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  1. 13 points
    After quite a few years of trying to figure out what I could build versus what I could afford I ended up purchasing a shop. I am so dang excited. I’ve never even had a garage and now I have a 36’X48’ shop. First of all I know this thread is worthless with out pictures. They will come soon I promise. My old buddy (who I bought my Willy’s pickup from) has had the shop for years. I had told him in the past to let me know if he ever wanted to sell to let me know and would you believe I actually had money at the time he wanted to sell?! Part of the reason I haven’t got pics posted is I’m still waiting for the previous owner to clean his stuff out. He’s a very nice guy and is a bit eccentric and exceptionally intelligent. So he didn’t throw much away and so there isn’t much room other than the trails between stuff. I knew it’d be a process for him to get things sorted out and moved so I’ve been patiently waiting to move my stuff in and helping him along the way. I will admit I’m getting a little antsy to get moved in and start working on my projects like my B75, finish my LS swap in my 73 k20, start my Willy’s wagon project etc. I’m very excited to start working in my shop and will be tapping you guys for your knowledge, tips and tricks. I’m far from being the best at anything but I enjoy working and building stuff.
  2. 13 points
    Finally got this bought was a few miles from my house been parked for 8 years Guy said he parked it because the crank was broke!! He said give me 500 bucks and get it outta here! So I loaded it up and hauled it home!! New fuel filters new batteries fired it up the next day had a bad miss sound found a bent push rod threw another 1 in and away we went never spent another dime on it Cab is 95% rust free double frame very nice shape for a 1978 bed is near perfect tires like new, even the windshield washer works!!! Bed was half full of rock too that was a bonus
  3. 12 points
    Actually Kamp from Mokena which is down the street a bit.
  4. 11 points
    We all live in different neighborhoods but it is going to be HOT everywhere this weekend! Amber recommends staying hydrated and hanging out by the pool.
  5. 11 points
    Just finished the custom grille, the aluminum rods are solid 1/2" stock cut to size, drilled and tapped 1/4"on both ends of three centered apart and the rest drilled and tapped the same on one end. The other end just fits through a 1/2" hole in frame on one side. Frame is 14 gauge pickled and oiled steel powder coated.
  6. 10 points
    On my way back to my home sweet camper home the other week, I went off the main highway to see if there was any interesting stuff in the fields. Yes there was.... A couple heel boom log loaders and a B with an L cab. A B 70 something , judging by the long hood, hanging out in the tall grass. And 2 Autocar log trucks.
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  8. 9 points
    I finally got a load to Florida, so I could see my fiancee. I loaded it on Wednesday, July 3rd. and it didn't deliver in Davenport until Monday the 8th, but I left Wednesday afternoon with it. I was going to go to Best Buy or somewhere to look at cameras before I left, but she said she knew of a great camera shop near where she lives and we'd go there. I've sent 2 Nikons in a row back to Amazon, and it's nice to be able to look at a camera, try it out, see how it feels, instead of just ordering it. The guy at the camera shop was real nice and very knowledgeable about the products too. I really liked a little Sony he showed me, but it was just too small, way smaller than the little Nikon I dropped. So I was down to a Nikon B500 and a Lummox camera. I went with the lummox, it seemed right for me... Just kidding, it's a Lumix, made by Panasonic. It's a bit bigger than I wanted, it's as big as my D3300 but it's a "point and shoot", and easy to grip. Seems to take good pictures too, even "drive-bys" came out pretty good. And, it was cheaper than the Nikon I sent back. It looks like this- I took these pictures with it- this is a plane. These are reptiles. We went to the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive, or something like that. It was great, you drive this trail, it's one way, you can stop anywhere and take pictures, that's where we saw the large reptiles, and even saw one with a huge turtle in it's mouth. And it's free. I've got more pictures here- I tried the camera out on a girl in a car too. Not the best, but...the picture was actually better than this, but it was too dark. I tried to lighten it up but it made it worse, not as sharp as it was at first I saw a bird when I got home too. And, Dodge pickup update- new distributor installed, no change. A local mechanic who's a Mopar guy, has a couple of them he drag races, told me it was probably the computer. He told me to unplug it and put some of that electrical plug grease, can't remember the name of it, in the plug and see if that helps. So i'm going to try that next, the thing has about driven me crazy.
