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  1. My Ralph Smith truck had a new radiator core and shutters put in just before it was taken off the road in the 80's. I took the radiator to the shop to get it cleaned and tested; they said the core was good. The bottom frame was all rusted and broken so they completely rebuilt the bottom. The shutters were really nice except the bottoms were all rusted and seized. I took them all apart and got them cleaned and lubed; they work nice. The actuator was rusted badly but one of my other parts trucks had a nice one on it. The felt wiper inside was bad so I ordered a piece
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  2. I've been following your progress religiously. It is going to be spectacular when it's done. great job both of you. The seats turned out great. My wife bought an industrial sewing machine to do the interior of her Model A and is still learning and getting accessories and the like that she needs. Her projects are piling up. She did the seat in a little shriners Model T that I am rebuilding for the grandkids as a first project but has the seats to do in 3 B-61's now as well as the seats for my '31 model A delivery and then whole interior for her '28 model A sedan. Oh, a coupe of snowmobile seats
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  3. Bench seat is done! I've been doing little things today including replacing the rubber seal around the dash panel. Most recent pictures load first: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
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  4. Only fwd in St. Louis.
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  5. I have been interested for a while in a B model build. I have a truck that I have been looking at that is decent and intact and was running when it was parked several years ago. Some rust but not too bad. I plan to use this to pull trailer and haul some smaller equipment, etc. and be set up with a 5th wheel and pintle hitch. My question is for someone that may know more about this particular model and may have gotten into this in the past is how difficult is it to change the old engine out which is the old non-turbo diesel to a more modern 300/350 hp mechanical type engine. Just curious a
    1 point
  6. late 61, early 62 was about the cut off for 'stock' colored frames. after that they were black stock. thats not to say you still couldnt order them colored but to simplify things Mack went with black frames, bumper and fuel tanks
    1 point
  7. I was 13 at the time. My Dad was in charge of maintenance for the local school system. He always brought the school plow truck home during storms so he could get an early start to try to get the schools open on time in the mornings. The night of the storm, he gathered us kids and a few of our neighbor friends, piled us in the truck and went to the middle school. That was where the town pool was. We spent the evening swimming, diving and snorkeling in the pool while the snow went by the big windows sideways. Early the next morning when the snow stopped, he gathered us up and all the neighb
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  8. I think every B- and R-model any of the local crews had when I was a young'un had black frames. I saw others out on the road that had colored frames. But, to the best of my recollection, all the ones I was around had black frames. Not sure if any of the B's were older than 1960. But, I would suspect at least a couple of them were. Most of the B-model cabs we saw at home were red, yellow, or yellow with black fenders. I don't remember a single one of those having a chrome grille surround. First time I saw one of those I was blown away. Really set the front off. I guess they wou
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  9. Asking about an engine swap will get you as many different answers as there are people who respond! The old mechanical Mack engines should be pretty straightforward. Like the man said, the water pump might have to change to make the length work out. The turbo version of your engine (ENDT-673 variants) would be pretty simple. The 237 Maxidyne (ENDT-675) is awesome. But, as discussed many, many times on here, the Quadruplex (or any of the single-countershaft transmissions) might not be the best bet behind a "high torque rise" Maxi. There are transmissions out there (Mack and others) be
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  10. Brocky is correct. This was taken a few years ago at "Brad's Farm" near Maiden, NC. If the date stamp on the picture is correct, it was in 2013. Funny, I didn't think it was that far back, though. "Ain't it funny, how time slips away?" Here are a few more shots from later (2017), with the grandsons (AKA: The Horses) hanging out with it.
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  11. Bob, and others, You can view the whole trip 9 pages and about 500 pictures here: http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/84264/Down-Under-Trip?Keywords=Down Under trip
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  12. Ok thanks for help guys, the scribe arrow was right. Thought that was strange but it worked. Installed, bleed air out and she steers perfect thanks again!!
    1 point
  13. 40 Executive orders You have to think someone else is writing them for him . with troops at the capital it looks like someone is paranoid about losing what it not really there's
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  14. There is scrapping and recycling yard in Elmsford NY ( Brookfield Resource Management) that scraps lots of old trucks that seem to have life left in them. Many are Macks from municipalities etc. They used to export some but I don't think they sell the whole trucks any more and not sure what happens to the parts or if they just crush them. I personally don't mind the export of old trucks because at least they have a higher chance of another life than being crushed. We can't save them all but it would be good to know that the scrapped ones keep others going here.
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  15. seats look awsum!! 👍 terry Infact the whole truck does.
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  16. Why is 2021 not the best time to start out? I’d anytime really the best time to start? Regarding the compliance I doubt that’s going to happen, if so a good chunk of the companies around here won’t be able to work their trucks and jobs won’t get done. But who knows what’s going to happen. Im Young, I figure what’s the worst the happens, I try and it doesn’t work out, I move on and rebuild. Atleast I tried
    1 point
  17. I expect it to happen this year.. 40 exec. orders in one week, This is prep. for when Kamala sits in the drivers seat.. I'm self employed, (one man show) for 11 years now.. I expect to keep $25.00 of every $100.00 I gross. I see more people whining about racism, and the Wealthiest among us. The American dream required hard work and sacrifice to achieve, now it seems like the Gov't handout is the new American dream... Jojo. God Bless America..
    1 point
  18. Send me a private message with your email address/ contact information and I will ask Tony to contact you.
    1 point
  19. 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
    1 point
  20. for us it was the snow storm of 62. snow drifts were 25 foot plus deep in places. being on the end of the road on top of a hill, we were able to get out through the second floor windows. 2 houses up the road had to be brought out through a hole cut in the roof. it took the town two weeks to get the roads open with bulldozers because the drifts were just too deep for the front loaders to bust through.
    1 point
  21. 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,
    1 point
  22. Georgia is a "Right to Work" State. Unions here have no clout and the only thing they actually do is collect dues! I have never been in a union. I have seen what good they do here and it is not worth saving!
    1 point
  23. I put the engine in today; I pulled the old engine out of this truck in July of 2017 so it's been 3-1/2 years. I fed the rear chain through an old motorcycle tube and it did a nice job of protecting the paint.
    1 point
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