1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA


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Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:20 pm

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

Awesome! Thanks Dean, i'll run with that and see how things jive with the gasket makers books as well when i call tomorrow, wish me luck! Man, I can't wait to get her on the road, closer and closer every day...

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Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:17 am

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

STAMP
Also if you have a BD engine page this may help
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:45 pm

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

You guys are great, you were all correct, and that last photo was right where the number was, i cant believe i missed finding it. It's a non-tilt valve BLD240. I cant thank you all enough! Gaskets are in the mail. Now to locate an exhaust manifold...

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Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:26 am

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

No such thing as a BLD 240, could be a BD 240, a BG 240 an SD 240. BLD's are a medium truck engine and are much bigger and are easily recognized by the distributor being higher than the valve cover.
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Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:24 pm

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

oh yes, my mistake, BD240. So with all of the confusion out there about the color classifications, does the BD240 have a color designation like Black Diamond, or no? And, is there a way of determining a manufacture date from the number on the block? Mine says 409914. I am lucky to be the second owner of this truck, but unfortunately I know almost nothing of it's history. There was still grain in the cracks of the bed, and an old peeltop milwalkee beer can behind the seat. It may not be important, but i thought it would be good to know roughly the year the engine was switched. It doesnt have alot of miles on it either having been a farm truck, only a bit over 40,000. Wondering what some of the reasons could be why the first owner might have made the engine change. Just trying to put the pieces together, literally and figuratively!
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Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:07 am

Re: 1947 KBS-5 in Fort Bragg, CA

Oh, and happy National Truck Driver Appreciation week! :h0212:
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