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  1. 3 points
    Yup, I used a Donaldson off a DM for my B75. It has a bit more space to mount the filter compared to a B42 so one a little shorter will have to be on the shopping list.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I had to go to Waynesboro, Va. and load a high load on a double drop-deck trailer last week. First time i'd pulled one of them, and knew nothing about it. But don't worry they said, you won't have to break it down. The load was 11 and a half feets tall, then I found out that it had to be tarped- good thing I had some help, took 5 people to get that giant size tarp up there. Looks good there, but it was completely destroyed by the time I got to Augusta, Ky. with it. Then I had to go from Augusta to Dixon, Il. to pick up a lift coming back to Va. for the rigging co. that we moved the equipment to Ky. for. But don't worry they said, you won't have to break the trailer down- they'll set it right on you, just chain it and go. I stopped at a rest area on 39 that night. It was looking like this the next morning. So I get to the lift getting place, and they inform me that I do have to break that trailer down. It was most difficult, because you really need ramps on the truck frame for the rollers on the gooseneck to climb, and I did not. And, you really need for the airline going to the 5th. wheel to be unbroken so you can slide your 5th. wheel, and I did not. So after a titanic struggle in the cold and snow, I finally got it apart. This is the lift, at Maysville, Ky. the next morning. This is how they unloaded it- That's how I thought they would load it. Saw some big Mack trucks in Grayson, Ky. Wow, all that unharvested corn in that snow- And here's a girl with a fish, for no particular reason-
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    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.
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    For those who don’t remember (it’s been a while), I own Mack B85F1242, a 1957 B85F that spent its entire firefighting career with the Gettysburg, PA fire department. While in college I was a firefighter there. I had the honor of driving and riding the officers seat to this rig’s last actual fire and it’s last alarm (a false alarm nonetheless). This truck stood by for President Eisenhower when his helicopter landed at the family farm in Gettysburg and was nicknamed and dedicated by the President as “General Ike. I bought it with my father-in-laws help six years after it was retired in 1998 (bought in 2004 or so). We restored it and unfortunately it has sat for about 8 years. I replaced the batteries, flushed the fuel system and fired this old boy up for the first time today in 8 years. The 6V53T that it was repowered with in the 1970’s ran like a champ. The Allison auto never missed a beat. Drive it 20 miles home from the storage facility where we keep it during rush hour in Orlando and it got tons of thumbs up. It’s dirty and will be washed at my middle school son’s car wash fund drive on Saturday (I’ll be washing it while the kids wash cars). I’ll post pics and a better video that doesn’t include the stress and shakiness of driving a 60 year old truck in rush hour traffic on Saturday.
  7. 2 points
    It is frightening that the left has lost its grip on reality. If half this country cannot tell truth from falsehood, we have a dark future. The Elite's way of life is under attack by Trump. I can think for myself and can tell the truth from total BS. We have his back, the people on the left better be careful what they wish for.
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    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 ?????
  9. 2 points
    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...
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    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.
  11. 1 point
    Liked the airbrush wood on this modified Willys. Think I would have picked a different style of wheel. A little more chrome work on the bumpers will help finish it off.
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    KS: I saw a picture of a Scania cab over from the 70's or 80's and it had a long horizontal grill just like the MH, and it looked like the MH in the window area also. Were Mack and Scania working together on the MH design? Sure wish Mack had been bought by Scania. Not sure if I like VW though with there claws in Navistar. Can't blame VW they just do what European money does. I do not trust American boards of directors any more than the Chinese at this stage. Although China aquisitions of Globalist companies can't be all that bad. One evil eating another evil. Go Trump.
