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    In 1973 2 new Mack CFs were built and delivered to Independent Hose Company #1 in Frederick, MD. My great grandfather drove those engines. The one we own now was engine 11, her sister was 12. There are stories of the legendary driving such as almost being flipped over by an oblivious cop so the engine driving done the street on 2 wheels. My grandfather also drove it and before it was retired my father also drove it, seeing as he was one of the only ones who could drive a double clutch manual. She went to the academy for a while to train the new guys but she was ultimately nearing the end of her service life. When it came up for auction my grandfather jumped on it. Her sister was sold much sooner to a California station that no longer exists, where she was shipped to Africa for a short period and pumped clean water non stop for a few days before coming back to the US. Nobody knows where engine 12 is but anyone who cares knows where engine 11 is, safe and sound being passed on as a family heirloom. September 29, 2018 Early 1985 Nearing end of service at IHC.
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    1937 MACK bus chassis. Note the long air intake tube. All dressed up.
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    Well, after buying these like 17 yrs ago, I finally am going to put them on my truck. I was originally hoping to find a better cab and paint it all at once but that never transpired. So, I dug the doors out and starting to hang them. I got the drivers side fitting up and aligned pretty well. Latches nicely, though real fitment is not something you can do to the doors on these trucks. Unless I guess I want to really cut and paste things to make it all museum quality? Not likely. There is nothing straight or even about the doors or cab openings. All the keen eyed people will notice the lack of working room. Ya, you got to be a skinny ass to work around the truck in the stall. I can just squeak between the bunk and wall. Once I know both fit I'll be stripping the interior panel so I can give everything to a buddy for paint. I'll have him use the same white he used on the bunk and I have a small pint of the green I used on the heater box 17 yrs ago. It's a Volvo color if I recall? It's on the can, he can use it to get more. My original doors are pretty beat, rusty, cracked. I have new side glass, though my vent windows are still nice along with the vent rubbers. I just need to get new channel felt, window fuzzies and the door seal foams. In all, shouldn't be too hateful of a project to tackle. One thing: Does anyone have the window stop that fits in the small hole in the bottom of the door? I've been missing the one for my passenger door. Would like to have one to get painted with everything else. Let me know what you have.
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    Yup Bull ! it seems Very little is standardized they are for ever changing shit on a moments noticed its Rampant thru out the industry ! I was doing a truck inspection on a 2018 Pete the other day and was admiring at the spring brake cans on it You can no longer install a PIGGY back on the new brake pots they are one piece no clamps Period so now instead of 15 min to a half hour to change a brake pot Its now has become necessary to replace the whole thing! AND heaven for bid you have the right clevis for what ever slack adjuster is installed ! Worst of all got me paying attention to our own new trucks AND GUESS WHAT We are using this stuff as well! Nothing is left untouched these days! IMPROVEMENTS ? OR Captivation At Its Finest! So if you got to go out on the road to change a brake pot you better take half the parts department with you cause your gona need something you don't got! As well as a Grinder to adapt the rod bla bla bla ! New Rules of engineering ! Sorry that's an old rule revisited ! If ya got something simple that works ! Redesign it to be over complicated or unreliable !
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    Might be a good time to buy your local, firmiliar, knowledgeable, mechanic a case of Old Milwaukee and have him walk you through the steps or assist this round. Good Luck!
