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  1. 11 points
    Tractor based in central Mass last I knew.
  2. 11 points
    Finished with cab guard/stack support. Next is fender/cab filler panels.
  3. 8 points
    Please don't confuse someone who is good in front of the teleprompter as someone who is an effective leader. Obama is/was one of the best public speakers that our country has ever seen. His domestic policies and foreign policy was awful. Obama care was a bust. Keep your doctor and save $2,000+ per year. More like lose your doctor and see your healthcare costs go through the roof. He handled Putin, Kim Jung and Assad with kid gloves and look where that got us. There was another great speech giver from Germany in the 1930's and 1940's that almost brought the world to its knees and ended the lives of millions of innocent souls. The democrats adding pork to the stimulus bill and then saying that the President wasn't responding to the healthcare crisis is a typical smoke in mirrors tactic that they use. Trump referring to Cvd-19 situation as the "democrats next hoax" was contextually connected to Russia, the Mueller report, the garbage with his former attorney Michael Cohen, as well as the fake dossier, Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page, etc. So the democrats were using Cvd-19 as their next version of what to pin on him. Its not working. His response has been praised by Cuomo himself. Even Ilhan Omar says his response have been terrific. Fact of the matter is that the US has never seen something like this before and to blame anyone directly would be irresponsible. Remember, the left said George W. Bush let down Louisiana after Katrina. Fact of the matter is that he begged for areas to be evacuated and offered to take over law enforcement and government officials were slow to act and declined to let the feds help with law enforcement. Smoke in mirrors pointed the finger at him when the response from local government was anemic at first. Now lets look at welfare reform. The left likes to say that Bill Clinton was its champion. Farthest thing from the truth. The republican controlled house and senate put the welfare reform bill on his desk and they had to twist his arm to get him to sign it. Plenty of good and plenty of bad on both sides of the isle. The left just likes to point fingers and mix up the facts using their bench team, the media, to do their dirty work.
  4. 8 points
    My guess is that this is to protect the purchaser from his wife. What she doesn't know won't hurt him!
  5. 8 points
    We just picked this up today. What a beauty. It reminded me of how much I liked these old Ford's as I drove it to our yard. Going to get a PTO drive for the water pump, and 4 corner sprayers and a gravity bar on the back and used as a flusher truck. Use it to fill pools also. Getting amber lenses for the red lights that are on it. Has a 3208 V8 Cat turbo, 250 h.p. Allison auto, rubber block rear and 24.5 rubber.
  6. 8 points
    I helped the gravedigger exhume this last weekend.
  7. 7 points
    Great looking tractor. Pic from 2014.
  8. 7 points
    I saw a big Mack truck in McKees Rocks. I saw a girl in a car too, but even better than a girl in a car, I went to Florida and saw lots of bikes over at a place called The Cabbage Patch. We went there the last time I was there for bike week. I liked it better than Daytona myself. Daytona is just too crowded, and there's plenty to see and do at the Cabbage Patch. Lots of food, beer, bikes, babes, T shirts, etc. Here's some of the bikes I saw- everybody loves boobage, right? oh, almost forgot one- Big Mack truck for sale in Fredericksburg, Va. New red truck, same as the old red truck. There's more Florida and Bike Week pictures here-
  9. 6 points
    Nice Superliner at the Western Mass Show in 2016.
  10. 6 points
    Sometimes only one will do.
  11. 6 points
    Seen at Macungie in 2013. A few upgrades and changes but still has the look of late 60's trucking. Includes a small bunk and round nose trailer.
