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  1. I always thought it would be cool to own a C-model and it happened today. A friend of mine decided to sell his dad's old truck. They used it to haul grain to Duluth, MN back in the day, then it was converted into a motorhome. It now has a 237 with a triplex. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but the price was right.
    16 points
  2. After several set backs on the hood parts and pieces, I ended up hand hammering a 90* 3/8 lip on the bottom panel added a stiffener on the inside. I was going to have louvers on the lower panels but the guy/shop I took them to did such a lame crooked job I had to throw those panels in the scrap and start over cutting new ones. And the next closest shop that could press louvers is a long way off-so no louvers. But this is the hood I built below-did the best I could do, next stop is the finish metal work and paint. It's a Long Way to the Dogs A$$ looking through the wi
    13 points
  3. Thanks for all the insight. My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically. Love seeing all the suggestions! My new exhaust manifold is being machined as we speak...check it out!
    10 points
  4. I came back to post the end results of my work on the B75 I've been thrashing on. Mainly because some on here really wanted to see the finished product.
    9 points
  5. Well, it's been a big week for the Mack! The unexpected blessing of Thanksgiving at home, just the three of us, was that the meal was easy to clean up, and the shop was warm and dry...so in addition to a few nights work leading up to today, I was able to get some good work done tonight. -We removed the overload leaf springs and replaced the U bolts -Front brake canisters have been replaced -Tank is ready for plumbing (just waiting on my new sending unit to arrive) -Picked up new dash gauges (keeping the original speedo, replacing the other gauges that no longer worked
    9 points
  6. What is a Veteran? Whether Active Duty, Discharged, Retired or Reserve, is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the "United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including their life". THAT IS HONOR There are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that simple word. I am a Vietnam Vet, I wore dog tags, have a DD214, I served my country proudly. I'm hated by many, loved by plenty and have Zero REGRETS. John Francis Maloney (below gave his life 49 years ago so I can be here to say this. He
    9 points
  7. Here's a litte video of the truck for all those interested. Making some headway here and there, working on painting the bed currently. Pics to come.
    8 points
  8. I spent four hours today scraping grease and cleaning the rear end. She's really getting there. Hope to be painting the frame and rear this week. And...we fit up the exhaust manifold today! Installation and hopefully running her up on Wednesday. Progress!! https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    8 points
  9. The spare transmission that came with my truck had a shifter. It is still being stored by the previous owner. We retrieved it last night. It was slightly longer and didn't work, but we were able to copy the end which was in excellent condition in order to reshape my original lever. She shifts! We also built a battery box and salvaged the original fuel tank! The top of the tank was pitted and had some small holes, so (after purging) we cut a hole in the top, removing the worse of the holes. I was able to really clean out the interior, which turned out to be in surprisingly good shape. I
    7 points
  10. One view of the dogs butt and one resting
    7 points
  11. Let's just get back to doing what this site is for.....enjoying OLD Mack's and bashing Volvo. LOL
    7 points
  12. I was trained by a band of Viet Nam veteran helicopter pilots when I got out of flight school in 1987. Flew with them for years in UH-1 Hueys. I was in awe of them and what they did and the things they passed on to me. They’re all retired now, the last one in 2009 and several are no longer with us. I was in for 32 years and retired in 2019, after three deployments (2 in Afghanistan and 1 to Iraq). I ended up teaching the next generation what I knew as an instructor pilot. This was some of the guys I trained and flew with on our last deployment in 2013. (I’m second from the left btw)
    7 points
  13. I was recently privileged to have seen the Ahrens-Fox truck collection. It is owned by the HME Corporation in Wyoming Michigan. You may or may not know that HME purchased all rights to Ahrens-Fox a few years back. They now have everything- the truck collection, paper archives, all legal rights etc. Here is the truck collection which is stored in one of HME's buildings.
