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    Ok, these are too nice to not be shared.
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    This year stars didn't line up for me to visit Tructoberfest but I could get to another show. The event took place in Europe so much closer to me. Actually the closest Mack event if look from my location. Some trucks worked in Europe in the past and than later became restored. Some others were imported from the US for hobby reasons. Also interesting that a couple of rigs came to the show from Great Britain. That's another coast of La Manche, means they had to take a ferry and make at least 300 km trip.
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    Vlad, I feel pretty lucky to even have this equipment at my disposal. The added benefit of knowing enough to run it is a real plus. I'll never claim to be a machinist, but I can turn handles well enough to make most of the things I need. I've been here 34 yrs come Jan 2020, so I've had plenty of time to learn. I've taught myself everything, including machining and many versions of welding(TIG, MIG, Plasma, brazing). When you can't afford to pay someone to do it, you learn to do it yourself.
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    *** Happy Birthday to Us! *** Autocar is 122 years old today. 🎈🎂🎁 Here's our founder, the engineer, inventor, and tech entrepreneur, Louis S. Clarke, driving Autocar No. 2. Today, this landmark of American history is in the collection of the The Henry Ford Museum. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
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    So it's got 9 good tires on it?
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    Ron Smith (39 Baby Mack) Said it needs one of everything.
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    Dennis Yaworski tracked me down and told me he had a Smith truck in his yard. An old Brockway. He said I could have it is I came for it. Granted it has partially melted into the ground, but the price is right. Mike.
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    I had a great time at the show and got to see a lot of friends and meet some new ones. I bought a "George Sprowl" lil' B which we brought to the show before taking it home. I stopped for the pickets, they went across the road once and collected together so we could pass. As went went by, they waved and thanked us. I am no fan of unions, but I felt like they were very respectful so we acted likewise. The staff and volunteers did a great job, and I look forward to the next trucktoberfest in 2021!
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    You are sure right. The reason was Dutches were purchasing new Macks in a shape of chassis and front end only, with no cab. That splitted the cost. The cabs were made locally by body shops. To me it seems those shops made a really good quality stuff. The shapes were quite complicated and artificient for a commercial vehicle part being produced not really long after the end of the war. The same kind of story is blue and cherry trucks which are NR-models and had military style open cabs when were supplied to Holland under Lend-Lease in 40's. Those cabs were not comfortable for daily use so the reason for conversion is clear. But worth to note those aftermarket cabs look way off from a simple wooden outhouse style.
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    I like most other people in this wide brown land that I come across find the US politics as fumny as all get out I got a real chuckle out of that sticker the other day when I first saw it I reckon it would be as funny as to stick it on the back of a ute or even a old F truck and cruise some of streets in some suburbs of Melbourne Just to take the piss out of the over opinionated leftards lol Paul
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    I'm using our 4'x8'(table size) Giddings and Lewis horizontal to drill the bolt pattern on my flywheel when I had to enlarge the holes. We have a 4x6 table version also. Here is the axle for my Cub Cadet lawn tractor. I rebushed the pivot pin and the two spindles with brass bushings. The axle was really worn out and I was able to buy the correct bushing right from McMaster Carr. I basically did just what I told you. Set it up with stops so I could keep the angles correct. I don't have any pictures of it on the mill, but I did use the 4x6 G/L.
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    I might beat the snow. But progress is progress🧐
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    If Fox is comfort food for stupid people then CNN, MSNBC and the rest must be the main menu for the anti American left wing gonna destroy America crowd. I hope DJC you posted that for entertainment and that is not your belief ??
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    Brocky, I was about to say those were all of Macks in Europe but in fact those were the most of the beautiful ones. And too probably the most which are in active state. There were also some American trucks of different brands overthere and to my surprize I was told they're even more scarce in Europe than Macks
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    Well took these shots today at a bog on Cape Cod (Harwich). The dump is an F-650-by the grill, a 2000-2003, and the tractor is a 1995 LNT 9000, Cummins powered. Given their ages and appearance, both very well cared for.
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    leaving late, forgot easy pass and blew fan belts on turnpike but we still made it, and managed to piss off an asshole picketer who thought he was gonna walk in front of my truck across the road and I was gonna stop for him...
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    It’s pretty small this year, the strike probably scared some people off...
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    Where our farm is in Riverhead Long Island the local code enforcement now uses drones to find violations. I have none. . . yet, but a few years ago my neighbor rototilled a design for the drones, apparently it will never go away til they plow and replant a large section.
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    How do you get fired from Swift? Come in low on your daily accident quota? Not have an internet worthy wreck? Back up incident free? Just curious.
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    Must be kin to the mcyuppie who built a big house next to our potato farm in Riverhead L.I. (been there since 1918 when grand parents started it) and whinned about the "smell, the dust and the noises 7 days a week". So to be a good neighbor I stopped growing potato's . . .and planted cabbages. Masks the smell of top soil pretty well.
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    At least it's not up side down and on fire. . .
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