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Picked up this super survivor truck, a 1975 Autocar with a 10K LB. crane. Should make a good heavy hauler . Has a 1674 Cat engine, 10 speed deep reduction with overdrive trans. and only 77410 original miles.
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Nice Autocar, great engine plucker.
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Nice truck Jeff, you can drop it off at my house any day.
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I think I saw that truck on Long Island about 30 years ago. What a nice find
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That thing looks new!

Reminds me of an Autocar tri axle Dump I drove a while ago. 4-71 and a 15 speed. The gov was cranked up and it sounded like it was turning 6000 rpm although more likely ~2500. Put on on the floor and leave it there, start rowing the shifter and after seemingly 10 minutes you were going 50.
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I think I saw that truck on Long Island about 30 years ago. What a nice find
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You are correct, it was the weight truck for Suffolk County Div. of Weights and Measures. I got their complete file on the truck along with the original books, specs., maint. and parts manual, etc.. Still has the original am radio.
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Super clean, nice score, I hope you plan to keep it off the roads when they pre treat with the corrosive salts.
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That thing looks new!

Reminds me of an Autocar tri axle Dump I drove a while ago. 4-71 and a 15 speed. The gov was cranked up and it sounded like it was turning 6000 rpm although more likely ~2500. Put on on the floor and leave it there, start rowing the shifter and after seemingly 10 minutes you were going 50.
Man, a 6-71 was pretty useless in a truck like that. I never seen a 4 banger in anything bigger than a single axle box truck.

The old DC I ran was a 1972 with a 350 Cummins and 13 ahead, geared for 64 mph.

It was about the best truck I ever drove.
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Yeah Kevin, it was pretty gutless with that 4 banger. Pulling out onto a road on a hill loaded up to about 60,000 you'd be good to get it up to 20. They had a 6 inch straight pipe for extra power (probably about an additional 7) on it and once you got it wound up it did sound pretty neat. People called them screamin Hondas as they sounded like a motorcycle at about 10 grand.

With the jake brake it made extra noise but did essentially nothing to slow the thing down.
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The 67 A-CAR triaxle dump that I drove had a 350 cummins 4on4trans. would go as fast as you wanted to go. It was plated for 200k and had no problem pulling that. I was hauling a load of crushed concrete back to the shop for the drive way, 18yd. box, no pup. Speedo didn't work so went by tach. Boss was following going down I-75. I was running 2200 on tach and had plenty of throttle left. Got back to the shop boss says you know you were running 85mph.? He then told me he had it up to 100mph That thing was like driving a hotrod loaded or not. Can not imagine anyone ordering one with a little Detroit what waste of truck. Bob
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