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85snowdog

Pedigreed Bulldog
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85snowdog last won the day on March 7 2017

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About 85snowdog

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    R model nut

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    Male
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    Ontario, Canada

Previous Fields

  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    R 795ST, RD 685S, RD 688S, R688ST
  • Year
    1977, 1985, 1986, 1988
  • Other Trucks
    1995 Freightliner FLD 120 , 1976 International Loadstar 1700 Sundance

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  1. 85snowdog

    1985 RS688LST

    Sorry, I'm mistaken. Mine is different.
  2. 85snowdog

    1985 RS688LST

    I didn't realize those were installed at the factory. My 85 RD has one . I will take a pic of the cover that goes on it. I always thought it was something aftermarket because I had an international with the same thing.
  3. Its changed a lot since you were here last Alex. I don't go to town anymore .......The town has come to me . Our driveway is gravel and it doesn't seem to matter how careful I am, if I wing it back there is usually gravel on the lawn that's hard to clean up in the spring.
  4. I have one ........... It has 34 years of experience . Never let me down. Here is video of me getting home . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tv51ePoEvk
  5. 85snowdog

    IH 9670 Eagle

    Really nice find. Engines can be fixed. Exterior can be cleaned, polished or painted. But new Interior pieces would be impossible to buy. Have fun with it. Hope you keep us updated on your progress.
  6. 85snowdog

    Air bound coolant system?

    I've heard stories of a rag left in a lower rad hose will give the exact same problems you described .
  7. I measured hood of my '86 RD688 and hood of '77 R795 . I'm not sure if this helps of confuses the answer. The difference between mine is 10.5 inches . I will measure the hood of my R688 , but i'm pretty sure its the same as my RD.
  8. 85snowdog

    1980 Peterbilt 359 International Transport

    Really cool truck. Thanks for sharing your detroit knowledge at the beginning of thread. Its very helpful for a detroit greenhorn like me.
  9. Thanks again for the comments . I did a short video of outside, outside and inside . Hope its ok. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbIYmn0PHqI
  10. Thanks everyone for the comments. The truck is pretty clean . I had to remove some animals and there houses . I still have more to do but work has me very busy right now. I'm not sure of mileage . The speedo is in miles per hour , so that makes me think it is original . If it was replaced at some point it would be in Kilometres per hour. It reads 125k . So maybe ? 1 million 125 k . It had one of the biggest nest behind the dash I have ever seen. And a dead animal … not sure what it was . Maybe a snow weasel .
  11. I wanted to share my latest addition . It started life as an R795 . But the owner ( that has passed now ) liked detroit motors. So they put an 8V92 in it. I don't know a lot about the truck. I believe it has 44 k rears, 12 k front . I do know it is a 1977 , 475 hp and it has a 13 speed . I am now the 3rd owner of the truck. My plan is to use it a little to move equipment and take to the occasional show. As strange as it seems …….. my attraction to this truck is the motor. It just sounds so cool ! I plan on doing some video of it . I will post when i get something uploaded .
  12. 85snowdog

    Macungie Pics.

    Thanks so much for sharing your great pics ! I'm not sure what you use for a camera, but they sure are sharp and clear. Thanks again
  13. 85snowdog

    maxidyne with no torque

    Thanks for the updates.
  14. I didn't have to go to far to round up pics Rob. I just had to walk out back . lol Normally I would take tube tires off and replace with tubeless. But the old international gets about 2 mile /gal . And our gas is about $ 5.25 gal now. So the ol binder won't be going far . So I left the 10.00 - 20s on . To bad someone wouldn't build an electric truck . lol I didn't get a chance to thank keith s for sharing his build . Thanks so much Keith , Its very interesting thread.
  15. I'm not sure if this helps. Red hub is 11R22.5 with tubeless rims . Orange hubs are tube type 10.00 - 20 's My 2 cents. Everyone is giving good advice . Tubeless is the way to go. They are easier to buy and , a way easier to get someone to work on them.

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