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    Exclusive: Ford-VW Deal Kicking Off With Commercial Vehicle JV, VW CEO Diess Reveals “We are looking at other things,” VW’s Diess tells TheDetroitBureau.com. by Paul A. Eisenstein on Jan.14, 2019 Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett, left, and Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess talk on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show today. Ford and Volkswagen will formally announce on Tuesday the first of what is expected to become a broad range of joint ventures and other partnerships, the head of the German automaker told TheDetroitBureau.com during an impromptu interview at the North American International Auto Show. The tie-up will begin with a partnership involving commercial vehicles that should help VW expand its marginal presence in the pickup segment, with Ford gaining access to product in other commercial sectors. But there are other projects that have been approved by both companies’ boards that will be revealed on Tuesday, said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Breaking News! Not everything will be announced this week, Diess said, confirming that the relationship is a work in progress. He noted that beyond what either has already been set in motion, “We are looking at other things.” The two automakers signaled their interest in working together last June when the signed a memorandum of understanding, or MoU, focused on commercial vehicles. But they quickly began exploring other opportunities, Diess acknowledged, confirming months of rumors. (Ford, VW could roll out a series of deals over “coming weeks and months.” Click Here for the story.) “We are very complementary,” he said, explaining that in markets like Europe and China, where VW is strong, Ford is struggling. The reverse is true in the United States. And the CEO said that is something the two companies now hope to take advantage of. Hackett, left, and Diess compare notes during a discussion at the NAIAS 2019 With commercial vehicles, Diess explained, Volkswagen “does not have the economies of scale (so) combining makes a lot of sense.” While it was widely expected that the two carmakers would have something to announce early this year, the precise timing was anything but certain. As recently as last Wednesday, company sources cautioned that any initial deals would need formal board level approval. That has since happened and, Diess noted, he made the decision to come to the U.S. only last Friday. “Tomorrow we will announce a few things with Ford,” he said after wrapping up a walk with Ford CEO Jim Hackett through the Detroit Auto Show that wrapped up at the Volkswagen stand. The “question” the German executive said, is “how big” the relationship with Ford will grow. (Click Here to see more about Ford’s discussions with Volkswagen.) Diess noted that the two carmakers have had on-and-off relations dating back “decades.” In fact, Ford’s then chairman and CEO Henry Ford II turned down the opportunity to buy the damaged assets of Volkswagen immediately after the Second World War. In the 1980s, the two makers combined operations in Brazil and Argentina. The joint venture, dubbed AutoLatina, eventually ended badly for Ford which exited the alliance in a weak position building products that didn’t click well in the market. Volkswagen of America chief Scott Keogh, left, and VW AG CEO Herbert Diess share a laugh during the Detroit Auto Show. Ford has “a lot of institutional memory,” and will make sure that any new deals avoid the same traps and pitfalls of the past, Jim Farley, the head of Ford’s global operations, told TheDetroitBureau.com last week. Key will be finding “the right products,” he stressed, adding that Ford will “have to protect its brands. Balance,” he added, “is really very important.” Among the other areas Ford and VW are exploring are electrified and autonomous vehicles. And it appears likely that one or the other could assume lead in various markets. Joint manufacturing operations are also expected to be in the eventual package of joint ventures.
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    Imagine trying to hire drivers today that can even drive a Duplex! LOL.
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    Ratio is stamped with "Carrier Assembly Number". Right front of housing.
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    I went and found a better stiffer, denser closed cell foam rubber for my doors the new hollow stuff is crap it doesn't hold the doors from rattling in the jambs. I used this stuff and it only puts a small indentation in it and that's enough to hold the door rigid and seal out the weather. I went and sourced all my window felt for the tracks ang cat whisker from ebay stores works better and half the cost.
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    It's got a Ram Air intake!!
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    i put the plows on 6 of the 7 trucks with full fuel tanks, and battery maintainers plugged in start of december. only thing that does not get a plow on it is the daily driver. but that only takes 2 minutes to hook up. so far being ready has worked out this year, everyone else gets snow but we don't. but if nothing is hooked up and ready, we get blasted.
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    Forgot to tell him the odor Propane gas is an aphrodisiac for northern male raccoons.
  15. 1 point
    Your problem is you bought a new truck! You're supposed to buy em after someone else figured this crap out.
