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Doug T B42X

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About Doug T B42X

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    Philadelphia, Pa
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    Old cars and trucks, breweriana, craft beer, railroads

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    1975 Diamond Reo DC10164 Cab/chassis

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  1. Doug T B42X

    Help needed to get to Macungie

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, h67st and tjc transport. That definitely seems to be the case!
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    I admire that! Someday I may get to that point! I know what you mean, though, you have a vision of how it will turn out, and you know whether you made your mark or not. Where in Philly are you?
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    Tire shop recommendation

    Thank you! By any chance do you know a fellow named Blackie who is active with that fire truck museum up in Mahanoy City?
  4. Doug T B42X

    Help needed to get to Macungie

    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 dougt83@hotmail.com. Thank you, Doug Tedeschi
  5. Doug T B42X

    EN401 Exhaust Manifold

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. According to the book I have (Parts List 2342; for B42IT, for EN401 Engine) it has the same part numbers. If it cannot be welded, I would be looking for one also. Thank you. I just started the truck the other day and it ran fine, so the Exhaust Manifold is the only thing holding it back.
  6. Doug T B42X

    Tire shop recommendation

    Does anyone know of a good tire shop in or close to Philadelphia?
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    EN401 Exhaust Manifold

    Bulldogchaser - thank you; I should have an idea as soon as I get the old one off and will let you know, then see if you still have it available. Kkergall - Yes, and I am assuming I will change the whole assembly. 104GC 439A (Rear) 104 GC 440A (Front) and 104 GC 4157 (Center). That is, if it cannot be welded.
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    Thank you, and I appreciate the work that you and previous owners have done on it. I am coming to appreciate that much of the work one might do holds it in trust for the next owner, as Grandpa Walton might say. I hope to get to that exhaust manifold as soon as it gets a little warmer. Right now, it's outdoors, you know. By the way, if anyone knows of a garage for sale which might house two trucks, I would be very interested. I am in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, but I don't have the trucks here - no room!
  9. Doug T B42X

    EN401 Exhaust Manifold

    That's the spot! This one looked like it had been welded also. I have not removed it yet, but the exhaust pipe flange is not connected.
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    Thank you!
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    Thank you! Posted (I hope!) a couple of pictures of the Reo under Attachments.
  12. Doug T B42X

    EN401 Exhaust Manifold

    Looking for an Exhaust Manifold for an EN401 Engine. 1958 B42X.
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    Thank you! The first hurdle is a big one - it looks like it will need a new exhaust manifold. It has an EN401 6 cylinder gas engine.
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    I am new to owning an old truck, but not to liking them. Ever since I was a kid, railroads and old trucks have been an avid interest. I look forward to many happy hours spent on this forum, learning about just what I got myself into! I recently bought a 1958 Mack B42X Dump Truck and a 1975 Diamond Reo tandem axle truck that was a former Garbage Packer from Hazleton, Pa.

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