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  1. 9 points
    Saw this unit in Roanoke the other day- Saw these hidden treasures in Roanoke too- I saw this on facebook, thought it was pretty funny- And when I was on the way home I saw this girl in Winfall. She claimed she had twisted her ankle and asked me if I would help her get her shoe off because it was too painful for her to drive with her shoe on. I informed her that- 1. I was not a doctor. 2. I did not have time.
  2. 6 points
    I acquired this truck from a friend, Russel Turner. He found the truck years ago and then started the restoration which got as far as the frame and rebuild of the engine. (not crazy about the red engine and intend to paint it to what I believe is the factory color......a gray?) This is a unique BM as it was delivered in San Francisco in 1937 with factory upgrades such as the larger gas motor (BX) air brakes, aux transmission, larger wheels/tires, to name a few. And it was a C cab as well. Hope to have it done for the 2020 truck shows. I like it as it has the early F model look to it.
  3. 4 points
    Well, this week I- no, wait, here's my list- a list makes it easier to reply to a fake picture of a girl in a car with big fake boobs. And everybody loves boobage. 1. here's my thoughts- 2. A big blue water tower in Maysville, Ky. 2. 3.A big peach- 4.Nice truck I saw in Roanoke. 5. No list should have over 4 items. Sorry.
  4. 4 points
    Equipped with a pintle hitch on the heavy steel front bumper, extra large air cleaner housing and an Allison transmission. Seen at the Spa 2019.
  5. 3 points
    I saw this- oh, sorry, I forgot- 1.Does putting a number and a period in front of each item make a list official, or is it still an official list if you just list stuff without a number and period first? 2. Does this question count as one of my four items in my list? 3. I think i'll just do it the way i've always done it, seemed to work all right. 4. .
  6. 3 points
    Yeah, We've noticed..........
  7. 2 points
    The first picture is how the truck looked when I bought it from Superdog, and the last two are with the axle moved and a new paint job and some chrome.
  8. 2 points
    Saw this little rig today. Markings on the dashboard indicate it had been a military vehicle. Exterior painted with a roller. Modified sheet metal for the front mounted winch.
  9. 2 points
    1987 mack e7 350hp new rebuild 9sp wet line $9500 call 540=309=4973 troutville va
  10. 2 points
    This is our favorite kind of #TBT post. Back in 1928 The Yannuzzi family started their business. Fast-forward to 1964 when this #AutocarDC came into service to be driven by the founder's grandson, 3rd generation driver, Jimmy Yannuzzi. And guess what they did next? You guessed it: Bought more Autocar trucks. Like this 1965 ten-wheel dump that Jimmy's dad, Carmen, drove. The Yannuzzi fleet topped out at 15 trucks, mostly Autocar. Check out the new DC here: www.autocartruck.com/dc Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  11. 2 points
    When I first joined the work force as an electrical tech doing basic stuff, one shop guy asked me to go to the warehouse and ask for a bucket of ohms. I went and someone told me they didnt have any. When I went back to the electrical shop i told them they didnt have anymore and everyone busted out laughing. Ive come a long way since then lol. But I too have fallen victim to this prank.
  12. 2 points
    Well here's where I let the cat out of the bag because several of you wish that you had my time. I'm salaried at work and run the shop, when the work is done, parts ordered and the shop cleaned I work on the 75 til the next job shows up. The boss doesn't care, I work seven days a week so something gets done on the 75 everyday.
  13. 1 point
    Wasn't able to verify what was under the hood. The door tag said 773 which is for a DD 8V71N, but it appeared the tag had been moved around. Either way , it looked like a fine puppy to visit the Spa.
  14. 1 point
    International Trucks Press Release / November 5, 2019 .
  15. 1 point
    I wished I could put more than 1 like!
  16. 1 point
    Guess I missed something here, what does brakes have to do with power steering pressure? terry
  17. 1 point
    First of all you need to find out whats the problem before you start buying parts.You need some gauges on the system to check the floe and pressure.You can use a 3000 psi pressure gauge and tee in to the suppy line to the steer box.With the engine running maybe 1500 turn the wheel and watch the pressure.You can check this out your self if you understand the system.To check the max pump pressure hold the brakes down and take a reading.You need to see 1500 or better with brakes applied.
  18. 1 point
    Sure steel can crack around the mounting bolt holes, but I find they stand up better off road. The edges of the fenders don't get chewed off where they rub like the fiberglass and plastic ones do. And the grills are tougher.
  19. 1 point
    Brian 71583; Brian you say ' Don't complain, they won't build what they won't buy. They won't buy because they don't offer a big bore engine. Also they don't promote heavy haul in their marketing tool bag (website sales brochures etc.) so most prospective buyers don't even consider Mack. It's a Volvo problem.
  20. 1 point
    Yes sir-and after that an NT-950 Ford. Looks like a tight city job and a Traxcavator in its element!
