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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 06 Oct 2019 11:54 #203338

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When I was a kid I remember seeing in a magazine both a C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge both with road trains on heading to Darwin, both single drive and with bogey trailers and single dollies , the trailers only looked about 30-32 ft , had I known then what I know now..... has anyone any pictures of these or others from the day , it was sometime around 74-75 -76 the c-line probably had a Cummins 160 , did AT-4 dodges come out with V6-53 GM’S ?

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 06 Oct 2019 13:44 #203340

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Dodges came standard with V8 Cummins,like the unfortunate 185s........in England ,Chrysler had put a half share into a new factory with Cummins to build the small Vs......as everyone knows,they wernt no good,the V6 motors were no more power than a Perkins 6/354,but way more costly,and didnt sell...the V8s had all sorts of problems ,as anyone owned one will tell you.....However the Chrysler/Commer /Dodge agents in Brisbane would fit any motor you wanted to a new truck,including 4/71s and UD 4s
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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 06 Oct 2019 14:28 #203343

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So can anyone help identify what the inters were running, I’m assuming that Perkins wouldn’t be powerful enough for even 2 30 ft trailers, Hopi some one can clear it up !!

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 06 Oct 2019 19:57 #203354

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Probably as you say, C160 Cummins very popular in AB & C Internationals.
Drove an AT4 Dodge repowered with a 3208 Cat, originally had a C160.
What was available for the money mid 1970's. Paul.

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 07 Oct 2019 12:19 #203369

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Yes,I do remember seeing at least one Dodge with a C160.....I had to do a gearbox repair,and it had a big New Process box ,way bigger than the V8 petrols...Seen plenty with V8 replaced with V6 53s.....Im pretty sure you could get a V8/53 in them too.

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 07 Oct 2019 16:08 #203371

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I was at Cummins Lansvale when the C 160 was in vogue.
Inters were the most popular user of the C160, followed by the Dodge.
The C180 was available in the F series Ford,,
The C175 seemed to be nearly forgotten ,except tor a re-power situation. ………
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I came into this world with nothing & still have most of it..........

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 07 Oct 2019 16:53 #203372

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Seen R 190s with a supercharged C200 in them ....not going,tho.....Cummins went for supercharging in a big way at one time......there was also a smaller six called a J series,same capacity as a 354 Perk ,I think.............they were tricky motors for the average truckie to keep going......bigends were U bolted,and if the U bolts wernt right .ka-boom. they also had a costly head gasket set ,IIRC,something like $800,the V185s were the same ,gasket set cost a fortune in those days......edit.....at the same time a "Perpetuity Perkins" cost $800 as a rebuilt long motor,no exchange needed........Truckies made money from Perks,all the big motors sent them broke.

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 08 Oct 2019 16:53 #203388

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Rattail, I have read a similar article not so long ago and I'm sure I save some photos. Will have a look see what I can find. From memory the C-line inter had a 160 Cummins (or could of been the turbo or supercharged version 180, 185)
Dennis

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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 08 Oct 2019 20:31 #203391

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Have free paper/magazine from Cummins (you can get on the mailing list if you like) Cummins Commentary.
Has a few Cummins powered early units.
Lake Boga transport showing an Inter CD1840 with a C-160
Vaughan transport with ACCO1950's with V8-185 (1968), has a couple of long snout Inters but no mention of power. Also a Lindsay Fox ACCO 1950 with a V8-185
Another pic with a Loadstar F1800 and a ACCOF 184 being repowered before delivery (new trucks), both receiving V8-185's
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C-Line inter and AT-4 dodge road train 10 Oct 2019 16:33 #203426

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My D line parts book ,1974 ,still lists the C160B,which is later than I thought for the small 6s......they were good motors,but couldnt stand neglect typical of Inter owners...wet sleeves would pinhole thru quickly if the correct coolant wasnt used...same with the V8s,wet sleeve too.

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