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  1. 16 points
    My 88 we just restored ..just wanted to share with you guys
  2. 15 points
    Went to the state offices in Richmond today to get screwed over my blood pressure raised to critical and walking back to my truck passed a Model Train Hobby Shop. This was in the window. Very true to life if you ask me! Paul Hosted on Fotki
  3. 15 points
    Couple pics from my son's wedding Sat.
  4. 14 points
    Vermont man takes revenge on town board with a 700-pound statue of a middle finger By Rex Santus Dec 11, 2018 A Vermont man was so incensed by his town's zoning regulations that he erected a 700-pound statue giving officials the middle finger — and lit it with floodlights so they would always be reminded of his feelings toward them. Ted Pelkey’s decade-long feud with local officials reached spiteful new heights Nov. 30, when he installed the statue on a high pole in his front yard, along Route 128, after his request to relocate his monofilament cleaning and truck repair business from a nearby town to his own property was denied. Pelkey said officials won’t let him build the garage simply because they don’t like him, and he thought a middle finger was just the right response. “We wanted to show our appreciation,” Pelkey told VICE News. The Westford Selectboard and Development Review Board had denied Pelkey’s requests for the large garage, asserting that his applications did not meet the town’s standards for a variety of reasons. Among them, Pelkey’s application lacked necessary information about lighting that will “likely be needed for security purposes,” and did not effectively describe the purpose of the building, officials said. But while Pelkey couldn’t legally build a garage, he does have the legal right to flip off town officials for all eternity. Though billboards are banned in Vermont, Pelkey’s middle finger is protected because it isn’t advertising a business or service. Furthermore, the middle finger is a gesture that is generally protected by the First Amendment, so Pelkey’s $4,000 statue seems to fall under the category of “public art.” “He apparently can do what he’s done,” Allison Hope, chair of the Westford Selectboard, told the Burlington Free Press. As it turns out, even though billboards are banned advertisements in Vermont, the middle finger has gotten more attention for Pelkey’s business than any roadside sign ever would have. Twitter users have expressed a growing admiration for his pettiness, and there’s even a Facebook fan page for Pelkey’s wooden finger statue. Pelkey’s attorney appealed the board’s decision several weeks ago and is awaiting a decision, according to the Burlington Free Press. Images courtesy of Ted Pelkey
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  6. 13 points
    This was my wife's wish and I said I will see it through. Equipment, house kits and tradesman are set to go, everything is mapped out both plat wise and legally. 23 disabled Vets and their families are tentatively chosen to be given the first homes. I will not take stupid "green" requirements by some power mad town employee. Monday I will be at the local news channel and start my push back and get my vets homes or I will bankrupt the town.
  7. 13 points
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  8. 12 points
    "Momma" snapped this a few years ago when I was hauling fill for my shop property. This load, a few more just like it, and then 630 tons of fill sand were all carried by this ole girl. Lot's of people "rubbernecking" too. Slow and steady still gets the job done.
  9. 12 points
  10. 12 points
    yesterday today that was just after imron base coat before clear, i forgot to take a picture after i shot the clear it was getting pretty late when i finished up. ill post up a picture tomorrow of it all un wrapped with the clear coat on it. i recorded some video on the whole process so that will be in the works as well. but my old peeling fading pant on the mack has been replaced with nice shiny new paint. its had some clear coat issues as long as iv owned it but it has really started showing its age up close over the last couple years, the whole drivers side was starting to peel bad and the passenger side was starting to peel and there was absolutely no clear coat left on the roof, not to mention the hood had been re painted previously by someone else and the color didn't exactly match they painted over stickers and it was separating in spots. as the original paint was failing underneath the repaint on the hood.
  11. 12 points
    Finally found a way to fix all my emission system headaches with the new trucks. Just got this 1986 IH 9670 Eagle. It's been many years now since I have been as happy as I am now when I drive this truck. Just have to do some cosmetic stuff. Got a grab handle missing, some dents and extra mirror brackets and stuff to remove. And put the stack on straight. But the headliner and sleeper are still wrapped in plastic. Never been opened up. It's a little light spec'd compared to what I normally have, but many years ago I was in the bush with 38,000 rears and only broke one axle shaft once, so I'll be okay pulling a dump trailer with this. It's got an NTC Big Cam IV 400, 13 speed overdrive and 40,000 International (made by Rockwell) rears with 4.44 ratio. Kinda odd a light spec highway truck is geared that low, but it pulls pretty strong. And I will just be using it in town and on highway construction anyway. Man, I had forgot how glorious it is to drive an old truck with a mechanically governed engine and un-muffled straight pipe. I'm never going to want to drive the 4900 Star now. I missed out on a 350 Superliner, but I'm an International guy too, so this will work!
