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About BGarofalo

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  1. I’ve been following the progress for a few years and was so excited to see its maiden voyage. Now I just need to talk the wife into going out west for a train ride....
  2. Wrong wire plugged into the reverse switch. Unplug the reverse switch and try backing up again.
  3. I’m looking for a 65k cutoff on beams. If anybody has one let me know. Thanks!
  4. That’s what I was looking for. Thanks so much! I purchased a RD822sx and couldn't remember the frame options.
  5. I remember someone had posted a chart that had various Mack models and the frame options and RBM rating. I can’t seem to find it again. Anybody have a link to it by chance?
  6. I get this complaint all the time at the shop. Typically seized anchor pins are the culprit. Anything that is putting resistance on the brake shoe from freely moving can cause this issue. In my experience rarely is the brake chamber at fault for this complaint. Back off the slack, remove the drum and remove the main spring. Try to swing the shoes over center. The shoes should swing smoothly with little resistance and the anchor pins should rotate in the bushings. Even though brake shoe kits come with new anchor pins/bushings seems like most shops just throw them in the scrap pile cause they don’t want to spend the time to replace them.
  7. I can’t help but laugh. Your telling me I’m wrong and your reasoning is because ‘a guy told you so years ago.’ It fits very well with the last post about “not believing everything you read.” I’m just trying to get the correct information out there. There are people here that are looking for an answer (me included) and I’d hate to see bad information be spread.
  8. Do you have any information on this? I disagree with parts of this statement. A type 30 roto-chamber has the same force as a standard type 30 brake chamber. Area of diaphragm in sq/in times pressure. I was under the impression the main reason behind roto chambers is packaging. Roto chambers use an elongated diaphragm which “rolls” on its self while traveling the length of its stroke. This allows a smaller overall diameter while still having a large surface are of the diaphragm. Now back to your statement, they may have more force for use on heavier axles but not do to it being a stronger chamber. It’s due to the fact that you can fit a type 36 or 50 chamber on the steer. To sum it up a t30 roto has the same force as a t30 standard. A t36 roto has the same force as a t36 standard. It’s physical size that is the difference.
  9. They are not not the best pictures but it gives you an idea. The y-pipe is under the cab and the stack mounts are identical on both sides.
  10. Great work, looks like new! It takes a lot of time to do it nice and you nailed it.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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