  9. 9 points
    I am not going to ever buy a thing that has the NIKE logo on it. They had a good idea for a product, to honor America on the 4th of July, and they caved in because that un-American P O S bitched about a colonial flag on the shoe...
  10. 9 points
    The B-81 was produced between 1955-1966. The heavy duty model replaced the Mack LJ and in turn, the B-81 was replaced by the DM series of trucks.
  11. 8 points
    Dang! Sort of hoping I made your list of undesirables. It is only Tuesday and it seems I am on everyone else's shit list for the week! Forums have changed with so many going to Facebook. Forum updates, people changing interest and the crap that Volvo is producing with a Mack name have demoralized a few I suspect. Heaven forbid, maybe we have become boring? I have been around for a day or two and have enjoyed OD's Pictures of the Week, all the projects and show photos that have been posted by many folks, FT's racing exploits, Ray delivering nursery stock or moving trucks, folks trying to figure out codes and cups on the modern junk and talking about everything and anything. Appreciate when Glen sets us straight. Ron, HK and Superdog were good for that as well. And what the hell is 41 Chevy doing now? Might need to check our alibi. We obviously have folks that lurk who used to be regular members and it would be nice if they would stop in and say Hi. If they don't want to, that is their right. Can't force them to participate. Hard to please all the folks all the time, I guess. There have been a couple members including yourself that have launched spectacular diatribes on various subjects that were priceless. I printed copies so I would still have them in case of a crash. Some got pretty heated and took a few days to simmer down and sort out! Water over the dam at this point. All for the love of a Dog.
  12. 8 points
    So if we aren’t a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Mack trucks we shouldn’t participate since it will make the “original troupe” upset because it annoys them to answer the same questions or the person asking is only taking from the site? Should we not be able to visit about anything on the odds and ends forums with our friends on here? If the answer is yes to either of those questions say bye bye bmt, Mack trucks and the history behind them because if you don’t welcome in the “new troupe” the old troupe is going to die off not having passed any of this along to be carried forward.
  13. 8 points
    OK. I will take the bait. Who are the "undesirables" that need to be dismissed? We have personal politics AND political correctness? How can we have both at the same time? "Coupled with incessant blabbering about nothing, or the same thing over and over really gets annoying and dispatches participation." Boy, I am in deep because I keep talking about Mack Trucks. I better do some thinking on this...
  14. 8 points
    They had the Outville (Ohio) Power Show today, several very nice trucks there. Very nice LJT (I think it's an LJT). Classic looking Superliner R model, the paint on this is beautiful. Very nice B, I like the stack rack and train horns. A particularly nice GMC 9500, it also has a cool stack setup on it. A really nice IH.
  15. 8 points
    After quite a while since I first started with this project where other priorities got in the way, I have now picked up the pace on my AC restoration and thought that others might be interested if I posted a picture or two along the way. I have loads of pictures of progress so far hosted on a site called "photobucket": a link to the first album of pictures of my AC is here http://s484.photobucket.com/user/RustyTrucks/library/Mack as advertised but you should be able to navigate around my particular bit of Photobucket for lots and lots more. Just nearing completion is the restoration of the radiator which had suffered greatly from electrolytic corrosion of the aluminium top tank. after a little investigation my son Dan decided to get radical and designed, 3d printed the patterns and cast 2 new sections that he then welded into place to restore the strength and integrity of the tank. All the pictures can be seen here http://s484.photobucket.com/user/RustyTrucks/library/Mack AC Restoration 2019 but I have added a "before" "during" and "after" to this post just to give a flavour. Next job is to machine down the flywheel a bit, fit a starter ring and convert the engine to electric start - more to follow!
