Wobblin-Goblin

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About Wobblin-Goblin

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  • Birthday 06/30/1969

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

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  • 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've been there a couple of times. It's more like a club now, which is pretty cool in its own right. A bunch of old codgers get together on Wednesdays and have coffee and pastries and shoot the **** for a couple hours in the morning. The very last Super Liner "End of the Line" is there, as is a bunch of other stuff, but from what I've been told, the vast majority of trucks has been gone for a while now. I was never a fan of Super Liners back in the day, but I have to say that the one in Canterbury at Yaworski's museum is absolutely gorgeous. A stunningly handsome truck.
  2. So 'Mater blew a piston....

    Finally found a source for parts. A parts guy my uncle deals with found a complete set of six genuine Mack NOS 711 pistons. They are being shipped from California. The Mack dealer out there would not break up the set, I had to buy all six. My parts guy said these must be the last NOS Mack 711 pistons in existence, because he spared no effort or expense trying to find them for me. I also am buying a cylinder kit, rings, injector, main bearings, and all the gaskets needed. Had to take out a second mortgage to do it, lol. Looks like the 711 will stay for a while longer.
  3. Old Noah Comes Home

    Well, after a year's worth of tinkering, Old Noah was road-worthy enough to be entered into today's July 4th parade. It doesn't look like it, but a LOT of work was done to the truck over the last year. My dad (the original driver of the truck before I was born) drove it today in the parade. This is just a partial list of things I can remember off the top of my head: All new brake lines from stem to stern Completely new floor Cab grafted from another B model from the dash pillars all the way back to behind the seat Transmission drained and refilled OIl/filter changed Greased New exhaust Door innards swapped out with another B model Brakes adjusted Concrete jack hammered off the truck all over
  4. I'm going to start using Howe's from now on.
  5. 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)?
  6. So 'Mater blew a piston....

    Just got the piston out today.
  7. This winter's project: 1994 Dodge 3500 Cummins dually

    Yes. I own a construction company and have four trailers that I tow equipment and forms on.
  8. Front fender mud flaps for B model

    I simply used old conveyor belt material. Cut it the way I wanted in a big shear.
  9. This winter's project: 1994 Dodge 3500 Cummins dually

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Looks nice...but a 237 in an '85?
  12. FCA pokes holes in vehicle frames to cut weight

    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)
  13. So 'Mater blew a piston....

    Ahhhh. Now I remember that. You're right.
  14. So 'Mater blew a piston....

    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."
  15. So 'Mater blew a piston....

    One way or another, I will do what I have to, to keep this truck on the road.