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    Cause 4 men to die, it's OK. Pal around with Cop killers, it's Ok. Target conservatives with the IRS it's Ok. Lie to Congress, it's Ok and the list goes on, show your penis to a 15 year girl by phone, Yo it's ok if your a Liberal or democrat, but if is was you or I we would go to jail. Democrats and Liberals are corrupt and dishonest.
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    Good morning all. It has been a while since I have posted anything about my 16 CXU. First off I will say I am still loving my Mack! I had the CEL light come on way back when the truck was almost new. It was a code from the air side of the module that runs the 7th injector. It was replaced and no problem since. Aside from that, the truck has been essentially flawless. There have been a few minor things like the foil hood liner fell down when the truck was 5 months old. The bunk blower motor would "chirp" on low, so it was warrantied and the new one sounded the same from day 1 hah. I ordered the truck with these "upgraded" Bostrom seats. I think it was a 1200 dollar option if memory serves. I love how they look and the deep copper color with the Synthetic leather, but total and absolute junk. The seat heat has quit working 3 times (currently not working). Rubber bumper stops on the seat base broke off on one side only the first day I had the truck. So I drove it sitting crooked for 3 mths while I waited for a complete hardware kit to be shipped. You cant just order the bumpers. When the new ones arrived, I installed them myself taking extra care to not damage or cut them in any way during installation. 45 miles down the road, the new one was rolling around on the floor. So I ripped em both off and now just drive with an un level seat. And the mechanism that locks the front cushion that slides out behind your knees broke apart and was sitting on the floor. One of the lumbar doesn't work either. But the seat still goes up and down, swivels, and the arm rests are still attached. Maybe my expectations are just too high. Oh and I have replaced a belt tensioner under warranty as well. So aside from the garbage Bostrom seats, this truck has been great! I run produce up and down the I 15 corridor for a carrier of about 30 trucks. The companies trucks are a mix of not older then 6 year old t660/680 Kenworths. They are Paccar powered (still a few Cummins in the old trucks but being phased out due to a list of issues with them) most of the Paccar powered trucks seem to be performing reasonably well. They are all 450 horse with low rolling resistance super singles, and a few auto shifts in the mix. My Mack is the 505c+ with 1860 torque an Eaton 13 speed and low rolling resistance tires with duals. My Mack not only out performs all of the fleet trucks, but it consistently is the leader for fuel economy month after month. My lifetime AVERAGE is 7.51 us mpg. That is miles divided by gallons. That average includes a full Canadian winter (-30's and -40's), and a full summer. The last few months I have been JUST shy of 8 mpg for an average. Anyways, this has been long winded enough for now. I will write another long winded boring update as time and miles go on! Haha.
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    sugary Tabaco laden spit seems to make the best seal between the two glad hands as for the nylon or rubber glad hand seals or a mixed combination , well I guess to each their own. when dump trucking I always carried the nylon ones as we hooked and dropped 5-10 times a day, on the trailers that stayed coupled up I would run the rubber seals ( mostly because that's what they came with)
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    I was there but didn't see you. We've seen each other quite a bit lately, I don't want people to start talking.
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    Going down the fine PA roads with an air ride outfit and the air compressor cycles every :10 minutes doesn't seem bad at all. Atleast in my opinion. I apologies if I miss read something but if its windy an air ride cab can drain the air tanks parked overnight.
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    I say take all thier pay away....until they start earning it...like the rest if us have to do....the free rides need to end..bob Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
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    A few shots from great show this weekend at Saratoga County Fairgrounds: Maddog's B-61 Long time Mobil employee Lee Cook and his B and LJ painted in Socony Red colors from "back in the day" when he started with Mobil Andy Henderson's beautiful B-73 with a couple of young admirers
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    So do you guys think Barry would put together a classic calendar for 2017? I have my submission ready!
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    Our congressional buffoons always approve raising of the debt ceiling because they are afraid failing to do so will hurt their prospects for their own reelection. And to them, nothing is more important to them than retaining their power over we the people. Some of them have been sucking on the government teat for far too many years. ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT U.S. Debt. This cuts thru all the political double speak we get and puts it in perspective. * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $19,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000 Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700 * Money the family spent: $38,200 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500 * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $192,710 * Total budget cuts so far: $385 Got It ?? Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling: Let's say, you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood... and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings. What do you think you should do? Raise the ceilings, or pump out the #$%$? Your choice is coming November
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    Was buying corn at a farm in Richmond last week and spotted these two old beasts parked beside a barn. This farm has always seemed to have have had Macks floating around. I think they have one or two more stashed away somewhere...
