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About 68-f-model

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  • Birthday 07/04/1985

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    kalamazoo michigan

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  1. Well it appears the guy got fired from swift and now has his own truck he is trying to park on his drive way and puts his cars on the front lawn. That isn't a very good hiding job. I can't wait till he tries to point over at my F model and there isn't anything there but a shinny new barn. The F-model is lying low on vacation at a buddies house well outside of town until the barn is up. 😁
  2. Footings poured and brackets set, with all the materials ordered. Now I sit and wait 3 weeks for them to show up. They brought a little to much concrete so i had it spread where the overhead doors are going. So when i get around to pouring the pad the front 3 feet will be 12+ inches thick.
  3. If you have a source for the F model windshield gaskets please share. A nice looking Mack that you found. 👍👍
  4. I am not far from St Joseph. You just never asked??🐢
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  6. The 24 wide x 36 long x 16 tall barn expansion build has finally begun.😁 Just laying out the string lines,post locations and getting things leveled up.
  7. It is quite a busy street as it is one of two roads in and out of the towns industrial park area. Oh no worries on the building I hate having my things sit out side anyway. Now on with the permits and footings 🧐
  8. Ah, a final resolution to the issue I finally met up with my villages zoning officer. Plans are in the works for a 26x36x14 addition to my current barn to keep the Mack and trailer inside of. Life is good and I have some time as construction beings depending on the weather . 🙂 Also found the source of complaint . Apparently a swift driver was trying to park his rig in front of his house and few blocks over and was complaining about why I could have mine and he couldn’t . Slightly different parking situation than mine mine I would say
  9. Yep painted it flat black and slid it in where there are trees on two sides and my barn on the third.
  10. The loctite is only on the out side of the bearing races. I wager that if your bearings are running so hot that a tiny film between the race and hub causes it to fail you had bigger issues to start with. The hubs are all tight to the races and good to go.
  11. Loctite on the races and I put the large radius bearings in as Vlad’s reasoning makes sense. All should be good. I have to set the bearing preload tonight then onto the other side seals and bearings. Swishy , I do plan on changing the fronts to grease after I am done with the drives .
  12. Can you elaborate on why the lock tight?
  13. Ooooooooo. That is one nice looking door. 🧐 Sadly mechanical things are inline before cosmetic. Right side up pictures:
  14. Ran into an unknown this afternoon when replacing the wheel bearings and seals on the f-model. I ordered based on the timken book for my axle,hub casting #’s and year a 382-372 cone cup for the inner bearings . These has a “Mack special radius” according to timken. Now the glitch is the bearings I took out are 380-372 set. Both the 380 and the 382 are identical in dimensions, but the 382 has a larger inner radius. See pictures. Which is the right one for my f-model? Should I go with the timken catalogue or what was installed previously? Thanks
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