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Detroit Diesel Guru's Needed

cfherrman

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You haven't lived until you get out of the cab, go home, take a shower, hop into bed, and can still hear that thing at full throttle.
 

skyking1

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Picture this:
My work station was in a steel box with windows. Out in front of me, the leverman ran the little crane out on the flexi float.
6 feet behind me, the 8V92T roared.
This is the only picture I could find of it, in standard cutter head dredge form. It was a portable that was bolted to those two floats. The detroit ran an 8" pump and hydraulics.
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cfherrman

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Couldn't find a good pic of a oilfield exploration vibe truck. These old things ran a 8v92 all day at 1900 or 2100. The cab is a little above the tire in the left side of the truck. You'd wake up in the night seating gearing that thing.
 

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Truck Shop

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Ah ha---there's the party barge crane operator has been looking for to sail the oceans blue,
with his favorite back ground music a detroit-won't need to hire a dj. Even has a crane for
entertainment.
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Bergz22

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I put in the n55’s. Changed hold down clamps, fuel lines, the control tubes and rods. Engines run great.

And believe me I know it would have been better and less expensive to just buy hv’s.

But at a certain point I have to do what the bosses want. It’s their equipment.
 

cfherrman

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I'm guessing around 15 less HP with those injectors, so if it runs just fine you will probably get more life out of the engine
 
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