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  1. 28 points
    Since Covid19 has killed all the truck shows for most of the year it was time to give the old dog a bath and groom before going to sleep for the summer. As with any old dog she was dirty and dusty from just laying around, just waiting to go to a few shows. So had to take the dog to the detailer, sign on building, and get polished and waxed because things are starting to open up again cause of Covid19. Wanted to give my neighbor some much needed work. It took four days to detail, bugs actually etched into the paint, glass water etched, polish aluminum parts and wheels. Turned out a lot better than in the past and boy she was a mess.
  2. 13 points
  3. 12 points
    I haven't posted on here in a while. I've been fortunate to see a lot of work come through and have stayed busy. After getting the new tie rod ends (required putting the knuckles on a CNC and hogging out the taper about 1/16") the 56 B-42 is running strong! Here are a couple of pictures of it rigged up. It's a bit hard to see but the second picture is a couple of 1800lb white jade foo dogs I transported to a local botanical garden.
  4. 8 points
    Runs a few extra lights.
  5. 8 points
    I said to my wife I had nothing to do,she handed me a bottle of windex and a roll of paper towels and said follow me.Down the basement we go she turns and says start dusting.I started with the 2 shelves with the small ones,next will be the case with the Mack trucks,then the case with the Caterpillars,then the cranes they will be a bitch,last will be the rest of the Cats.I think I will keep my big mouth shut next time and just go out in my shop.
  6. 8 points
    Again it is important to have facts. You are only 50% correct. The republican Trump administration IS in power. However they are the least bureaucratic administration since Reagan or before. Hence the fact that the man is hellbent on the deregulation of businesses. If he were bureaucratic than he would be pressing for the typical oppressive regulation that stifled businesses for the 8 years that Obama was in office. Why is it that during Obama's tenure, that the economy failed to reach 3% GDP growth during any year of his administration? You realize that no President has had that problem dating back to before the great depression, right? I will give you the answer... the over regulation and taxation of businesses that need to succeed in order to provide paying jobs. For anyone else that want to go down the road of... "Why do companies need to make so much money?"... It is simple economics that could have been learned by paying attention to middle school math and history classes. When people complain that a company made $300 million dollars last year and that some of that money should have gone through higher taxes to support others less fortunate people, do you ever take into account that if a company wants to expand into another state and provide hundreds or thousands of new paying jobs that it might cost $1 billion or more dollars to build a new factory in that state. How does the company build new factories and create thousands of jobs if we tax the crap out of it. How does that company borrow money to build a billion dollar factory if it doesn't have the earnings power to qualify for the debt? Oh and what do we all think our pension plans and retirement accounts are invested in? If the companies don't make money how do their stock prices perform? If their stock prices don't perform how do we retire. I guess we could follow Bernie, the left and the new democratic socialist movement and we can all retire like they do in other parts of the world where socialism will provide them with bread and watered down coffee to eat while we sit in our stained white tee shirts in our worn out chair watching an old crappy TV puking crap at us about how the mother land took care of us. NO THANKS!!!!!
