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Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/09/2020 in all areas

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  2. I was going through a shoe box of old photos and found two great candidates for the beautiful catastrophe series on 35MM film. This one is from the Mack Dealership. One of the mechanics brought in his daughters car for some after hours repairs. We came in that morning and the customers loaded chip trailer was fine, no one recalled it having a list to the right? Doors were open on the shop, weather nice, not a single person heard it fall on the car. When I took the pic the ground had already lost moisture and frost had dropped out. The customer cut the trailer open, scooped the chips out and scrapped it. Co-workers plans to fix the Chevette were put on hold.....indefinitely.
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  3. Some may think that a crushed chevette is no catastrophe. Haha. Andy
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  4. Vlad, power assist was popular in the 60's even with cars. The drag link had a control spool in it that controlled a cylinder to help steer. The Air o Matic in trucks was similar using air. I have it on my truck, as a simplier way to add power steering without all the fabrication work. It has its downfalls, but I say better then nothing. My unit was in good shape so I hope to get many years out of it. Like this conversation, even hydraulic power steering can have problems too.
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  5. I agree vlad. When it comes to mixing parts one must be careful. My front axle is modern freightliner, my pump and steering box came off the same truck also modern freightliner which had the same 8.3 c series Cummins in that I’m also switching to this winter. So I’m theory my steering should feel just like driving a mid 2000 freightliner fl70 or fl80 down the road.
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  6. To late I have the front end on and the truck runnable. I was in a hurry to beat the snow. here is a shot of the steering box.
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  7. It would have been better if the car was a Volvo
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  8. Just a few more shots I’ve taken that I think you all will appreciate, even if they’re not real trucks per say...
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  9. This is all I got after two hours screwing around my new etz 673 engine
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  10. I’m contemplating selling my 86 mack tri-axle. I have not completely made my mind up yet, however I wanted to post and see if anyone would have any interest in it. The truck is my “baby” and has had a lot of work done to it. Feel free to msg me for more specifics. The specs are: 1986 rd-688s e6- 350 2 valve tip turbine 12spd 44,000 4.64 rears on Hendrickson spring The pictures I’m posting are not the best and when I get a chance to pull the truck out of the garage I will take better ones. thanks Brandon Don’t mind the messy garage.
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  11. It's not hard to do but I would not mount to the cab, nor bunk. Strictly mount to your risers. Donaldson makes a nice exhaust splitter to fashion dual exhaust and if you have a tube bender around your area they can fashion the offsets you would need. In years gone past I've built several but had a buddy whom worked a bending shop in Peoria so was inexpensive to do, (for me) at the time.
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  12. You truck is at the Step 12A level and that’s the way it came from the factory. Step 12 B download wouldn’t hurt it at all. I would start battery and ground connections . Start at the battery, then starter and aux starter solenoid and ground breaker on the fire wall next to the wiper motor, this is where power and ground come into the cab. Then pull the kick panel down in front of the passenger seat , carefully go over all the wiring going to the VECU and ABS ECM’s. Spend no less than 15 min looking at this area. Look for the paint rubbed off the firewall and kick panel where the wires lay against it . Very common to have bare wires shorting there that won’t set a fault code. Then carefully pull the 2 engine ECM connectors and look for coolant or oil and corrosion from leaking sensors . Also check for broken baffles in the muffler that can randomly clog the exhaust flow. Lastly , if the engine has a powerleash engine brake, pull the valve covers abs check the rocker arm hold down bolts and make sure none are broken . There is a service bulletin that’s posted here somewhere that discusses this , it leads to broken rocker arm shafts that actually lets oil into the engine brake oil passages and causes the brake to come on randomly. That’s all I can think of for now
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  13. Ford trucks used a power steering setup that had two hydraulic cylinders on the truck so did a lot of farm equipment it was the change from true manual to an internal hydro steering box that came later. john deere had a setup on there garden tractors on the order of the drag length cylinder controlling pressure one way or the other. Back an air steering truck down a curvy road and tell me you love it.
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  14. You could find you a Rawhide and get a vin# and order the brackets from mack or just make your own. The brackets from mack are not cheap. Also if you do this you better make sure you reinforce the cab good where they fasten to the cab or you will have problems with them breaking the cab out.
