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ws721

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  1. Wow. I'd hate to think that truck is so close by and I didn't know about it. Sharp looking Transtar. I still maintain that the transtar and the F model are the 2 most stylish COE's ever made
  2. Make sure the latches release while pumping. Also I have seen the shift linkage "stick". That would try to hold cab down. When I add fluid to the system I like ATF as it is easier to spot a leak and doesn't mind temperature extremes
  3. Id trade our 86 IH 9670 tow truck and buy that. Hmm. If only I had the $ for this.
  4. There are 3408's still earning a living. As for the "skeptics", There are plenty of skeptics when it comes to the E9. And most of know of E9's trucken every day. The cranks were only a problem if you abused them. Meaning turned up the fuel or lugged em. As for me, I love a E9 or 3408. Nothing sounds like em. Sounds like a very cool old school truck to me. Even though it has a Hood. 😉
  5. You may have a bad cab tilt cylinder. I had that happen. The oil was bypassing inside the cylinder so in effect it was putting oil to both sides of the cylinder. Power Packer in Indiana is very helpful
  6. I have a Hough HU. Which I think is the earlier version of that machine in the photo?
  7. LOL!! Oh my. How true. Its ok. I take it all in stride. Not the same when drivers come up & say "your the 1st one at the accident scene." My reply is Well I learned how to drive years ago & I don't need that piece of fiberglass out in front to aim with. I will say that a 4070 has a lot more Style than my 9670. As does a F model. Those 2 trucks have classic lines
  8. Becareful on picking on IH COE's. LOL. My 13 letter $hit spreader COE goes into a lot barnyards. Wheels down of course. 😉
  9. Walmart's and Insurance companies are going to be the ruin of small business in America. Family farms support local business. Where the "Big dairy's" don not do much for the local economy. They buy in bulk on line, have their own vet staff, buy meds on line.
  10. That's a shame. around here the dairy farms are going out so fast its scary.
  11. I have brochures of U, DM, R, MH, RW but no WS. Wish I did
  12. I was able to buy new lift pistons from Mack. But if you try Power Packer in Indiana they are very helpful. The service tech man is great to deal with. They built lift cylinders for me. In fact they have refered a few COE people to me to answer questions. If the latches are opening then its down to the pump or lift clyinders not being up to par
  13. Instagram, Snapchat, facetime. W.T.F.? Guess im just old before my time. Havent hit 50 yet. LOL
  14. Sure do miss him and touring his yard. Along with Jim Bristol and running over to Ralph's whenever we needed parts to finish a project
  15. Going thru an old trailer I bought there is an old truck magazine dated September 1976. Doesn't say TBG as it does today. I enjoy reading old ads. Gateway ford up in White River Jct, Vt, Charlie Kelton's, Mel's truck sales, Ralph's. Patsy's KW has a 'Leftover" 1975 K100. When I bought my 83 Cruiseliner it had a few old truck magazines and log books from 1987 when it was parked. Like a time capsule. Ive been collecting old truck brochures from the 70's & 80's. Intresting reading
  16. Ok, thank you for that info
  17. Servicing my E7 to find it has 2 oil filters and a "centrimax" filter. What is it & does it need it? Keep in mind this is just a plow truck. It only runs from Nov thru early Apr. Doesn't work hard. Local dealer wants $85 for the centrimax unit. Can it be replaced with a regular spin on filter?
  18. Wow!! So im in the wrong with the 6 trucks that are all 1993 or older that we have greatly modified to be better more efficient trucks for us? Not to mention the modified trucks that we have sold. Seems to me that if your paying for it you should have what works best for you. My 1.6 million mile 26 yr old road tractor does a fine job. Its had many mod's done to it. Very rarely does it go a day without at least 1 compliment. If its man made it may fail someday. If its new electronic P.O.S. it WILL fail. And you most likely cant fix it on the side of the road to get ya home. Just my though
  19. Look on U tube 1975 Autocar hauling Hogs. I like the round fenders of that truck. Plus I like the Wilson trailer. We had 2 Wilson Bullracks back in the day
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