  16. 8 points
    Took this a while ago finally figured how to get it off my phone.
  17. 8 points
    Stopped by on to see some of my friends and family when I was passing through and these pics were shared with me. The owner of the truck thought some thieves were hanging around his place because things were getting moved and messed with it at night. So he set up a game camera to see what was happening and he caught the perp. Then I saw these weird bunker things. At first I thought they were those potato cellars but seeing that they went on for miles and having a 6 foot fence and later seeing a sign that said it was an army depot I’d have to guess they were used for storing munitions?
  18. 7 points
    I'm glad the folks who want to forget US history haven't had any of those monuments removed.
  19. 7 points
    A friend owns a machine shop fabrication business, I have free run on the equipment. He has two sheet metal rollers and when it comes time for the hood I will help him form it. Well for one it's getting a BCII 400 for power so extra room to fire wall is nice. And it is getting outside frame power steering located to the rear, need room for that. But the main reason is {as far as I know} no one has ever built a long hood B 75 or 73. I never follow what everyone else is doing, the whole truck will be custom built and a bunch of one of a kind custom parts and pieces. I want a one of a kind Mack B 75. I get tired of going to shows with the same ole stuff. It's my last build of anything for the rest of my years. Back in the 80's I built a custom CJ3B, took forever to get it licenced. Because I built the frame and bought a new Philippine steel body. After it was all legal the state of Washington sent me a letter that I was to cease and desist all vehicle manufacturing. Well as you can see that went in one ear and out the other.
  20. 7 points
    Cab is finished fenders,deck plate, driveshaft all on. Next the hood and bumper.
  21. 7 points
    Was hoping I'd see an old Mack in the parade this year, glad my hometown has one!
  22. 7 points
    Got you all a couple pictures while dropping off a sandblaster I borrowed from a friend. Not sure if they drive, every few years they're parked somewhere else on his property. One or both of them are gassers.
  23. 7 points
    Just sharing for the love of the game.... Finding a "New Old Stock" piece that fits your rig is always a treat. They certainly don't package them like this any more. -Pete
  24. 6 points
    Large, Medium and myself are all Civil War buffs, and we try to get to Gettysburg every few years. We make a long weekend out of it and camp out at Artillery Ridge Campground, which is only within a 1/2 mile of Union line and the 20th Maine's position on Little Round Top. It's a religious experience for all three of us, you really can't understand unless you are there. You can feel the spirit of those who fought and died there. If anyone ever wants to go, I highly recommend the book "The Maps of Gettysburg" which contains carefully researched time lines, maps and analysis of every skirmish of every day of the three campaign. It is an incredible asset to have with you while driving the National Park Service's self-guided tour. Day 1: Buford's Cavalry and Reynold's 1st and 11th Corps tangle with Heth, Rodes and Ewell north of town near the Lutheran Seminary The 11th Mississippi's Monument on Seminary Ridge The two sides of the Tennessee monument on Seminary Ridge The North Carolina Monument and Statue along Seminary Ridge
  25. 6 points
    Truth be told I dont think I have been busier since I was a young man Got told to give a bloke a call 18 months ago and landed a job almost immediately on a solar farm as a electrician I did my apprenticeship as a young man as a sparky but never really liked it so left I became a tradesman in recession we had to have in the 80's This solar farm building keeps flat out like a lizard drinking, start 4am get back at 6.30 pm These to me are long days, but the pay is good and I'm not you anymore I also do share farming when the season permits with my best friend, basically we call it farming but have lots of fun loosing money trying to grow crops in bad season's lol This solar farm is going to be built in stages Stage 1 is 250 mega watts, covers 1250 acres, it has 750,000 panels to wire, 640 km of 400 mm DC cables, 30 odd km of 800 mm HV cables and 3100 km of of string cable This is the 4th farm I have been involved with since I stopped cane farming Very un truck relate, however I still do find time to follow my passion for trucks I have manged to do at a guess 10,000 km in the last 18 months in Mrs Mack, bought some beauties home on the low loader for good friends and dragged road trains from one end of this wide brown land to other and back again in Mrs Mack in my none solar farming days I have made lots of videos but the windows 7 on the computer wont allow me ro make youtube films so ir appears a new lap top is in order Not a lot of truck related stuff on the solar farm apart from the 250 ton load two pictures above Paul
  26. 6 points
    Gosh guys, how can you take a thread asking about Billy's well being (he's an older gentleman) and end up with hatred? We have the best truck website in the world.......I can tell you that. Now with so many wonderful members worldwide, the website can't meet everyone's vision of perfect every day all-the-time. If we all had exactly the same views.......the world would be an awfully dull place. BMT is not only a place for discussing old Mack trucks. It's also a place for discussing new Mack trucks, other brand trucks both new and old, and non-truck topics as well. You have the ability to choose what you want to view..........and what you don't want to view. For example, if you only choose to view posts about old Mack trucks, you can head straight to the "Antique and Classic Mack Trucks General Discussion" thread. You're in the driver's seat....you only need read what you want to read.
