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  2. One reason would be the brake drums are considerably cheaper like 50% bought cast drums in March for my stud piloted hubs 215 a piece. A 3600A drum which is standard hub pilot is 100 a piece or less.
  3. Happy Memorial Day to all of our vets. Thank you Paul.
  4. You're a very fine vet who put his life on the line so people like her can sit back and run their mouths being arm chair quarterbacks about everything. Again people like her like to preach tolerance at others yet have the least of it for someone who has a thought that differs their own.
  5. There are actually 2 different style KD #517 marker lamps. The #517 which has a curved base to fit on a curved roof (B model etc.) There was also a #517F which was made to fit on a flat roof. Early "F" models had these, Greg's F model has these. I always thought these were very clever the way they were made. Both lamps use the same door (bezel) and lens only the bases are different to fit the different roof shapes. The #517F base is flat on the bottom but is formed into a curve on the top to match the contour of the door for the regular #517. If you think regular #517s are scarce I wouldn't want to try to find the #517Fs. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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  7. That was your description of me. I'm just an American
  8. Yep, guys,wd40 is a good starting fluid! The propellant " lights" the engine and the lubricant prevents it from washing lubricant off the cylinder walls! However most of the newer starting ether claims to have lubricant!KSB, the.best small engine I've owned was a two cylinder Wisconsin made by Teledyne! Was on a Hobart welder, but the Kohler has a good reputation! I've never had any small engine "puke" on me it's almost always the fuel system or electrical problems that puts them in the scrap heap!
  9. Update on old Gus #9, wiring almost done...throttle cable/linkage, with a little engineering by the great Robert...almost done...I got ONE glass window installed and what a damn battle. I think the glass was a tad...I mean a tad too wide, but it's in, and secure.. now looking for thinner window channel to make the roll-up and down a little easier. I am really looking forward to assembly! This memorial weekend, I remember my family, all of whom fought and died in or after battle, for this country: Great grandpa Arnold: Captured in the Philippines, and died at Camp O'Donnell after surviving the Bataan Death March on May 29th 1942: U.S. Army, Tech SGT. Grandpa Jerry: Fought in WWII, Blood nose ridge Japan, Marine Corps 1st Division, PVT...Purple Heart, Great Uncle Oran: Fought in WWII, U.S. Army, Infantry, PVT2 (Germany) Purple Heart Uncle Rolland: Fought in Vietnam, U.S. Army Infantry, Tank Division, SFC Great Uncle Steve: Fought in Vietnam, called back in OIF, Air Force, Pilot, C-5 Cargo, Commander/Captain Cousin George A.: OIF/OEF/Afghanistan: U.S. Army, Aviation, CH-47D , SSGT Purple Heart Grandpa Duane: Fought in Korea, U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment, Commander, Purple Heart Adopted Dad/Father: Dan, U.S Marine Corps, M.P, SGT. My husband: Josh, U.S. Marine Corps, Force Recon, SSGT, died after 9th combat tour to Afghanistan, 9 combat tours. Purple Heart Blown up by and IED and survived, lost 13 and 2 aircraft Myself, still alive and well: U.S. Army Aviation, CH-47D, and Blackhawk Phase Mechanic and Crew Chief, Bosnia P.K. Mission, SGT. Thank all of the veterans for their service...without your service, we would not have the freedom of speech, and other American rights. Stand tall, with pride, because there are still some of us who respect you for your sacrifices
  10. I still have the original glass in mine, the covers are nice but my bases are junk. I will likely just rebuild them the best I can when the time comes.
  11. H67: Hanks pictures-go to forum-sign in(not sure if you can view as guest)-Photography-Favorite truck-child boards-pick Mack-New model Mack. Works for me
  12. Ya, back in the 50's these were just "trucks" and door alignment was likely not worried about. The fact it opened/closed was good enough. I know I've played with my drivers door to try to make it work better. The best I've done is using a bottle jack and 4x4 is press the door opening larger at the striker plate. Seems to help. The passenger door works like a swiss watch, likely from never being used in 40 yrs?
