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    I know some of you have some awesome Mack truck Collectibles. I would like to see them old or new this includes Die-cast trucks, Plastic model trucks, Hats, Shirts, anything that was a Mack Truck collectible or Custom made So let’s see them This is a 1/50 Mack B Tow Truck I Custom Build a couple years ago now it sits on my O Scale Layout
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    An R800 just out of the Champion shop in Queensland -
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    Dick Kemp's Mack Truck Museum was located in Hillsborough, NH. It was disbanded and auctioned after his passing. I am going to try and put all the photos I took of his trucks in this thread over time. Will start it off with Big Red which now has The Mahan Collection Foundation as its caretaker. The first picture was taken a few days in advance of the auction. The second picture is at the 2012 ATHS national show in Springfield, MA after the Mahan crew had applied some polish.
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    Car & Driver / November 30, 2019 The Dale Jarrett UPS truck was built in 2006 by Mike Ryan, a stunt-vehicle builder, in less than three weeks. His team took a 23-foot-long 1990 UPS P-800 Package Car with more than 300,000 miles on the odometer, stripped it down completely, and transformed it with a fabricated roll cage, a TRD race engine, a custom transmission, racing suspension and shocks, a roll cage and racing gauges, and a racing harness, On December 4, that truck is going up for auction online by Iron Horse Auctions, with a minimum bid of $1 and a one-week period of bidding. UPS originally formulated the ad campaign featuring the truck to promote their NASCAR sponsorship, but as it caught on with fans, there was a push for the truck to appear on the track that became a running joke. UPS then shot another commercial of Dale Jarrett agreeing to race the truck to great acclaim, and he drove it around the track at the All-Star race, his final event before retiring in 2008. .
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    Picking up a empty Container In North St.Louis earlier this week
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    i think this perfectly explains what is going to happen Bob:
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    I hav- 1. I haven't seen much lately, so I haven't taken many pictures. I did see this B-model in Fairplain, WV. I took this picture of it from the Go-Mart across the road from it. Still looks nice, the paint's faded a bit since I took this picture of it right after they restored it. And how about this?..i'm wondering, could those be real?..probably not, but then there appears to be water in the vase, and there's no reason to water artificial flowers, so I just don't know. They look nice anyway. and, today is the third anniversary of when I barely avoided a major disaster- smoking a turkey in that oven in the red circle. Almost lost everything. Here's a girl in a car, from the interweb- just because. Ordered a new computer for the Dodge and put it on, already tried everything else I could think of. Already spent about a million dollars on it, so what's $1,000,196.00 right? The ECM was only $121, but I paid the core charge and shipping, so it made the total $196. Here's a Mack mixer in McKees Rocks- Here's a girl in a car, from the interweb. Loader all ready to push snow at the Lowes store in Oakland, Md. Made hot sauce today, like I do every year. I like Texas Pete, Tabasco, and the Louisiana Hot Sauce with the yellow label- but people seem to love what I make too.
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    My new ride. My old 2013 4900 had me hating life. But going to give them another try. So far this truck has far fewer flaws and I see western Star and Detroit have made some changes and improvements. Hopefully it is a good truck this time because I really like it. Went with a smaller engine this time, in hopes it will be better for the DPF. It has a DD13 505 h.p. with 1850 torque at 975 RPM. 18 speed manual, 20,000 front and steering lift axle, 46,000 full locking rears with 4.10 ratio. Even tried a passenger bench seat this time so I can lay down when I'm sitting on site. It came with stainless panels to put on the passenger side of the dash, but not going to put those on. I get sun-blinded enough from the steering wheel. LOL. First pic is beside my buddy's twin steer tri-drive logger. The rest are from today after having the drop visor and tool box installed.
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    Here are some photos that would make great wallpaper background images for your desktops! Everybody is welcome to post your own desktop wallpaper images, also! Just make sure they are high quality photos. Instructions for grabbing a wallpaper: Click on the image below you want. Make it full size (Hover your mouse around the lower right hand corner and an expand box will appear...click it to make the photo full size). Right click on the largest size. Select "Set as Background" That's it...your done! You can change it as often as you want!
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    Kemp's Baby Mack. A Mack model ED that had spent some of its life at the Abbott Machine Shop in Wilton, NH.
