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Italeri LTL 9000

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    July, 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Italeri LTL 9000
Posted by streetrodnut on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:06 AM

What years was this truck produced and what engines were available in it. I am building one and was considering using the kit supplied cummins or a cat3408. Mine will be slightly modified as I will be using the sleeper from the aeromax 120 and maybe the side skirts.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:48 PM

I'm pretty. Sure it was like all other semis you could have whatever motor n trans n rears ya ordered kinda like Mack anything will work but a Mack motor won't fit anything else but macks had Cummins detroit and even cat. But the mack engines are specific to mack you could even get a Ford motor in the Ford if I remember what my dad told me correctly

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  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by vincen47 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:26 AM

[quote user="streetrodnut"]

What years was this truck produced and what engines were available in it. I am building one and was considering using the kit supplied cummins or a cat3408. Mine will be slightly modified as I will be using the sleeper from the aeromax 120 and maybe the side skirts.

 

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The square hood LTL 9000 that's in the kit was in production from 1978-1997, with much fewer made in the 90's. That being said, most any Cummins, Detroit, or Cat engine from that era could be found in the trucks - The most common being the Cummins NTC 400 and Cat 3406B based on production numbers. They were more popular for vocational use like dump trucks and day cab construction haulers. Production of over the road spec'd square hood trucks were limited, especially after 1992's introduction of the Aeromax version. 

The kit's NTC 400 is good for an mid 80's-ish truck, though it needs an aftercooler to be more correct. I haven't been able to find anything about them putting in 3408's in the LTL 9000. But, the 3408 was available in the late 70's and early 80's, so maybe. It's just not a common engine.

But, always remember that in a custom truck anything goes, especially if your model will represent a resto mod truck today in 2017 that has been rebuilt with another engine and sleeper parts and skirts taken from another aeromax truck. I've been planning to do that very conversion myself and put a "remanufactured" resin Cummins Signature 600 under the hood, big straight pipes, Texas bumper, and the aeromax sleeper.

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