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  1. &##@$&&& Fuller transmissions!! Pull it and put a Mack trans in!!!! Just kidding, figured I finally got a chance to critique one of David Wild's beloved transmissions. Another thing to check: pull shifter off transmission, make sure all shifters are actually in neutral. My 8ll shifter jumped out from shifter rail pattern a few times when we first got it, then could only make a big circle with the shifter. There's an o ring and a metal cupped washer in the shift lever ball socket, and the o ring deteriorated, causing the shifter to sit up higher, thus allowing it to p
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  2. Is this a pic of your truck? Saw it on Facebook and thought it resembled yours.
    2 points
  3. I am glad we heard from someone who has never owned a class 8 truck on how to repair and maintain trucks. I think all you fools with old trucks should get those trucks off the road and buy new 2020 models. That way you do not have to work on them old trucks on a dirt floor and get your hands dirty. You will enjoy over paying a dealer to repair your new trucks that are down because of some stupid emission junk the elite class forced on you.
    2 points
  4. Smart subtle marketing by Autocar! BTW, saw a Ford tractor model today and it said "Ford Authorized" on the packaging. Ford ain't built tractors in almost 20 years... Are they planning on buying CNH and returning to the tractor market?
    2 points
  5. AutoBlog / November 17, 2019 AM General just bandied its Jeep Gladiator Military-Grade Truck (MXT) at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army a few days ago. Now, General Motors Defense presents its entry based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 at the same gathering, while overseas, Ricardo worked a martial transformation on the Ford Ranger for the British Army. The GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle is competing to win an Army contract for 651 ISVs slated for production over the next five years. The contract specs call for a vehicle capable of carrying nin
    1 point
  6. December 18/19 2019 we will be in Washington DC at the Smithsonian to move the Douglas World Cruiser (Chicago) to it's new home in Chantilly VA. the new Air Museum by Dulles, this is just the first on a list we have which also has the Rutan Voyager, first plane to fly around the world non stop. and yep I'm using a Mack. (got the X15 too)
    1 point
  7. Heavy tractor from the Sterling Motor Truck, Co. of Milwaukee, WI.
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  8. Should admitt the double headlights are "Russian improvement" and the grill was bought and installed by me. Don't know the reason but the most SGT R688 and some other Canadian R's didn't have it. Seems strange since I would expect it as standard factory equipement for the particular Mack model.
    1 point
  9. Ufff!... No, that's not my truck and none of the 5 went to Russia. But configurated the same. The exceptions are aerodyne top instead of a plane shield my truck has and there are additional fuel tanks which were specified in the factory order list but by some reason were never installed. The most interesting matter along these trucks is the style of that sleeper. I saw multiple ones but they were all installed on SGT R-models. And I never saw anything like that elsewhere.
    1 point
  10. just thought I’d share how I was able to get rid of that annoying droning sound in here at times been really peaceful when you can’t hear it. Or maybe you’re tired of hearing me. Either way I hope it makes everyone’s BmT experience as peaceful as mine had been for the last year or so.
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  11. Not yet. But I remember the days of roasted air compressors on the 2001 engines. If the paint was cooked off the head of the compressor, you knew you had a casting sand problem. We had 2 trucks in one day blow the air compressor head gasket and pump coolant back through the air intake and go right into #6 cylinder. Bent the connecting rod so bad on one truck we had to cut it out with a torch.
    1 point
  12. And to think we still run a 1979 r686st nearly every day. I don't see them banning older trucks, they'll just let them phase out from fatigue and lack of parts support. Though some jobsites may have equipment age standards that'd restrict a few big companies from using older trucks. Not sure they could legally mandate a ban on trucks that are in good working order that are just "too old.". Unless people like AOC keep getting into Congress and think the world will end in 12 years if we don't spend $90 trillion on dumb shit that has nothing to do with the climate. Communist philosophy: every "d
    1 point
  13. Put a fuller transmission in it!!!!
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  14. You made a good decision, 2006 is the last year for (relatively) simple emissions systems and I'd worry about parts supply and just plain material fatigue on 20+ year old trucks. A decade from now 2010 and later trucks will be the best deals. You're right on older trucks getting banned too- Already happened at some ports and at SEMA the EPA pretty much served notice that they're going after "deleted" trucks, so I figure old trucks are next in line.