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    Maybe out of hours on that damn ELD! lol .....Hippy
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    I was wondering were that fish smell was coming from Paul
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    Umm... charts show history (what has happened), trends (what has been happening), and possibly predictions for the future. For example: Here's a chart verifying that climate change is a hoax by China: Here's a chart verifying climate change is real: So, how do we know the CO2 levels from 800,000 years ago? Find a place on earth that's been frozen for millions of years. Using a coring drill, drill deep down into the ice Place the core in a sealed chamber Measuring the size and density of the air bubbles trapped in the ice determine the approximate age of that section of the ice core. The air inside that bubble shows the atmospheric conditions (oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide...) ten-of-thousands of years ago The core may contain volcanic ash, dust, soot, plant pollen... etc.
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    Received information from the Mack Museum today Almost 80 pages of build sheets. Sold to ATAC, Warren, Michigan Government Sales ordered 4/19/77 . The sheets show the S/N of 1426 thru 1429 four must have been built at the same time period. A number of time stamps on the sheets show dates of 6/21/77 thru 11/23/77. Painted Gray Gloss #16187 Fed. Std. #595. Upon completion of chassis shipped to Tuff-Kote, Maxatawny , PA.for rustproofing then to Phoenix Manufacturing for installation of local options including a pusher axle whatever that is all about. 18,000# front and two speed 44,000# rears. There is a lot of information here that I have yet to decipher. The Museum really included a lot of information which I am well pleased with.
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    Fake News!, Charts don’t tell the story..... Obama got hosed, he walked into 2008. The bubble was ready to pop and the news of his election was the needle. Problem is he made it worse. He used quantitative easing, a known failed system, to crawl out of ‘08. Massive money print off to fortify a failing economy. Made things look hunky dory. Also dumped the cash into “cash for clunkers”, $8,000 housing bonus, etc. The fed printed so much funny money we still can’t raise the interest rates for any amount of time today. If we raise rates the flow slows and the ship starts leaning toward hyper inflation risk. Recall at the 2016 election. Most or all respectable financial/banking advisories said “no matter who you vote for we are having a recession in the first term of the next presidency”. That’s where Trump has beat the odds and shown himself to be exceptional. As well as “Those jobs aren’t coming back”, another Trump victory. If you want to bash Trump attack his personality, he’s fruity. Talk about him saying he’d date his daughter because she’s a babe... 🤮.
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    I believe this to be true.
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    Teamsterrr, that’s the biggest line of bologna I’ve heard to date. Look in the mirror....your a recovered (& reincarnated) political alcoholic. You tip toed in and took a little sip of the wine tonight. It felt warm and smooth going down and you liked it. Keith’s going to pour another glass and you’ll be flat off the wagon by morning. 🍷 I’m not faulting you, it’s a disease not a choice. Plus, 2020 is so close now.
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    And now for a civil discourse.....ahem...here’s my retort and the list system we now have to use........? point 1 Keith, they wouldn't allow you to be hall monitor in school (for a reason) any more than we need conversation police on Odds and Ends. Please go back to bossing around your wife. Point 2 Trumps antics can’t be defended, don’t ask people to try. Point 3 Politicians are suppose to manually raise money for a campaign then secure an office. After that it’s time to go to work. They’re not doing it. They get money for the campaign, win, then steal our tax dollars fighting in office to screw over rivals while they are suppose to be working. They literally have millions of tax dollars, they didn’t acquire through campaigning, to work out their campaign on “company time”. It’s BS. It’s happening on both sides. Right now the Dems are perfecting the technique of screwing away my money to campaign for 2020 while in office. Any guesses how much work won’t get done and how much money they’ll blow on the next impeachment debacle?
  22. 1 point
    WesternStar96, what do you know about this truck, a GMC General? First all wheel drive General I have ever seen. I came across it on Google Images. That is awesome. I never used to think much of GMC trucks but these Generals were tough trucks. Our local steel mill used to supply GMC Truck and Bus Division with steel, so they bought a bunch of steel fender 5 Star's. They were used as both tandem dump trucks and flat beds. They had 6V92TTA 350's and Allison auto trans. They took all kinds of punishment and severe overloading and they lived forever.