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    Having issues posting pics but when I figure it out I'll post my signs
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    Had a Canadian grain hauler refer to the mass influx of middle eastern and Indian drivers as the New Canadians.
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    That NSN looks like it goes back to 1963 and was probably superseded but it looks like this should be the TM https://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-5-4930-230-10-HR.pdf This is the operators manual https://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-10-4930-236-13-and-P.pdf
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    Excellent.....looks real good...I have a lotta models but there all packed away right now we were supposed to be moving.....changed our minds. But I’m sure you will get a big response on this one ......bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My supplier sent me this from Bell Performance Fuel. here is the article Diesel Fuel Tank Corrosion: A New Culprit Bell Performance Ever since the EPA mandated the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), fueling stations and stored fuel users have been consistently reporting new cases of corrosion in their storage tanks. According to the results of the latest surveys, ethanol contamination in diesel fuel may be to blame. On June 1, 2006, the sulfur content of ULSD was reduced from 500 parts-per-million (ppm) in low sulfur diesel (LSD) to 15 ppm in ULSD. One consequence of the reduced sulfur content was the creation of a more favorable environment for microbes and bacteria to develop and thrive. This problem is in addition to other known trade-offs to ULSD like increased costs (a few cents more per gallon), 1- to 2-percent less energy, and decreased lubricity requiring the use of additives (or the addition of biodiesel). In addition, the refining process that removes the sulfur also removes high-energy aromatics, which corresponds to a 1- to 2-percent increase in fuel consumption. However, what surprised many analysts were the reported instances of accelerated corrosion in storage tanks and dispensing equipment in as little as six months. The Findings of an Independent Study In response to industry concerns about the unexplained accelerated corrosion, the Petroleum Equipment Institute surveyed the diesel fuel industry to identify the issues with systems storing and dispensing ULSD. Their survey revealed sporadic problems occurring in all regions of the country, regardless of the age of the equipment. As a result, the Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance (CDFA) was formed, which includes the American Petroleum Institute, Ford Motor Co., the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, Petroleum Equipment Institute, Petroleum Marketers Association of America, Association of American Railroads, and Steel Tank Institute. The CDFA funded an independent research project by Battelle Memorial Institute to investigate corrosion in systems storing and dispensing ULSD. The study’s conclusions were announced Sept. 5, 2012, in a 146-page report entitled, “Corrosion in Systems Storing and Dispensing Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), Hypotheses Investigation.” The Battelle study sampled six sites nationwide that reported accelerated corrosion in ULSD systems. Samples from the six sites were analyzed for the presence of a variety of contaminants and possible contributors. According to the report, among other contaminants, acetic acid was found at all sites from a variety of samples (fuel, water bottoms, vapor, and corrosion scrapings). In addition, the Battelle report stated that ethanol was unexpectedly identified and measured at five of the six sites, along with acetobacter microorganisms, in the majority of water bottom samples. The Battelle report hypothesized that the acetic acid is likely produced by acetobacter feeding on low levels of ethanol contamination. The report further identified this as the most likely cause of the corrosion. The report states, “The source of the ethanol is unknown; however, diesel fuel is often delivered in the same trucks as ethanol-blended gasoline. Also, some underground storage tanks for storing ULSD, which have been converted from gasoline tanks could have manifolded ventilation systems with gasoline tanks. Thus, it is possible that there be some cross contamination of ethanol into ULSD.” However, this hypothesis has drawn criticism from the ethanol industry. It points out that, under normal, everyday storage and handling conditions, ethanol should never come into contact with diesel fuel since ethanol is a gasoline additive. It also said that none of the six sites sampled included manifolded ventilation systems. These critics also point out that Battelle’s report drew its conclusions from a very small sample set. In addition, the Renewable Fuels Association (representing the ethanol industry) was not included in the investigation and not given an opportunity to provide feedback. It is too early to draw definitive conclusions on how ULSD tanks are being contaminated with ethanol or why accelerated corrosion occurs in some ULSD tanks while other ULSD tanks remain largely unaffected. What’s the Next Step For Diesel Users? The CDFA is currently deciding whether to move forward with further research. The Battelle report recommends additional research be focused on samples from a larger, more diverse set of underground storage tanks over a period of time. The study would sample and monitor ULSD tank systems with and without accelerated corrosion events and investigate the possible source of ethanol contamination. There continues to be many unanswered questions. More research by the industry is needed to reach a definitive conclusion. In the meantime, fueling stations and diesel users who are being impacted by this corrosion problem may need to turn to fuel stability additives like Dee-Zol Life and Dee-Zol to negate the performance issues that this problem will inevitably bring.
