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  1. So a little bird just told me that Other Dog has retired. The red KW has been cleaned out, vacuumed, washed and returned to FL Moore and the keys handed in. (Were the second logbooks burned...???) I just wanted to say Congratulations to one of the biggest assh......I mean one of my best and closest friends on his retirement. Please enjoy a safe, healthy and happy life with Zina from Florida now from Virginia. You certainly deserve every good fortune that is hopefully headed your way. Thank you for being a good friend- we do not get to see each other often but I consider you family and if
    17 points
  2. I've known this dog for more than two decades. He travels the same roads I do but I have only talked to Larry one time in all these years. I've never had a camera ready when I see it and usually it's when we're going opposite directions on a two lane someplace but via a mutual driving friend I finally have picture of this daily working Superliner.
    12 points
  3. Too many projects, too little time 🙄😄 There are worse problems to have! Good news: Mack paint is DONE! Body assembly is happening THIS WEDNESDAY! I can't wait to finally see this old girl put together. It's a big step forward. Popped one side of the hood up there just for a visual and got really excited. Finally got my '62 Newport out, now that the weather is starting to come around. And the Freightliner transformation is (mostly) done. Hope I'm not doing too much "contamination" by including that before and after shot. 🤣
    10 points
  4. Fixed my posting issues without deleting most of my pictures by becoming a VIP member. (Thanks, Barry!!). Finished up a lot of detail work on the cab and it's now ready for the long awaited trip to get the headliner and back wall installed. I'm just waiting for the upholsterer to call back that he's ready. The whole cab is ready for mounting and hookup. Lots of hours spent getting all of those tedious things wrapped up. I was going to leave the factory heater out to have more passenger foot room, it was mounted so close to the floor you can't get your feet under it and getting at the floorboa
    10 points
  5. Hey there friends! Well, we got buried in SNOW this week in northern Vermont. My vacation week and it snowed! We had six inches on Thursday, but if finally cleared and we had a beautiful day yesterday. We spent the day working on our race track. The Freightliner is almost done - thank goodness!! So, progress on the Mack?? I'm prepping the hood panels for paint today. Thankfully they don't require repair like all of the other panels did. I also added a detail I designed and cut in vinyl under the back window. It came out exactly the way I envisioned. This coming week we'll start
    10 points
  6. Oh, and the mutual driving friend, Bruce, runs a IHC 4300 as a daily worker. This was from the Auburn ATHS show in 2005 but it still looks just as nice.
    9 points
  7. I took it back as clean as it's been since it left the showroom floor.
    8 points
  8. I put the cab on the other day, here's a video of the process.
    8 points
  9. Well after 7 months of lookin at her.... I pushed it in the shop. I hung a lawn mower gas tank with an in-line filter, like an I.V at the hospital, to feed the carb, and amazingly. it fired right up without ether.. I was happy to see the alt. and oil pressure gauge work. of course the carb gaskets are dry, so fuel leaked out. no sweat I just lowered the tank below the carb and let it clear out.. it had great throttle response... going to re-build the carb and, well.... keep going.. As you can see.. I have 3 helpers in my shop.. jojo
    7 points
  10. The amount of completed and new parts is really starting to accumulate. These shelves are getting full of parts that are ready to assemble. Assembly should go pretty quickly, all the hardware is ready for it. Still have more bodywork and paint to do for the hood and fenders, but just happy to be gaining some momentum!
    6 points
  11. Well team - it's been a long night and a productive one! My husband assured me (warned me?) that this part would be a real challenge. When we brought the truck home her body panels were in a trailer. We've never seen her assembled. Our guess is that this truck may have been pushed around the yard (where we bought her) by her nose - with a bucket cushioned by a tire or something. The front was really racked in a weird way. Fortunately my husband and the gang have years of experience building race cars and fabricating. Hours and hours later we finally had a good fit up on the hood! Callin
    6 points
  12. I'm not that kind of girl! HA! No insecurities, here - at least about my age! 😆 Growing older is a privilege denied to many - and every year brings more and more opportunities to learn and grow and I'm all about that! Here's to it!!!
    6 points
  13. I had new bushings pressed into the front spring hangers for the cab pivot bar, of course the hangers didn't come out exactly square with each other once I bolted them on. I bought this handy sanding drum for my drill from McMaster Carr for $4.00, it made short work of ovalling the holes to get the bar to fit. The bar is 1" diameter, but the center tube is 1-1/8" ID so I knew there'd be much rattling going on there. I looked around for something to fill up the space, an old plastic tailpiece from a kitchen sink drain filled the bill. I slotted it on my table saw to make it small eno
    6 points
  14. Hello Mr.moody... With as much respect as I can Muster... The youth vote to me, doesn't mean a damn thing... todays youth has "Hands out" rather than dirty working man hands. This Is not a post to be rude to you, It;s just how I feel based on what I see when I try to employ people or when I see my customers struggle with slackass youth. Jojo
    5 points
  15. Panels are in topcoat! After a long night of finishing the complex detailing and pin striping on my husband's Frieghtliner, I got reciprocity! (We're a kick-ass team, so please don't think there are any demands or hard feelings on these projects between the two of us - it all comes out in the wash). 😉 He called me this afternoon and said, "I left super early this morning so I could spray your panels before work." Well, they look AMAZING! Here's a little progress collage on the nose. Newest pictures load first: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    5 points
  16. I got my treadle valve back today. I couldn't find one reman or new but I found Precision Rebuilders in Missouri will rebuild them for $187.00. The nice thing is they had it back to me in one week, so many other things I've had done take months to get back. It's a Bendix type D or D-1 (not sure which), part number is 223192.
