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  1. Here is a good article from Bloomberg courtesy of our missing world wide correspondent-wanna guess who??? $3.6 billion-seems like a good buy! Glad a EU country has finally said "NO WAY" to another Chinese steal. How about it all you Aussie guys? Big Iveco's are capable?? Just think -for 3.6 billion Ford could be back where they were with a complete truck line and not only blue tractors but orange and red tractors as well 😎. Yeah wishful thinking. Agnellis End Iveco Talks With China FAW as Italy Opposes Bloomberg / April 19, 2021 The billionaire Agnelli family’s CNH Industrial NV ended talks to sell its Iveco SpA truck and bus unit to China FAW Group after the Italian government signaled it would oppose the deal. CNH abandoned the talks because the Chinese automotive group didn’t present an acceptable offer for Iveco. Italy’s government had signaled its opposition to CNH selling to a Chinese company and later praised the decision to pull out of the talks. Shares of CNH dropped as much as 4.7% in Milan, their biggest fall since January and the largest decline on the Stoxx 600 index. The stock is trading ex-dividend as of Monday. “Inevitable weakness of the stock today is an opportunity to buy,” broker Equita Sim wrote in a note Monday, saying an eventual on-highway business spin-off “represents a catalyst to remove the holding discount.” Italy’s government had been following the negotiations closely, “because it considers the production of heavy vehicles to be of strategic national interest,” said Economic Development Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti. Rome is prepared to help ensure that production remains in Italy, he said. Instead of selling the Turin, Italy-based company, CNH now plans to accelerate “deployment of ever-more sustainable transport solutions and infrastructure, in line with the EU’s Green Deal ambitions.” That confirmed an earlier report by Bloomberg that plans for a deal with the Chinese company had been scrapped. The decision was also welcomed in France, with Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire noting that he and Giorgetti have worked together to protect European manufacturing. CNH had been in talks with FAW since last year, and it rejected an initial proposal from the Chinese company valuing the business at around 3 billion euros ($3.6 billion). The talks were conducted amid growing opposition to Chinese ownership from leading politicians. Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on April 8 that he backs extending state protections for businesses, after revealing that his government recently blocked a Chinese takeover of an Italian semiconductor company. Matteo Salvini, leader of the rightist League party -- the most popular force in Draghi’s broad coalition -- said last month that the administration must protect Iveco as a strategic asset. CNH in 2019 announced it would split off its agricultural equipment business from commercial vehicle operations, though the plan has been delayed by the pandemic. A sale of one of Europe’s most iconic truck makers could shake up the sector as well as attract domestic criticism of the Agnelli family. Reply Reply All Forward
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  2. Hello Mr.moody... With as much respect as I can Muster... The youth vote to me, doesn't mean a damn thing... todays youth has "Hands out" rather than dirty working man hands. This Is not a post to be rude to you, It;s just how I feel based on what I see when I try to employ people or when I see my customers struggle with slackass youth. Jojo
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  3. Point is, there are a lot of options out there. And, don't forget, you can go the Eaton-Fuller route if you want to . But, that adds a lot of complexity in finding all the right parts. The build sheet on mine had several pages of goodies related to the RoadRanger box they built it with. I still like the 13-speed Triplex and 18-speed Quadruplex boxes for top speed. Just as long as you don't twist them in half with that Maxidyne engine! lots of folks running those boxes in hobby trucks behind a 237 Maxi. But, if actually working it, you have to be careful, because those boxes are not built for the torque of a Maxi. The one I used to drive had 4.17:1 gears and the 18-speed. Direct 4th was good for just about 60-62. Hi-Split 4th would easily go to 65-67. I could never find the limit on Hi-Split 5th (didn't have enough HP on that ENDT-673C 250-horse to get there!).
