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  1. Struth you lot get all dressed up for easter, have never seen that in Australia No matter, everyone have a great Easter, eat lots of eggs and hot cross buns Spend time with family and friends Special time of the year for most Im guessing Paul
  2. Yes I am thinking the same thing Not to have a go at T Line, but it's gunna be mighty hard to sell something that doesn't exist I would be interested in buying one, but not if they have never completed a truck yet Paul
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Gudday and welcome Paul
  6. 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
  7. I dont care what people say, people were made of different stuff back then than they are today Paul
  8. Fantastic stuff, and yes I remember your other trucks as well Great stuff and I look forward to following along with the build Paul
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Some history from this side of the Pacific about you blokes on that side of the Pacific Paul
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Thats a good looking conversion, or to me at least it is Paul
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Would have been classy bit of gear in it's day Paul
  23. 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
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