BC Mack

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BC Mack last won the day on February 7 2017

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  1. Air compressor

    http://www.bendix.com/en/servicessupport/documentlibrary/doclib_1.jsp search for ..... d-2 open SD-01-503 16psi per full turn clockwise to lower... but I would do it in stages useful website for all Bendix info HTH BC Mack
  2. Mack Cab Over help

    that's the lower damper support.... on the V8 it is attached to a bracket on top of the compressor, yours looks like a Cummins?... I'd flip it over 180 and go looking for a couple of spare holes around the valve covers.. the damper goes sideways to the long linkage so it looks in position right now on Farmer52's photo the damper is not installed, you can see the empty elongated slot below the mount BC Mack
  3. orange foam in coolant

    trans pressure (I surmise Allison) is much higher than shop air... if that is what you were using for test.. take a coolant sample and get it tested agreed that nat gas engine oil stays light brown but so does trans atf or transynd BC Mack
  4. Ontario to start driving on the left

    The funny thing is..... Canada used to drive on the left, it followed British colonial rules, switched over to the right on Jan 1st 1922 http://www.vancouversun.com/life/week+history+switching+from+left+right+thing/11625241/story.html can you imagine the lane switching at the border crossings today if we hadn't changed..!!! BC Mack
  5. deja-vu all over again...25+ years later... PB 372 BC Mack
  6. Work boots

    I'm about to retire and since I will utilise a company boot allowance for the last time I figured I'd go all out to treat myself and buy a pair of Daytons... beats the China made Kodiaks and Walmart rubbish and since they won't be used in a hostile environment these will last forever... who the heck are Dayton? I hear you say.... been making boots since the 40's here in a small shop in Vancouver BC but sell worldwide, so stuck in their old ways of handmade logging and cycle boots that they still measure them in the same British footwear sizing number system they had back in those colonial days. Expensive, holy crap expensive, but they are made to order and custom fitted if required, and there are still stories around town from the 70's that you were barred from the bars and clubs if you were wearing a pair such was the association to bikers and fighting loggers. I got the lowest price steel toecap boot at $399cdn but the movie stars working in "Hollywood North" are reported to be good customers for the high end boots... it's now fashionable to look 'rough' I presume.... BC Mack https://www.daytonboots.com/ https://www.daytonboots.com/collections/csa-workboots/products/6-inch-64-csa-workboot
  7. Not only piston engines..... jets like water methanol too...!!!! BC Mack
  8. Well, the Germans are now manufacturing new FW190 WW2 fighters as a continuation of serial numbers at absurd prices... so why not rare automobiles by the oem or official licencees... new E-type shells have been repopped for many years, so manufacturing should not be an issue and the D was discussed in the auto media about 10 years ago as a possibility... however, if I was the owner of a priceless original D and somebody dumped another 25 on the market what would mine be worth now??? so, does it get a VIN plate or a serial number.. hmmm... how original do you want it, Lucas electrics..!!!! lucky LeMans is only 24hrs as that is all the warranty Lucas was good for..!!! BC Mack
  9. KSC... the FAA doesn't oversee military aircraft..!! military maintenance is different from civil and rarely accepted by the FAA if demobbed, though I'm sure in the 747 it would be close.... Approvals for civil aircraft would be under the aircraft manufacturer to ensure compliance when installed in a new airframe or an approved repair station and component manufacturer PMA holder to comply for installation through an STC by a DAR.... the airframe manufacturer would be involved if their approved design was altered significantly, the FAA is just there to ensure compliance to paperwork through audit, very rarely through an actual inspection, that responsibility has been unloaded over the years to the manufacturer, repairer or installer under their licences and self audit. nearly ran out aviation acronyms there..!! BC Mack
  10. Perkins Expands Range with 9 to 18-liter Engines

    KSC in my era there, they had the P6 for vehicles pre 70 and a smaller 4 cyl about 2.0 litre for just about everything else from gen sets to farm tractors.... then later they bought the Rolls Royce Eagle line to get into the semi market... IIRC good reputation then, easy to work on..... CAV pumps and injectors, pre Lucas !! can't think about market share of trucks but plant and equipment market was theirs to own.... BMC had a 3.0 litre auto engine for medium trucks and a 2.2 litre for all the London black taxis BC Mack
  11. 1947 all original Geyhound Bus

    you're right, but so are they.... one of the problems with bus conversions to RV is that most buses are monocoque with no frame, I've seen some conversions that have altered the floor to get more inside height and they wiggle as you drive them, then some try to alter door frames and add slideouts, never mind the overweight kitchens and bathrooms, some folks think they can create a house inside a bus frame using house building materials. On some models if you remove the plywood floor and drive it the structure will permanently deform. yes, vintage buses converted to an RV would be an interesting subject to discuss with RIV, I know of a few conversions brought in on an exemption but they needed a full inspection and engineers report before licencing, and if you fail it has to go back to the US where the title was previously cancelled so you are in limbo if it is not allowed back in... not worth the effort. the current process is to bring in a titled pre '71 bus with seats (exempt from fed rules), get it inspected as a commercial bus, title it, gut it, build an RV and change title... post '71 needs CMVSS confirmation from manufacturer.... buses built in Canada and directly exported to US may not qualify to be re-imported to Canada unless they were built to dual CMVSS/FMVSS standards... go figure. BC Mack
  12. 1947 all original Geyhound Bus

    Can't be imported to Canada as an RV... pre 71 'buses' are allowed by RIV (registrar of imported vehicles)... must have seats etc installed and be titled as a bus when it hits the border.. if already in Canada as an RV it is grandfathered.. if converted in the US to an RV it can be allowed in but there are only about three US converters approved by RIV and chassis must qualify for CMVSS with a letter from the manufacturer for that VIN... the DOT/TC really don't like those skoolies with woodstoves.!!! BC Mack
  13. E7 + HT740 How?!?

    yes, remove the 12 drive bolts from the "front" access hole, usually there is a cover plate on the engine side, worse case is you pull the starter.. the 40 bolts are to join the two halves of the TQ, don't go there. BC Mack
  14. E7 + HT740 How?!?

    as above... remove all the bolts from the flexplate through the aperture on the front of the bellhousing, these hold the flexplate to the torque converter... then remove the periphery bolts on the bellhousing and remove trans.... the flexplate will remain bolted to the crankshaft. on refitting, before you get too many bolts on the bellhousing, start all the ones on the flexplate, they have a habit of being a little "off" if you bolt the trans on and have no wiggle room, maybe that's why it's called a 'flex' plate. I also recommend 'transynd' synthetic, more $$$ than regular atf, runs cooler and less oil changes so it works out about the same per mile as atf.... if your tranny rebuilder guy is local ask his opinion on oil, maybe they will give you his bulk price.... I've seen some run on engine oil so check into it first. http://www.allisontransmission.com/parts-service/approved-fluids if you have a trans cooler then flush it out, the garbage from the failure may end up back in your new trans...!!! if all else fails go visit your local transit depot, they do this work all the time and could help you with advice.. though the 740 isn't in common use anymore. BC Mack
  15. doesn't say too much for their accounts dept audit and oversight.... BC Mack