Well, the removal process has begun. We’ve had some snow and very cold weather, so it’s not happening as fast as I would like. I was hoping to have it out this week, but with the cold weather it’s a slow process.
At least everything is pretty easy to remove as I installed this back in 2012, making it much easier to remove nuts, bolts etc. It sure is great to have a nice concrete slab to work on and a forklift to help pull it out.
Everything has been sold! (Updated 12/29/16)
I will have the following gently used components For Sale after it’s all removed and cleaned up. $3500.00 with no warranty offered or implied. This is a undocumented low mileage engine. I believe it has less than 20 K miles on it since complete rebuild. Previous owner had the paperwork but since has discarded it.
- Detroit 8V71N with air throttle.
- Allison HT740 with shift tower and fairly new cable.
- Radiator that is in very good shape.
- Driveline that has only about 4 K miles on it, was new when I installed it back in 2012, flanged both ends.
- Set of Jakes, missing one drone and a set of high valve covers. These are not installed.
- Two mufflers.
The reason for the swap to an Silver 8V92T with Jakes is this, I was made an offer I just couldn’t pass up. It has less than 2 K miles on a complete, documented rebuild. Along with a new cooling system that was designed properly to keep the Detroit within operating temps.
Along with this transformation I will install a lot of new wiring, power steering, a new to me Kubota genset and the removal and swap of a complete differential. The current one has a leaking seal and a worn spindle, so this will remove that problem from my situation. The new rear end also has size 36 brake cans on it, which is a bonus for stopping this beast.
The HWH hydraulic leveling system is almost finished. I installed the rear jacks a couple of weeks ago, just need to finish installing the hoses and wiring after the engine hole is empty.