harrybarbon

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About harrybarbon

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  • Location
    Australia
  • Interests
    Mack trucks currently building a B75 project truck

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  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    B75
  • Year
    1962
  • Other Trucks
    International 1965 DCO

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  1. Rustproofing formula needed- new vehicle

    Try fish oil, block up the door drain holes except 1 and with a flexible spray tube pump in the fish oil and else where spray as best you can especially all the under side - will smell bad for maybe 2 weeks but works well. Make sure you air blast the drain areas around the front fenders, usually lots of leaves and dust accumulates in these unseen spots, once clean of dust rinse out let dry and then feed the fish oil in. WD 40 is diluted fish oil - both don't hurt the rubbers, there is no acid or corrosive in them Fish oil, wd 40 and lanolin is good protection for today's thin cheap/chrome, just wipe over chrome with damp rag.
  2. 1983 Mack superliner transmission swap

    we have E6/350 with 1070 a 10 speed overdrive box, (yours is a direct gearbox hence lower speed), and our rears are same 4.17 it cruises at 70 + mph (118 kph) and pulls real good the 12 1070 overdrive is also very good the 2 extra low gears are useful for your work - this box bolts on same as your gearbox
  3. Bunk rebuild 101 (finally)

    Freightrain I notice you have a Neway air bag suspension, please can you tell me how is the ride, when bob tail do you drop the air bag pressure. to soften the ride And what is ride like when you have your trailer hooked up.
  4. Maddog Please are you able to send me a private message so I can provide details to you
  5. We also painted the white both sides with a flexible clear coat with same flex additive as used on curtain sides paint, works real good
  6. Yes we could arrange to mail these to you in US of A, where are you located, we could ask the our Aussie mail cost, it can be slow sea mail or mail post, cheaper than DHL or the other couriers.
  7. We got these locally 24 inch wide, with the doggie pointing in both directions, so when fitted his head could be inwards or outwards on both sides. We had to cut the inside top corner to clear the fenders. We used a s/s strap to bolt onto the fender. For a bit of extra support/stiffing of the fender and cab extension join, and to fill in the open gap we got 2 Peterbilt fender steps modified to fit the fender shape and slotted in a Mack emblem to make the steps look like Mack made steps and we painted same color as truck. Emblem is bit hard to see - sorry. As they are same color as tanks and rest of truck they are not noticed, but the white mudflaps catch the eye
  8. Neway ARD 244 Repair for posterity

    Thank you, very helpful
  9. Neway ARD 244 Repair for posterity

    Hi Thomas We are in the process of rebuilding a 1985 Neway ARD 238-6 suspension. We need to replace the all bushes and fittings, etc on all 3 sections, that is the frame hangers, equalizer beams and transverse beams and both sides of the suspension. Your pictures and information here is just in time for us. The maintenance manual is also very helpful. 2 questions please, 1/ The kit you paid $138 for the transverse beam, did this include the 4 split / beveled (wedge shaped) steel bushes and the 4 rubber bushes and other parts? If the beveled steel bushes are not in the kit, do you know if they are in stock/supply? Our transverse beams beveled steel bushes are history - rusted and we had to oxy/cut them to disconnect the transverse beam and equalizer beams. 2/ What was the supply time, from time of ordering the kit to receiving and did you buy direct from SAFHolland, the Neway manufacturer? Thank you again for the pictures etc Harry
  10. Aluminium polishing.

    I am going to have a go with the Cyclo buffer and the Nuvite compounds on my 2 storage box lids - maybe tomorrow, if not by next Tuesday, so will post my results with a picture, test will be how the cotton nappy sheets will perform on the alloy checkerplate, if a few are chewed but the result is good then worth the effort -
  11. White 9000

    Have a look at this late Diamond T badged truck, made by White with same White 9000 cab, but it has the older style Diamond T fenders similar to the older White with the radiator shutters. Together with the Mack LTL this White/Diamond T combination has to be 1 of the smartest/classy trucks built - even today it looks like a modern truck
  12. Aluminium polishing.

    I worked on our aluminium storage boxes this weekend. 1 end side had a number of scratches and 3 long bumps maybe 3 inches where the internal support bracket was welded. Not happy with my previous poor result using the polishing wheel and bar polish, I decided to re-sand the end side with a Bosch circular sander that has the velcro sand paper, got nearly all the scratches and leveled the weld bumps. Using the cyclo double head polishing machine, separate double cotton nappies wrapped around the twin pads (to protect the pads) for each of the 4 Nuvite pastes, the final polish is mirror finish - so good I could shave with a razor. Plus a small amount of Nuvite goes a long way, expensive but damn good. Time permitting after work hours I hope to finish 1 box next week, then I will post pictures
  13. Yes it has 3 gear sticks, total of 38 forward gears, I was told when in first the driver could walk beside the truck and maybe even faster, and it pulled like a train engine. Here is picture of rear of cab, see the extra gear box mounted high in the frame about 3 feet from rear of cab. If you look closely, you can see the gear selector arm going to under the cab. all original
  14. Aluminium polishing.

    Vlad We have been having same issues polishing our aluminium storage/step boxes. We have first sanded the rough metal and then used the wheels with the 4 grade polishing bars. The steps with the perforated plate and sides and edges came out with mirror like shine. However the flat plate no good, all looks like milky finish. we found out the wheels are not right for the flat or rounded plate like your tanks. wasted a lot of time and no result, awful actually. Fortunately a guy who makes and polishes old aircraft wings showed us the way. First you need a dual pad orbital polishing machine, baby nappies to wrap around the pads, the nappies are polishing not the pads and the nappies can be replaced and use different nappies for each compound grade. He has lent his polishing machine - cyclotoolmakers. Buy the 4 grades of NUVITE polishing paste/compound, not cheap but excellent product and works on stainless steel as well. We have started using the Nuvite and after 30 minutes with the polishing machine great result - we will get a mirror finish
  15. Here are some pages from the 1995 Truckin Life article. A couple of points of interest are 1 - all of Eric Ballard's trucks had names because the drivers were illiterate 2 - the ledge over the top of the truck cab was the drivers sleeping bunk where they put their swag at night and they were off the ground and safe We bought MaryAnn and it's number plate was NES-260 same as in the pictures, this bent number plate was on the truck up to very recent, and the same plastic sun visor which is on the truck today. There are 2 pictures of MaryAnn on page 4. The bull bar was likely modified after Eric sold MaryAnn. MaryAnn was name of Eric's wife.