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steelman last won the day on July 18 2014

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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. I had a great time at the show and got to see a lot of friends and meet some new ones. I bought a "George Sprowl" lil' B which we brought to the show before taking it home. I stopped for the pickets, they went across the road once and collected together so we could pass. As went went by, they waved and thanked us. I am no fan of unions, but I felt like they were very respectful so we acted likewise. The staff and volunteers did a great job, and I look forward to the next trucktoberfest in 2021!
  2. I spoke with the office today (Wednesday, October 16, 2019), and the event is a go. An email will be sent out as soon as it is approved by the appropriate folks. I was assured that the show is on! I look forward to being there. Steelman
  3. Is that a generator connected to it? What would it take to own it?
  4. I have used aluminum oxide and it last quite awhile. So does steel shot. Garnet in my pressure pot can be recycled a few times. Glass beads are good for fine work like mentioned above, but I think it breaks down quickly compared to aluminum oxide , garnet or steel shot.
  5. Yes, George Sprowl did the red "Baby" B model. I spoke with the folks that brought it to the show, and spoke to Mr. Sprowl just two days ago. Steelman
  6. I am old enough (68) to think sometimes that the young men today do not have the backbone the men of the "greatess generation" had. But then I meet a few young men that are or have served the country, and I am struck by the patriotism and courage of these young men today. All is not lost........yet!
  7. It is considered good practice to replace bolts that have been in high stress situations whether it be a truck frame, a building or whatever. The bolts have been torqued properly and were stretched slightly. The threads could be deformed ever so little, but enough to lead to a failure. Do you really want to bet your life or that of an innocent motorist on a fastner that costs a couple of bucks?
  8. Love the Mack service sign! I have only seen three of these in my life.  Where did you find it?  An almost perfect one was for sale about a year ago from a fellow in Europe.  Can you tell me how wide and how tall is it?  Carey Leitch, aka Steelman


  9. My father was a friend of Jake Smith's, and after Dad closed up his truck company in 1977, he leased the terminal to Smiths Transfer and Roadway Express. I remember those U models very well, as Dad had quite a few of them, and I drove them when I could. I probably have some pictures of them, or at least the U model tractors they had at the Fredericksburg, Va. yard. If I can find them, I will post them. I made a model of a twin screw U685 with a Fruehauf van like my Dad used and gave it to him around 1973 for a Birthday present.I have it now (he passed away 7 years ago at age 93). I used a model kit of a DM model and modified it, painting it the same forest green Dad and Smith's used. Carey Leitch
  10. That is a 1926 frame[mack cut out on rear cross member is the give away). A few decent parts on it. Anyone call about the price? My guess would be scrap value, maybe $500.00 or so.
  11. 41 Chevy, Talking about the fish eye reducer wiping out the steam credit, I have always heard that one awshit wipes out all of your atta boys. Carey
  12. What type of I formation are you looking for? I have a couple of them as well as parts books. I would be glad to help if I can. I love the ab you just got. Very nice, excellent condition. I am jealous!
  13. Nobody has mentioned no hard hat! That is the first thing inspectors notice and write tickets for.
  14. That video is fascinating! Thank you for posting it. The New modern mini mills are electrically charged, use mostly shredded scrap, and heat the steel much hotter, to near white in color. The steel flows like water at those temperatures, and many of these mills are casting continuously, rather than in smaller batches or heats, to a near net shape. The chemistry and physical properties are so ACCURATELY controlled (where the fellows were adding manganese and other minerals) that the actual strength of most steel now is much higher than that of only 20 years ago. I find watching these videos very interesting, and seeing all of the work that goes into making steel, it is a wonder it doesn't cost more.
  15. I have had a video security system at home and at work for over ten years installed both systems myself. I used hard wired systems (cat5e) that run the power to the cameras along side the cat wire. Too many issues with wireless. First systems were analog, very inexpensive, and were four camera systems I bought on line. Worked great. Recently upgraded with new eight camera digital systems I bought at Costco. Less than $800.00 per system work great, and zoom in and clarity of picture is really good( plate number picture). I set to only record when they detect motion. With 2 terabyte memory, you can record months of activity before it starts to write over what you already recorded. With my system at work, we were able to identify three guys who broke in one rainy Sunday night and stole a rollback and forklift, and have identified a couple of people who dropped off truckloads of trash in our parking lot after the the local drop off station was closed. Printed pictures of them and truck for the cops, and trash disappeared, and we got out vehicles and lift back.
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