I'm a right brained, granny lane, left handed, wood grain gripping, lane switching, hammer lane flipping, Leo, Horse, midnight riding, smart not hard working son of a gun.
Caught at a crossroads.I've owned a 1999 Classic Condo long nose for the past 10 years known as “Josey Whales" and it was love at first sight,...
Answer to ""Sweet Spot on a detriot 14 liter pre egr""Depending on your tire size and normalcy in gross weight, and transmission set up along with gear ratio and .consistent terrain. I'd venture to say that you would probably love 15 to 1,700 rpms. All you can do is give it a try. KR scan gage would tell you more though. Keep us posted.
Answer to "could a 12.7 to a 14L switch Detroit 60"It's my firm belief that a true Pre emissions 14 Liter non-EGR 60 series dd4 Detroit aka “John Deere" can be built and programmed to out last, out pull, and flat out run any other block on the highway. That is unless you run into a Pre emissions yellow belly with a lot of money and determination. I've got a custom built one with a Teflon coated kit just waiting for me to put her under the hood of my long nose wind catcher Classic. Just so you know, last year she Dynode 728 ponies to the ground and 2342 ft/lbs of twist. The only reason she's still in the barn is because my Pre emissions 12.7 don't know the word quit. Knock on wood.
Answer to "Looking for 1st Truck"I'm currently the owner of a non airodynamic long nosed wind catcher 1999 Condo Classic Freightliner. She's not the most fuel efficient truck, but she fits the bill of what I was looking for at the time for $18,000. I bring all of that up to say this, before you choose a truck you must first decided what you will be using it for, and where you will be running it for the most part. Just remember, the single most important decision you will make in this business involves your choice in equipment. Depending on your situation a 1999 or older, true Pre emissions truck may be perfect for you. But the question you have to ask yourself is, how much work am I willing to do on my equipment and where can I lease it onto until I'm ready to operate under my own authority, if that is an eventual goal for you. Older trucks need more TLC but, as Mr. Rutherford has often said, they tend to keep you out of the poor house. If California is a must, than you obviously have to consider emissions compliance. But, if California...