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  1. Sometimes its good to leave the GPS off and just learn your way around still. I missed my turn with the lowboy early in the summer of 2020 and had to find a place to turn around. Otherwise I never would've driven past this lonely dog that hasn't moved since at least 2012 based on Google maps. Last registered in '07 at a closed cider mill. Planning on heading to Jersey this weekend to get the paperwork.
    7 points
  2. It’s good finally seeing the transmission sitting back where it belongs between the frame rails!! Removed it way back in 2004, then rebuilt it in 2005. It’s been stored since. Installed a brand new air shift PTO and hydraulic pump for the bed. Still waiting for my front brake parts, so no front wheels yet.
    7 points
  3. I don’t know anything about this truck,saw it at a truck show here on Long Island NY last year,she sure is sweet tho..
    7 points
  4. This 1942 Mack "FW" concrete mixer is on display at Cole's Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, ME.
    6 points
  5. Don't forget "pantieliner"
    6 points
  6. The news media has an amazing ability to take an issue that is concerning and turn it into a big problem. And because the internet offers instant knowledge, we react before we think... Sometimes I wish that newspapers were still the way of things, at least we had time to think about what we read, without jumping to conclusions... Now out of nowhere, evreyone is bad, or a racist, or whatever the new hateful phrase of the day is... anyway, I may have gone off course.... In a nutshell....... The media makes a mountain out of a molehill..... Unless the news is against a Lib/Proggresive/Commie..... Then they make a ...... molehill out of a mountain.... Jojo
    5 points
  7. Here’s a pic of my old Autocar A64b dad and I restored before he passed away. I sold it 2yrs ago I had it for 19 years I sold it because of my severe Arthritis and I could no longer keep the truck in the shape I want it instead of keeping it and rusting to ground I sold it to someone who is going to keep it going.
    5 points
  8. Big tech, social networking and the families that run the "media" have done more harm to mankind in recent years than Hitler and Stalin combined. I have never seen people so brainwashed and absolutely clueless prior to our friends in the tech sector "helping us get information".
    4 points
  9. I hope the good lord lets me stick around a while...... I wanna be one of the old timers that helped 'Me' along the way... so I can help others, even Old Timers... 😉 Jojo
    4 points
  10. Here’s some more pics of my Transtar when I had it leased to the same company I’m driving for now. These were taken back in 1995.
    4 points
  11. Not sure if I should post this but I came across some cool old trucks. Might be a bit small for this crowd but very cool just the same.
    4 points
  12. I have one too, and posted it proudly. I need to get back to workin on it. I have all new glass for it. need to get it installed...
    4 points
  13. I think Volvo is coming out with that model
    4 points
  14. It may be about a virus, it may be about your or my health, our bodies. Whatever. But I see it as political. We have had so many plagues come and go. When did they ever EVER push a shot like this? "You can't go there or do this or that without zee papers". Did that happen with smallpox? SARS? West Nile? Why now? So if it's "jus a shot" or "just go along with it, it's easier"....then what do you let in that door next? They get to do sex changes on your kids? They change voting laws? They give all of our data to the Chinese government? They decide who gets to travel or eat? I am from the Soviet Union. I saw this first hand. Start ceding a few rights and see what come next. I'm not afraid of a virus. I am afraid of misinformation and fascism. We are being lied to big time. If this were on the level, they wouldn't be using threats and misinformation on this scale
    3 points
  15. I'm not some super doctor or any of that. I just want real reasonable answers to some basic questions that people with brains should ponder: If this is the big epidemic they say it is, how is it that firing health care workers over vaccination status a viable strategy? If the vaccine works so well, why are the vaccinated so scared of everyone else and still wearing masks, which the CDC states don't even work? Why were they doing "mock drills" with an exact duplicate of this same scenario as early as 2015-2019? Such as Event 201? If the vaccine is so effective, why are the numbers so high? How much are hospitals making off this? If Fauci is such a "scientist" and "expert", why does he never attend medical or scientific events? He only attends events in which he will be recognized as a media personality. He literally has no scientific footprint. Where did the flu stats go? Why did the flu vanish in 2020? Weren't people dying of influenza every year in modern history, including this year?
