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  2. The stand looks good! OTC has some nice stands for heavier engines but I don't recall one that looks like a pallet jack. What project is the Cummins going to be installed in?
  3. Rob

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    I'm used to burning the candle at both ends and not doing that was driving me "stir crazy". Had to find something to do. Retired in February of 2018 and sat idle for over a year before throwing in the towel on the new career path of being lazy. The job so far is not a "grind" and is quite easy, (for me) but having a shop full of trucks getting no use serves no purpose either. Starting to reconcile that into progress with this latest endeavor.
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  5. looks like a fairly old trailer hooked to it. terry
  6. terry

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    Sounds like you have a full plate ahead of you, between work and work on the truck. terry
  7. Rob

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    I dropped the frozen tail roller and fender mounts from the truck yesterday as it was raining and didn't have anything to do. Going to clean up the back end and reinstall most with new material. A buddy is going to bring me a three foot section of heavy wall oilfield pipe to make a new roller from: The steel fenders are beat to hell and won't clean up acceptably well so going to remove them also. Far too many scab welds holding them together for me. May replace with new but pulling a flatbed I won't require them anyways. When I find an RGN priced fairly it will have fenders on the neck so again the truck mounted types will not be required. Although the closed jaws of the 5th wheel measure acceptably, I still have some "slap" in the new kingpin on my dropdeck. I'm thinking the pins the jaws pivot around are worn so going to rebuild the 5th wheel correctly with new parts. Was adjusting the clutch yesterday and reached the end of adjustment so going to replace pretty quickly. I have a new unit and freshly machined flywheel with hindsight saying I should have changed them with the transmission a couple months ago..... If you remember I changed the transmission to ensure it was good being from a burnt truck and given to me. Now being proven sound, I'll pull it, change the clutch assembly and reinstall along with a two line wet kit I have at the ready. Once the wet kit is installed I'll probably convert the winch to hydraulic drive with "in cab" controls. From under the truck I noticed two holes in the cab I did not know were there from rust. Right where the bottom of the cab transitions from vertical to horizontal just to the passenger side of the rear cab mount. Can't repair it with all the winch apparatus installed so will build up another bare cab I have to replace this original. The company I'm working for runs very clean looking equipment. I'm probably going to refinish this truck staying white as it needs a repaint and some fiberglass work on the hood regardless. The doors will sport magnetic signs so I can rebrand the truck easily. Now finding rust and wanting to work the truck, I'll get a move on it. Thanks,
  8. Raining pretty good when I snapped the photo yesterday morning and the decal is obviously aged but it's fitting: The caption reads: When America is Bankrupt and Lady Liberty Falls, Who will the Democrats and Media Blame?
  9. Rob

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    That is the way it is. I have both in place and have kept them current over the years. However I've not operated a large truck since exiting the car hauling business in 2005. Yes, I carry "hobby" insurance on the truck and commercial insurance is much greater cost. This is where they are willing to help. Just don't know how that would work given I would haul their product, and possibly some freelance work also. I do believe there would be more than 5K miles per year as both are running heavy and do run heavy about six months of a year.
  10. Yes and no. I figured the “nerve food” would allow me to dance confidently like the Gumby brother on the video. No such luck. I instead danced more confidently like Forest Gump. Hope that answers your question.....
  11. The Australians did it right. I can handle the new cab as a W900 when it looks like that with real breathers. Not those ugly Coronado wanna-be vents we get on the new W990.
  12. Cool video, good stuff. Looks like this stuff was promoted as the original "energy drink", before that was a thing. Interesting note from their website in the history section: 1885-1899: Moxie Nerve Food invented and patented in 1885. I find it curious it was originally called 'nerve food'. They also made 'many wild curative claims'. Hair loss? Drink more Moxie. Marital problems? Erectile disfunction? Drink Moxie, and all your problems will be gone. MackTechnician, when you tried it, did your chosen ailment get better?
  13. Yes. 8.3l 505 cubic inch. 6ct. Basically a big brother to what’s in the dodge pickups. As I type this I think I’m in your back yard. I’m switching trailers at the Lowes in Havertown.
  14. JoeH

