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  1. Not everyday you pull up to the gas station and see a b model.
    17 points
  2. Ya'll - I have paint! Doors are done. Goal is to have the cab done by the end of this weekend. I'm one happy girl - I think the truck is, too! The rest of the truck will be this color with a white cab roof (down to the natural seam). My seat upholstery should make sense now. Anybody craving a can of Dr. Pepper with me? 🤩
    10 points
  3. We have the same type excremental wastes of human flesh in our family, (in laws) also. Extreme hypochondriacs awaiting and anticipating the next plague; and ALWAYS suffering with something. The drama is overwhelming at times, but they don't much talk to me since one of our political conversements where they were challenging and taking liberties with their guaranteed rights under the constitution. They took exception when I informed them that it is that document which guarantees your type the right to breed, which is against everyone else's constitution. With that one I thought the mother in la
    7 points
  4. Saw my first "Double-Masker" today at the supermarket. It was ahead of me in the checkout line. Came with a bonus of wearing plastic gloves, and it wiped down the pad of the credit card machine. I go through my checkout routine, and head out to the parking lot. I did like I always do when I got out the door- ripped off my face diaper. I was walking to the pickup when double masker is pushing it's cart back to the store- it yells to me "Hey you need to put your mask on!" Without hesitation I shouted back "Hey you need to MYOFB!" Groan.
    6 points
  5. So as some know I have been very sick for 10 days now, I feel like I'm never going to get better. With all of the pain and suffering that I am having, I want to talk about blessings.. The very first is my Beautiful Wife! She has been there for me In an amazing way, and even with patients... I also have a Dochsund named "Mack" who sits with me all day and keeps an eye on my, or a Paw, or his snout, you get it. My wife's employer has been amazing with support for us and is paying here 80 hrs. to stay home with me.. "Chewy.com"..... My part-time employer calls me and checks on me. He offered to
    5 points
  6. If it helps, I have no intention of getting the vaccine so I for one will certainly not be ahead of you. I get the age thing but who is the government to decide which works are "essential" which aren't?. It should start with the oldest that want it and work it's way down the the chronological ladder IMO PERIOD!!! Just another in the LONG list of things this government is doing to fracture the population into "us" and "them" by treating some people as more important that others based on their occupation. We have the most divisive and racist government I have ever seen in my 59 years. For you Am
    5 points
  7. There are too many irregularities that have yet to be explained for me to believe the "official" outcome of the election is in any way legitimate...the biggest one being how Biden underperformed with every "important" demographic group in pretty much every precinct EXCEPT for a handful of urban districts in "key" swing states...in which he overperformed by *just* enough to eek out an electoral college victory. Add to that the whole foreign interference/hacking/tabulation software issues with the electronic voting machines, the "under-the-table" ballots counted when counting was allegedly suppo
    5 points
  8. I snapped this in the afternoon on a delivery. Sorry for the glare:
    4 points
  9. I spent 32 years responding to similar "medical emergency" calls like that. It's an abuse of the system and often ties up services that could actually be needed by other people who actually have something wrong with them. Most of them lived in the projects or in Section 8 apartments. To them, the term "gainfully employed" was a foreign concept. One of my coworkers frequently referred to them as "democrats"!
    4 points
  10. Bought the 688ST as a bobtail from a buddy. It was fixing to be sold and acquire a log loader on it and set in woods. I bought quick and put a dump bed on it. Now fixing it up as I go.
    4 points
  11. The Mack trans as everyone knows is a triple countershaft design. This design splits the torque in 3 ways versus a twin countershaft in two. The Mack trans is more versatile for PTO configurations and generally a more tougher design. But if that auxiliary section has to come off for repair, it does get real pricey compared to the eaton. So whatever floats your boat is what it comes down. V
    4 points
  12. this really chaps my ASS!!! our gov't expects to spend 100's of billions of dollars on an expected 13,000 unaccompanied children at the southern border..., and bring (them) what (they) need,, While military families have to drive to food banks and gov't buildings to get assistance to eat, and keep a roof over their heads.. Mabey we need to tax the existing illegals the amount needed, (plus interest) and use that money to help our Military families.. Of course that would have such an impact on votes for Dem's that is so wide, it would be impossible to steal another Presidential election.. I st
    4 points
  13. Dave, I painted the hood last winter. The cab needs done, but I buffed it up to make it look a bit nicer to go along with the fresh paint on the hood and the new doors I put on a couple years ago. I painted the fenders about 20 yrs ago. The grille shell is almost 20 yrs old now. I bought it from Watts back when they were still "cheap". I keep it waxed up. The transmission is still an ongoing mission to replace/upgrade.
