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  1. 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.
    10 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
    8 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Two of equal length hoods and one with a V16 under it.
    5 points
  8. 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
  9. Yip. A LOT of nose...
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Is there any chance he and the others that got banned could get there wings back? I know they were all being pretty wild and not playing by the rules, but it seems like most of them were contributing a lot of good information, pictures, etc. This has been and continues to be a pretty wild year, that may have been the cause of some of the bad behavior? Not trying to open old wounds, or put anyone on the spot, but it seems we lost a lot of contributors with all that drama, maybe the time spent away had a calming effect. Andy
    3 points
  13. 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
  14. Looks good to me, as long as you all are happy with it thats all that matters Paul
    3 points
  15. Runs and drives good price IMO $3500 Not Mine https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/klamath-falls-1950-mack-eh-obo/7231204451.html
    3 points
  16. 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
  17. Found on CL today. Wow super clean. Not Mine. Ray https://rmn.craigslist.org/hvo/d/elgin-mack-1961-model/7222292032.html
    3 points
  18. There is a sale pending on this truck and trailer . If it does not sell tomorrow I will leave the post up if it sells I will delete the post
    3 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Newest pictures first! https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    3 points
  22. Back when my truck was still new-to-me, I was having issues with barrel nuts breaking and I hadn't figured out why. Before leaving the shipper, I did a quick walk-around and everything looked good. Tight on time (and close...but legal...on weight) I knew I had to run the big road & get past the scales before fueling. I pulled onto the scale and sat there for what seemed like an eternity waiting for the green light. It came on, and I was gone...to jump off at the next exit & grab some fuel. While fueling, I did another walk-around...and found 8 broken barrel nuts on a drive wheel...FACI
    3 points
  23. I saw this in Daytona.
    2 points
  24. You may want to add some Sound deadener / insulation to the cag, at least the firewall area and floor. THey are a hot with the engine heat in the little cab. Heat is nice here in New England but the B cabs are HOT. There is a spray in type that you can also spray color over that is a sound and heat barrier. Paul
    2 points
  25. they have lost alot of real knowledgeable people here. terry
    2 points
  26. Striped down for repainting the frame
    2 points
  27. But getting close to starting something here shop almost done .... got juice finally Wednesday... bob
    2 points
  28. And the fuel pressure should be checked under a load.
    2 points
  29. And skippy,,,, god love ya for diving right in... lol bob
    2 points
  30. Alot of newbies to the B model door disassembly make the same mistake, once you figure it out it is very simple. terry
    2 points
  31. Billy Mack gudday m8 Mack n Junk should nevr evr be used in the same sentance U could have an ol run down rusted mack .... but it can nevr B junk on the otherhand anything with Volvo on it iz junk from when its born till it goes on the scrap boat to China LOL WotSezU? cya
    2 points
  32. http://donwilbur.com/uploads/3/4/5/1/34514782/edited/1948-mack-ramp.jpg?1575419857 Found this by chance, no relation. Listed only as a 1948 Mack but is surly not. Looks like a complete B-73, L Cab and maybe a diamond in the rough. Has heavy cone axle rear. Make Offer.... www.donwilbur.com is where it is listed Located in Oregon
    2 points
  33. Looks darn near perfect and personally I like the Hammer-tone finish better the a shiny finish. Hammer-tone is factory in my 41 chevy 3/4 ton P'up
    2 points
  34. I had a car pull out in front of me leaving town. I'm barely back up to speed (car pulling away) when we meet a statey going to other way. He flips around & lights me up. 2-lane road, no shoulder...but 1-1/2 miles up the road is a big gravel lot at an intersection...so I puton my 4-ways to indicate "I see you back there and will be stopping", reduce my speed (in case he wanted around me to get the car...I know...not likely), and proceeded up to the safe place to stop. He wrote me for 62 in a 55. I asked about the car speeding off & easily pulling away from me ahead of me. He said "I ha
    2 points
  35. I found a couple of NOS markers that are identical to KD517s but sold under Napa brand name. They have rubber bases that are almost flat on the bottom to fit the L and H cab but take the regular 517 lens and cover. I'd rather have the metal bases but if I don't find any then I'll use these.
    2 points
  36. My truck has a Tu-Flo 500, I googled the part number (227326) from the tag and found highwayandheavyparts.com had one reman for $480 plus core charge so I bought it. I found one at a Mack dealer also, believe it's a new one but they wanted $1,000 for it. I got the gaskets from Barry and a water pump from John Chalmers.
    2 points
  37. Sorry a little rusty at uploading photos but this is it.
    2 points
  38. 1975 It’s a non turbo engine with a 5 speed. Air it up and give it a pull and it will run. Originally a tractor. Been thinking about selling it. Dunno, too many trucks, not enough time.
    2 points
  39. Attitude goes a long way 👍
    2 points
  40. Long hood Pete/KW got nothing on that Dog! That's an EXXL Hood!
    2 points
  41. I sure do like that truck!
    2 points
  42. The Pete looks like the Pete that was on the AHTS Facebook page recently. If yes it is a 1960 special order and 1 of the last built, it was built from factory left over parts, I think motor is 250 Cummins and 5 X 4 transmission. Facebook comments was that a deceased estate, when alive the owner wanted $40,000 and the buyer at auction said he got it for under half the $40,000 asking figure. Comment was that new owner will restore to original. Motor not running.
    2 points
  43. LOL. Kinda like the time I was running through a freezing rain and snow storm and pulled onto the plate with my truck and pony and looked at the display and it was reading 69,000 KG (152118 pounds). Legal is 63,500. The officer comes walking out with a big smile and I said "ya, I know." LOL He was cool....he knew what was going on. I said I'd shovel the snow off, but you'd have to call a plow for your parking lot. LOL
    2 points
  44. Hey friends, Thank you for indulging me here! I think I came across an interior paint solution. I am going to wait to reveal after I test it next week. So...stay tuned! My question today is about the headliner. My truck doesn't have one! Nothing - just the exposed roof. I hunted around this forum and Watts and discovered that headliner kits are available, but they are beyond what I'm willing to spend (more than I bought the entire truck for with shipping factored in). I'm wondering about creative solutions. As always, I welcome your experience and insight! Pictures com
    2 points
  45. So with a 2000 gpm pump, and only a 500 gallon tank, that gives 'em about 15 seconds to get the truck hooked up to a water source before you're pumping air? Seems like a bigger tank would've been better...but then I'm just a truck driver with no experience on or around fire trucks. Not like you have to worry about DOT running you across the portables on your way to a fire...
    1 point
  46. If it was in AZ for a long time, maybe no rust. Here in the midwest we dream of old Macks with no rust.
    1 point
  47. have a look at the facebook AHTS and the buyer has the Pete in his shed, washed up and more pictures, since my last post
    1 point
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