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  1. 3 points
    loaded some straw next to this old school house (highlands school) this just west of banks lake in central Washington, this next picture is the south side of chief Joseph dam (notice the fresh hydro seeding) the third pic. is the west view of the dam ( chief joe is the next dam down river from Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River) the 4th. pic is the hwy.17 bridge at Bridgeport Wa. the north side of the river is Okanogan county the south side is Douglas county the dirt work you see in the distance is Gebbers Farms making more orchard ground. 5th. pic is my last load of wheat straw for the year (cow bedding and supplemental feed) 6th. pic is my last load of honey crisp waiting to go to Selah Wa. for storage and packing. this 7th. pick is Bill Harwood's 53 Kenworth trailer tooter, I used to work with bill when I was road building in the Columbia basin, he farms just south of Quincy after he retired he shorted up his spud truck and this is the result.
  2. 3 points
    HRC is pretty good at it as well.
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    Billy T: I didn't check but I think the freightliner is a mid 70's it has a spud box on it, there are some nice clean hay haulers that run around the central basin here, however I don't get down that way too often with spare picture taking time. Carlot: seen a u tube vid. a few months ago, one of the good ole boys had passed and the procession was about a mile long of assorted hay haulers (nice rides) as for how we handle the bales well we don't!...........I let the tractor do it ! they avg. 1200 pounds each. I have some slip on bale spears the attach to the loader bucket on my 580k backhoe. VaPatentman: here's a before during and after photo of the 76 cf600 its a local truck that I reworked and its going back in service!
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    Fitzgerald Gliders- this is a small part of the units they have sitting there. Load of lumber I picked up in Mt. Pleasant, N.C. I saw this blurry Superliner when I unloaded that lumber in Troy, Va. A big Mack truck at Zion Crossroads. Some units at Zion Crossroads. Blowed the leaves away today- i'm glad that's done with!
  5. 2 points
    One way to prime a reluctant diesel is to run it on WD-40 until it picks up a prime. Spray oil-based (deep blue can, not light green water-based) WD-40 into the intake. It will run without doing harm like ether will. I'm not familiar with Mack diesels, but I don't think you need to crack an injector to get the prime pump to work. Generally you crack an injector line to allow the air to escape while you crank the engine. The primer should fill the filters and allow the engine to "self-prime" by picking up fuel from the filters and forcing the air through the injectors until fuel is delivered. If all of the injector lines are empty it can take a while.
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    From the chalk line to back of chassis is about 120cm. About 50 inches.
  7. 2 points
    Several fine examples on display at the New England Show. One featured ramps and a massive fifth wheel with a fairly large winch. Oversize is right!
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    you`re right as rain on the spotless hay haulers from the valley those guys used to do they`re level best to out shine each other.sadly the last time i was in ca. i did not see a single one of them
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    That old freezer belonged to my Grand Mother. I got it when she passed away, had it outside in the shed at the old house and on the back porch since i've been here. I have no idea how long she had it, but I've had it about 20 years I guess. It started making a funny- not "ha-ha" funny, but funny weird- noise, so I figured i'd best go get another one. It was just a small one- the replacement I got was a 7.1 cubic feet Frigidaire, the smallest they had, but it's still a good bit bigger than the old GE. It was about full, but when I put all the stuff out of the old one in the new one it still looked empty, so I took the stuff back out and put the frozen gallon jugs of water in the bottom, then put the food back in. They say you should keep a freezer full for best results- I'm not sure who "they" are- but I keep frozen water jugs in mine all the time, when I need the space I just take some out. Anyway, enough about the freezer,eh? I saw a white car at the gas station, near Norcross, Ga. Then I think I might have seen Dolly Parton at a red light. Looks like something's on fire over there-i'll call 1958FWD to see what it is.
  10. 2 points
    240 years of America, we had a pretty good run.
