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  1. 12 points
    Gee it was in all the papers. Today, we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died from heart failure early on election day 2016.. No one really knows how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools; hospitals, homes, factories and offices, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, petty rules, silly laws and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in from rain, the early bird gets the worm and life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second. A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including feminism, body piercing, whole language and new math. But his health declined when he became infected with the "if-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus. In recent decades, his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal legislation. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers and enlightened auditors. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies; when reports were heard of six year old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; when a teen was suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch; when a teacher was fired for reprimanding an unruly student. It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but couldn't inform the parent when a female student is pregnant or wants an abortion. Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional sports. As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments, regarding questionable regulations for asbestos, low-flow toilets, smart guns, the nurturing of Prohibition Laws and mandatory air bags. Finally, when told that the homeowners association restricted flags to those who supported non patriotic views, he breathed his last. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son Reason. His three stepbrothers survive him: Rights, Tolerance and Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
  2. 11 points
    A little I’ve a month ago I moved into this 2016 Pinnacle . I love it ! Next best thing to my Superliner . It came up for grabs the beginning of last month at work when the guy that drove it and abused it for the last year wanted out of it because he wanted the 2006 International instead ? Go figure The guy ain’t right . So I went in the office and asked the boss if I could have it surprisingly he said yes ! I’m getting it cleaned up a little more all the time . I love the truck I pull s great not as good as my E9 I have at home but I’m still very pleased with its performance as I’m grossed out T between 115, to 132,000 lbs all the time . It does an excellent job .
  3. 8 points
    Santa dropped a box from World Power with my Chevies new heart today. Waiting on the cam from Lunati and the ProMaxx heads to be finished with the machine work, I need the heads to flow 425 to 435 CFM and port match the BDS intake. Block is cut for o rings, 10.65 comp for running 16 to 20 lbs boost. Hoping for1400 hp and minimum of 1150 torque to run competitive Nostalgia BB/Gas Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
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  5. 8 points
    Here are a few pictures from the CL add. Accurately shows condition. Once I saw it I cut a deal and then figured a day and time to go back and pay, get title and hopefully move it. Not sure if you can tell from the pics but she was pretty buried in that yard. Obviously no intention of moving or using it any time soon. Probably took me and my buddy about an hour to clean out all the shit in front of the truck so we could move it out of the yard. Brought the support rig down on Monday and got the old girl fired up and out of the yard. It's in their private drive waiting until I can get a lowboy there.
  6. 7 points
    I picked up a new hat at the Walmart store I saw some wimmens in Winfall. An unsecured- as far as i'm concerned anyway- load of coils in Lynchburg. And a big Mack truck parked just up the road from here.
  7. 7 points
    Plenty fat girls in the south that like to go for rides in big trucks.
  8. 7 points
    Merry Xmas n a Happy New year to all the mack men Tiz hot down here on D udder side of the world Th@ hot .......... no need for all them thar clothes LOL Your Welcum cya
  9. 7 points
    The Winfall Santa and her hard working elf say Merry Christmas too!
  10. 7 points
    I rode down to Cumberland today to see my mother and other family members. I took a picture of a picture she has- it's an aerial view of the house, and it's where I grew up.My grandfather lived across the field you can see in the right side of this picture, and I was born in the house there- But the best thing is that you can see my Dad sitting in a chair in the building behind the house in the aerial photo. It had a shed over the front part, the rest was closed in, it had a loft too- and he built that building himself. When the state replaced the wooden flooring in the bridge over the Appomattox river near there, they gave him the old flooring and he used it to build a good part of that building.I can also remember when him and my grandfather built the two red buildings across the field. I wore these boots today- they're Texas brand boots that I bought at the old 76 Truckstop in Elkton, Md. in the early 80's. Pretty sure they were $39.95. Same boots i'm wearing in this picture, at the same house that's in the aerial photo- the little girl behind me is now married and has three kids! Oh, I also saw a big Mack truck on the way there. .
  11. 7 points
    ...but that ain't a Mack. I specifically told Santa if it ain't a Mack I don't want it!
  12. 7 points
    Merry CHRISTMAS!! Cooler here the elves needed capes.
  13. 6 points
    Finally got all the tires, hyd hoses, and air lines fixed. Got the big 5th wheel mounted and decided to take the trailer on it's maiden voyage around the block.
  14. 6 points
    Back at it again. I've had some consistent time to devote and have gotten a lot accomplished. I had all the aluminum frame castings repaired where needed. Then I machined all the repairs and replaced all the holes on the Bridgeport. While I was doing that work, I made up a polished stainless bumper to replace the mangled aluminum one. Finally, welded in about 60' of 1" square tubing to brace it as a removed the final panels for repair.
  15. 6 points
    Got it all figured out. A friend printed me out the wiring diagram on a massive printer. Turns out the previous owners had the wires run differently and they also had the wrong style switch in place. All back together everything working.
  16. 6 points
    Good looking tractor. Clicked the pic in 2011.
  17. 6 points
    Don't know if you are still researching Mack Freedom series Limited Edition, but I have one and was wondering the same thing, how many are left out there. Mine is a 1987 RW713 Freedom Edition day cab. Picture attached.
  18. 6 points
    Found this 1959 RDF 405 today, still has the 220 but with a 10 spd. Hood and cab are pretty good shape but has the typical 405 fender rash. Plus two green ones to go with it. Truck Shop
  19. 6 points
    I do like truck show season. Fishing season is good too.
  20. 6 points
    This good looking rig was on display at Cortland several years ago.
  21. 6 points
  22. 5 points
    New here to BigMackTrucks.com, just picked up this 1955 Completely Restored to almost Museum Quality B85 Thermadyne Engine from a collector in New Hampshire. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment with her, and eventually my caisson rig ~ Being retired you no longer get the last ride on a rig, so I wanted to make sure I could. Look forward to reading and learning from the Old Timers here, and picking the brains from those of you when I come across something I need help with. Look forward to running across some of you at different shows or musters.
  23. 5 points
    The local WM depot had this Superliner in their kennel back in 2014.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    ...and, in conclusion- I must be off. Might check out my Christmas present...

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