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  2. I was able to scan an old set of negatives which show some of the trucks details before it went off to the prison paint shop ~20 years ago. unfortunately the quality is not good enough to see the details, but the tag loos somewhat different that the examples posted here unfortunately. and there is a smaller second tag of some kind next to the main one. oh well, I don't think ill be subjected to a highway patrol inspection during the annual parade ha ha.
  3. Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen recently sat down with HDT to discuss the future of electric trucks in the industry and why it is the end game that everyone is pushing towards. View the full article
  4. A shot of Green Loctite couldn’t hurt.
  5. Allison Transmission unveiled an electrified e-axle system for medium-and heavy-duty trucks, a fully integrated electric powertrain system being tested in a Peterbilt Model 579. View the full article
  6. 35 years ago a friend was getting into paving and was looking for used equipment to save a little money. i knew one of the local contractors was selling a roller and a few trucks, so i took Al to see him. when he said 10 grand for the 1958 Galion 6 ton rollomatic roller, i knew he was having a bad day and said see ya later. he was normally a nice guy, but for some reason he would not sell that damn roller. for about 5 years whenever we asked about it he said "10 grand. take it or leave it. i got it , you want it. pay my price or get out" in 1990 he died, and later that year they held an auction. we bought that roller, a 1980 F350, 1989 eager beaver 10 ton tag along trailer and a 1980 Autocar tandem dump for $4,500. at the end of the auction when we were paying, his daughter came up to us and told us she was glad we got the roller and trucks, because if we did not buy them they most likely would have gone to the scrap yard. we later found out the F350 and dump trucks both had brand new engines in them. the 350 blew the engine due to lack of oil and only had 500 miles on the engine, truck only had 22,000 miles on it. autocar had a brand new 390 cummins in it. the truck was hit the year before and the car cracked the block when it hit the front axle. new front axle and engine, then it was never put back on the road, but used to empty the asphalt plant. 125 miles on the engine, and 94,000 miles on the truck all were still in use when Al died from a heart attack last year.
  7. The Department of Justice announced on April 25 that Celadon Group, Inc. has agreed to pay $42.2 million in restitution for filing materially false and misleading statements to investors and falsifying books, records, and accounts. View the full article
  8. Economist Jim Meil says a further drag on trailer production and sales will come from California when new regulations from the California Air Resource Board targeting heavy-duty truck trailers come into effect next year. View the full article
  9. That Pete isn't for sale unless as the owner said "I get a zillion bucks for it". The 5000 price you saw mentioned was for a one piece glass mack nose.
  10. ok finally was able to press pin out with a mini 2 ton bottle jack, the new pin i was able to push right in almost by hand is that normal? I put some retaining lock tite on it just was wondering? i used a mini 8oz hammer to tap it flush with engine block
  11. I went to see that movie when I was 11 or 12 with a friend and his family. It did make us jump. even back then that scene with the truck hitting the kid gave me chills..
  12. The company formerly known as Thor Trucks has rebranded itself as Xos Trucks. View the full article
  13. I know where an original Matlack single screw B-61 truck with a short single axle fuel wagon is. It’s for sale and in mint condition. Can send pics to email if you want them.
  14. For many years we used the primer pump and removed the delivery valve spring.Most of us that worked on mack had a extra primer pump to use with those that did not have one.I have not used the electric pump to upseat the valve but I read in a mack manual one time that it was a 400 psi pump.I have used the air to time but to me its much easy to use the primer pump but ant saying its better.I never liked advancing the timing more that 2 degrees.
  15. Pump timing is nothing to play with and think it is right. I admit I do advance the timing a few degrees in my stuff but after that it can lead to big problems. This guy had the timing way off and the truck ran like a wild dog for a short time but putting a hole in a piston with just timing, it must have been a whole lot?? Know piston failure can be done with more fuel and added timing to it. Just for my education, I learn from BMT also.
  16. This truck uses the EZ Track hydraulic system to achieve all wheel drive. There are hydraulic hub motors in each wheel driven by a hydraulic pump off the PTO.
  17. Joey2374

    Mack regen

    Im looking into buying a 2009 mack mr rear load garbage truck. Wanted to know if 2009 had same issues as 2008 regen idling issue. Thanks
  18. Had a road call for a guy who need me to time a pump he installed. The port closure was screwing up and machine wasn't doing it for me. Called my shops "Mack old timer" and stepped through it again with him, having done it myself a dozen times. I was doing it right, but something was wrong with either my side or the pump side. Told customer you need to let us return tomorrow morning to complete this once we figure out what's going on. He was the shop's mechanic, he was watching me the whole time. Next morning he called and said "don't come, I got it going, runs great". I asked what he did. He said "I got it set using the priming pump". Two weeks later I was replacing his piston that had a hole burned through it. He made the situation much worse. Make sure you get it right.
  19. CDC Started in 1978 between Cummins and J.I. Case. Case and Cummins designed and built the B and C model engines. Fiat later bought Ford/new Holland then years later case.
  20. Pretty sure that Was a joint venture between Cummins & CNH called consolidated Diesel Company (CDC) But happy to be corrected.
  21. Cummins let's many companies use their engine. I believe there's Chinese companies that lease the license to build their motors. I have seen a 6.7 labeled as a Beta Power motor in a McCormick tractor, as a iveco in a Case tractor and called a Cummins in a Versatile tractor.
  22. It takes aprox 2500-3000 psi to lift the valves off there seats ! I highly doubt it would be worth buying a pump and finding one cheap enough to do this job once not worth your while! Your better removing the delivery valve and blo timing it! we have the tool at work Its a nuisance to assemble and use Much faster to blow time! just saying!
  23. Right-and I dont see how those economics work. Another disruption to the Cummins production line I would imagine to paint them silver and tweak them however Paccar wants? takes me back to the late 60's when Cat designed the 3208-with I believe some Ford money??-and it started life as a Ford exclusive. But this is different. International is taking those same engines and sticking them in the MV-red color and all I believe. I would have to think they are getting a better price than Paccar. seems like a Hollywood movie set to me....open the door and there is nothing in back of it🙄
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