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  1. I always thought it would be cool to own a C-model and it happened today. A friend of mine decided to sell his dad's old truck. They used it to haul grain to Duluth, MN back in the day, then it was converted into a motorhome. It now has a 237 with a triplex. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but the price was right.
    16 points
  2. After several set backs on the hood parts and pieces, I ended up hand hammering a 90* 3/8 lip on the bottom panel added a stiffener on the inside. I was going to have louvers on the lower panels but the guy/shop I took them to did such a lame crooked job I had to throw those panels in the scrap and start over cutting new ones. And the next closest shop that could press louvers is a long way off-so no louvers. But this is the hood I built below-did the best I could do, next stop is the finish metal work and paint. It's a Long Way to the Dogs A$$ looking through the wi
    12 points
  3. Thanks for all the insight. My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically. Love seeing all the suggestions! My new exhaust manifold is being machined as we speak...check it out!
    10 points
  4. What is a Veteran? Whether Active Duty, Discharged, Retired or Reserve, is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the "United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including their life". THAT IS HONOR There are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that simple word. I am a Vietnam Vet, I wore dog tags, have a DD214, I served my country proudly. I'm hated by many, loved by plenty and have Zero REGRETS. John Francis Maloney (below gave his life 49 years ago so I can be here to say this. He
    9 points
  5. Well friend of mine bought a '96 RD 690P from a local town fleet. Unlike a lot of municipals, these guys washed their equipment after each snow. Truck is a EM7, 275HP, Mack 7 speed , 14,200 Front, 23,000 rears . 11:00R-24.5. Body is new Hardox. He did all the work himself except for mounting new body. I think this was a popular spec that a few area towns bought back during that timeframe. Better than anything new you could buy today IMO.
    9 points
  6. Here's a litte video of the truck for all those interested. Making some headway here and there, working on painting the bed currently. Pics to come.
    8 points
  7. I spent four hours today scraping grease and cleaning the rear end. She's really getting there. Hope to be painting the frame and rear this week. And...we fit up the exhaust manifold today! Installation and hopefully running her up on Wednesday. Progress!! https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    8 points
  8. One view of the dogs butt and one resting
    7 points
  9. Let's just get back to doing what this site is for.....enjoying OLD Mack's and bashing Volvo. LOL
    7 points
  10. I was trained by a band of Viet Nam veteran helicopter pilots when I got out of flight school in 1987. Flew with them for years in UH-1 Hueys. I was in awe of them and what they did and the things they passed on to me. They’re all retired now, the last one in 2009 and several are no longer with us. I was in for 32 years and retired in 2019, after three deployments (2 in Afghanistan and 1 to Iraq). I ended up teaching the next generation what I knew as an instructor pilot. This was some of the guys I trained and flew with on our last deployment in 2013. (I’m second from the left btw)
    7 points
  11. Guys, Heard from Kevin. As suspected he has been involved in a couple of projects that have him out straight. Got the feeling he was in one of those situations where it is feast or famine. Hopefully we will get some of his observations on the bigger global picture soon. And with the Traton/Navistar news that may involve the US more than some of us would like-or maybe I should say-more than I would like. Hate to see another IUS Icon lose its identity.
    7 points
  12. The spare transmission that came with my truck had a shifter. It is still being stored by the previous owner. We retrieved it last night. It was slightly longer and didn't work, but we were able to copy the end which was in excellent condition in order to reshape my original lever. She shifts! We also built a battery box and salvaged the original fuel tank! The top of the tank was pitted and had some small holes, so (after purging) we cut a hole in the top, removing the worse of the holes. I was able to really clean out the interior, which turned out to be in surprisingly good shape. I
    6 points
  13. I’ve started the process of getting my Superliner ready to start and drive for the first time in over a decade. (See my first post in the introduction forum). The treadle valve and accelerator were all corroded so I’m getting that fixed before I crank it over. A couple of questions. I need a whole accelerator pedal assembly, mounting hinge as well. The part number on the back is 40B34. Anyone have a source of where to look? Second is the hardware that mounts the brake and accelerator to the floor, the holes in the floor are square and I could see remnants of clips or some sort of ins
    5 points
  14. I took my clutch to the local clutch shop and surprisingly (to me and them both), they had one on the shelf. For anyone out there that has a 15" clutch with a 2" shaft, the part number is CD-15200VBS.
    5 points
  15. My brother inlaw sent me this yesterday. He was at work , in Boise, Id. , and a storm rolled in. Notice the boy and his puppy in the clouds.
    5 points
  16. Check out the video. We got her running last night: https://youtu.be/O5UkI3qt17A
    5 points
  17. I know that view, out and about on Sunday in the Black Bitch Paul
    5 points
  18. 100% new chassis. new 9 inch Detroit Locker with 4:11's, TCI Big Block Chevy 4L80E 6 speed rated for 850 h.p. power rack and pinion and 12 inch Wilwoods.
    5 points
  19. The exhaust manifold is ready to go! The fit-up was spot on. Love our team of innovative problem solvers! We'll get it installed and fire up the truck next...later this weekend perhaps. I've got the pictures sorted from newest to oldest now to make it easier to see recent progress. https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    5 points
  20. Well today was going to be the day. They needed an extra driver and asked if I wanted to do it. Then they said I could take the Superliner!! I had it fired up, went to do my pre-trip, and discovered it had a flat. So not all bad. I got a CL with an E9 500 V8. It was so nice to drive something with a throttle linkage and instant throttle response again! And to be able to turn out onto this hill at the bottom, grossing 150,000 pounds on a tandem! and UPSHIFT all the way up into 2nd gear in high range, putting a cloud of coal into the atmosphere with every upshift!!!! And surprisin
    5 points
  21. technically you have to be alive and human to vote for the US president too. but that has not stopped all those dead people and animals in detroit, chicago, and other big cities from voting.
