My '89 9670 build


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Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 am

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:52 pm

Re: My '89 9670 build

I'm glad you got it back on the road! Thanks for allowing us to follow along.

Dean
Lifelong Kansan
Grew up with red paint
Moved off the farm 26 years ago.

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:28 pm

Location: Lyman, IA

Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:34 pm

Re: My '89 9670 build

It wasn't a smooth come back. After running it around the area bobtail and with an empty trailer for400 miles, the fuel pump locked up with in a mile of putting the 1st load on it. That cost me more than twice what I paid for the engine!
Still shaking the bugs out of it. Any new (used) truck I buy takes me 3-4 years to bring it up to snuff, and work out all the problems the last owner ignored.
This one wasn't new to me, but working it hard as a heavy hauler than letting it sit for more than 10 year have taken their toll.
I still need to replace the cab jack, add an Espar heater and hooking up a fuel heater, before the cold weather sets in.
It looks like the other guys insurance is going to fix my little cabover, once it is back in good shape, I will likely sell it to pay for the work needed on the Marmon. I'll be sad to see it go, but I don't really need 3 running trucks1 It is the least comfortable of my trucks, having the smallest sleeper and 4 spring suspension.
It would make a good truck for a farmer, simple and reliable and lightweight.
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