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    B-61, B-67
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    1963, 1965
  1. trent i have extra blown-up copies of an '88 R-model wire diagram. if you would like one send me your address scott
  2. originally tandem dump(elm city const new haven conn. one of six bought new in '63) i started taking apart in early '03 frame was a mess under dump sub frame. found two good inner rails and bought new14 ft outers from pg adams from the cab back. replaced worn 5/8 rivits and bolts with 3/4 flange bolts. q-box rebuilt with pia kit and new lower counter shaft. new two disc clutch. bought '81 RD with a bent chassis for the E-6 350 two valve and the 44 rears(4.64 ratio) did brakes with new every thing. motor got new rods and mains and a recon. jake brake, rebuilt tip turbine,673 water pump and balancer hub. had radiator recored(30% more effective?? time will tell) i sand blasted all the sheet metal and chassis parts. body work and paint went to body shop. painted chassis with john deere primer and black enamel, time will tell on that too. built the chassis and used all new valves and color coded brake lines. put the cab on as soon as i got it back in the fall of '05, BIG MISTAKE, i should have done as much as possible while it was at floor level. followed an '88 R-model wire diagram soldered and heat shrink ends. dyna-mat sound deadener and insulated the cab, electric right side window, lt. blue roll and pleat on cowl ,doors and behind two (e-bay) bostrom seats, home made head ache rack with dual exh. and light bar,home made wet tank, heat and air unit. learned a lot from this site, stole a lot of ideas, picked a lot of brains clean, lots of work, can't wait to do another one. scott
  3. finally able to move her around. lots left to do ,fifth wheel, pintel plate, finish bumper, and a hundred small things that if i don't do them now they won't get done. getting busy with work so it's going to be hard to find time to finish for a while. scott posted more photos in gallery.
  4. how do the old V-8's compare size wise (length, width, height, and weight to the E-9? were the frame rails different for ,say an 815 vs a regular B-81 with an inline motor? scott
  5. i had two grade 100 fourteen footers made for my B a couple of years ago. they were $750 delivered to wallingford conn. i too was very pleased with the fit and the fast service. scott
  6. after taking mine apart for the um-teenth time and shining up contacts, screwing with springs and all the other stuff in there, i figured how to wire in two lighted toggle switches through the holes where the square buttons were. that was over ten years ago- haven't had the cover off since. scott
  7. everyone that i know has had thier tank cut, a plate devider welded in along with the filler and fitting. if the gallons work out right the tank weld goes under the strap and you can't see it. ask around and see where the others had them done, or try the salvage yards. scott
  8. yup- thats the one. might have solved the problem. the leak seems to be coming from the center of the disc which would point to the cap screw holding it on. i never gave it a thought to put sealent on it when i put it together. hopefully have enough room to get the brake/ cover out of the way to make the fix. scott
  9. is it possible to remove the clutch brake components thru the inspection/service opening on the bottom of the clutch housing on a trq-7220 and change the seal ? scott
  10. book say's straight mineral, or is there something newer and better? scott
  11. save the damper hub from the original 673. it is also shorter and needed to clear the radiator. scott
  12. i put a two disc clutch in with an e-6 350 and a q-box. the part search was a killer,longer input shaft, deeper clutch housing, two disc flywheel, and the right linkage were tough to come by. longer input for a duplex???.if you find one don't forget to count the gear teeth. the trans mounts have to be redrilled 1 1/2 '' rearward, which will means drive shaft work. i did all my work with the cab off so it wasn't too bad. nostalgia and the thought that the q-box would keep the swap simpler didn't pan out. if i were doing it today i'd look into the big 8speed-low low fuller and convert to a pull clutch. if you decide to go with a later tranny don't forget about your rear end ratio. back to the duplex, a lot of early R-models had them so that could help widen your search. a friend used a 7 speed mack trans behind a 300 maxidyne in an early DM that originaly had a 673 and a quad-box to get him to highway speed. hope this helps. good luck. scott
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