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  1. 15 points
    Went to the state offices in Richmond today to get screwed over my blood pressure raised to critical and walking back to my truck passed a Model Train Hobby Shop. This was in the window. Very true to life if you ask me! Paul Hosted on Fotki
  2. 12 points
    "Momma" snapped this a few years ago when I was hauling fill for my shop property. This load, a few more just like it, and then 630 tons of fill sand were all carried by this ole girl. Lot's of people "rubbernecking" too. Slow and steady still gets the job done.
  3. 11 points
    This was my wife's wish and I said I will see it through. Equipment, house kits and tradesman are set to go, everything is mapped out both plat wise and legally. 23 disabled Vets and their families are tentatively chosen to be given the first homes. I will not take stupid "green" requirements by some power mad town employee. Monday I will be at the local news channel and start my push back and get my vets homes or I will bankrupt the town.
  4. 8 points
    1984 brochure photo at the test track.
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  6. 8 points
    Folks, we need to give Barry Holden a big hand!! If you notice on the home page, he has dedicated a tab at the top of page to the B Model Registry. Once you click on it, you can get to the registry plus a lot more info that I dug out of sales literature. There is still more to send to him, so keep checking from time to time. The old web site that all this info was on was discontinued for some reason. I'm grateful to Barry for posting all this again so everybody can learn more about their ride. Sent a personal note to Barry and thank him for this addition. I have noticed the times on messages he has sent here and I'm starting to think he lives at Watt's Mack. Not often you have a employee willing to put in that much time! Over & out from Ignorant Ridge, Tom
  7. 7 points
  8. 7 points
    It’s coming back together! Latest update says starting it Thursday morning and having it roaring down the streets of Maryland later that day. What funny is one of the big delays was the fact that her replacement, Independent’s new Engine 12, was also in the shop and obviously the wagon still in service took priority. I’ll send pictures when I can, but I will say that her chrome shines brightly, or atleast what you can see if it behind the rust.
  9. 7 points
    Must have been a rookie an experienced Swift driver would have been cross ways on both sets of tracks
  10. 7 points
    I saw this former Overnite Transportation F model sitting at Litchford's Garage in Concord the other day. I stopped yesterday and got a few pictures. You used to see these all the time, Overnite, Smith's Transfer, and many other companies had similar F model Macks, and then all of a sudden you say "hey- don't see those any more!"
  11. 7 points
    Now these are cranes...............
  12. 7 points
  13. 6 points
    Hi all, just thought I'd share a horn button repair I made to our Type 45 using some 3D printed parts. As you can see in the photo, one of the rubber blocks that retains the horn button had broken. I'm not really sure if these parts are available, but making one essentially for free is always better than buying if you're like me - more budget constrained than bound to strict originality. I drilled out the rivets holding the original rubbers, and had a friend of mine print up some replacements which are designed to accept a small flat head screw in place of the rivet. Blue would not have been my first choice but its what he had in a semi-flexible materials on hand and it doesn't show when the button is installed.
  14. 6 points
    Came across this picture in WOT March/April 1989. Certainly an impressive sight! All working at time of photo in the late 80's. A-N-D Service.
  15. 6 points
    Awwww that's nice, that squirrel was falling and her buddy caught her and is holding her up until she regains her footing.
  16. 6 points
    Mack Maxidyne equals Money Maker. Tip Turbine with associated plumbing for the hood scoop.
  17. 6 points
    And one more from the bottom of the cab, after welding it all together and priming, before turning it upright. It looks so nice, considering what I started with.
  18. 6 points
    12'6" and it has 30" sides IIRC. It is a GarWood bed and hoist. I don't have any sideboards but there are pockets for them. Truck idles at 400rpm and will dump the loaded bed at idle. California truck originally and I purchased it from the original owner's estate having it trucked home in 1998. Everything is original on the cab and chassis except the rear suspension which is Hendrickson. It's not much but it does work for me when needed.
  19. 6 points
    I saw a big Mack truck. A big peach. I saw this truck on the shoulder on I-81 Friday. It was on the north bound side, just north of Harrisonburg, Va. I don't know what happened, he was about to lose the lumber though. The piece hanging off is the rub rail of the trailer. I saw this at Neville Island, Pa. Used to see them on 79 a lot, sharp looking units.
