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grayhair last won the day on October 9 2016

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    Finally bought my first Mack a project B. Going to bring it back from the dead - one nut and bolt at a time. Looking forward to the helpful advice from other members along the way.

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  1. Notifications

    I dunno... My screen looks like this. I think the "bell" icon is notifications that someone quoted you or replied to one of your posts. The envelope icon is to initiate or review your PMs. I guess other peoples screens look different from mine for reasons I don't really understand. Hope this helps.
  2. South tx, finally joined.

    Welcome! I am selling my non-running B model which has decent cab. Located in Dallas, TX. PM me if you are interested.
  3. Pictures of the Week

    What pumpkins?
  4. BILLYT to the waterlogged courtesy phone........

    Yes, speaking of which, it is best to throw away any hair dryer in your household that doesn't have a GFCI (ALCI) in it's cord. Horrible tragic accidents have happened over the years and why have that risk in your house. Old hair dryers should be discarded. Here a reprint from the web... Appliance Leakage Circuit Interrupters explained The buttons are part of a device called an Appliance Leakage Circuit Interrupter (ALCI). All hair dryers these days have them, for good reason. Many years ago, the appliance industry received reports of hair dryers electrocuting small children in the bathtub, according to John Drengenberg, consumer safety director at UL, which develops product safety standards. “They would try to use it as a toy,” he says. When an electrical appliance that’s plugged in is immersed in water, electricity can leak out of it and shock you. Unfortunately, circuit breakers in your home react too slowly to protect against electrocution (they’re designed primarily to prevent fires). Manufacturers started outfitting hair dryers with ALCIs after UL mandated them. If the ALCI detects a change in the electrical current, it will cut power to the appliance within a few milliseconds. Related: 8 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Get an Electric Shock or Electrical Burn “We don't recommend tempting fate and trying it,” by immersing a hair dryer in water, says Drengenberg. But if you do it by accident, “it should protect you.” If the ALCI cuts off the power to your hair dryer, turn it off and unplug it. Then press the reset button and plug it back in. The test button allows you to cut off power manually. It also, as its name suggests, allows you to test that the ALCI is working. Just plug the hair dryer in, press test, and the dryer should stop working. (To get it working again, unplug it and press the reset button.) Hair dryer manufacturers recommend testing the ALCI before each time you use the device, though that might be overkill. Today, portable hair dryers without a circuit interrupter are considered hazardous and can be recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  5. The All New Mack

    Seeing the photos showing the alien rabbit-ear mirrors makes me feel a little better about my Paccar stock. Seems to me it would be an irresistible temptation to drop a loop of rope over one of those mirrors, tie the other end of the rope to a phone pole, and gun it in reverse. Or, of course, I could just not buy one of these trucks instead.
  6. Dog is Comfortable

    Dog cooling off
  7. Gray hair, I'm looking at a video of the Corpus Christi coast the weather channel guy says it's getting worse! I'm glad your folks evacuated! I was thru new Orleans after Katrina and saw Homestead and Cutler ridge a couple days after Andrew, you have to see a hurricanes aftermath to believe the power  of wind and water!

  8. Anyone here from coastal Texas???

    Thanks for your thoughts. My daughter lives in Corpus Christi. She and her husband and dog left town early this morning for higher ground in Laredo. My brother also lives in Corpus. He's staying just because he's old and hard-headed. (like me.) If it rains the 2 feets or so they are talking about for Houston will be a real flooding disaster for those folks.
  9. Dog is Comfortable

    For many years my father in law gave both the dog and the cat their own breakfast bowl of coffee with cream and sugar and half a hard roll...
  10. Dog is Comfortable

    Wife says our dog is spoiled. I mean just because I cooked her 2 eggs over medium and slice of ham for breakfast, I don't see how that makes her spoiled. Here taking a hard-earned nap after patrolling the back yard all day...
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  12. Pictures of the Week

    Very nice pics. Sorry but I still don't have a "like" button.
  13. Question for married members

    But wait! Order now and we'll double your offer. Just pay separate (non disclosed) processing fee...
  14. P.T. Barnum Outdone

    The latest: Now he says each of the new hydrogen refueling stations will use solar cells as the power source for electrolysis to generate its own hydrogen rather than transport the hydrogen to the stations from a large central plant. Says each station will cost $10 mil. to build and all 360 of them they will be in place by the end of 2020. Seems to me each solar array will need to be about the size of New Hampshire for that to work. I'm not from Missouri but your going to have to show me... What was it P.T. Barnum said about one born every minute?
  15. A call for riots

    Yes and in the case of McCain, he is a petulant and vindictive octogenarian. The bum just can't get over having lost 2 presidential elections. So with him now, it's not about policy or doing the right thing for the U.S. citizen. It is all about getting even with Trump, the person whom he thinks denied him on his second and final attempt at the presidency and he does his best to undermine the administration under a pretend veil of patriotism that is wearing thin. His next mission is teaming up with a bum from S.C. to do what they can to drag us into war with Russia and N. Korea. The petulant McCain believes he will be more relevant when we are involved in wars. IMHO he has transitioned from elder statesman to now be a national liability.