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  1. 4 points
    Since somebody took all my 4x4's off my trailer, and the chain and binder I had on them, I had to scrounge up more. I applied some red krylon to it so I could easily recognize it when somebody takes it next time. I put my padlock on the binder too. It was an inside job too, shame when your own co-workers steal your equipment like that, especially when there was wood in the rack beside the shop and on other trailers that was not chained or strapped down. Saw a big Mack truck on rt. 522 in W.V. And a Diamond T. I saw a big Mack truck near Indiana, Pa. too. IH Scout sitting in Ferrall, Pa. Cabover Ford in the building at Griffin Pipe in Lynchburg. I saw a girl at the Sheetz in Madison Heights getting some air. Saw Greendash motoring down the highway.
  2. 3 points
    Just picked up my new toy. 1985 R685st 300 5 speed. Not real crazy about the 5 speed but will have to do for now. Cab needs painted and interior needs a good going over. Nice frame and cab and doors are real solid. I made it one year as a company driver but just had to get my own again.
  3. 3 points
    Well, we got it back to the yard with no incidents, it ran well. The wipers weren't functional and it was drizzling so visibility wasn't great. I drove it back with the aux in under or direct and I was able to maintain 55-60 mph with ease. The aux shifter was seized, but once home I got it freed up. The linkage is sloppy, so I need to look at that. I also figured out the big winch on the back and got that moving, it's gonna be a challenge to get that working as it was intended I think, but doable. The cab is rougher than I had hoped, but I have located a replacement and will be picking it up tomorrow. The engine ran great and the tires are even better than I initially thought. The bad however is that the double frame is junk from just behind the cab back. I'm bummed, but not undeterred. I'd like to find a air ride rear clip and section it onto the front original frame. I don't know what is best or even what all my options are. It is gonna be a lot of work but I still think there is enough good to work with on this old truck. What do you guys think? I'd love to see another similar project that someone else is doing. Thanks guys, you've been a great help. Andy
  4. 2 points
    An R Model Steering Box worked well, glad we checked the Mains.
  5. 2 points
    40 years later to the month, I purchased this '68 F711 in Kalgoorlie and drove it back across Australia to Sydney. Hell of an experience and had some dramas along the way, but with some good luck I managed to overcome my problems roadside by myself.
  6. 2 points
    Obviously I got the flatbed off as well, it was an easy decision after looking at it. It was rotted beyond practical use. Thanks, Andy
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  8. 2 points
    Gents, I get that some of you have reservations about Trump. That said, can you imagine how bad the alternative (Hellary) will be for us. She will be a terrible continuation of Oblamer's various agendas. Forget for a minute the almost certain loss of your 2nd amendment rights, the continuing invasion by illegals, an ever-expanding intrusive EPA, the continuing loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and the doubling-down on government health care. THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL PROBABLY APPOINT FOUR SUPREME COURT JUSTICES. IF IT IS HELLARY, SHE WILL APPOINT CRAZY LEFT WINGERS AND LIFE AS WE KNOW IT WILL CHANGE FOREVER. I'll gladly take my chances with a Trump presidency. Paul Ryan, the Bushes, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, John Beaner, Chucky Schumer, Mitch McConnell, and their ilk don't care. They'll be just fine, hanging out in Congress, sucking on the government teat, and doing the bidding of their lobbyist masters. It is us, we the people, that will be screwed, permanently...
  9. 1 point
    Now we kick Clinton's ass all the way to the federal pen along with Holder and Obama, and get this country on the right track.
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  12. 1 point
    I had a busy weekend. Had to drive down to Dillon to attend a college graduation. Not sure how to get captions to coincide with the pics since they are in two different boxes so I'll give a description of what I saw here and hopefully you guys can put the rest together. Saw this giant shovel working at the mine in butte. A view of the cuts and tailing piles from the south. Saw some cranes putting up chain link netting to keep the rocks out of the highway. Saw a man fishing in the river. Anyone recognize this bridge? It's famous. Sorry for leading you guys on but I can't seem to get the crane pics and the shovel pics to load. Pics taken with same phone at nearly the same time as some others posted on here so I'm (as usual) clueless as to why they won't load up. Have to wait until my smarter half can tell me how I screwed up 😀
  13. 1 point
    Winton. Is the manufacturer. Built in 1935 and was coupled to a Gen set to provide power for the town of Arcade ny. Ran till 1955 and purchased by a gravel pit for power. Ran till 1985 when a thief stole all the copper from the electric service. At that time the owner refused to fix and purchased a new cat Gen set. The one that I have to haul still runs even after being in a big building fire over 10 yrs ago. I would post other pics of gravel pit but I have not asked owner yet and has many older trucks and don't want to have an issue. On a side note these engines where used in the battle ships. When in battle they couldn't keep up with the cruisers so Winton produced aluminum pistons. They found out that they would melt. So they made new ones from aluminum and bralilium. At the time it was top secret and doubled the rpm and hp. This one is 375 rmp and 500 hp.
