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  1. Popped the seat frames and original seats in tonight so I could sit in my truck for the first time on something other than a milk crate! Don't mind me...I'll be here making "vroom-vroom" noises and grinning from ear to ear!!
    11 points
  2. Evening Folks, I am happy to report the B arrived safely this morning, and with a couple fresh batteries, fired right up with no issues. It is a 237 Mack w/jakes, and looks to be a really low time engine, I drove it off the trailer and the last mile home with no problem. Pic of it sitting in the driveway next to my F250 service truck.
    10 points
  3. Details!! Lots of small things happening, brackets going back on, holes being refilled and progress!! Spent $130 on hardware, yesterday, nothing bigger than a handful of 5/16 bolts. Cowl vent doors are adjusted and finished. Chrome shop called, my lot should be back in about 8-10 weeks. So, finishing the doors will be a while. I have a tentative date around the beginning of April at an upholsterer to cut, sew and install the headliner and back wall. He did sew me up 22’ of matching windlace to go around the inside door jambs.
    8 points
  4. As promised here are the first set of pictures of the old girl. Got her to the farm yesterday. Ran fine and shifted well. No power steering is a work out and something im new to... but also fun thinking about an older generation working these trucks. One photo shows the engine plate. After I get her in the shop ill try to clean it up more for more details. Does anyone know what the belt numbers are for the two belts? I was able to get the filter numbers off the ones on it. What I found in regards to filters; wix coolant filter 24429 wix 3 oil filters 51791 primary fuel fram
    7 points
  5. In honor of inauguration day....
    7 points
  6. There is mounds of evidence sitting right in front of us in regards to the widespread voting fraud. The dominion machines were found to be designed to remotely controlled to change votes. The study by I think it was allied security found that the machines were designed to be used to flip votes. I've read articles lately where many counties are ditching the dominion machines due to the election fraud. The ceo of dominion in a hearing swore their machines have no network capability yet older videos show eric coomer talking about the different types of network cards the machines use. There is no
    6 points
  7. How can anyone reach any kind of decision when the National Media gives out only the twisted information which suits their liberal owners??????
    6 points
  8. swishy it ain't the fact the team lost. it is the fact the team lost due to election rigging . there is no way possible biden could possibly get 81 million votes without cheating..
    6 points
  9. Another Binder added to the fleet. 69’ 270 Cummins and a 10 sp
    6 points
  10. I should have posted this photo also, with the stretch hood it looks really long. Driving it is a fun time.
    6 points
  11. I don't believe for one second biden pulled it off, or probably had anything to do with it other than he being the puppet picked to look like he led the mess. This was all planned by the democratic party, and the likes of gates,soros, Bloomberg, and some foreign countries that would do anything to get rid of trump. Do you REALLY believe someone that could not get 100 people show up at a rally could get 81 million votes without cheating?
    5 points
  12. Finished- Long haul 2 1/2 years worth. Was it worth it? Yes, to me it was. Would I do it again? I don't know at the moment. Did I learn anything? Yes I did-Old Dogs can learn new tricks. Thank you all on here for watching the progress. There is a possibility it might make the cover of {10-4 Magazine}
    5 points
  13. That’s what it’s all about on here .... helping each other out, learning new stuff and such from each other’s experiences.... glad u got them all in.... since they’re reconditioned I think you’d be ok but however myself I would have them all in the right holes so it all matches 😆 I’m just anal with things.... I even match the writing up on matched V-belts lol
    4 points
  14. maybe you guys would like this.... even back in the early 80s very rare up here in the Netherlands.. this guy i went to school with took it apart until the very last bolt en rebuilt it probably in a better state then it left the factory... (I know how he is😉). nice piece of American transporting history we don't see that often up here.👌🏻
    4 points
  15. Hey F you forgot about the clutch actuated air compressor . I have no idea as to why they made these changes. But a clutch actuated water pump and air compressor I get, they figure they will reduce emissions by .001% per truck and with the thousands of trucks out there it may make a change in reducing emissions. But the catch is how much will it cost to replace? How many owner operators have gone bankrupt because the excessive cost of repairs because of emissions related failures? Ive known a few and thats a few too many. V
    3 points
  16. I heard a tale about a fella who put a set of odor eaters in his shoes. DISAPEARED 2 DAYS LATER
    3 points
  17. man oh man. an 80 u model with a 235, 5 speed, 2/55 air conditioning, and armstrong steering!! those were made back when truck drivers were men, not steering wheel holders.