  7. 8 points
    MACK458 I don't know you, don't know your political preference (even based on your post I wouldn't presume to label you), and I don't know your socio-economic station in life. I do know that it is extremely important to have facts when expressing an opinion, otherwise the opinion is baseless. President Trump never stated that Covid-19 was a hoax (more on this in a moment). In fact his actions show that he thought it to be the direct opposite. He banned travel from China very quickly following the discovery that the virus had emanated from there, and that their efforts to contain it were not up to par and their disclosure of information regarding it, was less than forthcoming. He was lambasted by those who don't like him for doing so, vilifying him as a raciest. Just imagine if people kept filtering into the United States for weeks during the incubation of the virus, filling wide body jets with 350 or more passengers at a time. Clearly he didn't take it as a hoax. If you look at the data regarding China's economic dealings for PPE (personal protective equipment), strangely, they went from being a net exporter of PPE last fall, to a net importer of the same equipment by December. Why would this be? A country that typically supplies millions of units of PPE to the rest of the world is now importing the same equipment to their country, weeks before the world is hit with millions of cases of a virus, the genesis of which can be pinpointed back to China. Now the hoax. What the media has selectively declined to cover, is something called context. Yes when people gather in a room for a discussion and no one bothers when they retell the story to add the all important details of what was being implied by the discussion. It is absolutely impossible to ignore, unless you are the media of course, the context in which this was said. If you stand on the words alone, yes he was saying that Covid-19 was fake. If you edit the rest of this post in a particular way you could make it seem like I think it was a fake. When you control the delivery of information you can make the story say anything you want. Now, if you dig, you will see that the context of the conversation, given the historical media circus and impropriety of the previous administration and their proxies, that contextually President Trump was referring to Covid-19 as the next hoax that the Democrats and the media will pin on him in an attempt to disparage him. Russian collusion with the Trump campaign was a hoax (proven by the Muller Report), quid-pro-quo with Ukraine was a hoax as was proven during the impeachment trial, General Flynn's violation of the Logan Act was a hoax which is being proven as we speak with the release of documents showing that there was a concerted effort by Obama proxies Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Struck, Page, McCabe and more. Where did the referral to the Southern District of NY go with regard to Trump and the raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen's office. No where, other than Cohen going to jail for offenses unrelated to President Trump. The facts surrounding President Trump are that leftover officials, on record in various ways (text, transcripts, testimony etc) from the Obama administration, tried relentlessly to make sure he didn't get elected, and once he was they orchestrated a web of deceit to get him thrown out of offices. Hoaxes if you will. Probably the saddest part of all of it is that General Flynn, a good man who served his country for decades, was bankrupted, forced to sell his house and had his reputation ruined. Honestly other than a book deal, even with his case being thrown out, I doubt he can work again. The lesson learned here is that we don't need to personally like our President. We don't elect them to be our friend. It is akin to teacher, police officers and doctors. They aren't there to treat us with kid-gloves and tell us stories about rainbows and butterflies. They are there to do a thankless job that often includes telling us things we don't want to hear. Even if I had the opportunity to socialize with President Trump, I would not. His personality does not fit mine. I will however vote for him again as of right now. Under his leadership, the past three and a half years have seen jobs returning to the States, our country holding the rest of the world accountable for their share of the world's economic burden when it comes to relief, joint military and humanitarian assistance, record low unemployment across all backgrounds, and standing up for ourselves even when it means ruffling some feathers. If you want to believe that Covid-19 and the economics of the same are his fault, than that is your prerogative. Facts however do not support it.
  8. 7 points
    Modified and upgraded over the years. Pic from 2014. Still was looking good at Macungie last year. 1977 Brockway 760.
  9. 7 points
    I'll double post my pic from my other thread about this working Superliner I see every day up here pulling a set of B-Train possum bellies. And got a pic of my friend's Superliner truck and pup that lives up here where i am working. He is going to get it painted again, has a few battle scars now. It originally had an E6 350 but it got to the point it needed engine work and he wanted a bit more power so he put an N14 Cummins in it.
  10. 6 points
    Looking to see where this truck has ended up at? It’s a 1947 Mack LJ (gas). My grandfather owned it and we restored it. Took about 5 summers to finish. Done everything front start to finish ourselves except for the chrome work. Sold in Hamlet, NC. This is the only picture I have of it, but who ever purchased it probably got a book with several pictures of the restoration with me in them as a child/early teen. Any helps appreciated! Thanks
  11. 6 points
    The Superliner has smoked on demand since the pump was turned up along with some other stuff, bad habit but I live with it. I like to smoke a good cigar every now and then in and out of the cab, can't leave a friend smoke alone. Just found a pristine big gold dog ashtray to keep me company when I can't smoke with the RW. Had the chrome one for a while and a great companion but needed a friend to carry the ash load in a different location. Thought getting my smoking buddies together would make a good photo.