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    39MT is a newer permanent magnet gear reduction type starter. It is quite a bit lighter than the much older 40MT, and somewhat newer 42MT. Both of the older units are very heavy and any of the three will serve your purpose. I have three 40MT series with the heavy duty eight brush commutators and they are trouble free.
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    Nothing recent but I did have a B-42 on the inverted "Camelback" suspension back in 1977. It did ride quite well in a straight line but this one needed rebushed terrible so was sloppy in road manners and braking was very "clunky" upon initial application. I have two B-61 tractors with 34k "Camelback" which are tight and the ride would be what I'd say is comparable to the two suspensions. It is much softer, and better in ride quality than the 38k R models I currently have.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all! And to my fellow Truckers, Happy Turkey Day and THANK YOU, From the turkey on my plate to the fork we eat it with, and everything in between, over, and under. This is one household that KNOWS how it got to us. THANK YOU for the long days, cold nights, days away from home, and the unending miles. Thank YOU driver for a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. Stay SAFE and Keep On Truckin, (America needs you to , whether they know it or not.)
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    Happy Thanksgiving my American (and Canadian!) friends!
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    Nice rigs seen at the Spa 2019.
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    Only reason I bring it up is all the work they’re doing to impeach The president and real issues they simply ignore like wow man..bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Might as well feed the hand that feed you I am the same way don’t really need a whole lot but I usually order everything from Watts even though 3000 miles shipping don’t care I’ll pay it token of appreciation...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    On Topic WotSezU? cya
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    If you have not already, you could also reach out to Erv Bickford’s restoration shop in Maine. Erv had every model of early B and probably a hundred unrestored early B’s sitting around at the time of his death. Most were sold to the late Daryl Gushee, but there were probably 20 or more at his shop when I was there a few years ago. They would probably have the answer and maybe the parts. Mike.
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    Can you read the NSN, national stock number, off of the metal tag? I may be able to find the TM, manual, for the tank
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    I'll email you a guys number,he has several of the old B's and may be able to help you out,He ended up with the 3 I had.
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    Cripees U dun get many of them to the pound WotSezU? cya
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    Geez Ollie, it always works in the movies.
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    I've been working on the new frame and suspension and don’t have many pictures of the old Mack just yet, the previous owners had modified everything over several years to suit their needs and unfortunately some of that work was heavy handed gas axe type work that will prevent me from doing a restoration like I had originally planned. I don’t want to scrap or partout the truck so the new plan is to make a nice little driver/ toy hauler that I can haul one of my buggies around and have a box that gives us a place to get out of the weather. I’m in the process of cutting the hacked up firewall and floor out and gathering the material to replace them now, I’ll try to start taking a few pictures along the way and post them up here. Thanks for all the help.
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    Rolled it back onto its wheels.
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    I’d service the dryer before winter and monitor how long it goes till the oil starts showing again. Oil coating beads in the dryer neg affects their ability to saturate water. If you want a measurement take the compressor air line off the dryer and shoot it at a white piece of paper while running. See how much oil is actually coming through. Also can check fresh air supply to compressor to make sure there isn’t negative pressure causing oil to pull past the rings of the compressor.
