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From: Kevin DeGroff kdegroff AT starpower DOT net
Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2001 11:49:28 -0400
Subject: Re: "SDP45-2" 3667
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> Did any other units get that striping on the plow?

The 3654 did. It was somewhat different from the 3667, as it had a yellow stripe
that ran vertically at the outside edge of the plow too. The differences made
each one unique.

> It really shows the tiger-striped plow, never seen a head-on shot of it
> this clean, might be a 1974 photo.

Gotta be 1976, as the two units were wrecked circa Thanksgiving 1975.

> The extra length on the 45-2 hood was just in front of the radiator grilles
> where an additional panel was added at the roofline and one extra door was
> added making 11 tall "power assembly" doors on the long hood. Probably could
> have jammed a 22 cylinder 645 in there :)

Correct and on the money. LOL, did EMD ever make a 22 cylinder??

> In addition wasn't the cab on the 3667 after the rebuild a "35 series" cab
> without the rof overhangs and didn't it keep its SDP45 battery boxes whereas
> the 3657 got an entire 45-2 style body above the frame, aside from the extra
> hood length?

The 3667 retained its original nose with the brakewheel cutout. Only SDP45s
and SDP40s were built that way. The 3657 had the ratchet handbrake on the nose,
which was the dash-2 design, signifying a replacement cab/nose.

> The 3667 also kept its SDP45 fuel tank, don't know about the 3657. The 3657
> got a Dash-2 electrical cabinet and the 3667 kept the old SDP electrical
> components.

Both kept their original spec fuel tanks.

> I know it's rivet counting.

Nothing wrong with that!!


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