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  1. 13 points
    Went this past weekend and brought home our new toy. Nice to get the puppy out and stretch her legs after a long winter. Spent some time and money on her over the winter... new injector pump new air compressor went back to 24.5 rubber and all new a.c. unit and a.c. compressor.
  2. 11 points
    So finally got the R model I bought over the winter out of storage and brought it home so I could strip the lettering and do a little touch up and cleaning on it. Back in January, my friend Herb Fleck was down in Jersey delivering furniture and offered to drive it back for me as I was tied up with work. He checked the fluids, fueled up, hopped in and drove it 250 miles without a hiccup. ME on the other hand, made it about 3/4 of a mile down the street when the supply line for the air assist steering blew a hole in it. If something can go wrong it will always wait for me to be driving. Luckily I wasn't alone and we were able to scrounge up a bolt and a clamp to block off the airline which was actually a rubber air hose for air tools, think I'll be getting some fittings and plastic line. Got it home without further incident and the oldest granddaughter was very excited to get in the driver's seat.
  3. 10 points
    Slow but moving along...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 10 points
    Wet roads and cold temperature make "pretty wheel". Seen this before but not the "Starfish" on the hub.
  5. 9 points
    I had my son help me move one of the trucks around...he got a good whiff of the diesel smoke from the tractor and he's almost hooked! Crazy thing about this old Ralph Smith truck...it has an air start, it's been parked behind my barn untouched for 12 years. I grabbed the air start lever and it had 10 or 15 psi of air in the tank!!
  6. 9 points
    That is the Bermuda triangle once you get in there that's the end of life as you knew it.
  7. 8 points
    I just got off the phone with him. He asked that I let everyone on here know about what is happening. FIRST AND FOREMOST- HE ASKS THAT THIS STAYS OFF FACEBOOK. He does not mind you guys knowing what is going on but he wants to keep it off facebook as he does not want certain people knowing his business. Many of you are aware that he was treated about 3 or 4 years ago for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer. He was able to beat it, however it is a persistent form of cancer and often comes back, which it has. He begins some aggressive chemo treatment on Monday 4/30. He was kind of worried that he might have had to go to Pittsburgh for that but is able to do it locally. He will take it one day at a time. He is naturally upset, but keeping his head up. He approached his bosses late last week about the problem and explained that he would need time for treatment and to convalesce. He explained that he wanted to stay on part time for a while, as soon as he could go back to work, and then come back full time when he was able. His bosses fired him on Monday at a breakfast meeting. Mike has already seen an attorney who explained that as the Company is in New Jersey, they law is on their side, however he believes he may have a case and they will be filing a wrongful termination suit. This is what really has him upset right now. So for obvious reasons, Mike may or may not make Macungie depending on how hard the chemo kicks his arse. Please keep him in your thoughts and remember no mention of any of this publically on Facebook.
  8. 8 points
    The winter that never ends- we had substantial snow before Christmas last year, and it's still snowing in April. I bought a bird feeder for entertainment, already got birds enjoying it. The big peach. The big mug of beer. The big rack of ribs. Yum... A big Mack- oh, I posted this one last time, never mind.
  9. 8 points
    Neither "Momma", nor mommy was too happy with grandpa after first seeing this:
  10. 8 points
    A couple of dogs from Leahy Excavating.
  11. 8 points
    So easy a 7 month old can do it...