    3 points
  16. untrue JOJO. masks work very good......at showing me who to avoid because they are idiots.
    3 points
  17. So F'n true,,, the masks don't work!!!!! just the fact you can breathe without a filter canister tells it all... They don't work for anything smaller than dust or fluid splatter, ie: during surgery or in some cases they work when mowing the lawn on a dry windy day to keep clippings out of youre pie hole... What also chap's my ass..... is that we are supposed to stay 6 feet apart due to air borne spread.... So why did'nt our Commie gov't tell all business' to shut of thier H.V.A.C. systems.... just a thought... Jojo
    3 points
  18. Yes old cam and new lifters is fine ! If the Cam looks usable it probably is! The problem you have there is Your working with an unknown ! And We are working with what you are telling us! In turn we are offering up the best advice according to our experiences! An over speed would constitute anything much over governed RPM !Back in the day this would happen a fare amount specially on a V8 Because these engines were so quiet! It would sneak up on ya on a down hill with the engine brake on! It Would be easy to look down at the tach and say Holy Crap!!!!! 2500 RPM 😡 Unless you got a good ear and tuned in to your unit Its sure to happen ! Very easy to do! Answer to the question Safe max RPM is Governed RPM! the engine can probably tolerate 2600 How ever Do you want to go there??
    3 points
  19. Then I cracked the valve, just enough to apply a few PSI if air pressure to the tank. Once the fuel started running out of the top of the PT pump, I shut the air off and reinstalled the pipe plug. The truck then started right up with no issues! Once I was confident my air bound issue was solved, I took the truck for another few test rides and realized I had another problem. At idle or just off idle the truck was very difficult to steer, as if the steering was bound or the power steering wasn’t working. At first I thought 500 rpm was too low of idle setting so I made a tool to adjust the idle with a brass fitting and an old screwdriver. In the meantime a friend of mine also have me the screwdriver tool he made years ago... I turned the idle up to 650 and it didn’t help at all. After talking to Stan A was well as the guys on the JustOldTrucks message board (especially Tony B.), I realized my issue may be the power steering pump. If you remember correctly I had bought a pump off of eBay to replace the original one I had. The only difference between the 2 was that the new one was rated at 1250psi and the original one was rated at 1500psi. At that time all I thought I had to do was replace the spring in the valve to increase the pressure from 1250 to 1500. So at that point I thought I had either a pressure or flow problem... I know this part will get in the weeds a bit, but I figured I would share it here just in case it might help someone else. For reference, the correct part number for the pump was V20F 1P8P 38C 6F 11, where the 8 means in ‘1P8P’ means 8gpm at 1200rpm. That correlates to 3.33gpm at 500rpm (idle). According to Sheppard’s literature, the minimum flow for their 592 steering box is 5.7gpm. But more than likely, the flow ratings given in the Sheppard specs are for the flow control valve setting not the minimum pump output at idle. At this point I started doing some research on what Vickers pumps were used on other Brockways. A few guys on FB went out of their way to get the numbers off of their pumps and I was able to put this list together... V20F 1P8P 3C 6F 11 - This appears to be the correct number for a pump on an 855 Cummins. V20F 1P9P 3C 6F 11L - This appears to be the correct number for a pump on a 671 Detroit. Left hand So it looks like the Detroit has one more gpm at 1200 rpm (8 verses 9) and is left hand rotation. Regardless, Joe D had a parts 671 Detroit motor and let me borrow the pump off of it. I removed the valve and spring from this pump and cleaned it up. At that point it dawned on me that when I swapped the valve over from the pump I bought on eBay, I used the wrong valve body. The valve body and the orifice are slightly different. In fact the 1500psi valve has ‘15’ penciled on it with a scribe. So in reality I only had 1250psi of pressure when I needed 1500psi... I was able to remove the pump from the back of the oil pump without disconnecting the lines. I was also able to remove and replace the flow control valve and spring without losing too much oil. A half hour later I was able to drive the truck out of the garage, and easily turn the steering wheel with only one hand!!! The following weekend Russ called and asked if he could stop by and visit. Once I hung up the phone I pulled the truck out of the garage and warmed it up. Right after Russ showed up we went for short ride around Daleville... I did take the truck to our Harford show and put a few miles on it driving it locally. Tommy and I also took it for a nice ride, right before the snow we got last week... And that wraps things up for now!!!