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    You can still buy a Titan down here.........https://www.macktrucks.com.au/trucks/titan/
  23. 1 point
    That’s great. It would never get done if it was mine. Mike.
  24. 1 point
    My old reliable is to shoot WD-40 into the intake. It will run on it and it will not damage the engine as starting fluid may.
  25. 1 point
    Forgive the Instagram screenshot I don’t know where my originals are but here is a ridiculous triple rail 85k planetary axle with a ridiculous rear suspension/trunion we built a couple years ago. I have a few other pics of big 6x6 AWD trucks, a 43ft chassis, Tri-drive twin steers, we regularly build 70k axle setups. Mack will still build it.
  26. 1 point
    At the high efficiency highway end of the spectrum Mack has built a couple one off tractors for 4 truck operator Jamie Hagen and small fleet Ploger. Both are one offs, they're not even identical, featuring single drive axles with very long gearing, 14k front axles with thicker frame to suit, air lift pusher axle, and full aero and then some. These trucks are averaging 9-10 MPG!
  27. 1 point
    These models were named the Freedom Series models. The main feature of the package was the extended bumper to mudflap warranty that covered nearly everything. Hence, Freedom from repair and maintenance costs. The Statue of Liberty is to represent freedom.
  28. 1 point
    50 years ago today I learned of the crash when I arrived home from middle school to see the Mack executives at my front door telling my Mom the news. Miss you every day, Dad! Holding up our end still in the employ of Volvo and Mack Trucks to this day.
  29. 1 point
    Fake(r) news. Read Genesis. The predictions Mark Levin made in early 2017 have been spot on. First major prediction fail is playing out. He said a large portion of the right would desert Trump when the Dems produced grounds for a pseudo-impeachment. I’d earmark Rand Paul as the author of the prediction fail.
  30. 1 point
    Here it is. Its shaky from my cell but when I pull it back out on Saturday to clean it up, I'll get a buddy to ride the officer's seat and post some better stuff.
  31. 1 point
    If Trumps son got a job anywhere and the left loons thought it was because he was Trumps son they would start another impeachment on that, but Biden"s son DID get a job only because his father was VP and the left say's nothing to see here, yet somehow if the right looks into it then that's bad, our children struggle every day to make ends meet, Biden's kid gets a $50,000 a month job with no experience and it's all OK, how do you as a left loon justify that ?????
  32. 1 point
    dont forget they expect the rest of us to feed the poor and illegals....sorry couldnt hold back this time......they just dont seem to want to share thier wealth..but i guess,thats what you were trying to get across.....bob...
  33. 1 point
    I sent out a newbe a few years ago for a bucket of steam. Smart A came back with a bucket with dry ice.
  34. 1 point
    Good points. And while I generally stay out of politics here, if folks wanna talk about politicians, please quit obsessing over candidates who haven't run in years and hold no public office.
  35. 1 point
    yes. I'm trying to eliminate the negative things in my life these days and it was to light for a boat anchor.
  36. 1 point
    My shop is 100 x 100 . . . I have to work wth only the nose in the door because of lack of free space.. :(
  37. 1 point
    My uncle was on that plane as well. Never found his remains. Lots of unanswered questions. He left six children behind
  38. 1 point
    Since someone mentioned Bulldog Airlines and Zenon Hansen in my post over the Mack-Bernards, I’d like to share my knowledge on Mack's corporate aircraft. Flying in the Lear 24 was a thrill, like a fighter enlarged for passengers. I regret not having more color photographs of the helicopters, jet and turboprop aircraft. ______________________________________________ Mack Trucks’ corporate aircraft department was established shortly after Zenon C.R. Hansen took the company's helm in January 1965. Mr. Hansen, a proponent of corporate aviation to enhance company efficiency, hired White Motor Company’s chief pilot (Bill Sapp) to become the head pilot at “Bulldog Airlines”, the two having met while Mr. Hansen was executive vice president of White (1958-1965). In the years to come, Mack's corporate flight department grew to become one of the largest fleets of its kind in the nation. The aircraft of Bulldog Airlines (This list is indeed incomplete, but to the best of my knowledge) Mack I Beechcraft H-18 (original N1021B) This aircraft, which started life as a G-18S, was the company’s first and appropriately given the company call sign "Mack I." The FAA registration number N1021B would later be transferred to the company's first Lear jet, a Model 23 ("Mack IV"). Mack II (1966-1968) Beechcraft H-18 (original N1031B) Built as E-18S which had 6 inches of additional headroom, and later modified to H-18 standard with the tri-cycle landing gear developed by Volpar. Mack II (1968-1974) Volpar Turboliner II (second N1031B) The second “Mack II” began life as a Beech E-18S, but