crackerbox coming home

69 gmc crackerbox that my father just bought. video was taken with a crappy blackberry smartphone so quality is deffinately not the best. gonna take lots more videos as the restoration is in progress

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GMC Crackerbox 671 detroit diesel 10 spd, running through the gears.
For Sale 1965 GMC cracker box Cab over w/ signal sleeper model DFW Body DP 671 Detroit two stroke diesel engine 238 Hp the motor was completely overhauled jest before they took out of service. 10 Speed Overdrive Transmissions, has a newer set of Rockwell rear ends has 355 gear ratio. With the overdrive transmission this truck will travel nicely at 70 mph. The 671 Detroit Diesel with the 10 speed overdrive transmission and 355 gear ratio, is geared excellent close shift ratio low geared for takeoff and overdrive for highway speeds. This truck sounds amazing. The last use for the truck it had a well drilling rig on it .The drill rig was self-contained (powered by its own motor). Chrome front wheels with 10.00-20 front tires are weather cracked. Included with truck 4 Ea. very nice aluminum wide wheel and like new recap drive tires 445-50-22.5 Truck comes with the bumper on the truck and the original style bumper. The cab on these trucks are made from aluminum, this truck is in very good condition.The tilt cab opens and shuts very good. This truck was from Tennessee and shipped to me in Michigan. From the muffler bracket to the back of the frame is 19’ It would make an excellent rollback on the truck, billboard truck they would hear it coming see the truck and continue looking and then see the billboard. I drove the truck on 11-9-2014 it ran and drove very well. Asking $8500.oo I can assist in loading this vehicle even on a semi flatbed; we have heavy equipment and a loading dock no additional cost. Located in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan 49783.If you have any questions or you would like to make arrangement to see this truck. Call Bruce 906-440-2521. Up dated 2-16-2015. I will list it sold when I sell it.





1st Ride in the Crackerbox.wmv
Took the Crackerbox for it's 1st spin in 24 years. Ran good, shifted good, stopped good but has no traction without a load, as you will see in the end. Barely used any fuel





1959 GMC DETROIT DIESEL SHIFTING
1959 GMC CANNONBALL. DETROIT 6 CYLINDER INLINE 2 CYCLE DIESEL ENGINE. THE TRANSMISSION IS A 10 SPEED ROADRANGER. TOP SPEED OF THE TRUCK IS 65 MPH. I TRIED TO DO A MIX OF LOW RANGE TO HIGH RANGE AND BACK TO LOW , SOME DOUBLE CLUTCH , SOME NO CLUTCH , JAKE SHIFTING . UPSHIFT AND DOWN SHIFT. SOME HIGHWAY DRIVING AT 50 MPH AND AT THE END CLIMBING A GRAVEL DRIVE ON A 15 % GRADE. THE TRUCK HAS 9000 MILES ON A FRAME OFF RESTORATION. IT IS NOT COMMERCIAL AND DOES NOT SMOKE OR LEAK. IT JUST GOES TO SHOWS , PARADES AND EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS IN ITS WELL DESERVED RETIREMENT. THANKS FOR LOOKING ! THE JAKE HAS A TOGGLE SWITCH TO TURN ON AND OFF , ALSO DEPRESSING THE CLUTCH OR STEPPING ON THE THROTTLE WILL TEMPORARILY NULLIFY IT. I FLIP THE SWITCH AT ABOUT 43 SECONDS INTO THE VIDEO. TAKE CARE. To purchase a custom photo of this truck go to ; https://www.etsy.com/listing/220606844/cannonball-1959-gmc-antique-truck-fi ne?ref=shop_home_active_1 New video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzabDtw7gG8





8V71 Open Exhaust in french GMC Astro
Un route de campagne Lorraine, un bruit infernal : Detroit Diesel in action ! Un copain me fait faire un tour avec sa dernière acquisition... GMC Astro de 1974, ex transport Marmeth de Nantua. Le moteur n'est pas un "banal" -6V92T mais bien un vrai V8 sans turbo, un rageur 8V71 qui permet une conduite sportive, et libère pleinement en échappement libre.




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