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3 weeks 10 hours ago #251975 by prodrive
Somebody find me this please.... dads old truck, although we never actually got it on the road. Came from Tassie as a logging truck, had 1673B Caterpillar, 4 x 4 spicer gearboxes, massive diffs on six rod. 
Dan converted it to single drive, with sleeper box (luxury!) a ten speed roady, and got it re wired. Then as he'd bought a 44 gallon drum of International Harverster red enamel, the truck got painted in that, looked terrible really as it was a crappy paint job. But because we had that paint, everything was IH Red...
Anyway then we wound down and sold all the trucks, this went to Qld I think? But it's the only one I've ever seen in this spec, most seem to be GM powered with the skinny grill. This one had the "tropical" grill, same as the later model KW's.
Anyway its been up here before, but its one of those trucks that I've never seen since it was sold..back then we thought it looked terrible as it wasn't a W model, now I reckon it looks ace....
So I wonder where she is?       
Cheers
Rich
I think this was the truck, in Tassie before Dad bought it-   


After we'd played with it, and as it was sold-   
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3 weeks 6 hours ago #251976 by jon_d
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Do you have any VIN, rego, chassis numbers by any chance?
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2 weeks 6 days ago - 2 weeks 6 days ago #251987 by Mrsmackpaul
Rich if it isn't a W model, then what model is it

Certianly hasa decent size grill, was that the same size as later model W models ?

Paul

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2 weeks 6 days ago #251988 by Swishy
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RichMan
gudday m8
everybody from way back when were use to seeing the KW of th@ era with the skinny radiator grill
when a few imports later came with the big wide ugly grill
LOL
thinkn 
The Foresty Commision of Vic
State River & Water Supply
Mines Dept
Not 4 getn Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works
these were 923 Model
from the gr8 list of early KW'z
S Wilson had a KW 923 with Cat 1673  # 103507
pic of MMBW 923 Straight 6 GM on float work with a groove roller (bringn up the rear onway to the Upper Thomas Dam project



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2 weeks 6 days ago #251989 by jon_d
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I have no idea, but....  could this be it?
Trouble is the engine number doesn't match. The same numbers but in the wrong order.

www.ownerdriver.com.au/vintage-kenworth-a-tireless-toiler
www.justtrucks.com.au/trucks-for-sale/19...ime-mover/JTW5150094

If it is, its last rego in Vic was Aug 2020.
www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/buy...4149abc5f5745dc7189e

which aligns with the JustTrucks advert....  maybe Paul in the OwnerDriver link, is the link to where it went?

However, it talks about an engine change to the CAT.??
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2 weeks 6 days ago #251990 by Mrsmackpaul
If that is the truck I reckon I know were it is

Not far out of Melbourne heading towards Ballarat

Paul

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2 weeks 5 days ago #251991 by Dave_64
Interesting old girl there with the Cat1673B-twin stick Spicer on "massive" 6 rod suspension, surely wouldnt or shouldnt be too hard to trace her down, unless it was some sort of "grey import"?
The extra wide "tropical" radiator was factory fitted, so I had been told, to quite a few W models ex factory, one that comes to mind was Ted Fergusons 8V71 on the coal out of Narellan.
I'm also of a mind that this subject had come up here before, maybe in another guise?
The reference to the H.D. W model specced up for the Forestry Commission in NSW likewise.
I spose that once you start ginning around with componets going to make it a bit hard to pin down.
I, for one would like to find out a bit more about this rare beast.
On the road to Ballarat, Paul?
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2 weeks 5 days ago #251994 by Dave_64
Quite a few years ago, saw a list on this forum describing most of the imports harking back to the Cameron days which also nominated a few private imports.
Reckon it may have been put up by former member, " Detective". , Phil, he was the KW/ Peterbilt go-to man at the time.
But could be wrong.
Dave
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2 weeks 5 days ago #251995 by Brocky45
Off the wall question from a dumb butt Yanky::: Would the KW museum in Alice Springs be of any help tracing the truck????????
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2 weeks 5 days ago #251996 by 77louie400

Off the wall question from a dumb butt Yanky::: Would the KW museum in Alice Springs be of any help tracing the truck????????


The few things written in the Alice that I knew the history of was wrong, one truck story in particular was a mile of being right, good story but ! 

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