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  1. Well friend of mine bought a '96 RD 690P from a local town fleet. Unlike a lot of municipals, these guys washed their equipment after each snow. Truck is a EM7, 275HP, Mack 7 speed , 14,200 Front, 23,000 rears . 11:00R-24.5. Body is new Hardox. He did all the work himself except for mounting new body. I think this was a popular spec that a few area towns bought back during that timeframe. Better than anything new you could buy today IMO.
    8 points
  2. Thanks for all the insight. My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically. Love seeing all the suggestions! My new exhaust manifold is being machined as we speak...check it out!
    6 points
  3. Guys, Heard from Kevin. As suspected he has been involved in a couple of projects that have him out straight. Got the feeling he was in one of those situations where it is feast or famine. Hopefully we will get some of his observations on the bigger global picture soon. And with the Traton/Navistar news that may involve the US more than some of us would like-or maybe I should say-more than I would like. Hate to see another IUS Icon lose its identity.
    6 points
  4. Spent the day cleaning up after the paint job. So much easier with those new curtains installed. NO mess on the shop side. Worth every penny to get. Then I actually started installing a few items permanently on the cab, clearance lights, the new air horns and door items. It feels good to be able to start putting things back together again, after such a long time. Walking around it and seeing how straight it is and how good the paint came out, I’m totally amazed!! Especially, the cab back, considering how bent up and poorly repaired it was. I gotta admit, I’m very happy about it!!!
    6 points
  5. I’ve started the process of getting my Superliner ready to start and drive for the first time in over a decade. (See my first post in the introduction forum). The treadle valve and accelerator were all corroded so I’m getting that fixed before I crank it over. A couple of questions. I need a whole accelerator pedal assembly, mounting hinge as well. The part number on the back is 40B34. Anyone have a source of where to look? Second is the hardware that mounts the brake and accelerator to the floor, the holes in the floor are square and I could see remnants of clips or some sort of ins
    5 points
  6. Well that's kinda embarrassing, thought I would see if I could find the link to the end result of the weld repairs Now if you read Swishmans link the fella with buggered cast iron cylinders handle on the forum is Mammoth Now he was calling these old cylinders jugs So I tried googling "hcvc mammoth jugs" and got a unexpected result Just as well the Princess isn't watching over my shoulder as I might get a bloody good clip under the ear 😉 Turns out all the information is in Swishmans link and a word from the wise, just be careful what you punch into Googl
    5 points
  7. BH- Here is the other end of the spectrum. One of my son's pals is very active in EB community and he got a call from an ad agency that they were doing a shoot and wanted an EB with the right "patina". this guy has a beauty but he thought of my son and hooked him up with this guy. Long story short, my son said sure as long as his friend did the driving. His pal is a big guy which was fitting as you will see. I think they did 4 or 5 sessions to come up with final add. Here it is. Amazing how ad guys love using EB's- I guess they really get attention. https://www.f
    5 points
  8. Put the grillemblem on today
    5 points
  9. Call us crazy, but I think we're going to proceed with a homemade header! Stay tuned. Good news is: my husband was able to successfully repair the intake, so we're only dealing with the exhaust. We're getting creative, as this is not a restoration to "original". I'm going to do a custom wood bed, so have been able to remove brake systems that won't be necessary. Removed the driver's side fuel tank this week, it can't be saved, realistically. The passenger tank was missing when I got it. I think we'll do a custom step and/or tool box on that side. Still debating about the driver's side a
    5 points
  10. Got the tank emptied so we can start repairs - and a wire brush with Purple Power is working on the rear end!
    3 points
  11. I bought all of those items through PAI no problem. They were available through Mack also, but our PAI dealer was quicker and better priced.
    3 points
  12. looks like a lot of crack was consumed in the planning of that "thing" 😁
    3 points
  13. I’ve always wondered where this truck was, didn’t realize it’s only 40 minutes away from my house. I’d buy it if it was 10% of the asking price. https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/listing/1962-Mack-H67-5012490149
    3 points
  14. Brought it home today. Has original sales receipt and build sheets with it. My question is. What other cabs interchange with a western r700? This cabs shot. But has almost perfect aluminum doors.
    3 points
  15. And here it is. The Superliner!
    3 points
  16. I checked this thread to figure out who Biden is since local media tell he wins pre-election popularity. The actual reading made me damn laugh and I even stopped myself on putting likes on some of the posts just feeling that all is not my business. At least I don't have dogs in the fight. Wish you to have that man as a president who more cares about people who produce than who consume.
    2 points
  17. We did that kind of shaking. Hanged a tank on a pair of cargo straps, poured 10 liter of diesel in it and addad half a bin of gravel. Than shooked back-forth by hands. I had two young guys hired at the time and they did gym with the tank for 3-5 minutes a time changing each other. After 3 or 4 attemts they went to do something different and came back in an hour or so. Took them a couple of days for one tank (we made two) to get off rough rust but way not as after sandblasting. Of what I later read on here some folks attached a tank to portable cement mixer or a rear wheel of agricultural
    2 points
  18. Anyone ever seen these before it's a first for me so I decided I'd have to buy them and add to my Mack trinket collection
    2 points
  19. Used to be able to find those clip nuts in a body shop supply...... I’m assuming pedals and pedi still s are still available dealer if not lotsa wrecking yards full of them good luck and if I were you I would pull out injectors and shoot lotsa mystery oil in cylinders also pull off oil line from turbo and oil bearings and make sure it spins free.... good luck... bob
    2 points
  20. Nice to see the subject spoken of correctly: I am doing well; thanks for asking. Rob
    2 points
  21. Sorry about the glare. I can email higher resolution pictures. Mike.
    2 points
  22. 1968 Bronco Shelby GT500.
