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  1. My Dad & I made a Smokey & the Bandit like trip out to Iowa for Mike's benefit. A very nice turnout of trucks & people. We got to spend some time talking with Mike, Wendy & Mikey but just couldn't hang out as long as we would have liked to. I haven't heard any numbers yet but hope to hear from Mikey in the next few days. Dad & I took a few pictures but many of these were shared on FB.
    10 points
  2. Red, red and more red. Still fixin’ and paintin’, but making progress!!!
    10 points
  3. A little bit of bling for yesterday's efforts. Now all assembled, bearings packed, new seals, new wheel studs and nuts, new drums and ready to go on!!
    9 points
  4. 8 points
  5. Fuzzy Buzzard and Farmer52 Sorry, I took these with my phone and I don't know how to resize them.
    8 points
  6. Hello 🖖 In the process of Dancing with CT DMV getting the paperwork right for a 1972 Mack R685 I purchased. Looking forward to keeping her for the most part stock. I have long loved the simplicity of how Commercial trucks are designed. No extra frills. No extra sheetmetal. They are designed and made for one thing, Work. I will be taking the 5th wheel off and finding a flatbed, so I can use it bit around the small farm I have. Other than that Truck Shows and taking the wife out for ice cream. Lets hope she will ride in it. That didn't go so well with my Harley. I enjoy all of your posts and thank you all for making this place the success it is.
    8 points
  7. Did some repair work to one of the donor cross members and been adding more parts back to the frame. With some help, I aligned the axles to within 1/16”. The rear axle was out by over a 1/2” when we started. I’ll have the whole thing aligned at a local shop when it’s back on the road. I’m figuring a few days of work then I can paint the whole thing. Weather is improving and I’ll have to do this part out side. Trying to aim for late September/early October for stacking it back together, then I’ll get the front end done. Edging closer!
    8 points
  8. Great Job your doing on the H Model,, It’s good to see someone restoring one , you really don’t see that many ! I have had a H67 for years, it was bought new here in North Carolina, then some friends of mine got it in the 70s to pull a lowboy, I got it and painted it and did a “ Half “ Restoration, I stretched it and made a rollback, I still use it , if there’s something I can help you with , let me know, ( It looks like you know more about a H then me , Great Work) ! I know a guy that has 2 that needs restoring, not sure what his plans are .
    7 points
  9. OK...just a teaser before the big photo spread in a couple weeks...getting the chrome/polished goodies put on!
    7 points
  10. I saw this at the Tri-State Antique Truck Show today. Not a lot of trucks there yet, most will be rolling in tomorrow. I'll have more pictures later.
    6 points
  11. you guys are a bunch of dirty old men. 😁 i wonder what keeps them from knocking her out when she hits a big wave!
    6 points
  12. Finally! After weeks of looking I finally saw a big Mack truck. And here's a girl in a car, from the interweb.
    6 points
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  14. I rebuilt my wig-wag, the diaphragm was good (not sure where I'd get a new one of those!). The chrome on the arm was badly rusted so I had to paint it. I had some parts blasted yesterday, painted them today. I'm going to run out of parts to paint, but I'm not sure when that will be.
    6 points
  15. I have been chasing a poor running '05 C.E.G.R ASET for week's while doing other repairs to the fleet. It acted like a bad lifter... I checked everything, there were 3 EUP codes, so the owner had me replace all EUP's, Injectors, and Fuel lines.. It ran better but was still exhausting "Eye Burning" rich exhaust... I loaded the new version of P.T.T. into a New laptop, and tested everything I could,, everything I was doing including PTT was pointing at #5... I ran the valves....twice... fuel filters etc. We sent it to Mack to have them do a compression test, because our shop doesnt have the tools. (we ordered them)... Mack says #5 has 100 PSI compression.... so today I'm pulling the heads... the last thing I removed was the intake manifold, and guess what???????????? Ive only been doing this 23 years,,, and this is first for me.... W.T.F.? I can laugh at it now, but trying to explain to the owner that I'm stumped! before I found this was a bit stressful... Of course no-one will fess-up about leaving a rag in the intake and cranking the engine... 🙃
    5 points
  16. The tank saddle brackets do not need moved at lease with the Mack round tanks. The steps would be in the wrong place to use a round right tank on the left side. A shorter Left tank is needed. Mack produces short aluminum and steel B-Model tanks for both sides. Maybe a steel right side tank could be used, fuel cap would be reversed though. In this installation a reverse frame bracket was fab'ed up to match the right side. The tank is a 55 gallon left hand Mack tank that matches the right tank. Stacks are straight pipe 5".