    5 points
  22. Well that's kinda embarrassing, thought I would see if I could find the link to the end result of the weld repairs Now if you read Swishmans link the fella with buggered cast iron cylinders handle on the forum is Mammoth Now he was calling these old cylinders jugs So I tried googling "hcvc mammoth jugs" and got a unexpected result Just as well the Princess isn't watching over my shoulder as I might get a bloody good clip under the ear 😉 Turns out all the information is in Swishmans link and a word from the wise, just be careful what you punch into Googl
    5 points
  23. BH- Here is the other end of the spectrum. One of my son's pals is very active in EB community and he got a call from an ad agency that they were doing a shoot and wanted an EB with the right "patina". this guy has a beauty but he thought of my son and hooked him up with this guy. Long story short, my son said sure as long as his friend did the driving. His pal is a big guy which was fitting as you will see. I think they did 4 or 5 sessions to come up with final add. Here it is. Amazing how ad guys love using EB's- I guess they really get attention. https://www.f
    5 points
  24. Selling my 72 R it’s has a ENDT 675 turbo charged no cac cooler . Five speed trans all components are original to the truck the numbers match the build sheet . Good rubber all around no retreads brakes work excellent new brake chambers and shoes are 60% no brakes on steer axle No power steering it does have air assistance steering and it works super . Also the trailer is for sale as well it is a 1955 Rodgers 30,000 lb it was originally for a single axle tractor has been modified to fit a tandem tractor is in amazing shape for its age good rubber and new wiring and led lights air lines are st
    4 points
  25. I just found one of these fantastic trucks HMM6856S front runner. Drove it 110 miles home, drum spins nice and easy, the chutes work great! Everything works! VIN# says it’s 124th of the 130 made. Now just to figure out what to do with it?
    4 points
  26. Back in the ol' computer for a few minutes, Zina from Florida is still using it for work purposes so I don't get on it very much or very often. I'll see if I have any new pictures... My little monitor is in the back, all the other stuff is hers, plus she has her laptop connected to all this stuff too. Here's a girl in a car. Here's a B model dump truck. Here's another girl in another car. Here's another girl in another car with a funny little dog waving at me.
    4 points
  27. Last week was a wash for the Mack. We spent most of our free time winterizing summer vehicles, and doing maintenance on our daily drivers! But last night we had a big breakthrough! The crew came together and we installed our manifold and got the carburetor back on, etc.. AND???? The old girl started right up! She ran beautifully under her own power. We were able to spend time getting her into gear. Discovered some binding and couldn't get into 1st, 2nd, or reverse. Ultimately, found that the end of shift lever that meets the shifting forks was all worn and had been previously repaired (
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. On warm up put front box in gear and back in neutral, loosens everything up. terry
    4 points
  30. Paul, As I said, the guy is out straight. And in his world, he has to take advantage of opportunities when they come up. For sure I too miss his knowledge as it pertains to the global truck scene and with the end of Navistar as we know it right around the corner, that view will be that much more important. The BMT info Bot gives us good info but it is more or less press release info . Good stuff too that complements the views offered by KSC.
    4 points
  31. Thank you, and ALL Veterans, for serving! US Army, 1978-1981
    4 points
  32. Got to the polling station about 90 min ago. Still waiting in line. Snapped this pic when I arrived.
    4 points
  33. I checked this thread to figure out who Biden is since local media tell he wins pre-election popularity. The actual reading made me damn laugh and I even stopped myself on putting likes on some of the posts just feeling that all is not my business. At least I don't have dogs in the fight. Wish you to have that man as a president who more cares about people who produce than who consume.
    4 points
  34. looks like a lot of crack was consumed in the planning of that "thing" 😁
    4 points
  35. Put the grillemblem on today
    4 points
  36. Spent the day cleaning up after the paint job. So much easier with those new curtains installed. NO mess on the shop side. Worth every penny to get. Then I actually started installing a few items permanently on the cab, clearance lights, the new air horns and door items. It feels good to be able to start putting things back together again, after such a long time. Walking around it and seeing how straight it is and how good the paint came out, I’m totally amazed!! Especially, the cab back, considering how bent up and poorly repaired it was. I gotta admit, I’m very happy about it!!!
    4 points
  37. I was saddened to hear the news of his passing. He was one of the greatest actors of our time. No matter the roll he played, he did it with passion, pride and excellence. I never heard anything about him being one of those typical elitist Hollywood types which leads me to believe he may have been a good guy to talk about life on a barstool somewhere over a few beers. My personal favorite of his was Captain Marko Ramius in the movie "The Hunt for Red October." followed by his portrayal as Police Officer James Malone in the movie "The Untouchables." His role as Ramirez in the movie "Highlander"
    3 points
  38. Just came back from paint. lite green with black fenders. 10' pick up bed mounted on an 88 GMC C 3500 chassis, early 1970's 454 with a nice power cam, Turbo 400 trans, 373:1 rear gears, will have LED gauges plus mechanical gauges, heat/air conditioning, heated bench seat, air horns, air bags in rear. Will be a nice daily driver
    3 points
  39. That's not a 1960 Pete, those were built from 1952 to 1956. And pretty rare, I don't remember the model IIRC it's a 280. That was a west coast truck and originally built for a freight company in the bay area. I knew the ornery old fart that owned the one below a 1955, owned by Bob Shore-he was SDA ornery as hell-wore bibs with a chain drive hat. The one photo with a load of hay is when Bob owned it after he died it was sold and is pictured below at a Brooks Or show.
    3 points
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