  12. 6 points
    I am always full disclosure with folks I meet about how I grew up. Stay with me here. I live in a nice house, in a nice neighborhood (Winter Park Florida) surrounded by doctors, lawyers, and money managers. I grew up the same way in Chappaqua, NY. I was however, and continue to be a complete and total contradiction of life to my childhood and current friends. I have my parents to thank for that. Mom and dad were raised in the Bronx by my off-the-boat Irish grandparents. Dad cleaned toilets at the A&P bakery after school and mom took the subway to St. Vincent's in lower Manhattan and worked as a nurse's assistant. Dad was an Eagle Scout and graduated top of his class after putting himself through Manhattan College. Served our country as a Marine. He worked good jobs as a CFO but never lost sight of his humble upbringing. Never let myself or my older brother get full of our selves or the yuppy lifestyle that surrounded us. Taught us how to fish, hunt, do carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs. He had a diesel Mercedes. When the glow plugs needed to be replaced or the valves needed to be adjusted it didn't go to the dealer, we did it in the garage. New tires? You bet they got put on in the driveway using a rubber mallet, soapy water and a few really big flat head screw drivers. So when I got older (teens) I started serving as a volunteer and eventually working part time as a firefighter. It was tough. Had to work twice as hard to gain everyone's trust in my skill just because of my address in town. I don't regret it for a moment though, and I eventually had the pleasure of serving them as a senior line officer. My friends never really got it. They simply couldn't understand why I knew or why I bothered to fix things or perform tasks that they had grown up seeing their parents pay for. The other day, my 12 year old shot a lacrosse ball at his goal in the front yard and it hit off one of the posts and ricocheted 50 feet into the neighbor's garage window. Guy wasn't pissed, just said that he'd get a glass company out on monday to fix it and he would send me the bill. I said no. Went to the hardware store, they cut me a $4 piece of glass and I had the broken one removed and the new one installed caulked and ready for paint within the hour. He couldn't believe it. Thought I wasted my time and that I could have been playing golf instead. Unbelievable the way people think. My story or rant above is not to judge a book by its cover. Most of the time people are judged because they are homely, uneducated, poor or for some other negative reason. Most people judge me because I pull out of the driveway in a nice car wearing a suit and tie each day so they think I'm a complete idiot when they walk past the house on the weekend and find me on a 28 foot extension ladder repairing trim around an attic window that was damaged by a falling tree limb. Now back to the outhouse portion of this discussion. Until a few years ago my family and dad's best friend's had a hunting and fishing camp on a lake in the back bush of Quebec. We sold it when dad's buddy died three years ago, as dad had passed in 1998 and we just weren't getting enough use out of it. It had an outhouse. Took several friends there over the years and it took getting used to for them to offload in a wooden box with a bucket full of stove ash sitting next to them. I however miss being outside with the door open as the sun comes up, on a brisk morning in the fall, cup of coffee to the left, bucket of ash to the right, roll of toilet paper on the floor looking across the lake at the trout, bass, and pike jumping, knowing that as soon as my hangover subsided that I would be catching dinner.
  13. 5 points
    You’re leaving out a huge detail Mack458, the Democrats are the ones who kept throwing in crap they couldn’t get passed onto the STIMULUS bill. Isn’t that using a tragedy for political gain in the worst way? if cuomo wants to work together to solve this then why is he threatening to sue the president and his admin if they shut down NY and NJ to help slow the spread down so our medical resources can handle it better? Cuomo is just grandstanding for the most part and following what all of the other democrats have been doing for the last 3 years. Fight the president on everything he does no matter what because party lines mean more than the people that elected them. Do I like trump as a person? No, I think he’s a vain spoiled brat with a big mouth. Do I like his policies like bring manufacturing back to the US, make trading with others fair to the US, worry about the US first? Love the policies and so does a good portion of the US besides Schumer, Pelosi, AOC, Clinton etc.
  14. 5 points
    Before this thread runs completely off the rails on hot button issues lets just get back to the original topic. Emperor Cuomo has been running this state into the ground with only his own personal agenda in mind from the start. As did his father before him. This is just positive press exposure for him and he's going to play it for all its worth.
  15. 5 points
    In a couple of days the paint got relatively hard so I was able to took the cab from the shop and transport to my place. Made a couple of pics before putting it inside the shop. It will reqire polishing since stripe edges make clear coat uneven but I was going to do it much later when all the paint is set wery well. I had no hurry with that, plenty of work over the chassis and engine was planned ahead.
  16. 5 points
    Well, they're not useless all the time, and doctors might not be too busy all the time. Killing an innocent baby right up until birth, like Va. governor ralph northam is all for, is still just wrong, it is murder, it is wrong.
  17. 5 points
    Interior is coming back together. Got a dm dash panel off Craigslist which had original bulldog tach and speedo so put those in after painting the dash panel. Seat mounts and stereo are in. I think I'm going to paint the headliner black before it goes back in.
  18. 5 points
    French's Mack DM885 dump truck at Worcester Sand and Gravel in 2013.
  19. 4 points
    Newest addition to collection 1964 Mack C615 . Mack made only 1589 C models during 1963-1965 the C615 was limited to 208 made. This truck is in original condition always garage kept only one driver (the original owners son). This truck has a Mack END864 V-8, Quadraplex, looks to be a 44k camelback, double frame, power steering. 11.00x20 tires, the filler panels for the fenders are there just not currently installed.