    5 points
  17. For me, being safe when reading these post's,,,, is --- knowing where my wife is---- Any thought's? jojo
    5 points
  18. Cool! Thanks for clearing me up. Honestly I was close to feel myself knowing everything about old US trucks and that wig-wag literally knocked me directly between my eyes
    5 points
  19. Both trucks made it to the event and back with no issues. Was so happy with that. But it was just sort of heartbreaking to see how many people were having yard sales today… seems like the “never forget” slogan is thrown out the window these days… Atleast everyone at the event we went to cared. Atleast there’s some hope I suppose… nothing made me more proud than to hoist that huge flag up the ladder trucks, and to see people stand in awe at it fluttering in the breeze. Now to finally replace these tires and do something about this fuel tank…
    5 points
  20. Here we go Back on topic .......... LOL LOL Your Welcome cya
    5 points
  21. OK Have some final pics of the outside...will add some interior pics later this week
    5 points
  22. Donald Trump never suggested that anyone should drink bleach. I saw that myself, and saw it replayed many times after the lying liberal media said that he did say that. He just commented something to the effect that maybe someday there would be a treatment that could be taken orally or injected into the body- much like chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is injecting poison into your body, in the hope that it will kill cancer cells. He never, ever, said that anybody should drink bleach, and I highly doubt that he said or did any of the other either. But like I always said when he was President, he could find a cure for cancer in his top secret basement laboratory and the democrats would still find fault with it.
    5 points
  23. What's absolutely ridiculous about them here, is, within spitting distance of the corner where they are standing, there are a dozen businesses with "help wanted" signs posted. I refuse to help those who won't help themselves. If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. - 2 Thessalonians 3:10 And before our friends on the left get all up in arms, it doesn't say "If anyone CAN not work," but rather "If anyone WILL not work". I have no problem helping those who are doing all they can & falling short...but if you're just being lazy & expecting everyone else to do the heavy lifting for you, you're on your own.
    5 points
  24. Quit fooling around and load the D11N.
    5 points
  25. i had a steering wheel holder working with us 2 1/2 years ago. he got pneumonia due to smoking and drinking and not taking care of himself. when he got out of the hospital, i told him to sign up for disability. he held off. then corona started. he got unemployment extension after extension. i kept on telling him to get off his asterisk and get disability or another job because he was going to have to pay income tax on the unemployment and part time disability. his drivers license expired 1 1/2 years ago. did he renew it ?nope. he was making 1100 per week on unemployment. he just found out unemployment extensions end on saturday sept 4 2021, and he has no money saved, and owes over 4 grand in back due income tax. he called me looking for work. i told him he is SOL cause we sold the truck he used to drive 2 years ago and i told him a dozen times over the past two years to get another job or go on disability. i have no sympathy for people that do not listen.
    5 points
  26. Took the old girl back home over the weekend. The guys there loved to see her. Even got her pumping a little. Now every valve leaks like it’s made out of Swiss cheese but the pump… well… pumps! And that’s certainly a good thing. Had a small issue on the way home, but she’s home safe and that’s all that matters. Something keeps getting into the fuel line and clogging it up, has to be blown out every so often. We’ll figure it out. She’s a beast otherwise, had her climbing Braddock mountain in 5th. Now we gotta get new tires put on. Hope to have her ready to roll again for 9/11.
    5 points
  27. You didn’t have to come to this page on this site. If your response to a differing opinion is to call people “inbred”, please move on.
    5 points
  28. Still plugging away. Work has been busy and parts have been slow in coming, but getting stuff done. Hub and drum time, all the parts are cleaned and now primed. I still have to press in the new rear wheel studs and then paint the parts prior to assembly. I need to freshen up the primer on the frame, but it's not far off from turning red. Well into my fourth gallon of primer, which is really eight when you reduce it. That's a a lot of primer!! I'm thinking I may be stacking the main components together in late September/early October. Also need a driveshaft built, connect everything up.... The time is coming where I'll be trying to start it and then moving it under it's own power for the first time ever.