was ordered as a conversion from Volpar Aircraft Corp. in Van Nuys, California with 705hp Garrett TPE331 turboprop engines in the late summer of 1968. This aircraft replaced the original N1031B, a Model H-18 ("Mack II"). Mack operated the aircraft until 1974. The paint scheme is typical of the Mack fleet in 1969, colors matching Zenon Hansen's personal Cadillac. Mack IV Learjet 23 (second N1021B) (*1969 crash) Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter Mack VIII Learjet 24B Mack X Dassault Falcon 20F (N10MT) Mack XI Piper PA-24-260 Comanche (N11MT) Mack XII Bell 212 Twin Huey helicopter (N12MT) Mack XV Beechcraft E-55 Baron (N15MT) Mack XVI Piper Navajo PA-31-350 Chieftain (N16MT) Swearingen Merlin Metro (N111MT) Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IVC (N3114Y) Registered 9/84. Leased from Teterboro Aircraft Service ________________________________________________________ '69 Crash Claimed Mack Executives October 27, 1999 | by FRANK WHELAN, The Morning Call At 8:07 a.m. on November 6, 1969, “Mack IV”, a 1968 Learjet 23 (registration N1021B) owned by Mack Trucks Inc. took off from what was then Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport. Three hours later, it soared into dense fog and plunged into chilly Lake Michigan, killing all seven aboard. The cause of the crash has never been determined. Along with pilot James S. Simmons and co-pilot George K. Strunk were some of the leading engineering talents at Mack: John Lehoczky, 45, vice president-engineering; Chatwin A. Sharfenberg, 57, chief-engineer highway trucks; John "Jack" Richards, 43, manager-vehicle design; David W. Steltz, 37, manager-vehicle design; Luther Haus, 58, senior project engineer. They were on their way to meet with representatives of the Modine Manufacturing Co., which produced radiators for Mack, based in Allentown. "They were headed out to Michigan as part of a special project the company was working on," says historian John Montville. The first part of the flight was apparently uneventful. But when the jet got to Lake Michigan, there were problems. An attempt was made to fly across the lake and land at the Horlick Racine Airport in Racine, Wis. But a thick, cold fog had wrapped the huge body of water in a cloud bank. What should have been a 15-minute hop across the lake proved impossible. After one try, the pilots decided to return to Ross Field in Benton Harbor, Mich. For two hours, the plane sat on the ground. The Mack executives went off to eat lunch. The pilot and co-pilot stayed with the plane as 468 gallons of fuel was pumped aboard. Les Meiners, a Benton Harbor airport employee, later told The Morning Call that conditions on the ground were considered "good." A little before 11 a.m. the plane rose over Lake Michigan and disappeared from view. It was headed for Racine, but it never got there. At 11:08 a.m., it dropped into the lake two miles offshore. It was noon of the next day before the fog had lifted enough for rescue efforts to begin. They went on for six days. The nose of the plane and a yoke were discovered floating in oily water. The first body, Sharfenberg's, was found in the lake in June 1970 by the Kenosha, Wis., Sheriff's Department. Later that summer the remains of Lehoczky, Simmons and Strunk were recovered. The others were apparently never found. Mack's chief executive officer, Zenon Hansen, who had created the Mack air fleet in 1965, was shaken. "A multiple tragedy such as occurred in our Mack family requires the utmost in resolute strength, courage and prayer for help to the Almighty," he said. The reason for the crash remains unclear. Both Simmons and Strunk were highly experienced pilots. They knew how to handle an instrument landing. The plane had been cleared for landing, and visibility was said to be about 3 miles. Almost a year after the crash, on Oct. 21, 1970, the National Transportation Safety Board ended its inquiry, reporting it was unable to determine the cause. The craft "continued descent below the prescribed approach path profile for reasons unknown," the investigators wrote. ________________________________________________________
  39. 1 point
    My father was one of the men killed in the November 6, 1969 crash of the Mack Learjet. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of that tragic event. Anyone out there remember any of them? I would love to hear any stories you may have.
  40. 1 point
    The fuse box that goes bad is the EPDM. The fuse box behind clutch pedal. Pull some relays out and check for corrosion. Replace EPDM (fusebox) if any corrosion found. The windshield leaks and water gets in EPDM and causes corrosion.
  41. 1 point
    I've seen enough mechanical failures to know I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that thing, LOL.
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  43. 1 point
    LR11000 under assembly at Syracuse University.
  44. 1 point
    I believe thats what causes little capacitors to come into the world . . .
  45. 1 point
    Be nice to see the R model cab assembly reproduced in aluminum and supplied to independent truck builders for fitment. I always liked that "driver's cab" layout except for the propensity to rust.
