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  1. I'm just thrilled with the way the driver's seat came out! My husband has a rich background in racing (of all kinds) so everything we build has deck stripes somewhere...it's just embedded in our family culture! The Mack is getting her's on the seats! Sewing up the bottom cushion was twice as fast after fumbling my way through with the first one. Bench seat is next - by the weekend! Tonight my husband finished welding out the rear plate (repairing a previous welding job and reinforcing it). We put the transmission fluid back in (after draining it to remove the PTO), and reinstalled the
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  2. This country is in for a very bad ride.
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  3. There are not many parts I cant find a part number for Case IH. Now if the part is actually obtainable is another story all together lol... We farm, and even with working for Case IH I have mostly a mix of brands. We have mostly Deutz and now Deutz Fahr for as long as I can remember. Talk about almost zero dealer support in the USA. But it has made us stronger at solving our own issues without dealer hand holding. It appears Mack may be much of the same. The parts guy I called at a local Mack store didnt understand why my vin wasnt 17 digits. I suspect the truck is at least 20 years
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  4. Nope, just a master plan for domination of my own little world! 😆
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  5. Is Chinese, a hard language to learn? I'm looking to be prepared for the next U.S. job market.
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  6. trailer lights come on with headlight/park light switch .
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  7. Some actually had a hatch in the roof for the driver to crawl out of if both sides were loaded and the doors were unable to be opened.
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  8. Glad it helped. Unfortunately there is no part #'s in those books. I'm not sure what you could get with part #'s. I have always had good luck getting the info I need on this site. I have John Deere equipment. Like Case IH ( I think ?). I can go on line and get a parts breakdown of any machine , very easily. I wish I could with my old Macks. Instead ...... I go in the dealership , ask for a part for a 1985 R model and the parts person looks at me like I have 2 heads.LOL I'm not sure if you have ever visited the BMT wiki section. There is some cool stuff there . P.S.
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  9. Why not?: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Automobiles/Isuzu-to-source-truck-engines-from-Cummins-for-key-models
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  10. I'm not sure if this helps, hope it doesn't confuse . On the back page of an old operators manual I have for DM and DMM is a mention of your reference ( TS 442) Before you say its the wrong book , I actually have one of the books of the pair and it covers all Macks ,including your "U" I wouldn't be concerned if the last revised date was 79. This is the back Page of the manual above This is one of the manuals of the set mentioned above And this is the back page of the Manual above
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  11. Push it forward and it flashed the lights on high beam. Pull it back and it flashed the trailer lights if you were running with them on, or cut them off if you were running with them on. They had that switch since at least the 60's and I always thought it was a great idea.
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  12. Or trying to eat with Chop Sticks?????
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  13. oh well, can't hurt to try. 😁
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  14. Dumb Butt question to add to the confusion!!! Do the trailer marker lights operate on the headlight switch or the switch for the outside 2 cab lights?????? I can NOT remember, My R model Days were in the early 70's!! An we had that blinker switch up on top of the left end of the dash. I remember it blinked high beams but cannot remember about the trailer lights???
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  15. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/400490664580149/?referral_code=undefined not mine, just stumbled across it. Manchester, New Hampshire, asking 5k
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  16. you want to redo my interior when you are done with yours?
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  17. I too remember this spell very well in Springfield, IL where I was as a young man. Almost two weeks without power and snow almost to the eaves of the house from drifts. Just a couple of months prior I had purchased a 2500W recoil start B&S generator from the then new Grainger supply and I rigged it into the house as nobody had power. That thing ran for almost two straight weeks with being shut down once per day only to check oil. We had a waiting line for people to use the washing machine as the time dragged on. Didn't have enough power to run anything ancillary but the furnace, gas dryer,
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  18. Over the moon excited about how the first seat cushion came out tonight! Finishing the driver's seat tomorrow night and the bench seat this weekend!
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  19. It does not matter.
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  20. they should be on the park and headlight, as far as the plastic bottle, may have been part of a alcohol evaporator kit that put alcohol in your air brakes to help prevent freeze ups. terry
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  21. Brockton Ma early 60s A Car Blizzard of 78
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  22. After the sales pitch I ask- well how much? he says 1126!..I should have said "..great- I get change for my 20"! Going back to Mike's comment, in the sales pitch they say you wear them for 1/2 hr first day and then increase daily until your foot "grows into them". so I thought..why don't I do that with ones I bought at Walmart after stepping on the Dr Scholls machine that "reads " your foot.?
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  23. Well, yeah, considering how rough it was to start. Certainly things migrate from time to time into the house, especially when I don’t feel like heating up the barn. My wife is a saint with what she puts up with, at times. My skills have certainly improved over the years and I haven’t been this deep into a restoration in about thirty years. Everyone’s comments and insights are so appreciated as this progresses. I just keep thinking, it’s FINALLY getting done!!
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  24. The paint really came out great. I try to keep the cab covered when I’m not actually working on it, to keep the dust off. But, I can’t help looking at it. I try to be so careful working on it so I don’t mess it up. No rings or watches and try to pad everything, two hands on the tools so I don’t slip....
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  25. I saw that. Looks pretty used up, but could be a good candidate. It has an interesting transition between the cab and sleeper.
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  26. Interesting looking sleeper. That was a fine truck in it's day!
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  27. man oh man. an 80 u model with a 235, 5 speed, 2/55 air conditioning, and armstrong steering!! those were made back when truck drivers were men, not steering wheel holders.
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  28. Don't try to avoid questions, lol . It gives me something to do on a cold Saturday . From my info 15w40 is good from temperatures 0 deg. to over 90 F . If temp is consistently below 0 , 10w30 is preferred. I was going to say the same oil is used in your power steering ............. but forgot , you don't have any . Sorry , I had to. I'm jealous.
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  29. Guys I work at a CaseIH dealership in the parts department. So I have access to our bulk oil, our No. 1 oil is 15w40. I sell a lot of it to customers for their semis. I cant seem to find anything on what weight oil I need and if there is anything special I need to consider. Yes, still looking for proper service books so I can avoid these questions. Im just excited to get a full service done.
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  30. Good luck with your U model. According to your photos it appears it might be a E-6 Maxidyne with extended service capacity. Does it have a 5 speed or 6 speed 2 stick transmission? I'm envious and sorry that It is not in my yard. I hope you have fun with her.
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  31. Today we cleaned the shop and my husband invested some time helping our nine-year-old break down and clean his go-kart engine in preparation for overhaul. After that endeavor, truck progress included removing the PTO from the transmission and installing a custom knock-off plate, removing the old muffler, painting the brackets in preparation for the new muffler, and removing the passenger door for easier access to the cab - as we prepare to work on the floor (tomorrow). Tonight I took a break and made Miss Mackie a sweater and scarf to match the truck's new interior. It started out as a joke,
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  32. If that doesn't work It's probably one of the wires on the deutsch plug (9 pin connector going into the gov housing) J1939, possibly timing event marker. Check for continuity in all the wires. I know it's tedious but that will give you piece of mind it's not that. That's another issue. How does it start? If it's starting like normal, evens out after the oil psi picks up you can probably rule out the econovance going bad. When it stumbles/studders does it throw out white smoke or smell raw unburnt fuel? I'm betting its deutsch plug we had same issue before. I could very
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  33. You have a code coming up? Probably the engine RPM/TDC sensor involved so a 3-2 code or 3-1. 200-300 ohms is the range for that sensor. Remove it from the flywheel, check it over, ohm it, clean the tip of clutch metal, run it in and back it out one turn and jam the nut lightly to about 15ftlbs.
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