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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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    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. The serial number is on the top of the frame on the left front (drivers side) side.
  2. Billy Fleck, Herbie's son owns this. The frame came from Carl Calvert in California. The engine, as fxfymn points out, is from an early AB. The transmission is an AC Mack 3 speed (early AC). Billy found the id tag on ebay a couple years ago. I believe the fellow in New Jersey with the wonderful collection of early Macks helped him with the solid tires. The plan was to use a modern aluminum radiator to keep the engine cool, with a reproduction brass shell around it so you would not see the modern radiator. Daley and Wanser had one of these trucks in the early years of the moving company, but this is not the original truck. Carl Calvert supplied drawings and sketches of the Mack Senior stage they restored several years ago to help Billy with all this. Billy did a great job figuring all this out, as a tribute to his family early years.
  3. That tank bottom would be a fairly straight forward piece to fabricate. You could do it in aluminum or stainless steel. We are fabricators, and have done stuff like this many times..
  4. I agree, hydrogen fracture, and a very poor weld. It doesn't look like there was any penetration in the weld area.
  5. AK74, Hole, chamber, brown and silver bullets, Nazi's, going to get some Navy Seals and Army Rangers??? WoW! I knew a DI that would have loved to meet these guys. How sad.
  6. That should read and other info at home. I hate spell check!
  7. Yes, the fellow has a quarry here in Virginia. I have his name another info at home. Steelman
  8. Regarding the "step cut" as proposed by David, the two step cuts in the frame are stress risers . Cracks will likely start from these points. More weld is not the answer. The frames are heat treated, and probably 70 to 100,000 psi yield. The weld metal you put in is anywhere from 35,000 to 70,000 maximum (most likely). The patch matrial is either A36 or 50 ksi yield material. You need more material in order to have the splice area not exceed the stress put on it and fail. The area around the weld is called the heat affected zone, and that heat will degrade the strength of the frame in that area. There was an excellent article in wheels of time (american truck historical society, ATHS) magazine last year regarding frame splicing. It had all of the technical matters addressed in easy to understand terms. I will try and find it and post a summation if I can find it.
  9. AB rear wheels were 5 spoke, AC were 7 spoke. The front disc wheels resemble AB front disc wheels. The rear spring hanger is not Mack, AB or AC. The engine does not look like Mack, neither does the water outlet on top or the exhaust manifold.
  10. Does not look like a Mack to me, AB or otherwise. Rear wheel, 7 spoke solid, maybe. But hood, radiator, front end, cab????? The engine looks like a Continental or Waukesha from the early 20's.
  11. MEK

    MEK is very dangerous stuff, very flammable, volitile and you should not breathe it. More explosive than gasoline. Great solvent though. Worked over 9+ year period for Dow Chem, and saw what mishandling can do.
  12. Treadwells in NY. Nice folks, good quality, good price.
  13. I think I have one out back on a B61. I will check. Steelman
  14. The hood has 11 louvers, which makes it an early one. The radiator tank top is definately one of the early (pre 1922) round coil style used on the 3 speeder's.
  15. I would also put in a plug for the Marine Corps Museum. This is just south of DC on I95 less than 20 miles. They recently added a few new exhibits, and are working on more. There are some motor vehicles on display, and a truly great museum. And the admission is free ( paid for by those who served!)