  20. 4 points
    Well to quote Mack 458.....in my opinion Trump really did not act in time, and continues to make incorrect/differing statements than his team of doctors and specialist. In the beggining it was a hoax and something that the democrats were using to take him down. He seems to finally be taking the advise from his team. Unfortunatly every press conference is about what a great job he is doing and making incorrect statements. Unfortunately there is a lot of truth in this. Although I think he finally is accepting the fact that he has two very competent people in Fauci and Berx and he is finally listening. I just keep hoping his handlers get him in control. Election is his to lose. People like Hannity have to stop blowing smoke up his ass and get him to STFU! Stick to FACTS. Question is, when do Dems recognize Biden really does have a problem? And as for Cuomo, look at the air time this guy gets. And also NO press coverage about any of his failed pie in the sky proposals to "make NY great again".
  21. 4 points
    My son said there names are Sum tin wong Ho Lee chit Ho lee f_ck I laughed Hope some does too
  22. 4 points
    The Coronavirus illustrates the massive mistake of allowing "big business" to offshore the production of vital products, be it masks, gloves or medicine.
  23. 4 points
    Shocker. My youngest son did a lip synch Of Pick Up Man his sr. yr in high school-lot of laughs . And my grandsons always want to hear JD Green when they are riding in my Deere. When country music was good! RIP
  24. 4 points
    Here's one Brockway that left there....Rest In Peace Bill
  25. 4 points
    The time for the final paint has come. The cab was supposed to get stripes. Doors were painted much earlier as I liked to experiment with the color scheme and to have time to change it if dislike. They turned out well to my taste and I put them on the running truck. This time I had to remove them off there and put onto the cab being needing to correspond the stripes painted on it. To the time we arrived to the paint shop with the doors the painter applied a layer of silver base coat on the cab were the stripes were expected. After the doors were on and the gaps managed we applied plastic masking tape making countours for the future stripes. The matter of the tape was to cover the silver paint. After it was done the painter would mask everything excepting the areas supposed to be painted red. He than applied red base coat on them, went for drying, mask them up and remask the areas supposed to be painted gold. Put gold paint there, dry up, mask and remove all masking from areas supposed to be green. When green is applied and dry he would remove all the masking from everywhere and apply clear coat. There's a point the base metallic coats must be covered with clear coat no later than 48 hours. So not an eternity to play with colors and masking tape. That time my paint buddy did fine. He put silver in the evening and we started putting masking the next noon. He than went through red and gold down to the night, applied green in the morning and clear coated everything the next day. So all in all it took nearly 40 hours. I was invited to watch the result one day later. It was definitely a thrilling moment.
  26. 4 points
    One more, overhead, for the heck of it.
  27. 4 points
    and when he did this tv deal, he had 100,000 ventilators horded in a warehouse. when it became known, he said why should i release the ones i have when the government should supply them. he is a typical no good lying democrat P.O.S. that only cares about himself.
  28. 4 points
    Amen to that. The other day Cuomo said no life is disposable. He must have forgotten about the innocent
  29. 4 points
    When you can not respect a life in it’s most innocent stage, how can you respect life at all? My oldest son and I marched in DC 2019 at the March for Life, it was a wonderful experience. This year our family marched in Chicago for the same cause. How you treat the innocent and helpless is what matters most.
  30. 4 points
    He may not come across but he is bad new. Very corrupt. Not transparent. Only reason he is doing it this way for the media is to get his face in t.v for his future run.
  31. 4 points
    Isn't he a big anti gun nut if that's the case i can't consider him at all. I'm not a rabid gun rights activist but i have some guns and i do shoot in compation and i would like to continue doing that without jumping through hoops that some retarded ass in government jams down my throat.
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    You could even call them a large SUV.
  34. 4 points
    Handsome rig with a distinctive styling.
