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  1. About 16 years ago I sold my B and my H. Been looking around for a single axle, day cab, naturally asperated, cabover (that's all I have room for in the barn) as a winter project. Doug Fetterly turned me on to a G in Virginia. The owner passed away and Scotty Shifflet and Ken Sage were handling his estate. Was able to strike a deal and hauled this beauty back home to the Buckeye. 1962 G75LT END 673 with a triplex (aluminum case). The cab is aluminum also. There was no accompanying paperwork to document its restoration or who did it. The truck was sold to the deceased Va. gentleman by Ken Crouse of Iowa who got it from Bill Smith of Fort Dodge Iowa who supposedly purchased it out of Michigan in restored condition. Does anybody recognize this truck and could provide me with further info as to its history? Haven't driven it yet as the radiator needs to be re-cored so that will be the first order of business. Thx Dennis
    6 points
  2. I forwarded the pics & post to Mike last night. This was his response: "Im pretty sure Bill Smith did the restoration, there was a very similar truck that was owned and restored by Tom Pierce from MI,but I really don't think this is it,but I could be wrong. Bill Smith's collection had been sold off for 10 years or so,when this G75 and a restored KW were found hidden in a terminal building. Ken Crouse and his now late brother George,bought them,and Ken resold this one,his brother donated the KW along with some of his other trucks to ATHS in his will." Mike's health still has him down somewhat but his spirits are good. He no longer has an actual computer so he doesn't get on this site much at all as he cannot log onto here with his tablet. He does post on several Mack & ATHS related FB pages however. On FB he is Mike Harbison Sr as Mikey is also on FB as Mike Harbison. If a Mack has ever landed in Iowa there is a good chance that the Mike's know something about i!
    5 points
  3. I was driving along a back road minding my own business a few weeks ago when I spotted a Ford F150 sitting in a yard with a "for sale" sign in the windshield. I've been wanting a pickup for a while, but I thought back to the last time I saw a pickup for sale by the road... It was a nice looking short bed 4wd Dodge, so I went back to take a closer look. Everybody has a short bed square body Chevrolet pickup, but nobody has a Dodge. So I ended up buying that Dodge, paid way too much for it, but I had big plans for it- I was going to get it painted, put some mud tires on it, it would be sharp, or so I thought. Actually all it ended up being was a money pit, never could get it running like it was supposed to. It ran great when it ran, but it would just die periodically, and you never knew when it was going to quit. Might run 2 weeks without a hitch, or it might start acting up before I got out of the driveway. So after spending a small fortune on it and replacing everything I could think of, and taking it to every garage and shop from Appomattox to Concord to Gladys and having them do everything they could think of, with the same results, I got tired of throwing money away on it and sold it- for a lot less than I paid for it. So when I saw this Ford I kept right on riding, never even slowed down. But as I was riding along in Rustburg one day I thought i'd go take a look at it, it was only a mile or so down to it after you turned by the store on the corner. I must have looked too long, because Zina from Gladys got out of the car and came over to look too. What had caught my attention was the price- $1,800. It was the first time i'd seen what appeared to be a reasonably priced pickup for a long time. The owner was there and he came over to start it for me, but it wouldn't start. The right front tire was low too- reminded me of the old Dodge! Anyway, he said he would put a new battery in it if I wanted to come back and drive it. He called the next day and said he put a brand new battery in it so I went back to Rustburg and took it for a test drive. It ran ok except it idled a bit fast, but it had about a quarter turn of play in the steering wheel. I got Zina from Gladys to turn the wheel while I looked under the front end and the center drag link was obviously loose, it had a lot of play in it. And the tires were all low, that right front only had 20 lbs. in it. And a U-joint was "ticking" when you would go from 1st. to reverse, and I found the rear joint was bad when I would hit it with my hands. So here's an actual photo of me and Pammeler Anderson that was taken the last time I was in sunny Florida, to relieve the boredom of a long post. But the truck had nice looking tires on it, so I bought it. The guy I bought it from said he only used it for hunting, he probably didn't even notice the play in the steering. I took it straight to a garage in Concord and told them to go over it with a fine tooth comb, and evidently they did. It needs all these items- I was just going to patch the rust holes in the floorboard, but I went ahead and ordered patch panels yesterday. It has the 300 6 cylinder in it and a 4 speed, and even after the parts and work I still have less in it than I paid for that POS Dodge.