  11. 2 points
    With 21 days before the Republic dies as we know it, we are worrying about what the Roosevelts did, when we should be worrying about the excellent chance of losing 90% of our freedoms. Paul
  12. 2 points
    I'm mostly in town running a Sprinter van doing bus light repairs, but when one quits at a stop or blows coolant by law and our corporate safety plan I have to park a defined distance behind it, 6 cones have to placed at a regulation distance, I can only exit the van through the side door onto the sidewalk and I have enough orange flashing lights on the roof and rear door to be seen by the space station..!!! but....... the dumb motorists simply pull in behind me and wait... and wait... thinking I'm at a traffic light or something... so, I get out with my equally 'loud' yellow vest on and stand behind the van and point to the flashing lights.!!! and they still don't get it..!!! I was told 45 years ago when I passed my car driving test that this is only the first step to becoming a "driver".... nowadays, the "test" is the end of the process for most on the road. BC Mack
  13. 1 point

    From the album 1989 Superliner

    Brought the '89 Superliner out for the month of October to see what it could do.
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    I finally got rid of the original axles and reyco suspension everything is stripped off the frame from the fuel tanks back I primed everything with POR-15 and gave it a coat of black enamel paint. The aluminum frame had some severe electrolysis under the spring hangers, equalizers and fifth wheel frame which were ground down and sandblasted the had filler put in to level things out. I can still see where the spring hangers were but no where near as bad as it was I have to roll the camelback suspension under it after it dries then shim it and bolt it tight.
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    the pump seal may just be dry. after a few pumps, they might seal. cracking the injector lets air out instead of just compressing it. once you get some fluid showing, keep pumping as you tighten the line. once you get the air purged, you should be able to get it to fire. may stumble a bit until all air is out of all the lines
  16. 1 point
    Well kids, after a long afternoon of "sitting around the campfire", drinking several cups of coffee and just having a splendid afternoon swapping war stories, we came to a decision. He's not going to sell and I'm not going to buy. Yet anyway!! He's not sure what positively is making the engine knock. We both think it's a piston. If you hold a 4 foot screwdriver to your ear and against the block, it sounds like the #5 piston is the bad one. And, there is now coolant in the oil. So, he wants to do in in-frame and rebuild it and I'm all for that. If I help him to work on it through the winter, THEN we can make a deal come spring. He's going to keep the body, which is ok with me, and he'll rebuild that later. If I help him as I can through the winter, come spring, it'll be "ready" for me built as I want it. I have an old 5th wheel myself that will go on it. He still has the bracket that held the trailer brake air lines and electrical cable, I have a "pogo stick" or "tree" to hold them on and various other little things to return it back to a tractor. Probably once it's all done a new coat of paint will top it off! This is a deal I'm in no hurry to rush into. I want to make sure that the rebuild is done right and it's in as good shape as can be. It'll be the last truck I'll ever own so I want it right. My old lowboy had a new wood floor done 3 years back and it's in good shape "ready to work". God willing, come next year, I'll have myself a hole new playtoy to show off!!!
  17. 1 point
    I can think of a certain large, unused golf course in central VA that, as far as I can tell, proves you don't need to be partisan to waste money I feel like voting third party is, for the most part, throwing away a vote, with how our effectively two-party system is currently gamed. I don't think I can vote for either of the mainline candidates this go-around though. On the trip back from upstate NY last week, I got stuck with conservative talk radio as the only thing I could pick up in the Southern Tier. I was *shocked* to hear Glenn Beck interviewing Weld and saying that he couldn't vote for either party this year. I think most of the people I know with a strong opinion one way or the other is most motivated by their candidate not being the other. I guess that's at least one fact we know about them
  18. 1 point
    There is no need to raise fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure...just stop spending the money ALREADY COLLECTED for that purpose on other, unrelated budget items. "But the CHILDREN will suffer!" Bullshit. Before raiding funds collected for a specific purpose, there are plenty of "pet" projects that can be cut or reduced...bureaucracies that can shrink or be eliminated altogether...plenty of places to find the revenue OTHER than schools, police, and fire services. Schools, police, and fire services are most visible, and the easiest to use to tug at heart strings...which is WHY the left uses them in their efforts to unnecessarily raise taxes by placing them at the top of the list to receive their budget cuts FIRST. For the Democrats who always claim to stand up "for the CHILDREN", they sure are quick to make them suffer. If they REALLY cared about "the CHILDREN", the schools and first responders budgets wouldn't get cut until everything else in government had been slashed to bare bones. So I don't want to hear this "we need to raise taxes" bullshit. The ONLY thing government has ever been good at is WASTING money. Giving them more doesn't help the economy in any way. In fact, history has proven time and time again that when you CUT the government's take on every dollar that is earned, people take home more (and therefore have more to spend), which spurs the economy and stimulates growth, which increases the size of the labor force (number of tax payers) and the government collects MORE revenue as a result. That smaller piece of a larger pie always works out better than demanding a larger piece of a smaller pie.
