1978 Peterbilt 359 started up after 8 years of sitting
My old Peterbilt had been sitting for 8 years. We thought we had better fire it up before any more time went by, so we primed the fuel lines with fuel and rounded up four old car batteries, gave the glow plugs 20 seconds to warm things up - - - and she fired right up - - this is Part 1 - - first firing after 8 years. It is a Cat 3406-A engine
'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).
Pete 359 Classic Takeoff
THIS IS IN CANADA just so y'all know.
My brother's 1987 Peterbilt 359 Classic workin' in the bush near vassar,
mb. sweet smoke! wish mine could do that. It has a 3406B block Cat 425.
Oh and a big thanks to you tuber tod3k for giving us the new name for this
truck..... "Old Smokey Jerk!"
1951 Army truck pulled from building after 30 years storage.
I decided to get this army truck out of my building, after 30 years - - I
now have it for sale for $1500 - - - missing transmission, has transfer
case yet; 99% rust free. I had planned to install a 6-71 Detroit diesel in
it with an Allison automatic. I might still do that if no one wants it
before that. Still has the 302 GMC 6 cyl gas engine though.
Transfer-Dump Race: The Complete Run
Mark Tarascou and his Pete 359 is seen participating in a transfer-dump
competiton at the 2011 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. Although there were a
few glitches, it was still a good show.
For those not familiar with dump trucks like these, they are set up with a
system that allows the driver to back the truck up while they are standing
behind it to make attaching the towbar easier. The driver puts the truck
in reverse gear and shuts the engine off. At the rear is a switch or a
button that is used to engage the starter motor on the engine without
starting the truck. Since the transmission is in reverse, as the starter
motor turns the engine it also turns the driveline and backs the truck up.
I'm not a trucker so I don't know what this system or technique is called,
but that is how it works. Thanks for watching. Please rate and share this
video with your friends. Shot on 9-25-11.