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  1. 9 points
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 5 points
    And people want to throw a B model fender away because of a few little rust spots. Just goes to show you nothing is ever "too far gone" if you have the talent and resources. Excellent work.
  3. 4 points
    starting to put some sheetmetal back on.
  4. 3 points
    I was making a hard cover for the motorcycle trailer I build about 12 years ago. Already modified it to haul the dogs this past summer, but need to haul Christmas presents here in a few weeks. Anyway, I had the saw horses out, kneeling down and welding away when I started to not feel so cold anymore. That was accompanied by the rather pleasant smell of burning cotton. I stopped welding, flipped up the mask, looked down, and saw my jacket was pretty much fully engulfed. Oops. Smothered it with the gloves pretty quickly. No burns...had 2 layers of thermals, a sweatshirt, and coveralls on under the Carhart vest. Like I said, it was just a rather pleasnt feeling of not being cold anymore, which got my attention because it was cold as **** outside.
  5. 2 points
    Mackvaders shifter ball 👍🏁🇺🇸
  6. 2 points
    Ladder 1, Millinocket, ME (retired, collector owned) 1982 Mack CF611FA 300/200/106' L.T.I. Bulldog I #2192/#816501
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    Interesting bit of info on the Arizona Memorial. Elvis Presley played a fair bit in it. What does a rock 'n' roll legend have to do with a historical Pearl Harbor memorial? Legendary rock star Elvis Presley helped make the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor a reality in the 1960s. Presley performed at a benefit concertand gave 100% of the profits that totaled more than $54,000 for the memorial fund on March 25, 1961. He also made a separate donation of $25,000, the report said. Plans to create the USS Arizona Memorial took shape in the 1950s, but by 1960, less than half of the $500,000 needed was raised, the publication reported. Presley's actions drew considerable attention to the memorial fund helping it to reach its goal and ultimately build the iconic memorial.
  8. 2 points
    You're creating a can of worms. Respectfully speaking, you'd be far better off to buy a truck factory-spec'd as you want/need.
  9. 2 points
    Just the right thing to do plus nobody else will take care of us without holding it over our heads. I'm just fortunate enough to have done very well and damned if I give it to free loaders.
  10. 1 point
    Got our new bumper (stainless steel) hand crafted by Custom Metal Worx in Lucan Ontario. Had the seats reupholstered in Cambridge Ontario by Apple Auto Glass. Hoping to have the truck painted by next spring. Stay tuned for further accomplishments.
  11. 1 point
    sorry havent been on here in a while,,,,hope you all hadda fantastic thanksgiving,,,,,ours was the best.....garage is finally almost done had the doors put on thursday the did a real good job.......bob
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    Last night while shopping for supper I saw a smug looking guy with a resist hat on and had an over whelming desire to speak to the guy with the end of a steel ended tire knocker . Being a 71 yr old with a bad heart and COPD I could have only gotten about two or three good licks in before I would have been layed out on the floor near him . Not much of a get away. So I went home instead.
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    Screwy... Woman was targeted for having her purse visible to the window, at right hip. Guy parks cock-eyed in a disabled spot and leaves an older woman in the vehicle. Does not hesitate to study. Walks right through two obvious cameras zones and exposes his face. Little old Mrs. Stratton gives the good-score nod? McBig Mack brotherman sure seems to be holding his camera sideways like he is taking a pic of the victim?????? Then returns to vehicle? Yup, I’m getting an extended mag.
  14. 1 point
    Service dept can print out some sort (half ass) sheet; doesn’t tell you much
  15. 1 point
    Parts dept can tell you gear ratio with your vin #
  16. 1 point
    Sorry your Mack brand distributor won't assist you (Name?). We don't have access to such information. Your last resort is to call Volvo Group's Mack brand customer satisfaction department at +1 (866) 298-6586.
  17. 1 point
    Contact your local Mack brand distributor.