  12. 6 points
    A There was an abundance of ignorance in that post, but let me address this one. When the top1% of earners pay 39% of the income tax revenue collected, and the top 10% of earners pay 70%, common sense dictates that the groups that pay in the most will receive the biggest benefit from any taxcut. The bottom 50% paid in only 3% of the tax revenues collected. A "cut" doesn't really amount to much if you don't pay anything to begin with. As for your $3K, you could've had that withheld from your checks throughout the year. Comparing the interest-free loan you gave to the government (refund) last year vs having to write a check this year doesn't mean jack squat other than you and your employer miscalculated how much to withhold each check. Look on the actual tax forms...AGI vs Tax Due based upon that AGI. Did the tax due increase or decrease, and in what relation was that to the increase or decrease in your AGI? If your AGI went up but your tax due remained the same or declined, you got a tax cut...even if you had to write a check this year when you got a refund last year. The refund vs write a check is a question of tax due vs tax already paid, NOT an indicator of whether or not you received a tax cut. https://www.ntu.org/foundation/tax-page/who-pays-income-taxes
  13. 5 points
    1951 Mack LTL now with Cummins power replacing the original Hall Scott gasoline engine. LTL2D1452
  14. 5 points
    And then there was COLOR!!! Big bright RED!! Thanks to my Australian contributors, fully coated with Lizard Skin for sound and heat. This should be the last time the cab is on its back!! I’ll let it sit for a few days before righting it. Then on to bodywork and more RED!!
  15. 5 points
    This would have been about 67-69. I was born in 1965 and this was when we were putting a concrete driveway in at our home. I was old enough to remember my dad operating the old Ford tractor so I'd say it was more likely 68 or 69.
  16. 5 points
    This rig is in my neighborhood and it works everyday. Not a great pic but the Super is always moving!
  17. 5 points
    They should make a scale model of a pressure washer to make it easier to clean those models.
  18. 4 points
    As for the pants at least he doesn't have them pulled down around his butt hole
  19. 4 points
    Another neighborhood Super truck working in a blurry action pic.
  20. 4 points
    Ya, maybe sick or half crazy but its fun... not hurting anyone. If it weren't for the interest in working on old stuff there would be something else like, drinking, gabbling, chasing women, etc. That would have my interest, all is money and time spent. You drag race as well as I did, never get out what was put in, cost is crazy these days, but it is worth it to work on something for a week to to run it 4-6 times down the strip to work on it again. Nothing like a nice clean drag car. Belvedere: Low 9's@147 Cuda: 10.4's@128 Collecting dust, no one wants them or know how to work on them these days. 34 all steel Ford hasn't been out in years. Never washed my hand before working on anything, for 50 years, but told mechanics gloves keep things cleaner. Rages still work for me, I laugh too.
  21. 4 points
    Sorry I tried and failed to upload these progress pics last week. Everything except the side panels with the louvers now done. I intend salvaging the whole emblem from the original front. Wish me luck putting louvers into curved side panels!
  22. 4 points
    Hello J Here are some pics I took September 2006 at Hawker South Australia on our trip to Alice Springs, saw it by chance driving thru Hawker an outback town. Hawker is a very dry climate area all year round. It was an original 1964 B61, original motor, gear box and diffs and tri-axle Fruehauf (maybe 40 feet) trailer maybe 1967-68. Sold new to an inland north Queensland owner driver and the guy standing next to the front is the second owner. This owner had not changed anything on the truck and trailer. Same original paint on truck and trailer, no rust anywhere in the truck. Interior is original from new, custom paint for the original owner from Mack. Pic on right side door is original, done after first owner took it from Mack. The owner told me he did the reject jobs all around outback Sth Aust, into Western Aust and Northern Territory. Real nice guy, he was very happy to talk about his Mack, owed him zero and made money, maintenance was minimal compared to new trucks he said. And his Mack can take the pounding driving around the outback over unsealed roads. No cracks anywhere on the frame nor cab. I wrote his name and address on piece of paper but can't find it. Bull bar was a later replacement of the original bull bar. I think he bought the truck and trailer around mid 90's, from the original owner, not sure. A friend went thru Hawker last year looking for the truck, turns guy's his house burned down few years ago and he moved further into outback Sth Aust and still working his B61 and trailer.
