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  1. 5 points
    I helped the gravedigger exhume this last weekend.
  2. 4 points
    French's Mack DM885 dump truck at Worcester Sand and Gravel in 2013.
  3. 4 points
    Just saw this on TV and I'm in love. I wish I knew about this last year when it was in the auction. It sold for $17,300. I would have grabbed that in a heartbeat. https://www.mecum.com/lots/GA0319-365617/1948-international-kb-5-dealership-service-truck/
  4. 3 points
    Son and Snowflake daughter inlaw came over to show me their $200 Nano anti plague masks, Princess snowflake saw what I was doing and nearly puked in her new mask. 1st good event. Village Mayor and new town constable came over and the constable threw up on the mayor shoes. 2nd good event. All I was doing was prepping a dozen pigs for their diner dates. Need OD to smoke some up for me. Ended up with a bit over 400 pounds of meat so far. Here is my bacon and sausage pics. Won't show the pigs hanging around in the cold room being quiet.
  5. 3 points
    Blow Up the Bridges': Some Wealthy Manhattanites Are Knowingly Bringing Wuhan Coronavirus to the Hamptons New York City represents over half of all of the 40,000+ cases of Wuhan coronavirus infections in the United States. There are hordes of wealthy people in the city. So, where would Manhattanites go at this time? The Hamptons. And the locals here are not happy. As New York Post columnist Maureen Callahan wrote, it’s all-out class warfare as the elite and entitled are making life hell for the locals. She wrote that these folks, who landscape and tend to the super-rich during the summer months are not tolerant of this spring invasion, where grocery stores are wiped out and ditzy folks refuse to listen to the rules. One woman who tested positive for the Wuhan virus in the city didn’t adhere to protocol. She was told to remain in the city, but hopped in a limo, didn’t alert anyone of her infection, and arrived at a hospital in the Hamptons demanding admission. Callahan also added that someone flew a private jet into East Hampton and didn’t tell anyone until he landed. One local suggested they “blow up the bridges” to stop the mass influx of city dwellers (via NY Post): The year-round residents, the locals who own the shops, restaurants and those who cook, clean and landscape for the super-rich in the summertime — and put up with all manner of entitlement and terrible behavior in exchange for good money — are silent no more. “There’s not a vegetable to be found in this town right now,” says one resident of Springs, a working-class pocket of East Hampton. “It’s these elitist people who think they don’t have to follow the rules.” It’s not just the drastic food shortage out here. Every aspect of life, most crucially medical care, is under strain from the sudden influx of rich Manhattanites panic-fleeing, bringing along their disdain and disregard for the little people — and in some cases, knowingly bringing coronavirus. “We’re at the end of Long Island, the tip, and waves of people are bringing this s–t,” says lifelong Montauker James Katsipis. “We should blow up the bridges. Don’t let them in.” Normally, the haves and the have-nots converge only in summer, and everyone plays their parts. No more. “A big majority of the rich are truly disrespectful, and in my opinion don’t deserve to enjoy Montauk,” says local fisherman Chris Albronda, 33. He wasn’t shocked by the infected woman who deliberately came out here, even after she was told not to. “That small act reflects a lot of what we deal with in the summer,” he says. “Selfish. Disrespectful. Absolutely horrifying.” “I’ve seen breathtaking acts of selfishness,” says lifelong East Hamptonite Jason LaGarenne, 42. “I saw one guy walk out [of a grocery store] with a cart full of carrots. Just carrots. As of last weekend, SoulCycle and Flywheel were packed, as were bars, restaurants, clothing stores and coffee shops. As of Monday, “there was a line out the door at East Hampton restaurant Mary’s and Starbucks,” says the Springs resident. “If you’re going to make such a hoopla over leaving the city and hoarding your food, why not stay in your million-dollar mansion on the waterfront? Don’t go to Starbucks! I’m sure you have a coffeemaker.” The local health care systems are not equipped to handle this influx of people in the off seasons. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy also made similar remarks concerning folks in New Jersey who are fleeing to their summer residences along the coast. Don’t do it. Maine Gov Mills said that this weekend over 4000 "summer" residents came to "be safe" . In many towns in Southern Maine the grocery stores that were returning to normalcy are now empty along with our local mom and pop grocers.
