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56mercuryman

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  1. I have a 57 B61 as you can see in my photo album, it idles nice but chugs blue at idle, when you rev it up to the governor it blows lots of grey smoke, it also smokes lots at shifts. It is a 673 with a turbo, the turbo seems to spray oil out the bottom and drips on the frame rail, it seems to have lots of power still, was just wondering what the cause of all the smoke is or if it might get worse if something is not repaired. any ideas?

    by the way the truck has sat about 4 years then started and only run a bit since.

  2. :SMOKIE-LFT:

    Not sure about that engine in particular,but a lot of the old flathead engines had "mushroom" lifters-the bottom was wider than the barrel of the lifter. On those engines you have to either find a way to hold all the lifters off the cam and remove the cam first,or pull the engine and turn it upside down,and remove the cam. Either way,tha cam would have to come out,I hope that isn't the case with your engine. If it's built like my EN354,I have bad news for ya,bro. Mushroom lifters. Couldn't tell form the design illustrations in my manual if the lifters run in replaceable sleeves or just the finished block surface.

    Speed

    :SMOKIE-RT:

    thanks for the reply, it appears that they are indeed mushroom type lifters and seem to be in clusters of two................judging by the pieces that fell out when I removed the inspection covers, it looks like cast from part of the inside block as well, was just wondering if these clusters were replaceable or if the engine is junk.

  3. I have a 65 B42 and noticed that there is no fuse panels or fuses in any of the wiring. My B61 has a fuse panel in the glove box but the B42 has none. It is all original and the wiring has not been altered. Does anyone know if this was a common thing.......it seems like a fire hazard to me. Is it hard to put one in and if anyone knows how one would go about doing so.

  4. This is not a difficult job. Open the hood of the truck, and remove the fender access panels. There are four capscrews in the recess the hood closes into with nuts and washers on the underside. Remove these. There is one capscrew with it's associated nuts and washers next to where the headlamp panel and grille shell meet, remove these also. Most B models have screws at the bottom of the grille shell in the front also. Remove these also. The grille shell is now loose from the truck and while pulling forward, and up, it will come out.

    The slotted head filister head screws you mention holding parts on are "theft prevention" screws. One can only use a flat screwdriver to drive, or tighten them. There is no tool made specifically to remove them. A pair of vise-grip pliers work well for me. If you notice almost all public restroom stalls have these installed also retaining the stall walls; (no relation to a B model Mack, (of course)).

    Get the dog back on it's rightfull place, he deserves it.

    Rob

    Hey Rob, thanks, will give it a whirl tomorrow, great instructions!

    will let you know when he gets back on his perch.

  5. This may seem like a dumb question................does anyone know an easy way to install a bull dog on a B model mack?. I bought a truck without a bulldog and now have one to replace the missing one. I can't see where the wrench would fit to tighten the bolts, does the bulldog have studs or do bolts thread into it from the bottom?, does the rad have to be removed or is there a trick to it?. Also the chrome emblem that the bulldog sits on is held in place by a weird looking half slotted and round edged screw, how is this removed?, where do I get a screw driver to remove this?

    Never thought it would be that big of a job to put the ol bulldog back on his perch.

    HELP and or hints would be appreciated.

  6. I have a nice 65 B42 that is in the need for an engine, a kind fellow has provided an engine EN401 gas, he will crate it up but it needs to be shipped to Grand Portage Minnesota or can be picked up in Duluth Minnesota.

    The engine is in Wyoming. If anyone is travelling through and can assist with delivery of this engine, please contact me with a cost and any further info.

    thanks in advance

    It is in Green River Wyoming to be exact.

  7. I have a nice 65 B42 that is in the need for an engine, a kind fellow has provided an engine EN401 gas, he will crate it up but it needs to be shipped to Grand Portage Minnesota or can be picked up in Duluth Minnesota.

    The engine is in Wyoming. If anyone is travelling through and can assist with delivery of this engine, please contact me with a cost and any further info.

    thanks in advance

  8. I have a 65 B42 with a en401 gas engine, the trouble is that the lifter block near the distributer shaft has broken in several pieces and dropped out. Are these lifter pods replaceable?

    How do they come out?

    Are they attached to the block?

    Is the engine repairable or junk/

    Does anyone have any parts for this engine or another one I could buy to replace this one?

    what kind of engine is it?

    how much for it?

  9. I have a 65 B42 with a en401 gas engine, the trouble is that the lifter block near the distributer shaft has broken in several pieces and dropped out. Are these lifter pods replaceable?

    How do they come out?

    Are they attached to the block?

    Is the engine repairable or junk/

    Does anyone have any parts for this engine or another one I could buy to replace this one?

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