Zachary M. Turk
Truckee the truck
This is Truckee the truck, my main form of transportation since the last week of 2007 when I found it on a street off warm springs boulevard and bought it for $705. Truckee and I have moved to california and back with full loads and I've put about 1/4 of the miles on this 1971 myself. Unfortunately I decided in 2011 to put my UTI hotrod skills and two years of night school welding and machine shop skills into practice and swapped out Truckee's reliable 240ci inline six and three-speed manual transmission for a performance 302ci V8 and C4 transmission (I built the engine and dropped a shift kit in the transmission while Joe's motor machine shop did the block machining). I miss the quiet, trouble-free inline six, even with four mufflers on two pipes, my little heavy-cam V8 is too loud for my taste. The automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes have been nice though.