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  1. I posted incomplete photos of my DMM build in the introduction forum. Here it is fully outfitted for work. This project has taken a little over a year for me to fab and assemble. That stainless tank is 6000 USG which equates to a payload of approximately 27 tons of cattle manure. With an Eaton hydrostatic drive off the crank like a cement truck, I can unload in slightly over 2 minutes, with no stopping necessary to engage or disengage an air shift PTO. I am still in the market for bigger/more tires. Got stuck pretty nicely this weekend. But it looks like my options are pretty limited as long as I have the Dana hubs.... Anyone with suggestions please chime in. Also does Anyone know the approx tare wt of a bare DMM? I haven't gotten around to taking it over the scales.... I know we have hills that I can't make it up any faster than 23Mph. The EM6-275 is working pretty hard 😅( I may have "adjusted" the fuel plate) but it is still better than pulling that amount with a farm tractor. received_864841447552775.mp4
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  2. Tracked this truck back to Tom Pierce and his restoration shop in Blissfield, Michigan. He purchased it around 1992, restored it, painted it in Norwalk Truck Lines livery and took it to the 1994 ATHS show in Buffalo. I was there with my 36 Dodge LE32 but don't really remember it. It was sold in his auction to Bill Smith in 1994. Will be inquiring of the Mack Museum for the build sheet and who it was originally sold to.
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  3. well this topic is a bit interesting to me, but i'm not loosing sleep .. when I read these posts, then hear the story on the morning radio show, then hear the story on the CBS evening news, I seem to be hearing different reports, IE: people walking off the set, the Armorer doesnt have knowledge about firearms, 1 shot fired, or people there heard 2 shots... anyway.. its a sad topic, and the A-Hole involved will have a scapegoat,,,,, that last part may be all i'm curious about... jojo
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  4. only one shot was fired. for the age of the gun, i am thinking it was a 44 colt long. there are so many conflicting stories being reported it is very hard to know what is true or not. and i doubt we will ever hear the truth.
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  5. Yep. That's it. That's where it was sitting when I was drooling over it. Really a beautiful job. And, with that Mack sheet metal perched high atop that Pete frame, it was an impressive site. You know you did great work when 90% of the folks that saw it had no idea what they were looking at. Looked "factory", which is a huge accomplishment in my opinion.
    2 points
  6. Congrats on the new to you Superliner. It looks like its in good hands and going to live again . The Maxidyne emblem is interesting on your Econodyne . I find it interesting because we have discussed on BMT some trucks having Maxidyne engines with Econodyne emblems . Treat your Maxidyne emblem like gold. The can not be found . About your pump , I'm sure you know this , but on the very slim chance you didn't . There is external return spring . If this is off , the throttle will run up itself . Very fast . lol . Don't ask me how I know this
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  7. A big problem back years ago with turbos was That they were run too hot on the exhaust side cooking them.Older engines did not have a fuel ratio valve and if the turbo lost boost for some reason due to aleak the fuel would keep fuel at max setting causing hi exhast temps.The newer engine have a fuel ratio valve or boost sensor that will limit the fuel to the engine if the boost is not high enough so the turbo is saved the high temp.
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  8. Last picture is whatever used to be fuel that I got it running on. The worst rust of all is shown in the back of cab pic. Found an inspection receipt from 2005 in the truck and its less than 700 miles from the current mileage. All documents and tags I've found expired in '07
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  9. ...A friend of mine drove Mercedes G which leaved the assembly line in 1983. The truck (or should it be called a car?) was driven offroad quite extremely and regulary. It had both interwheel diffs fully lockable with hydraulic controls. Something of a kind of hydraulic clutch control in a car. The master cylinders were installed in the cab's floor with a knob to pull by hand and the service units were on the axles. You have two control lights in the dash which are wired to sensors (switches) in the service cylinders so you see if a lock is in. But only in a case the switch is Ok and the wires solid and the lamp is good and all that is not a must for a 35 yo rig. So the guy fought some deep snow or a clay fully locked and than went on a paved road to go home. His story was he covered nearly 10 km to the moment going something 80km/h and the truck once took aside for a whole one meter but continued to go straight. I don't remember how he count out the matter but the turn out was a hydraulic hose to the front axle diff lock. He just released the nipple and drained a bit of fluid after which the diff went free so he could continue the trip.