    4 points
  4. Yep!!! You reckon, if I put masks on all of my guns it will be the cure for lead poisoning?
    4 points
  5. Don't have any handy of just the trailer. When I got it it was a run hard oil field work trailer. I put new side rails and cross members, brakes, lights and paint. I also rebushed the entire suspension (Hyster was gone by then Etnyre still provided the bushings). 8/4" white oak for the deck. It has a Braden winch (20,000 slp), 90' of 5/8 cable, mounted on the head end of the trailer. Hydraulic driven off the B75 wet line. It still shows battle scars from days in the patch. Here is a picture behind the B75 with the Sixty Caterpillar on board.
    4 points
  6. I've been wanting one for years, finally came across one that was priced right, wasn't too far away, and wasn't already sold. It came out of Minnesota and originally Oregon. It has a turbocharged 673 with a jake. I've got big dreams for this one.
    4 points
  7. The road to HELL is paved with Dollar Bill's.... Too many powerful people want to be "Living legends" The greed is beyond my comprehension. Jojo
    4 points
  8. Sad news of 1 dead and 1 critical. How could he be holding and firing a live loaded gun on a film set in 2021, with all the industry safety procedures? I read he is the producer, so he is in ultimate control and should be accountable! He ridiculed the President with joy for what, 3 years weekly on TV, what will be said of Baldwin now? Where does the buck stop here?
    3 points
  9. I took some pictures though, I'll post them when I get home.
    3 points
  10. Is this gun loaded?? YES!! Thats what I was taught before I even joined the Army... It used to be standard lesson's from Dad... and these ACTORS are just that...Actors.. Too bad that Lady lost her life due to a lack of training... jojo
    3 points
  11. All three of my children was taught by me and they still remember that there is no empty gun.And never point it at anything that you would not want to shoot.
    3 points
  12. Holy Crap... I don't get it... I learned about muzzle energy and pressure when I was in basic training for the Army. Heck we trained with blast deflectors clamped to the muzzles, and the gas pressure would operate the bolt so that another round would load.. Anyway, I'm no expert, just posting comments... Jojo
    3 points
  13. This happened about 30 years ago on a set for an American T.V. series.. The actor played a character who was a weapons specialist. the gun was loaded with blanks, just like Alec's. Unfortunately these Dummies did'nt know that the pressure coming out of the muzzle can kill you if the weapon is pointed at you in very close range. The first one years ago, He put the gun to his head and fired it. It blew a chunk of his skull into his brain. Alec, fired the gun towards the director and was close enough to cause a similar, fatal injury. Of course this is about Alec Baldwin, so here in the States, they protect Psycho Lib's.. I'm sure there is another angle to what happened and it's on the cutting room floor. Jojo
    3 points
  14. To a Yankee, that's just a repair that needs to get done.... sometime... jojo (yankee)
    3 points
  15. Supply Chain. The President stated that we should not worry about supply chain problems and back up's. He is going to give the nations transport companies permission to run the trucks at night ! I am going out right now to purchase some railroad lanterns so i will be ready. I wonder if he will let the airplanes fly at night also ???
    3 points
  16. And this is why the covid death numbers in the US are so high! We have been lied to from the beginning!
    3 points
  17. it's a "Johnny Cash" :: I got it one piece at a time RV
    3 points
  18. ok,,,, get the fuel level to about half a tank, have both valves shut off, on hook the hose at the bad valve, have the new one ready with a good dose of thread sealer on it, break the bad fitting loose then snug it back up lightly. Now get a helper and a shop vac, have the helper hold the shop vac over the fill hole tightly,,, then let suction build up for a few seconds. once this is done, keep the vac going, and swap the fitting.... the vac will suck air into the bung where the fitting goes, this will allow you to change the valve with little mess... this also works for replacing coolant sensors... jojo
    3 points
  19. My guess is the hydraulic hose to the rear axle got plugged due to its age. Inner walls penetrated some components from brake fluid during the years. It probably didn't even pass the fluid before you improved the pressure with the booster rebuild. Now the pressure is enough for the fluid to go to the cylinders but the release springs are not able to put it back. Been there a couple of times.
