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  1. This is my newest project... I'm really proud to have her... Jojo
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  2. Greetings, My first posting on this really amazing site. I’ve casually browsed here on and off. The dog runs deep in my blood. Used to bug the crap out of the guys in the shop at the dealer when I was a kid. “What’s this for” What does that do?” I’ve owned a couple B models and two or three R models over the years. I currently have a 1980 RS686; an ex-mixer. I’d love to have a B83SX and while I think my favorite are the RB series with setback axle (not sure I’ve ever seen one out West here), I’ll stick with what I’ve got and enjoy it. This leads me to a question about steer
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  3. Here's how I'm spending mine.....plowing up in the mine. Trying to find all the roads and vent raises and stuff that I have no idea where they are, LOL
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  4. Merry Christmas everyone . Wishing you all the very Best ! White Christmas here too. Me and the dog got to watch the snow fall and not worry about going out.
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  5. From Texas, we headed West through New Mexico, into Arizona and down into Baja California. The roads were not that good in Mexico and diesel was expensive but beer and groceries were cheap. We spent about a month south of the border before going to Quartzsite, Az, for the big RV show where we met several other Class 8 Motor Home Conversions.
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  6. November 2018 and it was time to go South in order to avoid the cold Canadian winter. Straight South from Winnipeg to the Gulf Coast of Texas and Magnolia Beach before a trip to the Alamo.
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  7. I retired from long haul truck driving in April 2018 and things started getting done a whole lot quicker. A roof rack with 300 watts of solar power. Four big deep cell house batteries and a 2000 watt inverter were added along with new seats and steering wheel.
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  8. Slowly it began to come together. Not fast enough for the neighbours who thought the truck would never move again from beside the house.
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  9. One year on. Another Winter. Slow progress continues but I get a fridge fitted and the interior starts coming together.
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  10. Finally started construction, using as much of the stripped-out materials as possible. Including the Worlds largest knife and fork draw.
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  11. I was still driving long-haul, so progress was slow. Stripping out the interior and cutting the stainless steel framing to give more space was first. With hindsight, I should have bought a plasma cutter as angle grinders didn't last very long cutting the stainless.
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  12. The journey from Missouri to Winnipeg was an expensive adventure to say the least. The front nearside tire lost it's tread just north of Des Moines in a snowstorm on Interstate 35. Nobody would come out and fix it so the police made me get it it towed. Luckily, the tow company also did tires but wouldn't touch the split rims. In the end, I bought two new 22.5 tubeless tires and the rims to go with them. The tires were 15 years old. Eventually got home two days later and parked the truck down beside the house.
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  13. https://www.equipmentworld.com/oshkosh-buys-pratt-miller/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=12-24-2020&utm_campaign=Equipment World&ust_id=f46e7bf7a8bec9967f34ef31492bbca7d25da8aa&oly_enc_id=6678A3208256D0Z# I didn't realize they still made the conventional HET float tractors. I really want one now....700 h.p. C18 Cat. So many heavy haulers around here have bought the old army surplus ones.
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  14. Good call. 3-2 or a 3-4. Engine rpm and cam position sensors respectfully. Power reset without key switch. Can be either of these. Also that model year had a bad problem with coolant wicking from the coolant overflow bottle. Coolant would wick through the coolant level sensor and into the engine ecu. Hopefully it a simple fix. V
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  15. Engine position sensor???? 3-2 right? The 9-2 code can do that too... You Go!! "V"
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  16. Hello PlayingHooky13, When you turn the key in the on position does the dash light up? Is the malfunction indicator on (lightning bolt) on the dash? If it is, you can retreive the code by turning off the cruise control switch and press the set/resume switch down. It will give you a blink code. If it does let us know what the code is. If not, then it could be several things. Without spraying quick start, when you crank the engine over do the dash lights flicker on and off quickly? If it does it may be the battery voltage is too low for the engine ecu to get powered up, it requires I
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  17. I was going to do a stake bed on my DM but it is probably going to wind up just go out for breakfast every Sunday not even leaving town ha ha Ha kind of on the same page
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  18. It was Christmas 2015 when I bought 1989 R688 FC from the fire department at Princeton, Missouri. They had bought it from Lakeside Fire Department, near Syracuse, NY, in 2004. It had done 22,000 miles and had 460 hours registered on the generator.
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  19. Merry Christmas to everybody!
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  20. Here are 6 more pics of my Old Truck, The sun was very bright! I tried to get as much detail as possible. She runs... I really like the intermittent wipers...🤣
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  21. Hello everyone. My screen name is DKWIDK, and it stands for “Don’t know what I don’t know.” I’d like to get some input from y’all about bringing a B61 back to life. Please be patient with me; I’m learning. I don’t think a full-blown restoration is what I’m seeking, because I’d like it to be sort of a daily driver here in south Texas. That means freeway speeds, air conditioning, reliability, etc., are all key factors. Also, while I enjoy a manual transmission, the thought of shifting a 5 x 3 to top out at 65mph isn’t practical. (Shoot - we go 65 through a McDonalds drive-through.)
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  23. Don't mind at all. Everyone knows what it's like to put a group of truck drivers together in a room. Hard to stay on one topic 😉
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  24. she's a work in progress.... The tires are all new. (The glass and seals are in storage), the grille trim is in the cab in a box... but otherwise, she's all there.. I just got it in Oct. and have been too busy to do anything yet. I'm proud to have her. I will get some interior pics and engine pics. She's a time capsule from 1948.. Thanks for youre interest, Jojo
    1 point
  25. I have a superliner that I parted out it has the 4 inch wide springs I don't know the rating on it though. It was a 700 series with an e9 but only had single steering box
    1 point
  26. Isn't the left side cowl different and the hood longer on an RD
    1 point
  27. Finally in September 2017, it was finished enough for the first camping trip.
    1 point
  28. Finally some warmer weather and I can get on with the outside storage boxes. Fresh water and waste water tanks installed plus a place for my tools.
    1 point
  29. Speculation is the for runner of diving down the wrong rabbit hole in many cases.🙂
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  30. James- an old school Mack guy and I think he was there in the Volvo era as well. As for Scania I would say his involvement was on the world wide scene. Hopefully once he gets whatever he is working on now he will be back.
    1 point
  31. That would be way above what I'd be expecting but I wouldn't turn it down!
    1 point
  32. Wow haven’t been following this one... man your coming right along with it... nice work, thanks for sharing... bob
    1 point
  33. Man, you're really moving along! It's looking great. Where did you get the new latches? I could use a pair of those.
    1 point
  34. The U.S. Army has for decades purchased mobile dynamometers. By generating tractive rolling resistance (power absorption), the dynamometer is able to test the tractive effort of both wheeled and tracked vehicles. Delivered to the Ordinance Department of the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in September 1940, the Mack Trucks M5 was based on a model FKSW 6x4 chassis powered by a 707 cu.in. 178 horsepower Mack model EY gasoline engine. The truck’s special retardation ability was accomplished by utilizing two Hale model MCT-8S 750GPM positive displacement pressure pumps. The Mack M5 weighed 5
    1 point
  35. Anything brought back to life is better than scrap! terry
    1 point
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