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  1. Hi Friends! I promise I'm still here. It's baseball and go-kart racing season so my time hasn't really been my own lately. As soon as I have updates, you'll be some of the first to get them! Cheers.😄
    8 points
  2. Welp, I haven't been posting many pictures lately, so here's a few from our trip to Florida last week- and this squirrel that was here, just because it's a good squirrel picture. I saw these things all over the place at the lovely Vicki from Florida's place, where we stayed. They look like grasshoppers, but i've never seen them this color before. And I saw a small reptile on her fence- well, many of them too actually, lizards are everywhere. And we went to one of my favorite places, the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive, where we saw many large reptiles.
    7 points
  3. oh- here's a girl in a car re-run. this one was on I-79 in Pa, between I-80 and the turnpike.
    7 points
  4. The amount of completed and new parts is really starting to accumulate. These shelves are getting full of parts that are ready to assemble. Assembly should go pretty quickly, all the hardware is ready for it. Still have more bodywork and paint to do for the hood and fenders, but just happy to be gaining some momentum!
    7 points
  5. Got the pool ready, and figured I'd pull some of my old toys down from the attic for the boy to play with in there...had the old Fisher-Price Little People Offshore Cargo Base set that I used to play with in the tub as a kid. Found it up there in a box with the Airport & jet, as well as some of the cars, ambulance, a tractor, and other odds & ends. Sort of disappointed I can't find all of the people...know I had a bunch, but only found 3. Got to looking online, and if they weren't quite so....used....the few pieces I pulled down would sell for $400-$500...and I know there's still more
    6 points
  6. I don't have many pictures on my phone, but here's a PSA and it features a girl in a car.
    6 points
  7. Well team - it's been a long night and a productive one! My husband assured me (warned me?) that this part would be a real challenge. When we brought the truck home her body panels were in a trailer. We've never seen her assembled. Our guess is that this truck may have been pushed around the yard (where we bought her) by her nose - with a bucket cushioned by a tire or something. The front was really racked in a weird way. Fortunately my husband and the gang have years of experience building race cars and fabricating. Hours and hours later we finally had a good fit up on the hood! Callin
    6 points
  8. That's right, as I was telling Wayne Ellis at the Harrisonburg show, a young man who owns 3 trucks, an R model, a 9300 IH, and his daily driver work truck, a '98 (I think) W900 that's putting over 600hp. to the ground, it was just different when I was his age, about 40 years ago. Back then, I drove a couple of trucks with 290hp. Cummins in them, then a VT 903 with 320hp, then a 285hp. 300 Mack, then 350's, and on and on. But everybody else had the same thing, the speed limit was 55 mph, and all was good, we got it done- with no engine brakes, power steering, satellite radio, or smart
    5 points
  9. Hauled the cab to the upholsterer, yesterday. Avoided dropping or damaging it, thankfully. Another step closer. Lots of parts on order to finish the frame, along with painting it. The heat the past week slowed me down, now that I’m outside for this work. Hood is almost done having some repairs done. Good progress on a lot of fronts.
    5 points
  10. You made rubber guns, now that's classy, we just used a stick or no stick at all, just held our fingers and arms the right way for our weapon of choice, we made our own noise and by the noise that was made you could tell what type of gun you had And there was always that one kid that would change guns at will just to kill you and then one hell of a argument would break out, some times we would end trying to throw punches and rolling around on the ground doing our best to beat each other senseless Funny enough we would all go home mates and never held grudges No parents ever go
    5 points
  11. Moving day. Brought the frame up in front of the barn, from it's hiding place alongside it. A little bit of effort to get it there after pulling it up, turning it 180 degrees then positioning it between the bays so I still have access. All those freshly painted parts will be reunited with the frame soon!!
    5 points
  12. Glad to see pictures of the week is still alive and well ☺️
    5 points
  13. I made it to the ATHS National Show and Convention for the first time ever. It was in Harrisonburg, about 2 hrs. from here. I saw a lot of trucks I had never seen before, and some BMT members too. All the pictures are here, just click on the picture- Here are some of the many Macks- This is one of the best looking i've seen- this one too-
    4 points
  14. I can neither confirm or deny some tuning up having been done by the Cops that cuffed him...........
    4 points
  15. Rob thanks for posting that bit with that little girl acting like she needs more Valium. I understand her pleas but is it genuine? or a paid put-up job? I really enjoyed that commentator setting things straight. I watch the cars hauling one kid at a time out to the school right behind the bus that we all pay for so the kids can ride to school. There is a semi private park out at the end of my road and on the weekends there is three or four soccer games and they are from down in the city I was told most of the kids don't play outside during the week and I guess they can't play anymore without t
    4 points
  16. Oh, Yeah!! Added a few hundred pounds of parts to the frame. It adds up quickly.
    4 points
  17. https://twitter.com/lonestarmango/status/1397739659204067329
    4 points
  18. Made some good progress today. Cleaned and reprimed the front half of the frame, the spot painted the mounting areas for the parts I painted last week. Finally, I started re-assembly. Got a lot put back together. Hopefully, the front springs and axle tomorrow!!
    4 points
  19. Only problem with that is you can't sit on your rear end and do nothing to receive it.
    4 points
  20. Those of us that lived through trying to raise young families in the Carter era remember the time very well; it is not favorable and for most, "indelible" in memories.
    4 points
  21. Yes I'm thinking we'll have to take up a collection to get him a lifted 4x4 to keep the pics coming now that he's not driving truck anymore.
    4 points
  22. If I was close I would come over and have a good time helping you bolt all those nice clean parts on a nice clean frame way better than trying to repair a part on a truck or machine with five inches of grease and dirt covering everything.
    4 points
  23. I dont chime in here very often but will offer a positive oppinion on the 'new Mack truck's' as oppossd to the typical 'anything new is junk' view. In July of 2014 some of you may recall I placed an order on a 2016 Mack CXU 505c+, Eaton 13 speed, Mack S38 rears. The truck now has 1.1 million km on it (just shy of 700,000 miles) This thing has been nothing short of fantastic. The truck has given me superior service and cost of ownership in comparison to my two previous PACCAR trucks that I purchased new (2005 379 pete/C15 Cat and a 2010 KW T660/ISX). I did end up doing
    4 points
  24. Really wish I could come out of retirement, the money was so much better when I was self-employed. But a broken down body and severe arthritis from being a field mechanic for 30 years keeps me stuck at a desk job now, watching others keep up maintenance in a small State Park. Damned kids now days don't have a clue on how to troubleshoot, plug the laptop in and start throwing parts at it.
    3 points
  25. You're welcome. Here's some of the dignitaries I saw, Freightrain, Underdog, maint1, Brocky. That's Zina from Gladys, formerly known as Zina from Florida, in the picture with Brocky when she ran into him at the Cracker Barrel.
    3 points
  26. Wheel chocks from Lexington were pretty nice. A lot of work went into them.
    3 points
  27. Mack trucks were a very clever design, the bodies were built in such a way that even right up to the late 90's (last of the R models) fit and fitment of panels was well camouflaged so nothing really had to line up that well to give a good appearance Looks good to me Paul
    3 points
  28. From bucklake area west of Wetaskiwin. Don’t have many pics, have to take some more.
    3 points
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