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  1. 10 points
    1968 R-685 237 5 speed going to put her to work ! Pretty decent ole dawg !
  2. 9 points
    Great looking tractor!
  3. 7 points
  4. 7 points
    Retired B80 series dump and Sterling.
  5. 6 points
    Strapped, clamped, bolted and pinned together. Gaps and panels all lined up and now all welded together in one big piece. Just the roof to attach and a whole bunch of fine tuning before bodywork. Big progress in the last few weeks and can't wait to have this part behind me.
  6. 6 points
  7. 5 points
    Bright red tractor displayed at the Brooklyn, CT show about 20 years.
  8. 5 points
    A little teaser of things to come. Mocked up my mirrors and drilled holes in my brand new door and relocated the holes on the passenger door. Boxed up the mirrors, they shouldn’t be sitting too long!
  9. 5 points
    AND MOXIE colored fire trucks. Lisbons new Pirsche was order in Orange that matched the Moxie cans.
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Rush Limbaugh nailed it with his Undeniable Truth of Life #24: Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.
  12. 5 points
    Nothing like new. Scored this early N.O.S. LJX (3 hinge, no vent window) door while buying up a bunch of B model parts up in Massachusetts a few years ago. Just needed to remove the forward window channel to make it work. Sanded off the 70+ year old primer to etch prime it. I found one minor ding on the door, but its perfect and will save a lot of time trying to fix the original.
  13. 4 points
    Decided to work on my hydraulic trailer ramps a bit today being beautiful outside and having nothing else to do. I had some 3/4" plate plasma cut for the trailer hinge mounts and after removing the drill stem from the original weldments, they don't fit too bad: Following the weldor's creed to measure twice, cut once, and grind to fit: After making all four plates match very closely, it was time for fitment into their channel which is the rear of the trailer: With all four of the hinge plates matching, they fit right in leaving enough gap to ensure full penetration welds. They are shown square, level, and tacked into place. The heavy wall pipe, (drill stem) is loose in the bores as it will slide though the back of the ramps for them to pivot/rotate upon: Tomorrow I will open up the holes for the trailer lamps to mount into. They mount through the channel under the ramp pivot/hinge point. Don't know if I'll go oval, or round, but I favor round as I'm not very "modern" in thinking. The assembly "may" get tacked onto the rear also but could wait for another day too. At least it keeps me out of the bars.....
  14. 4 points
    Tandem tractor powered by Cummins and is the 54th unit built of 510.
  15. 4 points
    There's two fish in this picture. Mack's the little one who has very little to say about what direction they're heading. Sad, sad state of affairs.
  16. 4 points
    Steering column out for painting and the new wheel. New seats came in, roll of embossed vinyl for the firewall door panels and can back came in. I've had a couple of truck speaker boxes under a bench for at least 15 years finally will have home for them. I plan on connectiing them together spaced apart to install a stereo and cb in between and use as a center console between the seats. Anybody know how to get the headliner down without cracking it? I'd like to dynamat the roof and change the air horn but it doesn't want to pop out. I really don't want to break it. Also found a dash panel on Craigslist that had a mack speedo and tach, my existing speedo doesn't have a bulldog and the tach is for a later truck. Dash came with a bulldog hood ornament and a really nice DM800 nameplate for 50 bucks,
  17. 4 points
    I guess that's why folks out there just go in the street...can't figure out which restroom they're supposed to use, and when ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
  18. 3 points
    Finally, on to the roof and gutters!! Some fabricating and repair to it and the gutters before they get re-attached. But man, it's starting to look good!! Door gaps seem to be no better or worse than the factory. Some of the stuff Mack did putting these cabs together...leaves a lot to be desired. My door jambs came out good, it's tough working with used metal. So nice to work with the fresh stuff I've had fabricated.
  19. 3 points
    Mike Schaffer out of Springfield. Runs a fleet of them.
  20. 3 points
    That one is said to be in Touchet WA owned by Don Shute. He purchased it in 2005 who knows where it's at today. Pretty sure this is the one your talking about?
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    It is a double frame in good shape can’t see it great in pics sorry
  23. 3 points
    Well they need somewhere to put all those 16 litre MP10 motors since they took them away from us, LOL
  24. 3 points
    never heard of any of them,,,,they must be awfully desperate for men,if thier on here.hahahahahahahahahahahaha...if any of you are,,best wishes,and have a swingin time.....bob
  25. 3 points
    Those trucks were still in production when i started to work at a mack dealer.So they are dear to me.
  26. 3 points
    Neither can I. Never thought I'd go this far into it. I always liked this cab on the B. I think what saved it and allowed me to go this route was the shoddy repair that was done after the original owner crashed into his trailer after missing the fifth wheel. It was literally pop riveted back together and the two replacement panels were falling off. They did a lot of damage too, as they chiseled the spot welds apart instead of using a cutter. Like i said, I can't wait to get this part done.
