Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by Road Dust, Nov 20, 2013.
This is a truck that CON WAY restored and donated to the museum.
Full size Hot Wheels?
Look at the trucks under the bill board.
I used to live there! Not at the speedway, lol, but in Monett MO.
Notice the absence of brakes on the steering axle. The loggers in my area still run trucks without brakes on the steer axle.
Restored Jones Truckline IH.
I think I drove one of these early in my career. It caught on fire while I was going down the road so I put the fire out while I was getting over on the shoulder. Once I got out and started walking I looked back and every light on the beast was flashing. This was between Altus and Lawton Oklahoma on route 62. I think it was a White 400 with a 220 or 250 Cummins in it.
Just about anything can be done if you want it enough. I think the original engine had an aftercooler so the air to air cooler had to be installed but you get the mileage with an electronically controlled engine. What was the original engine?
Tonkawa Oklahoma....where I got Pneumonia from sleeping in a broken down truck in the dead of winter. (I think)
Company I worked for in NC partnered with Volvo and bought the first truck built in the USA and the 500,000th one
Boy oh boy....not many of these old Dodge Trucks around. I remember when the agreement between Dodge and International was "We will quit making big trucks when you stop making pickups". And they did.
I love these old trucks! Every one of them have a story. I tried once to explain how the old 2 cycle diesel worked to a young man and I think it gave him a headache....just like driving one.
I remember the first Volvo I ever drove, I was actually training in it. People would get in, look around and go "Wow, this is way better than that Kenworth I was in last week". Nice rig. Now I am driving an old Albertson's anteater....and there is nothing older!
I took these at the MATS in 2006. (I discovered half way through our vacation that there was a finger print on the lens of my new camera.)
Nice Guardrail. Someone really went to a lot of trouble to polish up that Freightliner cabover. I bet it blinds everyone on a sunny day!
I think it had a Cummins Big Cam. I'll have to ask the guy next time I see him.
This truck looks like Mater from the movie cars...
It has the makings for being a big truck when it grows up.