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  1. BillyT

    62? Diamond T C.O.E. CL

    Tragic how all those UPS Diamond Ts and Reos got scrapped they were so well maintained! My cousins buddy had one of those Diamond T cabovers anyone remember Bill Sheffer out of Breezewood Pa? Ran Diamond Ts was a columnist for Overdrive also.
  2. I've been having trouble with my tablet lately some posts will go away before I can submit them! Hat you sure have a cute girlfriend!
  3. BillyT

    1970 Marmon COE

    I've always liked the "Texas Peterbilts" we're brutal, like the FWDs
  4. BillyT

    Giant Macks in the Artic

    I may still have Dennisons Ice Road, we were flooded in 2012 during tropical storm Debbie and I lost a lot of books really lamented losing a hardcover 1968 motors manual!
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    Giant Macks in the Artic

    Fellas, has to be out of print, but decades ago I bought a book at a library sale called Dennisons Ice Road, apparently this guy Dennison was the first to have a regular route long before "Ice Road truckers" that served all the little communities near the artic circle. There are said to be hundreds of pieces of mostly heavy equipment that fell through the ice as the drivers had no scientific way to determine the ice thickness early or late in the " season"!
  6. Haven't seen a "ragtop" dry van in decades very nostalgic!
  7. BillyT

    1952 GMC 900

    Wow! what a lineup! The ist truck I owned was a 39 Diamond T 201 wrecker same cab as the 37, different grille.I've always loved hi binders!
  8. BillyT

    1970 Brockway 361 Huskidrive

    The first big truck I ever rode in was a 361 Brockway with a 220 Cummins and an Eaton " bogie" a five speed main and a three speed differential.It was in 68, a year before I learned to drive semi. The only other truck I saw with this setup was a crackerbox "Jimmy" with a 671 Detroit.
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    Trump and Commerce

    Right after NAFTA passed the American DOT officers were kept busy with those "impeccably maintained" Mexican trucks! Lol!
  10. BillyT

    Dirty Hoods

    The LTL is a piece of art! Haven't seen one of those turn signals with the arrows and the little visors in 60 yrs! Let alone chromed! Speaking of "Off the wall tranny combos" I used to know a guy with a F 350 hotshot tractor that he swapped in a 5.9 Cummins with a ten speed road ranger! First time I've ever seen a Ford pickup with a ten speed "ranger" he had a little electric air compressor to run the range selector!
  11. BillyT

    New t shirt

    Thanks for the reply!
  12. BillyT

    Pictures of the Week

    OD, nuthin' like fresh green beans! That one photo makes me wish I was a cell phone!
  13. BillyT

    New t shirt

    Reminded me of something I've been harping about for years,when is a truck not a truck? When it is a pickup! In many of the articles in the newspaper involving an accident where someone in a pickup is at fault (drunk driving,speeding etc) the article reads "truck accident, charges pending" when the perpetrator was driving a pickup! I'm thinking the average motorist pictures a thundering eighteen wheeler! My favorite is the Suburu ad "a truck failed to stop, and that's why we drive a Suburu!" The "truck" is not pictured, I can only assume that the Suburu protected its owner from the truck with its automatic emergency braking!
  14. BillyT

    New t shirt

    Is the quad box T shirt available or are you guys just goofing around?
  15. BillyT

    Screw up Saturday

    I believe an automatic in a trash truck or similar "vocational truck" would be easier on the drive line.

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