  27. 6 points
    From concern over a member that was last on here just a few short weeks ago.............. to....................... this...............
  28. 6 points
    Thanks. The hood is on. It needs some adjusting. Hitting the home stretch.
  29. 6 points
    Here's some of the equipment that was shown and worked at the show yesterday. This is a LeTourneau TournaTractor; I've never been up close and personal with one. I believe it had a 6-71 DD in it. Here's a beautiful Euclid, again with a 6-71...really sounded sweet when he hooked the blade in the dirt. An old Allis with a Garwood dozer blade on it. 6-71 with a straight stack, you could hear it a long ways off! A beautiful 660 IH, looked like a new tractor!
  30. 6 points
    Power Wagons of course and one is a bus!
  31. 6 points
    I say this awesome autocar
  32. 6 points
  33. 5 points
    Finished with installing the Mack logo on the radiator tank using the emblem from the side of the hood. I never liked the standard logo-the letter stamping was uneven. Plus the cost of a new one was more than I wanted to spend. Cost for this was .34 cents for two stainless screws.
  34. 5 points
    Here is the transformer we moved this week.
  35. 5 points
    Young fellow with alot of ambition. There's something you don't hear too often
  36. 5 points
    No spit and polish but this Bulldog stood tall and proud on the show field.
  37. 5 points
    Still have to repair a few minor cracks in the hood, sand down the air filter housing, then wipe it all down before it's time for primer! Good bye H&K Green hello Hartzel's White!
  38. 5 points
    In reality the site is not what it used to be. Personal politics and political correctness has taken it's toll on this and many other dedicated forums. Coupled with incessant blabbering about nothing, or the same thing over and over really gets annoying and dispatches participation. Pretty much gone are the crowd whom formerly looked forward to the BMT site as a knowledge base and source of entertainment. This has been replaced by people whom only partipate when they have a problem with no desire to share in the comraderie fostered in the early days. Personal politics and political correctness dealt this and many other dedicated forums a death blow being allowed to fester like an open and untreated wound. All this is easily verfied just looking back at the membership roster for names and dates of last participation. Still a lot of nice people here whom try to add but far more solely on the take. It can be better but it needs driven that way and this includes ridding the site of undesirables. Site moderation with a set of balls hanging on em would be a great first step.
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  41. 5 points
    My late friend Wayne's 1976 Autocar
  42. 5 points
    Celebrate independence and the birth of a nation! Stay safe everybody!