  18. 1 point
    I'll give you these we found sitting outside the Vatican to keep quiet. They are only in the way of my displaying the Spinx
  19. 1 point
    Here is mine. Continental engines made for Mack are under the hood. Tell us a little more. Does it turn over? Does it fire?
  20. 1 point
    looks great Bob what's that crap all over the ground?
  21. 1 point
    I’m with you. Put some gears so you can make shorter rpm splits and keep the engine in the sweet spot. Nothing more frustrating than driving an underpowered dog that can’t get out of its own way. Not only does it make for a long day but it makes a much more dangerous day for the driver who’s truck can’t even do the speed limit and or drops 10-20mph at the sight of any rolling hill because every impatient yahoo has to pass you no matter if its safe or not.
  22. 1 point
    Found a 95 e9 shows 24k hrs 18 frt 22 push and 22 rears double frame what’s it worth thanks
  23. 1 point
    Neighbor of mine was burning some wood scraps to which he'd added some tires and general garbage about 60 yards from my front window. He decides the fire isn't going good enough so he throws a bit of gas/diesel mixture on it, I here a "boom", look that way and see a human sized torch drop to the ground, then get up still partly ablaze and drop again. I grab an extinguisher and sprint over to check on the neighbor. His "drop and roll" had gotten the flames out, but now he's breathing hard, heart probably racing, and he'd had a previous heart attack. Breathing settled down but I stayed with him awhile just to make sure he was OK and eventually talked him into moving himself and his pickup further than 10 yards away from the fire as aerosol cans kept cooking off. I went back home and a deputy sheriff stopped and talked with him and left, apparently satisfied that he was OK. He finally went home and saw that parts of his clothes had completely burned through and he had burns there. Wife took him to the local ER and they referred him to Hennipen County Medical Center in Minneapolis, the regional burn center. He spent a day or two there and is back home. IIRC, Carhart makes "flame resistant" clothing, but it'll eventually burn like any other "flame resistant" clothing. Treat fire with respect, don't burn compressed flammables, etc., and a day's stay in a burn ward is a lot more expensive than taking aerosol cans to the county landfill for proper disposal.
  24. 1 point
    Engine 2, Florence, NJ (retired, collector owned) 1954 Mack 85LS 750/500 #1709
  25. 1 point
    I have never understood why they spec low powered units with no gears behind the engine, always 250 horse -300 and an 8 or 10 speed trans makes no sense to me! Why not an 18 or 13 sp to make up a bit for the lack of power!??? Example Concrete pump usually spec a less than 400 hp power plant and a 10 speed trans ,Mixers Are in a similar situation! I understand today's and mentality emissions play a role how ever the transmission thing has always bothered me a bit!
  26. 1 point
    Cultural decay and declining standards of behavior in these United States A scumbag (Charles Alton Stratton Jr) steals purses from elderly women......and then drives over them. An obese mini-van driver does nothing more than look at the obviously injured elderly woman on the ground. If I was king for a day, I would first of all order Mr. Stratton to be tied to the ground and driven over with his own RAV4 (an eye for an eye). Then I would liquidate his property including the car to reimburse the government (the American taxpayer) for his handling to our new penal colony. .
  27. 1 point
    Yup, the Loadstar could "punch above it's weight"!
  28. 1 point
    FCA presents U.S. Postal Service withe alternative Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) proposal. .
  29. 1 point
    The company I drove for in the 80's had several VT903's, I drove one in a 74 Transtar. Never had any issues with them that I remember.
