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Author Topic: Cost of Rebuilding A DD From The Past  (Read 3663 times)
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« on: December 12, 2012, 06:36:49 AM »

I found a old invoice from Stewart and Stevenson for parts for a 8V71 dated 6/11/68 check these   prices

8 piston and sleeve kits                     415.00
bearing set                                       27.00
2- rebuilt heads x change 144.00 ea    288.00
rebuilt blower                                   169.00
rebuilt water pump                              39.80
rebuilt fuel pump                                 12.58
gasket set                                         22.70

lot more miscellaneous parts total  bill was $1100.78 now a set of liners from DD for the engine cost 4600 bucks just a little trivia for you guys it is a slow day lol


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 06:47:08 AM »

wow. that's telling. and you could buy a few six packs of coke for a couple bucks for something to drink while you rebuilt it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:50:35 AM »

You brought back memories with this topic, buddy.  In '69 when I had trucks I remember this:

fuel:   .15 per gallon

drum of Delo 40:    40.00

22.5 Michelin:   140.00

Lord, take me back to the day, lol.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 08:05:57 AM »

Brand new 1969 Chevy pickup with every goodie offered then 2600 bucks out the door Boomer, but we are better off today I am told BS lol
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 08:36:05 AM »

I was at the L.A. Auto show last week-Ford F150 crew cab all wheel drive with the 3.5 turbo V-6-$46,000!  Good Grief, TomC
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 08:48:31 AM »

In 1978 I bought a brand new 78 Chevy Cheyenne 4x4 for $7,500..  I was making 12 per hour.

Heard the other day the average wage is now 25 per hour.  So all thing being equal a new Chevy 4 x 4 should be 15k.    Must be the new math thing.

I'd really like a rebuilt blower and heads for under $500.

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 08:52:05 AM »

I remember going down to the local Chevy dealer and wishing I could afford the 1969 Chevelle SS396 for $3600. Made $1.60 an hour in the cotton mill.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 09:11:17 AM »

My last NEW Harley Davidson full dresser (1967)=  $2272.00.>>>Dan
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 11:09:11 AM »

MTU/Detroit Diesel just lowered prices on all two-stroke parts and is looking for all the cores for the reman center. They are going back in the two-stroke business. If your intrested. This from the big wigs at the work boat show.

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 11:35:51 AM »

Hey Clifford. Are you trying to tell me something lol.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »

In High school I sold my 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire (no Bar)with rebuilt 327 w/ 3 2's, muncie 4 speed and 4:11 posi trac rear end new paint green star-burst flake for $350.00 and the other for parts for $ 150.00. Thats what they went for. they were everywhere up here.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 12:31:11 PM »

I love my two stroke lol!
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 01:46:45 PM »

I had a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 2 door hardtop......boy what I would give to have that car now.
I also had a 1956 Belair....got my permit in that car, those were some great memories Wink
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 02:03:04 PM »

Always found the best price for DD parts was thru MCI parts out of DesPlans, Il. Includes brake parts, hell, all parts in general that they handled.
And yes, we all have those memories of "should have kept that" .
Good to smile
Hope the 2 stroke makes a come back, still my favorite to play & tune.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 07:09:34 PM »

Having to $pay$ for ANY new parts when building and installing DD 353 and 453 mills into 1963 or soss Ford Pickups and one tons.  Seems Delany and Pacific would let us dig thru their bone piles for kinda useable parts to make up a running Detroit.  Boy....where those the days way back in 1973 or sooss.  Sometimes we even had to put in NEW rings.  HB of CJ (old coot) Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 03:21:46 AM »

Go to www.govliquidation.com and type in Detroit Diesel in search and look at all the 8v92's for auction. I think these also have jake brakes on them. I have seen a few of these on Ebay too.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 05:51:34 AM »

I remember buying a new '66 Mustang & paid $2000 and change. My Daddy told me anybody who paid over $2k for a car ought the have his head examined, his tail kicked, and be "put away"  for his own protection & the protection to the public. He later bought a USED Eldorado for over $2K. LOL! I reminded him of what he said.  LOL

I was in Canada on the way to PEI when I dropped a hole in my '68 Diamond Reo, 318 & a 15 speed double over. They towed me 200 miles to Halifax, Nova Scotia,  put Dad & I up in a hotel, replaced 4 holes, with all the other things your have to do, & the entire bill was less than $600.

On the other hand, I bought an MCI conversion for $X. I put another $2X in it. I sold it for 1/10 $X.

Time marches on.......... I just try not to fall too far behind!!   Grin Grin

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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 06:32:26 AM »

MTU/Detroit Diesel just lowered prices on all two-stroke parts and is looking for all the cores for the reman center. They are going back in the two-stroke business. If your intrested. This from the big wigs at the work boat show.

Don

Don, that "sounds" like good news for all of us.  Does that mean the $4600 Clifford mentioned will now be closer to the $2000 for liners?
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 06:16:02 PM »

Just how many DD 8v92 engines ARE there for sale in Huntsville Alabama?  I imagine some big DD rebuilder outfit will just buy them all for cores?  Or..is is possible there may be a few diamonds among the chinkers?  Dunno.  I do wonder what an example will $sell$ for. HB of CJ (old coot)
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 07:00:36 PM »

Man, I had no idea that just a set of genuine DD liners for an 8V92 cost over $4,000!  No wonder a lot of people just get rid of a bus when the engine blows because they can't afford to fix it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2012, 07:12:56 PM »

Buy a set of pistons and liners for the 60 series in your bus from DD lol you can rebuild a 8v92 cheaper than you can a 60 series I just bought a set of new injectors for a 14L series 60 not rebuilt at WW Williams today for $7810.38 with no core charge parts are not cheap for any diesel engine
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2012, 07:16:14 PM »

Buy a set of pistons and liners for the 60 series in your bus from DD lol you can rebuild a 8v92 cheaper than you can a 60 series I just bought a set of new injectors for a 14L series 60 not rebuilt at WW Williams today for $7810.38 with no core charge parts are not cheap for any diesel engine

I have no idea what genuine DD liners would cost for a Series 60 either.  I know I have seen complete third party rebuild kits with liners for the Series 60 pretty cheap, but who knows if they are any good.  I haven't paid attention to manufacturer names as I am not in the market for a rebuild kit.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2012, 07:27:21 PM »

After market parts liners and pistons for the 8v92 are cheap they cost around 1200 bucks for a set made in other countries  I prefer the DD
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2012, 10:28:29 AM »

Tom, I don't know how far the discounts will go, I was told by the director of sales that Tognum group finialy realized they made a mistake on the two-stroke engines and were going to get the business beak.

Is there anybody in the Huntsvile area that would go over and look at those engines for me.

Let me know I would like to pick up 10 of them.

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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 10:49:25 AM »

What are the issues with 3rd party liners?  Do they fail prematurely, or just not fit as nice, or something else altogether?
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