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    Don’t forget this nugget. https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/11/10/aca-architect-the-stupidity-of-the-american-voter-led-us-to-hide-obamacares-tax-hikes-and-subsidies-from-the-public/#d4de5297c05d I also like Keith’s comment about “rich right wing millionaires”, so pelosi, sanders, Hillary and the rest of them aren’t rich as well? Love how hypocritical democrats are. They yell buzz phrases like equal wages, wealth redistribution while having a death grip on their wallets as they fly on their private jets to one of their many mansions.
  24. 1 point
    OK I'll take your bait, since I work a lot in Mexico because we have freight going to and coming from there which includes us going into Mexico because of the size and our knowledge at running the trailers, not every joker can run a dollie system, ask Emmert, I think that Mexico is helping to pay for part of the wall, we never saw the Mexican Military in force like we do now, which in effect is slowing the illegal border crossings which is saving us money which is allowing us to pay for the wall and not chase illegals ? (thinking like Government person) Twitter ? who cares ? really that's a problem ? golf ? yep when the Democrats spend more time working with Trump to help Americans he won't have time for golf till then since they are only concerned with their witch hunt he has time so why not play golf, and for anybody that has worked with vets and the disabled there are those who wear their disability like a beacon of feel bad for me, but MOST do not, nor ask for sympathy, they ask for respect and to be treated as the equals they are, MOST do not see them selves as disabled, they know they are but they ignore it / deal with it and press on, it's only a select few that go on the feel bad for me tour. Now maybe you should also read the truth behind your bringing up the reporter with the disability which was a birth defect in this case, Trump flails around and the person in question does not, most what you saw on TV was as usual not the truth, so check your facts before putting it out there like it's the gospel, and as tjc transport noted I also suspect that Trump uses Twitter to infuriate the left wing loons, he probably laughs so hard he falls off the couch when he writes his lines of wit, i know I do. And yes maybe Trump was not up to speed on how bad Obama screwed up our health care system, since Obama and crew lied about it from day one how could Trump know how screwed we had gotten, Remember if you like your plan keep it, like you doctor no problem and best of all your rates won't go up, mine went from $560 per month for me and my wife to over $2000 per month and neither of us have health issues WTF, go smoke another joint and try again.
  25. 1 point
    i still say trump uses twitter as a laser pointer, and the demoncrats are his cats.
  26. 1 point
    My .02 worth is the economy is doing pretty well with low unemployment, Trump needs to stay off twitter and people need to enter this country legally.
  27. 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.
  28. 1 point
    What concerns me is not what you're saying, it's that you believe it. "I saw this morning where the demoncrats want to impeach trump for assassinating the leader of isis" Come on... you're smarter than that. "Trump could cure cancer tomorrow and the Dems would blast him for putting millions in the healthcare industry out of work" Just like L. Ron Hubbard, cult leaders depend on blind followers "Same money-spoiled children of privilege blew $25,000,000.00 taxpayer dollars on that unfounded Mueller investigation to play politics" It would be interesting to hear your view about the Mueller report if you replaced every reference to the word, "Trump", with "Obama". Just an idea "Like I said we need to impeach the impeachers" Again, replace the word, "Trump", with, "Obama".
  29. 1 point
    The brake valve iself is a common type threadle valve. The part you need is a kind of spicer. Same general design as say R-model but longer to suit MH cab. The plunger which is actually a tappet is longer also. If no options to purchase a good part I would try alu welding and than grind the edges into the shape and drill 3 holes. Vlad
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    Seaweed from lake cleanup?
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    KS: Not to be nosy but are you at Autocar now and back in the USA?
  32. 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.. :(
  33. 1 point
    This was probably my favorite truck at the Tri State ATHS Show in Winchester last weekend. I've always liked the D-860 GMC's, ever since I was a wee lad, probably because one used to pass by my house several times a week when I was a kid. You could hear that 6-71 coming long before it ever got there, so we always had time to run to the front yard to watch it go by. I really think that truck was the reason I always wanted to drive a truck. Now, after 41 years, the thrill is gone, but... I was thinking that this truck might have been the one Fred Craig had, but I do not know. This was Fred Craig's at Winchester in 2005 or 2006.