  20. 6 points
    It's official, March 1st, I turned the page and started re-assembly by putting the cowl back on and today welded in the new sills and lower back frame. It was very helpful to remove the cowl and rid the pillars of rust. It also allowed me to put the cowl up on a temporary bench to work on it and repair the right cab mount, which had completely blown through and left a fist sized hole. Lots of other small, time consuming repairs were made all over the cowl/pillar area. Overall, I'm very happy with the results and alignment looks good. Not that far off from removing the cage and test fitting the doors. Once that's done, it'll be back to the sheet metal and re-installing it.
  21. 6 points
    Added a few more parts and pieces Truck Shop
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  23. 6 points
    Still had that new paint smell at Macungie 2015.
  24. 6 points
    Because of your post I took one of the warranty calls today, the gentleman hung up on me after I corrected my address. I asked him to verify my current address, he rattled off my NYS address, I said it wrong , here is my current address: NYS Home For The Criminally Insane, Building C, Cell #245 Central Islip N.Y. . I can't imagine why the nice man hung up, I even called back and asked him why he hung up. . .he hung up again..
  25. 6 points
    I ask for sex acts, they hang up.
  26. 5 points
    Found a 1965 triaxel B-73 with an L cab and one of these Holmes 850 setups. It’s huge. So huge it’s got a 100,000 winch on it.
  27. 5 points
    The winch cable pulled the trailer suspension forward. This action made the dump body raise up. Release the winch and the body would lower. Steering wheel holders need not apply.
  28. 5 points
    I saw this unit with the super expensive paint going south on 77 between Charlotte and Columbia last week. It was running a couple hunnert miles an hour, but when the torrential downpour started I think they realized pretty quick that those stupid looking "rims" were not their best wet weather option. I saw this nice looking station wagon on rt. 15 too. Load of steel I picked up in Charlotte. Lot of work to secure and tarp it, have to use lots of corner protectors, and it took 3 tarps to cover. This load I saw in Marietta, Ga. didn't take much work- not enough anyway. I was behind this guy, and I kept wondering if he was going to chain those coils. He never did, he left there with 2 straps over the top of them. Not much work here either- I left the echo truck stop and noticed that a driver had left a bag of trash right where he was parked, instead of putting it in a trash can. I saw an animal in a truck barking at me- And from Florida, we have 2 squirrels in a pine tree...
  29. 5 points
    I've been posting a lot because I've had a lot of time to dedicate to this over the Winter and I'm trying to get as much done on it before things pick up at work. The cab structure is done, with only a few minor things to complete. I test fit all the sheetmetal this morning, before I take it to the stripper. It all looks pretty good, but I'm sure there are a few headaches awaiting me. I stacked up most of pieces that have been replaced, plus a bucket full of other scraps, as I was cleaning up the shop. Amazing when you line it all up as you lose track of what you've done, as you fix each issue. The rear cab structure really came out nice and clean, as all the damaged and crushed pieces were fixed or replaced. A lot of strength has come back in it with very little flex, compared to how it was.
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    Goes out nearly every day during the concrete season. Had roughly 350k miles when my dad bought it in 1986, we have put another 200k trolling around in our 15 mile delivery radius. Last thing the engine needed was a piston and cylinder head when it dropped a valve seat 8 or 9 years ago. How's that for up time?
  32. 5 points
    remember going by there 15-20 years ago and they had cabs on pallet racking up high
  33. 5 points
    I made these myself several years ago. Had the logo digitized from a decal, converted to a format a sewing machine recognized, and it is actually embroidered into the vinyl, (that part I had done). I then sewed the pattern: The red and black tufted panels are for my RL-755LST truck, the black ones and seats are for my R-612ST whenever I get to it..... Only shown are the panels for the right side of the cab. The dogs are mirrored and face forward on the left panels and inward on the left seat.
