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  2. VGT Calibration.

    Should I feel power building before 1200 rpm's?
  3. Do we all really want World War 3 ?

    Don't forget about civil war 2,that's coming.This country has stood alone before and after ww1,ww2, Korean war,veitnam war and all the shit storms in between.All you have to look at is if this wasn't the greatest country on Earth then why does everyone wants to come here.
  4. I'm pretty sure the restaurant had it attached to the end of the salad bar. I remember seeing photos of Rich taking it out of the building after taking the storefront apart.
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  6. Pretty early R model with that tank and bracket, they were bullit proof, very little would go wrong with them. terry
  7. hopping issue

    tomm when i go to work im going to do my best to look at what the axles are doing and report back.... what are some reasons that would make the axles not track correctly when turning?
  8. Pictures of the Week

    know what you mean.....left LA last tuesday it was 85....buy the time i got to walker canyon was 19.....uuuuuuuuurrrrggg....getting ready for 7 months of lousy weather.......bob
  9. Pictures of the Week

    Sure is Bob, here too. I went to Seguin, Texas and it was still hot down there as of last week. 87 degrees at 10 o'clock!
  10. Way to go Aussies

    very interesting...thanks......and yes the entire globe is threatened by this misfit not just this place......somebody otta bitch slap him and send him home to mommy.....bob..
  11. Very cool my grandpa used to drive for Barrett hardware in joliet and drove once a week to Milwaukee to pick up various parts form them in an AC bet that was an adventure
  12. Pictures of the Week

    aaaaaarite thanks tom summer is fading real quick here ....bob
  13. Pictures of the Week

    I saw this at a red light. I saw this at another red light. I stopped at the Tiger Truck Stop last Friday. Saw old Tony the tiger, and just heard last week that Tony was dead. I saw on facebook that he had been euthanized because he had cancer. He was 17 years old. I saw this at a red light. Peanuts drying in the field. Cotton field-
  14. perfect combination lol spoke wheels....steel diamond tanks excellent......bob
  15. Pictures of the Week

    I took a great picture of the power plant at Mt. Storm, W.V. They've already got this on display at the Wal Mart store. Seems to get earlier and earlier every year. I saw this at a red light somewhere. This is a corn field. And this is a girl putting air in her tires. Some big tractors- Harvest time!
  16. VGT Calibration.

    Speaking broadly on OEM's (not just Mack), VGT calibration is a fine way to identify a bad variable turbo. If you are not stroking properly it may show itself by an inability to calibrate. Sounds like your getting AI427 performance out of a AC427, not right. They generally respond faster than AI or pre-emissions.
  17. And the owner, Rich, told me that it once hung on the wall of a bar. He is the original owner of that gorgeous R model too.
  18. I thought that looks like a truck I've seen. When I zoomed in, the town on the door is only about 15 miles from my house.
  19. The 1920 Mack AC got a ride to the show. The AC had been originally built as a fire truck for Keene, NH but it had been cut apart many years ago. It was beautifully reconstructed as a dump truck.
  20. Do we all really want World War 3 ?

