Older Cars -- Junk them or keep them? Post Here.

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  1. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    Problem? Thats always been one of my favorite parts. ;) Roll'n coal and the sound is what makes a diesel a diesel.
     
  2. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    well yeah. I like the soot too, which is why I want a 4-53T, they are very efficient soot makers.
    However in the eyes of the state soot = pollution, so they dont like that. Thats why they hit the diesel engine manufacturers so hard. Thus the reason why Caterpillar is no longer making on highway engines

    K-TRON
     
  3. lunateck

    lunateck Bananaed

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    Where do you work K-Tron? You sound like you work in trucks industry.
     
  4. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    nope, I am a college student who loves diesel engines. My dad has a 6.0Litre International Harvester engine in his F250 super duty, I have a bunch of small diesels around the house, and Ive got a big CAT C15 inline 6 diesel which doesnt get out very much because I need a new transmission. Because the transmissions are so expensive and so hard to replace cause of their weight, and I dont have a Semi Truck lift, I am going to get rid of my Peterbilt soon, and hopefully get a pickup for which I will put a 1960's Detroit Diesel in.

    K-TRON
     
  5. Modly

    Modly Warranty Voider

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    I've got an 8.3L Engine in my Cadillac. Why? Because my car is heavy as hell.

    I'd like to see a 2L anything tow a boat up these Oregon hills too.
     
  6. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Let me guess, the old 500 CID, right?

    Biggest I ever had was the 7.6L V8 in the '76 Lincoln MkIV I drove around for a while - pale yellow with brown leather landau roof - called it the pimpmobile.:D 'Course, it was still fast, just think Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.
     
  7. Modly

    Modly Warranty Voider

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    Yes sir, a modified 500 CID (Pushing 507 CID now, Comp Cam, custom heads with larger stainless valves + porting done by me, custom fuel injection done by me).

    Oh, and it gets 6-8MPG in the city, 10MPG highway.
     
  8. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Shyster, man, I thought George Thorogood made that, now I know he must have covered it just like some of his other songs.

    Good song anyways

    500CID, thats what I am talking about :D

    K-TRON
     
  9. TravisBean

    TravisBean Notebook Evangelist

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    How about some pics??
     
  10. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    yes please :D i hated how my car sounded and all the truck ha some nice loud pipes but mine was silet on cutout valve and i ran straight pipes under the doors and its loud not super loud but nice 3 inch tips ..its a little 3.1L v6 :( hopefully ill get better ...(any ideas to get more rumble in stead of sounding like a angry bee ? i want it to be deep its to high for me ...
     
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