  43. 5 points
    Well howdy folks, came by this site in a roundabout fashion. Firstly, yup...I'm from 'Downunder', or is it 'up over'? Dunno, but anyhoo, currently working in the mining industry as a heavy diesel fitter, mainly on shovels/diggers & drills. As i work in an industry that 'fly in/fly out' with 1 weeks R&R I needed a project to keep me busy while 'she who must be obeyed' was at work. I know, I'll do up a Dodge D5N 700 series that I remember from my meloncoly youth (a long time ago), complete with a Detroit '2 banger', Jake brakes, Roadranger gearbox, and Rockwell diff. Not a bad combo for a daily drive whilst home, subject to a no less long build. I was describing this to a work mate who happens to have a couple of Mack trucks, and is very much into the onhighway old school truck scene. So we got chatting and reminiscing about the trucks of our yoof. I then went onto search engine and came up with the Mack trucks that were in Alaska, and ones as suuport to crane operations...forget the models. I guess if I have as an option now is a B series, as my dad drove 'em while carting asbestos out of Witnoom mine to Point Sampson. Anyway, enough of my ramblings, that's pretty much how i came by, and will be staying. Who knows, might just get me a B model instead of the Dodge. Cheers & beers.
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    What makes Colon Klapperdink (my spelling) an expert or arbiter of American history? Is his opinion worth more than anyone else's? As always, opinions are like a$$holes... I think it is fitting that Nike chose this individual to be their "face" and has cost them millions of dollars.
  46. 5 points
    105 + degrees at Richmond Speedway does interesting things to Alcohol . 3 runs and they flagged me because I'm quick enough to require a chute and extra brace on roll bar. One run to set launch rpm with a perfect reaction time(no idea how I did it!), one run in competition against blown 302 GMC six cylinder T altered . I lost with massive fuel evaporation and starting to over heat, a shame because that run had the potential to get into mid 9's and low to mid 140's. and the last one where the 1948 Dodge with a blown 392 hemi red lighted, that run was close to even. Only ran E85 this trip, next trip I'll run E100 Alcohol with 50% Benzene. Not bad for a car thats been drag raced for 57 years and a driver on the down side of 60.
  47. 5 points
    That Autocar was nice. It looked like even the front axle was chromed. The B model is mine. I drove it to Macungie from Long Island. Pretty bouncy ride, especially over the Cross Bronx Expressway and the GW Bridge. It's something I always wanted to do though. It ran like a top!
  48. 5 points
    Detroit chips in with an overhead camshaft six Commercial Motor / March 14, 1987 Over the past decade Detroit Diesel Allison — General Motors' diesel engine and automatic transmission-manufacturing subsidiary — has seen its share of the North American Class Eight (top weight on-road truck category) engine market dwindle away almost to nothing. Of the 130,000 or so Class Eight vehicles which were sold in North America last year, only 5% had Detroit Diesel engines. Once DDA would have been disappointed if its market share had dropped below 30%. DDA's vee-eight and vee-six twostroke engines never found favour with European operators, mainly because of their poor fuel consumption. Now they have suffered a dramatic decline in popularity among American operators too, primarily because of reliability problems associated with water leaking into the lubricating oil. GM has now restructured its diesel engine division, merging it with the diesel engine business of agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere to form a 50/50 joint venture company which is to be called Dedec (Detroit Deere Corporation). It has also introduced an all new truck engine which has taken seven years to develop and is designed to leapfrog its competitors, chiefly Cummins and Caterpillar, in technical innovation, performance and market share. Donovan Downham, Dedec's vicepresident of sales and marketing, is confident that the new engine, designated Series 60, will capture "at least 22% of the US heavy duty diesel market in the next five years." Dedec's plans for selling the Series 60 engine in Europe are less clear, but there is no doubt that it will become available here. Floor, the Dutch specialist vehicle builder, has one of two Series 60 prototypes which have been shipped to Europe. Foremost among the other European vehicle manufacturers who are at least potential customers for the Series 60 engines are ERF, Foden, Seddon Atkinson, Kassbohrer and Perlini, the Italian manufacturer of on/off-road trucks. Another surprising name on the list of possible customers for the new engine is Dal (and Leyland Oaf). The Dutch manufacturer needs an