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    Not real savvy on IDing motors, but I'm guessing Cummins?
  15. FYI, here's how we do it in neighbouring Canada. This 5-axle super-B set is good for 138-140,000lbs gross (depending what province you're in). I've never driven one, but I've spoken with guys who say that the track quite well and are easier to drive than a 53' trailer (going forward that is!) There are other configurations, but this is the most popular. And yeah, there are a lot of 13L Macks and Volvos pulling them.
  16. JoeH

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    Looks like a work stand to me! Oil pan looks like it can come off, and much taller and you won't be able to see under the valve covers! Pretty much identical to ours, except ours is set up for a forklift coming in the side.
  17. How to reprogram Mercedes Benz C240 to remove the speed governor that is set at 250k/h (from original 130 km/h). Requirement: Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P Autel J2534 MaxiFlash Pro ECU Programming Tool Steps: Connect MS908P and J2534 with Benz C240. Go to “MaxiSys-> Diagnostics-> Benz-> vehicle detect”. Gateway data initializing… Get the VIN number. Tap OK to go on. Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Tool With ECU coding and J2534 Reprogramming Select the date of manufacture vehicle. This case is up to 2003. Press the button left to select left-hand steering. System data initializing… Communication is established… Go to Programming/Coding. Autel Maxisys Pro Ms908p, Wholesale Various High Quality Autel Maxisys Pro Ms908p Products Go to ME2-SFI-Motor electronics 2. Autel Maxisys Pro MS908p Scanner Full Review Establishing communication… Go to Variant coding. Go to Display of coding data. Go to Coding. System data initializing… Scroll to 2031 about speed limit. Put on the bar. Buy Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Automotive Diagnostic Scanner Tap F2 Edit. Set 250 km/h, and tap OK. Tap F3 send. Tap OK to make sure that the coding is transferred to the control unit. The coding has been carried out. Turn off the key and then turn the car back on. Then you can go for a drive. Ps. cool thing!! Go to instrument cluster. Establishing communication… Go to Active Test. Go to Actuation of the instrument pointer up to the maximum position. And you will see Find More Car Diagnostic Cables & Connectors Information about 100% Original AUTEL MaxiSys Pro MS908P Car Diagnostic ============================ E-mail:Sales@obd2tool.com Whatsapp:86-18003909206
  18. JoeH

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    Might be easier to notarize a legal contract "giving" them the truck until such time as you decide you want it back. You can stipulate in the contract who is allowed to drive it, work on it, etc. But it'd put it under their operating authority (usdot #, their 2290's, etc etc.) In Pennsylvania there's a $50 minimum for business to business vehicle sales, could be a way to keep sales tax down, since it wouldn't even really be a sale, more of a lease.
  19. JoeH