    5 points
  29. And, here's their new sign...
    4 points
  30. Are those store bought floatation devices ? You seem to be all about safety with air bags and flotation devices Thanks
    4 points
  31. Just a note, cracking the throttle on this E-9's does more harm that good. Any diesel will blow black when the puff limiter is disconnected. True test is rolling on the fuel under load. The idea is to have minimal smoke and increase in power. I can sure put on a show (rolling coal) and attract usually the wrong attention. Remember there are big fines for emissions violations in most states. That said you have ways to go to get the set-up right. Yes the turbo is to small for the amount of fuel, if pump is turned up all the way, nozzles are to small, timing is very critical, governor needs work, fuel return valve needs changed, etc. along with other things. BIG Note: With more power more heat, valve seats fall out and destroy the head, piston, liner, turbo, expensive fix! How do I know! About $6000 in parts and down 6 weeks if I did not have the parts and do the work in my shop. Still was a 20 hour fix. Mack Dealer did not have a Tech that EVER worked on an E9. Not doing it right for some FUN.. but I learned real quick.. Have fun but know that changing one thing means changing a lot of things to get it to work properly and with a lot of left foot moderation (REAL Important) to not break other expensive things. Have a spare engine, clutch, driveshafts, etc. for parts...👍
    4 points
  32. Tom Zackney brought an R400 tractor to Macungie a number of years ago. He had the hood up and I really had to look to see that there was a engine in there.
    4 points
  33. Well I'm gunna fly against the wind here no doubt If you own a house you invest in it constantly to maintain it in good condition, not because it is cheaper to do than buy another house and let it fall apart around you So my answer to your question as to if it is worth while ? 100 % yes it is A well maintained house were everything works as it should is a pleasure to live in just as much as a well maintained truck is a pleasure to drive So to me it's a no brainer Things arent and shouldn't always be about dollars and cents Paul
    4 points
  34. You need to check your liner protrusion spec is 19 to 28 thou I beleive ! However my experience tells me that anything below 22 is too low and in my opinion Borderline! anything above 24 to 28 is good and your allowed 2 thou between cyls under the same head ! Very important on any E7 But specially on a 400 plus HP engine just saying ! I have reluctantly used them it a chip on the top and had decent luck How ever Its your call! Check the protrusion this is most important! Just sayin
    4 points
  35. I rebuilt the cab jack pump and painted it with that last batch of parts; today I finished making the new hoses and got it working. The rebuild kit came from Lazzar's (hcrcnow.com), that's the only place I could find parts for these old Ausco jacks. Their kit didn't have everything but it had almost all the seals. The cylinders were made by Blackhawk, our local hydraulic supply house had new packing for them. I was pretty nervous jacking it up for the first time!
    4 points
  36. Its only obvious to those of us that work, and employ workers.... Oh yeah, and have to decide if they are going get a new.... anything.... or pray the old one hangs on for a bit while I fix the house, or the car.... Oh wait, keep my kids in good repair as well... Just my thoughts... I dont have kids, but I have the other things... Just a small working fish in a pond of welfare pirrahnas... Jojo
    4 points
  37. i have been hearing that for 45 years. i have also been hauling machinery and trucks with the stack facing forward for 45 years, and never once had a turbo failure, or engine failure due to the "wind blowing down the pipe and spinning the turbo bearings dry"
    4 points
  38. I Just purchased my first Mack Truck. It was owned by Latrobe Construction Company. A large earth moving and quarrying company in Western Pa. I grew up watching these trucks running up and down Rt 30. Is there any aftermarket service manuals available? I would like to service the truck but I know nothing about what it takes fluid wise and quantities. Thanks
    4 points
  39. I tend to agree with this. Keep handing money out to the people that refuse to work while our taxes sky rocket. Look at Biden's plan for inheritance taxes. It's a shame what people turned in to. Jobs everywhere and people just want their government check. And 99 percent of these people are perfectly able to work.
    4 points
  40. Forrest Gump is a fictional character, but Joe Biden is a lot like him. Always in the back ground of these big events through out history, except Forrest made better choices.
    4 points
  41. because he has not done anything in close to 50 years in government service except not die.
    4 points
  42. yup. pissing off everyone but me. 😁
    4 points
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