  19. 1 point
    And Clinton is lily white and pure and never lies or is dishonest. She is the poster child for all that is corrupt and dishonest.
  20. 1 point
    Trump is a con artist who will say whatever gets him elected, etc....
  21. 1 point
    Wasn't it Back to the Future 3 where they showed the Cubs won??
  22. 1 point
    This has been sitting by the edge of Rt 11 in Syracuse for a few weeks now. I didn't bother to see if there was price or contact info on the 4 Sale sign. I can check this weekend if someone is truly interested. If you look up the phone # for RWC you could get the answers too.
  23. 1 point
    Just four years ago, Donald Trump presented a drastically different position on illegal immigrants in the United States. Since he announced his candidacy last June, Trump has promised to build a wall on the US border with Mexico and deport all or many of the estimated 11 million undocumented [illegal] immigrants living in the country. [And rightly so.] However, in a June 2012 CNBC interview, Trump said he didn't believe in deporting undocumented immigrants who "had done a great job." "You know my views on it and I'm not necessarily, I think I'm probably down the middle on that also,” said Trump. “Because I also understand how, as an example, you have people in this country for 20 years, they've done a great job, they've done wonderfully, they've gone to school [for free], they've gotten good marks, they're productive — now we're supposed to send them out of the country, I don't believe in that. I don't believe in a lot things that are being said." .
  24. 1 point
    When I put new fuel lines from tank front with a spin on filter it only took me about 75-100 pumps to fill both filters (spin on and original canister) to have fuel returning to my tank. It didn't pump hard but I could feel a slight drag while pumping. This was on my B with a 673
  25. 1 point
    I don't know about that..... He will have to walk out into the yard for a CF picture!
  26. 1 point
    gearhead a young farmer friend here wants to know how the hell do ya handle those bales
  27. 1 point
    I saw your hay wagon Gearhead and was reminded of some I saw in California's central valley in the late eighties.They were mostly cabovers,Pete's,KW's and Freightliners.from the late fifties to the seventies all spotless and we'll maintained! Some were truck and trailer like yours, others were single axle with two flatbed " pups". I remembered thinking of them as class eight " street rods" Hay haulers in general seem to take great pride in their equipment. Looks like a sixties or early seventies Freightliner next to the autocar.
  28. 1 point
    on 5 lug wheels......maybe a ford frame and axles
  29. 1 point
    Here's a few more pics from bills place an Autocar rat rod 460 powered and the rear view of his 53 KW
  30. 1 point
    in a nutshell, and easily explained so anyone can understand- from today's Sunday comics-
  31. 1 point
    I'm not sure why, but Aussie ones are completely different. I measured mine and it can in around 123mm? What's up with that's? Seriously though, is he talking about width from front to back? Or from inside to outside?
  32. 1 point
    with only 148K miles on it, that engine is not even broke in yet. my bet is the knock is a sticky injector from sitting.
  33. 1 point
    Meanwhile, thanks to a CORRUPT press, you have Hillary's transgressions (mishandling classified info, dead ambassador, etc...not to mention HER treatment of women 30 years ago that were raped and abused by her husband...) swept under the rug to make room for something completely irrelevant that Trump may or may not have done 30 years ago with or to some women he may or may not have known. Hell, they're making a big stink over Trump stating he'll wait and see how the elections go before accepting or challenging the results...meanwhile ignoring the fact that Hillary disclosed highly sensitive (if not classified) info right there on the debate stage when she stated how long the underlings have to put a nuke in the air after the president gives the order. If the press wants to be "free", then they need to apply equal treatment to ALL sides. As long as the press acts as the media wing/attack dogs for the Democrat party, they shouldn't expect too many "rights and privileges" afforded to them.