  46. 1 point
    I and my wife when she was alive were armed at all times.I carried since I was in the service and when we moved to Israel in 1972 you open carried at all times. In 48 years I only had to pull out once about a year ago when a man jumped up to my cab and reached in to take my keys, he was met with the muzzle of my pistol. Now what would have occurred if I wasn't armed? People do not like weapons or feel the need to have one, that's their prerogative, me personally will always be a citizen never be a subject The concept of the rule of law is the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution. The founders agreed that for an orderly society to survive, we had to agree to a set of rules by which we would organize around, limit government power and create laws that would be evenly enforced and fairly applied. For the nearly 240 years our Republic has existed, these principles have stood the test of time. However, it is now eroding in ways previously thought unimaginable. James Madison, who wrote the model that framed the U.S. Constitution, said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” We are witnessing systematic chipping away at the adherence to written laws instead of working through the legislative process, courts of law or elections to challenge grievances. Former President Barack Obama issued his infamous statement to form laws more to his liking with his “pen and his phone.” The Department of Justice—namely the FBI—decided that the process and rules for investigating Americans did not apply to them. They operated lawlessly rationalizing that they self-righteously needed to save the country from a duly elected president they did not like. We saw it when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the nation’s top law enforcement officer at the time, publicly resisted the authority of the president when she said she would not instruct the Justice Department officials to carry out President Trump’s lawful order on Muslim refugees traveling to the United States. We saw it when several states, cities, and counties defied the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and federal laws concerning illegal aliens and declared themselves sanctuary cities. Some county sheriffs have done the same saying they will not enforce state laws relative to firearms without doing it through the state legislature or the courts. The Weld County sheriff has even vowed to go to prison rather than administer a duly passed state law. Remember when after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage in Obergefell v Hodges, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples citing personal religious objections to same-sex marriage? She chose incarceration for refusing the Court’s decision. A Supreme Court decision has the effect of law. Whether one agrees with it or not is irrelevant. These gun control laws, including red flag laws are a thinly veiled anti-gun scheme and seem to be unconstitutional but refusing to enforce them is not how we should go about it. We have history to rely on where government officials tasked with enforcement authority decided that they were the law. In 1963 Birmingham Alabama Police Commissioner Bull Connor adamantly refused to carry out civil rights laws while defending segregation. Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and defied the Supreme Court order to desegregate public schools in his state. This is the slippery slope of men and women deciding that the duly passed laws of the state or federal government mean nothing to them. Now we have state prosecutors in Georgia's five most populous counties saying they will not enforce the state’s legislatively enacted heartbeat law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected. it is all outside of our agreement to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men and women. When government officials both elected and appointed fail to live up to their sworn oath to administer the law and instead decide they are the law, the laws are thereby not consistently applied and this create an ethics gap. What they swear to in their oath doesn’t reflect the way they behave. These people are substituting their judgment for what the duly passed law says. Folks, this puts us on a road to a very dark place—anarchy. If certain people do not like duly passed laws, then they need to work through the legislative process and the political process to build a critical mass of people to change it through elections or petitioning the Court for relief. I hesitate to encourage appealing to courts; however because it invites a temptation for judges to engage in political high jinx and activism or act like a super-legislature. Think Justice John Roberts and Obamacare. We then become ruled by people in black robes instead of leaving to the elected legislatures that lawmaking authority, which is reserved for them. This attitude of deciding which laws we will follow or evenly enforce is problematic. Once we get used to it, it will become a habit, once it becomes a habit the government loses its legitimacy. When that happens, we are no longer a constitutional republic. We cease to be a government of laws and return to the type of governance under King George. We become subject to the whims of particular people or groups who are known to intimidate and bully to get their way.
  47. 1 point
    So every person should carry a gun at all times in all places? I myself am not going to. If things are so bad that the need to carry a gun is mandatory, then I will live elsewhere. Life is too short. If I was king of USA Inc for a time, every "indisputable" murderer apprehended alive would die within 24 hours by the exact same means he/she used on their victims. In these cases with indisputable evidence (cameras, ect.), there would be no trial (a trial for what purpose?). That, I feel, would send shock waves to those who have murderous thinking. I couldn't change them.....but I would put the fear of god into them.
  48. 1 point
    Yup, crank the glass to the bottom. It needs to be BELOW the top of the channel at the top of the door panel. Then, with some wiggling you should be able to persuade it out of the door. My drivers door panel falls out easily. My passenger door takes lots of very carefully said cuss words! I'll let you use the words I use....just can't type them on the forums LOL!!! Start with George Carlins 7 words you can't say on TV...that's a good start.... I see you are using tape on the door to help with not destroying the paint. I finally had to do this with my new doors. Ugh, the old doors were much easier to work on!!
  49. 1 point
    Change the clutch cable!The clutch cables can feel fine with no load on them but once loaded they become stiff.
  50. 0 points
    o btw the service manger at mack wanted to cut the wires and put a switch WTF. I spend 200000 on a new truck and he wants to start chopping up the harness.
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