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6V53 running through gears

Jon81K5

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Can't sneak home at night with that engine.
Believe it or not, it’s a comfortable volume inside the cab even at 70mph/ 2500rpm on the highway. Real thick insulation on the floor and firewall as well as some hefty mufflers.
 

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I drove a tow truck with one in it in the late 70's. Had to shut the engine off to talk on the company radio. Was fun to drive. I don't remember what transmission was in it, but it was a 2 stick with a split rearend. Rowing gears was a hoot.
 

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That has to be one of the coolest truck and engine combination I have ever seen....
 

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just need to find a good stand alone controler for the trans .

but if no real work is planned for it mabye just a 4l80-e as there not a cummins or d-max of todays world .
 

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Calculated a solid 12mpg today combination of highway/back roads. Highway was kept at 2400rpm around 70mph. I wonder how much I would pick up from an overdrive gear and 1800rpm cruising speed…
 
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