KB 6 Panel Truck


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:14 am

KB 6 Panel Truck

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Internati ... q6&vxp=mtr
Haven't seen any thing like this before . Stock bucket seats , what motor is that ? If I found it cheap I would get it also. VERY cool truck

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 am

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

It's a frequent flyer in these pages.
I believe it's what's called an oil field "thumper" truck. Sent seismic waves into the ground looking for pockets of oil.
Yes, very cool. And very expensive.

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:36 pm

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

Wireline truck, they still use them and look very similar today. Its a BD 308, so not the orignal which would have been a BLD 250 or 269. Same engine family, but not lined and bigger valves and passages in the head to go with a bigger bore.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:07 am

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

Not my add or any parts of it , but I called the number to ask , yes that is a shifter for a brownie transmission . Also it looks like to me that the gear shifter for the main transmission is not what the original shifter looks like , it looks more like the shifter that is on a later 5 speed that I have that has syncro's in it ,that would fit with that 308 motor . Anyone know what that 3rd shifter might be ,? maybe a 2 speed rear , do they split tandom axels ? That truck is a BEAST !

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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:19 am

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

The powerdivider from that era was a remote mount with separate outputs to each axle. It also had a two speed box (to replace 2 spd axles, so both outputs would shift at the same time) and a "powerdivider lock" So one lever could be for the 2 spd and one for the lock, or one could be for a PTO control.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 am

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

I thought a PTO also a possible . Look on the glove box , an instruction for shifting including a patern for the brownie ? and the diamond plate floor [wow] has 2 slots that were for what ? the old location for PTO , that is where my truck had them , one to release the dump bed and one for the PTO .

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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:41 am

Re: KB 6 Panel Truck

I can't make it out, just too faint, but it looks like one might be "high, Neutral, low and the other lock and un locked. which would fit with the powerdivider. I would have to go digging in my storage trailer to see if my Power divider has a neutral position.
I know of no aux that has three ratios controlled by one lever with all three ratios inline. So it looks like a two speed which would fit with powerdivider.

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