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05-17-2016, 08:08 AM   #26551
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I skimmed through many/most of the posts.
To be clear, I meant a lot of our members seem AR, not the m0ds.
Even Otis knows "Rupert Types" need moderating.

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BTW- I haven't been back in that thread. Has anyone there committed suicide yet over that little scratch thingy? Some seemed very close. I expect we lost a few that might have actually got that tiny scratch?
I have to call foul on calling that a loss (if it should have happened)...
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I skimmed through many/most of the posts.
To be clear, I meant a lot of our members seem AR, not the m0ds.
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I have to call foul on calling that a loss (if it should have happened)...
I am always mystified at how a post can become a feeding frenzy for panic seekers? I see it a lot here. It appears there is a different world where logic, if it exists at all, is upside down. I see a lot of that in the real world too.....don't we all!

Anyhow, I apparently offended someone and maybe should have known better...a little light did go off on Otis' alarm system, but he said "go for it anyhow". That was a dead giveaway too. I should have left out a couple of words...though they weren't nasty at all! I guess the lack of logic over there did not prevent nasty filthy thinking minds?


Sometimes you just hang on and hope for the best......


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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Two things really stood out on this one. One was that, as I said, it seemed new and the other was that the wheelbase seemed as long as a conventional. I swear the 5th wheel was good 10 - 12 feet behind the back of the sleeper.
Watching it take off from stop lights was fun though. It was towing a low-boy with a road grader on it. At the initial start and the first two shifts it looked like the cab was going to twist right off from the torque. I know that twist occurs on all to varying degrees depending on load, HP, and other factors, but it was really pronounced on this.


The last Kenworth cabover in the US was the K100. There is a cult following for them, custom paint, chrome, drive wheel fenders, engines built for huge power. Many guys who build and operate older trucks use the Cummins KTA, an industrial engine that can be built to put out much higher HP and torque numbers than the road engines. If a driver is pulling a very heavy load, and really gets into the throttle, it will pick up the left front wheel, and maybe even the right.


Here is a K100 I snagged from the innerwebs:





And although there are no cabovers, this video is from the Camion Du Nord, an annual event at Norte Dame du Nord, Québec. Lots of hot rod trucks pulling fully loaded B-doubles up a hill.






Lots of black smoke and frame twisting torque.

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Racer...do you miss your truck and the long roads?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
I'm working on a delicious dinner.....but it is going to pale compared to those ribs.

Just wondering...reckon how corn fed squirrel would grill?
It dangerous for you to wonder such a thing.
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It dangerous for you to wonder such a thing.
I should have made it clear that I was wondering for someone else, not me.
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Hmmm, just found a 645D for less than what a new K-1 would cost me...

What?

No.

No, I didn't.

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Hmmm, just found a 645D for less than what a new K-1 would cost me...

What?

No.

No, I didn't.
You HAD BETTER NOT !!!

Because that would make me quite green with envy ...
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You HAD BETTER NOT !!!

Because that would make me quite green with envy ...

What, a challenge?!

Looks like it's a tough sell. Maybe I can get down the price some...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
Racer...do you miss your truck and the long roads?


All the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Originally posted by Rupert
Racer...do you miss your truck and the long roads?
QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
All the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Here is a K100 I snagged from the innerwebs:
That's very much what it looked like, except for the color and it had a lot more chrome. Just about everything except the body and frame was chrome.
QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
If a driver is pulling a very heavy load, and really gets into the throttle, it will pick up the left front wheel, and maybe even the right.
I didn't notice the LF wheel come off the ground, but if he had a cup of coffee in the cab it had to have ended up on the floor.
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Here lots of trucks are cab-overs. I think the reason has something to do with the length restrictions for truck and trailer units. Also, the axle spacing for tandems are different here than in other countries - something to do with the road load carrying rules - can't remember.
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Here lots of trucks are cab-overs. I think the reason has something to do with the length restrictions for truck and trailer units. Also, the axle spacing for tandems are different here than in other countries - something to do with the road load carrying rules - can't remember.

Yep, weight restrictions, and the limited room for maneuverability require a different approach in New Zealand. Many trucks are a straight truck with a trailer, like this:

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