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    This monster was created and developed by the automotive visionary Mike Harrah of Caribou Industries Inc. out of southern California. He dubbed this the “Big Mike” engine and true to the name, everything about this sucker is BIG. The specs go something like this: 24 cylinders, 12 superchargers, 12 – 871 blowers, 36 butterflies and rated over 3000 hp. In other words, this isn’t your everyday custom engine. In this instance, the engine came first and the truck came second. So the questions remained, what does one do with an engine of this magnitude? Mike’s answer was to add an Allison transmission and place it all inside a seriously custom 359 Peterbilt with a 40ft long chassis. We know what you’re thinking – this thing couldn’t be hitting the road, and you would be correct. The turning radius alone would pose major issues. This is a show truck for sure, but custom builder enthusiasts will appreciate the ingenuity, time, and sheer level of mechanic skill required to pull something like this off.
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    Was there suppose to be a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Was there suppose to be a picture?
    This do ?

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    Or this?
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    automotive visionary???
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    It looks like his 'visions' are diet-related.

    That engine clearly belongs on a cigar boat.

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    Looks like visibility from the cab is just a tad compromised...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    The compensating joke writes itself.

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    Oh dear lord . . .
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    He's not going to enjoy the stop at the gas pump, and I doubt that that thing would drive past one.
    But I guess it keeps him off the street.

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    3 or 4 radiators?, oriented longitudinally perhaps?
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    Just because you can. . .
    Nosce te ipsum

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    i think randy grubb does it betterer. . .

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    If you start with a Petercar grill on the front, it's bound to turn out better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i think randy grubb does it betterer. . .

    More better.
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    Its a lot of work but you can be quite certain he won't see an identical vehicle when he goes for a drive.Maybe theres a reason for that.

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    In Texas, some folks spend $100K or more on a custom rig, and they haul gravel in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    In Texas, some folks spend $100K or more on a custom rig, and they haul gravel in them.
    b4208b3b2b517c4c18da98e48803bb04--dump-trucks-mack-trucks.jpg

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    Southern pride transports mostly for the aerospace industry and their drivers (mostly husband /wife teams) drive some monster rigs. Seen several very impressive trucks on my various engine change road trips. Even had one driver bake us cookies on the truck while we worked. A lot of them live in those rigs for much of the year. Images in link.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sout...ESS0qXC21TpAM:
    Tom

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