    5 points
  14. Selling my 72 R it’s has a ENDT 675 turbo charged no cac cooler . Five speed trans all components are original to the truck the numbers match the build sheet . Good rubber all around no retreads brakes work excellent new brake chambers and shoes are 60% no brakes on steer axle No power steering it does have air assistance steering and it works super . Also the trailer is for sale as well it is a 1955 Rodgers 30,000 lb it was originally for a single axle tractor has been modified to fit a tandem tractor is in amazing shape for its age good rubber and new wiring and led lights air lines are st
    5 points
  15. Not exactly how it works.....LOL There will be several pre-connected 2" hose lines. You pull up on a car fire, deploy a 2" line and go to work. 500 is plenty of water for a car. Especially if you mix in some foam concentrate. Or, going to a building fire, the Officer (guy in the right seat) decides to "lay in....." Truck stops at a hydrant, hydrant man gets off, grabs the end of the supply line that is laid in the rear hose bed. Throws a loop of rope over the hydrant and hollers for the driver to go. Truck takes off and heads to the address. Supply hose flakes out the back. Pull up at th
    5 points
  16. Two of equal length hoods and one with a V16 under it.
    5 points
  17. a couple months ago the troopers set outside an industrial park where all the animals were running dirt in for stocking for a winter project. just so happens to be an asphalt plant at the end of the road. troopers were there banging the dirt trucks because the guys were getting paid by the ton, and were averaging 100,000 lbs plus. and most of the trucks should not have been on the road due to major defects. anyway, i was coming out of the asphalt plant, and one of the troopers pulled me in cause they were slow, and he thought i was coming out of the dirt site. after checking
    5 points
  18. I took my clutch to the local clutch shop and surprisingly (to me and them both), they had one on the shelf. For anyone out there that has a 15" clutch with a 2" shaft, the part number is CD-15200VBS.
    5 points
  19. My brother inlaw sent me this yesterday. He was at work , in Boise, Id. , and a storm rolled in. Notice the boy and his puppy in the clouds.
    5 points
  20. Check out the video. We got her running last night: https://youtu.be/O5UkI3qt17A
    5 points
  21. I know that view, out and about on Sunday in the Black Bitch Paul
    5 points
  22. 100% new chassis. new 9 inch Detroit Locker with 4:11's, TCI Big Block Chevy 4L80E 6 speed rated for 850 h.p. power rack and pinion and 12 inch Wilwoods.
    5 points
  23. The exhaust manifold is ready to go! The fit-up was spot on. Love our team of innovative problem solvers! We'll get it installed and fire up the truck next...later this weekend perhaps. I've got the pictures sorted from newest to oldest now to make it easier to see recent progress. https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    5 points
  24. Well today was going to be the day. They needed an extra driver and asked if I wanted to do it. Then they said I could take the Superliner!! I had it fired up, went to do my pre-trip, and discovered it had a flat. So not all bad. I got a CL with an E9 500 V8. It was so nice to drive something with a throttle linkage and instant throttle response again! And to be able to turn out onto this hill at the bottom, grossing 150,000 pounds on a tandem! and UPSHIFT all the way up into 2nd gear in high range, putting a cloud of coal into the atmosphere with every upshift!!!! And surprisin
    5 points
  25. technically you have to be alive and human to vote for the US president too. but that has not stopped all those dead people and animals in detroit, chicago, and other big cities from voting.
    5 points
  26. Yip. A LOT of nose...
    4 points
  27. Over the years I've found going out of my way to make their job easier never buys me an ounce of good favor, so I quit trying. I'll be professional, but if they don't ask for something I don't offer it up, and even if they DO ask, if the regs say I'm not required to have something I'll say I don't have it. There's a big green book that gives us the rules we have to play by. Your job is to know the rules & how to bend them in your favor. Their job is to catch you breaking the rules. I've found a lot of the time they don't know the rules...they find something they THINK looks wrong, and they
    4 points
  28. I just found one of these fantastic trucks HMM6856S front runner. Drove it 110 miles home, drum spins nice and easy, the chutes work great! Everything works! VIN# says it’s 124th of the 130 made. Now just to figure out what to do with it?
