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    Hello all! New to the site here. While in the Marines, I became infatuated with the 923's. I'll be 50 at the end of this month so as a 50th birthday present, my wife is going to let my buy one. I've got a guy bringing one to my house on Wednesday for a looksee. '83 M923A2 with the 14.0L engine. I'm looking forward to tapping into the knowledge of you all. Thank you in advance and wish me luck.....I think. lol

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    An 1983 A2? I thought they (that year) were all A0 or A1 with the 250. A2 has the 8.3 turbo version.

    Anyway, good luck. I think you will like the 5 ton over a deuce.

    Edit....Oops yes...855 (14L)
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    The 250 Cummins is 855 cubic inches which is 14 liter. But yes, most likely an A0 or A1. I don't think you will need luck buying the truck but I will wish you good luck on not buying many more. It's a sickness.

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    Welcome! I vividly recall my first time getting to see/climb around on/ride in one of these. You will be hooked even more than you already are.

    When was the last time you sat in/rode in/saw one?
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    Welcome from Kentucky, and thank you for your service. Hope that truck you're looking at works out for you.
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    Welcome and thank you for your service. Oh, and happy birthday!
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    I was going by what the ad said. What is the difference between the two? He did say it was a rebuild. Not sure if that makes a difference.Learning as I go.

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    Haven't been in one since 1991.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrneryOrr View Post
    I was going by what the ad said. What is the difference between the two? He did say it was a rebuild. Not sure if that makes a difference.Learning as I go.
    '83 and A2 are mutually exclusive. It can't be both.

    The difference is the engine and the presence of CTIS. A2's typically bring a premium of $2500-$4000 over a comparable A0 or A1.

    '83 trucks were the A0 variant. NH250 and 11.00R20 tires.

    My preference is the A0/A1 trucks, but I'm in the minority.

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    A welcome to you and happy birthday. The nhc250 is a neat engine although there are a few things to look out for.
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