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    Default No. 12 Motor Grader

    I rented a truck from my boss this weekend and hauled some old iron home. 8T655 makes it a 1947 model. Diesel runs nice with a pull start. The pony will need attention as well as plenty of other things. Engine meter shows 26,278 hrs.

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    Nice find, Jeremy! Complete with scarifier and engine side panels, nice.
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    Thanks, Toby! I was curious what the included engine panels would look like installed so quick hung them on there for the pictures. Iím guessing these were for the winter months? I notice there is also a lever in the cab to control shutters for the radiator.

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    Are there 5 digit service meters?

    I agree with Toby, very nice looking grader. Hope you donít find any nasty surprises as youíre going through it.

    Anyone know what the rectangular box/chimney? on the right rear corner of the cab is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccjersey View Post
    Are there 5 digit service meters?

    I agree with Toby, very nice looking grader. Hope you donít find any nasty surprises as youíre going through it.

    Anyone know what the rectangular box/chimney? on the right rear corner of the cab is?
    Looks like an extra fuel tank.

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    Nice. Looks like an old snow fighter. View of the heater in the cab, it may be a gas fired Southwind heater and would need a fuel supply. D318 engine. We ran side engine panels year round. Stops sand from whipping through the radiator with the push fan. We had sand and snow to deal with.
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    The object hanging off the rear of the cab is a reserve diesel fuel tank. It has a valve on the bottom and is plumbed to a fitting added on top of the standard under seat tank. Suppose it was an extra few gallons to get you through a long winter night.

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    It will get through the night on 50 gallons of fuel. It was probably added because the lax city/county workers don't check their fuel at start of shift. Had to deal with lots of them. Oh my,, It just ran out of fuel. Cant imagine why. Sorry guys, had to vent. Must be why I retired young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbeek View Post
    It will get through the night on 50 gallons of fuel. It was probably added because the lax city/county workers don't check their fuel at start of shift. Had to deal with lots of them. Oh my,, It just ran out of fuel. Cant imagine why. Sorry guys, had to vent. Must be why I retired young.
    Haha Iím sure that happened plenty. Could anyone tell me a part number for the oil filters? I still need to get a parts manual coming for this one.

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