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  10. Sometimes its good to leave the GPS off and just learn your way around still. I missed my turn with the lowboy early in the summer of 2020 and had to find a place to turn around. Otherwise I never would've driven past this lonely dog that hasn't moved since at least 2012 based on Google maps. Last registered in '07 at a closed cider mill. Planning on heading to Jersey this weekend to get the paperwork.
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  11. I have had the interior of hydraulic brake lines come apart myself, and they tended to act like a check valve in the line. You could apply the brakes, but they would not release. This is not unique to antique stuff. Had to replace both lines on the front of the wife's '05 Chrysler 300C for the same problem. Those were easy to diagnose, as it used twin-piston calipers on the front. Could push EITHER piston in easily, but it was almost impossible to push BOTH of them in. So, that narrowed it down pretty quickly. Really does sound like a rubber line issue.
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  12. I don’t remember Dick Cheney facing any consequences back in 2006 when he shot a fellow hunter. The victim was fortunate enough to survive, but I believe he was hurt pretty bad. I’m no fan of Baldwin, but unless someone presents some evidence of it being somehow malicious or premeditated, I fail to see it as going to gain much traction in a criminal sense. The civil courts however will be busy with this one.
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  13. Sad for sure, it would seem impossible for actors to treat every firearm as if it were loaded in the course of making a movie. No doubt some safety measures were not followed for this to have taken place, it will be interesting to see what the police determine. Similar story to that of Bruce Lee’s son Brandon, he was fatally shot with a “Prop gun” (loaded with blanks I believe) one hell of a prop if it can kill someone. I don’t think that actor was charged with a crime. You think there would be a few more failsafes before a loaded gun ends up in the hands of idiot like Alec Baldwin. I doubt he will face any legal consequences, it certainly sounds like it was an unfortunate accident.
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  14. Not saying this is the case here BUT! I ran into this years ago ! I would be having the the dealer look in to the torque limit switch on the trans if the switch is engaged when this anomaly happens there may be a short circuit in the to wires heading to the torque limit switch causing the Ecu to think its in low! This will cut the power By almost exactly half no codes ! to eliminate this possibility cut or remove the wires at the VECU that come from the torque limit switch on the trans. just a place to look if your options are running out! Just sayin!
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  15. About 16 years ago I sold my B and my H. Been looking around for a single axle, day cab, naturally asperated, cabover (that's all I have room for in the barn) as a winter project. Doug Fetterly turned me on to a G in Virginia. The owner passed away and Scotty Shifflet and Ken Sage were handling his estate. Was able to strike a deal and hauled this beauty back home to the Buckeye. 1962 G75LT END 673 with a triplex (aluminum case). The cab is aluminum also. There was no accompanying paperwork to document its restoration or who did it. The truck was sold to the deceased Va. gentleman by Ken Crouse of Iowa who got it from Bill Smith of Fort Dodge Iowa who supposedly purchased it out of Michigan in restored condition. Does anybody recognize this truck and could provide me with further info as to its history? Haven't driven it yet as the radiator needs to be re-cored so that will be the first order of business. Thx Dennis
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  16. Been making strides recently, now have the floorboards done(with a little help), cab and pump house painted, and am working on getting the new wiring installed. For the floorboards I ended up painting them with a roller, and they turned out pretty good. In some "spare time" I was able to make a pounce pattern for the door lettering based on measurements I took from the "shadow" of the original lettering in the paint. Over the winter, I plan to try my hand at gold leafing the lettering; it seems pretty doable from some tutorials I've been watching.
