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  1. 9 points
    I finally got a load to Florida, so I could see my fiancee. I loaded it on Wednesday, July 3rd. and it didn't deliver in Davenport until Monday the 8th, but I left Wednesday afternoon with it. I was going to go to Best Buy or somewhere to look at cameras before I left, but she said she knew of a great camera shop near where she lives and we'd go there. I've sent 2 Nikons in a row back to Amazon, and it's nice to be able to look at a camera, try it out, see how it feels, instead of just ordering it. The guy at the camera shop was real nice and very knowledgeable about the products too. I really liked a little Sony he showed me, but it was just too small, way smaller than the little Nikon I dropped. So I was down to a Nikon B500 and a Lummox camera. I went with the lummox, it seemed right for me... Just kidding, it's a Lumix, made by Panasonic. It's a bit bigger than I wanted, it's as big as my D3300 but it's a "point and shoot", and easy to grip. Seems to take good pictures too, even "drive-bys" came out pretty good. And, it was cheaper than the Nikon I sent back. It looks like this- I took these pictures with it- this is a plane. These are reptiles. We went to the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive, or something like that. It was great, you drive this trail, it's one way, you can stop anywhere and take pictures, that's where we saw the large reptiles, and even saw one with a huge turtle in it's mouth. And it's free. I've got more pictures here- I tried the camera out on a girl in a car too. Not the best, but...the picture was actually better than this, but it was too dark. I tried to lighten it up but it made it worse, not as sharp as it was at first I saw a bird when I got home too. And, Dodge pickup update- new distributor installed, no change. A local mechanic who's a Mopar guy, has a couple of them he drag races, told me it was probably the computer. He told me to unplug it and put some of that electrical plug grease, can't remember the name of it, in the plug and see if that helps. So i'm going to try that next, the thing has about driven me crazy.
  2. 6 points
    Thanks. The hood is on. It needs some adjusting. Hitting the home stretch.
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    My late friend Wayne's 1976 Autocar
  6. 4 points
    As seen at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum.
  7. 4 points
    OK. I will take the bait. Who are the "undesirables" that need to be dismissed? We have personal politics AND political correctness? How can we have both at the same time? "Coupled with incessant blabbering about nothing, or the same thing over and over really gets annoying and dispatches participation." Boy, I am in deep because I keep talking about Mack Trucks. I better do some thinking on this...
  8. 4 points
    In reality the site is not what it used to be. Personal politics and political correctness has taken it's toll on this and many other dedicated forums. Coupled with incessant blabbering about nothing, or the same thing over and over really gets annoying and dispatches participation. Pretty much gone are the crowd whom formerly looked forward to the BMT site as a knowledge base and source of entertainment. This has been replaced by people whom only partipate when they have a problem with no desire to share in the comraderie fostered in the early days. Personal politics and political correctness dealt this and many other dedicated forums a death blow being allowed to fester like an open and untreated wound. All this is easily verfied just looking back at the membership roster for names and dates of last participation. Still a lot of nice people here whom try to add but far more solely on the take. It can be better but it needs driven that way and this includes ridding the site of undesirables. Site moderation with a set of balls hanging on em would be a great first step.
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    Just my pictures that I took at the event... I’ve also got a video of the parade coming through but it’s over 20 minutes long and I’m pretty sure I can’t put any video on here...
  11. 4 points
    Actually going to get a good degreasing douche tomorrow, (cleaned from the inside out with caustic soda) before it gets hot so I can yank the cab. This is my 74 RL797LST. The engine is the original ENDT(B)-866, and runs well. The trans is the original TRDL-107 and it's on Rockwell rears having 4.11 gears and Reyco 4 spring suspension. Believe it or not the truck has wedge brakes and they will plant you in the glass if the pedal is mashed hard. I was rebuilding this cab roof area when I ran across the 1974 R model firetruck I'd grabbed the cab from when it was being parted out so going to replace it and keep this one for parts. The floor area is really nice but the salt air of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard really ate the roof off this truck. The trans will slip under the engine on it's stand so they will stay together. After cleanup and stripping down further, I'm going to roll the chassis around back as needing room in the shop for more pressing projects. If you look close you can see the bent mirror arm on the passenger door: Just to the left of my old crane truck is my 1958 B-61ST. Started it this morning too and it runs well. Didn't shoot any video of that though. Hate to put these outside but too crowded in the shop to get anything done. Going to assemble my forklift engine this next week and get use of it back which will be a great asset. The skid steer just doesn't have the needed capacity around the shop. Think I'm going to let the sod hauling job go. I have far too many hobbies to be bothered by such trivial little things like a job.
