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  1. 9 points
    I was in town anyway so I stopped by the grocery store with my sonto pick up a few things.! The people looked at me funny lol
  2. 3 points
    I had the good fortune to attend the ATHS show in Des Moines and drool over these trucks from the Sid Kamp fleet. Make sure you stop by the their website, they have loads of other photos. http://www.sidkamp.com/gallery.html
  3. 3 points
    WOW Imagine that... UPS asking for an exemption. Because the new rules don't make sense? This is why a large blanket policy rulemaking won't even work for large carriers. Just the same as small fleets and owner operators have been screaming, ELDs will cost time and money. UPS's solution seems to make sense, maybe rather than an exemption for one carrier, FMCSA should take the advice of motor carriers and apply some of their thinking across the board for all carriers. The government could learn a thing or two from UPS about efficiency and productivity.
  4. 3 points
    Well, it's finally back on. Looking pretty good again. Friend did a nice job fixing up the little rash marks and making it white again. I still have some details to finish up, but it's bolted on.
  5. 3 points
    I am not sure of when this picture was taken. Certainly is a Big Dog!
  6. 2 points
    So yes I own a few Mack Ed pickups and I have always been a picker.....cannot get away from being drawn in to the country side or where ever to find great old IRON. Here is my last trip searching about with a couple great friends of mine. Yes, most of the trucks are for sale Dodge railway truck is green ,Ford Cabover no snout though, 1936 or so Diamond T flat bed
  7. 2 points
    My solution would be to get a cabover. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    FXF Those trips are ALWAYS a test run after repairs or on the way home from some show!!!
  9. 2 points
    Sometimes it depends on whether you take them off with the engine hot or cold. It is usually easier to spin them when they are hot if you can get to them without burning your hands. It also depends on whether the installer oiled up the o-ring before the filter was installed. And sometimes the installer just over tightens them.
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    Hello folks, I do need some assistance and help in trying to understand why an E7 PLN engine failed hours after the rebuild. The truck operates out of Africa. I have attached some pics and will attach more as I get them. The engine had to be rebuilt after it threw a rod, poked a hole in the sleeve and broke the cylinder block. This happened because the connecting rod bolt came loose and the rod came off the crankshaft journal. So the rebuilt involved a new block, and a new crankshaft amongst other things. The truck had an inframe sleeve replacement a year prior, and the pistonless PAI kit was used during the replacement. The PAI Main and rod bearings that came with that sleeve replacement job were not used back then, but was used with this rebuilt. Apparently these PAI rod bearing were coated bearings After this rebuild, with the installed PAI main and rob bearings, the engine was started up and then left running at idea about 3 hrs. It was then shutdown for about 8 hrs, and restarted again. 2 hours into the second run (at idle), the engine shut itself down and would not restart. After letting the engine cool down, the engine was started up again, but it began to give a knocking sound. It was quickly shutdown, and the oil was drained and the oil pan drop. The aftermath was ugly my friends. The number 2 cylinder rod bearing had overheated, spun around and extruded. The rod bearing oil hole was virtually plugged off with metal shavings and coating material. The other 5 rod bearing were all scarred up, and already have shavings. Their oil holes were still open, but had already started being plugged with shaving materials. But they did not look like they had spun. The new crankshaft was again shot. It was quite obvious that to me and all so far that the journals seemed to have lost lubrication, but number 2 likely went all the way dry and stopped receiving oil completely. I am trying to understand why, so as to really get to the root cause of the failure. How does oil get to the individual rod bearings? Unfortunately I don't have my E7 manual with me, but I was under the impression that each of the main bearing got supplied oil from dedicated Engine block oil gallery , and then the main bearing would supply the rod bearings through the oil paths in the crankshaft. Is this incorrect? One of the Tech was contending that the oil flowed down from one journal end of the crankshaft to the other but is he correct? This was the first time the Techs have ever used coated bearings in any of their rebuilds, to their argument is that the coated PAI connecting rod bearings were not good, and definitely wrong for the application. The Tech are of course skeptical, and contend that the rod bearing started shaving off as soon as the engine was started, and finally the number two shaved off to the point of plugging off the oil hole, stopping oil flow, then overheated. Has anyone here experienced a failure as a result of using coated rob bearings or PAI rod bearings in particular? Please let me know if you have any more questions or need more information to diagnose. I have my opinions at to what happened, but wanted to get your inputs first. Thank you for you time OO
  12. 1 point
    There's a local show Sunday I figured since the project moves around on it's own I might as well throw it on the trailer and take it for a Sunday outing. Put a new chin on the Kenworth today too much better than the painted, rusted, dented and broken one that it came with.