  14. 1 point
    17 ton. No heads ,rods, intake or exhaust or water jacket. Have 1 more to move all together. That one will be over 20 ton. Never fear, brockway to the rescue
  15. 1 point
    Have you checked for metal chunks in the transfer case oil?
  16. 1 point
    hell; who cares if its not quite rite......looks fabulous....nice job...bob
  17. 1 point
    Attached are F Model and Western Series wiring diagrams, negative ground. Hope they help. F Model, Negative Ground.pdf Western Series, Negative Ground.pdf
  18. 1 point
    I like the high gloss, too. To the OP: the paint looks great. Don't worry about it. BTW, here's a couple of pics of the two interiors I painted. The first two pics are the B81 and second two are the B61:
  19. 1 point
    trump to obambi....a multi billianaire master mind,,,,arguing with a begger........hey obambi,,,,give it up.....you got nothing.....bob
  20. 1 point
    Ain't nuthin funny 'bout that!!!
  21. 1 point
    Yeah a lot of the folks up in Fort Mac have already been experiencing tough times, a lot are Kaye's off from the oil fields , cost of living in outrageous up there , and a lot can't afford the roof over there heads let alone keep insurance and n it. Our retard Prime Minister is more involved keeping the Syrian refugees happy than helping the people in the country he leads.
  22. 1 point
    Beginning to see the new American Industries Mack Granites on the road. Rt 2 & 395. Very nice.
  23. 1 point
    Ouch! Yeah....those bearings look ugly! The R box looks good.
  24. 1 point
    From where I'm sitting, that girl looks to have them inflated pretty good. I like your timbers, with red ends. Like giant matches.
  25. 1 point
    I was fortunate enough to meet the owner, crawl all over this truck and the rest of his collection. Top bloke Roland
  26. 1 point
    I would strongly suggest with the system being open and major parts replaced you should replace the dryer and any oil it is required to have in it. Any major AC repairs it is advised by the OEM's. Paul
  27. 1 point
    I think you mean this one.
  28. 1 point
    Packing the 200 tons of pack I hauled in to fill the core of the foundation.
  29. 1 point
    Did the compressor fail? If it did and the system was not flushed there could be debris that ended up in the Expansion Valve.
  30. 1 point
    Hahaha, I literally lol'd! Well played good sir!
  31. 1 point
    Looks well-built on the pictures. The most interesting question is how long it would last. I used to hear that Chinese producents increaset quality of their vehicles to a good level during the decade although together with noticable increase of costs. Last years we have planty of big dump trucks on the roads and I noted some tractor units recently also. Suppose they're about twice cheaper than Scania's. Paul, Holden Cruse and Holden Spark... I wouldn't thought I ever hear anything like that. Just makes shivers up and down my spine.
  32. 1 point
    Ding-ding-ding, we have a winner!
  33. 1 point
    Autocar and friends
  34. 1 point
    Wait till you hear the truth behind the destruction of the coal industry, it will make you see red
  35. 1 point
    I think it's real close. You are seeing it in the sun with out the shadows and interior parts to break up the "look" . Only thing I do see is the high gloss, that pops out the light metallic more then the OEM semi gloss. I like the high gloss. Paul
  36. 1 point
    I agree with Mcrafty1
  37. 1 point
    The Washington insiders all hate Trump....that's reason enough for me to vote for him.
  38. 1 point
    Then I would have had to use the model glue to hold my tongue together til it healed. Then I would have been bent over and used by the infamous wooden spoon til I understood how stupid I was. OH well, that was back when you learned something. I've caught the story the other day when that Starbucks crap started. Personally they can go under and I would not loose a minute of sleep. People that can afford a $5 cup of coffee.......screw'm(well, they are by not getting a full cup). Didn't Barnum Bailey say there was sucker born every minute?