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  4. there is a tool that you put on the radiator cap nipple, and it will detect exhaust gasses in the coolant. NAPA sells it. It may be called a combustion tester....... An old timer taught me to take the thermostat out, put the thermo housing back on, and by-pass the compressor water lines ,only drain enough coolant to do this. then take the hose off the top radiator pipe and put it back on the thermo housing, and fill the cooling system to the top of the thermo housing nipple to where you can see the water, but there is a good 3" of hose above the water line. then take the belts off the water pump, and start the engine. after a minute or so, if the water perculates, then you have compression entering the cooling system. Usually it indicates a cracked head.. Good luck, Jojo
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  5. I don't exactly know what boxes y'all are talking about. Might have been later versions. But, there was a 5-speed with a single stick (TRL-107 series). Then, there was a 6-speed "extended range" with 2 sticks (TRXL-107 series). The "lo" on the compound was supposed to be used only in 1st gear. That's your extra low gear. Here is graphic showing some detail on the ones I am talking about. The TRXL-1070 (or maybe it was a TRDXL-1070) would have been the same as the TRXL-107, but with "direct in 4th", and an overdrive 5th. The "0" on the end of the number is the "overdrive" designation. Model numbers were on the left side of the box. There are several discussions on here that have pictures showing the location. Somebody on here had the one I am talking about (TRDXL-1070). Check out this link. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/56848-mack-trdxl-1070-questions/
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  6. I Don't know exactly, But Not very many at all I only know 3-4. But may be More.. I believe this one is still about & still working. A much modified GH Hino Tilt Tray (roll off to you) with a Cab from a Crane..
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  7. Yours is probably a T107X, i think that is the right designation, a five speed main with a direct and low and reverse on the other stick. the TRXL 1070 is actually 3 boxes bolted together, the front is direct and low, then a five speed main, and then a direct and hi splitter. the dirtect and low can be a air switch on the dash or a second stick for the earlier ones, and the reverse and direct/hi split is on the shifter. and if this is not confusing enough, some early ones were a TRXL 107 witch did not have overdrive, direct all the way through in top gear. terry I once had a DM dump dump with that TRXL 1070 with 4.17's and it was a real runner.
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  8. Paul, that one was a Cut Down Leyland Bus with the motor Mid Mounted Horozontally.
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  9. I brought this yellow B71 home 10 years ago. I am the 2nd owner and since then the original owner has passed away. This past weekend the daughters were here again this year to go thru more stuff and try to take care of the estate. They called knowing I bought their dad's truck and told me they'd like for me to have something. The picture has MACK TRUCKS COMPANY 1950 in the bottom right corner, ceramic dog is from mexico.
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  10. I put the cab on the other day, here's a video of the process.
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  11. Ok, we hooked shop air up to wet tank and it is still very slow to pressure up. We were able to get it to 130psi after 4-5 minutes. Now we take the tank off to see better. We pour out some brownish water that would come out the petcock valve. We see a screened filter on one side so I’m assuming it’s a check valve? So, I can’t see anyway to fix this except buy a new tank. They have one in Mississippi and I’m in Houston Texas. They won’t take my card over the phone so Monday morning...off the Vanguard Mack! At least everything in the “compressing” air system will be new Thanks for everyone’s input! it did give me more things to look for. it’s not over yet but I think the new tank should do it.🤞
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  12. I don't know the difference between the two models but do know the truck in your picture. It is a B-53 and belongs to a fellow from Warrenton whose father owned it and operated as a concrete mixer. It is a beautiful truck that went through an extensive restoration and addition of all the creature comforts A/C PS etc.
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  13. Thanks for sharing this Paul, I find it interesting .
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  14. Some more And the story in Mike Tee's words We had more than a couple of hundred just in our fleet! At that time though, I don't think there were many more in the country - as we carried a huge spares inventory, if there had been others, I'm sure they would have been around looking for spares. We got a few european Macks passing through, and helped out some of them. We did cover the whole country, firstly based near Dammam on the east coast with our original Aramco contract, then we got the job of carrying all the pipe for the trans Saudi pipeline that went from the east coast over to Yanbu on the west coast - plus just about every destination in between! The dump truck was one of many that we carried up to the new King Khalid Military city site in the north of the country - it was bare desert when I took one of the first convoys up there - we had a huge amount of equipment etc that had to be moved up before they could do any construction. Had to bring in a few Kenworths for the heavy stuff, though just before I left we took delivery of our own custom built heavy haul rig - if memory serves me, it had a capacity well north of 200 tons. One of my jobs was safety manager, so I saw a lot of the country investigating many accidents, most of which were not our fault, and I eventually persuaded the police to accept that! Thoroughly enjoyed my time over there - about 4 years - but got moved on to other projects. regards Mike I must apologize to everyone for my lapse in this Especially to Mike for entrusting me with his photos and story I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, thank you fgor sharing these Mike Paul
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