  23. 4 points
    Here you go, the truth received_261094981740734.mp4
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Lawn Decorations at our yard, seems the Helicopters are breeding, started with 2 now got 5, Ridgeway is mutt of two breeds of some kind
  26. 3 points
    Yep 53 Twin Coach, got trailer from them also it can be seen in background behind copters, I think the 21 is cool and for a mere 75k i know where there is a KC97 tanker complete and a 97 converted to cargo that flies, as far as the Twin Coach goes I don't think there are many around and how many people in the USA have a Mig 21 in their yard ?? I figure if I'm gonna have lawn art I want something that most people don't have, ya know gotta be a little different.
  27. 3 points
    A lot of the early B's were like this, you had to pack the inner bearing with grease and the outer ran in the gear oil, just knock the middle seal out and get a inner seal to run in the oil, don't have a part number for a seal, terry
  28. 3 points
    Trump makes a proposal. Some elephants bitch and some donkeys bitch. It's too much or not enough. Obama made a proposal. Some elephants bitch and some donkeys bitch. It's too much or not enough. Trump, non-partisan...? Obama, non-partisan...? Complaints from both sides doesn't equate to good n-p leadership.
  29. 3 points
    I want to mount one on a one ton chassis and drive around like the hot dog mobile, like everything else one leads to two and then you have a yard full, worse part is there are 2 more in AZ to pickup and hopefully we will have a flying Mig 21 here soon, just not enough driveway to take a spin but do plan on running engine up just make the neighbors wonder what we are up to, more people bring their kids by to sit in the Helicopters and Grandparents too, we even had Wedding pictures taken with them, some people are strange, they all like the moving van too and it gets it's picture taken all the time, we are easy to find ask anybody in town for the place with the Helicopters and they will send you right to us.
  30. 3 points
    I can tell you that even on level ground they did not git anywhere fast
  31. 3 points
    I'd trade any new truck for a Superliner today.
  32. 3 points
    Noticed quite of few the Fords pictured were 8000's and had the badge under the "8000" that indicated "Ford diesel". I'm assuming that would have been the biggest Ford ag engine, the 7.8 at 240 HP. Can't imagine what they were like when it came to a significant grade😎
  33. 3 points
    Deep State = Career Civil Servants, most of whom never do a honest days work, but are very good at CYA.
  34. 3 points
    Thanks but don't be sad. I know that doing this to a truck may not be for a lot of guys. However If I took the, don't do it you will never get your time or money back, point of view with the other interest I have like the wife, kids, house, businesses I would not have tried at all. My Wife is still beautiful after 28 years together, Boys are not on drugs and in collage, home is a mansion, shop is finally done, great guard dogs, lot a guns, businesses built and sold. It all took a lot of time and money, stress, thinking, fun, etc. No regrets, made and lose millions and still retired without a worry except health. But why try and keep fixing, helping, caring for everything. It is all going to die, fall apart or not work over time? A lot more people have cars, boats, planes, motorcycles with very little use. Wife has little use her cars, a Benz conv, Vett conv, Maserati (piece of crap), because I have trucks. She likes them I like trucks. No one can actually use a 67 years old truck, sort of like a 67 year old man going to work everyday with 25 year old men digging ditches. Who is going to drive a 3 stick, no power steering, no A/C, no airide, no stereo, no emissions, antique work horse? How is going to write commercial insurance on this old a truck? No matter what if in an accident it would be because of the age of the truck and safety. No front brakes on the LTL they were optional back then. This is an original 50-57 LTL, parts from all those years, not a LT cab and hood on a new frame and drivetrain as most are. Just for thought if I built truck models, painted portraits, assembled puzzles, read books, etc. What would I have to do with the objects once I finished them, not much. I just have a hobby on a different scale. Thanks for the option, I just am having fun with some big old stuff that people like to look at and appreciate but few want or keep in great shape.
  35. 3 points
    Hey everyone...please welcome CT Axles as a new site supporter and BMT Advertiser! Here is a little bit about them from their website... So, if you have a need for axle repair, please call on our supporter, CT Axles first!! You can check their website out here: https://ctaxleservice.com/
  36. 3 points
    Because of all the trees. A Pup with a load of firewood.
  37. 3 points
    I traded a B30 for this B81SX last summer, finally got it arranged to get it home and the B30 delivered. Sold a CH recently to a young man in the same area and he volunteered to transport the other trucks for fuel costs.