    3 points
  18. Vals327 i’m originally from Enniskillen in County Fermanagh. My “big girl” left Zebrugge this evening and she arrive in Baltimore around February 5. I was speaking with a guy in Ireland this afternoon who tells me that there are going to be another couple of Scania 143s coming into the country in the next few weeks. As I said to Redhorse they are not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s what I wanted, we shall see 😀
    3 points
  19. Yep,plumbing all hooked back up,just gotta heal up now.
    3 points
  20. Scania V8 thank you for the information I have just sent them an email. RedHorse and Alex, i’m originally from northern Ireland however I’ve been here on the East coast for 23 years, i use to drive Scania trucks All over Europe and I always found them to be super reliable. Personally I think they are superb vehicles, I understand they are not for everyone. Additionally there is also the “rolling billboard” effect on driving a Scania V8 Cabover on USA roads, it will certainly be noticed 🙂
    3 points
  21. In honor of inauguration day.....
    3 points
  22. Track the money!!! Personally I believe that George Soros, The Clintons, and a few others are the money behind all the Dumbocratic rabble rousing. BUT they have enough shell corporations and off shore accounts between them and the party, that it is impossible to legally pin it on them...
    3 points
  23. I like how you put into bold and underlined my last statement. Very nice. If courts, via judges will be allowed to overturn laws enacted by the representatives that the people elected, what’s the point of fair and free elections. We are allowed to have our own opinions on things and for the time being, are still free to have them.
    3 points
  24. In honor of inauguration day......
    3 points
  25. I do not believe for a minute that Joe Biden had anything to do with ' rigging the election. I do know for a fact that the news media in this country chose to not follow the story about Biden’s corrupt family and their and overseas business dealings. Of coarse when this story came to light and the majority of the media ignored it, people had already been voting for nearly a month. States changing election laws without going through the proper channels is a fact. I consider that election fraud.
    3 points
  26. Last batch of red for the cab and a whole bunch of assembly to get done. My motivation is really picking up as this is looking so good and at times it seemed as if this would never come. Plus, I can't believe this page is now 19 pages long and over five years old!!
    3 points
  27. Hey all you truckers! New O/O here going into business fairly soon here, I've just bought a 77 R686 with an E6-350 and a T1070 6 speed that I'm putting back together. I guess these trucks came from a company out of Bremerton WA that used to pull pup trailers behind them, truck was last registered about 15 years ago. I do see a few Mack's out here in western WA that have the same paint scheme with the spade on the front that are still running! I'm very curious to hear stories from anyone that may know of the company that originally owned these trucks; what it was like
    3 points
  28. A batch of black for the cab, yesterday. Mostly floor parts. A small batch of red, today. That should finish ALL the cab painting. Parts are rolling in and still a bunch of hardware to source.
    3 points
  29. I have a 1948 KB-7... I will be learning about a truck that is new to me.. I cant wait to get started on it... I'm proud to have it.. Jojo
    3 points
  30. I hope this helps........
    3 points
  31. I'd be all over that sight unseen for $500
    2 points
  32. When the topic of steering comes up, I think of the very overloaded LF ten wheel dump I drove a bit in the '50s. For city turns you could gear way down, let her crawl, and stand up in the cab to get your back into it. I was a skinny kid.
    2 points
  33. Should of seen me at the first right turn at a stop sign. Needless to say I was not ready for how slow she turns from a stop LOL... by the time I got her in the right direction you would of thought I was make a wide right turn for a 53 foot van behind me, not bobtail. I did get a thumbs up from a neighbor who runs two old Petes who later sent me a text "finally got a real truck?" as a way to mock our Freightliner Columbia grain tractors Honestly the biggest issue I have with no power steering isnt the lack of power assist, but that my mid section is on the big side and with this stock se
    2 points
  34. Go to Just Old Trucks and contact Eddy Lucast. He is a salesman for KBS coatings and has all kinds of frame paint which can even be brushed on..
    2 points
  35. No. Regular (lighter) series R discontinued in 89 (or even in the late 88?). RD being a heavier mod of an R started from 78 or so and kept the classic round hood with round lights up to 1990 or 1991. Than it (RD not R) purchased new (slopped) hood and stayed in production until 2004. RB is another story.
    2 points
  36. NO MP ENGINES!!!!!!!!,,,jojo
    2 points
  37. Check ride height first.
    2 points
  38. Well folks, the B has now left the state of Maine and is headed south to NC.
    2 points
  39. Personally I think China has hacked into it especially the electro come on now really????????? You get around rural Nevada all you see is Trump banners...... bob
    2 points
  40. We ran them in semis grossing 80-85k depending on how you got loaded. Let the Maxidyne do it’s thing and lug is down into it’s sweet spot with the torque. If you think you have to keep the R’s up all the time you will always be tach’ed out. Those guys with the bigger power and more gears may be ahead of you, but I really doubt they will get an extra load on you at the end of the day.
    2 points
  41. Just wanted to say thanks to all that bought calendars. Sure appreciate it. Talked to the photographer .and he wants to try again next year. Going in tomorrow for my hopefully last surgery.
    2 points
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