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  1. I think I told the story on here of taking the 90 RD in for injectors to a local shop.12 year old tech came out with a laptop. Looked under dash and asked me were do I plug in.i told him his butt .he got kinda mad.
    6 points
  2. I meant to post these photos earlier...I had the pump and injectors rebuilt at a local shop, they charged $1,100 to rebuild the pump and $500 for the injectors. Looks like they paid a lot of attention to detail and the truck seems to run well (that is, without a load on it). I painted a bunch of parts. Some of those parts installed.
    5 points
  3. Friends! Here I am! Wow, three weeks cruised by since my last post. I'm here chuckling at your remarks! The truth is several fold: 1. Spring finally arrived in Northern Vermont - which means lots and lots of projects! 2. We finally closed on some land we've been trying to purchase since October from my parents. Real estate market is booming and were literally on a six month waiting list with the lawyer for a closing! Weather is beautiful so we've been on said land - were we have a go-kart track. 3. We've been working to get our dump truck tuned up for working on our lan
    5 points
  4. Panels are in topcoat! After a long night of finishing the complex detailing and pin striping on my husband's Frieghtliner, I got reciprocity! (We're a kick-ass team, so please don't think there are any demands or hard feelings on these projects between the two of us - it all comes out in the wash). 😉 He called me this afternoon and said, "I left super early this morning so I could spray your panels before work." Well, they look AMAZING! Here's a little progress collage on the nose. Newest pictures load first: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    4 points
  5. I never understood that song, until now!
    4 points
  6. boost leak check all the hoses to the after cooler and engine
    4 points
  7. If I lost an inch, I'd be in trouble...
    3 points
  8. I have a 51 LJ , the original owner painted the truck yellow with a white top and hood, but the top of the doors ( window frame) are black, I also have a parts truck (1949) it looks to have originally been white, but it’s the same way, I found a picture of a old Howard Johnson L model and it has the black door frame, anyone know why the reason for this paint scheme in the 1940s - 50s ?
    3 points
  9. MP7 , 1000hp single VGT turbo mack 5 speed trans 👍🏁🇺🇸
    3 points
  10. My buddy(ex driver) used to say it was a Rolls Canardly. Rolls down hill fine, but can hardly make it up the other side.
    3 points
  11. Dose anyone know what thease go for? Mack truck 9114 I beleave.
    2 points
  12. I would Check that the Airline from the Compressor to the Wet Tank isn't carboned Up..
    2 points
  13. A video I made up over the last few months.
    2 points
  14. From the two pics, it could be a ‘14-20 AC. Get the SN from the top of left front frame rail to confirm. It all depends on how complete it is, and if the engine is free. Major costs to restore it are the mag, carburetor, cracked or missing engine parts, wheels (or tires - if you swap), and any cab panels you can’t restore. The Cab looks decent to start with. Parts are very scarce - pretty much from donor vehicles, so you will spend much time searching, and having new panels made. Estimating the condition from those 2 pics, and where I started, I’d say $1500+/- depending on what’s mis
    2 points
  15. Took my CDL in White Plains, NY when I was 18. Had to parallel park on a city street. Nailed it on the first try. The pre-trip inspection was the hardest. Guy was a stickler though. 1979 GMC with a 6V53 5sp with a two speed rear. Would not let me skip a single lo-hi shift, which was fine because I was proficient but I remember my DTI in the fire department telling me to disconnect the two speed switch and hide it under the seat. Like a bonehead I overshot the left turn back into the DMV parking lot and had to back up. Luckily I remembered to pull the brake, shut the motor off, get out
    2 points
  16. Glad to know ya'll are doing good... Jojo
    2 points
  17. I am happy to see your son in the shop with you I didn't get that opportunity in my youth my step dad was all about sports and I was all about anything with an engine.
