Our free 66 Peterbilt cold start

This is our free 1966 Peterbilt starting up cold that has a big cam 1 400 cummins. The pump is timed at 80 so it shakes and rattles and lopes until it's warmed up. It's getting 6" quiet spool straight pipes very shortly. I'll see about taking the mufflers off this weekend.

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Waking up the neighbors in 57 Peterbilt
Better than being woken up by ricers thats for sure!





Free 66 Peterbilt Cummins piston rattle
Some guy that drove this thing before we got it forgot to turn the fan on. Pistons tend to stick to the cylinder walls with high heat. This is a big cam 1 400 cummins timed at 80* on the pump.





1972 Peterbilt 359M with Caterpillar 1693TA, Cold Start, Part 1
Starting the Legend on a beautiful fall day. By the way it starts you would think it is 20 degrees outside. It was in the mid 60s this day. You have to use the preheat glow plugs even when the temp is in the 70s. The system works very well when used properly. I have started this truck in below zero temps without being plugged in with no problem.





'56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years
It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White 9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether (one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).




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