  12. 4 points
    Big Dawg with an E9! The RD822 was produced between 1982-1990 with 233 units built.
  13. 4 points
    Good looking rig that is part of the Mack Museum Collection.
  14. 4 points
    No snow in the forecast here with 84 degrees and sunny. More than likely served the town of Perry, NY. Currently located in western Mass.
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    I was rolling through the back 40 in the big picker and dropped my grapple into a suspicious 12' mound. Yup, white gold on July 8th. My goal is to produce a snowball in October that will legally constitute Wisconsin permafrost which survived winter-to-winter. Sometime in October you'll hear me on Coast-to-coast, sipping Moxie at 3 AM, nervously explaining to George Noory, "we aren't HEADING for an ice age, George ...…."WE'RE ALREADY IN IT!!!".
  16. 3 points
    Some Australian ones that were working in the Kimberley region (north western Western Australia) notice the bunk on the back, "Star Light Motel" East Kimberley Transport trucks They sure tough old jiggers that worked hard back in the day Paul
  17. 3 points
    "Little shops" for anything are going away at an alarming rate. Dad's retire and kids don't want anything to do with the business.
  18. 3 points
    "T" is turbocharged. An ET673 is a 260 HP built between 1975-1978 with no charge air cooling. The "ENDT" a lot of us are used to was being replaced with ET, ETAZ, EC, EM, E6 and so on.
  19. 3 points
    Let's go play in the mud - be sure to bring your Autocar. 😎 JW Shaffer sent in this shot of his 1987 Autocar DK gettin' it done and bankin' some coin too. Have fun, JW. #AlwaysUp #AutocarTrucks .
  20. 3 points
    Wayne Jansson from Oz says " Come on guys, this is an Autocar".
  21. 3 points
    We have a 1974 CF Mack pirsch 100 ft ladder truck for sale we got the truck about 3 months ago and can not use it in our area because it is too big she is 37 feet long. the truck orig was owned by river forest il. she seems to be a good solid old truck with the last ladder cert in 2017. she has a 1,000 gpm waterious pump. the dept we got it from retired her in 2018 when they got a newer ladder. if anyone is interested we are asking $3,500
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  24. 2 points
    It just goes to show you don't have to be any younger or better looking to find happiness. Congratulations!!!
  25. 2 points
    I got that truck in a trade for hauling a piece of lumber machinery outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul back in '07. I tracked down the original owner and it worked cleaning up the shipyards during it's working career on the west coast. Was a transfer dump. Photos are from the original owner: And after being freshly repainted in 1977. And as I got it:
  26. 2 points
    I had a 1980 U-Model with that engine it was 283hp and Mack called it a "300" Mack 5 speed along with it did great in the city and also regional in the Midwest lots of power and not bad on fuel either I would run 125,000 gross on a five axle combination 150 mile radius of Chicago hauling scrap metal for Jack Gray Transport during the 80's very overweight but that engine/trans combo was very dependable.
  27. 2 points
    We got some ideas going on this now. Swapping ideas I "may" end up with a manually operated retractable soft top much the same as is on a factory produced convertible car. I will need to fabricate a "box, or trough" on the back of the cab for the soft top to retract and fold into, but the envision could look like a factory conversion when complete. The trough would then have an appearance vinyl cover which snapped on as did convertible cars of the 1960's. The cab being off the frame and on a rolling stand will be much easier to work with too. I have this cab which is to be replaced but still relatively complete to use as the prototype with cutting down and bracing of the "B" pillars: Might be an interesting challenge but I think I'm up for it.
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    Working on a highway construction job , you get to see some interesting things, But unlike Other Dog, I am never lucky to have the camera handy when those "girls in the car" go by. But we have had a lot of big loads go thru . And there was this hippy van with flowers , rockets and half dogs on the little mud flaps. The old half dogs.
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    I’d keep the roof off the cab, get a nice upholstered soft top that snaps on, just like street rod guys do!
  32. 2 points
    From where I sit your retirement looks like a dream. Tinker on old Mack's til the sun sets.
  33. 2 points
    The second "E" means Europe, as in confirming to European emissions instead of US emissions. For example, all the Mack-powered Renault trucks had EE engines. Australia received EA engines.
  34. 2 points
    Your granddaddy was rolling on low profiles before low profiles were hip.