    3 points
  14. I am a design and manufacturing engineer, so I tend to look at mechanisms in a slightly different (warped?) way. The twin-countershaft design of the Eaton-Fuller is actually a super good design. The load balances very naturally between those 2 shafts. These were some of the first high-torque capacity transmissions to be developed. And, only having 1 stick was far easier to master than 2. I figure Mack HAD to come up with something to compete with the Fullers on torque capacity. And the original Maxitorque was the result. They had this new Maxi engine, and the old Mack boxes were
    3 points
  15. This is the part of that photo I wanted all to see:
    3 points
  16. Nothing much to report since the last post, I converted the exhaust back to a single stack, installed 4 new group 31 stud post batteries, and did a federal inspection to prepare it for it's return to the road next week.
    3 points
  17. First trip to near full extension. Quite windy so didn't want to go the last 12' or so. The peak of my building is almost 28' from the ground for reference. Very smooth and linear operation from either the ground station, or the basket after rewinding all six proportional control coils. I'm happy but now need to "gut" the original wiring harness(s) out of it and replace with new wire before something burns down. Everything electrical works, but a lot of insulation has been compromised or missing from exposure to the elements.
    3 points
  18. I dunno about your truck My stock standard 320 E6 will sit at 600 Celsius all day So I dunno whether your Fahrenheit or Celsius 600 C is 1100 f according to Google So dunno Paul
    3 points
  19. This topic comes up on here all the time. The opinions vary from individual to individual. About the only thing that is generally agreed on is that the Eaton-Fullers are cheaper to repair. There are a LOT more Fullers out there than Macks. Both work. Like anything else, some people have better luck with one than the other. Here's one of many discussions...
    3 points
  20. Is it me???? or do the new stylish masks look like "Nugget huggers" for your face... It's like they went to France and got all the defective male speedo's and put ear straps on them... I'm losing my mind... Jojo
    3 points
  21. "• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him. • Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America. • Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good. • It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it. • Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote. • People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. • Inflammatory rhetoric
    3 points
  22. The mother ship has been pushing their narrative since they came into the picture for obvious and not so obvious reasons. I came into the picture when Vmac2 was ending and the Etech was in full swing. These trucks were quite simple and very affordable to repair compared to what we have going on today. Those old school drivers where more in tune to their vehicles and they were able to do repairs on their vehicles which helped to decrease the cost of ownership. Then some would argue, well just get extended warranty then you should be all set, well who will pay for done time?? I have never seen s
    2 points
  23. as the guys said, us what you need. i ran a kenworth dump every now and then for 2 years with a 18 speed. when empty i only needed to use 4 gears with the 600 HP cummins under the hood. 3 and 5 high in low range, and 8 and 10 in high range.
