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  1. BGarofalo

    1982 Cruiseliner $3500

    Truck is in good shape. E6 with a 5 speed behind it. Engine oil cooler needs to be replaced due to oil in coolant. Trans has a pto on it. Set up as single axle with a Mack front load rear. Pretty easy to put back on the road or use it for those missing pieces for your project.
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    New switch panel

    All the switches are lit up internally. The hole in the top right is for my cell phone mount that’s not shown. The wiring is identical if you use the correct switch bodies but it is necessary to change the connectors to match. Here is the finished product after lettering. Hopefully I’ll get it mounted this weekend.
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    New switch panel

    Thanks for the kind words. To answer a few questions; no speed control because this panel is going in one of the E9 powered CL’s. I realize I used the wrong trucks panel as my example. The reason there are 3 “pto” switches is because I run a neutral lockout as well as a dual pressure pto. Unfortunately I was not able to get a factory labeled switch for those purposes so there will be decals. I should have the finished product tomorrow so it will make more sense.
  4. I thought I’d share my latest upgrade on one of my trucks. I’ve been updating the interior and decided to build my own gauge/switch panel. If your not familiar with CL’s the gauge panel is plastic and kind of cheap looking in my opinion. So I decided to modernize it a bit. Using Western Star style switches and Peterbilt style air rockers I measured up a panel design and cut it out of 3/16 aluminum. I also wanted to move all pto/dump controls from a floor mount tower to the panel as well. Im just about done now just waiting on some decals. Here is the progress to this point.
  5. If you are a diesel spec dealer. How can you do a MP8. When I called diesel spec they tel me they don’t do MP8 or Volvo D13

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    E9 manifold leak

    In some engines this is true but more often than not there is valve overlap. Meaning both intake and exhaust valves open. This is common for cooling the exhaust valves. Also heavily used in emissions engines. Ive never had luck with that cement. It looks good when it dries and you have such high hopes, but then after 2 miles it’s right back to square one.
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    Best E9 clutch

    I guess by this logic Mack engineers designed the e9 to spin rod bearings and drop valve seats on factory hp engines for some reason. Bottom line is everything breaks. If you want 2000hp do it, if you want 3hp do it.
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    1994 MR690 $4200

    Looking to sell one of my projects. I bought this with intentions of making it a flatbed truck but there is just not enough time in the day anymore. Truck has 85,000 original miles on a e7 engine. Motor is in beautiful shape. Mack 5 speed, 44k camelback (needs bushings), drives and shifts nice. Was a recycling truck in a small town. Cab is rusted in rear corners. Would like to sell whole But willing to part out if necessary. I’m looking for $4200, that’s what I have in it at this point.
  9. If you don't mind what part number did you come up with for the headlamp assembly on the new pinnacle? My dealer doesn't have a full assembly part number, only individual pieces. I'm curious if they will fit in the CH/CL hood.
  10. I have experience with these Roush propane engines and let me tell you, they are junk. I do a lot of work for propane distributors and they buy them for tax credits. One of the 2017 F550’s just got a replacement engine at 40k miles. They get about 4 miles to a gallon which equates to 150 mile range. All the guys carry a spare 100lb tank just in case. It has 2 speeds, idle and floored. Another truck had a liquid line that feeds Roush’s rail blow off going down the highway. Driver couldn’t see and the whole area was blasted with propane. Lucky there was no fire. About the only good thing is cheap fuel.
  11. That thing must destroy tires. Or maybe at every turn you wait 3 min for all 45 lift axles to come up... What kind of weight are they allowed to run?
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    CL charge air cooler

    I’ve been using Extruded tube CAC’s for my CL’s for a while. I use CGJ. https://www.cgj.com/2013/10/16/charge-air-cooler-design-differences/ Prices are reasonable and the fit has always been spot on.
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    Neutral control?

    You have a neutral lockout. You have to pick a gear on transmission to operate winch correct? If the seals are swollen or damaged from an oily air system they can stick like that.
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    Bus/truck accident in NJ.

    I live right down the road from where this happened. This was a stupid decision on the part of the bus driver. The emergency turn in the median is very large and I've seen many a cars do a uturn. I would never have expected a school bus to try that though. The company who operates the dump truck are notorious for being over weight and driving like maniacs. They cut in and out of traffic like race cars. So it was poor judgment on both ends here and a lot of kids are suffering for it. This accident really breaks my heart.

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