  12. 12 points
    My grandfathers brother had an Auto repair/ gas station and Pontiac dealer in Centerport Long Island from the mid teens until his death in 1967. During the 20's and 30's most of his customers were from Eatons Neck and Centerport. The likes of the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Pratt and Manvilles so his wrecker wrecker fit his image for his clients. Biggest memory was climbing all over his 1928 Packard tow truck. when he died I was 14 and couldn't convince my dad to take it for his garage. so it was sold. The unit just came up for sale after sitting in the buyers garage since 1969. I contacted the seller and sent him a wire transfer deposit to buy it. Only 3 photos and needs most likely a ton of mechanical and the body was changed quite a bit. But 52 years later I'm going to own it. 1933 photo Center Shore Drive Centerport N.Y. Hosted on Fotki December 2018. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  13. 12 points
    Picked up the cab, fenders, and all exterior cab pieces on Thursday. I love the color, it's a Spectramaster green that took a lot of research to find. When I got home there was a small stone chip on the front, dang it! The trailer fenders are off for loading, I put them back on for the trip.
  14. 12 points
    Gee it was in all the papers. Today, we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died from heart failure early on election day 2016.. No one really knows how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools; hospitals, homes, factories and offices, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, petty rules, silly laws and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in from rain, the early bird gets the worm and life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second. A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including feminism, body piercing, whole language and new math. But his health declined when he became infected with the "if-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus. In recent decades, his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal legislation. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers and enlightened auditors. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies; when reports were heard of six year old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; when a teen was suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch; when a teacher was fired for reprimanding an unruly student. It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but couldn't inform the parent when a female student is pregnant or wants an abortion. Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional sports. As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments, regarding questionable regulations for asbestos, low-flow toilets, smart guns, the nurturing of Prohibition Laws and mandatory air bags. Finally, when told that the homeowners association restricted flags to those who supported non patriotic views, he breathed his last. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son Reason. His three stepbrothers survive him: Rights, Tolerance and Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
  15. 11 points
    Came home from a Fishing trip to find a box from Maine. In it were cans of Moxie soda, an invasive species in these parts, compliments of BMT's resident philanthropist 41Chevy. Since everyone who tries it (social media) seems to feel inclined to comment I'm throwing mine in too....... Moxie Virgin's stop now if you don't want the spoiler. Brought the cans to a steady 38 F and cracked. Scent is perfumed and pungent similar to a Mennonite store that sells bulk spices. Flavor strikes a memory of dime store candy sticks...… more specifically a softer version of Horehound. Aftertaste is the tricked-out part of the soda. After 15 seconds the sweet dissipates and a dry bitter sets in and holds on. Unique. Stuff is a 10, salute to the Northeast for good craftsmanship. Regretfully, no availability in Wisconsin for the near future. My wife agreed we are keeping the last can (toast) till Paul has a victory over Virginia's "A-Holes".
  16. 11 points
    My son and daughter in law went with me but went in first, dressed in their finest NY Yuppie garb.I strolled in a few minutes after them and sat in the back with my camera. During the public question part, they asked how hard would it be to get a permit to convert their 4 car garage into 3 apartment units. Any issues with energy requirements and and issues about who they can and can not rent to. The answers were that there are no rules on green energy and as long as the spaces are issued a C.O. any one that you choose can live there. Son asked again if they plan on any green laws or occupancy requrements in the future and again the answer was no. When the meeting ended i walked up to the Village Supervisor and the head of the zoning board and thanked them for the fantastic video and also thanked the Head of Zoning for leaving me the reasons for denying my permit (60% solar and open residency not just veterans rule) on my answering machine. Told them I'll see you either on the TV news and in Federal Court for Discrimination against Handicapped Veterans unless you met my terms when I decide on them. The members were following me talking to me but for some reason they all scattered when I got into my dump truck and started to leave. Most enjoyable day I've had since my wife passed away
  17. 11 points
    A little I’ve a month ago I moved into this 2016 Pinnacle . I love it ! Next best thing to my Superliner . It came up for grabs the beginning of last month at work when the guy that drove it and abused it for the last year wanted out of it because he wanted the 2006 International instead ? Go figure The guy ain’t right . So I went in the office and asked the boss if I could have it surprisingly he said yes ! I’m getting it cleaned up a little more all the time . I love the truck I pull s great not as good as my E9 I have at home but I’m still very pleased with its performance as I’m grossed out T between 115, to 132,000 lbs all the time . It does an excellent job .
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  20. 10 points
    This is how I recall the 50's and 60's when I used to ride with my uncle when he worked for Walton P Davis in Locust Valley N.Y. Only time I ever road in a Sightliner. Scary and cool for a 12 year old.