  35. 2 points
    You guy's are on target with my thoughts also for used parts except I really don't need the bulldog mirrors. All my trucks are older than that style so really of no use to me. They however are used and not purchased new with the arm kits. I'll be yakking more with him but he's a driver so on the road a lot. I usually wind up sending a gift certificate to my friends whom don't like to take monies. Kinda hard to turn down it seems according to my law of averages. Thanks,
  36. 2 points
    Newbie to the site. Proud owner of a 1977 RD 600 dump. Which was (and is) my baby for 25 years at which point I got out of the trucking business and sold it to my Cousin. Now he got out of the trucking business and gave it back to me, sadly in much poorer shape than it was when he took possession of it approximately 17 years ago or so. I was anal about the work done to it the condition it was kept in and it broke my heart when I saw the shape it was in. But that said I have it back for the rest of my life anyway. Now I'm just older, broker and in no physical condition to ever work the truck again. My plans are to fix it up as much like it was when I first purchased it in 1977 as my limited finances will allow (wife says only $5.00 at a time LOL.) I have seen that parts are hard to come by now for the older models and are really expensive when you do find them so I'm hoping that maybe I can find some info from some of you fellow Dog lovers out there as to where some deals might be found. Looking forward to talk to some of you and share the love of Mack trucks.
  37. 2 points
    Actually Kamp from Mokena which is down the street a bit.
  38. 2 points
    "MACK America Great Again" Watt's logo T-Shirts now available!! Any size shipped to your door for $25!! Order yours now! http://www.wattstruckcenter.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=537&search=trump This shirt has it all...Mack Anthem with President Trump behind the wheel, F16, A10, M1A1 Tank, US Flag, Explosions and fire...it even has a bad eagle carrying an AR15! This is HUGE and your gonna love it!!
  39. 2 points
    Mack dealers in the US are very different than Australia by the sounds of it as dealers out here are only to happy to help no matter how old or difficult it may seam or at least that is my experience I reckon I could walk into any dealer and order R model rails if I had the chassis number Yes they would cost a few bob, but if we want Mack Australia to support our old junk we have gotta pay for limited stock items to be made and held Paul
  40. 2 points
    Still being used by a steel fabricator.
  41. 2 points
    Needed to mow out back of the shop so fired up old "Yella Dog" from a long nap. A bit cantankerous citing oxidized battery cables but got it done.
  42. 2 points
    Look even better, (to me) with a matching year loaded trailer on a jobsite earning it's keep. Kinda/Sorta like this 1987 R model hauling pilings when I snapped the photos: That truck is not "dolled up" for a show but rather the way it is kept, and worked. It's been down to Peoria several times on jobsites and it always looks the same. At the time of the photos the restoration was three full years old, but I understand it was a very clean truck to start with. Pride in your ride is what it's all about.
  43. 2 points
    Most of all the kids before 1965 were taught the respect of authority and themselves!!! With today's lack of discipline at the basic family level, I doubt if anybody will uphold this level of success???
  44. 2 points
    Maybe his normal steed, (Mack Granite w/MP8 engine) was in the shop again? Just a guess.
  45. 2 points
    My first 6 years driving were on a maxidyne 285hp with 5 gears, top speed of 62 mph. The tall jumps are what make the maxidyne excel. Mine had a Jake brake, which makes a huge difference for shifting. Up until these new automatic transmissions, I could outpull most trucks on the road. You are making 90%+ torque from 11-1200 rpms up. You don't need more gears, because you're always in you're powerband. The T310M maxitorque gears look like they match an 8LL pretty close, with the added benefit of having 6 (yes, six) reverse gears. You can shift through all 6 gears backing up. Mack transmissions have 3 countershafts which make them near bulletproof. Eaton's have 2. I haven't driven an em7, but I have a lot of seat time driving concrete trucks with maxidynes and maxitorques.
  46. 2 points
    Kscarbel it seems the T-234 may have been the first heavy duty Dodge truck. The front end does look like the post-war Power Wagon. By the way, built at the Warren Truck Plant, a lot trucks that were a big part of history built there.
  47. 2 points
    Sell it on ebay as Faux N.Y. Dirty Snow. Someone will definitely buy it.
  48. 2 points
    Finally got this bought was a few miles from my house been parked for 8 years Guy said he parked it because the crank was broke!! He said give me 500 bucks and get it outta here! So I loaded it up and hauled it home!! New fuel filters new batteries fired it up the next day had a bad miss sound found a bent push rod threw another 1 in and away we went never spent another dime on it Cab is 95% rust free double frame very nice shape for a 1978 bed is near perfect tires like new, even the windshield washer works!!! Bed was half full of rock too that was a bonus
  49. 2 points
    A granite hauling granite
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    What makes Colon Klapperdink (my spelling) an expert or arbiter of American history? Is his opinion worth more than anyone else's? As always, opinions are like a$$holes... I think it is fitting that Nike chose this individual to be their "face" and has cost them millions of dollars.
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