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    I'm not familiar with WGB. When we introduced Centrimax, taking a cue from the fantastic Glacier centrifugal filters on the Scania-Vabis engines, they were not produced by Fram. They were produced by Glacier who made the Spinner II. UK-based Glacier was acquired by Germany's Mann+Hummel in 1997.
  15. 1 point
    I run errands (in VA) every now and then under the guise of test driving. Last fall I came out of the hardware store and there was a sheriff's car parked behind my B and the officer was standing there. When I walked up he asked if he could take a picture as his dad drove a truck "just like this back in the day".
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    UD,what a crock of s...t! UPS is what they say they are "the tightest ship in the shipping industry!" Anything the " fed" touches they screw up! It reminds me of the years of nonsense preceding the initiation of the cdl! Only ten times worse! I've heard UPS is tough to work for, but if they ran America we'd save billions!
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    Ron, Mack dealer parts departments could order Mack-branded filters from Fram or Hastings thru our marvelous vendor "ship-direct" program. Most dealers chose Fram. For years, Fram was the sole supplier. We added Hastings later as a second vendor. The Mack vendor "ship-direct" program also allowed dealers to order directly from Donaldson, Farr and Racor (via Parker-Hannifin).
  18. 1 point
    Ken, I don't think there was any difference in how easily the filters were to remove torque wise. I always thought it was just a difference in materials and in my opinion the Baldwin filters were stronger and wouldn't collapse as easy. That might be all different now for all I know. I can remember when the Mack filters used to vary from time to time. One time you'd order filters and they would be gold. The gold fuel filters would have different colored lettering on them (red for primary, green for secondary). Seemed like next time the filters would be different colors? Might have been whoever gave the Mack Co. the best shake that week (WGB, Fram, or Purolater)? The oil filters were always hard to get off, as I said above you had to use a little finesse getting them to break loose. The filters on hobby trucks I would imagine are even harder for the simple fact of how infrequent the filter changes are compared to when they were used in regular service. This is the wrench to use when removing the oil filters, this and a 1/2" drive long ratchet with a 1" extension. Ron
  19. 1 point
    Yeah man, Bud wheels and Budweiser, they go hand in hand.Looks good Larry. Now will need a large Winfall Mural on the back of the bunk. You would get many thumbs up on that.
  20. 1 point
    I'll be there provided the creek don't rise and the Chevrolet don't quit on the way up there. Ken, I'll pick you up if Mike can't.
  21. 1 point
    I left mine run when I ran into local mom and pop grocery store and people inside thought there was a helicopter outside. it was making stuff inside vibrate. They went out to look for it and realized it was the truck.
  22. 1 point
    This is what happened to my dads reman cummins the other year. It was still at the cummins shop on there dyno for break in. (so no warranty issue". I think they determined it was due to rod bearing put in backwards. He had 2 new motors on a weeks time.
  23. 1 point
    If you are considering a E9 swap there are a few things to change: Front engine mount, 4 core radiator, big intercooler, maybe an oil pan if it was in a cabover. Most 1005 were not intercooled but the E9 400 and higher HP were. Make sure it has the power steering pump on it, it is gear driven and a must for a Superliner. There are two different bellhousings, make sure the engine was the right one for the Mack trans. Your trans may not have the torque capacity to handle an E9. Drive shafts will more than likely have to be built heavier, E9's twist little driveshafts. Even low milage engines can have issues. For that money it should have good oil pressure but to be sure I would roll a new set of rod and main bearings in it to be safe. Replace the oil pump springs while you have the pan off too, they break. There are a few complete E9 Superliners on Crag's List for $8500 or so now, maybe consider them, you will have that in the engine swap and a few parts easy with a lot of variables that can cost $$$
  24. 1 point
    Having to crawl over those fenders.............keeps ya thin!!! At least it has for me LOL!!
