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BillyT last won the day on January 11 2018

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  1. Spent a half hr. Diggin' the Scalia wrecker model! Bet it's worth more than his LJ! I have a Miller Ironson "toy" wrecker I got as a kid about the same scale needs doors, but they're available as nos.For those unfamiliar with Miller Ironson toys they are diecast top quality, someone bought their leftover nos trucks have a couple models, the heavy hauler with trailer is in the 1200.00 range have LJ Mack and B Model cabs.My wrecker resembles an Autocar.Check them out online, if you aren't familiar with them they'll blow your mind!
  2. Thanks for the flowers KSB and others! Since we last spoke my wife passed away and I broke my hip.Her from COPD, related to smoking and me from being a dumbass and falling out of bed! My tablet is wearing out and I can't post a question only answer them, gonna get a new one! Anyone like that new "cornbinder" that looks like it's from mad max? I do!
  3. I'm still kicking been off the site thanx for asking!
  4. Bob was asking about you the other day,"laundered" my flip phone in the pocket of my jeans so gotta get another before I can get back to him.Broke my hip recently I don't recommend anyone doing that! I'm walking again without walker, cane etc have been off the site for awhile.

    1. Freightrain


      Hey!!  Glad to see you back around.  Dang, sorry about the hip.  Ugh, don't want to think about things like that.  

      I hurt the motor in the wagon, cracked a cylinder.  In process of building something new.  Only got 19 years out of that block, no regrets.

      Oh, the ol "washed up phone" routine.  Ya, sometimes that's not such a good thing to happen.

    2. carlotpilot


      take it easy on that hip , glad to hear it working again

    3. kscarbel2


      Get well soon Billy!

  5. Knew a guy hauled steel with a.Diamond T Cabover very.rare!
  6. Looked like a bargain! Lots of possibilities with the winch, fifth wheel wrecker?
  7. Lot more truck than a new diesel dually for similar bucks,plus should hold its value or possibly appreciate! Too bad about the single stick tranny,how about a "fake"second stick to operate the range selector like that three stick one on u tube! You ain't gonna.believe this I knew a dude had a f350 dually with a 5.9 Cummins with a 10 speed road ranger! Had to use 4 by 4 cab mounts to clear the tranny. Freightrain, Bob says hello!
  8. Just what the " professional driver"needs the same incompetence mitigation devices that are forced on the non professional driver! The insurance industry has to have a major part in this nonsense!
  9. Nice " binder" I remembered something on those trucks there is a bundle of wire connections above the right steering tire, I was driving one of those 80s 9670s and it quit dead pulling into the Petro in Bordentown NJ. Turned out the slush and salt had corroded the wire connections in the cab above the tire! There is a panel.you can remove to get at them. Would be better to check it out first and correct any impending corrosion before it shuts you down. Maybe seal it up good with tar or something.
  10. That looks like a Manley boom on the packard, my 39 diamond T had one that was similar! Each one was a little different looked homemade but was a factory unit they used around 4" by 3/8 angle iron for the main boom and smaller stuff for the supports and forged pulley block,and snatch block on the end.
  11. Did Waylon have a tractor named"Amanda" or would Jesse have been jealous?
  12. That B is gorgeous! A friend of mine used to haul steel with a legendary "two story Falcon!" They caught a lot of abuse, but they couldn't have been half as bad as the Ford 9000 " Crackerbox" day cab I drove! I was given a choice between it and a7400 White "Japanese Freightliner!" Not much of a choice! Ahh the good old days!
  13. I used to pick up new straight trucks from the body manufacturers for Ryder Truck Rental in Pittsburgh, and deliver them to the terminal.As most of us know the Midliner was the product of an incestuous relationship between Mack and Renault,LOL! So I picked up a mid liner and it had a 5 speed tranny with a pattern I've never seen, what an abortion!
  14. On the subject of the MH Mack Cabover,I used to drive for a Ryder lease customer AC Delco batteries, and Ryder at the same time hauled those little Coleman pop up campers with an MH single axle and a double deck trailer.There was a single lane restriction in one of the tunnels on the Pa turnpike Allegheny Mountain I think. A KW Cabover with a load of 55 gallon drums of some product drifted into the MH drivers lane and they hit head on at about 35mph! The KW driver died at the scene, but the MH driver while seriously injured to the point of having to retire from driving recovered! I actually had a conversation with him at Ryders Pittsburgh terminal. The Mack engineers were so impressed that they traveled from Allentown to view the wreckage of the MH! They towed away the wrecked MH before I ever got to see it, but obviously the composite aluminum/ fiberglass construction of the MH must have been very strong! A couple years later I drove a single axle MH with an aluminum drop deck, It was the best riding Cabover I ever drove and it even was spring ride!
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