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  1. Mike Stormo

    f-model windshield gaskets

    Try Pat Walsh in Wakefield Mass. 781-246-3266 He is a great old guy with a wealth of knowledge and a huge supply of parts. He also can make any vent window rubber.
  2. Mike Stormo

    1962 B-61

    I had a set of vent windows cut by Bobs Auto Glass in Oregon. $75 included shipping
  3. I have a B57 with an 18000 pound Rockwell front axle and I am trying to find a pair of Bud style front hubs. I am trying to find out what other model Macks used this style hubs. It is also referred to as a straight axle. I know most people on this site will comment on keeping the wobblers but not an option for me. If I cant find the hubs I need I will change out the axle to something different. I was hoping to keep the stock axle in this rare low production truck. If anyone has a lead on the hubs please let me know. Mike Stormo
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    B-61 Door Latch

    I would have the door parts you need off a B61 I parted out.
  5. Mike Stormo

    Painted inside of doors

    The basic hinges are the some from right to left. My left hinges were worn out so I took an extra set of right hinges and welded the door mounting holes shut and re drilled them off the pattern from the left, also I cut the little tab off and welded it to the other side. The right hinges are most often good.
  6. Yesterday I bought a B57, I was looking for another parts truck for my B53 but when I looked at it, it's to good to part out (and sorta rare ). The question I have is if anyone has seen a B57 or a B67 with a turbo. The engine is supposed to be worn out, and I have a good 673 with a turbo out of a B61 parts truck. Will it fit? Also will it run tipped on it's side?
  7. Rob you were right PSA 6A American Bosch. I found a guy a Spokane Diesel Pump that seems quite knowledgeable on these pumps. He said if I bring the charge pump to him he will have the parts, but kit no longer supplied
  8. Rob who is PIA and how do I get a hold of them? Do you have the part number for the kit for the fuel transfer pump for a rotary type injection pump? My Mack dealer is worthless unless you want a part for a peace of sh-t Volvo. They don't have one parts man that was born before my trucks were built.
  9. The frame is about 12" under the cab,back to almost the rear ends, then it narrows down to about 10". Makes it look like a fish belly.
  10. A am glad I don't have a contour cab, it is already so tight that Mack put in a narrow buddy seat. I was looking at things this morning an noticed that the hood and fender panels are made of aluminum. Are the B67 and other short hood models that way? The guy that I got it from said that it would hardly run,and had no power. I noticed that they put an electric fuel pump just out side the tank. I am going to change the filters tomorrow and try to get it started. If that doesn't work do you guys think the injector pump needs a rebuild? Or is there something else to try?
  11. My B53 has bud style wheels, I think I would like to make them the same. I am out west and there is no one that will, or knows how to change them. It has a dog house and a fish belly frame, as far as I can tell all the same specs. as my B53 except for the short hood. Can any body confirm that the front hubs would be the same as a DM and does anyone have a set they might sell. I have a complete set or Mack rears on camel back springs with s cam brakes, that should make it ride better. I think I am going to find a roll back bed for it and make a hauler, so a better ride would be important.
  12. The B57 showed up this morning. I got to get rid of those wheels, any body got bud hubs for a Rockwell front end?
  13. I just pulled the bucket off for the pictures Thank's
  14. I checked the turbo on the donor engine this morning and it looks like it might fit
  15. Ya I planned on taking the nose off just to look at the engine. I don't have the 57 home yet but I will look at the engine in the 61 in the morning. I am done with all I can do to my B53 until it gets out of the paint shop. I did notice that the B57 is alot like my 53. It has s cam brakes and spoke wheels, beam over suspension, power steering, a quad and an aluminum step fuel tank. The title says it is a 1966
  16. Do you guys think that it uses the same exhaust manifold as a B61.
  17. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    I have a 1965 B 53 with factory power steering. I am wanting to know who made the steering box, I need to adjust up the slack in the steering and that is one of the places there is extra movement. Also if any body has a diagram of that steering box and could post it here I would be very grateful.
  18. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    Sorry Yes the pitman arm
  19. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    The ujoint and all other parts are tight the play is all in the box. As I said the wheel turns about 1/4 of a turn before the control arm moves (not that bad)
  20. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    You have me so scared I think I will just leave it alone, I can live with the play. I just thought that it was a good time to fix the slack while the fenders were off.
  21. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    I thing that Mack built the truck around this steering box, even with the hole nose off of the truck you can hardly see it and taking pictures of it is even more difficult. If you guys can help me with taking up the clearance between the rack and the sector I think that will make a difference.
  22. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    After a lot of checking and measuring I can't get to that area with the numbers unless I pull the engine and take the steering box out as the box mounts on the inside of the frame and the pitman shaft goes through the frame. From the stamping on the bottom of the box I believe it is a Sheppard, and from what I have read probably a model 49 came in this model Mack. After doing some searching I believe there is supposed to be play in the worm shaft to allow for the sensing valve to operate. If this is not correct please give me your opinion.
  23. Mike Stormo

    B 53 power steering box

    I went to the shop and checked the steering out a little farther. I found that all the play is in the steering box. I can turn the steering wheel 1/4 turn before the control arm moves. Could some one outline the method of adjustment for a shepperd box, I don't wan't to turn the wrong adjuster screw and mess it up further.
  24. I suppose that it has been asked before but I would like to know if anybody has the paint code for the interior cab color on a b model . Is there a place that sells this in a spray can ( or any thing close ) for touch-up. What have others used?
  25. Mike Stormo

    B model paint

    You guys are great!! I ordered 2 spray cans form napa, they will be here tomorrow

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