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    After-my truck pretty much as it looks now
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    Before-looked about like this when I got it,except it looks like I might have put A little paint on the wheels.
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    parked at my old house in Appomattox,Va.
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    just painted the wheels and section of the chute red,white,and blue (Jobyna did,not me) and installed A new chrome stack! I bought A nice pair of Mack bulldog floormats from Watt's Mack,and told Jobyna the one on the passenger side was hers for painting those wheels...also took care of her birthday present!
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    car show at Toga,Va. 2006 Yeah,they let me in there too.Got a second place trophy. The little spots on the mixer drum are actually bits of reflector tape all over it.Looks pretty good at night.
  6. Good story,and it may be true,but it's way too long! Next time go with the condensed version...oh,it IS the condensed version? never mind then.
  7. I can't get my pictures to cooperate,so I'll tell you another story...it might belong in the nonsense category,but it's all true.This week I took A load of pipe up near Fairmont,W.V,and when I got off of I-79 and started to the job site on a very narrow road,I thought about about the $300 Mack hat story.This road was so narrow the right side tires were hanging off the pavement,and the left side tires were on the center line.Also had 20 and 25 mph curves,and I had only gone A little ways when I saw A sign saying 'CAUTION,ROAD NARROWS AHEAD" I thought they should have had A sign at first saying
  8. Barry,you're A genious! I think...wait,I haven't tried it yet,just checked back in-see ya in A bit!
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    another early photo,supporting George Bush.Taken at my old house on rt. 24 in Appomattox,Va.
  10. ...And I still haven't figured it out!...#$@%&**! it!
  11. Rats! foiled again!I need to change from bitmap to jpeg to post scanned pictures...if I can't figure out how I'd better go buy some stamps...
  12. I did it,I did it! I actually posted A picture in my gallery!Quite an acomplishment for me...now I'll get the other ones back from Teresa and work on getting them in.
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    first parade,before I painted the drum.Appomattox Railroad Festival.
  14. I'm gonna try to post the rest of the pictures this weekend,but if I can't I'm just gonna send them to Barry to post for me.Barry knows everything.And I might get some Bulldog flaps if I can afford them-got home late last night and got a phone bill,credit card,insurance,electric,and direcTV bill this week.Good thing I went ahead and ran that third trip Thursday instead of delivering Monday!
  15. Thanks guys-The truck has a 673 thermodyne in it and a quadruplex trans,I have no idea what ratio the rears are.Top speed is about 55 mph,but I suppose if I stood on it long enough I might get 57 or 58 out of it.The cab was red when I got it,but I had the fenders painted black because I liked the way they looked on Diesel Gypsy's B-61,and was going to have just the top of the hood painted black too,but it has some dents in it and I thought they would be more noticable if I did.I painted the mixer drum at home,in the yard,with rollers,brushes,and hardware store implement paint.The stripe didn't
  16. I agree totally,Automatic Mack.Horrible thing to be locked in a room,no defense at all ,while some lunatic...just makes no sense.
  17. I don't own the company I drive for or anything and I'm to stupid to make big decisions,but fortunately my truck owner and I were friends long before I started driving for him.In fact,I drove for his Grandfather first,and we're both ATHS members.We run flatbeds all over the eastern U.S. and I usually make two or three trips into Ohio A week and back to Virginia.I load out of Sharon and Pittsburgh A lot to Lynchburg,Va.and if anyone needed something moved in this area.I feel like he'd be glad to help also.If it's just parts,or something that'll fit on the trailer with a load of coils and prett
  18. Freighttrain,your video is great,I saved it on my computer and watch it again from time to time,but speaking of the "Trucks With Two Sticks" video,which is also great,Long Road Productions also has an ATHS series of videos,with no instruction,just old trucks- looking at them,talking about them,then hitting the road for a drive.They have volumes one thru seven I think,there may be another out by now,but whatever truck in particular you like,they probably have it on one of them.The website is on the 'TWO STICKS" DVD,that's where I discovered the antique truck series.I checked it out because I lo
  19. I gave Teresa Moore some Mack truck pictures to scan and send in,but she couldn't get her scanner to function properly (couldn't get it to work either) so I have no pictures in yet.I can scan them and e-mail them one at a time myself so yesterday when I went to Moneta,Va.to pick up a load of treated lumber I stopped and took some pictures of an A-40 Mack sitting in a field,and when I got back to the shop I took one of my concrete mixer to finish the roll of film.I took the film to Wal-Mart today to get it developed and their printer was out of comission too,so I can't even send those in! Somed
  20. I like the looks of the B-models and R-models too,but I drove F-models in the early 80's.The '77 model had a 300 and 5 speed and would pull 25 tons of fertilizer in a van up Christiansburg mountain (that's a bit south of Roanoke on I-81) in 4th gear.It was a bit slow taking off,but once you got'er going it had all kinds of power.But the V-8's then were just an awesome piece of equipment! We used to haul wood chips from Dillwyn to Covington,Va.and the company trucks had 237 and 300 Macks,290's and 350 Cummins,and a few 903's in them.But Al owned his truck and had a V-8 325 F-model Mack with a l
  22. pictures should be on the way-I gave Teresa Moore (who is much more knowlegable about this than I am) A stack of Mack truck pictures yesterday to send in,including the mixer.
  23. I have A 1965 B-53s concrete mixer,with the water tank in front of the mixer,up higher than the cab.It used to have the ready-mix company's sign on the front of the tank,but I sanded it and painted over it and had A big ''Mack'' decal made,with the bulldog on top,and put that where the sign used to be.I figured I needed A Mack hat with the same emblem (like Dale wears on ''King of The Hill) so one day when I loaded A load of steel in Pittsburgh going to Lynchburg,Va. instead of going down I-79 to rt.19 to Summersville,and rts.39 and 20 to 60 to 64,I decided to run 22 east out of Pittsburgh so
  24. I drive A Pete now myself-I'm not trying to start anything,but I always said A Peterbilt was like A Caterpillar engine-they're both over rated!
  25. Why would anyone-no,I'm kidding! When I first started driving in the late 70's I thought the cabover Freightliners were the sharpest looking trucks on the road.I've driven a couple of them (later model conventionals,no cabovers) and liked them just fine.
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