  35. 3 points
    A.J. Baime, Car & Driver / March 31, 2020 Trivia question: Who said this? "Never before since Jamestown and Plymouth Rock has our American civilization been in such danger as now." It was Franklin Roosevelt in his "Arsenal of Democracy" speech, delivered on December 29, 1940, to the largest radio audience ever up to that time. But it sounds like a sentence any of us could utter today. Back in 1940, Hitler's armies were rampaging across Europe, the Nazis seemingly unstoppable. A fact that often slips through the cracks of our national consciousness is the degree to which we were losing World War II desperately for roughly the first year and a half of the fighting. We had the soldiers, but we lacked the tools. Ultimately it was the automobile industry far more than any other that created the arsenal that allowed the Allies to win. Now once again we face an existential crisis, and once again our government is asking our auto industry for help. Automakers are plunging forward to build ventilators and masks in this new scenario that feels almost like science fiction. "Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST!" President Trump said on Twitter on March 22. "Go for it auto execs, let's see how good you are?" Days later Trump was attacking General Motors, using the Defense Production Act, as a tool to press GM forward in the ventilator effort with greater speed. It was like FDR's "Arsenal of Democracy" speech recrafted by the pugilistic president. GM was "wasting time," the president said. Can the automakers pull this off? Can they do it fast enough so that their work will be useful soon? We don’t know yet. However, a look in the rearview might give us some clues. 50,000 Airplanes, 130,000 Engines . . . When FDR first asked private industry for help during World War II, he knew the auto industry was key. The industry had a bigger economy than every nation on earth except Britain, Germany, France, and possibly the Soviet Union. The war was shaping up to be a contest of mass production; in this newly mechanized kind of warfare, the side that could produce the most war machinery the fastest would win. FDR brought William Knudsen, GM's president and the highest-paid executive in the country outside Hollywood, to Washington to serve as production czar, with a salary of $1. At the 1941 New York auto show, Knudsen pleaded with his colleagues, the powerhouses of Motor City, in a dramatic speech in which he asked the auto industry to build 50,000 airplanes, 130,000 engines, 17,000 heavy guns, 25,000 light guns . . . "Bombers, big bombers," Knudsen said, "are needed sooner than we dare hope to get them under present circumstances. We must build them at once! You've got to help! The first half of 1941 is crucial. Gentlemen, we must outbuild Hitler." The conversion to wartime desperately rattled the U.S. economy—another parallel to what we are seeing today—as businesses that were not able to serve the war effort largely disappeared. Business Week called this phenomenon in 1943 "the most severe contraction in the business population that we have ever experienced." Sound familiar? It took the auto industry a solid 18 months to get up and running, producing bombers and Jeeps and amphibious vehicles. Ultimately, GM became the largest military contractor on earth. GM made 119,562,000 shells, 206,000 aircraft engines, 97,000 bombers, 301,000 aircraft propellers, 198,000 diesel engines, 1,900,000 machine guns, 854,000 military trucks. Cadillac tanks, Oldsmobile bullets, Buick airplane engines. Chrysler had never made tanks; in a factory built from scratch, the Detroit Tank Arsenal, Chrysler made roughly as many tanks during the war than all the Nazi factories combined. Ford—which became the nation’s third largest military contractor—built a production facility called Willow Run, the largest factory under one roof in the history of the world, churning out 18,482 B-24 Liberators. So many laborers worked at Willow Run, the government had to build a city from scratch—"Bomber City"—to give these people homes and infrastructure near the factory (rubber tires were rationed, so commuting was all but impossible). At the start of the war, the B-24 Liberator was the biggest, fastest, most destructive bomber in the American arsenal. Still today, because of Ford, the B-24 remains the U.S.'s most mass-produced military aircraft of all time. It is no exaggeration to say that the auto industry saved the world. Said Donald Nelson, head of FDR's War Production Board: "The American war production job was probably the greatest collective achievement of all time." The Big Three Were Medical Innovators Back Then, Too The story of Detroit’s efforts during World War II is well known today. What is not is the fact that the auto industry also has a history of innovating medical products. On November 30, 1955, GM announced that it had developed "an ingenious mechanical sterilizer" called a Centri-Filmer. The company partnered with medical researchers at the Michael Reese Research Foundation in Chicago to create this device, which spun liquid vaccines in a centrifuge into a layer 1/20th the thickness of a human hair. Ultraviolet light then blasted through the film, "killing" viruses in vaccines (making the virus unable to replicate, so vaccines could do their jobs without making people sick). In 1979, GM researchers developed a new "ostomy appliance system" consisting of a plastic pouch assembly, an elastic belt, and a soft seal ring. The system aimed to make colostomy bags easier to wear and maintain. The medical feat for which GM is most-known is nothing less than the first mechanical heart. The story begins in the 1940s, when a cardiologist at Detroit's Harper Hospital named Forest D. Dodrill had an idea. At the time, heart surgery was largely palliative because the heart had to function during the operation. Dr. Dodrill had the idea of creating a machine that could pump blood like an engine pumps fuel, so blood could circulate while surgeons worked on the heart. He turned to GM to design the thing (GM's president, Charles E. Wilson, was at the time chairman of the board of the Michigan Heart Association). A