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1 month 2 weeks ago #251997 by JOHN.K.
Not much point looking at tandems...the OP says it was converted to single drive with a 10RR ..................from my recall ,the Cat 1673s were DOHC /4 valve engines and not much good.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #251998 by Swishy
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My bad
Left out another 923 C@ 1673
Rankine Bros KW 923 C@ 1673 # 101258
The MMBW KW 923 Came with a huge winch mounter BHind cab with a wind up rear window
last seen cartin containers round Melb
Gr8 info guyz 
 

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252041 by werkhorse
Righto .... Here we go ...

Chassis - 103507
Model - 923 - note: not a W900
Customer - Sam Wilson, Smithton, Tasmania

This truck was the second ever Kenworth into Tasmania, Leo Jefferies' 923 being the first.
THis truck was also the first Unitglass hood, First Wide Hood and First Cat powered KW in Tasmania 

I Need to do more digging to know where it ended up 

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252047 by Mrsmackpaul
Buggered if I know how you know all stuff werk

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Paul

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252054 by werkhorse
Just a LOT of research ... That's all

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1 month 2 weeks ago #252055 by prodrive
Thanks so much you blokes... and thanks Werk! 
That all makes sense- I reckon the first pic I put up was with the original owner in Tassie- by god she must have been a big truck back then. They would have still been pulling logs with all sorts of pommy jiggers, maybe a B model at best, This kenworth must  have been epic.
I know NOW that she wasn't a W model, but when we owned it we didn't, just thought it was so old that it was bloody ugly..
The other old girl that has been put up (the red bogie drive one) used to be white, old mate that owned it used to run around pulling containers, I'm pretty sure that Western Highway truck sales bought her, and painted her that red/black color scheme. Not everyones cup of tea, but I guess she does look pretty unique..
Anyway keep your eye open for a single drive Seattle with a "tropical" grill and a 1673B cat in her. Gee she would be a collectors item now, love to know where she went.  '
Thanks everyone, appreciate your help, let me know if you have any more info ever.
Cheers
Rich 

        
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1 month 2 weeks ago #252063 by Dave_64
Any chance that any info available at all about the Leo Jefferies 923, "First KW into Tassie"
This is fascinating stuff for some of us, especially the running gear if it is posted, as much as it is appreciated, sometimes feel like only getting half the story!
Dave

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1 month 1 week ago #252068 by werkhorse
The truck still exists ... In VERY original condition.
I'll post some info etc. on the weekend ... Been a big week hauling concrete for me ...

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