    2 points
  23. Did a scrap metal run...and the original fuel tank stayed home! We're going to repair it. 😃 -Happy Girl
    2 points
  24. Love it, and yes it is a wonderful feeling to start hanging stuff back on the cab Vlad I hear what your saying but I think if your careful after a day it is pretty safe with warmish weather Paul
    2 points
  25. The truck still didn’t run with the new pump from Mack on it.After thinking about it I changed the lines on the pump around,sure as shit when they rebuilt it they changed the suction side to the push side.Truck runs great now,will take it out on Saturday for a spin.
    2 points
  26. Show was 20-21 Sept. at Howard Trucking Fairborne OH.
    2 points
  27. Them clips that are shown are for the removable hood panels on b models. and maybe the door panels. terry
    1 point
  28. Thanks for letting us know Glad he is ok and just like the rest of us has a whole other life going on outside the forum Paul
    1 point
  29. I don't think he is the seller. Just passing along an eBay listing he found....
    1 point
  30. I drove a truck through a video back in 84 I remember they paid 75 bucks borrow a Rototiller just to have it sitting in the background ... bob
    1 point
  31. Forgot to mention,,, reason I sakes that floor panel that there mounted on came out of around an 86 R model and fit right in my 66 DM,, but the pedals were different... bob
    1 point
  32. Stopped into Utica Mack today and they set me up with an aftermarket accelerator assembly and what they said are the right fasteners for both pedals to the floor. These are a cage nut/ clip style deal, not sure if they will work looking at them but will find out when I get back to the truck. The pedal will work and it was cheap but I’m still going to keep my eyes out for an original.
    1 point
  33. This was our 1947 Mack pumper. I don't have a closeup of the scroll but our 1949 Mack pumper had the same scroll so I'm guessing that it was a standard Mack design. For the most part, New England Mack fire trucks were basic, no frills work horses. Dependability was considered more important than "bling".
    1 point
  34. Put a lid on the opening and you have a cookie jar..
    1 point
  35. well he did not get cut, so the reason for his disappearance is on him. i can not see last time logged on. he is still listed as a moderator, so his account is still active.
    1 point
  36. Still pretty damn cool.
    1 point
  37. Wow that thing is way cool definitely one of my favorite color is hideous rest of it looks real good...bob
    1 point
  38. i grew up in danbury in the 1950s.had a great childhood went to st peter's school for 8 years with wonderful faculty.sister stellarita,sister rose vincent,mrs margaret collins,sister joseph theophane,sisterarlene,sister lenore, sister benedicta and sister delecta.i went on to danbury high school and rember marty green,mr parkhurst,mr o'grady,mr manny merullo,miss minck,miss caldwell,miss lennon,who directed me in my first play,OUR TOWN.i remember when paul winchell and his dummy jerry mahoney came to town. i even remember tex and jinx.who remembers them?.and most of all the great magician bla
    1 point
  39. Right on man a lot there to work with ....:also lots there to keep you busy.... bob
    1 point
  40. Ok Thanks for the reply, have a great weekend
    1 point
  41. I never did understand why labor disputes rose to the level of killing or maiming people. That's someone who's got their priorities completely out of whack.
    1 point
  42. The hood is four pieces-two pieces riveted to make one side with one hinge down the middle. It will have some weight to it but it will weigh less than having three hinges one in the middle and one on each side. With anything like this hitting a happy medium gets tough-and sometimes leads to over thinking a problem. Because of the length at 71" and to control flex and warpage there are 5 bows underneath on each side. Those have to be there to keep hood panels straight. Louvers are 2 3/4" wide one row each side 33" long. Labor intensive it is.
    1 point
  43. I used a stick from a CH613 and it has the rubber drive in it.
    1 point
  44. I am on the second f 150 first was v-8 6 speed 3-73 rear my 2018 is a v-8 10 speed locking rear 3-73 heated seats and a lot of other stuff I don't use. The newer truck gets about 2-3 miles a gallon more than the older one. I wanted the extra cab so I ended up with short beds but if I have anything longer I use my trailer.
    1 point
  45. Here’s some more pictures. I sent the VIN off to the Mack Museum and will share the results when I hear back. When the weather gets better I will load up some batteries, look it over really good and then try and start it. Most of the videos I’ve watched on YouTube of these have the E9 mated to a 12 speed. This is a 10, does anyone else have that on here. Please share the plus’s and minuses. I’m just interested, I won’t be putting this one back to full time service so I’m my case I’ll be happy with what I have. Unless of course it’s geared really low for some reason. Thanks for looking, MG
    1 point
  46. Was having an issue with the alternator on this truck, whenever the main electric fan and the AC fan would both be on the belt would start squealing. Single wire alternator that I thought was a 63 amp and the fans together were in the neighborhood of a 50 amp draw. I picked up a 100 amp single wire and a #8 battery cable to run off it and all is well. Looked at the stamping on the side of the old alternator and it said 37 amp, that little sucker really was working hard.
    1 point
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