  34. 5 points
    HUGE sigh of relief today. I cut out the cage and test fit the doors to check my work. Everything lined up and the gaps appear very even around both doors. I've been so worried about shift, having cut so far into this cab to save it. Like I've been saying, this is the worst part and time consuming. But, being careful and thoughtful about how I've gone about it is paying off.
  35. 5 points
    The 886 model was introduced within the DM series in 1974. The 886 continued until 1987 with a production of 1,938 units built.
  36. 5 points
    Seeing as my F350 dump is disappearing before my eyes and since I don't want to replace all the sheetmetal on a truck with 190k on it, time for Craigslist. Found a 2000 k3500 6.5 diesel with 49k original on it for $2600, just needs a transmission (no reverse) and a bulldog hood ornament. A guy who lives down the street from my shop stopped by and said he thinks he has a good tranny for it so that might work out pretty good. Very clean almost rust free 20 year old truck, don't find that in New England often. Brought it home this morning, managed to put the front wheel thru the trailer deck while loading. I think I'll paint it to match my old 94 3500 HD that I sold because plowing driveways in 2 wheel drive sucks.
  37. 5 points
    In my short experience I've learned they accuse others of their own crimes. Case and point, Hilary managing to get waste of time investigation into Trump when she's the one who pandered to Russia. https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/429292-the-case-for-russia-collusion-against-the-democrats Trump may not be a morally perfect guy, but he's no socialist pig. And for those who are angry that he hasn't gotten a wall built yet, stop sending he swamp dwellers to work with in Congress. He's not a king for 4 years, he can only do what the Constitution allows him to do. Congress and the Courts have to do their part.
  38. 4 points
    Just got home from my Unincorporated Village of Fork Unions Zoning Board. My appeal to their non zoning list of demands/ requirements was denied. Got the approval from the Federal EPA and ACE, got approval from the Common Wealth of Virginia, got the approval from Fluvanna County but the village want 60% solar and they want the residents to be anybody in instead of Disabled Vets. There is no out side money, there is no banks, there is only my outlay. All 34 houses were to be built and paid for by me and my wifes life insurance monies. Only requirements were 10 years residency in the house, utilities, up keep and taxes. So now I may just sell the entire 1140 acres to a developer or since it is zoned as residential / heavy commercial I my just turn it into an 1100 acre 24/7 sand and gravel pit mine.
  39. 4 points
    Keep us posted on how it goes, from a V.N. vet, thank you for what you are doing. terry
  40. 4 points
    Just look at his shirt Does anything more need to be said
  41. 4 points
    They have a few 14's , but mostly 16 h's and g's. Weight isn't a problem. The ice is thick. And the road is on land, over top of the tundra. Here is a drilling rig being moved to another site. 65 feet wide, 200+ feet high, and I think it's 2.3 million pounds. Notice the C500 Kenworth hooked to it. It's something the way they do things up there. Like a 345 excavator and D9 on the same trailer together..
  42. 4 points
    Yup, mom always liked you more... It should be standard, not optional, for management to listen to the needs, wants, and requirements of the customer. If not, the customer walks away. Volvo management has proven to be an asset for PACCAR. Water over the dam at this point.
  43. 4 points
    Ive been hauling alot of pulpwood to ip in ticonderoga ny i like pulling in to the yard in my titan in a sea of w900s and western stars . Nice to be different.
  44. 4 points
  45. 4 points
    Oh Boy! l'd have to find another trailer but that would look good with our MB! .....Hippy
  46. 4 points
    I played my part in the "Global Warming" thing today. I was headed south and the sun in the west was just perfect to see the cab and exhaust stack shadow from the driver's door. I really laid into the throttle to ensure the old 300+ was smoking to perfection under a pull. It was too and I was "ear to ear" grinning. Life is Good.
  47. 4 points
  48. 4 points
    Welcome to my world, LOL We went through a few weeks of minus 40/minus 50. Now last night it was going from rain to white out snow storm back to rain. And thunder and lightning the whole time. Very strange.
  49. 4 points
    I'm whacked I look forward to their calls, wife say's i'll go to jail someday for the things I ask but they called me therefore I assume I should be able to respond in a manner I feel fits. Don't like the answer don't call.
  50. 4 points
    I don't need a water truck but if I did, this would be OK.
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