  38. 3 points
    Liberalism is a mental defect
  39. 3 points
    Spreading the love received_261094981740734.mp4
  40. 2 points
    His motivations are complicated.... Dave’s the guy who jumps in the pool to save the drowning lady, swims over to her, and when she claw rakes him in the face like a wet, drowning, cat....He punches her, with full steam, blowing her teeth out, breaking her nose and jaw and making her permanently cross eyed due to frontal lobe brain damage....then drags her to safety.... and tells her unconscious body “Mack transmissions suck!”. I have to believe he means well and saves a few (Democrat’s) who are tough enough to survive the initial rescue attempt.
  41. 2 points
    The state lab is taking charge of the Covid19 antibody testing and not private medical. You’d be foolish to turn in your DNA signature for an examination and recording by the state. Early on they expressed a desire to study/compare genetic susceptibility to Covid. I was given an exemption when I was in fourth grade to having my fingerprints taken by the state for their “Missing Children” program. Rest of the class got it. Maybe mom and dad were hoping I’d go away on a summer vacation with the human traffickers? Glad they did. Zoom ahead 20 years co worker Dan had his friends car stolen one night. The police took Dan in for questioning because his prints were found in the car. Dan needed an alibi for the night it was stolen, he was a suspect. His 4th grade “missing child” prints were in the database.....oops. He has never committed a crime or been printed for a criminal offense. Same scenario here, you test this, your in for life and the DNA crossing system means they can track your kids off of yours. Google “police attempt to collect dna samples from ancestry DNA company 2019”.
  42. 2 points
    We got that flood problem in Mid- Michigan right now. Seems someone (State Government) did not want to lower a lake level (open a dam). Dam failed, big time. Governor Whitmer needs to look in the mirror to find who's fault this is. There are some governor's in some states right now that are showing that they could not run a one person circle jerk.
  43. 2 points
    the pictured truck most likely had a 534 gas engine and a5x4 trans.` could have been an 1160 cat
  44. 2 points
    Well great news. After beating the stuffing out of it, I got smart and removed the bendix valve from the housing. Leaving the air hoses attached and tapped the piston up through the floor. Should have done that 2 days ago. The irony is the bolts on the top of the valve were the ones I was avoiding because you can not see them. The funny part is from years of grease dripping on them and protecting them, they were little more than finger tight and actually easy to remove. The valve fell off and exposed the bottom of the piston. A couple taps and I was free.
  45. 2 points
    Hello, I have done a few of these.. It's been a while.. The Jake heads should be a 680 series.. There are spacers that go under the valve covers. The wiring comes off the aux relay in the dash and goes to the switch that you will install in the center dash panel, then to the clutch switch, and then to a micro switch on the injection pump at the throttle lever.. the late 70 models i drove, required me to hold the clutch pedal gently, or flip the dash switch off to stop engine braking while waiting at the red light. There are a lot smart people here, that can fill in the rest of the blanks..... The system is a combo, of simple electrical, and a hydraulic system that the engine provides through the jake heads.. youre rocker shafts have plugs located at the #2 and #5 oil galleries that come up through block. they will be removed and 2 little check valves will be installed there, to feed the jake heads. also, the jake reset screw lash is based on the turbo you have. Some were set to .060" and .080" based on the turbo and H.P. Text me: at 704-785-1738.. I have the engine books and will try to answer questions... Jojo.
  46. 2 points
    Congratulations and appreciation to Jim Kirkwood and Statewide Concrete Pumping who just received their brand new dual-steer Autocar ACX84 with a mounted Schwing America 46M Concrete Pump in Columbus, Ohio. All Autocar products include factory-direct technical support from our Autocar Solutions Team for life. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  47. 2 points
    The look of mid 50's trucking. Trucking in style!
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Who wants a population dependent on the government for all it's needs, ? liberals. Who wants the population hooked on drugs ? Liberals . Who hates independent thought and people who believe in freedom ? Liberals. Liberals are global and their influence is global and if you think they could not be behind this you are foolish.
  50. 2 points
    Where is this barber shop located? I could use a little trim myself.
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