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  1. So a little bird just told me that Other Dog has retired. The red KW has been cleaned out, vacuumed, washed and returned to FL Moore and the keys handed in. (Were the second logbooks burned...???) I just wanted to say Congratulations to one of the biggest assh......I mean one of my best and closest friends on his retirement. Please enjoy a safe, healthy and happy life with Zina from Florida now from Virginia. You certainly deserve every good fortune that is hopefully headed your way. Thank you for being a good friend- we do not get to see each other often but I consider you family and if Zina from Florida now from Virginia becomes Mrs. Other Dog that means she will be family too. Love you guys and god bless you!!! Now, the question remains: What are you going to do on Monday morning? I have a great suggestion, how does "Other Dog's Steel Coil Chaining School and Brass Pole-a-torium" sound? It's a combination school to teach proper coil chaining and stripper bar. We can have all kinds of Winfall Wimmen and smoke some brisket (not close to the building) and have some Schlitz and Jack Daniels. We will make millions, I promise!! (I think.)
    17 points
  2. Not everyday you pull up to the gas station and see a b model.
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  3. My single axle donor truck is an H67LT so it's got aluminum suspension brackets and air tanks. I cleaned the tanks thoroughly (inside and out) and pressure tested them. I used a jitterbug with 320 paper and then wet sanded with 600, 800, and 1000; then polished with Mothers. They're still scarred from decades of hanging under a truck but I like them anyway. I'm not going for a showroom new look, I like a truck that has some character to it.
    16 points
  4. 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
  5. I came back to post the end results of my work on the B75 I've been thrashing on. Mainly because some on here really wanted to see the finished product.
    15 points
  6. Spent yesterday prepping the frame and today was the day. Great weather, almost no wind and a solid SIX hours of spraying and mixing paint. So many nooks a crannies to get at and a LOT of paint!! It’s done and ready for more assembly.
    13 points
  7. Was training a new loader operator the other day. She listens better than most. Here she is doing the circle check.
    13 points
  8. Evening Folks, I am happy to report the B arrived safely this morning, and with a couple fresh batteries, fired right up with no issues. It is a 237 Mack w/jakes, and looks to be a really low time engine, I drove it off the trailer and the last mile home with no problem. Pic of it sitting in the driveway next to my F250 service truck.
    13 points
  9. What about boobage? Everybody loves boobage, cake, and ice cream. That's why there's "Odds and Ends", so you can sit in a Peterbilt truck eating an ice cream 🍦 and think about boobage🤣
    13 points
  10. Friend of mine sent me this pic taken in 1985. His truck with his Dad's and brothers. Just thought it was a cool pic that has survived 35 years.
    13 points
  11. I've known this dog for more than two decades. He travels the same roads I do but I have only talked to Larry one time in all these years. I've never had a camera ready when I see it and usually it's when we're going opposite directions on a two lane someplace but via a mutual driving friend I finally have picture of this daily working Superliner.
    12 points
  12. Details!! Lots of small things happening, brackets going back on, holes being refilled and progress!! Spent $130 on hardware, yesterday, nothing bigger than a handful of 5/16 bolts. Cowl vent doors are adjusted and finished. Chrome shop called, my lot should be back in about 8-10 weeks. So, finishing the doors will be a while. I have a tentative date around the beginning of April at an upholsterer to cut, sew and install the headliner and back wall. He did sew me up 22’ of matching windlace to go around the inside door jambs.
    12 points
  13. I've been wanting one for years, finally came across one that was priced right, wasn't too far away, and wasn't already sold. It came out of Minnesota and originally Oregon. It has a turbocharged 673 with a jake. I've got big dreams for this one.
    11 points
  14. And...we're back!! The old girl has both fenders, an installed driver's seat, and working headlights as of tonight! Feels good to back at it! Optimistically, two more Wednesday shop nights and she's going down the road (for at least her first test drive). Please note I still have a husband and a crew 😆
    11 points
  15. Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend at the truck show at the Bolton fairgrounds!
    11 points
  16. I'm very fortunate to finally have a DM. It was the very first Mack model I ever drove, and I've always liked them. This one is a very solid truck under all the bent parts , LOL It was used as a site truck and never got much attention. Its a 1989 DM 690 , T2070 trans with 300 maxidyne engine. I really like it !!!! I have a question though. Everything I've read says a Mack air shift trans will have an air filter. I can't seem to find one. Do they all have one ? Or have I not looked far enough yet ? Any info would be appreciated . Thanks
    11 points
  17. Here's a few of many pictures I took at the greatest truck show on earth in Macungie, Pa. Some BMT members who just happened to be around the Watt's Mack tent around noon-ish. Here's the chef getting some cooking tips from master chef Jumper and son...I guess they're cooking tips. Then she went solo chef-ing anyway. Here's just a very few of the trucks, Dave Mitchell said there were over 900 trucks there. I'll have more pictures when I get home, and i'll post a link to Flickr when I post them.
