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    Default Nice resto.

    Not a frog, or even a car, but worth the half hour or more to view this beautiful resto of a 2 stroke diesel.

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    Amazing. But neither the engine nor the mismatching chassis & body has been restored to original, and it cost a bomb. Why would anyone do this?

    I do wish I had his workshop though. I remember doing old valves years ago without the benefit of the lathe. Bearings weren't fun either.

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    That's just magnificent! The detail and quality of workmanship is beautiful and the modifications are superb! Nice turbo AND supercharged diesel upgrade

    Thanks for sharing Jo
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    That's just magnificent! The detail and quality of workmanship is beautiful and the modifications are superb! Nice turbo AND supercharged diesel upgrade

    Thanks for sharing Jo
    Definitely a realty nice job. A very skilled restorer.

    The result reflects a sensible budget , a good workshop and the skill in hands of the restorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Amazing. But neither the engine nor the mismatching chassis & body has been restored to original, and it cost a bomb. Why would anyone do this?
    I reckon the guy simply wanted to build the last truck he'll ever buy.

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    Because he could.


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    The story brings back memories of my time at International Harvester Truck Sales Processing Centre in Dandenong, fitting non standard engines, transmissions, axles, suspensions and fuel tanks to brand new IH trucks. Unlike the guy in the post, we used as much equipment from other existing IH or other products as we could to solve a lot of the engineering problems, something the "Jimmy" restorer seems to have completely overlooked whilst in many cases re-inventing the wheel! That being said, there were many cases where we had to alter cabs to git the pesky injun's to fit. Try a GM 8V-53 into a dog box ACCO, for a start!
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    Why indeed..? Because he/they can that's why.
    My next point: it doesn't matter how clever a bloke thinks he is, there is always someone out there who can make him realise he is still a mere Grasshopper.��

    thanks for posting.

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    I only just noticed there's video's hiding in there too!

    She runs sweet!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3XioQE0xVE
    cheers,

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    ....other existing IH or other products as we could to solve a lot of the engineering problems, something the "Jimmy" restorer seems to have completely overlooked whilst in many cases re-inventing the wheel!
    He probably didn't have the benefit of working with IH nor the knowledge in hindsight of someone who saw the work done first hand and liaised with the Engineering department.

    With his machining and problem solving skills I doubt if the result would be any better using IH parts. And it's probably been quicker to custom fabricate rather than searching for IH parts which could be quite scarce today.

    Remember, originality doesn't seem to factor into the project.

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    Originality was certainly not on the menu, it seems a bit of a waste of a pretty original 1941 Dodge cab-over-engine truck to me! I'm not sure they were powered by diesels in 1941.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Originality was certainly not on the menu, it seems a bit of a waste of a pretty original 1941 Dodge cab-over-engine truck to me! I'm not sure they were powered by diesels in 1941.
    These two things are kinda the same New Engine for Fuego - 400hp

    And from one of the inner sanctum too.
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    Beautiful work and really well photographed and described. He must have one hell of a workshop!


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