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  1. Joe is the guy I dealt with the most, I also talked with John who was helpful as well.  This is the only parts source I have been to that seemed to embrace that challenge of finding difficult parts. They were able to find part numbers for the odd Wagner/Rockwell front brakes on my truck as well.  I’m a little more at ease about locating valves and parts for the air brake system after dealing with them.  Other places I’ve been just cock there heads to the side and ask for a VIN.  Andy

  2.        I apologize for not responding, there really hasn’t been any progress until this week when I dragged the frame out from where it has been to start going through the rears.  That process is not going well, I will need some advice or suggestions.  

             Over the winter I got the wiring installed in the cab, the dash is done.  All the airlines in the cab are done, and the seats and steering column are in.  It’s amazing, literally nothing in either of the two trucks worked, turn signals brake light, wipers, washers, gauges. With little effort and expense all of it is now functional.

              Back to the rears, I have the Eaton rears from the 1964 F-230 parts truck currently under the truck they are in one piece, but leak from everywhere and in my estimation are pretty well used up.  There was some suspension work done to them in the last 4 or 5 years but there is likely more needed. Also they are 7.74 ratio I believe.  The only positive in all this is that there are 8 fresh 11.00r24.00 caps and I have the 2 new steers as well.  

                Where I switched the engine to the NHCT-270, I also changed the main trans to the spicer 8552-a that was behind it in the grey truck and the 8341c aux as well, so I believe that leaves me with a direct main and a .83 OD in the auxiliary. With the big tires, OD, and 7.74s it looks like my road speed would be 45, not cool. I’ve been looking for a semi modern replacement cutoff, but I’d like to find something that would work with the larger Dayton hubs so I can use the tires I have.  I was thinking of trying to find something with a 4:56-ish ratio.  

                So my questions are, is it realistic to think I could use my hubs, rims and tires on post 2000 rears of any kind, if so what do I want to look for?  Second, are all truck frames standard dimensions? My truck has double 1/4” rails and if I was able to find a cutoff with the same I would be tempted to stretch the WB to match what the grey truck was.  I’m desperate for some guidance, thanks.  Andy

    I will post some pictures shortly


  3. This guy has a bunch of old iron, used to operate under the name ARAN trading, not sure if that is still the case.  I can look at these trucks or get more pictures for anyone seriously interested, they are very close to me.   Andy

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  4. That's a funny but sad article.  However, I don't know how are cameras gonna do anything except for capture some of these events on video as opposed to pictures. I think the SWIFT HR department is where most of the issues stem from.  Maybe offer a better wage and try to attract more qualified employees?  

  5. That makes sense, the upper push valve is for the tractor, I assumed the lower would have just been for the trailer.  I think the air system is going to be the most challenging part of the truck for me because of how little I know about them.  Thanks for all the replys, it is very helpful.  Andy

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