  27. 3 points
    In addition to the Kenworth and Peterbilt, two more of the same style - International and Sterling Joe Wanchura photo
  28. 3 points
    Nice. 6 speed low hole would be nice, then again we ran many 237/5 speeds grossing 80,000! Too bad you can't buy such a bullet proof truck today
  29. 3 points
    Look in u're Funk And Wagnalls under P.O.S. ................... n there it iz LOL cya
  30. 3 points
    no other place surpasses el paso during rodeo 2 weeks
  31. 3 points
    PC gone over the cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 What do we use for male and female threads now?
  32. 3 points
    Same here. Steeler, your have a real humility that let’s you expose even your worst slip up. That’s huge. I’m still working on it. Someday I’ll tell you what happens if you forget to remove a camshaft installation shoe, but I’m currently still in denial.
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
    Dynamatting well under way. Ordered 2 new airseats and made up new floor brackets for them. Got some pleated black vinyl material coming for back of cab, door panels and firewall. Going to get a new floormat too, might as well at this point.. Amazing how this stuff can snowball, I really just wanted to get the windshield wipers working again.
  35. 2 points
    Bulldog tractor equipped with a winch.
  36. 2 points
    bloomberg is a freaking idiot.
  37. 2 points
    Well seeing this thing tacked up I just had to weld it up solid but not before deciding to close up the side tolerance the ramps actuate within. Originally they had almost a half inch per side for a total of one inch per ramp. I cut this back to about 5/16" per side so about 5/8" in total. I then welded everything solid with triple pass to ensure the glue doesn't break and mostly cleaned up the welds that will show. Then found my compass and scribbled on the tailboard where the lights are to go. Also noticed I have an exploded tire too. Glad I'd purchased new ones but haven't mounted them yet. Don't really know the size of holes for the tail lamps to mount into so drew 4" holes for reference and to ensure I was below the hinge, and above the bottom web of the tailboard. Called truck parts vendor and they have lamps that are LED but look incandescent so going that way. I don't much like the lamps with several LED chips that never seem to last very long. Didn't photo it but rolled the gantry out from hiding as this thing is getting a bit too heavy to move with the hinge plates welded solid. "Ned, and Ted" started to get cold so came home for coffee and to warm up. I may or may not go back out to the shop today to progress further. I prefer working outside so had the overhead doors opened up and trailer barely backed in. The inverted channel on the bottom of the tailboard channel supports the hydraulic piping the flexible lines connect to. I went ahead and welded it back onto it's proper place. Got to run to the steel supplier and pick up some 1"X4" strip to fashion extension brackets for the cylinders to mount to, and smaller additional "H" beam for gussets for the twisting forces the tailboard endures via the ramps to push against. Hopefully do a little more "grind to fit" tomorrow fitting the tailboard assembly back onto the main frame stubs.
  38. 2 points
    Not flimsy at all being 3/4" plate gussetted with 1/2" strip.. idea was directly copied from factory mounts in another mack with a Roadranger trans. Truck still works every day during planting and harvest running well over legal limits.
  39. 2 points
    Found a video. And it even has a legend in it!!
  40. 2 points
    Nope, you can't have a sleeper on a North American Mack Titan heavy haul, but here, let us sell you a Volvo with any option you want, including a Cummins engine. https://www.truckpaper.com/listings/trucks/for-sale/189857253/2020-volvo-vnx84t740
  41. 2 points
    Few photos outside of the garage.
  42. 2 points
    I’ve found bad valves without digging too deep. Usually I pull the rocker shaft, let the valves close and pressurize the cylinder through the injector bore with a rubber tip blowgun. Be interesting to see how much blowby slippage you’d observe with pan off pressurizing cylinder. Wouldn’t stick any limbs in there while engine can spin from air pressure.
  43. 2 points
    I had to special order them. needed them to reach the hard spots. 24" reach!!
  44. 2 points
    Mopar has come a long ways in the 2-3 decades. They went from tinny bodies that fell apart, power windows that often times didn’t work to get multiple JD Power and Associates truck of the year awards.
  45. 2 points
    Upps... I was learned only about used sail boat fuel so far.
  46. 2 points
    I took the picture in 2015. Had a roll of black and white film in the digital camera that day.
  47. 2 points
    Tire repair shop in Farmington NH says their the "Best place in town to take a leak". .....Hippy
  48. 2 points
    Posterity salutes you!!!
  49. 2 points
    Lol!! Hey I'm confident enough in my abilities that I can admit when I screw up. It happens to all of us. I try not to let it happen often, but occasionally it will. The trick is getting the best outcome and not costing the company too much money lol. I have a pretty good idea in my head of what that cam tool looked like afterwards!
  50. 2 points
    Hi, just joined BMT and seen this post, i have one of these pierce trucks that im planning on restoring, its a 26 xa 2 ton model, i am missing some correct parts and sure would like to know where this one in the picture and the other one mentioned for sale in pa are and how to contact the owners, appreciate any leads thanks mike
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