.

the car junkie daily magazine

.

Watch A Vintage Dodge Big Rig Make A Full Pull With Detroit Diesel Power! Slow-Mo Wheels Up Action!


Watch A Vintage Dodge Big Rig Make A Full Pull With Detroit Diesel Power! Slow-Mo Wheels Up Action!

There are not many old Dodge big rigs left on the road. They were pretty limited in quantity to start with an when you take into consideration time and abuse, you can see why their numbers are so small. Thankfully, at least one has been restored and converted into a big rig puller. This truck, a late 1960s model (we think) is powered by a Detroit Diesel engine. To us it sounds like an 8V92, but we’re guessing. That famous two stroke wail is present and accounted for as the truck slowly claws at the Earth and pulls the sled virtually all the way off the end of the course. We dig looking at it with the front end a couple fee in the air and both rear axles continue to be planted on the ground.

The truck is called the General Lee because what else would you call an old Dodge big rig pulling truck! It appears to have been fully restored with a detailed looking frame, nice Alcoa wheels, the big chrome stack in the back, and the red paint on the cab looks relatively fresh. All we know is that we want to ride or drive in this thing when the front end is hanging a couple feet in the air!

Long live Detroit Diesel power!

PRESS PLAY TO WATCH THE GENERAL LEE DODGE PULLING TRUCK IN ACTION!

 


  • Share This
  • Pinterest
  • 0

2 thoughts on “Watch A Vintage Dodge Big Rig Make A Full Pull With Detroit Diesel Power! Slow-Mo Wheels Up Action!

  1. john

    Looks like he could have kept on going. 6vs and 8vs sound alike. My “boat neighbor” had twin 6vs in his Chris-Craft. They were L O U D !. No fun when he lit them at 5:00am on Saturday morning. All I wanted was to sleep off Friday night.

  2. Steve

    Now a days all the talk about is torque. Well this old school Detroit shows the torque nuts what RPM’s can do. You didn’t keep these old Detroit’s wound up as tight as you could they didn’t run worth a crap. But keep them RPM’s on the right side of the tach, and they’d blow that black smoke, a little fire to boot, and get ‘er F’ing done! Fun pull!

Comments are closed.