team of GM engineers went to work under the leadership of one Edward V. Rippingille Sr. "We have pumped oil, gasoline, water and other fluids one way or another in our business," Rippingille figured. "It seems only logical we should try to pump blood." A Heart Pump Built Like a V-12 On July 3, 1952, Dr. Dodrill and a team of surgeons operated on the heart of 41-year old Henry Opitek at Harper Hospital while a machine that resembled a V-12 engine (it had six pumps on each of its two banks) pumped Opitek's blood through his body. As the New York Times put it in a 2018 article, "Detroit muscle powered a heart and gave Henry Opitek another 29 years of life." Both Ford and GM have history innovating health-care systems. Henry Ford saw in the early years of his company that the massive movement of people to the Detroit area to work in his factory was going to require healthcare infrastructure, and so in 1915—the heyday of the Model T—Henry Ford Hospital opened to the public. Today the Henry Ford Health System employs over 1200 physicians. In the 1940s, Alfred Sloan (the longtime chief of GM, often called the father of the modern corporation) and Charles Kettering (head of research at GM for decades) joined forces to create the Sloan-Kettering Institute, a biomedical research unit which today is known as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 1941, the Ford Motor Company's engineers innovated a movable, affordable infant incubator that aimed to reduce infant deaths in hospitals. Seven years later, engineers at Ford's Rouge factory developed a new iron lung to aid polio victims during a terrifying epidemic. And History Repeats Itself Now today, the auto industry is going to work to build ventilators, respiratory masks, and who knows yet what else. On March 24, Ford CEO Jim Hackett told CBS News that his company is designing two to three versions of breathing apparatuses for front-line medical workers, but also, "hundreds of thousands of the simplest [masks] will be started to be produced in the next week or so." One challenge that engineers did not face during their heroic work of World War II is how to put workers on assembly lines without putting a lot of people in one place and thus creating potentially hazardous virus-spreading conditions. "A factory is all about working together on a line," Hackett said. "So the way these teams are designing the production of this [ventilator] is building subassemblies in smaller groups and having them come together to be assembled." As it was in wartime, the future today is a question mark. How long will this new plague stick around? Will it come back next flu season? One thing is for sure, however: the U.S. auto industry can help. Said Hackett: "We are ready to go." And, as in World War II, time is of the essence and lives hang in the balance. Photographs: GM and medical researchers with Centri-Filmer, a vaccine-purifying machine. GM - Developing the heart pump, 1952
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    Kinda on the same note......I'm in business and I don't answer my phone, LOL The way I look at it is if it is a legit important call you will leave a voicemail. No voicemail....then it is a scam.
  38. 3 points
    I agree that there's more to It than We've been Told. Trouble is; that there's that many Tinfoil hat conspiracy theories floating around, to confuse everyone's train of (clear) thought.. As My eldest daughter said over the Weekend, "Dad, We're currently Living History.."
  39. 3 points
    It's from North Vernon, IN.
  40. 3 points
    Yes, I can. I have all the gears to do so and all the other attachments. It’s old(1920’s?), but fine for my projects.
  41. 3 points
    Cell phone... Bug out...
  42. 3 points
    Now we are getting closer to the end of the story. Door openings were double primered because of weld spots applyed to the sills for attaching the rocker panels. Than seam sealer was layed and the openings painted.
  43. 3 points
    If i made that truck i'd have to build a really big glass box to park that truck into. that is just too nice to get dirty driving it around.
  44. 3 points
    yup. my bet is the only thing that is going to make this go away is the upcoming presidential election later this year.
  45. 3 points
    Final time putting the roof on, permanently this time. What a huge, tedious, pain in the ass getting the edges repaired. Took me about two weeks of fiddling and fussing to get it right and leave enough room for the gutters. The results were good, though. Door gaps look good and neither door binds or rubs. Just the front pillars to do and a bunch of small fixes to do and then on to bodywork and paint. I really can’t believe I brought this rusty, banged up cab back.
  46. 3 points
    I have this posted on FB SteelDash Macks so please excuse if you've seen it there. A friend fixed up this '66 R about 12 years ago and sold it about 7 years ago. It was sold through "oldmacks.com". It was sold from PA, but he doesn't know where it went. If you have this truck or know of its whereabouts, I would be interested in talking to you. I didn't have the funds or storage at the time it was for sale but things have changed for the better for me, and would like to have a chance to possibly purchase it if its not being used or is for sale. I have other pics and the serial number if you're not sure if its the same truck. It was a twin stick and quite possibly had an air problem under the dash when it was sold. Just something to jog a memory. Thanks everybody.
  47. 3 points
    Ha ha ha OK fellas I don’t even know who he is but if he doesn’t like guns or babies he needs to go.I think both are gods gift... bob
  48. 3 points
    Thanks I just stalked up on Pam works great the only thing is now I smell like a fry cook and the dog keeps following me and sniffing my ass
  49. 3 points
  50. 3 points
    i hear ya Dave. i am very comfy in my gas heated house with running water and electric lights. but the big difference between us and others is we know how to survive once the sheit hit the fan and there is no power, running water, gas, or food in the stores.
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