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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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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