    1 point
  15. Life rewards folks who are good at math, and I'll credit that, but also make sure your including all the variables in your math equation...… Anybody got a number on how much fuel goes out the 7th injector if an MP8? I did a lifetime average on our little CAT 9.3 liter and it was about 1,600 gallons of diesel. That 1,600 gallons produced no power, only heat for the emissions system DPF regeneration. I appreciate CAT software for it's honesty, Volvo software doesn't want to talk about it. On the flip side, the final is eating 7th injector fuel PLUS making you buy DEF. Now the DPF
    1 point
  16. That is a Wagner "Power Amplfier" brake chamber. Not really worth working with citing cost. They are a series of sealing rings internally but the inner bore of the shell is a working part and corrodes. New sealing rings do not hold up long and the aluminum piston the rings seal to this bore scar through usage. They are 20 cubic inch rated as are the Bendix "Rotochamber" used on the B series Mack trucks, (up to about 40K rated suspensions). Both of these types brake chambers are much better served with modern replacement by Type "20" service chambers. Most anything but the 34K, (SWDL56) rear su
    1 point
  17. Not really, though I was trying to hit it when someone was close by LOL!!! With all the other trucks running nearby the noise kinda muffled it, as I do have a muffler on it. I did take the muffler off once, at our local truck show weekend just to make more noise with it. At home I leave it on, when I have to leave early I don't want to annoy the neighbors too bad. Curious as to that cooler also? Don't see any a/c inside. My thought is oil cooler? Seems to have "smaller" hoses going to it, like oil lines.
    1 point
  18. I agree with what you're saying here. When you have a fleet thats working nearly 24/7 it absolutely makes sense to maximize effeciency, to look at trends in consumption, and use the latest tech so you don't lose control over managing the fleet. Everyone knows time is money, and if you're operating at nearly every hour of the day, thats a lot of money. This makes sense to have the latest and greatest. For a small fry like myself picking up bread crumbs, i gotta settle for an old fleet and do the best i can with it until i can start making my own bread 😁
    1 point
  19. Well put, It's not a cookie cutter world, moot argument. Last week I stopped over to do my annual physical on the truck I did the AI thread on. It put on 330 hours. Perfect performance, perfect fit, give it all the fuel it wants to drink, it earned it, owners happy, he saved a bunch of money this year with it. It was so wet they had to move logging equipment constantly with changing ground saturation. He said if he had to pay the contractor for moving his equipment (like he use to), he'd have gone broke waiting. Old truck, paid for, no external emissions, money maker credited with saving
    1 point
  20. It depends on what kind of work your doing when MPG makes a huge factor. My trucks drive 80-100 miles per day. The difference is about $15 per MPG at the end of the day compared to a newer better MPG truck. Per month $300, per year roughly $3,000. It would take 10 years to make up the differece in price of a newer truck, and thats only at a 30k+ price difference between old and new, which is probably not likely either, more like 50k+. MPG alone would not be enough to warrant switching to a new fleet. I could maybe see 2MPG more if I switch, for 6,000 savings a year buying a $100k+ truck when m
    1 point
  21. On the early FRO's the shift fork in the rear section was held in place with a snap ring, those are known to break. You will have to remove the transmission and remove the top cover/shift bar housing. You will be able to see the shift fork and shift bar. Snap ring goes on end of shift bar. It's a simple fix. I have repaired several for that problem.
    1 point
  22. Just in time for the holidays: Fire Replicas launches Autocar DC-100T museum quality models. "There are certain trucks in our nation's history that just have to be preserved as a replica. Autocars are at the top of the list." Click here: https://www.firereplicas.com/search.php?search_query=autocar&section=product .
    1 point
  23. I think for $1 million TS7 Defense could update a 1951 Dodge M-37 and it would do a better job for less than any of these things.
    1 point
  24. Autocar Trucks is excited to bring back the awesome Autocar A64B Tractor model by AMT. This is the original kit from the 1970s, with over 250 detailed parts scaled from the original Autocar blueprints. Now molded in white with an expanded decal sheet, vinyl truck tires, Cummins NHC-250 6-cylinder diesel engine, optional fog and driving lights, and much more. http://www.autocar-gear.com/Details.aspx?itemNo=S-AC-031 .
    1 point
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  26. yes. I'm trying to eliminate the negative things in my life these days and it was to light for a boat anchor.
    1 point
  27. The fuse box that goes bad is the EPDM. The fuse box behind clutch pedal. Pull some relays out and check for corrosion. Replace EPDM (fusebox) if any corrosion found. The windshield leaks and water gets in EPDM and causes corrosion.
    1 point
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