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    • Its Changes in the BSA like this that will lead to a new type of organization aimed to keep it focused on Boys only. I have always felt that at early ages it is best for boys and girls to learn from there same sex peers away from the co-ed school playground. Simple life things women do that we as men dont have a clue about and likewise with Men that women just would not understand. There is nothing wrong with that in my opinion. its the reason we all have character and why men do things differently than women. Its why we were taught to hold the door for them. walk closer to the street when accompanying them. It also gives us a reason to explore life as it has been done for 1000s of years. the men hunt and the women cook. its not that they cant shoot and we cant cook but more that the men do the danger work unless they insist to join us. its more of a sign of respect but they may try to tell you diffrently  
    • Certainly does; especially when working on this big shit with only myself. If I wasn't so able to intermingle among all three of my personalities, I'd never get anything done.
    • I thought I had hit send on this message a little over a week ago but I must not have as it just popped up here...this is what I had wrote........I hope it works out for you but I dont think you will like it as much as the 9 speed. It will get you down the road faster but those 9 speeds were nice for the highways.      
    • Didn't get my engine cart/stand made today because "Momma" had to go to the foot doctor unexpectedly. We had a pretty good rain the other day and you all remember how she just loves to stomp in mud puddles and this was no exception. If you remember I graded the shop drive last month and although pretty flat, it's not perfect. Shortly after it stopped raining, "Momma" found this big ole puddle next to the house, removed her shoes and socks, and jumped right in. I swear those big old feet of hers, (I think they look like flippers with toes myself) got to causing the customary tidal wave as the water was displaced with each downward force of her foot until the puddle was nearly depleted when I heard a loud "yelp" for help. Seems she landed on something like a sharp rock with one of her last shock wave inducements to the earth. It was all red and swolled up the next morning so she called the doctor for an appointment. Got in this morning and not a minute too soon as that right club was really growing in size. I guess she got some kind of damage to a nerve or tendon which they gave her a shot right in the foot for to calm it down. I got out to the shop early afternoon and discovered the right mount needed to be about 1/4" shorter than the left as the flywheel housing for the starter nose was protruding into the area of the mounting surface these mounts bolt to. Easy enough to clamp it up in the band saw and remove the needed material for the adjustment but this leaves too little room for the bottom bolts to use a flat washer with. I'll probably modify a flat washer with a grinder to make a "flat", but the photos should show what I'm speaking of. Here is what I started with and these SAE holes have never had a bolt in them as the truck has a Mack transmission using rear mountings on it: Same mounting pad after a 5/8 X 11tpi tap is run through the holes to clean them out: Mounts fitted: Initially I made both mounts exact but if you look closely at the mount labeled "LT", it can be seen the proximity of the bolts to the horizontal plate. I had grabbed the left mount to shorten for the right side..... Oh well by the time it's blasted and painted nobody will know.....  Rear photo of the engine with the mounts bolted on. They are very solid and vertical square tube will weld to these to be rigid.  
    • You can ask the Museum for the records for all Mack Jr's produced and sold, then comb through the pages till you find the buyer yourself and the vin will be attached. They do this for no charge, but I'm sure they would appreciate any size donation, since its a little more paperwork to copy for you, than most requests. They do have tons of knowledge and are always friendly and willing to help when they can!  
    • I remember how nice it was the first time I was in a electric car. it was so quiet and you could hear noises that otherwise were not hear before. Im sure a quite B model would be a joy to drive  
    • Here are some recent photos of wiring for the new all-electric Mack truck.
    • But not too long way if you go fishing.
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    • BillyT  »  66dc75

      66,the B model pickup is looking good how about about some overall photos? The first big truck pickup I ever saw was at a truck stop in California in the 90s someone removed the cab and front end from a late model Ford dually and replaced it with a 60s KW cab and front end, looked factory! Very nice.
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    • MHfred

      I joined the club by accident. I was exploring.
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    • AussieE9525  »  AZB755V8

      Hi ps love that v8 badge
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    • AussieE9525  »  AZB755V8

      Thanks for that info i opened up pump done valves put separate air filter on compressor it’s gowing like a 500 now was them bw400s a bolt on was thinking of grafting a hx60w on just carnt get any more than 27psi my e7 400 geting 35psi an it will nealy nock of the e9 
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    • BillyT  »  davehummell

      Dave imagine one of today's "three week wonders" having to deal with that situation! My " hotshot tractor" a GMC 7000 puked a throw out bearing 150 miles from the house, the customer let me drop the trailer but I was out of hours.I parked on a hill at a Hardees and slept til morning,caught it in gear and drove it home without the clutch that was no problem but timing it at a couple lights and a stop sign was fun! All because the throw out bearing had no grease fitting. The one I installed did!
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