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  1. My Dad & I made a Smokey & the Bandit like trip out to Iowa for Mike's benefit. A very nice turnout of trucks & people. We got to spend some time talking with Mike, Wendy & Mikey but just couldn't hang out as long as we would have liked to. I haven't heard any numbers yet but hope to hear from Mikey in the next few days. Dad & I took a few pictures but many of these were shared on FB.
    10 points
  2. Red, red and more red. Still fixin’ and paintin’, but making progress!!!
    10 points
  3. A little bit of bling for yesterday's efforts. Now all assembled, bearings packed, new seals, new wheel studs and nuts, new drums and ready to go on!!
    9 points
  4. 8 points
  5. Fuzzy Buzzard and Farmer52 Sorry, I took these with my phone and I don't know how to resize them.
    8 points
  6. Hello 🖖 In the process of Dancing with CT DMV getting the paperwork right for a 1972 Mack R685 I purchased. Looking forward to keeping her for the most part stock. I have long loved the simplicity of how Commercial trucks are designed. No extra frills. No extra sheetmetal. They are designed and made for one thing, Work. I will be taking the 5th wheel off and finding a flatbed, so I can use it bit around the small farm I have. Other than that Truck Shows and taking the wife out for ice cream. Lets hope she will ride in it. That didn't go so well with my Harley. I enjoy all of your posts and thank you all for making this place the success it is.
    8 points
  7. Did some repair work to one of the donor cross members and been adding more parts back to the frame. With some help, I aligned the axles to within 1/16”. The rear axle was out by over a 1/2” when we started. I’ll have the whole thing aligned at a local shop when it’s back on the road. I’m figuring a few days of work then I can paint the whole thing. Weather is improving and I’ll have to do this part out side. Trying to aim for late September/early October for stacking it back together, then I’ll get the front end done. Edging closer!
    8 points
  8. Great Job your doing on the H Model,, It’s good to see someone restoring one , you really don’t see that many ! I have had a H67 for years, it was bought new here in North Carolina, then some friends of mine got it in the 70s to pull a lowboy, I got it and painted it and did a “ Half “ Restoration, I stretched it and made a rollback, I still use it , if there’s something I can help you with , let me know, ( It looks like you know more about a H then me , Great Work) ! I know a guy that has 2 that needs restoring, not sure what his plans are .
    7 points
  9. OK...just a teaser before the big photo spread in a couple weeks...getting the chrome/polished goodies put on!
    7 points
  10. I saw this at the Tri-State Antique Truck Show today. Not a lot of trucks there yet, most will be rolling in tomorrow. I'll have more pictures later.
    6 points
  11. you guys are a bunch of dirty old men. 😁 i wonder what keeps them from knocking her out when she hits a big wave!
    6 points
  12. Finally! After weeks of looking I finally saw a big Mack truck. And here's a girl in a car, from the interweb.
    6 points
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  14. I rebuilt my wig-wag, the diaphragm was good (not sure where I'd get a new one of those!). The chrome on the arm was badly rusted so I had to paint it. I had some parts blasted yesterday, painted them today. I'm going to run out of parts to paint, but I'm not sure when that will be.
    6 points
  15. I have been chasing a poor running '05 C.E.G.R ASET for week's while doing other repairs to the fleet. It acted like a bad lifter... I checked everything, there were 3 EUP codes, so the owner had me replace all EUP's, Injectors, and Fuel lines.. It ran better but was still exhausting "Eye Burning" rich exhaust... I loaded the new version of P.T.T. into a New laptop, and tested everything I could,, everything I was doing including PTT was pointing at #5... I ran the valves....twice... fuel filters etc. We sent it to Mack to have them do a compression test, because our shop doesnt have the tools. (we ordered them)... Mack says #5 has 100 PSI compression.... so today I'm pulling the heads... the last thing I removed was the intake manifold, and guess what???????????? Ive only been doing this 23 years,,, and this is first for me.... W.T.F.? I can laugh at it now, but trying to explain to the owner that I'm stumped! before I found this was a bit stressful... Of course no-one will fess-up about leaving a rag in the intake and cranking the engine... 🙃
    5 points
  16. The tank saddle brackets do not need moved at lease with the Mack round tanks. The steps would be in the wrong place to use a round right tank on the left side. A shorter Left tank is needed. Mack produces short aluminum and steel B-Model tanks for both sides. Maybe a steel right side tank could be used, fuel cap would be reversed though. In this installation a reverse frame bracket was fab'ed up to match the right side. The tank is a 55 gallon left hand Mack tank that matches the right tank. Stacks are straight pipe 5".
    5 points
  17. For me, being safe when reading these post's,,,, is --- knowing where my wife is---- Any thought's? jojo
    5 points
  18. Cool! Thanks for clearing me up. Honestly I was close to feel myself knowing everything about old US trucks and that wig-wag literally knocked me directly between my eyes
    5 points
  19. Both trucks made it to the event and back with no issues. Was so happy with that. But it was just sort of heartbreaking to see how many people were having yard sales today… seems like the “never forget” slogan is thrown out the window these days… Atleast everyone at the event we went to cared. Atleast there’s some hope I suppose… nothing made me more proud than to hoist that huge flag up the ladder trucks, and to see people stand in awe at it fluttering in the breeze. Now to finally replace these tires and do something about this fuel tank…
    5 points
  20. Here we go Back on topic .......... LOL LOL Your Welcome cya
    5 points
  21. OK Have some final pics of the outside...will add some interior pics later this week
    5 points
  22. Donald Trump never suggested that anyone should drink bleach. I saw that myself, and saw it replayed many times after the lying liberal media said that he did say that. He just commented something to the effect that maybe someday there would be a treatment that could be taken orally or injected into the body- much like chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is injecting poison into your body, in the hope that it will kill cancer cells. He never, ever, said that anybody should drink bleach, and I highly doubt that he said or did any of the other either. But like I always said when he was President, he could find a cure for cancer in his top secret basement laboratory and the democrats would still find fault with it.