  13. Ya, Mark made it easy for me! I had a local guy keeping his eyes peeled for one but had not found one yet. A beer keg would NOT make a good air tank. I'm sure it is way too thin to support 120 psi. This tank is 1/4" wall(and quite heavy).
  14. New floor pans installed in the cab. Body work on the fenders , cab and doors finished and ready for first round of primer. Started a quick mock-up (or is it a "Mack-up") of the sheet metal to make sure all the bolt holes still line up. The doors open and latch nicely, the original gaps lrave a little to be desired though. Guess back in the day it was more about quantity and not quality.
  15. Sorry about your loss 41, I guess the livestock will go to the renderers! One of the.last dairy farms in Hillsborough county Florida ( five generation operation) just moved to Ga! They were offered too much money to turn down! Now the pastures will be another housing development!
  16. Antique Engine, State Farm Insurance Agency, Tullahoma, TN 1983 Mack CF/E-One/19?? RPI refurb 1000/500 #CF685FC-1849/#3017 x-????
  17. Engine 454B, Citizens Fire Co. #2 Mahanoy City, PA 1975 Mack CF 1000/500
  18. That's an interesting part number - it brought up a whole bunch of "equivalents". Specifically the DO-Ray 410's, which led to a whole bunch of truck cab lights. Anybody know about the DO-Ray 410?
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    That's my dream truck!! Hope it goes to a good home.....
  20. So it appears this would fit?
  21. Love it!
  22. Trump blasts German automakers' U.S. sales and threatens barriers Bloomberg / May 26, 2017 BERLIN -- German carmakers found themselves at the receiving end of renewed attacks by President Donald Trump, who reportedly chided them for selling too many vehicles in the U.S., contributing to a lopsided German trade surplus that's hurting the U.S. economy. "The Germans are bad, very bad," Trump told EU officials in a closed-door meeting, Der Spiegel reported. "Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S. Terrible. We're going to stop that." Trump's top economic adviser acknowledged that the president said Germany is "very bad" when it comes to flooding the U.S. with cars, but insisted it wasn't a dig at one of the U.S.'s most-important allies. "He said, 'They're very bad on trade,' but he doesn't have a problem with Germany," Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, said. "He said his dad is from Germany. He said, 'I don't have a problem with Germany, I have a problem with German trade'." Trump has repeatedly criticized Germany's high trade surplus with the U.S. In a Bild newspaper interview in January, he threatened BMW with a 35 percent import duty for foreign-built cars sold in the country. "If you go down Fifth Avenue everyone has a Mercedes-Benz in front of his house," he told Bild, while lamenting the lack of Chevrolets in Germany. General Motors has withdrawn the brand from Europe for some years. German carmakers such as Daimler, Volkswagen Group and BMW have responded to the attacks with a mix of defiance and mollification. BMW CEO Harald Krueger, one of a small group of business leaders to accompany German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her first trip to visit Trump at the White House, has defended the importance of free trade and noted that BMW's biggest plant worldwide is in Spartanburg, South Carolina -- making the manufacturer the biggest exporter on a net basis from the U.S. Representatives at Volkswagen and Daimler declined to comment on the remarks reported by Der Spiegel. A BMW spokesman wasn't immediately available. The German trade surplus rose to a record 253 billion euros ($284 billion) last year, and the U.S. trade deficit widened in January to the most since March 2012. In addition to drawing Trump's ire, the German imbalance has sparked criticism by European Union leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron. While Merkel has yet to address Trump's criticism publicly, her government was quick to respond. "Germany's position on the issue of trade balances and surpluses is well known," German government spokesman Georg Streiter told reporters in Berlin. "A surplus is neither good nor evil. It's the result of supply and demand."
