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  1. Not everyday you pull up to the gas station and see a b model.
    17 points
  2. My single axle donor truck is an H67LT so it's got aluminum suspension brackets and air tanks. I cleaned the tanks thoroughly (inside and out) and pressure tested them. I used a jitterbug with 320 paper and then wet sanded with 600, 800, and 1000; then polished with Mothers. They're still scarred from decades of hanging under a truck but I like them anyway. I'm not going for a showroom new look, I like a truck that has some character to it.
    16 points
  3. Bob lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist and was defeated in the House of Representatives election. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Bob drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and sa
    11 points
  4. Ya'll - I have paint! Doors are done. Goal is to have the cab done by the end of this weekend. I'm one happy girl - I think the truck is, too! The rest of the truck will be this color with a white cab roof (down to the natural seam). My seat upholstery should make sense now. Anybody craving a can of Dr. Pepper with me? 🤩
    10 points
  5. "• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him. • Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America. • Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good. • It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it. • Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote. • People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. • Inflammatory rhetoric
    10 points
  6. Out of the paint shop...now to final assembly!
    9 points
  7. My new wiper system. I never really liked the L model wiper system. The standard B I thought was much better and was certainly more refined. You can throttle it back so it sweeps so slowly, you don't need a intermittent. Plus, the arms park and stay parked when not in use. None of that occurs in the L cab. With that in mind, when I cut apart my cab I removed all the air supply lines from the center windshield post. Now that I'm at the point of the rebuild where things are going back together, I needed to figure out what I was going to do. The search took a while, but this is what I came up wit
    9 points
  8. A friend told me about his trip out with his grandson. This is what he said. "Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant. My 6 year-old grandson asked if he could say grace." As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food and I would thank you even more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty, peace & justice for all. Amen!" Along with the laughter and nodding of heads from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman at the next table remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pra
    9 points
  9. WHAT IS GASLIGHTING? The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play Gas Light, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944. In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife and others that she is insane by manipulating small elements of their environment and insisting that she is mistaken, remembering things incorrectly, or delusional when she points out these changes. The play's title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home, while pretending nothing has
    8 points
  10. Don't negate the likes of what got Trump elected. His past was well known, and documented. Like him or not, I feel he adamantly had "America First" at the forefront of his presidency. The cost is/was high, but look at the likes of the heavy manufacturing sector of this country as a single example and tell us how well the democratic regime of the past 40 years has done the country. I was coming of age when this was ramping up. I am a USN veteran and have acquired PTSD as shown here: Twice I swore to "support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all
    8 points
  11. We have the same type excremental wastes of human flesh in our family, (in laws) also. Extreme hypochondriacs awaiting and anticipating the next plague; and ALWAYS suffering with something. The drama is overwhelming at times, but they don't much talk to me since one of our political conversements where they were challenging and taking liberties with their guaranteed rights under the constitution. They took exception when I informed them that it is that document which guarantees your type the right to breed, which is against everyone else's constitution. With that one I thought the mother in la
    7 points
  12. Just got these trinkets. I'm told the smaller dog is from the 1940s it's a early concept of the bulldog mascot. The other was introduced in the 70s they were apparently given to Mack executives as paperweights. The truck is possibly pewter it's heavy and well detailed it's also supposed to be only given to Mack executives. Anybody know anything about these I'd be happy to hear from you.
    7 points
  13. The breakers are Klixon CDM-20's. There were four originally, all 20 amps. I'm adding a fifth and the panel can take six. I'm using the far left hole for my Jake Brake switch. These are from the original manufacturer and identical, except the units are sealed ones and the reset button has the amperage printed in it instead of in a little recess. I sourced them from Waytek, Inc., www.waytekwire.com . They had them for about half of others at $16 ea. They're available from 5-40 amps. I'm assuming your H model dash is similar in arrangement, as my '63 standard B has automatic breakers a
    7 points
  14. those rims,just like anything else,were just as safe as the person changing them. Those type,and all other tube type rims for that matter,got a bad rep from inexperience.
    7 points
  15. The forum I frequent the most. https://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/threads/vintage-macks.21193/
    7 points
  16. Surpose I best add a bit to the story Mrs Mack is up blocks, literally and doing some maintenance on her So a quick list of what I'm doing New brakes and seals on the front axle New compressor High and low range didn't go into high range properly out if the blue the other day, I have had the bolt on the selector fork drop out before So I'll lift the lid and if this has happened I will refit the bolt and drill a hole thru the head and thread wire thru it and onto the shaft I'm hoping it is just the filter as the compressor has been pump crappy oily air for
    7 points
  17. So as some know I have been very sick for 10 days now, I feel like I'm never going to get better. With all of the pain and suffering that I am having, I want to talk about blessings.. The very first is my Beautiful Wife! She has been there for me In an amazing way, and even with patients... I also have a Dochsund named "Mack" who sits with me all day and keeps an eye on my, or a Paw, or his snout, you get it. My wife's employer has been amazing with support for us and is paying here 80 hrs. to stay home with me.. "Chewy.com"..... My part-time employer calls me and checks on me. He offered to
    6 points
  18. Saw my first "Double-Masker" today at the supermarket. It was ahead of me in the checkout line. Came with a bonus of wearing plastic gloves, and it wiped down the pad of the credit card machine. I go through my checkout routine, and head out to the parking lot. I did like I always do when I got out the door- ripped off my face diaper. I was walking to the pickup when double masker is pushing it's cart back to the store- it yells to me "Hey you need to put your mask on!" Without hesitation I shouted back "Hey you need to MYOFB!" Groan.
