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  1. Im pretty sure there's a spacer that goes behind the bracket A piece of 3/8 × maybe 2 inch flatbar with a two holes would be close to the right size at a guesd Paul
  2. Thats a good looking conversion, or to me at least it is Paul
  3. I was watching some video of my grandfather logging back after WW2, my grandfather was in the airforce in New Guiniea at Port Morsby and he was only 26 when this film was made so it would have been the late 40's or maybe early 50's at a guess My grandfather had what he always told me was a NR Mack as a log truck but in recent years I have come to believe it wasnt it was in fact a EH Mack https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trucksplanet.com%2Fphoto%2Fmack%2Feh_eht_soft_top_cab%2Feh_eht_soft_top_cab_1.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trucksplanet.com%2Fcatalog%2Fmodel.php%3Fid%3D480&tbnid=geASXsI45e61aM&vet=1&docid=uHSC96ZGn1gCnM&w=791&h=435&hl=en-AU&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim And another of the log trucks shown in the film was a Burma Dodge On reading about the Burma Dodge trucks in Australia it appears that Burma Dodges were rather rare in Australia They arrived after a ship was sinking off Australia and they were off loaded to Australia Dunno if you click on the photo it might take you to the information If not, theres the information bellow Burma Dodge Truck This beautifully restored Burma Dodge Truck sure has an interesting history. Burma Dodge trucks were built by Dodge in the US, for the Chinese Army, The contract was for 15,000. Production started in October 1944, and ran into early 1946. They were built right hand drive. A ship carrying a load of Burma Dodges was sinking of Australia during World War 2, some of the trucks were off loaded to Australia. This is one of them. At the Moora Working Draught Horse Muster. When I work out how I will get some video of the logging operation My family only had this video given to them in recent months and my mum found it very interesting seeing her father at such a young age and in colour as well !!! More to follow Paul
  4. There was a fella on here some time ago that had the same issue and it turned out his elephant ears were some neoprene that didnt have enough flex in them and didn't allow the axles to track properly He replaced them with the correct rubber and the problem was gone Maybe worth looking into Paul
  5. Jack up one wheel and with the brakes off and the truck in neutral you should be able to roll one wheel some Paul Of course make sure the truck is chocked so it doesn't move when the brakes arent applied
  6. Im guessing a Mack back end If so, all drive tyres need to be fairly close to the same size as the power divider on a Mack bogie isnt really a power divider However I would check and make sure the power divider isnt locked first Paul
  7. Would have been classy bit of gear in it's day Paul
  8. Our trailers are only allowed to be 2.5 meters or 8'2 1/2 wide And most are only 45 feet long Cattle trailers are 40 feet internally to allow us to volume load( no load limit) We are allowed 4.6 meters 15' 1"high for double deck cattle trailers or 4.5 meters 14' 9" for normal trailers Paul
  9. I learnt today that what would be Australia's leading trucking magazine is coming to a end, started in May 1976 It sounds like another Australian icon 8s going into rubbish bin Very sad Paul
  10. It's about big businesses push to bring cheap over sized trailers into Australia and destroy what manufacturing of trailers we have in Australia Almost all semi trailers in Australia are Australian made Paul
  11. Good for you Paul I hope some common sense prevails here
  12. Well I can assure you of two things that will happen if this is allowed 1. the end of Australian trailer manufacturing 2. all the existing trailers we have will become pretty worthless over night We can easily fit 2 pallets in side todays fridge vans A standard international shipping container is already under the 2.5 meter width I think this is a ploy for companies to import cheap trailers from China and if it's allowed it will be the end of Australian trailers Australia has one of the world's most efficient road transport systems already and I cant see this would do anything to improve efficiency Paul
  13. The idea for the B train idea is Canadian and first got introduced to Australia as the B double back in the late 80's early 90's
  14. Was at Mack Townsville yesterday and saw this A Brockway cabbed Mack, dunno whether to share in Mack or Brockway Owner was telling me it was one of two ever Mack built tilt trays built by Mack in Australia Paul
  15. I was working with a fella last year and told me about a pod cast that explains how and why the petrol and diesel powered vehicles are really a thing of the past And economics was the basic factor that really drives everthing these days Hardly any people smoke today in Australia and at $50.00 a pack it doesn't take Einstein to work out it is economics not a health craze that most people gave lung lollies the boot Anyway this podcast, if you are smart enough to be able to work this stuff out ( I struggle) You will need a app "Podcast Republic" I believe is the app And here is the link http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/492745920-thedrivenpodcast-by-2025-all-new-cars-will-be-electric.mp3 Well worth a listen and the way it is explained it really does make sense Dunno if global warming is true or real, I doubt it very much though I do however believe if there is a better way of doing things then we should I have worked in coal fired power stations in Victoria Australia (they gave the Princess and I our start in the world) and I dont feel they are as bad as the media make out The last ones built "Loyang A & B" were the cleanest power stations built in southern hemisphere Of more recent times I have been involved in building Australia's biggest solar farms and it doesn't take Einstein to work out that these will very quickly take over from coal They are quick to build, almost zero maintenance and last at the very least last 25 years But this is Australia and we are a huge sparsely populated country with a huge cloudless sky over most of the country Paul
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