  30. 1 point
    Chief Pharmacist's Mate Cheshire is remembered with honor on the Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the American Defense Service Medal with Fleet, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. This is a copy of the letter we recieved. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise Service Member CPHMP JAMES THOMAS CHESHIRE WORLD WAR II UNITED STATES NAVY Accounted For 09/28/2018 On September 28, 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of Chief Pharmacist's Mate James Thomas Cheshire, missing from World War II. Chief Pharmacist's Mate Cheshire, who joined the U.S. Navy from California, was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when the ship came under attack from Japanese aircraft. He was killed in the attack, and while his remains were recovered from the ship following the incident, they could not be individually identified at the time. CPHM Cheshire was initially buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In 2015, advances in forensic techniques prompted the reexamination of remains associated with the Oklahoma, and CPHM Cheshire was eventually identified from among them. Chief Pharmacist's Mate Cheshire is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  31. 1 point
    The 79 F model I drove had a 10 speed overdrive transmission in it and when I dropped the first gear when I started up Christiansburg Mountain one night the gear shift felt a little funny...the next time I tried to downshift the whole stick just broke off in my hand. I pulled onto the shoulder to see what I could do and saw the handle to the hydraulic jack I carried laying in the side box. It just happened to be the perfect size to slide down over the few inches of the gear shift that was sticking through the floor. I put it over the shift lever, tapped it a couple of times, put the hose clamps on the range selector valve, and rode on. The jack handle stayed on it the whole time I drove that truck.
  32. 1 point
    Left the show today and the gear lever broke at the threads while shifting. Hopefully I can get the broken thread portion out of the Select Air Knob. Either will need a new stick or repair this one. I will look at it in a couple of days. This wasn't on my list of things to do....
  33. 1 point
    thanks tjc i have been leaning toward mack minimum 405-425 tri axe 16' dump (ox) or comparable
  34. 1 point
    Pretty sure when the actual fight starts the hat can be reversed and says “I’LL SUE”.
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    Spose 2 B pix of trucks can U name m make take a long time scrutin izin each pic WotSwzU? got more but dunno if U can see the truck cya
  37. 1 point
    Midliner parts seem scarce and costly for what little is around.
  38. 1 point
    Really cleaned up nice . Great work .
  39. 1 point
    IIRC around that time the Macks were switched over to the Volvo frame design, which IIRC is a bit narrower than the SAE standard 34" outer frame width.
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    Correct! The diver of truck 156 was Ezradia Swift who later in life (after a string of dump truck errors) decided to go OTR and hired former grifters and neer do wells to drive and train drivers. Ezradia was shooting of a 85% accident rate because of his dreams of inter state demo derbies. Thats the story I'm sticking to for now.
  42. 1 point
    What are the specs on this truck ? I would think for $140,000.00 it is not heavy spec for tri-axle dump with 46,000 rears 20,000 lb front axle and most likely no lift axle.Most dump tri-axle trucks I see at 2018 prices are at least $170,000.00 + FET. These are 46 rears 20 fronts steerable 18-20,000 lb lift axle double frame,Detroit engine 13 liter or larger,Mack 405-505 HP or Cummins500 Hp.
  43. 1 point
    Well it seems to me, that there was little remembrance today on the newscasts. Nothing but ongoing bullsh*t over Cohen. Comey, blah blah. Sad state of affairs.
  44. 1 point
    This is a '67 F-750 with a Holmes 600 I had years ago. Great for dragging stuff home.
  45. 1 point
    I do believe that started with the '61 Super Duties-850 and up.
  46. 1 point
    You really not supposed to force it to shift! ha ha!
  47. 1 point
    You can tell a countries morals by how children and the old are take care of as opposed to criminals and illegals getting the best.
  48. 1 point
    half the problem stems from no death penalty in half these states. Ny being one of those Pussy states. kill em off, don't send the in for life in prision. really, so we have to pay for them to have free room and board and education, internet and tv?? you kill someone, you don't get to live, mandatory death within a month. over. scare some of these lowlifes and set an example.
  49. 1 point
    here on the udder side of the world in Australia we had a bra named HESTIA Holds Every Size Tit In Australia also know as 'Ovr the shoulder bolder holder' LOL http://1037theloon.com/files/2014/01/Marliyn.jpg[/img] cya §wishy
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