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  15. Ghosn details 'plot' to oust him, condemns Nissan executives, Japan Hans Greimel, Automotive News / January 8, 2019 BEIRUT -- Indicted former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, now an international fugitive on the loose in Lebanon after bolting bail in Japan, lashed out at the carmaker and the Japanese justice system in his first press conference since his wild legal odyssey began in 2018. Facing some 100 reporters at Wednesday’s invitation-only event, an animated Ghosn – looking businesslike in a dark suit and red tie – spoke for nearly two-and-a-half hours, unleashing a point-by-point attack on the validity of the investigation that culminated in his shocking arrest in Japan. Ghosn named names of those behind what he alleged was a plot to oust him, singling out former CEO Hiroto Saikawa, and said he had evidence backing his claims of innocence. “I am here to clear my name," Ghosn said at the conference, held here in the Lebanese capital. "These allegations are untrue, and I should never have been arrested in the first place." Ghosn also said he would be willing to stand trial in any country, except Japan, where he spent nearly 130 days in solitary confinement as prosecutors repeatedly arrested him on different counts. He blasted Japanese justice, with its 99 percent conviction rate, as a rigged system in which guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant and basic human rights are denied. The former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, now sporting thinner, grayer hair than before his Nov. 19, 2018, arrest, also said he was interrogated for as long as eight hours a day without a clear explanation of the charges against him. Prosecutors, the 65-year-old father of four grown children said, pressured him to confess, partly by threatening to go after his family. “I was brutally taken from my world as I knew it,” Ghosn said. “I was ripped from my family, my friends, from my communities, and from Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.” Jumping bail and fleeing to his childhood home of Lebanon just before New Year, he said, was the only way he could escape what he called the injustice of the Japanese system. “You’re going to die in Japan or you’re going to have to get out,” he said. “I felt that I was a hostage in a country that I had served for 17 years... All of a sudden a few prosecutors and a bunch of executives at Nissan said you know what, this guy is a cold, greedy dictator.” The Tokyo prosecutor, in a statement released after Ghosn's press conference, said the indicted former executive’s comments “failed to justify his acts.” “Defendant Ghosn has only himself to blame for being arrested and detained,” it said. During his press conference, Ghosn said he was ready to retire before June 2018 but was asked to continue. “I, unfortunately, accepted this offer.” He said he was working to integrate Renault and Nissan while respecting the autonomy of both. But he said there was mistrust. “Some of my Japanese friends thought that the only way to get rid of the influence of Renault on Nissan was to get rid of me,” he said. “Which, unfortunately, they were right.” He also said he was in the process of negotiating a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before his arrest, but said he was unable to complete it after prosecutors took him in. Today, FCA is merging with France’s PSA Group instead, and Ghosn blasted the alliance for botching a deal. “The alliance missed the unmissable, which is Fiat Chrysler,” Ghosn said. "That is unbelievable, they go with PSA. How can you miss that huge opportunity to become the dominant player in the industry?” Ghosn also acknowledged that he was asked in 2009 by Steve Rattner, President Barack Obama's car czar, to run General Motors during the automaker's reorganization amid the Great Recession. He said he turned down the offer out of allegiance to Renault and Nissan -- even though Rattner offered to double his pay. “I made a mistake. I should have accepted the offer,” Ghosn said in response to criticisms in Japan that he was greedy. He declined to say how he would address Nissan’s current ills, which include falling revenue and plunging profits. Nissan has countered with aggressive cost control and job cuts. “What I would do is completely different from what is being done,” Ghosn said. Regarding his audacious escape from the clutches of Japanese prosecutors, Ghosn said refused to disclose details saying he needed to protect those who assisted his escape. Japan's humiliation The vanishing act humiliated Japan, which has indicted Ghosn, 65, on four counts of financial misconduct during his time at Nissan. Ghosn’s trial was to begin as early as this spring. Accounts of his escape come straight from a Hollywood thriller. Japanese media, citing security camera footage pieced together by local authorities, say Ghosn left his court-approved home in central Tokyo around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29 wearing a hat and face mask commonly worn in Japan as protection from germs, pollen and pollution. He then met two American private security experts, including a former Green Beret, at a nearby five-star hotel before absconding to Osaka on Japan’s ultrafast bullet train. Once 300 miles away in that western Japanese metropolis, Ghosn was reportedly loaded into an oversized shipping case for audio equipment and spirited onto a private jet at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that holes were drilled in the bottom of the box so Ghosn could breathe and that airport security didn’t screen it because the box was too big to fit through the X-ray machine. The plane then reportedly flew to Turkey, where Ghosn transferred to another jet bound for Beirut. Unmuzzled In Lebanon, where Ghosn is a citizen, he is unmuzzled to tell his side of the story without the threat of Japanese authorities rearresting him and sending him back to jail. Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan, and officials here have said they have no plans to send him back. From his base in Beirut, Ghosn is free to fully weave his own narrative. Ahead of his news conference, Nissan went on the offensive, issuing a statement saying it found “incontrovertible evidence” of misconduct by Ghosn, including misstatement of his compensation and misappropriation of the company’s assets for his personal benefit. “The company will continue to take appropriate legal action to hold Ghosn accountable for the harm that his misconduct has caused to Nissan,” the automaker said. In September, Ghosn agreed to pay $1 million to settle, without admitting guilt, a separate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that he hid some $140 million in future payouts. Yet, Japanese prosecutors have yet to disclose any evidence backing their indictments. And without an open trial to air it, the dispute risks becoming a he-said-she-said battle. Indeed, Ghosn’s defense team immediately punched back with its own statement, calling Nissan’s claim of having conducted a robust, thorough investigation a “gross perversion of the truth." “It was initiated and carried out for the specific, predetermined purpose of taking down Carlos Ghosn to prevent him from further integrating Nissan and Renault, which threatened the independence of Nissan, one of Japan’s iconic, flagship companies,” the statement said. Conflicts of interest The investigation was rife with conflicts of interest that undercut its legitimacy, Ghosn’s team said. Hari Nada, the Nissan executive running the internal investigation, is himself a plea bargainer who had a hand in the alleged crimes Ghosn is accused of, the team said. Nada, once expected to serve as a key witness against Ghosn at trial, was only relieved of his duties as head of Nissan legal affairs this past October, nearly a year after Ghosn’s arrest. Furthermore, Ghosn’s defense maintains Nissan’s audit was not truly independent because it was conducted with the law firm Latham & Watkins, one of Nissan’s longtime outside legal counsels. Latham & Watkins gave legal advice on the very matters subject to investigation, it said. Ghosn’s team also claims that the Nissan probe also never asked to interview Ghosn or share its full results with Ghosn or the public. Central to Ghosn’s defense is the argument that [Japanese] prosecutors illegally conspired with certain Nissan executives and government officials to frame Ghosn in a coup aimed at removing him from power and preventing further integration of Nissan with its French alliance partner Renault. Ghosn’s lawyers also say that prosecutors illegally handed prosecutorial and investigative powers to Nissan employees, who then assembled evidence against Ghosn at their behest. Ghosn's attorneys say Nissan unlawfully dispatched employees to invade Ghosn's residences and illegally seize personal property and attorney-client privileged files, while prosecutors did the same with attorney-client privileged notes and legal documents from Ghosn's wife, Carole Ghosn. Moreover, prosecutors engaged in unfair bias by charging Ghosn, who is non-Japanese, while ignoring admitted wrongdoing by other Nissan executives who are Japanese, the filings allege. Ghosn’s defense team has accused Nissan of not sharing some 6,000 pieces of digital evidence. Additionally, Ghosn's counsel had argued, his right to a speedy trial was violated because even more than a year after his arrest, he still has no confirmed start date for a trial. Indeed, Ghosn’s lawyers have said, the prospect of spending another year or two under strict bail conditions in Japan during a protracted trial is one reason he decided to flee. The bail restrictions not only prohibited him from leaving Japan but restricted his Internet and phone access, subjected him to video surveillance and forbade him contact with his wife. Japan's defense Japanese authorities have defended the country’s legal system as fair [??????] and said Ghosn bolted from Japan to escape punishment. “Prosecutors indict defendants only when prosecutors conclude that they can establish their case in courts beyond any reasonable doubt,” the Tokyo Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a release. “As a result, Japan has had a history of high conviction rates.” Ghosn faces four indictments in Japan. The first two are charges of failing to disclose more than $80 million in deferred compensation. The two other counts are breach-of-trust charges that accuse Ghosn of diverting company money for personal gain. Ghosn, who denies the entire slate of charges, faced up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to 150 million yen ($1.4 million) if convicted on all four counts. On the first two charges of millions of dollars in unreported compensation, Ghosn’s lawyers have said Nissan's securities filings accurately disclosed Ghosn's actual compensation. They say Nissan never committed to paying deferred pay and Ghosn never received it. Regarding the first breach-of-trust allegation, they argue that the financial transactions in question never caused financial loss to Nissan and that Ghosn paid the money back per contract. Meanwhile, Ghosn’s team has tried to undermine the other accusation, that he siphoned money from Nissan and fed it through business associates in the Middle East in a scheme that allegedly circulated millions of dollars back into the pockets of Ghosn or family members. Ghosn's defense counters that Nissan paid the parties in question because they were legitimate payments for business services, such as reimbursement for expenses. Additionally, the disbursements were fully vetted and approved by multiple senior Nissan executives, including former CEO Hiroto Saikawa, in one case, they say. Finally, defense filings say, none of those Nissan funds were transferred for the benefit of Ghosn or his family. .