  6. 2 points
    1969 Brockway 361 tractor with a 671 DD for power (and noise) and gear selection by a RT915 transmission.
  7. 2 points
    Why not cancel all flights (for the public) during this lockdown quarantine period? Seems ridiculous to have cities shut down yet still have jet setters spreading this around. The whole point of lock down is to slow this spread down so our health facilities don’t get overwhelmed.
  8. 1 point
    i remember as a child going to my mothers grandmothers house in the middle of downtown Elizabeth NJ. at the turn of the 1900's her grandfather was a produce merchant and had 10 horse drawn produce wagons that delivered around town. the stables and carriage house was in the back yard of the house. even in the 60's the house did not have indoor plumbing, you used the outhouse out by the carriage house. and it still had gas lights, no electricity in the house. coal stove in the cellar with heat chases through the three floors, and a big wood and coal burning oven in the kitchen. it did have "running water" in the kitchen. the kitchen was built on top of the well, and the well pump came rite through the floor with the outlet rite into the giant sink. and the tin bathtub was in the corner of the kitchen with curtain walls around it.
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    Lol! When my great grandaddy bought his 1st house that had indoor plumbing, the 1st thing he did was build an outhouse out back...because "You don't do 'that' in the house!"
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    Bias will be tricky. Folks have gone with 11.00R24 radial construction tube type which are available. https://www.petestirestore.com/1100R24-Bridgestone-M857-Commercial-Truck-Tire-16-Ply_p_9761.html
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    Paul, I'm thinking this is the Pelosi wished-for bill, not the final outcome. I read the text hasn't been released yet. What's the link to that info? On a side note, I imagine preferential recipients Boeing and the airlines are thrilled. Note that Wall Street is not. Wait 2 to 3 weeks from now when oil tanks down to the low teens, and virus is peaking in the US. Markets and the economy will be reeling. And finally, this package is not going to stop the recession that is coming.
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  13. 1 point
    It's got more hood than dump box! LOL
  14. 1 point
    our production cost was almost zero. we fed the pigs leftovers from the farm . any produce that did not sell that day in the farm stands was fed to the pigs. chickens were pretty much wild, they fed themselves while roaming the yard. the chickens also kept bugs almost non existent.
  15. 1 point
    Also the joining double sliding doors, i finally got cut in and built. It is very hand to have that size of opening to move things in and out between the two ends of the shop.
  16. 1 point
    Still in progress. 1 54 " man door for easy access
  17. 1 point
    I helped a man replace a clutch in a oil field truck in the early 80's it was a mid 70's Mack R model with a 12 speed with 14 x 24 on the steering and 12x24 on the rear it was just to tall for a transmission jack . We cut wood blocks and cribbed up the transmission and aired up the truck an rolled it ahead replaced every thing and rolled the truck back on the transmission . it was work but safe .
  18. 1 point
    I grow most of the feed, Sun Flowers, Cattle Corn and Barley. I do buy additional anti viral and vitamins to the feed and grow clover to supplement the pellets for the rabbits. If you figure cost per acre for 200 or so acres, fertilizer, water and the hours tending the animals, the crops, the equipment and the storage silos the time preventing mold and rot. 7 days a week rain or shine. Vet visits for various issues, mainly with sheep.there was a disease a few years ago where I had to shoot and burn over 75 sheep, decontaminate the sheep barn and turn out field and toss all the feed. Time to butcher and the cost of the cold room, smokers and utilities than I probably equal a store price or 15 to 20% higher. My eggs probably cost in the end $5 or $6 a dozen but my chickens are fed Marigold seed mix, give a sweet tasting bright yellow yolk. All the above is pricey BUT I know how they are raised, what they eat, and how they are butchered and preserved for eating. I KNOW my butcher shed is clean enough to do surgery in and set up with positive pressure to keep most all the contaminates out. Never really thought about the cost, my wife and I just refused to be dependent on others. That was how both of us were raised and how our parents were raised. I can't legally sell any as I am not officially FDA approved, I can't even give it to the food banks, veterans home,senior homes or even the homeless.