    5 points
  23. What's absolutely ridiculous about them here, is, within spitting distance of the corner where they are standing, there are a dozen businesses with "help wanted" signs posted. I refuse to help those who won't help themselves. If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. - 2 Thessalonians 3:10 And before our friends on the left get all up in arms, it doesn't say "If anyone CAN not work," but rather "If anyone WILL not work". I have no problem helping those who are doing all they can & falling short...but if you're just being lazy & expecting everyone else to do the heavy lifting for you, you're on your own.
    5 points
  24. Quit fooling around and load the D11N.
    5 points
  25. i had a steering wheel holder working with us 2 1/2 years ago. he got pneumonia due to smoking and drinking and not taking care of himself. when he got out of the hospital, i told him to sign up for disability. he held off. then corona started. he got unemployment extension after extension. i kept on telling him to get off his asterisk and get disability or another job because he was going to have to pay income tax on the unemployment and part time disability. his drivers license expired 1 1/2 years ago. did he renew it ?nope. he was making 1100 per week on unemployment. he just found out unemployment extensions end on saturday sept 4 2021, and he has no money saved, and owes over 4 grand in back due income tax. he called me looking for work. i told him he is SOL cause we sold the truck he used to drive 2 years ago and i told him a dozen times over the past two years to get another job or go on disability. i have no sympathy for people that do not listen.
    5 points
  26. Took the old girl back home over the weekend. The guys there loved to see her. Even got her pumping a little. Now every valve leaks like it’s made out of Swiss cheese but the pump… well… pumps! And that’s certainly a good thing. Had a small issue on the way home, but she’s home safe and that’s all that matters. Something keeps getting into the fuel line and clogging it up, has to be blown out every so often. We’ll figure it out. She’s a beast otherwise, had her climbing Braddock mountain in 5th. Now we gotta get new tires put on. Hope to have her ready to roll again for 9/11.
    5 points
  27. You didn’t have to come to this page on this site. If your response to a differing opinion is to call people “inbred”, please move on.
    5 points
  28. Still plugging away. Work has been busy and parts have been slow in coming, but getting stuff done. Hub and drum time, all the parts are cleaned and now primed. I still have to press in the new rear wheel studs and then paint the parts prior to assembly. I need to freshen up the primer on the frame, but it's not far off from turning red. Well into my fourth gallon of primer, which is really eight when you reduce it. That's a a lot of primer!! I'm thinking I may be stacking the main components together in late September/early October. Also need a driveshaft built, connect everything up.... The time is coming where I'll be trying to start it and then moving it under it's own power for the first time ever.
    5 points
  29. The Alcoa rims I bought were used and at a decent price. The company I got the from had them polished on the exposed sides. They did a decent job, but they needed some more work and cleaning. I’ve been getting a bunch of stuff collected up to finish the frame and get it painted, just need some cooperative weather which looks like I’ll have some soon. I had to have the front brake shoe anchor pins fabricated as none could be located anywhere. Today I spent on the rims doing some clean up and then polishing and sealing them. They’re ready to mount as soon as the hubs are on. Looks like a few large jumps forward are looming, which will be great. The rims really came out nice.
    4 points
  30. I assumed square tanks. Here is an old shot of the steel tanks.
    4 points
  31. Tom Zackney brought an R400 tractor to Macungie a number of years ago. He had the hood up and I really had to look to see that there was a engine in there.
    4 points
  32. Bringing this thread back to life for more info!! A guy here at Watt's is buying a 1962 M54A1 with a Mack 673 in it but the title says it is a Reo truck...is this true or a title mistake? We are looking for more info on this bad boy!
    4 points
  33. Thanks Bob!!! Last week I painted the metal support back for the headliner... And last weekend I was able to reinstall it... So it looks like I’m done with the headliner. Then I turned my attention to the dash... The truck had a mismatched tachometer in it but I was able to find this setup on eBay in December of 2016... The bezel needed a good cleaning so I taped it off to prevent and damage to the glass, etc... This picture was taken on January 7, 2017, my Dad’s 78th birthday. I had my Dad clean the gauge for me and install it in the original panel. Not much else to say except I really miss having him here with me... More to follow...
    4 points
  34. Ah well I guess it as they say, "if you want a job done right do it your self" Nothing more to add here Paul
    4 points
  35. …and now the back hubs are done. All kinds of new parts and a lot of wrench work.
    4 points
  36. Forrest Gump is a fictional character, but Joe Biden is a lot like him. Always in the back ground of these big events through out history, except Forrest made better choices.
    4 points
  37. I don't go to sites that I don't belong in... not a big deal..... I also don't go to Gay bars.... Why????? because they are not my type.... It's simple math, and nobody needs to dislike the other.... just go somewhere else, no-harm-no-foul... Jojo
    4 points
  38. No no no no, the best thing about having a rough riding noisy old Mack is Princess hates riding in it 😄😄🤣🤣 Should be a great truck for you Paul
    4 points
  39. yup. pissing off everyone but me. 😁
    4 points
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