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So...
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:44:34 PM »
... I bought a truck today...

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« on: January 31, 2014, 06:44:34 PM »

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Re: So...
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 07:22:41 PM »
So for the rest --of--- the story??  We need to see it or you owe all of us here  our drink of choice ;)

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 07:25:36 PM »
Unfortunately... There's atmospheric interference and me generally being an a** preventing me from posting photos of it until I'm home...

Peterbilttrucker, Slowride, and a couple others may see it on my way home though and you'll get lucky and see it...

Otherwise, everyone will just have to wait... Because I'm mean... And my phone won't post photos to the forum...

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Re: So...
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 01:46:32 AM »
Congrats,Troy. 8)

I think it is safe to assume it's NOT a Volvo. :D :D :D

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Re: So...
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 01:59:19 AM »
It's a looker...



Photo by Troy

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Re: So...
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 04:49:42 AM »
Whoa!
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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Re: So...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 05:20:20 AM »
Whoa!


 ;) :).  X 2....Congrats Troy....And she be everything you want her to be...lol...
Be Safe / Be Careful  BTB

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Re: So...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 10:45:03 AM »
1997 Freightliner FLB

N14 Cummins 460-hp
13-speed
3.90s
11R24.5s
Factory 270-inch wheelbase

1.3-million miles
200k on overhaul
100k on new head

One-owner, maintenance records to new
Service every 7500 and 20,000-miles.

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 11:00:58 AM »
Double WOW!

Now, that's a REAL truck!

Love the way she's geared. Very nice start-out reduction to save the clutch, & nice "legs" for drifting.

And, when that 13 speed goes south, that can be addressed so it never happens ever again (will have a carrier-bearing for sale, too)
If you don't ask, they can't say no.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 11:22:36 AM »
1997 Freightliner FLB

N14 Cummins 460-hp
13-speed
3.90s
11R24.5s
Factory 270-inch wheelbase

1.3-million miles
200k on overhaul
100k on new head

One-owner, maintenance records to new
Service every 7500 and 20,000-miles.

Troy.
So that raises the obvious question.............why did he sell it?

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2014, 11:30:42 AM »
1997 Freightliner FLB

N14 Cummins 460-hp
13-speed
3.90s
11R24.5s
Factory 270-inch wheelbase

1.3-million miles
200k on overhaul
100k on new head

One-owner, maintenance records to new
Service every 7500 and 20,000-miles.

Troy.
So that raises the obvious question.............why did he sell it?
CARB laws... I'm in Commiefornia right now!

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 11:36:19 AM »
She's light (for the era), should scale in about 29,000-lbs WITH trailer and all of my crap. 51,000 of payload ain't bad in my book.

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 11:49:20 AM »
Definitely very nice payload!

Incidentally, my best-paying loads were always light. It was always the el-cheapo's, that I only hauled when nothing else around & not out of the way more than a couple of blocks, that whined, "Is that all you can scale?"

And, for this past few years, there have been some fantastic buys because of California's know-it-all edicts. I know it's important to live someplace nice, but it's not that important.
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Re: So...
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 12:20:56 PM »
What Reeves truck number was it? Maybe some of us have photos of it's before Troy life.

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 12:56:09 PM »
Double WOW!

Now, that's a REAL truck!

Love the way she's geared. Very nice start-out reduction to save the clutch, & nice "legs" for drifting.

And, when that 13 speed goes south, that can be addressed so it never happens ever again (will have a carrier-bearing for sale, too)
It is the kind of spec's I would like. Always liked 13 speeds over the 15.  Getting used to 18 the last 3 years.  But learned to drive on a RTO 12513  so it is my choice for life.

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