    2 points
  20. If the shaft in the pump isn’t turning then there’s something wrong with your tach drive and it needs either repaired or replaced
    2 points
  21. i have been on both sides of this coin. currently have 2 B models for sale un upstate ny that are very nice trucks and all i get is tire kickers or guys that want a million pics, ask a million questions then give me the run around or ill get the '' boy this comes at a bad financial time for me'' lots of dreamers out there.... on the buying and sellin end. EVERYONE wants a B model til its time to actually open their wallet and buy one or they want a perfectly runnin driving half restored truck for 5 grand. then you get the dreamers who sit on stuff and never do anything with it and let it rot. end of rant haha
    2 points
  22. by the end of the night it will be all the guns fault, and there will be fresh rounds of all guns must be banned.
    2 points
  23. I 'm building a model a ford hotrod and I want to use a coupe or roadster body. For any resemblance of a body I can afford there is more rust than metal. Rust never sleeps I can relate to your predicament Other dog.
    2 points
  24. that crack in the frame is nothing. i have repaired much worse.
    2 points
  25. I've purchased rubber sheets of various thickness off eBay for similar purposes. The latest was for the fuel tank frame mounts on the back side of the tanks. Not expensive and easily trimmed for what you'd need to do.
    2 points
  26. ...and I don't think the owner was trying to "put one over on me" at all, I think he's a straight up guy. Unlike the kid I bought the Dodge from, I think he saw me coming. I doubt that Dodge just started doing that, I think he knew it, but he never mentioned it, and that's why he wanted to get rid of it. But Ford guy said he would put the new battery in, before I even asked him to, and he told me about the power steering leak and that he didn't use the rear gas tank because it leaked when you filled it all the way up. He had never even looked into what was leaking he said, he just never used it. So here's a girl in a shopping cart - He just added fluid to the power steering periodically, just like I was intending to do. It wasn't like it was pouring fluid out, it was pretty much just a drip. I didn't know it wouldn't pass inspection like that. I didn't know the rusted floor wouldn't pass either, he had floor mats, or an old mud flap or something over it.
    2 points
  27. dad passed away 6-27-2020 from kidney failure at 90 years old. someone in the E.R. while he was in there had corona, so he was listed as corona death. mom saw that on the death certificate and had kittens. called the police chief, AND sheriff and had it changed to kidney failure due to old age.
    2 points
  28. Ford 300 6 one of best motors they ever made. They were used in a lot of airport "tugs" and I would bet a lot of them are still going. Also a lot of other industrial uses...that is before Ford lost their collective minds and gave a lot of business away.
    2 points
  29. The Alberta government recently reported a 14 YO boy as the youngest person to die from "complications due to COVID" in the province. He had stage 4 brain cancer and was tested for COVID 2 days before he died. After his family went public stating that he did NOT die from COVID but from brain cancer, the government retracted their previous statement and said that "New" information was discovered and that the death was unlikely due to COVID. And they wonder why so many don't believe a thing they are telling us. The infection and death rates have been fudged from the very beginning to make this out to be MUCH more than it really is. In this case, the question is, "why would they even TEST someone for COVID that has brain cancer so advanced that they died 2 days later??. I think the answer is obvious
    2 points
  30. 10-4 on that Brocky...But when you buy a new pair of Vice Grips it says on the package....."Designed in USA"...and of course...made in China. Should say..."Designed in USA, in 195?)
    2 points
  31. There was an Australian movue called "Paperback Hero" staring a much younger Hugh Jackman and a R model Mack He's a road train driver in Australia Movies a chick flick but trucks pretty cool old truck pulling tripples Paul
    2 points
  32. What is amazing is this asshole talks about the brilliant moves he and his "team" are now making to break up this log jam. Bottom line the key ports on the west coast-LA/Long Beach had been operating on the same schedule prior to the economic upturn. 24/7? "No No-cant do that, right here in the Longshoreman contract". One area where Trump for sure would have kicked ass and took names and the ports would have be operating 24/7 when the log jam first appeared.
    2 points
  33. Went down to Jersey and took care of the humdrum payment and paperwork crap this afternoon so its a done deal. Got a photo circa 1996 back when she was pretty and the storage tanks were installed at the cider mill. Funny thing, 2 weeks ago when I drove past to see if this truck was still there on my way home from Gerhart's, the tanks had just been removed and were Tennessee bound. That was the first I ever found people around there to set this deal in motion.
    2 points
  34. Thank for the explanation Paul, many people consume garbage opinion shows as news and use it to shape an inaccurate world view. I assume it is not an issue that is unique to the US, but it runs rampant on the extreme ends of both our political parties. I’m sure Australia is a great place, I hope to visit it some day. Andy
    2 points
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