Lang there is nothing good about a D series. We had one years ago as a tilt tray, with a 302 in it. I honestly couldn't believe that ANYONE could make a truck that was so bad. Loose. Gutless. Thirsty. Rattly. Cold. Hot. Uncomfortable. Rough. Just a complete and utter shitbox, and it was the beginning of my wonderings as to how on earth any supposed truck manufacturer (yes, you too, International) could put out products like these and then wonder why people turned away from them and went to things like Isuzu's and so on. Then they closed down or went broke whilst lamenting "we can't compete".
Idiots, I say.
Hey, that's almost a rant!!
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Did the D Series ever come from the factory with a V8 petrol? I've only driven diesel Ds, in their day, they were quite acceptable.
Ian according to My workshop manual ..NO.. Pretty sure they were an aftermarket conversion..
Dad had a very early One & the First income producing Truck I owned was one of the last series before the Cargo..
The only good thing about a D Series was the Tilt Cab. Far easier to work on than the Commers & Bedfords of the same Era..
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Not quite correct Lang, pretty sure they were a Canadian built petrol 6 cylinder
They ran pretty good really but there were issues
Normal pre crossflow Falcon motor had the inlet manifold cast with the head as one unit
These (or at least mine) had the manifold seperate
I think in the broucher there it is saying 240 ci
Pretty much the same motor but not made in Australia, rocker was different as well
I thought it was pretty quiet when driving about the farm
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