  12. 8 points
    1951 Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Classic Hosted on Fotki
  13. 7 points
    'Good Samaritan' Kills Active Shooter in Texas Sports Bar: Police by Phil McCausland / May.04.2017 / 8:40 PM ET / Updated May.04.2017 / 9:20 PM ET A "good Samaritan" with a gun killed an active shooter who may have been gearing up for a deadly rampage at a Texas sports bar Wednesday night, police said. When 48-year-old James Jones walked inside the Zona Caliente Sports Bar, started yelling and then allegedly shot and killed Cesar Perez — a 37-year-old restaurant manager who'd attempted to calm him down — Arlington police said witnesses were afraid they would be next. In addition to the gun used to kill Perez, police say Jones had another semiautomatic pistol and two knives on him. The serial number on the second gun had been scratched off, and Jones did not have a gun license, police said. "He definitely had the capacity, if he wanted, to commit further violence and potentially kill other patrons in the business," Arlington Police Lieutenant Chris Cook told NBC News, adding that it did not appear that the shooter knew his victim. An armed "good Samaritan" — as the Arlington Police labeled him — happened to be eating at the restaurant with his wife. A concealed carry permit holder, he told her to get down on the ground and then shot Jones in the back. "I don’t think the shooter even knew where the rounds were coming from because he started shooting at the front door," Cook said, who described the scene as "chaotic." Police reviewed video surveillance and pieced together the incident via witness interviews, but it remains unclear how many shots were fired by either individual. Police were looking into Jones’ background to see whether he suffered from any mental illnesses and were awaiting test results to find out if he was under the influence. The man who took down Jones wished to maintain his anonymity, police said, noting that he felt overwhelmed but relieved that he prevented further violence. “We’re thankful that the good ‘Samaritan’ acted quickly and decisively to end the threat,” Cook said. “We never recommend people get involved. That’s a personal decision that a citizen has to make.” Use of force and firearms expert Emanuel Kapelsohn told NBC News that, from his understanding, the man who took down the shooter reacted appropriately. "I think it's to be applauded," he said. "Not everybody in the world ought to own a gun. Not everybody in the world ought to carry a gun. Not everyone in the world ought to engage an armed criminal where innocent people could be potentially injured." "But this good Samaritan obviously had the ability to do what he did," Kapelsohn added. "Who knows how many people would be dead if he had not acted?"
  14. 7 points
    The other year when I drug mine out of the shed to start working on it, i made my youngest son help too. He's been very interested with the whole project ever since.
  15. 7 points
    West Virginia/Kentucky line on I-64. Lots of snow in Wisconsin, it snowed most of the day Monday. I sat in the truckstop all day. Got unloaded here Tuesday. Had to back in off the street. Then I went to Sun Prairie and picked up a metal building going to Selbyville, Delaware. It was snowy in Sun Prairie too. But once I left there it was blue skies and dry roads all the way to Delaware. I had to stop on the Annapolis Bay Bridge while they loaded a car onto a rollback, got a nice picture. Another good picture- Some old units in Delaware.
  16. 7 points
    saw this on Facebook and thought it was hilarious.
  17. 7 points
    normally just polish on the truck quick touch ups in between but this is how i do it once they get pretty beat up pitted ect.
  18. 7 points
    Listen to Mark Robinson tell it like it is! .....Hippy
  19. 6 points
    Just got this truck that was in wife’s family. I don’t know much if anything about big trucks. The vin indicates it should have the 237 engine. It has the 5 speed. They put the bed and ramps on it to haul their dozers.
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    Thank you and Happy Easter to all Christ has risen. Indeed he has risen
  22. 6 points
    Some interesting things in this pic if you look close. I sent it off to a friend that is a race car historian to see if he can give clue to the year of the race car in the photo. Regarding the Mack AC I cant pin point the year of the truck as it has some odd features. 1) its in front of the International motor Co building but the truck says MACK 2) square fenders on the AC. most were rounded 3) screen mesh on the hood. most were louvered 4) hood looks more rounded than a standard AC hood 5) no side louvers for the radiator. its sides are flush with the cab cowl
  23. 6 points
    I have a 93 Mack ultraliner with the 500 E9 V8. Maxi torque 18 speed. Dyna tard engine brake 44 rear diffs I just installed 7inch straight pipes there is 200000 K on the engine 80000 K on a new turbo and heads. The engine is not hard to get parts for. Beauty of this old girl is there are no electronics and I love it. This old girl will out pull tridems going up to Coquihalla pulling in fully loaded set of SuperBs LOL you do have to watch the temperatures. Mine has been completely restored from the ground up and it is beautiful to drive even if I do say so myself
  24. 5 points
    Digging around the shop yesterday I remembered a few things hiding: Here is my 12V-71T engine hiding out and slated for the R-795 if I get of my lazy ass and move forward again: In close proximity to that is my 1693TA engine: Nice E6-3502V for my 58 B-61 at some point: Oh the junk I can discover in my own shop at times.....
