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  1. I drove up to see this today, took a bunch of pics and have apparently deleted them by mistake, grrrrrrr. At any rate, I'm very sure the mileage shown on the odo is original. The clutch pedal rubber shows slight wear but is not new, so that would make it original to the truck. The drive tires are Michelin M+S's, about half worn out, so my guess is that they too are original. There is, however, no sign of any weather cracking. The steer Michelins appear to be newer, again with no weather cracking. I'd attribute this to constant inside storage. I can't explain the paint wear on the shift lever; perhaps one of the assigned drivers had extra long fingernails or something, who knows. Aside from that, the truck looks completely original. It does not have an air ride cab, and the possible bubbling at the bottom of one of the doors isn't there. The red paint is slightly faded on the front of the hood and on the headlight surrounds, that's all. This thing is a rare, original condition beauty. If someone on this forum buys it (you can bid online) I hereby volunteer to drive it to you anywhere in the country at no charge (I have over 4 million safe driving miles).
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  2. With everything going on in the world it is all to easy to forget things like this Paul Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, which was fought on 18 August 1966. On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against more than 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after four hours of fighting in torrential rain. Nearly overrun, the Australians were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire from the nearby Australian base, and the arrival of reinforcements by armoured personnel carrier. Eighteen Australians lost their lives and 24 were wounded during the battle, the largest number of casualties in one operation since the arrival of the Australian task force a few months earlier. After the battle the bodies of 245 enemy soldiers were found, but there was evidence that many more bodies had been carried away. On the third anniversary of Long Tan, 18 August 1969, the men of 6RAR raised a cross on the site of the battle to commemorate those who had died. Ten soldiers who fought at Long Tan in 1966 stood on either side of the cross, flanked by two pipers, for the dedication ceremony. Following the communist victory in 1975 and the reunification of Vietnam, the Dong Nai Museum in Bien Hoa City acquired the Long Tan Cross. In 1989 the Long Dat District People’s Committee erected a replica cross on the original site. In August 2018 a permanent display of the Long Tan Cross was established in the Conflicts 1945 to Today Gallery. Find out more: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/long-tan Image: Vietnam Veteran Dave Sabben at the permanent display of the Long Tan Cross when it was unveiled on 17th August 2018. Photograph by Dave Whittaker, AWM2018.4.183.63
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  3. still in use today at the precast plant
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  4. 318 Detroit, 13 sp riding on Hendrickson Extended leaf. Aluminum everything and in damn nice shape
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  5. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1022052008599864/ for sale NewHampshire
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  6. Freed up two plungers in the pump to make the rack moving, started the engine. Tinkered with slack adjusters and air lines a bit and got her running. Than washed all fleas off the hood and the cab.
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  7. You need the engine stable, so it needs up on blocks and firm. Then strap the transmission and pull it back. I made up a pair of short legs bolted to front corners of the block when I had my 237 sitting in the garage. Granted it didnt have a transmission, but you need to keep it from flopping over, even if you leave it sitting on the bellhousing on the back.
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  8. Crazy how N.Y. is requireing proof of vaccination, with an I.D.... But no I.D. to vote.... Jojo
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  9. In the US, most commonly called a trolley valve or Johnson bar.
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  10. De Jure the owner has the right to do whatever he want, it's true. But actually there's a thing which is called cultural value or historical value. In some cases it is protected by law. For example you can not modify a historical building no matter you own it or not. Not sure how it works in the States but in my country it occures for the most buildings in a city historical center. Or for example you're not allowed to farm or build in a national park. A bit different case since you can't buy a land there but the same matter. So my point of view is an owner of an artifact which has any special value, historical, cultural or artificial, should feel resopnsibility for keeping his object of property in a certain condition regarding it's special value. It's not a law in the particular case but we all love the things we own or deal with for fun. So it seems like our very care to preserve them since WE need them existing and bringing fun, no one else.
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  11. My understanding it has only been this way in recent years and as others have said gold dog Maxidyne silver Thermodyne Im guessing this stopped with the Maxidyne and was just a silver dog for many years When the MP series motors arrived on the scene is around the time that the gold dog meant all Mack drive train I'm guessing it was a way of trying to capture the past gloryof something famous and tie it into the future Paul
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  12. there is a cure. fire biden and put trump back in office. but that will never happen because orange man bad, and senile man good.
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  13. I'm kinda strange as no doubt most of you have guessed by now, but just sitting there on a beautiful spring or autumn (fall for you lot) afternoon in my folding cheer (lawn chair) with my esky (cooler) having a cool refreshing beverage admiring this truck in the sun would be plenty for me Sometimes things are just to fantastic to muck with and this rare beauty is one of those, so original and so straight I would count myself as a very lucky man to have something this special as part of my life Each to their own but they are only original once and can never go back to been that way once changed I hope who ever buys it leaves it as it is and just maintains it Paul
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  14. all of these jokes are funny,,,,, but whats not funny,,, is that we are really subjected to this B.S. and the only people keeping our country afloat, is those of us that really work...... and we are becoming a smaller population each day.. not funny at all... I wish one of us had the "CURE"... jojo
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  15. Sounds like it can cause a fuel knock. The engine ecu monitors crankshaft speed between each power stroke. If the speed of the crankshaft is not what the ecu expects then in this case it will lengthen the injectors pulse width. If you have a worn out injector lobe then not enough pressure will build in the injector, when it comes time to inject, instead the diesel fuel coming out as a fine mist, it just dribbles out. This can cause all kinds of problems, and a fuel knock is just a minor one. V
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  16. The line about chrome bulldog meaning other manufacturer components...obviously wrong, I've seen many pedigreed Macks with chrome dogs.
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  17. This has been on my mind for a while. I am only here 15 months, but what get's me is that there are many post's with very important questions, but when I/We post in response, it seems like there is a long time between a response by the 'poster' . I know that we are all busy, but it seems to me, if you go to a site for help, you should stay in touch with the folks that respond. I'm just curious about some opinions. I take pride in responding when I can. jojo
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  18. Except you fellers drive on the wrong side of the road.🤣
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  19. yup. the gauge on my quick fill ac can said it is full. but the ac still cycles. what did i do wrong? "you need to put a proper AC manifold gauge set on the truck and monitor both high and low pressures, then set refrigerant charge to ambient temperature" you have no idea what you are talking about. the guy at the parts store said to just put this can in and i would be good. "whatever dude, i am the one that is a certified ac repair tech, not the parts store counter monkey."
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  20. I appreciate all of the responses on this one... I think that there is a tremendouse amount of good info here. I read a lot of posts and learn from many of them and I can also confirm many of the ideas and fixes from my own experience, after 23 years of working on Mack's, as well as driving them too. When I found this site, I was very happy. I stay here for many reasons now.. anyway. I was just curious about opinions. thank you all... Joey. (P.S. I am glad that there are'nt any Jerks, posting, and insulting others..)
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  21. yup. ask a question, then 5 minutes later they are back "why no answers? internet says yall are the best. screw yall" we are supposed to be glued to the monitor just waiting for them to ask a silly question they will not like the answer to and ignore what we say anyway.
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