Wobblin-Goblin

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About Wobblin-Goblin

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    BMT Forum Guru
  • Birthday 06/30/1969

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    New England
  • Interests
    Dodge, Cummins, Ford, Powerstroke, Mack

Previous Fields

  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    B61SX
  • Year
    1964
  • Other Trucks
    2003 Ford F-350 7.3L Powerstroke 4R100 1994 Dodge 3500 5.9L Cummins NV4500

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  1. I'm going to start using Howe's from now on.
  2. I had been using the silver bottle diesel kleen for a couple years in my 711. Last fall a piston melted because (presumably) an injector malfunctioned and wasn't spraying fuel properly. Not being a mechanic, I can't say what caused the injector to do that, so I'm not blaming the additive, but I was hoping that good fuel with a good additive along with regular filter changes would give me reliability out of this engine. So, is the silver bottle additive good stuff (it is plentiful and can be found at NAPA and Wal-Mart around here), or is there something else that I should be using to treat the diesel in my B61 (and 7.3L and 5.9L Powerstroke and Cummins engines)?
  3. Just got the piston out today.
  4. Yes. I own a construction company and have four trailers that I tow equipment and forms on.
  5. I simply used old conveyor belt material. Cut it the way I wanted in a big shear.
  6. Yes, the "splitter" is an OD transfer case. Not sure of the manufacturer. It's either a US Gear or Gear Vendor. BTW, the first pic is about five or six years old. The sheet metal doesn't look nearly as good now (especially the rocker panels), so I'm planning on having the cab re-done and painted. The paint on the hood and roof is peeling off pretty badly.
  7. You guys might remember my last two winter projects: 'Mater, a 1964 B61SX and a B81SX. This winter, I had to divert my attention to my Dodge Cummins because the frame was bad. After pulling off the bed, I made new frame rails to go from under the cab all the way back to the rear axle. The new rails are pretty deep at 13.50" and should add quite a bit of strength. Then I mounted a new flatbed with a gooseneck ball. Here are some pics of the project. The truck has an exhaust brake, airbags, heavier-than-stock rear suspension, a "splitter," and 300hp/600tq under the hood.
  8. Looks nice...but a 237 in an '85?
  9. If they're talking pickup frames, they've already switched to fully boxed frames. Filling them full of holes defeats the entire purpose of going boxed. (I am not a fan of boxed frames, just stating the obvious)
  10. Ahhhh. Now I remember that. You're right.
  11. I'm from CT. I spent a little time researching switching over to a 237 or 300 and found out rear ends would have to be swapped, too, if I went that route. As much as I would like the extra power of a Maxidyne under the hood, I'm not sure I'd want to add that much work to the job (of getting it back on the road) unless there were no other options. Having said that, thank you for mentioning it and don't take this as me saying "no," I'm saying "I'm not that desperate...yet."
  12. One way or another, I will do what I have to, to keep this truck on the road.
  13. Well, it's confirmed. Piston #3 melted. The head appears to be OK. Trying to get parts now.
  14. Stick a fork in them. They're done.
  15. Precisely. If you aren't using a pump, and the VAST amount of jobs around here (and probably everywhere) don't use pumps for a variety of reasons, a rear discharge mixer simply cannot compete with a front. Fronts can get around jobsites better, they can provide the slump you want more quickly and efficiently, and they can put the end of the chute in the exact spot you want every time and at all times. Rears are dinosaurs in almost all applications.