    11 points
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  19. Thank you alll. Little time left but staying positive looking forward to my journey
    11 points
  20. Ya'll - I have paint! Doors are done. Goal is to have the cab done by the end of this weekend. I'm one happy girl - I think the truck is, too! The rest of the truck will be this color with a white cab roof (down to the natural seam). My seat upholstery should make sense now. Anybody craving a can of Dr. Pepper with me? 🤩
    11 points
  21. Bob lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist and was defeated in the House of Representatives election. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Bob drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Bob from the car. A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery. This is to be expected from a California Democrat.
    11 points
  22. Popped the seat frames and original seats in tonight so I could sit in my truck for the first time on something other than a milk crate! Don't mind me...I'll be here making "vroom-vroom" noises and grinning from ear to ear!!
    11 points
  23. 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.
    10 points
  24. Nice looking Brockway.
    10 points
  25. 318 Detroit, 13 sp riding on Hendrickson Extended leaf. Aluminum everything and in damn nice shape
    10 points
  26. 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
  27. Red, red and more red. Still fixin’ and paintin’, but making progress!!!
    10 points
  28. Too many projects, too little time 🙄😄 There are worse problems to have! Good news: Mack paint is DONE! Body assembly is happening THIS WEDNESDAY! I can't wait to finally see this old girl put together. It's a big step forward. Popped one side of the hood up there just for a visual and got really excited. Finally got my '62 Newport out, now that the weather is starting to come around. And the Freightliner transformation is (mostly) done. Hope I'm not doing too much "contamination" by including that before and after shot. 🤣
    10 points
  29. Fixed my posting issues without deleting most of my pictures by becoming a VIP member. (Thanks, Barry!!). Finished up a lot of detail work on the cab and it's now ready for the long awaited trip to get the headliner and back wall installed. I'm just waiting for the upholsterer to call back that he's ready. The whole cab is ready for mounting and hookup. Lots of hours spent getting all of those tedious things wrapped up. I was going to leave the factory heater out to have more passenger foot room, it was mounted so close to the floor you can't get your feet under it and getting at the floorboards was extremely difficult. I couldn't find a reasonable replacement to do it's job. After fixing it all up, I reinstalled it and found that I could move it upwards 4". So, I made up some extra 10" brackets and the issue was solved. I also had to fab up some retainers for the door windlace, down by the footwells. A little bit of thinking, some 1/2' half round brass stock and some time on the Bridgeport created news ones. These are now held in by stainless screws, not the original spring clips. Another issue solved. I also found a Facebook page that a lot of my club members are on and people that know me or the truck are on, that's for LT,LTL,LTH & B-73/75/77's, so I've been posting there as well to keep them updated on the restoration. So, the hardest part so far and hopefully the worst, is about to be be hind me!! Doing some Spring maintenance to the rest of the fleet for the summer, but about to turn this page and start in on the long waiting frame assembly. Really pleased with the quality, fitment and look of this cab and can't wait to see it run and to drive it. Thank you to everyone their for support, encouragement and comments so far on this project, it is very much appreciated!!!
    10 points
  30. This is my newest project... I'm really proud to have her... Jojo
    10 points
  31. Hey there friends! Well, we got buried in SNOW this week in northern Vermont. My vacation week and it snowed! We had six inches on Thursday, but if finally cleared and we had a beautiful day yesterday. We spent the day working on our race track. The Freightliner is almost done - thank goodness!! So, progress on the Mack?? I'm prepping the hood panels for paint today. Thankfully they don't require repair like all of the other panels did. I also added a detail I designed and cut in vinyl under the back window. It came out exactly the way I envisioned. This coming week we'll start tackling wiring.
    10 points
  32. 1954 Ltl 420 Cummins Jake 13 spd Pete air ride air p/s has a/c Syracuse ny 42000
    10 points
  33. Door and grab handles installed, the vent windows and the stainless hardware are really making this look great. Still amazed to be at this point!!
    10 points
  34. Hurtling towards completion!! Passenger door is done, all stainless hardware really makes the panel pop. A temporary carpet to protect the floor. All the glass is in. Driver’s door to finish and still haven’t received the glove box liner, so the dash is still out. I should have this done by my deadline. It’s really looking good and boy is it getting heavy with almost everything back in it.