    2 points
  24. Looks like Louiville heaven in St. Looy.
    2 points
  25. You know the old saying "When the cat's away"? Well carburetors get rebuilt on the kitchen counter around my place. This is a Zenith updraft from my portable air compressor with Continental B-427 engine and it had clogged jets and a stuck float. I should have snapped photos but after an all day soak in a methylene chloride bath, (I'm old school) it is sparking clean inside and I just rinsed it clean with hot water and put it back together: Now as far as the "Mice will play" part of that story, This guy didn't fare too well as I got his ass with poisoned peanut butter last evening:
    2 points
  26. Just because it has a 18 spd. don't mean you have to use all of them, i drove a side dump with a 18 spd. most of the time i could use the low range like a 5 spd. then use the splitter on the high range when needed. just nice to have the low range splits when you need them. terry
    2 points
  27. no sir. im here 15 years, in the center part of the county, they knock down large lots and build low income housing. it's becoming a slum,, im out in the county, but it's making its way to my house. there is a wealthy drug dealer that buys all the rundown houses near me and in Spencer, and houses his drug mules and girls... It's sad.. I hate not haveing any thing good to say. there is so much u.s. history that is being replaced with rainbow flags and BLM signs. They have removed all of the monuments, and are pushing all forms of reperations and sensitivity training... too bad they dont te
    2 points
  28. Sounds to be working the way it should ! Your observations are What I would expect The exhaust temp going up indicates to me that u have reached the point where the turbo is not producing ENOUGH air for the fuel being feed to cyls taking half a gear is the right thing to do ! if the temp climb is gradual everything is good But If the temp climb is relatively fast then you may have a boost leak! At this point you should see smoke behind you even when you have your foot right in it! Just my opinion
    2 points
  29. I run a mack 18 speed and i wish it was a eaton because the eaton shifts better and is cheaper to work on.
    2 points
  30. marjorie green was wearing one of those as she gave a tour of the fence today
    2 points
  31. That lettering will come off and all, and feather in. If you stripped the doors to bare metal ??? certain angles you'd still see it right in the metal. Most likely old lead based from that era. You won't see it after prepping it as you have. I'm wondering how the progress on this truck allows time for so many pictures ?? Think I can speak for lots of us here.....keep'm coming
    2 points
  32. That is an interesting perspective. I am a Mack guy. But, for my money, it's hard to beat an Eaton-Fuller RoadRanger transmission.
    2 points
  33. The above statement is so True! I am still working at a Mack dealer and over the last 30 /40 years I have had and seen the 18 speed Mack trans rear section off more than a few times! That being said It is something most shops aren't set up to do so we get to see the short comings more often! But viewing it from the current situation ! The Volvo people Are Trying Real Hard to Bury the Past They are making it Virtually impossible to repair the older Mack stuff They want you to By a New Mack Truck ! With All Volvo Parts! older Parts May be available But Priced out of Reach! The fuller as m
    2 points
  34. i need to get a few of them to piss off the sheeple in my life. 😁
    2 points
  35. The paint under and over the lettering definitely aged differently - really cracked. I did get it all off! Got both doors repaired (glass and Bondo) and did an initial rattle can primer this weekend. I detailed the lingering scratches with Nitro-Stan and wet sanded with 320. Doors are surprisingly silky smooth - far beyond my expectations! Oh, yeah!! Tomorrow we'll spray the high-build primer and I'll be back to wet sanding on Tuesday. Wednesday we're spraying top coat. Things are feeling pretty real! Today I also cut aluminum plates to cover the interior holes above the doors t
    2 points
  36. That was amazing thank you for sharing... bob
    2 points
  37. it all depends on what test is given, and what the settings are set at. the "quick test" is around 90% inaccurate. the "quick test" pretty much ensures a positive, no matter what or who it is performed on.. the current setting for covid as per CDC testing is usually set at 40-45%. the proper setting according to the doctor that developed the test is 15 to 20% by setting the limits so high they will read positive for pretty much anything.
    2 points
  38. Candace Owens is the cat's ass, love her.
    2 points
  39. My new wiper system. I never really liked the L model wiper system. The standard B I thought was much better and was certainly more refined. You can throttle it back so it sweeps so slowly, you don't need a intermittent. Plus, the arms park and stay parked when not in use. None of that occurs in the L cab. With that in mind, when I cut apart my cab I removed all the air supply lines from the center windshield post. Now that I'm at the point of the rebuild where things are going back together, I needed to figure out what I was going to do. The search took a while, but this is what I came up wit
    2 points
  40. Okay, okay One more of the Road Boss, or maybe a different Road Boss with good load on Here's my Grandfathers EH Mack log truck that started my love affair with Macks Probably shared it here before Pretty cool old jigger in my eyes Paul
    2 points
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