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    Default WTB 1957 Caterpillar truck engine

    Looking to put a caterpillar engine into a 1957 F700 truck that i just acquired.
    If anyone knows what model engine that might work please let me know or if you know if one is available.
    Also would need a transmission that would work with said engine.

    thanks
    Erik Christenbury
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    Hi Eric,
    at the Dealer we used to fit either 1670, or 1673 Truck engines to most of the on-highway trucks we did in the mid 1960's.
    A couple had the 1674--in-line 6 cylinder overhead cam engine with 6.75" bore and 6"stroke.
    Later on a few others had the 1676-- V8 overhead cam engines with 4.5" bore and 5.5" stroke.

    The 1670 is a Truck version of the D330 and the 1673 is the Truck version of the D333 of the day.

    Interesting project. I look forward to following it on here if it goes ahead.
    Cheers,
    Eddie B.

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    A 3208 or 3208t would be the easiest to come by. check the wrecking yards for old Ford beverage delivery trucks . Many were combined with Allison transmissions.

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    I recently acquired this truck from a Craigslist ad for $1500. It has a 3208 with all the v-belt driven mounts & accessories, 5speed trans with bellhousing/clutch/flywheel/pressure plate/linkage, and a 2spd rear with all of its actuating components also. The truck had no title and I plan to use most of the drivetrain in an F350 project.

    Craigslist or ebay might be worth searching for the drivetrain you desire.
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    Very good suggestions thanks everyone.
    Would there be an engine for the year 1957? just in case i would like to keep it correct for that year?
    Erik Christenbury
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willowhic View Post
    I recently acquired this truck from a Craigslist ad for $1500. It has a 3208 with all the v-belt driven mounts & accessories, 5speed trans with bellhousing/clutch/flywheel/pressure plate/linkage, and a 2spd rear with all of its actuating components also. The truck had no title and I plan to use most of the drivetrain in an F350 project.

    Craigslist or ebay might be worth searching for the drivetrain you desire.
    My BIL and I jointly own a twin screw tandem Ford that looks like yours. Not sure of year but it has a 1673 and a five speed. We have a old prentice log loader on it and use it offroad only on the farm hauling big round bales mostly. Ours was a county gravel truck. back in its day. There was tons of them in these parts years ago with the 5 speeds then as they got into the 3208s they had Alllisons behind them. I do not recall any Cat Diesel in the trucks from the 50s. I do remember many of the bigger loggers running 4-71 Detroits in the 50s GMCs single axle tractor and trailer log trucks. Big trucks when you are 6 years old watching them go by. Wish I had picked up a few when they were giving them away in the late 60s and early 70s when they got tired of them sitting around.
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    A D315 with a twin disc clutch might work for that era.

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    Hi Eric,
    Cat released the D468 Automotive Engine in 1940. It was 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 6cyl, 90 Hp at 1800 RPM.
    I do not think there were many about.

    As far as I recall the next range of Truck Engines were the 1600 Series released from in the early 1960's. I think the 1100 series V8's were about late 1960's and the 3200 series V8's were early 1970's.
    I stand to be corrected on the above info but it is as close as I recall it.
    Hence the 1600 Series engines were what we re-powered trucks from about the mid to late 1950 era onwards, way back in the mid 1960's.
    The original petrol/gas engines in these things were about worn out and too expensive to repair and run down here.
    Cheers,
    Eddie B.
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    Eddie,

    That is the one i was looking for, i remember seeing that paper some time ago but could not remember were it was.

    So....Does anyone have a D468 for sale???
    Erik Christenbury
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    It seems to me I had a tilt cab ford in the early 70s that had a 1160 Cat just before the 3208. I think the first 613 had this engine

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