  34. 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. ________________________________________________________
  35. 1 point
    My uncle was on that plane as well. Never found his remains. Lots of unanswered questions. He left six children behind
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    Took first place in my age group only because I was the only one in the age group....I’ll take the glory Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Like any racing career, pick a class you can excel in!!!! Nice job Bob!
  38. 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.
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    This ones closer, not sure if it’s for sale, but been sitting for quite awhile. Sorry for the sideways pics, iPhones are dumb
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    My father drove a crackerbox when I was a kid and hated it. I’ve always wanted one though. I wish this one was closer.
  41. 1 point
    I know an old bedbug hauler that paid for a 540 acre farm 2 houses and 3 or 4 new cars using a cracker box single axle just about like that one
  42. 1 point
    That's the LAST thing you want to do, (IMHO) Do that & "Snowflake's" won....
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    LR11000 under assembly at Syracuse University.
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    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.
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    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.
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    One more thing, you will not find anouther truck that is as easy to drive. I have driven trucks 6 years newer than my ole Mack and couldn't believe how much easier it is to drive. The overall ergonomics is better and it's just less demanding to drive it. I drove an older CH a few years ago and the vision is light years ahead of it. Last year I drove aan 07 freightliner columbia around the block and was wore out by the time I got back to the starting point. The MACK's don't fall apart inside like some of the other brands either. Give it a shot.
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    Irishflyer I have a 2001 Mack vision with an E-tech E7 engine. It is set up with the Econodyne setting meaning the lowest power/torque profile and it's rated at 427Hp. I currently have 912,500 miles on it and have had o problems with the unit pump injectors. However at 600,000 or so I had to have a cam installed, the dealer recommended that I have the overhead run every 75,000 miles to prevent any further problems with the cam. So far after over 400,000 miles I have had to replace the oil cooler, the fan clutch, and at 800,000 the clutch (original). Almost forgot somewhere around 700,000 I had to get a new starter and alternator and 4 new batteries. It loses about a gallon of coolant a week due to an improperly designed filler neck where the cap doesn't seal properly. That is about it though...except the Eaton rear ends..keep an eye on the end play I have nearly lost 2 wheels when the inner nuts backed off. If you get a wheel seal leak you better stop and get it looked at pronto. That can destroy the axle tube and if they come off get your but sued. Overall I would buy anouther Mack any day of the week. It has been a great truck and has never let me down. If you have work done on it at a Mack dealer and something is screwed up they will fix it free of charge. When I had the cam replaced the dealer over torqued the harmonique balancer bolts and a week later it came off...NOT GOOD. I called the dealer and they paid for the tow to the nearest dealer and for ALL the repaires. I was told the bill would have been about $1,400.00 if It had come off for any other reason.The one year parts and labor warranty on ANY repair done at an authorized dealer isn't bull it's true. So I for one can and will say that it doesn't get much better. By the way if you can find the E-7 in the Maxicruise power profile it will pull better than the Econodyne and if you drive it to save fuel you can get 7mpg I do. Good luck.
  50. 0 points
    If you want to have a real discussion, that's great. If you simply want to puke out the opinions of Right-wing millionaires, I'm not interested. So, if you want to have a discussion, I suggest we: Use a list A numbered list makes it easy to reply to a specific item A list requires organizing a person's thoughts Short lists are easier focus on specific views - a rifle vs. a shotgun. Limit your list to a few items - four is probably the most. It seems like more than that take a lot of time Use more than words - "A picture is worth a thousand words". Words are okay if you want to quote facts: Example: "Mexico will pay for the wall" "I won't have time for twitter" "I won't have time for golf" "Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated. Who knew healthcare would be complicated?" While pictures can be edited, some are too real to be fake: "I never did that" These are my thoughts on a discussion. I'm not interested in a pissing contest.
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