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  1. So a little bird just told me that Other Dog has retired. The red KW has been cleaned out, vacuumed, washed and returned to FL Moore and the keys handed in. (Were the second logbooks burned...???) I just wanted to say Congratulations to one of the biggest assh......I mean one of my best and closest friends on his retirement. Please enjoy a safe, healthy and happy life with Zina from Florida now from Virginia. You certainly deserve every good fortune that is hopefully headed your way. Thank you for being a good friend- we do not get to see each other often but I consider you family and if
    16 points
  2. I've known this dog for more than two decades. He travels the same roads I do but I have only talked to Larry one time in all these years. I've never had a camera ready when I see it and usually it's when we're going opposite directions on a two lane someplace but via a mutual driving friend I finally have picture of this daily working Superliner.
    12 points
  3. Fixed my posting issues without deleting most of my pictures by becoming a VIP member. (Thanks, Barry!!). Finished up a lot of detail work on the cab and it's now ready for the long awaited trip to get the headliner and back wall installed. I'm just waiting for the upholsterer to call back that he's ready. The whole cab is ready for mounting and hookup. Lots of hours spent getting all of those tedious things wrapped up. I was going to leave the factory heater out to have more passenger foot room, it was mounted so close to the floor you can't get your feet under it and getting at the floorboa
    10 points
  4. Hey there friends! Well, we got buried in SNOW this week in northern Vermont. My vacation week and it snowed! We had six inches on Thursday, but if finally cleared and we had a beautiful day yesterday. We spent the day working on our race track. The Freightliner is almost done - thank goodness!! So, progress on the Mack?? I'm prepping the hood panels for paint today. Thankfully they don't require repair like all of the other panels did. I also added a detail I designed and cut in vinyl under the back window. It came out exactly the way I envisioned. This coming week we'll start
    10 points
  5. Oh, and the mutual driving friend, Bruce, runs a IHC 4300 as a daily worker. This was from the Auburn ATHS show in 2005 but it still looks just as nice.
    9 points
  6. I took it back as clean as it's been since it left the showroom floor.
    8 points
  7. I put the cab on the other day, here's a video of the process.
    8 points
  8. Little "Sketchy" Lift. This thing wasn't designed to lift this much...but it did it. The frame of the trailer is made from 3" thin wall tubing. The axle is mobile home and the arches are 2" x4" x1/4" Channel. The Ibeam is 4". She bent where the front angle braces are welded to the frame. I think it tried to rack when I had to jerk on it a bit. No Fear...I will use the engine hoist to install the 6v with out the tranny. Now its time to figure out how to shoehorn the 6v53 in there. Steering box and exhaust manifold are fight for the same real-estate. Rear engine mounts will need to offse
    8 points
  9. Well after 7 months of lookin at her.... I pushed it in the shop. I hung a lawn mower gas tank with an in-line filter, like an I.V at the hospital, to feed the carb, and amazingly. it fired right up without ether.. I was happy to see the alt. and oil pressure gauge work. of course the carb gaskets are dry, so fuel leaked out. no sweat I just lowered the tank below the carb and let it clear out.. it had great throttle response... going to re-build the carb and, well.... keep going.. As you can see.. I have 3 helpers in my shop.. jojo
    7 points
  10. 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.
    6 points
  11. I'm not that kind of girl! HA! No insecurities, here - at least about my age! πŸ˜† Growing older is a privilege denied to many - and every year brings more and more opportunities to learn and grow and I'm all about that! Here's to it!!!
    6 points
  12. I had new bushings pressed into the front spring hangers for the cab pivot bar, of course the hangers didn't come out exactly square with each other once I bolted them on. I bought this handy sanding drum for my drill from McMaster Carr for $4.00, it made short work of ovalling the holes to get the bar to fit. The bar is 1" diameter, but the center tube is 1-1/8" ID so I knew there'd be much rattling going on there. I looked around for something to fill up the space, an old plastic tailpiece from a kitchen sink drain filled the bill. I slotted it on my table saw to make it small eno
    6 points
  13. 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
  14. Hello Mr.moody... With as much respect as I can Muster... The youth vote to me, doesn't mean a damn thing... todays youth has "Hands out" rather than dirty working man hands. This Is not a post to be rude to you, It;s just how I feel based on what I see when I try to employ people or when I see my customers struggle with slackass youth. Jojo
    5 points
  15. 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). πŸ˜‰ 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/
    5 points
  16. 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
  17. I've always placed a single twist into the straps on each side of the load to curtail the "singing" they do when at highway speeds. Never have knotted one myself as just throw them away when chaffed as cheap enough. I especially liked the gent made no attempt to sell you something in the video.
    4 points
  18. That's often the Dilemma. More than once I've seen the Donor Truck Morph into the Project, & the original Project become the Donor..
    4 points
  19. B63 was built from 54 to 58 and was basically a heavier specd B61. The B53 was built from 62 to 66 and was originally design to be a dump or mixer chassis, it had a deeper channel frame,some did come with the lip extensions on the fenders,but not all.
    4 points
  20. MP7 , 1000hp single VGT turbo mack 5 speed trans πŸ‘πŸπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
    4 points
  21. I never understood that song, until now!
    4 points
  22. boost leak check all the hoses to the after cooler and engine
    4 points
  23. 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
    4 points
  24. Well after a few days of testing and diagnostics, I found a hole in my air line going to my boost gauge..fixed it and now I get 30lbs of boost under full load most of the time. Did not find any other leaks after pressurizing the intake system so I left the fresh air compressor pipe/hose alone for now. Truck still feels sluggish at times so I turned to the fuel system. Replaced all fuel lines, filters, and replaced check valve. While taking the line from the tank to filter housing off I found a chunk of plastic/rubber from the inside of the fuel line stuck in the elbow. Found my problem I’
    3 points
  25. Looks like Donegal Excavation from Illinois have imported another V8 from europe..
    3 points
  26. It is my understanding that a EM7 is different than an E7 in the respect that it builds torque down low, like 1400lb. ft. at something like 1000 or 1200 rpm. I know it is best paired with a 5/6/7 speed Mack trans, mine had a Mack T2070 paired with a pair of 5.73 geared CRDPC92/CRD93 differentials. My experience with this truck is that it will not see 60mph, but when all others get stuck, it will crawl through almost anything. Its not a rocket, but it is as reliable as a bowling ball - you just cannot break them.
    3 points
  27. Congratulations!!!! Enjoy doing what you want to do.. But just do not forget your camera so we can enjoy your vacation trips with you..
    3 points
  28. god love ya,,,,amazing job....and thanks for the thanks,,,but i speak for all of us the process,,has been incredible.....and certainly all the thanks belongs to you,my friend thank you so much for taking the time to share it......all your amazing efforts,and sharing all that incredible work with our entire gang....im certain you have inspired most us,that cant get off the sofa...especially myself....hopefully ill be starting on my DM soon....garage is all ready to work in,no more excuses.again thanks so much for all the updates..lol.bob
    3 points
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  30. On Jakes I always check them by running battery voltage right to the head where the wire comes out. Then you can decide which way u need to go.
    3 points
  31. Everything said above Well done on not doing any damage The cab looks ridiculously small with out the rest of it attached, I guess it was all they had back in the day and no one new any different Paul
    3 points
  32. 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
    3 points
  33. 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
    3 points
  34. As long as you are empty just play with the main at first, then play with the compound while in 3rd or 4th in the main.. After you get the feel of them then mix them together..
    3 points
  35. 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.
    3 points
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