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10 years 1 day ago #140880 by overlander

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10 years 1 day ago - 10 years 23 hours ago #140881 by Sarge
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some lovely old bangers there, thanks for posting.
At the right hand side of your photo bucket just click the image code and paste it in your post... ;)


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Sarge B)
ACCO Owner, Atkinson dreamer.
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10 years 22 hours ago #140882 by overlander
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Greetings from overlander. I'm recently new as a member after seeing the model of the Detroit Devil. Another member also asked for a photo of Mcdonald's Autocar, hence my first post. I enlisted the help of the wheelchock to scan the photos and she did good but i would have liked to introduce myself before she clicked on post. Anyways, Schrapel's Traders had the Kw-k from new and no doubt traded it on one of the many Kenworths they ran when operating. When Tyrone Malone challenged Australia to beat him, Detroit Engine & Turbine Co with the help of Mr Mcdonald schemed they could, and did. The 12V71T was tricked up by the 'supertuners' with the help of the then Australia Detroit manager. Not a lot of media coverage after Bruce humiliated Tyrone. Afterwards the Kw-K returned to working and the 12V71T was built into a generator set which went to Brisbane. Oh yeah, the supertuners had an electric solenoid on the governor top preventing full fuel at stall as the Allison is only good for 600hp at stall. When the Allison shifted into 2nd lockup, the solenoid on the governor was told to cut loose and allow full fuel- from memory I think the supertuners milked a 100hp per pot and i was told Detroit America started phoning Detroit Adelaide hoping to learn how they shamed Tyrone malone.
I'll post some more pics of other topic interests when the wheelchock is happy to help.
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10 years 9 hours ago #140883 by prodrive
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Great stuff, overlander, and welcome to the forum!
Give that wheelchock another beer and get them pictures up..
I never knew about the Tyrone Malone thing, funny eh?
And don't hold back with YOUR stories too, eh?
Thanks again,
Cheers
Richard

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10 years 7 hours ago #140884 by jimbo51
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9 years 11 months ago #140885 by
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Probly gunna upset someone here but my memory reminds me that Superboss gave the Devil a one second start there at Calder...that's a bit of an advantage.
Bet Tyrone was spewing on the handicapper... :D

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9 years 11 months ago #140886 by Raggsie
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Great work Guys.
I had mentioned that truck and the accomplishment to a few (younger) blokes over the years and generally get a blank stare.
Serious feat though and do know one of the mechanics who worked on it, which I only found out while having a random conversation with him whilst having a truck serviced several years ago.
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1956 International AR160&&196? International A414&&1988 Ford F250&&1982 FORD

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9 years 11 months ago #140887 by asw120
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While looking elsewhere about this, found this which may be related.(another contender)
www.gregwapling.com/hotrod/land-speed-ra...altzing-matilda.html



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9 years 11 months ago #140888 by Swishy
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OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #140889 by
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...Bruce or Scooter may be able to throw up the lift out article out of Truckin' Life, which was way back in the day.... 8-) 8-)

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