    4 points
  17. I tell you one thing I've noticed, everybody's looking for help but nobody wants to work. They can sit home on their fat lazy asses and get almost as much on unemployment for sitting at home on their fat lazy ass as they could working. Bill's Truck Stop in N.C. is closing the restaurant at night now for the first time in forever because they can't find any help. Super 8 in Lynchburg is looking for someone to work the front desk, 3 to 11 shift, Huddle House in Bedford has ran an ad for months now looking for help in all positions for all shifts, the Colonial Restaurant up the road here at
    4 points
  18. (Raises hand..........) WAIT!!! WAIT!!! I HAZ A QUESTION!!! If Other Dog retires, where will we get our "Girl in a Car" Pictures? Maybe he shouldn't retire???
    4 points
  19. I've always placed a single twist into the straps on each side of the load to curtail the "singing" they do when at highway speeds. Never have knotted one myself as just throw them away when chaffed as cheap enough. I especially liked the gent made no attempt to sell you something in the video.
    4 points
  20. That's often the Dilemma. More than once I've seen the Donor Truck Morph into the Project, & the original Project become the Donor..
    4 points
  21. B63 was built from 54 to 58 and was basically a heavier specd B61. The B53 was built from 62 to 66 and was originally design to be a dump or mixer chassis, it had a deeper channel frame,some did come with the lip extensions on the fenders,but not all.
    4 points
  22. From bucklake area west of Wetaskiwin. Don’t have many pics, have to take some more.
    3 points
  23. SMore while we wait for udderdog to get a new film for his box browny WotSezU? cya
    3 points
  24. Well after a few days of testing and diagnostics, I found a hole in my air line going to my boost gauge..fixed it and now I get 30lbs of boost under full load most of the time. Did not find any other leaks after pressurizing the intake system so I left the fresh air compressor pipe/hose alone for now. Truck still feels sluggish at times so I turned to the fuel system. Replaced all fuel lines, filters, and replaced check valve. While taking the line from the tank to filter housing off I found a chunk of plastic/rubber from the inside of the fuel line stuck in the elbow. Found my problem I’
    3 points
  25. It is my understanding that a EM7 is different than an E7 in the respect that it builds torque down low, like 1400lb. ft. at something like 1000 or 1200 rpm. I know it is best paired with a 5/6/7 speed Mack trans, mine had a Mack T2070 paired with a pair of 5.73 geared CRDPC92/CRD93 differentials. My experience with this truck is that it will not see 60mph, but when all others get stuck, it will crawl through almost anything. Its not a rocket, but it is as reliable as a bowling ball - you just cannot break them.
    3 points
  26. god love ya,,,,amazing job....and thanks for the thanks,,,but i speak for all of us the process,,has been incredible.....and certainly all the thanks belongs to you,my friend thank you so much for taking the time to share it......all your amazing efforts,and sharing all that incredible work with our entire gang....im certain you have inspired most us,that cant get off the sofa...especially myself....hopefully ill be starting on my DM soon....garage is all ready to work in,no more excuses.again thanks so much for all the updates..lol.bob
    3 points
  27. Here is a good article from Bloomberg courtesy of our missing world wide correspondent-wanna guess who??? $3.6 billion-seems like a good buy! Glad a EU country has finally said "NO WAY" to another Chinese steal. How about it all you Aussie guys? Big Iveco's are capable?? Just think -for 3.6 billion Ford could be back where they were with a complete truck line and not only blue tractors but orange and red tractors as well 😎. Yeah wishful thinking. Agnellis End Ive
    3 points
  28. In the event I don't have a chance tomorrow... Wishing a fantastic day to my birthday twins: Mark T and Bob! (Brought painted body panels home today)
    3 points
  29. Ok, we hooked shop air up to wet tank and it is still very slow to pressure up. We were able to get it to 130psi after 4-5 minutes. Now we take the tank off to see better. We pour out some brownish water that would come out the petcock valve. We see a screened filter on one side so I’m assuming it’s a check valve? So, I can’t see anyway to fix this except buy a new tank. They have one in Mississippi and I’m in Houston Texas. They won’t take my card over the phone so Monday morning...off the Vanguard Mack! At least everything in the “compressing” air system will be new Thanks for everyone
    3 points
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