    6 points
  19. Making steady progress! Paint: I went with single stage acrylic enamel, still ran me over $250/gallon, plus primer, hardener, etc... By the way, the Rust-Oleum Farm & Implement paint is awesome. That's what I used on the frame. We've used it on other trucks and it holds up! This week I've been sanding and doing body work. Discovered that my truck is a "local girl" when I revealed GUILFORD PAPER CO., INC. BRATTLEBORO, VT on the original paint on the door. Still trying to track down info on this company. So far my Brattleboro friends know nothing about it. I do have a call into t
    6 points
  20. Evening Folks, I did a little walk around video of the B this afternoon, enjoy! 1965 Mack B815 walk around. - YouTube
    6 points
  21. Chop-Chop, just cut those two feet of excess wiring out of my new harness I was talking about. But, it needed to be done to make it fit the cab. Clustered all the wires by component, so if I ever have to change something it'll come out without being tangled with something else. I still have to prove it out one more time and double check all the connections for tightness, add a grounding point. Back to the cab after that to chase some wires around before the dash goes in for the last time. Remove my blue tape tags, too!! I've also got my windshield wiper solution to install. I hunted
    6 points
  22. Achieved some more, the Tip Turbine is all back together Never got a answer on the grease so just used wheel bearing grease So it's all back together and fitted back to the truck Then proceeded to fix the stub axle nuts that hold the bearings on after some clowns had taken to them with a hammer and chisel, no doubt Les and Vern So welded them and ground them back with a flap wheel Now I need to find a socket to fit They came up pretty good I thought Paul
    6 points
  23. You're joking, right? In 2016, Trump told us the things he wanted to do as President. His opponent also told us what she wanted to do. She also called anyone who didn't blindly side with her "deplorable's". Yes, we all voted for President Trump. He did his best to carry out those plans, but was blocked at every point the dems could block him. They tried to impeach him before he was even sworn in. Then they spent untold taxpayer money on the whole "Russian collusion" garbage, then more on the Blasey-Ford "#METOO" nonsense. Then they wasted even more trying to impeach him and they FAILED
    6 points
  24. Critters gotta eat, and it's my job it there. A good truck sure helps...R-model w/20K steer & 46K Mack drives on Camelback, with a steerable & liftable tag axle when needed on the road. Unfortunately, just a power divider...not full lockers. Proper tools are important, too. Only had 6 chains on the truck...chained up all 4 on the front drive & the outside 2 on the rear. 1st attempt was a chain fail...front right inside popped off, slicked up the ice, and the chains on the outsides had nothing to grip...forward momentum stopped & I had to back down for another try...grossing 61,
    5 points
  25. If it helps, I have no intention of getting the vaccine so I for one will certainly not be ahead of you. I get the age thing but who is the government to decide which works are "essential" which aren't?. It should start with the oldest that want it and work it's way down the the chronological ladder IMO PERIOD!!! Just another in the LONG list of things this government is doing to fracture the population into "us" and "them" by treating some people as more important that others based on their occupation. We have the most divisive and racist government I have ever seen in my 59 years. For you Am
    5 points
  26. There are too many irregularities that have yet to be explained for me to believe the "official" outcome of the election is in any way legitimate...the biggest one being how Biden underperformed with every "important" demographic group in pretty much every precinct EXCEPT for a handful of urban districts in "key" swing states...in which he overperformed by *just* enough to eek out an electoral college victory. Add to that the whole foreign interference/hacking/tabulation software issues with the electronic voting machines, the "under-the-table" ballots counted when counting was allegedly suppo
    5 points
  27. This is "Odds and Ends", the place for those types of posts. Just ignore "Odds and Ends" and you'll be fine.
    5 points
  28. My luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb. I’m bored. I think I’ll go to the mall, find a great parking space, and sit there in my car with my reverse lights on. If you answer the phone with, “Hello, you’re on the air.” most telemarketers will quickly hang up. When one door closes and another opens, you’re probably in prison. When I say, “The other day…” I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago. Interviewer: Tell me about yourself. Applicant: I’d rather not because I want this job. Cop: Please step out of the car. Suspect: I’m too drunk. You ge
    5 points
  29. It is mine though. I just bought this beauty.
    5 points
  30. Only fwd in St. Louis.
    5 points
  31. Doing my part to stimulate the economy by purchasing paint! Primer, paint, and all the supplies are in the shop! Doing body work with a goal to start spraying next week. I'm also tackling the headliner. Wish me luck and stay tuned!
    5 points
  32. My name is Adam Roth I’m from Marengo IL (west of Chicago). My dad drove his whole life and I always lived trucks. I never owned one until after he passed and I bought a truck that he used to drive. Deputy Dog is the trucks name and I’m happy to own it, drive it, and work on restoring it. Thanks to all the friend I’ve made along the way who have helped me learn enough to get me this far. Looking forward to learning more as I move forward. If you’re interested you can watch my progress on my YouTube channel. I like the idea of keeping record of the truck there on YouTube so hope
    5 points
  33. OR at least put them on the SAME health and retirement programs that the rest of us are on!!!!!
    5 points
  34. Always liked this one too:
    5 points
  35. Not mine just seen it for sale. Not many around here like this.
    4 points
  36. Did he put a 12 inch shifter extension and a Texas bumper too?
    4 points
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