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About mrsmackpaul

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    North Queensland Australia
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    Mack trucks
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    1942 Federal1976 D series Ford

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  1. Sorry I tried to load a comment yesterday The photo is from the Mack Australia facebook page so shifted across for all to enjoy, even those without facebook Caption from the photo bellow #ThrowbackThursday to 1966 where this hardworking B61T Mack is ploughing through the bulldust near Surat in South Central Queensland. Bull dust on dirt roads was very common until the beef roads scheme in 70's started The dirt gets that pulverized it goes like talcum powder and feels like your driving thru deep water as pulls you from side to side Lots of speed is required and on long sections it is some times required to hook road trains together with "stiff bars" or towing poles to push and pull each other thru I haven't had Mrs Mack in bull dust like that in over ten years, its very hard on the truck, the driver and the load I will drive a few extra hundred miles around the road than push thru bull dust for miles Paul
  2. Dunno, I have haf drama posting pics for a long time Tells me I have exceeded my storage space or some such thing I cant work out how to delete photos to make more space so I just gave up.in the end Paul
  3. Gudday and welcome Paul
  4. I think the biggest to change that I can observe is unless something is in it for them most people arent interested, both young and old the same I feel in Australia these days Were as the men that went off to fight in WW2 and earlier wars just did what had to be done for the good of all You rarely if ever see that anymore People will say that will still have young men and women in our defence forces and emergency services but they arent the ones Im talking about The men Im talking about put their country and the world first with out having to be asked and went off to the other side of the world to right a wrong and left families and loved ones behind to perhaps never see them again I feel it wasnt done for money or glory or anything like that, rather it was the right thing to be done and they just did what was right Paul
  5. I dont care what people say, people were made of different stuff back then than they are today Paul
  6. Fantastic stuff, and yes I remember your other trucks as well Great stuff and I look forward to following along with the build Paul
  7. Thanks for that It seems to pull like a train and once boost is established it runs very clean right down to 1200 rpm Paul
  8. My E6 320 tup turbine struggles to make 20 psi according to the gauge I have seen some big numbers Dunno of my gauge is crook or I have a leak or maybe both ?? Something to do one day Paul
  9. Some history from this side of the Pacific about you blokes on that side of the Pacific Paul
  10. I dunno if I have ever mentioned this on here or not Im a lift mechanic (elevator technician I think you blokes call them) by trade I haven't done this for many years but it allowed the Princess and I to have our start and buy our first farm Worked on many high cranes and unusual lifts ( elevators) some up to 800 feet tall in chimneys on power stations I got very use to working at extreme heights and only ever got nervous once that I can think of and that was in a journey hoist like the one pictured fix the antenna above My toes were digging into the floor thru my boots and my ass was going 5 cents 50 cents big time lol Paul
  11. Out oif curiosity what boost do you get from tip turbine and what boost would or should you expect from a intercooler in front of the radiator? Paul
  12. I dont think so Im pretty sure by opening the exhaust valves it makes it not have enough compression to ignite but still make compression to work against the motor A exhaust brake would make even more compression and make the motor compress the air even further to slow tje truck Paul
  13. They had F100 Cobras in Australia https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.falconcobraclubofaus.com%2Fimages%2Fmore%2Ftriple_take.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.falconcobraclubofaus.com%2Fphotos01.html&docid=_B5j2Ilbv86oUM&tbnid=wOn7kqb294VrCM%3A&vet=1&w=480&h=342&hl=en-AU&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim Paul
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