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  1. 4 points
    Seeing as my F350 dump is disappearing before my eyes and since I don't want to replace all the sheetmetal on a truck with 190k on it, time for Craigslist. Found a 2000 k3500 6.5 diesel with 49k original on it for $2600, just needs a transmission (no reverse) and a bulldog hood ornament. A guy who lives down the street from my shop stopped by and said he thinks he has a good tranny for it so that might work out pretty good. Very clean almost rust free 20 year old truck, don't find that in New England often. Brought it home this morning, managed to put the front wheel thru the trailer deck while loading. I think I'll paint it to match my old 94 3500 HD that I sold because plowing driveways in 2 wheel drive sucks.
  2. 4 points
    I ask for sex acts, they hang up.
  3. 2 points
    I’m sure everyone gets one of these calls at some point, a call from the IRS stating you owe them or you’ll be arrested, a call saying you’ve won a grant just for being a good citizen, or even informing you that your extended warranty on your vehicle has expired. Now even though this is a normal activity I seem to have gotten more than normal as of late. So I’ve done what any sane person would do, and I began actually answering the phone, might as well give them the benefit of the doubt. Well lately it’s always been about my car insurance expiring or my last chance for an extended warranty going away if I don’t answer the phone. So when I answer and get asked to confirm the year of my vehicle, I of course say “1953”. *click* Well darn, I really wanted to get that extended warranty. The next day the same call but this time telling me I have one last chance to pay for my insurances or it goes away, this time they ask for my zip code, I list the Frederick code, seeing as that’s where it’s from and right after I get again another nice *click*. Well not sure what that was about but alright. Now last night was the best one so far. I answer the phone and get a prerecorded message telling me that I haven’t responded to their mail telling me my chance to apply for extended warranty is about to go away, and to press 3 if my phone has less than 150,000 miles or to press 4 to be added to the do not call list. Now last time I checked the odometer it had much less than 150,000 miles, so naturally I press 3. “Your call is very important to us, please stay on the line.” Subtle jazz began playing for just a few seconds before a man with a very slight Indian accent responded. “Hello, can you confirm that you are interested in an extended warranty on your vehicle?” “Yes” “Ok sir, can you please provide the year, make and model of your vehicle to confirm the warranty.” “Well yeah, it’s a 1953 Mack LS85.” “Ok sir...” “Wait I’m sorry, it’s and LS95.” (I had been trying to find a good picture of the sister to my L and had 85 in my mind) “So do have this correct that it is a 1953 Mack LS95?” “Yes.” “Now is that the only vehicle you own?” “Well yes.” (I could’ve provided details about our CF too but it slipped my mind in the moment) “Ok sir, I’m afraid we are unable to extend the warranty on this vehicle.” “Oh, really? It’s got less then 150,000 miles.” “Yes sir, I’m very sorry.” *click* Now what have I gotten out of this experience? The satisfaction that if even for those few moments I was able to stop these people from using those moments to scam someone else who may own a newer Toyota RAV4 or a Ford Focus. I know for a fact had I given them such a thing they would’ve asked for a $500 iTunes gift card or something of the sort, and a surprising amount of people will do it, thinking they’re going to be able to continue their warranty for many more miles. Next time you get a phone call from a number you don’t recognize, and you have the time, make sure to answer it, and waste as much time as possible. It’s more fun than it seems.
  4. 2 points
    I get 8 to 10 calls a day . Google business account ,pay off student loans , & extended warranty . If I do not recognize the number I just do not answer . If you had time it wood be good to keep them on the phone and screw with them .
  5. 2 points
    In Sept of 2000 I traded the 1993 K1500 that I ordered new for a 2000 K2500 that was on the lot for nearly a year and acquired 46 miles moving snow on the dealership lot. Mine is a 350 gas engine but has the cold weather package on it. In 19 years I've put 191K & change on it and a few grand in repairs, tires & maintenance but it has really never truly let me down. I think I'll be rebuilding the transmission soon but I just don't seem me replacing it any time soon.
  6. 2 points
    I will be greedy and take a long hood R and a Superliner!
  7. 1 point
    Hey guys, we now have a new webpage for the B-Model Registry! https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/registry Fuzzy Buzzard (Tom Gannaway) has put a ton of blood, sweat and tears into the B-Model Registry so it absolutely deserves a safe and secure place to be hosted! You can now register your B-Models and also download the latest edition of the registry from the link above or from the 'MORE' tab at the top of every BMT page! You can also visit the official B-Model Registry discussion topic, here on BMT, at the link below!
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    diamond t cab model 931-c $650 troutville va 540=309=4973
  10. 1 point
    Replaced the roll up glass on my B a couple years ago after a struggle got everything back together . Need to remove the glass on one again . Got everything apart except the crank assembly on the panel and can not get the window out . Can some one give me a step by step procedure on on removal . Thanks in advance .