  23. Bosch tied to diesel-cheating claims against fourth carmaker Bloomberg / May 26, 2017 Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest auto-parts supplier, was linked to emissions-cheating allegations against a fourth automaker on Thursday, raising questions about the German company’s role in the scandal gripping the car industry. Bosch and General Motors are co-defendants in a lawsuit filed Thursday by owners of diesel-powered pickups who accused the automaker of using illegal software, known as a defeat device, to pass U.S. emissions tests. Bosch “participated not just in the development of the defeat device, but in the scheme to prevent U.S. regulators from uncovering the device’s true functionality,” according to the lawsuit filed in Detroit federal court. “We believe Bosch was the enabler,” said attorney Steve Berman, a managing partner at Hagens Berman who’s represented vehicle owners in lawsuits against all four carmakers and Bosch over diesel cheating. “They provided the software in a format where manufacturers and Bosch could work together to calibrate their engines to cheat emissions tests.” The technology was so sophisticated that it could recognize when a car was being tested in a lab or smog station to feign clean emissions and compliance with pollution standards, according to U.S. regulators. “Bosch takes the allegations of manipulation of the diesel software very seriously,” the Stuttgart-based parts supplier said in an emailed statement. “Bosch is cooperating with the continuing investigations in various jurisdictions, and is defending its interests in the litigation.” It’s the fourth time in less than two years that automakers using Bosch’s diesel engine software have been accused in court by regulators or vehicle owners of cheating on emissions tests. On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- which also uses Bosch engine software -- of rigging its cars to pass emissions tests. GM spokesman Pat Morrissey said Thursday’s suit is “baseless” and its vehicles comply with environmental standards. FCA said on Tuesday that it “intends to defend itself” in the Justice Department lawsuit and denied any willful wrongdoing. Another Bosch user, Volkswagen AG, admitted in 2015 to flouting pollution rules and has committed to spending more than $24.5 billion paying fines and penalties, including buybacks, across North America. Car owners also alleged in a 2016 lawsuit that Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz used defeat devices. That lawsuit was thrown out but then amended and re-filed in December, adding Bosch as a defendant. Merecedes-Benz has denied any wrongdoing, but earlier this year suspended seeking certification for 2017 diesel vehicles citing the “significant increase in effort” needed to win approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In each case, the vehicles used Bosch’s EDC-17 control unit, a computer used to regulate the diesel engine’s operation and control emissions, according to the GM lawsuit. That chip is “a good enabler for manufacturers to employ defeat devices as it enables the software to detect conditions when emissions controls can be detected,” according to the lawsuit. “Although this case is not about Volkswagen, Bosch’s history with Volkswagen provides background and support for its participation” in the racketeering “of which Bosch and GM were participants,” the GM truck owners claimed. In the VW case, vehicle owners accused Bosch of being “an active participant in a massive, decade-long conspiracy with VW,” according to court filings. Bosch didn’t admit wrongdoing but agreed to pay $327.5 million to end the class-action in February. “After diligently balancing all aspects, we decided to settle in this case,” Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said at the time in a statement. “Bosch is in the middle of the biggest transformation of the company’s history. We want to devote all our attention and resources to that change.” Bosch faces an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department into possible criminal charges, people familiar with the matter said in September. German prosecutors are looking into whether Bosch employees helped VW rig software. Stuttgart prosecutors said Friday that they’re also investigating Bosch in relation to a probe of Daimler, which was the subject of police raids across Germany earlier this week, and a spokesman at the supplier said the company is cooperating. In the FCA lawsuit, now pending in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Bosch and the carmaker are alleged to have installed software to manipulate the emissions control systems when the car was in testing. “Rather than finding a way to improve performance while maintaining the emissions control system,” the companies conspired to hide the actual level of pollutants, according to one of the 20 pending complaints against Fiat Chrysler, many of which also name Bosch as a defendant. FCA has proposed a software update to the EPA which attorneys say is capable of resolving the dispute “in a matter of weeks.” It would minimize or eliminate any need for payment of monetary damages to plaintiffs, the company said. Bosch has yet to issue a written reply to the claims, but supported the carmaker’s efforts to produce a fix.
  24. looks neat. Ah to never buy another starting battery again that would be nice.
  25. for sale

    Be interesting to see the look on a loader operators face if you pulled this in to the gravel pit and said fill it and with 58,000 rears I bet you could put a nice mound on it.
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