  25. 1 point
    Sean Kilcarr, Fleet Owner / June 7, 2017 Export plan should pare down inventory of 7,000 trucks with MaxxForce 13-liter engines by end of 2018. An industry-wide surplus of used trucks in the U.S. is driving down the “price gap” between domestic and export valuations, which is spurring Navistar to shift sales of its bulging 7,000 unit inventory of trucks equipped with its discontinued MaxxForce 13-liter exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) only engine overseas. In a conference call to discuss the truck and engine maker’s second quarter earnings, Troy Clarke, Navistar chairman, president and CEO, said that “This is taking important step to put this legacy issue behind us … as legacy issues are masking our underlying improvement in results.” He added that if Navistar didn’t take advantage of the pricing equivalency now occurring in the export market – “and it is a hot market for us,” Clarke stressed – that 7,000 truck inventory would be with the company thru 2020 and beyond. “By this time next year, you’ll not hear us talking about this,” he stressed. “The pace of trade-ins [for legacy equipment] is exactly as anticipated. We’re past the 75% point and are now grinding through the balance. We’re going to take this drag on our earnings and put it behind us.” Walter Borst, executive vice president and CFO for Navistar, added that the $60 million charge the OEM took in the second quarter to beef up its “reserve” to cover those old MaxxForce trucks is action being taken “to eliminate the need to future reserve additions and to clear the way to eliminate the rest [of them] by end of 2018.” Borst added that if Navistar didn’t have to make that $60 million reserve allocation, its truck segment would have been profitable and the company’s overall results would have been closer to break even. “Values in export market are typically lower than what we achieve domestically, but in the past few years there’s been pressure on used truck prices for all brands, so that price gap narrowed,” he explained. “As result made decision to shift from domestic [used truck sales] to more aggressively pursue export opportunities,” Borst noted. “It will accelerate the velocity of [used truck] sales, drive [used truck] inventory lower, and make it easier for dealers and customers to sell their [used] MaxxForce trucks in the U.S. market. We believe our legacy EGR issues coming to an end.” .
  26. 1 point
    Some people are not what you would expect! Doctor Ruth the nice little lady,was a sniper in Israel with confirmed kills and Queen Elizabeth was a motor mechanic in WWII
  27. 1 point
    I'm not allowed to drink...last time I did,(in 1975), I fell up the stairs holding the keys and registration to my wifes new Corvette. Unfortunatly I left the house with her new El Dorado. Paul
  28. 1 point
    KSB,have you ever read Dennisons Ice Road? I found it maybe 30 yrs ago when our library was selling old volumes! Fascinating! Tells the story of the first person to build a regular series of roads and a trucking company to service the mines and small villages above the Arctic Circle Dennison was an engineer and retired mountie. Had photos of the old KWs and Macks of the 40s and 50s he used! There are literally dozens of trucks and heavy equipment that went thru the ice and were lost and drivers too tragically! I lost the book in a flood,sadly,but it is still available. The Scania article reminded me of it! My daughter's best friend is Finnish, and her grandparents live in the UP of Michigan where many Finns live they grow all their own food very hardy people!
  29. 1 point
    best looking vehicle in the lot ! terry
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    Wow, I think you are missing the point. It is about playing by the rules whether or not you agree with them. So you're OK with a corporate culture of cheating as long as it doesn't immediately and directly affect you? How about cheating on windshield safety glass specs? Or cheating on brake systems? Or the seldom needed emergency exit doors on school buses? Or the four-way flashers on your mother's car if they only work when being tested during an inspection? Maybe you could review these other regulations and let us know which ones it would be good for vehicle manufactures to "skirt?" https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&=PART&n=pt49.5.393#se49.5.393_161
  32. 1 point
    jack and coke over cookies and milk?? i like your choice of "refreshment"
  33. 1 point
    D'oh! I type with only one finger, but sometimes it gets away from me! Correction made, thanks!
  34. 1 point
    Usually high noon on Saturday at the Watt's Mack tent. Look for the leaderless group that looks like we are trying to figure out who fits what handle from the web site.
  35. 1 point
    Makes one wonder if a bad oil pump or something else blocking the oil circuit or leaking off oil pressure caused both this and the previous failures?
  36. 1 point
    Why don't you call the Mack brand's customer satisfaction department toll-free at +1 (866) 298-6586 and share your thoughts with them? I'm sure they are anxious to assist you.
  37. 1 point
    Well the internet is a wonderful thing. I just googled "b model Mack" and the town which I seen it and voila! And for educational purposes I stole it for you all. It wasn't Hanks just to clarify.
  38. 1 point
    Never have understood why we don't have diesels in more vehicles if fuel mileage is truly what the EPA and car manufacturers want.
  39. 1 point
    Sharp Truck. I just noticed the lever for the gate. I don't think I' ve ever seen another truck this new with a manual latch. Is this a Bristol Donald thing or personal preference?
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