  11. 1 point
    Pretty good info here. Glass comes out as an assembly with the door panel. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/22516-how-do-you-remove-the-door-panel-on-a-b61/
  12. 1 point
    Ring ring Sheriffs office, fraud department
  13. 1 point
    We just added all the B-Model info sheets from the macksrus website! I also included the B-Model wiring diagram and new headlight switch wiring so all this info in in one place! https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/registry/
  14. 1 point
    The booster is a separate vacuum assisted brake booster. It attatches to a mount on the frame and then on the bottom of the brake pedal.
  15. 1 point
    I rebuilt the booster and properly adjusted it. That thing works awesome now. Just by closing the vacuum rod by hand is enough to apply the brakes fully.
  16. 1 point
    Here in Australia, The UD Brand is basically DEAD & BURIED Since the Volvo Takeover.. The Poor old Utterly Dependable is a Mere shadow of It's Pre Volvo Days.. sad to see..
  17. 1 point
    We stopped at Horseless Carriage in Jersey on the way to Macungie quite few years ago. I was wandering around and saw a familiar shape at the back of one of the warehouses. The Monkee mobile was being stored there for a while for a customer, took a photo wish I could find it.
  18. 1 point
    Some previous conversation.
  19. 1 point
    Why would you go there? Lots of work & money
  20. 1 point
    -52!!! Dang, that's cold. When you talk, your words would probably freeze and then no one could hear them.
  21. 1 point
    Apparently a third party is going to assemble knocked down (KD) truck kits. Based on UD, RVI, Volvo or Dongfeng....I don't know. NRV and Macungie have no capacity, so a third party will assemble. I myself would have called Spartan. I have zero optimism on the product because it's not being handled correctly. With what is now a very crowded market segment, and Mack brand dealers who have long ago all taken on Japanese franchises because Volvo offered them nothing, what's the point? Nobody at Volvo North America has expertise in such an endeavor. They're far too late to come to the party now.
  22. 1 point
    I like the long hood R's better then the superliners. Just never seen many of them around here.
  23. 1 point
    Something like 85% of journalists are registered Democrats. That about sums it up! It's not news it's propeganda. The same that allowed Hitler and every other fascist rise to power.
  24. 1 point
    That's what happens when you have a media in the tank for the democrat party they are very good at lying by omission of key facts CNN is a expert at it.
  25. 1 point
    In my short experience I've learned they accuse others of their own crimes. Case and point, Hilary managing to get waste of time investigation into Trump when she's the one who pandered to Russia. https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/429292-the-case-for-russia-collusion-against-the-democrats Trump may not be a morally perfect guy, but he's no socialist pig. And for those who are angry that he hasn't gotten a wall built yet, stop sending he swamp dwellers to work with in Congress. He's not a king for 4 years, he can only do what the Constitution allows him to do. Congress and the Courts have to do their part.
  26. 1 point
    That's some major snow. We've got a fair share of it lately but we've been bombarded with bitter cold. Yesterday was first time in 24 days we have had a high above 0. 2 weeks ago we set records for coldest day at -52. You know it's been cold when it's -6 and you see people in sweatshirts and they say it feels pretty nice out. Stay warm my friend.
  27. 1 point
    Added B-Model production number info!
  28. 1 point
    I’m sure your B sees more road miles and makes more kids smile! That’s a winner in my book.
  29. 1 point
    The key word with this project seems to be ‘should’. The guides for the heads were supposed to come in at the beginning of last week but they came in Yesterday. At this point we’re praying we can get it back by the end of the week but with an upcoming snowstorm on the way it’s not looking good, and we definitely won’t risk taking it home with slick roads. ‘Should’ be sometime next week at the latest but who knows at this point. It ‘should’ have been done before the end of last month, but good things come to those who wait, so patient we must stay.
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    After finishing up the mock-up and marking everything for disassembly, I was trying to figure out how to get at the front pillars to get at some rust. Well, I guess I wasn't done taking it apart. So, I removed the cowl completely.. I can definitely get at them this way.
  35. 1 point
    Couple pics from my son's wedding Sat.
  36. 1 point
    Sad part is many people will overlook their new products because of the Maxxforce debacle.
  37. 1 point
    Call it a weakness, I always zoom in on how the wiring, air hoses, AC hoses and coolant hoses are all plumbed, kind of a lead in to the truck's overall assembly quality, and this truck looks quite good. The Navistar team has been hard at work, and this is evidence.
  38. 1 point
    Well it's to late to talk him out of it !!! Best of luck to the new couple Paul
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  40. 1 point
    Up to now most of my pictures have been of fixing/restoring/modifying the truck for changing over to electric. This album will start the electrical
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