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    yes,,,,and no the stuff,,is only sitting there for now...because i havent completely buttoned up all the side panels and the roof panels....that will be included in the finishing touches....i spoke of....plus we have a storage shed,,,we bought,,,rubbermaid plastic,,,its still in the box,,,,that will be going up outside...for lawn and garden supplys....lol....but yes i know what you mean....about growing roots...and me and the wife are both on the same page with the clutter situation....im fixing on putting 2 big work benches on one side,,,but hopefully i wont be filling both of them with temporary shit....you know what happens most of the time...people wind up stuffing thier work benches to the point where theres no place to work on anything.lol.bob
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    YOU WANT ANSWERS?? YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!! Alive and well indeed here in St. Louis. Never stopped playing with trucks, just pulled back quite a bit from the public eye. So, to answer the question, I started with Mack a couple of years ago. Had some discussions at both a dealer and corporate level about what I wanted to do. Dealer seemed completely disinterested. Mack corporate was too enamored about chasing an NFL player that had the last name of Mack but had nothing to do with the industry. We pitched a pretty cool limited edition concept but just heard crickets in return. In the end, we were certainly welcome to buy a new truck and modify it, but we were stuck with a cheap, crappy grey interior with seats that look like they belong in an AMC Gremlin, an emissions motor, no single cab side exhaust and no cab mounted deflector. Aftermarket sleeper on a daycab Pinnacle or Granite was indeed an option but really wasn't thrilling given the stark lack of enthusiasm, the complete junk grey Gremlin interior and the shop queen emissions engine. In the end, the choice to look elsewhere stemmed from it being apparent that Mack corporate had ZERO interest in this project and continued to completely ignore and disregard any ties to what is arguably the single most globally recognized Mack truck ever made. Their silence was heard and noted. As indicated in the video description, I shed no tears and looked at other options with other dealers and manufacturers. I'm extremely happy with the direction we went. Right out of the gate, our salesman Greg understood exactly what we were trying to do and he pulled his local and corporate resources and contacts in to make it happen. We are putting on the finishing touches and modifications now. We will have a lot more to follow, including roll-out of a new website about the film and the trucks. Lots of good new information for the Convoy groupies.
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    The walls are still going on but I couldn't resist backing the trailer and F-model inside just to see how it fits. 😁 About 6" to spare on the length of the trailer and more than enough height . Now to finish up the sides and hang the overhead doors.
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    It’s got a roof finally, shingles go on tomorrow. Not to bad as a solo building crew in the evenings after work. 🧐
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    It’s getting there one board at a time
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    A sharp looking Mack "RB" taking a coffee break.
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    Making progress thanks to my brother and dad for help with the heavy lifting. I got a lift rented for this weekend so progress should be a little faster.
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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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    I’m glad I live where I do, when we were putting the L on a trailer to take it to the shop all our neighbors came by disappointed asking if we were selling it, luckily all turned to smiles when we explained were taking her to put some more life into that old 707 she’s got. Only time anyone’s ever complained was the neighbors who told people to park in our lawn to visit their yard sale and tore down a sign saying no parking... long story short there was soon a Ford fire engine screaming down the road spewing black smoke as it passed their house and the next day their garbage cans were full and smelled strongly of burnt diesel... we haven’t had any issues since! The neighborhood kids still drop their jaws whenever they hear the exhaust whistle screaming and a loud rumble come their way... It’s a shame not everyone can see these things the way these kids and old folk do... I’ve never seen a smile brighter than when we pulled up beside an old man in his 50s model convertible Corvette in a 1953 Mack Firetruck! Those moments right there make everything worth it...
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    Replumb the gate air directly to your air tank with a separate old style air switch. No electronics, no nothing. Works when you want it to work.
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    Hi Everybody! If somebody needs in, for example Mack MP8 Engine Manual or other engine manuals for Mack trucks, look here - https://truckmanualshub.com/mack-truck-service-repair-manuals-pdf/ Also here are some Mack Truck Service Manual - https://www.pdfmanual4trucks.com/mack/
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    motor and transmission rebuild....
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    Mike The Reasoner W miodel is in the big Mack collection in Australia now. I got a call from the PA guy last week about parts. That was his grandfather's truck if I remember right. I have a day cab no frame, and a few odds and ends. other than the front axle and spring hangers, a few front engine mmounts and cross member, tranny mounts, the frame is the same as an LTL 1/4" thick. The NM one you are referring to also has the big add on sleeper and ran through the 80's with big Cummins power. it was for sell. There was one as a wrecker years ago on the N Cal coast and one down in San Diego but i have not seen them in years. what happened to the one in New England that the museum had? Here is mine as it is now. I just put a fifth wheel on it this past summer. it had a long truck frame and i was hoping to find either a nice drom and trailer or period correct boxes with a pull trailer. But the years were going by and I like to drive it.
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    Here's the pic it didn't attach the first time
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    Sorry about that- here are pix
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    Mike Don't sell that H613. I want to see it all fixed up and on the road again. I think that is a very very cool truck. Superdog. You own the truck and you set the price. If the market does not see it that way, then it stays with you. Only 10 of these left. That is really something
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    Added a few more to the lineup! Anyone wanna contribute...email me a high res pic and I'll add it to the post!
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