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    I don't do tabaco, will plain spit work? I am using the red and blue nylon seals with the stainless steel screen insert. The supply (red) seems to be loose. I will try tightening the clamp. I do not have an air dryer. Truck was not spec'd with one. I have a check valve at the wet tank inlet with the SS line from the compressor connected to it. The wet tank leaked down within a couple hours before the valve was installed and it STILL leaks down. The LH tank has a check valve at the inlet port and the line from the wet tank is connected to the valve. I am not loosing air in the secondary or LH tanks overnight. MOF, the pressure after two (2) days was about 70psi.
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    Yah!!!!!!! How bout all these poor cops that have to deal with all that horseshit thier entire shift.... And get no Pat on the back for it instead the media is worried about the hoods like wow man...bob Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
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    Never thought about the cab air bags. But that does not explain why the wet tank leaks down within a few hours (even with a newly installed check valve). Can anyone recommend good quality gladhand seals? Or are they all the same. I been using white lithium grease on the seals.
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    Glen, what are they talking about when you hear people say off-set key?
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    And mean while all Obama is worried about is Americans supporting the protesters in Charlotte and Hillary's election, congress and senate is worried about their pay raise. Guess we are just cannon fodder.
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    It is quite nerve racking because most kids don't know how to act around equipment but all went well. As far as speed goes it was 1st gear at an idle. I like doing it but this is a busy time of year at the farm so we just had to make time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Another spot for looseness sometimes can be caused by worn pins and bushings in the front springs. I have matched up springs for the drag link from an industrial parts house.
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    First of all is no one with out looking and driving it can tell you whats wrong ,but if you want to set the steering box there was two different boxes.One has a nut on the back side that covers a adjusting screw and the other has shims on the adjusting screw.When you adjust it the box has to be in its center of travel.Also there is brgs in the shaft coming up to the steering wheel.Also there is things other than that that needs checked.
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    Russian deadpan humor... l almost fell out of my chair laughing.
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    Steelman gave me a company that has a very close sprocket as an off shelf item. I've ordered a pair to see what the modifications are needed to fit them on the transaxle. I'll keep your offer in mind if the work required is too much. The machining and splines for the shaft or an adapter, I can do. Paul
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    Back at the farm. Great show. Over 300 vehicles. Weather was warm on Thursday and Friday but cooler today (Saturday). Saw other dog, Underdog, maint1, and mhfred. BTW, I "roughed" it two (2) nights. Slept on the sleeper mattress in the trailer. Best sleep I had in months!
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    And the women were glad!
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    The 400 magnum CPL 695 was a small cam and it was away of cummins to sell a rebuilt engine using the small cam block that they had so many of from trade ins on Big Cam engines.It had all of the components of a Big Cam 3.Low oil pressure and all.The lastest lub system and did a good job.
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    how much do you use the engine brake? as I understood it cummins main reason for the big cam was to better take the abuse of the engine brake( too many people figured out that a loose set slave cylinder would greatly increase the jakes strength) this puts more pressure on the exhaust lobes of the cam, thus causing cam falure.
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    I think glass work is much easier, and should be less costly, then metal work. There are no issues with shrinking, warping, or stretching metal like there is when you weld a patch into sheet metal. This is particularly true in your case since you have full access to the back side of the hole.
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    That's back when men where men.
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    And make them go on Obamacare and see how fast that train wreck get tossed.
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    2.7 Ford OHC 4 with 10.5 compression built by "ohio" George Montgomery at his speed shop http://
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    I'm disappointed, that there were no more choices, like light a match to it and leave.
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    A biker gang was photographed attempting to hijack a big rig in Virginia. The gang used a highly effective means to distract the driver. The driver was able to get away, however, he did mess his shorts
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    There's U're truble .......right there Nice chassis ............... n the car aint bad also I Wish LOL
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    Suzie and I are going to Winchester, went to Lincolnton, saw Brocky, and this little 50 LJ followed me home. Picked up the KB11 in NC yesterday for some parts. It was a nice time. Ashton drove the Pete over.
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    Danged bicyclists!...I got behind this one the other day and it took me almost an hour to get around her!
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    Hi Vlad if I do an inspection on a road vehicle (bus, truck, trailer) here and I see an air tank welded or brazed it has to be taken out of service, fail the inspection, replace the tank and re-test noting reason for the fail.... air tanks are certified pressure vessels and code does no allow repairs by us common folk, most welders are not certified and will not touch them..... however, logging trucks !!!... what happens in the bush stays in the bush..LOL BC Mack
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    Build up the pressure than drive the truck into water with all air components under surface and than watch for bubbles ??
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