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Old 01-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #31
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What ever happened to Super Truck Racing?? There was a Super Truck Racing Association of North America or STRANA that was racing in 2003-2004. This Motor Trend article talks about the series a little http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/...ing/index.html but then it dissappeared. I remember getting a scheduel from Road America when the trucks were racing. I wish I would have gone to see it now. The disk brakes were water cooled. They would glow red when hot, and then sprayed with water to cool them. Any one know what happened?

Ever seen them race up Pikes Peak?

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #32
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #33
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Here's a couple of pictures of some cool big rigs
This Scania is pretty wild.


You can shave using the side of this truck.


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Old 01-26-2013, 09:12 PM   #34
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The Freightliner Argosy wasn't too bad a ride. Well layed out and had some very nice features. Unfortunately, while it was intended for fleet use, it was too late to be of any interest, as cab-overs were relegated to histoy for the most part by the time it came around and most companies preferred the conventionals for ease of maintenance..
I've heard of army units getting in the habit of keeping spare windshields around for these...



...when they raise the cab to do the daily inspection, there may be times when they miss securing something heavy in the cab and it can end up punching out through one of the windshield halves. DAM[Brother-in-law]HIK
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #35
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I've always likes COE rigs but as mentioned above, they fell out of favour for various reasons.

In addition to those mentioned, aero-styled conventionals get far better mileage (or so I was told by a couple of truckers back in the 80s) as a COE is about as aerodynamic as an airplane hangar.

A guy I knew used to drive a COE (KW IIRC).

I remember him saying that because the transmission was so far behind the driver's position, the gear shift was connected to the gearbox via cable linkages. From the time the rig was new, there were 2 or 3 gears he could never get due to the linkage set-up.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #36
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COE's went away here in the US when they changed the length laws because most drivers really did not like them due to the fact they ride much worse than conventional's and engine work was a pain
te ones I drove had a really long rod from the shifter to the tranny, not cables
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #37
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COE's went away here in the US when they changed the length laws because most drivers really did not like them due to the fact they ride much worse than conventional's and engine work was a pain
te ones I drove had a really long rod from the shifter to the tranny, not cables
Could've been rods too I guess, this was a conversation in passing 20+ years ago so I may not be recalling it exactly.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #38
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COE's went away here in the US when they changed the length laws because most drivers really did not like them due to the fact they ride much worse than conventional's and engine work was a pain
te ones I drove had a really long rod from the shifter to the tranny, not cables

Driving comfort was shit, particurlarly on rough roads when your ass is right over the front axle. It will launch you right out of the seat.

You also had to remove or secure everything when raising the cab for maintenance.





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Old 01-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #39
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #40
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In the linked video they have outriggers on multiple axels that don't touch the ground. In the picture and other videos they aren't there.

What are the purpose behind them?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 AM   #41
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my grandpaw drove for over 50 years, started when he was 19! yes 19, he would drive long enough until they figgered out his real age then have another job lined up, of course this was 1950, he quit when he was 68-69, then passed in 2001 from emphasema, smoked marlboros all day long starting at 13years old,



so when these hot shot truck drivers come into the store whing or braging , i just smile and think ppt, you aint shit.

man i'm missing some G-Paw right now

Cool remembrance. Thank you.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #42
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #43
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ya know i have no idea, i haven't heard of one being put together in over 10years, at the time G-Paw ordered his they said it was the most expensive glider kit ever ordered, the axles and trans. came out of the astro and the screamer was brand spanking new.
so she had a 2 cycle Detroit huh? I'm assuming V8. Do you know if it was a 71 or 92 series?

Truckers said the ol Detroit was Biblical "...in the end there will be screaming and crawling"
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:04 PM   #44
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He who has the most lug nuts wins. There's no not yielding right of way if you meet this on the road.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #45
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He who has the most lug nuts wins. There's no not yielding right of way if you meet this on the road.
When multiple trucks are linked with rigid towbars like that I assume they have to all shift gears at the same time? All trucks have the same engine/transmission & gear ratios?
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