    2 points
  18. Must be all the cool people were born on the 18th.
    2 points
  19. Gallery is updated! Most recent (50 pictures) load first! Off to shoot primer on these body panels... 🤩 https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    2 points
  20. I wonder if I can get "Reparations?" My family came to the U.S. in the late 1800's into the very early 1900's, from Italy, ( with Visa's and sponsorship). I hear, Cuomo is going to give "Illegals" in N.Y. $15,000 each for their stimulus.. What the hell is going on? Moths ago I posted that " I want our country back" and I was asked what I meant by that. "I could see into the future" should have been my answer... I pray for us! Real Americans. Jojo
    2 points
  21. Some more And the story in Mike Tee's words We had more than a couple of hundred just in our fleet! At that time though, I don't think there were many more in the country - as we carried a huge spares inventory, if there had been others, I'm sure they would have been around looking for spares. We got a few european Macks passing through, and helped out some of them. We did cover the whole country, firstly based near Dammam on the east coast with our original Aramco contract, then we got the job of carrying all the pipe for the trans Saudi pipeline that
    2 points
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  23. Happy birthday Udder Dawg can we share these with U https://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1345698286840_2351187.png https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/75367017.jpg cya
    2 points
  24. http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/images/a02i/E04X01.jpg
    2 points
  25. I have been making commercially available, industrial V-belt pulleys (among other things!) for a living for the last 39 years! So, this one hits close to home. "Matched" belts are cut from the same belt of raw material. So, the individual belts are as close to identical as possible. Each raw belt will be slightly different. So, 2 belts of the same number cut from different raw material could be different. Matched sets are ESSENTIAL in an application like this. There are standard V-belt groove dimensions defined by the MPTA (Mechanical Power Transmission Association). I can prob
    2 points
  26. I just noticed This ^^^^ it needs to be sorted our First.. In My opinion..
    1 point
  27. Paul, We masked it off three times for paint with some pretty complex designs and I detailed it out with vinyl. I will share pictures when it's done! 🤩
    1 point
  28. If I recall, originally a B53 would have lips on the front fenders. A B63 wouldn't. So that truck may have started as a B53 but the fenders may have been replaced. B53
    1 point
  29. Dave, it's a 15 spd(single over). Many years ago I was looking for a double over to get more road speed out of my 4.62's. Never happened, so I cut the gearing when I added the air ride. The rear actually came with 3.70's but figured I'd never use OD with the old 673 so I swapped it to 4.10's. Now I wish I had kept the 3.70's. The 237 would likely do real nice with that ratio? Right now it is 65 mph at 1800 rpm in OD. I think I could knock a few RPM out of it without hurting anything. Mike, sorry no radio or tape deck. Keith, I made sure it was plenty low enough
    1 point
  30. no. plain and simple. your ancestors came here legally, so you are not entitled to Jack sheit. well, that is not completely true. you ARE entitled to something. you are entitled to pay for reparations for all the illegals like all the rest of us legal immigrants.
    1 point
  31. Great video !! Thanks for sharing. I would probably run over the camera trying to get that perfect shot that you did.
    1 point
  32. my guess is the only thing close is the 310M.. of course, it wont be much longer before "Manual shifting is DONE" what's next????? Mirrors.... jojo
    1 point
  33. You were lucky I went to two different injection repair shops and called all over the place and I found no help on my old 673 pump and injectors. I finally tracked down Keven All and I bought good parts from him. Your truck is looking very good.
    1 point
  34. What shade of red paint are you using,looks great.
    1 point
  35. Well Im officially a dick Mike Tee sent some pics and story to go with them to share here and I ruddy well forgot so please forgive me I have a thousand excuses but the truth is I'm a useless joker at times so sorry about this From months ago Mike Tee 2 Started conversation: November 27, 2020 I'll have to send multiple emails due to file size regards Mike
    1 point
  36. Wilbur that posts here. Lean,Mean, tonnage machine
    1 point
  37. I finally got the alternator bracket straightened out, installed the radiator, hooked up temporary fuel and air start tank, etc. One question; the fan belts vibrate between the WP and crank pretty heavily at certain RPMs, even though I have them pretty tight. Will worn sheaves cause them to vibrate? Any other ideas? I don't want to throw the belts.
    1 point
  38. If it’s a single axle I think a 4.00 gear ratio is about as fast as you will find
    1 point
  39. And yes it’s pretty hard to go through all the gears when it’s empty you could probably eliminate all the first gears also there are two gears through the pattern that you completely skip on the transmission that might be most of your problem.The faster you go the easier it is ......mastering a two stick is not that easy to begin with take your time.... bob
    1 point
  40. I have great admiration for the family undertaking this project myself and have many years in the industry. Hoping our posting etiquette has not alienated the participation being looked forward to.
    1 point
  41. my bet is she epoxied the shop floor to look as good as the truck, and painted herself into a corner...........without a computer.
    1 point
  42. Probably stuck under a huge pile of chocky eggs and hot cross buns Paul
    1 point
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