59 Kenworth Wide Hood Re-power - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by kblackav8or, this thread has received 6 replies and been viewed 2603 times.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
I do all my own stunts
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 457
Points: 73,612
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via MSN to kblackav8or
59 Kenworth Wide Hood Re-power

I am getting ready to repower my 59 Kenworth CC-925 from a NHCT-270 to a Big Cam I 400. I still need a few things but the replacement engine runs and will be healthy when installed.

http://youtu.be/fXYhKzbIFv8

When done it will have a 5 x 3 and 4.11's on tall 24.5 rubber. Should move out nicely. The 270 runs great, it just isn't all that exciting. Eventually the truck will be fully restored and repainted.

2000 F-250 PSD 6 speed 4x4 Lariat
1959 Kenworth CC 925 NTC-400 5x3 4.10 SQHD's
Myriad of parts and pieces in my garage
kblackav8or is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 02:32 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,533
Points: 70,149
Thanks: 69
Thanked 655 Times in 578 Posts
You want to check and see if the transmissions, clutch, and drive line will handle the extra torque.
Just a thought!

1988 ford van fresh overhaul, 1991 nissan pick-up 1993 Caprice 2000 GMC S10 Blaser 2007 nbs 3500 GMC 4x4 crew-cab long box 17 inch single wheels Duramax Alison. BW turnover Ball. Furakawa FL35 loader. Retired, HD mechanic, worked on engines all my life. Fabricator welder. electrician. in the process of finishing my new shop. Live in Rock Creek B.C. Wife has a fruit stand.
Johnp3 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
I do all my own stunts
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 457
Points: 73,612
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via MSN to kblackav8or
Should be good to go. Main is going to be a twin countershaft Fuller 5 speed. Rears are late model SQHD's and I won't be hauling much. The aux could potentially be at risk but if I am responsible with how I use it, it should be fine. Would like to find a twin countershaft aux someday to match the main. Also looking for the somewhat oddball radiator to fill the grill of my early tilt wide hood. It isn't an A model hood, nor will an A model radiator fit.

My photo link has been unreliable for some reason but here it is:
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/22855

2000 F-250 PSD 6 speed 4x4 Lariat
1959 Kenworth CC 925 NTC-400 5x3 4.10 SQHD's
Myriad of parts and pieces in my garage

Last edited by kblackav8or; 07-26-2011 at 03:54 AM.
kblackav8or is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 11:46 PM
Senior Member
 
379Longhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alberta t0m0r0
Posts: 2,555
Points: 104,955
Thanks: 195
Thanked 714 Times in 533 Posts
Have you measured a W900L rad? I thought that that hood only went on 8V 71 trucks

Canadian Club member 27
'88 379 exhd 3406C 15 40s 10 pete unimounts
'93 K3500 6.5 4L80 4" exh
'62 gmc shortbox 454 super t10 big brakes
JD 820 black dash
12V92 waitin' for a truck (mega ratrod)
pettibone s20 3306 pc
379Longhood is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
I do all my own stunts
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 457
Points: 73,612
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via MSN to kblackav8or
That is news to me on the wide hood. Nobody has ever mentioned if there was a specific engine tied to the hood. I know they were for a larger radiator primarily. If I wanted to really confuse folks I could make it into an extended cowl truck and move the cab back about 10 inches or so. I have plenty of frame to do it. If I did that I would need to put something more exotic in there like a 12v71 or a 1693 or something else that is early big power. Not sure if a 900L radiator will fit either. I might be able to cheat though with bottom tanks from something else where they don't stick down so far.

2000 F-250 PSD 6 speed 4x4 Lariat
1959 Kenworth CC 925 NTC-400 5x3 4.10 SQHD's
Myriad of parts and pieces in my garage
kblackav8or is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 02:28 AM
Senior Member
 
bmoeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NW IL
Posts: 4,827
Points: 67,955
Thanks: 158
Thanked 392 Times in 331 Posts
Garage
Sell the blue KW then?

"Some people are educated beyond their intelligence."

'93 W350 CC, LE, 5spd, HTT modded H1C, 4" DE

Sold- '99 3500 Q/C, SO CTD, 4x4, 5spd.

Traded off- '97 3500 C/C, 4x4, CTD

'92 W250, LE, CC, CTD w/ tweaked pump (SOLD)


"Obama = Hoax and Chains"

If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.
bmoeller is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
I do all my own stunts
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 457
Points: 73,612
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via MSN to kblackav8or
I sold my blue 81 last fall and bought the 59 in December. After I get the drivetrain the way I want it, it will be getting new paint.

2000 F-250 PSD 6 speed 4x4 Lariat
1959 Kenworth CC 925 NTC-400 5x3 4.10 SQHD's
Myriad of parts and pieces in my garage
kblackav8or is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wide wheels JMS8800 General Ford Truck and Excursion 3 08-20-2007 01:51 PM
Wide Screen TV Tech Guy The Parking Lot 11 11-17-2006 12:23 AM
Wide-Track Cooper443irty 2008-2010 6.4L Power Stroke 4 10-02-2006 04:43 PM
wide open miss (bad) elkhunt2 5.9L Cummins (1998.5-2002) 4 04-23-2006 07:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome