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Dmv Trip


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I went to the DMV office in Altavista this morning before I went to work to get the title for the mixer changed.It kind 've started out like a typical Monday morning. I had to find a notary public first,to get my official DMV antique license application form notarized. I stopped at the first bank I saw,but they wouldn't do it because I didn't have an account there. So I went down to the Altavista town offices,got it notarized,then went to the DMV office. I had to get it changed because my wife's name was on the title too,and she passed away 2 and 1/2 years ago. The first thing the woman at DMV wanted to know was if I had a copy of the death certificate...well,..no- your records indicated that one of the owners was deceased,that's why I have to change the name on the title. O.K, I'll just look it up...yep,that's what it says-take a number and have a seat until we call you. A few minutes later they called me to the counter and a man looked at the paperwork and said " I can't do this-it's got to be a supervisor.Have a seat again". So I sat back down and the guy went in the back somewhere and came back a few minutes later with a woman,the supervisor. I explained my situation,showed her the letter and paperwork,gave her the old title,and she said that's $10 for the title change. I said " but what about the one-time $50 fee the letter says I have to pay again?". She said "you don't have to pay that,you just get the name on the title changed and keep your old tags,and you're all set". Great! Here's your ten dollars,i'll see 'ya! So it only cost me $10 when I was expecting to have to pay 50 more,so it turned out to be a pretty good day after all,and having to go to the DMV for anything is usually not good. If I had mailed it in I would have sent the $50 for new antique plates,because the letter they sent me said that's what I had to do,and they would have sent me new plates and never told me I didn't need new ones so they could get that $50 i'm sure. Then I went on to Lynchburg and unloaded the coils I dropped Friday night and went to the shop and fueled,and got the rest of the day off. Gotta go to Richmond tomorrow and load some air compressors going to a power plant in Oak Harbor,Oh.

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Tom,

Do you know anything about Tidewater Mack in Virginia?

I'm looking for seals and bushings to put my B-67 rear end together.

Beam Mack (Rochester, NY) told me that Tidewater purchased all of the obsolete inventory

for B Models from Mack a few years ago.

Or do you have any other ideas?

Thanks,

Paul VS

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Tom,

Do you know anything about Tidewater Mack in Virginia?

I'm looking for seals and bushings to put my B-67 rear end together.

Beam Mack (Rochester, NY) told me that Tidewater purchased all of the obsolete inventory

for B Models from Mack a few years ago.

Or do you have any other ideas?

Thanks,

Paul VS

No,sorry,I've never had any dealings with them at all,but I did read or saw somewhere on a website that they had lots of old Mack parts available. When the muffler on the mixer rusted out I tried to find a muffler and 4" stack and nobody in Lynchburg or Roanoke had any 4" mufflers or stacks.Everybody said they could order one for me but it would take several days to get it. I asked G.H.Jamerson if they had anything laying around,because they had nothing but Macks at Jamerson Brothers Trucking since they started in the '40s until the late '80s ,and he said they had sent a whole trailer load of obsolete parts to the scrap yard a week or so earlier, including mufflers and 4" exhaust pipes and stacks. He said he would have given me any of it,but it was too late by then of course.

I might give Beebo Litchford a call at Litchford's garage a call later-they say his father Frank had all kinds of old,rare,and obsolete parts upstairs at their garage and Frank knew where and what everything was. I don't know if they still have the old stuff or not,Beebo mainly just does heavy duty wrecker service now I think and not as much mechanical work as Frank did,but he may still have some old parts. He has a huge "junkyard" with lots of old trucks too,but he's a funny ( not ha-ha funny,funny as in 'odd'") man to deal with. I needed trumpets for the horn on the mixer and got some from him. When I found a pair that fit I had to go back and check with him before I took them off to make sure it was OK to take anything off that particular truck. He didn't charge me anything for them though.

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