    3 points
  20. That shop looks way to organized. How can you get anything accomplished?
    3 points
  21. There is nothing wrong with PAI parts.
    3 points
  22. Photo gallery is updated! I reinstalled the exterior handles and headlight trim rings last night and got hardware to install the running lights on the roof. Progress! Photos load newest to oldest (we've come a long way, baby!) https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    3 points
  23. …and just unearthed these two pieces from their hiding places. Just a few things to do to them before they go back in. Very close to the big “stack” a truck together day!!!
    3 points
  24. My Monies on It being a BITZA built by a Retired Truck Driver... Most likely a Mack Chassis & running Gear with the Camper Body Grafted onto It.. But just a W.A.G. on My part..
    2 points
  25. Seventh injector was for burning out dpf on exhaust. This was pre def.
    2 points
  26. Holy S@!t!!! I wish we were-face to-face............ we would have a hell of a time!!! You got this!!! Jojo
    2 points
  27. The old proverbs. Follow this money. Look at it. We had to buy the cure from China. The gloves. The test equipment. The masks. This that. How stupid are we? We paid them to unleash a bio on us and now we are paying huge mark up price for their help, and most of their tests and masks are defective! WE (not them) are fools and the whole world sees it.
    2 points
  28. Ok... I read all of the previous 5-10 posts.... There is a boatload of intelligent comments, facts and figure's.... As far as inflated numbers, here is what My wife witnessed last month............. Her brother died in his sleep (napping)... his wife found him, when she went to wake him up for supper... Moving forward..... A doctor, not a coroner, said he may have had a stroke or heart attack..... So thats what the Dr. stated......... Our local Hospital system sent a Rep. She told my sister-in-law that his death was ruled as a COVID Death, she would recieve A $9000.00 check.... She said Hell no!!! he had a stroke... Anyway,,,, something to chew on...... Jojo
    2 points
  29. That is what this site if all about to learn.I know i have learned alot that i did not know or forgot.
    2 points
  30. Yup joe I didn't want to create an argument about it the opportunity arose to correct the statement here so I took it! 😇 The hundred psi statment was not an un truth just old news that had been revised!😌
    2 points
  31. Zenon Hansen was the Diamond T guy prior to going to Mack.....and he booted the Bulldog in the ass.
    2 points
  32. So just something to think on Here ! If indeed this engine had an over speed go on! These old style lifters didn't take kindly to being over speed conditions! The work face is brazed on and would shatter or crack! Personally Knowing what I have seen over the years here ! If indeed this engine got over sped and you are doing all this work , its worth the extra 500 or 1000 bucks to pull the cam and buy A SET of lifters from PAI and replace em! We just done a Cam here Sept 20th 2021 on a 88 RB . Mack parts was twice the price PAI did'nt have the cam at that point So we was stuck with the Volvo Criminalized pricing for the Cam but PAI had the new style lifters for a third less! and in this instance the lifters are the weak point! and if the truck has the old style lifters It may be a safe bet to change em! In my opinion Not worth taking a chance if your going this far! Just Sayin!
    2 points
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  34. great photos as usual dave love that R model keepem coming..bob
    2 points
  35. Yes sir I remember trading in my 237 for a 350 Thermadyne Man what a big difference you can actually go somewhere what about grunting and groaning bob
    2 points
  36. I have built 2 engines with PAI kits. the engine kit contents are better than Mack's kit... i have measured the liners, length, O.D. and I.D. with my mic's.. they were "spot-on". I mic'd the pistons, rings etc... all part's spec'd out fine... Hell, the kit's even came with new piston cooling tube's and ball's... One that I built was a '90 E-7 mechanical, the other was an '05 ASET-I...The '90 is running great after 18 months, the ASET is six months old and doin what a Mack need's to do... I will certainly use these kit's again... When you build the engine, take all of the normal measurement's on the block, and machine it as needed, ie: cutting counterbores and decking.. I also have used P.A.I. heads. 👍.. I hope that other's offer thier opinion's.. I'm not a Guru with these kit's, just have had success...and the cost is about 1/3rd less if not a bit more.. Jojo
    2 points
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