engine to take it into the 300kW-plus onroad truck sector which is becoming increasingly important in Europe, and its own 11.6 litre engine, with a maximum power rating of 270kW (360hp) would probably be unduly stretched at much higher ratings. The Series 60 engine could provide Daf with a more costeffective option than a new engine development programme. In the USA truck manufacturers who are already fitting Series 60 engines in their Class Eight models include Freightliner (owned by Daimler-Benz), Kenworth and Peterbilt (part of Paccar) and Volvo White, in addition to GM's own truck-building division, GMC. There are two displacements in the Series 60 family: 11.1 and 12.7 litres. The larger engine has a 15% longer stroke than the 11.1 litre unit, sharing its 130mm bore and all but eight of its component parts. Unlike earlier Detroit Diesel engines this one is built to metric dimensions and, unlike the 71 and 92 Series Detroit two-strokes — which will remain in production — its designation bears no relation to its swept volume in cubic inches. All Series 60 engines are in-line, six cylinder, turbocharged and air-to-air charge-cooled four-strokes. Uniquely, for an engine of this size and type, the Series 60 has a gear driven overhead camshaft, and it is the first diesel engine of any type to go into full production with a fully electronic control system for its fuel injection equipment as standard. The DDEC (Detroit Diesel Electronic Control) system became an option on vee-six and vee-eight 92 Series twostroke engines in 1985 (CM August 24). NEW STANDARDS The engineers who designed and developed this engine say their objective was to set new standards in fuel economy, reliability, durability, noise level, and exhaust emissions. It is in the first and last of these areas that the electronic control of both fuel metering and injection timing plays a crucial role. For all twelve US variants of the new engine, with maximum power ratings from 186kW (250hp) to 298kW (400hp) at speeds of 1,800 and 2,000 rpm, Dedec's performance curves show that in terms of full load minimum specific fuel consumption the Series 60 matches, or in some cases is slightly ahead of the most fuel-efficient truck engines which are currently on the market, Like some versions of the Cummins 10 litre engine, Gardner's 12.7 litre 6LXDT and the latest Perkins Eagle 12.17 litre, the Series 60's SFC dips as low as 189 g/kW-h (0.311b/hp-h). Significantly, it does so while comfortably meeting the current US Federal and even the more stringent Californian limits on diesel engine exhaust emissions. "This is a 50-state engine," says David Merrion, Dedec's vice-president of product engineering. He is also confident that by 1991, when even tougher emissions limits come into force in the USA, including a new limit on particulates emission, the Series 60 will be able to meet them without the bulky exhaust systemmounted particulate traps which all diesel engine manufacturers are currently experimenting with. Some Dedec engineers believe that without such severe exhaust emission limits the Series 60 could break the 183g/1W-h (0.30Ib/hp-h) barrier, which would certainly put it ahead of all other production truck diesel engines. As it stands, the Series 60 is claimed to give on-the-road fuel economy ranging from two to 15% better than any of its current US competitors. When development work started on the Series 60, in 1980, it was intended that it would only be made in 11.1 Litres capacity. As the demand for power outputs above 261kW (550hp) steadily increased during the early eighties, however, DDA's engineers reached the conclusion that they would need a larger capacity to satisfy this demand without compromising durability — all Series 60 engines are intended to cover 800,000km (500,000 miles) before requiring a major overhaul. Merrion says the reason for not simply derating the 12.7 litre unit for power outputs below 261kW is that the penalty in fuel consumption caused by the parasitic losses of the bigger engine would be about 3% worse than with the 11.1 litre unit. Increasing the swept volume of the 12.7 litre engine for still higher power outputs has already been considered. There is enough space between the engine's wet cylinder liners for a larger bore version to give a swept volume of around 13.7 litres, and it is this engine in which DAF has shown particular interest. http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/14th-march-1987/24/detroit-chips-in-with-an-overhead-camshaft-six
  49. 5 points
    This handsome 1948 Mack EG helped deliver Stegmaier Beer to thirsty folks in the Nanticoke, PA area.
  50. 5 points
    Here's most of them, I have a few more to upload, and i'll put them in an album later, but here's what i've got so far- https://www.flickr.com/photos/28526133@N04
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