  25. 5 points
    Little bit more done then barbecue booze and cake...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 5 points
    Mack LRX Hosted on Fotki Maine 1952 Hosted on Fotki 1940 Mack Mixers 1939 White mixers Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  27. 5 points
    Looks pretty good to me!
  28. 5 points
    that could be why they have 25 registers and only 4 are open when I go to the Walmart store on Saturday.
  29. 5 points
    Fine looking heavy duty Mack chassis born with a Thermodyne 300 Plus under the hood.
  30. 5 points
    Think I'll hire this gal to mow my lawn. I was honestly looking up washing machine repair on YouTube and this gal was in the thumbnail of a washing machine repair video so I figured she'd know best how to fix a washing machine. I'm inviting her over for milf I mean milk and cookies to discuss a lawn mowing contract with her. I'm going to try and find out if she is from winfall too. I have a hunch. https://youtu.be/KxNt7__jPpU
  31. 5 points
    Very finicky, overheats easily, high maintenance.
  32. 5 points
    Truck's been sitting for 40 years, but just put in some fresh fuel and drive it home. ;-) Only $13k, I'll take two of them. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-Mack-B-Model-truck/253530667279?hash=item3b079af90f:g:ozgAAOSw629avpwu&autorefresh=true
  33. 5 points
    This one was spotted by a friend of mine out working last week pulling a 53' reefer.
  34. 5 points
    ...and it cracks me up every time: Two boys tried to steal pizza delivery car but could not drive stick, cops say http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/31/two-boys-tried-to-steal-pizza-delivery-car-but-could-not-drive-stick-cops-say.html
  35. 5 points
    Here one of the 1993 Mack RW713 Superliner that My Dad Brother and I have been working on restoring for about 4 years now for a friend. It's really close to being done. This is the next to the last Superliner ever built.
  36. 4 points
    Currently living in retirement!
  37. 4 points
    No Go Showboat...... Got some new 3/4" LED's wired up today.
  38. 4 points
    Straight and it definitely runs. https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/hvo/d/1958-vintage-mac-service-truck/6547595710.html
  39. 4 points
    Who ever did this work did a fine job on a B model. Truck Shop
  40. 4 points
    Was a mixer, now a tractor.
  41. 4 points
    Very handsome little rig.
  42. 4 points
    A little more forward progress, got the second fender almost done, and got a couple of antique timbers (donated by Red Horse) to the sawmill and had them made into boards for the bed. Replica 37 ford tail lights came today, need to make brackets up for them.
  43. 4 points
    nope, just my charming personality
  44. 4 points
    I don't know if I'm the only person who noticed that but the most everything is wrong in the pics this time. On the 1st two there's snow in April, on the 3rd a squirell instead of birds, on the 4th a peach those don't use to grow in snows, on the 5th a mug of beer but clearly seem written Jim Beam. And on the last two.. Ok, the ribs and the Mack are very good. Oh, no, I noted an imperfection again. No ribs are seen on the last pic. Just what's lower to them...
  45. 4 points
    This is proof positive my hydraulic repair business is a "Mickey Mouse" affair.
  46. 4 points
    Heavy hauler on 24" rubber.
  47. 4 points
    here is a video showing radiator replacement without removing the hood on the mack. hope you guys like the sound track. finally found witch external hard drive i had a bunch of music saved on that my dad recorded before he passed away in a car accident a few years ago. i enjoyed being able to add his contribution to the video.
  48. 4 points
    Nothing wrong with a Vega as long as someone dropped a small block in it.
  49. 4 points
    Bed sides all done, now all I have to do is fenders, tailgate, running boards, wood floor, tail lights, rear bumper...................................................
  50. 4 points
    Here's some more of my 1985 Mack RW613 Superliner Magnum and one of my Dad's 1989 Mack RW713 Superliner.