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  17. Hicrop it rained here for a day and a half…. I guess it’s your turn… lol bob
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  18. Mid to upper fifties at best
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  19. Was that the show they called SERTS, for South Eastern Regional Truck Show, in a city park on the east side of town, south of I-40?? They only had it one year, 2012, then went west to Harriman TN for 2013, then disappeared. If so here is a picture of it at that show.. He is usually parked with FM Satterfield's Emeryville as they are neighbors and run together.
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  20. He came up to our chapter tent at Brad Wike's show in Lincolnton and introduced himself. Mid to late 50's, about 5'10", 180 or so, brown hair with some grey.. I would probably recognize his face if I saw him again??
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  21. Check the rubber hose between the frame and the drive axle?????
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  23. The condition seems very promising and that rust at the back panel is nothing, will go away just by paing prep work. E6-350 must be Econodyne I belive and 13 speed tranny proofs that. If it's a Maxidyne it would be EM6-300 coupled to 5,6,7 or 8 speed long steps gearbox (the most probably). Although the look of the fuel doesn't promize happiness it sounds strange you've got any throttle reaction while yard driving. Stuck plunger means stuck rack what further means no other plunger's turning and no change of fuel supply to the injectors. So you may be having issue of another kind. I would try making that injection line test as I described. A 5 minutes matter and you will more food for thought on further investigation. I'm glad you purchased the truck anyway. It has good chances to became a beauty (or a beast?) after getting some love.
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  24. Brocky we did meet at Tony's dinner and the day you guys were eyeing his BIG KENNEL filled with DOGGIES 😃 And you spoke to me at Ian's when you were looking at Kermit (the green Irish Bulldog christened by Ian, usual practice of coming up with appropriate names, his forte, hence the famous Princess Dianna that he enjoyed sleeping in when and the Princess when on their trips across Australia to shows), as Kermit was in progress in Ian's workshop. You saw Tony's Seduce (his custom red B75 with the Pete sleeper cab) that was in front of his main doggie kennel, I am not sure if it was Ian or Tony that came with the name, to be investigated.
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  25. Tks,for all the comments.I’ve decided to go rebuild everything route.Am waiting on a rebuild kit for the master cylinder.Once I get it to move like it should am going to check all the brakes.
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  26. I will not miss him at all if he goes to prison for any reason.
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  27. There are people rotting away in prison who "didn't know it was loaded" and "accidently" killed someone. I really don't see how this is any different.
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  28. Here's a link to the pictures I took in Colfax-
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  29. Last batch of brackets and straps. All thats left is the hood, fenders, fender extensions and headlight panels for paint. I was going to do some major assembly of the truck this fall, but the front brake parts are holding me up. The plan now is to wait until spring to do it as I don't want my cab sitting out under cover until then. Plenty to keep me busy over the Winter. I dragged the three piece drive shaft home to see if it was of use. I think by swapping the first two sections and then having the rear section shortened it is useable. I would then just need to fabricate the hanger bearing supports for it. That may save me a lot of time and money instead of having the whole thing fabricated.