  19. 1 point
    An International with a truck mounted backhoe loading a rock in southwestern New Hampshire during 1964. Hopto, Ware....not sure of the brand of backhoe?
  20. 1 point
    Most if not all of the people here are better than the average sheep that our society is creating.
  21. 1 point
    nice shift indicator Larry. 😆
  22. 1 point
    Did you try swapping your tires from left to right could be bad belt in the tire
  23. 1 point
    I refuse to listen to the news on the tv my girlfriend is addicted i say their as worthless as a 2 dollar hooker and as trustworthy as the rooster i had to dispatch if you turned your back he would drive those spers right in your leg or ankle.
  24. 1 point
    It truly makes me happy seeing people from all over the country that hasn’t lost the self reliance that made this country. It gets depressing on the occasion that I catch the news when over at friends place and it’s nothing but doom and gloom and social media crap. This thread is refreshing break from the norm for me.
  25. 1 point
    KEEP the AIR STARTER! Their so much fun at the shows when people don't expect it. .....Hippy
  26. 1 point
    A transverse torque rod (1RY48P23 or equivalent 1RY351P11 - 2 different vendors of same) was not originally deemed necessary for on-road highway models with 38k suspensions. It simply isn't necessary, like it is for vocational. That said, we wrote a service bulletin outlining how to add a transverse torque rod if desired. It obviously will extend the life of the trunnion insulators. You need a 44RU11192 spacer plate behind the frame-mounted bracket with single frame trucks. Always apply 20 weight non-detergent motor oil, per the Mack service bulletin on the subject, when installing Mack trunnion insulators.
  27. 1 point
    Finally the time has come to put the cab the floor side down. I.e. in its normal position. The rest of old green paint was sanded off the rear wall (where I didn't blast it because of the cab was laying on its back at the blasting time) than covered with primer. The next step was a sign of light in the end of the tunnel when the roof got painted.
  28. 1 point
    The engine side of the firewall covered with spray sealer and painted grey metallic as it was from the factory. To be true factory paint was matt but I made it gloss. Looks good on my mind and seems easier to remove dust or dirt.
  29. 1 point
    That style of fuel tanks are on our mixers
  30. 1 point
    You can try the conical puller but it will probably break the cup off around the nozzle tip area. We have had the stainless cup tips break off in the head several times. We revert back to the old tap/threading tools of the copper cup days. On a couple of extreme cases we drove the tip through in to the cylinder area and pulled the exhaust manifold and dropped one of the exhaust valves down and blew air into injector hole and blew the piece out the exhaust . It worked the 2 times we tried
  31. 1 point
    Inferior is just an opinion I guess. If being able to get parts off the shelf about anywhere, almost twice the hp and torque as my n/a673, being 100 + cubic inches smaller making fit better, and the fact it’s been around for 30 years makes it inferior, then I guess it is. I also have freightliner air ride, power steering from a fl70, and front axle from a fld120. I’m building the truck to use and abuse with parts that are reliable, easily available to me, and have people experienced in working on them. And mostly because I want to.
  32. 1 point
    Not really a parts truck, but a complete truck I would like to restore some day. I have quite a few AC's I can work/play with, and Don only had the one truck. I knew he wasn't well, so I sent him the parts so he could enjoy it while he had time left. We shared a lot of similar interests, and I enjoyed talking with him regularly. I will need the(replacement) parts someday, but I don't regret sending mine to him. This is a hobby, and it let him see his project completed. Steelman
  33. 1 point
    Hi I own a 1970 R685 model fire truck single axle with the 237 maxidyne, a 5 speed stick, 4.88 rear end, and 11 22.5 tires. Seems like my top speed is around 53 mph. I am looking at a 1969 R611 model fire truck single axle with a thermodyne, 5 speed stick, 5.14 rear end, and 10 20 tires. Any idea what its top speed would be? I never drove a thermodyne before.
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