, canceling that race. Go figure...
( Note the river level behind truck)
( One of 2 boats in trailer - photo from Saskatoon race)
The brakes were minimal at best. I learned a lesson...
After my return to California, they sold it and bought a Kenworth semi-rig. ( I have a Class-A)
( They finally listened to me )
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Nice little hobby . I'll take a stab and say it might have been an 8.2 Detroit.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:43 AM   #1112
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Nice little hobby . I'll take a stab and say it might have been an 8.2 Detroit.
Less one cylinder
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This isn't a 'big truck'... But it was modified to haul this play toy.
( It had a 'saddle fuel tank' to go long distances)

Very fun to drive.
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I like it. It's a Li'l Heavy Hauler. Love those chrome Budds. Those were on trucks all over the place in CA in the '70s. Now you can't find a used set...or one. At least I couldn't find one I needed.
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