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  30. McGrath is or should I say was an Australian brand of trailer, very well regarded in the transport industry and still a lot running alobg the hwys even though it's well over 30 years since they made them Heres a tale of one of mine Paul
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  31. The first F model looks fantastic with that paint job Paul
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  32. I declare that I am no fan of Baldwin. Today in our local paper full 2 pages on this very sad and completely preventable tragedy. These are some excepts from our newspaper. James Gunn US film director - the rules were changed after Brandon Lee died ... but more rules will not help if the rules aren't followed, which is usually how accidents happen on set. Producers etc need to be hardcore about making sure all the safety protocols are followed at all times. Guilaume Delouche - Hollywood armourer who has supplied weapons to filmmakers for 30 + years. Protocols are necessarily strict comparing the double and triple checks with the way areoplane saftey systems operate. Blank weapons are treated as if they were real weapons. Once they on the set we organise the blank ammunition which is marked and coloured coded. First we show the crew and actors that the gun is empty before loading it, when we put blanks in it we announce it, several times. We have strict safety distances, you can't have someone less than 20 feet (6m) in front of a weapon when it is fired. It is better to never aim at someone directly. If we need to be closer we put up Plexiglass walls and cover the operators etc with fire blankets, anti noise helmets and safety glasses. If a blank is put in behind a dummy it effectively becomes a live round. That is what cost Brandon Lee's his life, there was never a check by the prop maker, which would have prevented the accident. I think these comments indicate that Baldwin, the person in charge- THE BOSS, did not do his job, based on what has been reported he did not follow the rules and protocols. If he made sure the protocols were strictly followed possibility of an accident was NIL. Will he be held accountable the same way a transport boss would be treated if a truck has accident, people die because protocols were not followed?
    1 point
  33. Sound Like it really was the Wild West.. There's few things about this that Don't pass the Smell Test to Me.. I just Hope that the Truth Comes out & Justice prevails..
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  34. I've heard multiple people attempt to blame others...from the props department to the weapons specialist to any number of others involved in the process. Bottom line, though, this rests 100% with Mr. Baldwin. HE was the one who picked up the gun. HE was the one who did not verify it's condition. HE was the one who pointed it in an unsafe direction. HE was the one who squeezed the trigger. Sure, there were others involved with the loading, etc. of the gun...but all of those people and what they may or may not have done wrong to possibly contribute to this tragedy would be a non-issue had Mr. Baldwin simply followed the most basic rules of safe firearm handling.
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  36. Here’s an O&G B73, in their storage yard in Torrington, CT. I took these around 2000. Just a cab and chassis, I was told the plan for it was to restore it and add a service body to it and put it back to work. I don’t know if that ever happened. Last time I saw it working was early 90’s with a large compressor mounted to it. Set up with an NH220, Triplex, double frame and a heavy rear.
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  37. i have been on both sides of this coin. currently have 2 B models for sale un upstate ny that are very nice trucks and all i get is tire kickers or guys that want a million pics, ask a million questions then give me the run around or ill get the '' boy this comes at a bad financial time for me'' lots of dreamers out there.... on the buying and sellin end. EVERYONE wants a B model til its time to actually open their wallet and buy one or they want a perfectly runnin driving half restored truck for 5 grand. then you get the dreamers who sit on stuff and never do anything with it and let it rot. end of rant haha
    1 point
  38. What is the boost pressure when the engine is under load? I have seen boost pressure sensors cause this issue as well. V
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  39. I Just purchased my first Mack Truck. It was owned by Latrobe Construction Company. A large earth moving and quarrying company in Western Pa. I grew up watching these trucks running up and down Rt 30. Is there any aftermarket service manuals available? I would like to service the truck but I know nothing about what it takes fluid wise and quantities. Thanks
    1 point
  40. Yeah i once had a DM dump with a 285 that would turn 2300 RPM'S, with the 1070 12 spd, and 4.17 rears, it would bury the 80 MPH speedometer. terry
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  41. After owning 2 CH613s and an R600, I’ve finally found the Mack I’ve always wanted. An RWS788. It’s got a 350 E6, Maxitorque 12 speed, 4.17 Mack rears on a camel back suspension. I can’t wait to put this baby to work!
    1 point
  42. Update: found cause of no power to EECU, there were several damaged pins on the bulkhead connector at the firewall. Fuse #49 and abs now have power. Abs completes the test cycle “click” with key on run position. I tested power to the EJ2 connector at the EECU and there is now power to the EECU after repairing the damaged pins on the bulkhead connector. Everything is now live, abs, vecu, and EECU. Unfortunately I’m still not able to start the engine. I’m about to go get ether to try and carefully convince it to start, it has plenty of fuel in the tanks and filters are full of fuel.
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