  21. 9 points
    Never plan on being a stoner, don't smoke, seldom drink and it fascinates me...…………….Stoner dude sits at home smoking state-approved weed & eat'in Cheetos, Democratic politicians boast whimsically about how many drugs they did in college, the companies CEO has a chrome box for his nose candy and Mr.BlueCollar is told "stay sober, clean, and your going to piss in a cup if you wanna get paid (or score a job)".
  22. 9 points
    Some history from this side of the Pacific about you blokes on that side of the Pacific Paul
  23. 9 points
    Making a delivery of new Mack LFT trucks.
  24. 9 points
    Hey guys/gals! It’s been a while since I have posted in BMT. Not since shortly after our CL753 build. I hope all is well with you all. I am back to share another build I am beginning. If you guys remember, my father and I restored a green Superliner about 5yrs who, and then a yellow CL About 3 yrs ago. Any way I have a new project, something bigger and wilder than I have ever done before. Finally got the RD854 my dad always wanted . It’s unfortunate he isn’t here to help me on this, but my uncle and I plan on doing this one in honor of him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 9 points
    Ready for the show! Macungie 2014.
  26. 9 points
    I call my Jeep "Elizabeth Warren". It's white, but says it's a Cherokee!
  27. 9 points
    For folks that may have missed this on TV this morning, Dennis Gage "My Classic Car" visits the ATCA National Show 2018 at Macungie Memorial Park.
  28. 9 points
    Hauling a fresh load of toothpicks.
  29. 9 points
    Well, I actually got to go to sunny Florida this week! The N.B.Handy Co. has opened a branch in Davenport, Fl. They used to have a branch in Orlando and in Boca Raton too but they closed them. They said they're gonna supply the Davenport branch out of the Norcross, Ga. (Atlanta) branch, but they would have loads out of Lynchburg going there to get the warehouse fully supplied. I loaded on Thursday to deliver Monday, but of course I came home and fed the cat, cleaned the litter box, took a shower, and I was off. I got there Friday a little after noon, not expecting to get unloaded until Monday, but they unloaded me Friday. So I waited until the redhead got off from work, and she drove over from the other side of Orlando and picked me up.As I always do whenever i'm with her, I had a great time. I saw this serious looking bird on the way down. and a bird on a sign- I took a picture of this orange grove right across the road from N.B.Handy while I was waiting for her. I might have walked over and picked a few oranges too. Saturday we took a little drive over to Stuart, Fl. to see a BMT dignitary- Hatcity, a true legend. We went up rt. A1A when we left Stuart and stopped a few times to take pictures and look around. We saw some people on some horses. And a seagull on the beach. A big beach umbrella- A girl who stepped on a Lego- A couple walking on the beach- ...so, we stopped at another place and saw this little crab- and a big bird- Sunday morning we went for an airboat ride, saw lots of aminals... Then I had to leave, after having a great time, drinking great beer, eating great wings, and being with great people- ...and get back into the cold, the snow, the ice,..this is here, about an hour ago- bummer. I did see a big Mack truck or two yesterday though-
  30. 9 points
    designed to withstand the stresses of demanding use.
  31. 9 points
    the imron was defiantly not cheap was over $1500 in paint . normally i would use nasson or croma base on cars. i have not sprayed many single stages not on a allover paint job anyway, iv done like some trailer fenders or things like that in single stage paints. i drive a lot of gravel roads so that was part of my reason for going with the imron should be more chip and scratch resistant. its not been very long sense i sprayed it but i wet sanded and buffed out a small spot and it was almost like buffing stainless steel..lol its defiantly some tough stuff. mostly all back together now got the exhaust stack back on and the grab handle on the back of the cab after i took those pictures mostly just have to put the interior door panels back on and interior trim around sleeper windows and a couple broken bolts i still need to deal with on the drivers side front 1/4 fender and put my lettering back on the truck. id like to re-polish all my alluminum before i put it back on the road as well. but its almost done. oh and here is the visor after i fixed my screw up and re-sprayed it and a close up picture of the color
  32. 9 points
    Just got back to Ohio in time to miss the snow. Grain elevator and cotton bales in Texas . Rest NM.
  33. 9 points
    i thought you guys might enjoy this one. i added some "stealth" chicken lights if you want to call them that....lol basically my goal was to not have it stand out and be gaudy looking on a mack when there turned off but still make the truck stand out at night. i think i succeeded at what i was going for. pretty happy with how they came out.
  34. 9 points
    It is almost New Years when some may be seeing double. Painted to match but spec'd differently. 1972 R-685 doing the work with a 1969 R-611T out back.