    10 points
  35. Out of the paint shop...now to final assembly!
    10 points
  36. Just got these trinkets. I'm told the smaller dog is from the 1940s it's a early concept of the bulldog mascot. The other was introduced in the 70s they were apparently given to Mack executives as paperweights. The truck is possibly pewter it's heavy and well detailed it's also supposed to be only given to Mack executives. Anybody know anything about these I'd be happy to hear from you.
    10 points
  37. "• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him. • Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America. • Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good. • It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it. • Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote. • People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. • Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous. • People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees. • Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated. • Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome. • $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not. • If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free. • People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President. • We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us. • Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now. • Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights. • And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?! Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus in the media, but 99.8% will survive if infected. We are living in an upside down world for sure.
    10 points
  38. Personally I strongly believe in the 1st Amendment, the 2nd Amendment, equal rights for EVERYONE no matter their color, religion, nationality, sexual preference, etc & I stand on the right side of the aisle. Several years ago Barry asked for some help in moderating this board mostly to prevent spammers. I volunteered. More recently he asked for some more help and a few more volunteered. Although I spent much of my adult life as a 1st responder and spent 13 years doing security for the 2nd largest festival in Indiana, the last 3 years, being the chairman of the security board before stepping down so younger blood could assume the reins and because my paid job was taking away from all of my volunteer work time, I really don't appreciate being referred to as "Barney Fife" but if you must throw stones feel free. Those who have been banned pushed the limits of good taste and when asked to tone it down they pushed even farther. It's very sad that we, as moderators, are trying so hard to keep this a friendly board where we can talk trucks, transportation and other things but people keep screaming 1st amendment! we can say anything we want. Well keep doing it and perhaps Barry will have enough of it and just shut us down because, as stated above websites are privately owned & governed as such so it is his right to censor and pick or chose what stays and what goes. There are millions of forums on the internet so if you want to talk politics 24/7 please find a political forum. This is Big Mack Trucks. It should be obvious that it is a truck forum and a Mack forum by it's name. Please quit trying to push buttons and just try to have a pleasant time here. I've spent 42 years in the transportation industry and I have heard it all over the years, the CB Rambo's just morphed into keyboard Rambo's.
    10 points
  39. 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
  40. My recent find.
    9 points
  41. My new wiper system. I never really liked the L model wiper system. The standard B I thought was much better and was certainly more refined. You can throttle it back so it sweeps so slowly, you don't need a intermittent. Plus, the arms park and stay parked when not in use. None of that occurs in the L cab. With that in mind, when I cut apart my cab I removed all the air supply lines from the center windshield post. Now that I'm at the point of the rebuild where things are going back together, I needed to figure out what I was going to do. The search took a while, but this is what I came up with. For the parts: 2, 12V Wexco , 2 speed and positive park motors, with adjustable sweep angle and positive park, with 3 1/2" shafts. P/N 4R3.12.R110D 1, Marinco Dual Speed, Intermittent Wiper Motor Controller P/N 76080 1, HD three position Momentary On Switch (SPDT) 1, Momentary On Push Button Switch Several rolls of 14 & 16 AWG colored wire. Loose hardware and electrical connectors The heart of this is the Marinco Controller. It provides a three step Intermittent Mode (3,5,8 seconds), Hi-Lo speeds and positive park. Additionally, while the motors are running, the unit will synch the motors so that the arms will run together and not independently. It's made by a boat supply company and is a sealed unit, operates on 12 or 24 volts and is not polarity sensitive. It's a very robust unit and waterproof. The motors are standard units, widely available and come in various shaft lengths. I purchased ones with 3 1/2" shafts, same as the original motors. The sweeps are adjustable from 40-110 degrees and parks can be set left or right. So, you can set them both left, right, inboard or outboard. The only thing needed to mount them is to open the original shafts holes to 5/8" and add an anchor screw to the end bracket for torque. I bundled and chased seven wires through the center post to provide power, six for the motors and one for the cab fan. The controller comes with a three position plastic rocker switch. I'm deleting it and adding a three position toggle switch and a separate button switch for wash mode. These will reside where the air valve knobs were in the center of the dash. I'm not done with the installation yet, but getting close with all the wiring for the cab. It would be much easier to do this with the dash removed, luckily mine is. It seems like a pretty cool installation and shortly I'll know. I have some pictures of where I am with it, but ask if you have any questions.
    9 points
  42. This pulled onto the job yesterday to pick up a dozer. I know nothing of the truck except it sounded as sweet as it looks.
    9 points
  43. 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 was 20.
    9 points
  44. 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
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