I have a 1975 Diamond Reo DC10164 I would like to bring to Macungie. It was re-engined some years ago with a Cummins VT555. It was in regular service as a garbage packer until November, 2016. The packer body was removed and it was garaged until I bought it the following November.
It is extremely hard to start. I can start it with ether, (which I am told is not good practice) and once it starts, it stays running and sounds and runs fine. While I would appreciate any help given online, I am quite new to the hobby and don't have the expertise to get it running by myself. I am looking for someone who can come out and fix what has to be fixed, and show me what you are doing so that I can learn it. I am also comfortable working with someone who is not physically able to do the work, but can direct me. I am mechanically inclined, and a quick learner. I also need someone to inspect the truck and tell me what I should fix right away, and what can wait until later. I am not looking for perfection. It is an older truck, and I just want to get it to a state of good repair, where it operates reliably and I can drive it safely. It does not need a lot of work - just fixing the starting problem and whatever turned up on inspection. I will pay you for your time, and can work around your schedule. The truck is located in Melrose Park, Pa. 19027. Melrose Park is just outside Philadelphia. I can be reached at (215) 870-2724 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Doug Tedeschi