  34. 1 point
    Push back the round spring loaded escutcheon and you will see a pin. Drive the pin out and handle will come off.
  35. 1 point
    "the Skagit County sheriff’s report noted that Grayzel and her cinematographer were “just outside the enclosure … taking photographs and video”. The report said they confiscated the film-makers’ phone and “assorted camera equipment”, actions that have raised further concerns about press intimidation and free speech violations." What "I" am reading here is, two journalist who were not trespassing, but rather were standing "outside" the enclosure, were arrested and their equipment confiscated. Based on that, I'm seeing Freedom of the Press thrown to the curb. On any given day, you only see a fraction of the actual news. Do you think for one moment that only Russia, China and other global countries try to keep certain news from reaching the masses? News that would complicate their plans. This is an example of how that takes place right here.
  36. 1 point
    Is your existing frame good? If so add what you want to back of frame and unbolt trunnion and slide back, I don't know how much you are adding, but this way alot of the time you can have your weld in the trunnion bolt area, helps reinforce the weld area. terry
  37. 1 point
    When Suffolk County and the Township of Riverhead were trying to make me remove 100 trucks from our farm (even thought they were all insured registered and inspected) I had a "reporter" walk on our land and start taking photos, soil samples and writing down plate numbers. My wife went out to tell him to leave. Said he was a journalist and had ever legal right to be there as long as he did no damage. Dogs ended that. Turns out he ran a blog on the East End Environmental News. I don't see a blogger as a journalist or reporter KS as for what the Europeans and later the Feds did to the Indians, the railroad did the the Chinese, the Plantation owners did to the slaves, the Irish, Poles, Russians and more . . .Different times, different attitudes. My ancestors were Privateers for the Queen in the 15-1600's, should I feel remorse for what they did to the French and Spanish? We did probably 75 or 100 Zippo Raids when I was in Vietnam, should I feel guilty? We were always taught that you can not change the past. Me I'm tired of always hearing about what Whites did to other groups 1, 2, or more centuries ago. Maybe the present and future would work out better if the people laying on and the recipients of guilt trips stop? Paul
  38. 1 point
    The heavy welch plug you spoke of (like a frost plug) was actually the original style. They could only be installed properly with the steering knuckle off the axle. They had to be installed with a special tool which consisted of a driver and an anvil. You would put the welch plug into the bore with the concave down, rest the knuckle upside down on the anvil and drive the plug down with the driver. It would set the plug in the bore about an 1/8" down from the top. On top of all this you couldn't buy the tool you had to have it made! This was a bad design, in my opinion, and were always a problem with them coming lose. The later ones looked like an inverted top hat with ridges on the part that goes down in the pin bushing bore. They were made to be driven in from the top. They also have a screw in plug that goes into the cap. The plug was to be removed so you could install a pusher bolt in the hole to remove the plug when it was time to service the pins. These were better but as was already said tack weld them in. Ron Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    My B 61 was wired similar. The one on the frame failed at one time I think. The one on the T.P. valve as near as I could tell was for the brake lights. Which would be an easy fix.
  40. 1 point
    Top pics are a dc-1 bendix double check valve with brake light switch. "Just replaced mine". And as stated the bottom pics appear to be an interesting configuration for a low air pressure switch.
  41. 1 point
    And if they're vandalizing, that's what they should be arrested for and charged with. But these are peaceful protestors and journalists covering the news.
  42. 1 point
    geezzzz, I can't imagine the sheriff protecting private property and arresting possible accomplices after seeing illegal entry of the enclosure ! Skagit county is plagued with greenies on a regular basis opposing timber sales, dairy's, non organic farming plus what ever else they can come up with. I think the sheriff got it right ....let the judge sort it out!