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    In Pennsylvania, we have the PA Public Utility Commission. If you are hauling someone else's goods you have to register with the PAPUC and display your number on your truck. If you're hauling your own goods, you don't need it. Not sure if your states have something similar, but you'd be hauling "someone else's" goods, with your truck, so you'd fall into that category. PAPUC required a safety audit where they came out, looked over my employee folder (worked for myself, dumb I know...), Looked over my truck maintenance log book (the big shop log, not the day trip log), drug consortium paperwork, Etc. Etc. Etc. They wanted my pre hire drug test results and everything. A hassle, but once you figure out what exactly they want it's not a big deal.
  20. None at Allentown?
  21. anyone have any leads on a Roto Ray with red bulbs ,the old type that turns slowly
  22. Seen them on fleabay once in awhile. Pricing has been all over the place.
  23. Here is a link where it was listed for sale. Over 700 EJ models were built in 1937 and 1938.
  24. Yes I will try to upload photos when I do it seems to kick my photo out
  25. I saw this. Not a bad looking truck. The price is ok and not too far from home for me. Unfortunately I’m not in the market right now.
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    • The stand looks good!  OTC has some nice stands for heavier engines but I don't recall one that looks like a pallet jack. What project is the Cummins going to be installed in?
    • I'm used to burning the candle at both ends and not doing that was driving me "stir crazy". Had to find something to do. Retired in February of 2018 and sat idle for over a year before throwing in the towel on the new career path of being lazy. The job so far is not a "grind" and is quite easy, (for me) but having a shop full of trucks getting no use serves no purpose either. Starting to reconcile that into progress with this latest endeavor.
    • looks like a fairly old trailer hooked to it.    terry
    • Sounds like you have a full plate ahead of you, between work and work on the truck.  terry
    • I dropped the frozen tail roller and fender mounts from the truck yesterday as it was raining and didn't have anything to do. Going to clean up the back end and reinstall most with new material. A buddy is going to bring me a three foot section of heavy wall oilfield pipe to make a new roller from: The steel fenders are beat to hell and won't clean up acceptably well so going to remove them also. Far too many scab welds holding them together for me. May replace with new but pulling a flatbed I won't require them anyways. When I find an RGN priced fairly it will have fenders on the neck so again the truck mounted types will not be required. Although the closed jaws of the 5th wheel measure acceptably, I still have some "slap" in the new kingpin on my dropdeck. I'm thinking the pins the jaws pivot around are worn so going to rebuild the 5th wheel correctly with new parts. Was adjusting the clutch yesterday and reached the end of adjustment so going to replace pretty quickly. I have a new unit and freshly machined flywheel with hindsight saying I should have changed them with the transmission a couple months ago..... If you remember I changed the transmission to ensure it was good being from a burnt truck and given to me. Now being proven sound, I'll pull it, change the clutch assembly and reinstall along with a two line wet kit I have at the ready. Once the wet kit is installed I'll probably convert the winch to hydraulic drive with "in cab" controls. From under the truck I noticed two holes in the cab I did not know were there from rust. Right where the bottom of the cab transitions from vertical to horizontal just to the passenger side of the rear cab mount. Can't repair it with all the winch apparatus installed so will build up another bare cab I have to replace this original. The company I'm working for runs very clean looking equipment. I'm probably going to refinish this truck staying white as it needs a repaint and some fiberglass work on the hood regardless. The doors will sport magnetic signs so I can rebrand the truck easily. Now finding rust and wanting to work the truck, I'll get a move on it. Thanks,      
    • Raining pretty good when I snapped the photo yesterday morning and the decal is obviously aged but it's fitting: The caption reads: When America is Bankrupt and Lady Liberty Falls, Who will the Democrats and Media Blame?
    • That is the way it is. I have both in place and have kept them current over the years. However I've not operated a large truck since exiting the car hauling business in 2005.   Yes, I carry "hobby" insurance on the truck and commercial insurance is much greater cost. This is where they are willing to help. Just don't know how that would work given I would haul their product, and possibly some freelance work also.   I do believe there would be more than 5K miles per year as both are running heavy and do run heavy about six months of a year.
    • Yes and no. I figured the “nerve food” would allow me to dance confidently like the Gumby brother on the video. No such luck. I instead danced more confidently like Forest Gump. Hope that answers your question.....
    • The Australians did it right. I can handle the new cab as a W900 when it looks like that with real breathers. Not those ugly Coronado wanna-be vents we get on the new W990.
    • Cool video, good stuff. Looks like this stuff was promoted as the original "energy drink", before that was a thing. Interesting note from their website in the history section: 1885-1899: Moxie Nerve Food invented and patented in 1885. I find it curious it was originally called 'nerve food'. They also made 'many wild curative claims'. Hair loss? Drink more Moxie. Marital problems? Erectile disfunction? Drink Moxie, and all your problems will be gone. MackTechnician, when you tried it, did your chosen ailment get better?  
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