Fun Big Rig Video: Jamming Gears in an Ultra Rare 1973 Dodge 900 Big Rig


Fun Big Rig Video: Jamming Gears in an Ultra Rare 1973 Dodge 900 Big Rig

Not many people remember that Detroit’s Big Three were heavily involved with the Big Rig business in the 1970s. Dodge was in the mix along with Ford and Chevy/GMC. In some sense, they were out almost as quickly as they were in. Dodge was done producing big rigs by 1976. Few of them remain today becuase their production numbers were so minimal late in life. The other reason, of course is because large trucks get worked to death, parked and scrapped.

This video rules not because of exploitive gear bangin’ but more because we get to see and ride along with a rare truck that has been restored to better than new condition. The test subject is a 1973 Dodge 900 powered by a sweet sounding and perfectly running Detroit Diesel. You can hear the motor working all the time in the video and there is some good shiftin’ around the 1:30 mark!

Press play and commence drooling!

 


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3 thoughts on “Fun Big Rig Video: Jamming Gears in an Ultra Rare 1973 Dodge 900 Big Rig

  1. colinv

    In the process of doing my 73 800 up. Bought it for $50 dollars and am sourcing new axles out for it to get the new brakes and wheels styles and am switching from the 413 gasser to the 5.9 coming out of my 06 Ram.

  2. N W Neill Jr

    This truck belongs to Jim Youngblood of Augusta GA. His son, Tony is known as Mr. Dodge Big Horn an expert on the Dodge Big Horns (1973-75) and Dodge \”C\” cabs(1960-1975) like this one. He can answer any of your questions, via the Dodge Big Truck groups on FB.

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