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About oldspwr

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    Brockway
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    155W
  • Year
    1955
  • Other Trucks
    1946 260XW 1954 148W 1958 155W 1970 361T

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  1. oldspwr

    Overdrive October 1976 ???

    Thanks 57 bcr. The reference to the Bolus story in the Oct 76 issue was in the Sept 76 issue with this cover... The dealer was actually called "Key Brockway"
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    Overdrive October 1976 ???

    Does anybody have a copy of the October 1976 issue of Overdrive magazine? In the Sept issue, they mention there is going to be a full write up on Bolus Brockway in Scranton / Dunmore PA. Just trying to see if this story ever made the October issue. Here is a pic of the cover... Thanks, Tom
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    Brockway Truck Show

    The 16th Annual Brockway Truck show is coming up this weekend, Aug 6-9. If you are interested in coming up for one day, Saturday is the day. My Dad's truck was fortunate enough to be picked as the Truckers Choice last year so it was used for the posters and dash plaques. If you are able to attend make sure you stop by and say hello...
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    Steering Column Bearings

    Hi Freightrain... It looks like he was able to salvage the bearings from another column. But I believe you are correct, the steering wheel tightens against a spring which in turn preloads the bearing and keeps tension on it. Tom
  5. Does anyone know if steering column bearings are still available for B models? I have a friend restoring one now and he need to replace the bearings in the steering column. I believe they are called radial / thrust (or axial) bearings. Here is a pic... The ID is 1.00" and the OD is 1.665". There are no markings on the bearing. When I made a new column for my Dad's 361 Brockway, the bearings were NICE 515. They have the same ID but our OD was 2.00" Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Tom
  6. oldspwr

    1946 Brockway clutch question

    Hi Sam... I found the clutch fork you need. You can PM me for more info. I tried sending you an email through the Brockway message board, not sure if it went through. Tom
  7. oldspwr

    Brockway "Toughest Truck In The World"

    Hi guys... That is a 1954 147WL... I actually bid on that truck on eBay about 14 years ago. Here is a link that I posted over on the Brockway site last year. http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4364 At first look I would think its a 1955 or 1956 based on the 'B' on the grill guard but in the truck paper it was listed as a 1954. If you have any other questions, just let me know... As for the cab windows, it depended on the model. Some had them, some didn't. Tom
  8. oldspwr

    Southern iron...

    Hi Bigdogtrucker... Are you close to the 358 Brockway? I'm just curious what the serial number is. The (2) earliest 358's we have on record are serial numbers 64048 and 64315. You mention the 200 series dash, so is the speedometer in the middle of the dash or over the steering column? Thanks, Tom
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    1970 N358T Brockway For Sale

    I believe the truck is still available...
  10. oldspwr

    Brockway

    That truck is located near me and I don't believe it's for sale...
  11. Here is a link to some additional pictures of the Brockway prototype... http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?p=9481 In the Brockway museum, on the upper level, there are a dozen sketches displayed of this prototype that were donated by the original artist...
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    2013 ATCA National Meet, Macungie, PA

    Careful Maddog!!! I happen to know the Brockway guy who put Bondo on his fifth wheel plate!! And he may be at Macungie!! Tom
  13. Where did you get the LED's to retrofit to old incandescent lamps? I would like to convert a pair of round Signalstats...
  14. oldspwr

    Some Jersey Brockways

    Hi Mark, sorry, i only have digital copies of those ads, no hard copies... Tom
  15. Tony Masone, a good friend of the folks over on the Brockway message board, passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Tony just finished restoring a 358 Brockway in Florida and his wife Terry is asking for some help selling the truck. So I am trying to help out by posting information on the truck. Tony did a great job documenting his restoration on the Brockway message board and I have included the link below. So here is the info.... The truck is a 1970 N358T-22-70959 and has a 220 Cummins with a 5 speed trans and a 2 speed rear. Tony bought the truck in August of 2010 from Brian Mann (I believe from NJ) and here is what he started with... Here is a link to the thread when Tony bought the truck... http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2220&hilit=n358t Tony had the truck shipped to Florida and shortly after getting the truck he tore right into the truck and started his restoration. Here is a link to his restoration thread... http://www.brockwaytrucks.org/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2272&hilit=masone Besides just body and paint, Tony also added Sheppard power steering which was donated from another Brockway, a short sleeper and a flatbead. I believe his original intention was to drive it from Florida to Cortland for the annual Brockway show. He did not tie the sleeper into the cab, so it can easily be removed if desired. Here is a video of him taking it for a ride... And here are some 'finished' pics... Tony was originally asking $12,500 for the truck but Terry is now asking $10,000. Tony's son, Tony Jr. will be the point of contact. His number is 321-693-8669 and his email is tmasone@gmail.com. I will also help out however possible with questions, etc...

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