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About steelman

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    Fredericksburg, Va.
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    Antique trucks, steam and gas engines, boats, woodworking, antique cars, trains, anything mechanical

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    AC's, AB, B67, B61, EF
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    1919 AC,1922 AC,1924 AC,1923 AC, 1925 AC, 1926 AC, 1918 Mack antiaircraft gun trailer,1925 AB, (2) 1925 RUGGLES, 1925 INTERNATIONAL mod. 63,1924 Intl mod. 33, 1917 INTERNATIONAL model F, 1929 FORD PU,1929 Ford AA, 1965 B47 MACK,1965 B67,1965 B61 INTEGRAL SLEEPER, 1962 White 9000, 19?? White compact, 1915(?)GMC, 1948 Mack EF,

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  1. MACK AC

    I have factory drawings of both valves if you need a copy, just let me know. A company that can make the valves is : H & J Machining, Henry Simons, Carrington, ND, 701.652.3289, For gaskets, I got a brand new set made by Olson's gaskets in Washington state. I have factory drawings for many of the AC parts (sheet metal, some engine parts). We are in the steel fabrication business, so I wanted to make my own replacement parts as I have seven AC's and parts for a few more.
  2. Wiring

    The voltage will not change. It will remain the voltage it was wound to. Polarizing changes the ground and positive connections, not voltage.
  3. MACK AC

    Is the pipe connected to the valve/pump Assembly? Could it be the return to tank if the valve is centered and the pressurized oil needs to go somewhere?
  4. MACK AC

    I would be interested in information on the starter and ring gear for AC's. Doesn't the aluminum lower part of the engine have the hole where the starter bolts. Do you have to cut that in, or are all AC engines already preped for a Starter? I don't remember seeing this on all of the AC engines I have.
  5. I agree. The hood and therefore the frame is a bit longer on the AC6 models. This truck looks like the 10 louver hood fits perfectly. Was it modified? Years ago I looked at buying several AC's in New Jersey that had been converted to modern 6 cylinder engines. They used the original radiators and had done a pretty job with the conversion. One of them was a tractor model with the rear spring hangers rolled down and smaller rear wheels to lower the chassis height. I didn' t buy them, but I wonder what happened to them. They were near Woodbridge, NJ.
  6. mack buses and their transmissions

    I have found three (3) pictures, and have many more. Will send these three now, and hopefully, more tomorrow.
  7. mack buses and their transmissions

    I am looking for the pictures as I write this. Should have them to you soon. Steelman
  8. mack buses and their transmissions

    I have a complete engine and transmission out of a Mack bus I wish to sell. Had it on here for sale a while back. I have some pictures, and some info on what is cast onto the engine and tranny. Was removed from a working (ROADWORTHY) BUS BY A FRIEND ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO. I know very little about it. I do not wish to take it apart, but want to sell it complete. Can palletize and load on a freight carrier, or take to a fastenal store for shipping. Contact me here, or 540.371.2301. Located in Virginia, 50 miles south of Wash., DC. Carey Leitch
  9. Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

    Thank you very much for the information.
  10. Pickers at Mack Junkyard

    You are right, that was jack Comer. And I believe that was Gary Mahan in the picture. Jack's trucks have been coming to Macungie with Mr. Mahan the last several years. Jack's dad, Marv was very active in both antique truck clubs before he died. They had a hugh sale at their quarry twenty or so years ago. I and several friends went. They had hundreds of trucks, some really interesting items sold. I have not been particularly impressed with pickers, what they choose to buy or what they pay for things. A friend and I went to Hershey last year on Thursday (it started officially on Wednesday) , and the pickers were there packing up to leave after just one day. Mikes brother said they were done, going back to Iowa. I have been going for over 45 years, for 2 to 4 days, and never see everything there, but they managed in less than one day.
  11. MACK AC

    1927 advertising literature shows AC engines with no heads. The "high hat" engine which featured detachable aluminum heads were introduced in 1928. Your truck is correct with the jug head engine (no heads). Engines and transmissions had serial numbers, but I cannot remember where the engine number is located. The chassis number you found on the frame is how the trucks are identified. Like 41 chevy said, generators (12 volt!) and starters were optional and available. I have a 1923 AB with both.
  12. 1920 Packard

    One more thing, the war where most of those were shipped out, WW1, ended Nov. 11, 1918. A 1920 truck hadn't been built then.
  13. 1920 Packard

    I don't think this would qualify as a "basket case". Looks to be in pretty good shape, probably an older restoration left sitting for years. The amount of money people think things are worth is always interesting. You could easily spend $100K restoring this, or you could spend 30-40K and a lot of sweat. Add 55K or even 20K to those numbers, and you better have deep pockets, a real desire to own one of these, or not know how to swim once you realize you are in the deep end of the pool.
  14. MACK AC

    The something welded ahead of the number is most likely a piece of sheet metal and some woven cloth for the hood to rest on when down.
  15. MACK AC

    Your truck is a five (5) ton model (first two numbers, 10, indicate 5 ton). I have a serial number list at home which will narrow it down to month and year produced. Will look it up when I get home later today, and send you what I find. Steelman