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Old 12-21-2008, 08:16 PM
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They were used a lot in snow plow trucks in this area. They were also a great engine for hauling wood. Not unusual to hear of them hooking on a 427 GM to tow them and a full load of wood.
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The county owned a 69 F950 534 with Marmon Herrington All Wheel Drive for snow plowing. With chains on all 4 wheels, It moved. a house that was on skids weighing over 80 tons. Before they used this truck, various combinations of big GMs and Intl could not move it .
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:35 AM
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royster - good to see another local on this site - welcome ! No question in my mind they were / are great trucks with lots of power !
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534 Long life

When I was going to high school in the early 60's on occasion I got a ride with a guy that had two ford tractor trailer dump trucks with 534 engines. His worst one needed a valve and a valve job at 250,000 miles. Before this he had three GM trucks and was on verge of bankruptcy from repairs when a Ford dealer took the GM units and put him in one of the Ford's. He never looked back and his drivers were always over 40 yrs. He was getting 3 mpg haulling those heavy loads. On another topic the trucker that picked up the milk from the farm had an IH with a huge 6 cyl I think it was 600 or 700 ci. I saw one years later in a Grove Crane. They were also a very good engine.
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The big 6 in that Cornbinder was probably a Hall-Scott.

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These are the engines made for 20 cent gas, not $3 gas.....
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SeaMaster was also converting the 534 engines for use in marine applications. The last iteration was a twin turbo and intercooled beast--pretty wild for 1972.

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Great pics. Do you have any specs of those marine beasts?
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Unfortunately, no.

What I DO know is that this was a 40kt boat, which was darned fast in 1972 for a 46' motoryacht. A guy who knew the boat said when the captain laid the sticks forward, the beast would make this ungodly sucking sound--no mechanical noises came past the lead lining in the engine room--and the nose of the boat would go way up while the stern squatted. After a second or two, the bow would slap down and it would just take off.

I still have one of the water-cooled intercooler housings, the carburetor plenum (it's the blue thing in the pic above between the turbos and is also water-cooled), and other plumbing if anybody's interested. Here's what the intercooler looks like. It bolts to the manifold where the carb would go. My guess is it would fit any 4-barrel manifold.

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'74 Ford 900 Fire Engine

I bought a '74 Ford 900 Fire Engine a few years ago with a 534 and 5+2 manual trans from a fire department in Illinois. When I showed up to get it the Chief couldn't get it to go into second or third gear, so I drove it home about 400 miles using 4 low, 4 high and 5 high. You really had to slip the clutch to get it to roll in 4th... The worst problem was, when I was only 20 minutes or so from the repair shop I stopped for gas, and then couldn't get it back into 4th. So I drove the last hour at 20 mph down the highway - good thing it was 1am. Turns out that the gears for second and third were missing some metal - I guess the fire fighters thought they were driving a sports car! When I had the transmission rebuilt it cost almost as much as buying the truck in the first place...
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i have a 534SD out of a 1967 C600 and was wondering what one is worth in running condition waith about 60,000 miles on it. i bought the truck for some body parts and have the motor and heard form a few people that it may be worth a pretty penny. but i am unsure and was wondering if anybody knows and if so if anybody needs it. let me know either on here or email me if interested in buying it at zaknave@yahoo.com
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