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85snowdog

Pedigreed Bulldog
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  1. I hope you didn't think I was being smart about the open air workshop. I'm jealous . It gets pretty cold here . It's hard on the hands trying to repair something outside. If its broke though, sometimes you don't have a choice. My hands give me troubles now from being froze more than once . Your new building sounds impressive
  2. Your truck looks good. I love the all season shop its in . I'm guessing if you want under a roof or in a shop its to avoid the sun . Do you have a hard time finding brake parts for your truck ? I'm one of a few that still run spoke wheels. But in my part of the world its getting difficult to get parts , and if you can find them they are VERY expensive. The steer axle is the worst. The drives are not as bad .
  3. Its been said many times on here, " its worth what someone will pay " . I agree with this. Someone may want a U model more than others , so willing to pay for it. Just like tjc transport said . That being said. I think $4500 would be a fair starting price and then go up . In my neck of the woods.
  4. It almost looks like the truck on the top of the screen. The BMT B model , big stacks ,to boot .
  5. I liked the mud flap video. Thought you might find it interesting ...... There was a thread on the details of the bulldog on the hood. The older bulldogs are not symmetrical. The left and right side are slightly different . Yours should be like that. The same differences were on the older mirrors . New bulldogs are symmetrical . Here is the link . https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/43937-mack-mirrors…something-interesting/?tab=comments#comment-323522
  6. Welcome aboard Adam , I have followed your progress from the beginning and always like what you're doing. You came to the right spot for info, and good people . Keep up the good work
  7. Those are really cool Alex . The detail on the R model is amazing !
  8. Welcome aboard. Great story and truck ! Have fun
  9. Hope you start to feel better. It sure looks uncomfortable . Unfortunately , I can't give any advice. I thought you might find it interesting though that your medicine Colchicine , is being used north of the border to treat non-hospitalized patients with covid 19 . I've added the link if your looking for some reading while your resting. https://www.icm-mhi.org/en/pressroom/news/colchicine-reduces-risk-covid-19-related-complications
  10. I came across this video and really liked the fact they were preserving a part of history. It seems to me that some people are too quick to send our past to the scrap yard. This was nice to see . In the town of Fuquay-Varina . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM-i1B4ctzQ
  11. Glad it helped. Unfortunately there is no part #'s in those books. I'm not sure what you could get with part #'s. I have always had good luck getting the info I need on this site. I have John Deere equipment. Like Case IH ( I think ?). I can go on line and get a parts breakdown of any machine , very easily. I wish I could with my old Macks. Instead ...... I go in the dealership , ask for a part for a 1985 R model and the parts person looks at me like I have 2 heads.LOL I'm not sure if you have ever visited the BMT wiki section. There is some cool stuff there . P.S.
  12. I'm not sure if this helps, hope it doesn't confuse . On the back page of an old operators manual I have for DM and DMM is a mention of your reference ( TS 442) Before you say its the wrong book , I actually have one of the books of the pair and it covers all Macks ,including your "U" I wouldn't be concerned if the last revised date was 79. This is the back Page of the manual above This is one of the manuals of the set mentioned above And this is the back page of the Manual above
  13. I agree with Terry, the bottle is for an alcohol evaporator. I can't see you will need it . Unless you will be using it in the winter. As for the lights , The left toggle operates only the 2 outside cab lights. the right toggle either up or down will work the 3 middle cab lights. On the subject of lights. Don't rip apart everything if the brake lights stay on. They should be on when the parking brakes are set. they should come off when you release the brakes. If they don't come off ,check the hand valve first . You probably know this already. But just in case .
  14. Sorry, wasn't specific. The oil capacities I mentioned are US liquid quarts. They are out of a Mack Maintenance and lubrication book . I should also mention , that included filters.
  15. Just wanted to be clear. I didn't like this post because I thought this was a good idea. I just find it very interesting how everything today has to become so complicated . I spoke with a person yesterday that is sending their new trucks to the auction and rebuilding their older trucks.
  16. Just in case you didn't know , the steering column slides in and out to allow room. There is a lock handle on the right side of the column . Push the handle down to unlock . You may already know but just in case you didn't . My experience with aftermarket seats has been they take up more room than the factory seats.Giving you even less room. But I'm sure there is better seats out there and hopefully someone will chime in with good alternatives or ideas for you.
  17. Don't try to avoid questions, lol . It gives me something to do on a cold Saturday . From my info 15w40 is good from temperatures 0 deg. to over 90 F . If temp is consistently below 0 , 10w30 is preferred. I was going to say the same oil is used in your power steering ............. but forgot , you don't have any . Sorry , I had to. I'm jealous.
  18. "ESI plus " is what mack called the extended service. It has the 3 filters like yours . They said if you used Mack filters and Mack spec'd oil you could go 25000 miles between changes
  19. Thanks for sharing pics with us. I can't believe how solid it looks . There is new trucks roaming the roads in my part of the world that have rustier frames. Im a little envious. Hopefully someone will chime in if I'm wrong..... but I believe with the 3 similar oil filters it is an extended service interval (ESI) engine. So it would hold 58.5 quarts. The smaller oil pans hold 33.5 quarts . You will know by how much comes out. Make sure you have a big enough drain pan. lol For your fan belts , I would take the old ones to a good automotive parts dealer and let them measure th
  20. Thats a great find. The paint will look great! Please keep us posted .
  21. Welcome aboard and congrats on your new to you "U" . There is a lot of good info and helpful people here. Here is a useful link to some info on VIN numbers. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/51420-r-model-vin-decoder/?tab=comments#comment-382830 If nothing has been altered, you have a U model tractor with tandem wheels. A Maxidyne 237 engine that is absolutely bullet proof. I think most 237 's were backed with either a 5 speed or a 2 stick 6 speed tranny . But could be wrong about that.
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