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea Reuters / October 22, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. “I would go, yes,” Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his ranch house in Plains, Georgia whether it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do so for President Trump. Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977 to 1981, said he had spoken to Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt.-Gen. H. R. McMaster, who is a friend, but so far has gotten a negative response. ”I told him that I was available if they ever need me,” the Times quoted Carter as saying. Told that some in Washington were made nervous by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s war of words, Carter said “I‘m afraid, too, of a situation.” ”They want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim,” who, Carter added, has ”never, so far as I know, been to China.”“And they have no relationship. Kim Jong-il did go to China and was very close to them.” Describing the North Korean leader as “unpredictable,” Carter worried that if Kim thinks Trump will act against him, he could do something pre-emptive, the Times reported. “I think he’s now got advanced nuclear weaponry that can destroy the KoreanPeninsula and Japan, and some of our outlying territories in the Pacific, maybe even our mainland,” Carter said. In the mid 1990s, Carter traveled to Pyongyang over the objections of President Bill Clinton, the Times report said, and struck a deal with Kim Il Sung, grandfather of the current leader. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting Maureen Dowd, The New York Times / October 21, 2017 PLAINS, Ga. — Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands constant flattery, spends all day watching cable TV and behaves in a wildly unpredictable way. And yet, there is someone who is eager to work for President Trump. Curious, but it’s a Democrat. And even curiouser, it’s a fellow member of the presidents club. And curiousest, it’s someone whom Trump has disparaged on Twitter as one of the worst presidents in history. Miracles can happen. No one knows that better than Jimmy Carter, who defied all odds 40 years ago to leap from his peanut farm to the White House and defied all odds again two years ago to beat brain cancer. The 93-year-old would like to pull another rabbit out of a hat — just not a killer rabbit — and enter into a productive partnership with Donald Trump over North Korea. When you think about it, though, it makes sense. One of the basic premises of the CarterCenter is that you should talk to dictators. The closest our two countries had come until now to resuming the Korean War was in 1994. Carter flew into Pyongyang on his own over the objections of President Bill Clinton and struck a deal with Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jung-un, and the man the grandson models himself on — right down to his hairstyle. North Korea secretly cheated on the deal by pursuing another path to a bomb just four years later. So is it time for another Carter diplomatic mission, and would he do it for Trump, his polar opposite in so many ways? “I would go, yes,” he said, wearing a big “JC” belt buckle and sipping coffee in his ranch house, which is chockablock with Carter family paintings and with furniture he made himself, including his four-poster bed. Rosalynn sits nearby, chiming in slyly at moments. I told him that the big shots in Washington were terrified about the childish, bellicose tit-for-tat tweeting battle between the Dotard and Little Rocket Man. “I’m afraid, too, of a situation,” he said. “I don’t know what they’ll do. Because they want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim Jong-un. He’s never, so far as I know, been to China.” (Who knows if he made a surreptitious trip.) Carter continued, “And they have no relationship. Kim Jong-il did go to China and was very close to them.” Carter said that the “unpredictable” Kim Jong-un makes him more nervous than his father, Kim Jong-il, and that if the young leader thinks Trump will act against him, he could do something pre-emptive. “I think he’s now got advanced nuclear weaponry that can destroy the KoreanPeninsula and Japan, and some of our outlying territories in the Pacific, maybe even our mainland,” Carter explained. He said he has talked to Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, who is a good friend, including at Zbigniew Brzezinski’s funeral when McMaster asked to sit next to Carter, but has so far gotten a negative response. “I told him that I was available if they ever need me,” he said. When I asked about Trump’s souring our image in the world, Carter defended his successor. “Well, he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump,” he said. “The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore. And we’re not going to be. Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward.” Holy malaise. He also said he liked Trump’s initiative reaching out to Saudi Arabia. He doesn’t know Jared Kushner but is not totally dismissive of the idea that the son-in-law could succeed where others have failed. “I’ve seen in the Arab world, including the Palestinian world,” he said, “the high esteem that they pay to a member of one’s own family.” Indeed, Carter was harder on Obama during the interview than he was on Trump. Both Carter and Trump had stern, demanding fathers. “Daddy expected me to be perfect,” Carter told me. “So I obeyed his orders and his wishes.” Saying that he did not think “there’s much hope now that Israelis will ever permit a two-state solution,” he knocked Obama on the Middle East: “He made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Recalling that “we have 22 votes in our family and Obama got all 22 of them,” he complained that Obama had “refused” to talk to North Korea more, and then Carter lamented the fact that Obama joined in the bombing of Yemen, which Carter says is the most interesting place he’s ever been. (He even tried chewing khat, an addictive shrub that acts like amphetamines.) I asked if he had Obama’s email address. “No,” he said flatly. I wondered about his relationship with other presidents, given his body language in the famous picture where he stood off to the side, which he told Brian Williams was deliberate because “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.” “I had my best relationship, when he was in office, with George H. W. Bush,” he said. Carter is also not as bothered as some by Trump’s Putin bromance. “At the CarterCenter,” he said, “we deal with Putin and the Russians quite frequently concerning Syria.” Did the Russians purloin the election from Hillary? “Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that,” he said. She looked over archly. “They obviously did,” she said. He said: “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.” Rosalynn pressed, “The drip-drip-drip about Hillary.” Carter noted that in the primary, “We voted for Sanders.” I asked the famously ethical Carter what he made of Obama’s post-presidential string of $400,000 speeches. “I don’t care if he gets rich or Clinton gets rich or whatever,” he said. “I don’t want to get into a bragging position; I’m not trying to do that. But I announced when I was defeated I was not going to be on corporate boards, I was not going to try to enrich myself with speeches. I was patterning my policy after Harry Truman.” When I compared the Clinton Foundation with the CarterCenter, Carter noted: “Rosie and I put money in the CarterCenter. We never take any out.” I wondered how the starchy Carter, who put out a White House edict that nobody could fly first class, felt about the louche Trump White House, where conflict of interest has been replaced by confluence of interest. “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter replied. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.” Since Rosalynn’s focus as first lady was mental health, I asked her if we should break the last taboo and let presidents have a White House shrink. “I think it might help them,” she said with a smile. She told me that she was left out of a first ladies lunch held by Michelle Obama on the issue of mental health, making it clear that she was still hurt. On the issue of tearing down Confederate statues, the former president mused: “That’s a hard one for me. My great-grandfather was at Gettysburg on the Southern side and his two brothers were with him in the Sumter artillery. One of them was wounded but none of them were killed. I never have looked on the carvings on Stone Mountain or the statues as being racist in their intent. But I can understand African-Americans’ aversion to them, and I sympathize with them. But I don’t have any objection to them being labeled with explanatory labels or that sort of thing.” On the issue of N.F.L. players kneeling, Carter was less sympathetic: “I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.” I asked if he thought the president was deepening racial divisions. “Yes, I think he is exacerbating it,” he said. “But maybe not deliberately.” As a genuinely pious man, how does he feel about the Two Corinthians president bonding with evangelical voters, who do not desert Trump no matter how coarse his language or how upsetting the “Access Hollywood” tape was. Don’t the evangelicals seem cynical to stick? “Apparently not,” he replied. In “The Art of the Deal,” Trump wrote that Carter came to his office to ask for $5 million for his presidential library. Trump was impressed that Carter had “the nerve, the guts” to ask for something so “extraordinary,” but didn’t give it to him. “He bragged about it,” Carter said wryly. “That was one of his major selling points: ‘I turned down Jimmy Carter.’” But now the indefatigable Carter is back with another nervy proposal. Will Trump bite? .
  21. pretty rough but pretty tough too
  22. hopping issue

    Here is some previous discussion. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/41527-camelback-dog-tracking/
  23. I found a skid steer trailer coming up for auction in Livonia Michigan I would have no problem going up there to get it but I would pay someone to go check it out for me as I don't want to buy something not roadworthy I cant drag home with me call me at 847-468-9676.
  24. VGT Calibration.

    "04 AC 427.
  25. Fuel additives discussion

    Corn gas has become quite an issue with those of us having gasoline engines in our antiques that do not run very often. In the summertime when I am constantly taking the FWD to shows, less of an issue. Now that the end of the show season is on the horizon, I have begun topping off with non-eth (which I am fortunate to have a source of about 10 miles away.) You can put all the additives you want into corn gas (StaBil, StarTron or what have you) but you are only buying time- the inevitible "Lacquering" of the corn gas can and WILL happen- and if you have plastic, rubber or neoprene parts in your fuel system you will pay the price dearly. Treating corn gas is not a sure save, in my opinion the only way to avoid problems with corn gas is to burn it off relatively soon. Nationwide list of sources of non-eth gasoline www.pure-gas.org As for the older oil burner that we own- one quart of cheap ATF every fill up.
  26. Trump and Commerce

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