  35. 9 points
    Sunrise... I shoveled the highway off so I could get out Monday- I saw a big Mack truck- ...and a big orange engine. and a big Mack truck. I also so more birds- ...and this mammal walking on 501 at Winfall the other day. I think she wanted a ride, but I didn't have time to stop.
  36. 9 points
    starting to put some sheetmetal back on.
  37. 9 points
    Still doing 50 a week at night! I heard this job is supposed to be going to Christmas at least, and then we have another job running all winter with somewhere between 5-8 Triaxle's daily. Hopefully I can make a full 12 months on the lowboy. Got the rig looking really clean too. Just took this last night.
  38. 8 points
    Mauro family 1955 Mack LJSWX dump truck and 1965 B-87 tractor at the Bolton Fairground.
  39. 8 points
    Hosted on Fotki
  40. 8 points
    1984 brochure photo at the test track.
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    You know how it goes, just driving along on a mission, enjoying your own thoughts, listening to the music of a cool powered Mack, the whistle of that magic tip turbine singing away All this time big brother is watching you I am not complaining one little bit though Was stunned to see me on Facebook that night when I stopped So sit back, relax and have a good chuckle Paul received_350847202182842.mp4
  43. 8 points
    Rails are drilled and painted and got a few parts installed, should have the crossmembers and suspension mounts installed this week. 280 wheel base on thirty foot rails. Truck Shop
  44. 8 points
    Looking mighty fine! Shown at Macungie in 2015.
  45. 8 points
    If the first cutbacks in pay from the shutdown were the congressmen involved, The shut down would end immediately!!!!
  46. 8 points
    How's it going everybody? So, as the title says I have a 1949 Mack L95 that I plan on restoring. I'm new to Macks, and big trucks in general, so I'm here for some much needed guidance from the experts. I have experience with car restoration and work as a general mechanic, but really very little experience with big trucks. A quick back story on the truck. Its a 1949 L95 with the big en707a gas job and 1000gpm. The fire department I work for in MA used to buy exclusively Macks from the 40s through the 70s. This truck was bought new by my department in 49, where it served as E4 for 25yrs until 1974. It then became spare E22 until about the mid 80s when it was auctioned off, never to be seen again... Until a few years ago. In 2016 someone sent me a Craigslist ad to this truck for sale, rotting away in the woods in NH. Being assigned to E4 at the time, and being a gearhead and history buff, I couldn't let it go. I went up to NH and brought her home. According to the seller it ran when parked a little over 10yrs ago. I moved the motor by hand and it does turn over. Theres some rot around the door sills, floor and seat frame, but the body is rock solid. The motor looks fairly clean, however it looks like there May have been some sort of leak /crack in one of the heads... Looks like someone put some epoxy in a small spot on the outside of the head. Other than that, there was a big nest in the carb (air cleaner was off) and the exhaust manifold had a couple pieces broken out (which I guess is common?). I haven't done a whole lot with it so far, but am hoping to get started soon. Ive done as much research as I can, including contact Mack and getting all the history, documents, and restoration resources on the truck. I pulled the carb (which is a big Zenith) and rebuilt it with a NOS rebuild kit from Zenith. I drained the oil and put a little marvel in the cylinders. The basic plan is to get the motor to the point I can try turning it over to at least get an idea of where it stands and then go from there. From there I'll make a list, starting with the brakes which were taken apart by the previous owner. All in all I'm a little overwhelmed, but really an dedicated to getting this thing done! I'm committed to hearing that big 707 run again. What I'm looking for is any tips, tricks, guidance, or even "hey, what the hell are you doing you idiot!?" from you guys who have experience with these trucks. Does my initial plan of attack sound decent? Also advice in sourcing parts, for example finding an exhaust manifold. Sorry for the long story! I appreciate any and all advice, and thanks in advance! Here are some pictures of how we found it, and just after we towed her out.
  47. 8 points
    1937 MACK bus chassis. Note the long air intake tube. All dressed up.
  48. 8 points
    Heavy duty hauler on Cape Cod. Kodak Instamatic picture circa 1977.
  49. 8 points
    Here are a few pictures from the CL add. Accurately shows condition. Once I saw it I cut a deal and then figured a day and time to go back and pay, get title and hopefully move it. Not sure if you can tell from the pics but she was pretty buried in that yard. Obviously no intention of moving or using it any time soon. Probably took me and my buddy about an hour to clean out all the shit in front of the truck so we could move it out of the yard. Brought the support rig down on Monday and got the old girl fired up and out of the yard. It's in their private drive waiting until I can get a lowboy there.
  50. 8 points
    new bushings are in
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