    4 points
  29. Back in the ol' computer for a few minutes, Zina from Florida is still using it for work purposes so I don't get on it very much or very often. I'll see if I have any new pictures... My little monitor is in the back, all the other stuff is hers, plus she has her laptop connected to all this stuff too. Here's a girl in a car. Here's a B model dump truck. Here's another girl in another car. Here's another girl in another car with a funny little dog waving at me.
    4 points
  30. It’s alive! After ten years it started right up as soon as I bled the fuel system. I have always enjoyed getting engines running after they’ve been sitting. This engine seems very tight as the initial start wasn’t the typical smoke fest or anything, just fired up and ran good. Only blew a few dead birds and straw out of the left stack! It doesn’t build air and I didn’t have time to trace it but it must be a stuck valve blocking it off. The line coming out of the top of the compressor was getting warm so that tells me it’s restricted. I’ll take a closer look next trip down. Again any tips or tr
    4 points
  31. Last week was a wash for the Mack. We spent most of our free time winterizing summer vehicles, and doing maintenance on our daily drivers! But last night we had a big breakthrough! The crew came together and we installed our manifold and got the carburetor back on, etc.. AND???? The old girl started right up! She ran beautifully under her own power. We were able to spend time getting her into gear. Discovered some binding and couldn't get into 1st, 2nd, or reverse. Ultimately, found that the end of shift lever that meets the shifting forks was all worn and had been previously repaired (
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. On warm up put front box in gear and back in neutral, loosens everything up. terry
    4 points
  34. Just came back from paint. lite green with black fenders. 10' pick up bed mounted on an 88 GMC C 3500 chassis, early 1970's 454 with a nice power cam, Turbo 400 trans, 373:1 rear gears, will have LED gauges plus mechanical gauges, heat/air conditioning, heated bench seat, air horns, air bags in rear. Will be a nice daily driver
    4 points
  35. Paul, As I said, the guy is out straight. And in his world, he has to take advantage of opportunities when they come up. For sure I too miss his knowledge as it pertains to the global truck scene and with the end of Navistar as we know it right around the corner, that view will be that much more important. The BMT info Bot gives us good info but it is more or less press release info . Good stuff too that complements the views offered by KSC.
    4 points
  36. Thank you, and ALL Veterans, for serving! US Army, 1978-1981
    4 points
  37. Got to the polling station about 90 min ago. Still waiting in line. Snapped this pic when I arrived.
    4 points
  38. As many of you know, I am on the committee at my Fire Dept to purchase a new ladder/pumper truck. This has been a 3.5+ year project. Just shy of a year ago we awarded the contract to HME/Ahrens-Fox in Wyoming, Michigan. Many of you old timers know HME as Hendrickson Motor Equipment, and of course anyone who knows anything about trucks knows the name Ahrens-Fox, which at one time was the Rolls Royce of fire trucks. HME purchased the name a few years back. Along with the name came the AF collection of trucks (I will post pics in a separate thread), all the paper archives and all the rights and l
    3 points
  39. Well, I came off the high of my progress yesterday and landed myself right in the dog house, so to speak! 🙄 I decided on a whim at the end of a long day of work - to remove the passenger side inside door panel. The inner handle wasn't working and I thought I could investigate and remove the panel for paint. Serves me right for not doing my homework first. The last couple of truck doors I've disassembled have had all of the mechanisms attached inside the door itself, not the panel. (If I had used my head and really assessed the screw placement, I could have saved myself the headache! Hinds
    3 points
  40. That doesn't look like the hood was extended as much as a repair to the ends of the hood where the welting wore through the metal.
    3 points
  41. Found these two trucks in an upcoming auction listing in the central Ohio area. They look to be in great shape and say they have been stored inside. https://www.kaufman-auctions.com/project/details/54569
    3 points
  42. A little before and after. Starting to cool down here in central IL, going to try and get the cab painted before the weather really turns!
    3 points
  43. Bob, it’s funny how life gets in the way! I had lots of spare time when I bought mine 7 years ago. Next thing you know, I’ve got two kids and work is flat out. Tim
    3 points
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