  43. 1 point
    My 54 Chevy Tudor post car had a rambler bench seat that turned into a bed😁 235 with an Edmonds two carb manifold. Stick shift conversion ( hence the 235) with the original auto rear end.Sparkomatic floorshift conversion! What fun ! Those ramblers were good cars if you cared for them,but they seemed to have a lot of trouble with the "trunnion" front end.They paid me 10.00 to tow them away! ,were paying 25.00 for them at the scrap yard!.in the early 70's Wish I'd put them all in storage til today! Hindsight is 20/20 ! That is a real bargain in todays world at 2500.What a "sleeper" that would make! Or even completely stock in that condition.
  44. 1 point
    So are the Roosevelts examples of what you're looking for? Or examples of what we DON'T need? FDR ignored the Constitution when he stripped Americans of Japanese decent of their liberty and property, placing them in the internment camps without due process. He also packed the court with activist justices who would approve his UNCONSTITUTIONAL agenda. And Teddy? He's the reason the feds own and control so much federal land. Perhaps you've missed the news in the last few years where the BLM, USFS, NPS, and others change policies and ranchers get screwed out of the land they've been using for generations...long before the feds took control over the land. Let's not forget the decrees and executive orders vastly expanding these lands or wiping away decades of traditional use for political purposes by presidents thinking they have to shore up support with "environmentalists". The feds have mismanaged that land since they took it over, and it all goes back to Teddy. It all boils up to the surface every couple years when a rancher protests or a forest fire runs rampant. F*ck the Roosevelts. Both of 'em. We'd be better off had they NOT been President.
  45. 1 point
    Bill Maher lost mein the first 3 minutes when he called me a deplorable knuckle dragger. Typical elitist attitude, the smartest guy in the room, completely out of touch with average Americans. But the alternative reality he speaks of is his own privileged existence. He says Trump supporters are not as bad off as we think, with average incomes of $72,000. Excuse me, but I bust my ass to make more than that, and it's still paycheck to paycheck, not much more. 25 years ago, I made about 2/3 of my current income and was much better off. $15 minimum wage won't even pay the rent nowadays. Maher says Hillary will be steady on the current course set by Obama. I'm sorry but 8 more years will destroy America's exceptionalism. We need to CHANGE course and stop trying to be like the rest of the world. There is a reason why immigrants want to be here. We have built the greatest nation on earth in less than 300 years and the rest of the world should try to be like us, not the other way around. Capitalism and free markets work, every time.
  46. 1 point
    My "B" has a 711 with a 4" straight pipe and it barks with the best of them. I'm not sure if I wiggled thru the 18 speed mixmaster all day for a living with the straight pipe that my ear drums could tolerate it, but as a weekend warrior there is no better sound! . . . and yes it has a different rumble than a straight piped 673. My 1964 B61X S/N 52253, 711, 18spd, 11x24 rubber:
  47. 1 point
    I saw on BBC (radio freed England) the Hillary would like if/ when she is elected to have Al Gore to head the EPA and Michael Bloomberg to be Secretary of State and actually hint of creating a cabinet post for Global Warming Treaty Compliance with John Kerry / Leonardo DiCaprio co-heading the show. Best invest in lead
  48. 1 point
    Got the cab on the frame yesterday. Everything went great until . It was either lift the cab which was bolted or move the steering box. Chose the latter. When things are going too good there is usually a reason.
  49. 1 point
    B-61 with 711, sounds as great as it looks.
  50. 1 point
    B model tanks are not that hard to cut apart. I have done several. fill with water, grind the welds down smooth on the end caps, use a new wheel with a square edge around the front diamond plate. mark a line around the middle of the weld and tank with a sharpie and cut it with a sawsall. then you can sandblast the inside. I usually get some sealer from Napa or Eastwood. the red gas tank sealer from Napa is good stuff. brush the inside. leave it about an inch or two away from the end where your gonna weld. then weld or have someone weld the end caps back on. let it cool and pour some more sealer inside and roll it around to coat where you welded. AIR TEST it with about 5psi of pressure and soapy water to check for leaks. then your ready to paint. its worth it to have a clean tank inside. also gives you a chance to cut the tag off (where all the b models rust behind the tank tag) and cut the rot out and weld a patch.