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  16. If you ever been next to a 1160 starting up when it was cold god help you we would start them up in the shop and it would stink us out. The 3208 was a better engine design but they were put in trucks that they should never have been in. We used them in ford flat bed single axle 33,000 gross they worked good. If an engine needed 8 sleeves we figured it was better to get a block exchange. Cat had some pretty good deals years ago on reman's. You could get a reman 3406 head and 9 times out of 10 it was new for not a lot of difference money wise when doing a valve job with new valves.
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  17. I now have a pump that was on a mack firetruck the steering box came off a mack firetruck and the front axle is the one that was on my b
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  18. Yup. Around the center of the arm thickness, not so much at the top edge where the nut is. Yes, holding another sledge on the back side will help transmit more energy into the joint. It will hold the arm from just bouncing away from your hammer hit. You basically need to distort the hole in the arm so the tie rod taper will unlock itself and fall out.
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  19. I don't know what I did but somehow I got two pictures of my cab on here I hope I didn't brake the website.
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  20. "Small" (who is now 8 and not so small anymore) number one request for Xmas 2019 was a game called "Farm Simulator." He also has some kind of truck game where he can drive a Freightliner conventional, some kind of Russian Army wheeled tank hauler thing, and a bunch of other vehicles. He loves them but he really loves driving the tractors, combines, etc on the Farm Simulator.
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  21. That's impressive detail. Should be called Aussie Truck Simulator though to run air cleaners on the left.
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  23. 2nd big truck I rode in was a beautiful black 361 Brockway pulling a rock dump . I went to work with dad as a kid (maybe 8 or 9 YO, Summer break) and he was foreman at an asphalt plant in Keasbey NJ. Dad ran the 2 (yes, 2) Barber-Greene batch plants and they were constantly getting in crushed stone and AC all day long. An outside driver from Succasunna NJ named "Porky" was bringing in fresh stone out of the Glen Gardner quarry and was making 3 or 4 trips a day. Dad saw that that I was impressed with that shiny black Brockway and flagged Porky down as he passed by the control house. He asked if I could ride along for a load of stone (~2 hrs round trip). I hopped into that cab and was grinning from ear-to-ear the entire trip. Windows down, stack right in your ear (Cummins-power) and tooling along RT287 & 78... I was in heaven! The truck owner also had one of the first Mack Westerns I had ever seen in my area, but looking back now I think it was a brand new Value Liner. You could never do that today. My how times have changed.
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  24. Read this wrong the first time and was wondering where you got the president’s body and what is it doing in Bristol...
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  25. Stay away from those cheaper rubber blocks. They start giving out almost immediately. Go with a name brand like Dayton, Euclid, or a few others as they still have some quality standards left.
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  26. im sure most of you have seen these...bob
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  27. Most people did that because the sleeve was better for wear than the cast block.You could get a over size piston but some thought the block would be thin after boring it.
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  28. A 3208 is fully rebuildable.i have did a few back when.We always bored the block and installed dry sleeves and used standard pistons.The 1100 series was not rebuildable.
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  29. From the album: BULLDOG MACK

    I FOUND THIS TRUCK AT truckpaper.com and if a new job works out I want one just like her except with ALL Mack drive line
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