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    went to the local paint glass and body supply store Larry. I cheaped out and only put the chrome beaded stuff on the top where people could see. put the cheap window channel in the channel in the panel itself. I used black weatherstrip adhesive. I think the window wipes themselves I used generic cut to fit stuff. maybe for an 70's Ford or square body Chevy. I have used R model stuff on a B model before to
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    you forgot this: and dim to half power when another car is coming the other way or is in front of them, because the drivers are too freaking stupid to turn the high beams off and not blind everyone else on the road.
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    I'm out of "like"s, but that is one of the funniest things i've ever heard!
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    I'm not a big fan of the large exhaust myself. Always liked 4" chrome with a matching muffler guard on the right side only with a B series. I like the green and black and am going to do my B-673 in those colors but with red hubs to be different:
  21. 1 point
    I touch base with them from time to time. They are busy and confident.
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    I went with 4" which was standard for the time.
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    The first production run of the Diamond Reo "Driver II" cab. Shown below, the all-new custom aluminum Driver II cabs featuring body molding, two-piece windshields and other styling cues that pay tribute to the old Corporate and Driver cabs. .
  24. 1 point
    Yep this is the said beast Anybody ever been to the museum and had a good look at this jigger In one thing I read on google it said it had a V8 Mack motor I imagine it has a Mack front axle and a Mack ass end I wonder if it is airbag or not ? Certainly looks modern for the late 50's and even I would have thought well into the 70's Seats must of had plenty of room to only fit 39 people But it does mention a loo and kitchen so I guess a few seats vanished for them Thanks for the replies all I first read about this in the book "American Truck Spoters Guide" or some such thing and I seem to recall it had a cut away sideview picture Then again that last bit may have been another make of bus I would have a look myself or but I will be many hours away from my book for many months Paul
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    If anyone wants an update on Independent Hose Company #1’s 1973 CF here’s some newer pictures of her.
  26. 1 point
    I have seen that truck in person and it's quite rough. Good for parts probably but not something to build upon unless an endless pocketbook mentality is applied.
  27. 1 point
    Produced by Wagner for Mack, they have significantly more force, a requirement for a 20k axle versus a 12k axle. That Volvo wants to charge you $744.85 for a $200 component should be a crime. Volvo doesn't want you operating a 1996 vintage truck. And they want to rinse their hands of "American" Macks.
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    I hope so I changed the 3rd relay it had a black burn spot on it..put electric grease on all them .ran 11hrs yesterday no problem so far working it today so far its good.. Thanks for all you guys help
  29. 1 point
    Aussie Valueliner - Mack V8 - E9/500 possibly 1988, straight pipes, picture taken Sept 2018, Dalby Queensland, returning home to Brisbane after delivering heavy load in central Queensland
  30. 1 point
    Imagine the kids work fast to enjoy it before day breaks. It’s a slop-fest up here. Got 5” of snow last night and 8 hours of rain. Was pushing it with the 660 Griz in four lock and stalling out. Like pushing 500lbs of snowman corpses all balled up.
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    You have more snow than we do in the valleys in Montana bob. After last year you’re welcome to keep the snow to yourself.
  32. 1 point
    671 powered with a RT-910 trans.
  33. 1 point
    I spent $900 and got a brand spanking new snowblower......and so far......nothing. Best $900 I ever spent and honestly if I never have to use the thing it would be wonderful!!!
  34. 1 point
    Received my rule bending pair of Holly's today. Nostalgia class says that you can only run a pair of any CFM Two Barrel carbs. So this one of the pair I bought on Racing Junk.com, one new one used for $500. 1100 CFM Holly Two Barrel dual feed carbs. Have to do a bit of machine work on the air horns, venturies and the throttle shafts to kick up the flow. Need to do some sizing on the jet plates and open the power valve port .003 to .004 Heads are due tomorrow or saturday and my grandson is polishing my 6/71 case and carb adapter. Still searching for a nice clean set of M/T cast Aluminum Valve covers and a 3" x 8.250 dia. lower blower pulley with a thin V belt adapter for my water pump drive. Rules require mechanical water pump not electric. Being a widower I can stay in the shop all hours now. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
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