  39. 1 point
    at least trump was honest. in the first debate he pointed out how politicians are bought and he said I would know because I donated to all your campaigns. Trump is at least a business man not a career politician leaching off the public for years and years. It's nice to see a politician who doesn't speak in sounds bytes or read what his party prepared for him from a teleprompter.
  40. 1 point
    I hope he wins as the lesser of two evils! With the Clintons track record he'll probably meet with an "accident" like so many who oppose the Clinton trash. Remeber what Monica said " the last dealings with the Clintons left a sour taste in my mouth"
  41. 1 point
    Let's hope she gets indicted and all others who won't vote for her will vote for trump showing the people want a change. Trumps not perfect but electing him sends a statement and opens up the idea that a third party can be a real option instead of our crummy 2 party this or that system. Go trump, go USA!
  42. 1 point
    Yes sir, I really appreciate your outlook on that.
  43. 1 point
    Goes before Buckwheat, Blame it on the judges who don't toss those cases out, greedy lawyers and the Timothy Leary generations who can't admit they F'ked up. People winning suits over bad hair cuts, prom dates who cancel, probably one of the top ones is the family who sued and won(!) Monogram Models, Boeing Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Standard and Hobby Town. Why? because their 12 year old "scarred for life" son was chewing on the plastic model propeller and cut his tongue. $3000.00 in medical bills and $500,000.00 from each company for pain and suffering. If I did that when I was a kid, I would have been asked if I was stupid, act your age and let me see your tongue. . .in that order.
  44. 1 point
    Took yesterday off and everything actually went according to plan for once. I got the last few pieces bolted on (like the grill) for good and gave everything a good once over and greasing and took her for a little ride. Stopped at the local quarry to get a weight. 1/4 tank of fuel in one saddle and bone dry drivers tank, two guys in the cab, but no fifth wheel plate. 15020 lbs. I took a bunch of pictures of it b/c i was excited lol
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  46. 1 point
    Some times prayer is only thing left.
  47. 1 point
    Good evening gentlemen. My issue is once again medicine related. Not that big of an issue this time. Overnight accommodations at the hospital from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Needed a co driver for a couple of days last week but was fine by Wednesday. Thanks for you concern. Hope y'all are habit a good week. Be safe take care.
  48. 1 point
    pulled the injector again today,took it to turbo diesel injection in Forest park,they had it ready for me by 130 this afternoon,said it was leaking at the split where it comes apart,,got home and popped it back in,i was giddy with excitment as i waited listening to it run,and no more leaks,now i can move forward to the next phase,,thanks AZB755V8 for the sound advice,
  49. 1 point
    Ha-ha, no plate, truck hasn't been registered in three years. Front tires look brand new, rears have 60-70% tread. Rears are caps but no weather cracks, all matched. It kills me, tow will probably be $400-$500 which sucks. On the other hand it's probably alot more in legal fees...... Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Andy
  50. 1 point
    Made good progress end of the week and over the weekend. Got the air cleaner polished up best i could. The lid and intake hat were too rusted to salvage so i had to paint them black which doesnt look too bad. I also had a good ebay score with a NOS hood emblem. It was a little pricey (160$) but the odds of finding another one for a reasonable price are slim. Wednesday night we finally started to pull the big dents out of the drivers side tank. We welded the aluminum threaded rod to dent and hooked up the slide hammer. Made good progress but the rod was only 1/4-20 and kept necking and pulling apart. I should have gotten larger rod but i was afraid of the size of the weld at the tank hindering the metal moving. So we decided to cut the end off the tank and hammer the dents out. It was a little difficult wrestling it back into shape to put the cap back on, but it came out good. There was one little dent toward the bottom I couldnt pound out because it was on the far side of a baffle. Oh well. looks a lot better than it did. Saturday night i got that tank sanded and polished and sunday I got both tanks on the truck with new rubber isolators and painted steps. It was really exciting to get in the cab using the steps instead of climbing in and jumping down. I also got my insurance cards and went to the DMV and got Historical plates for it. Im thinking of taking tomorrow off work to do some more tinkering and put some miles on her before i do more tinkering especially since the rest of the week looks like rain anyway, EDIT: forgot the pictures
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