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About dak49

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  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    FS700L
  • Year
    1983
  1. Could it have been used to move airplanes? It kinda looks like something that could move a 727. Just a guess on my part though. Dak49
  2. Rob, with some of the older trucks you could hook both the emergency lines together and usually it takes 2 people to do it cause BOTH valves have to be held in at the same time, with the newer trucks, mostly after 1975 its not possible to do that cause they have some thing in the line that keeps air from going back into the air tanks. I carry fittings so if I ever need to have that done I just pull a plug on an air tank and I have an air hose I connect to the emergency line to air up tires, then I can either use my hose to air up my truck or some one else's. If I let some one use my air tank fitting after we get it started I have them pump down the air so I can remove my fitting, replace the plug and they are ready to go, well after they get their air back up again. IF YOU TRY that, be sure they have very little, to no air before you remove the air fitting, you don't want to get hurt trying to take it out. Oh, yeah, I always put a valve stem in an air tank on any truck I drive just in case I need to air it up and go. Good Luck, Dak49
  3. I seen where a U tractor was used for local dilivery with box trailers and the driver said it made it a lot faster to back in to docks because he could see the end of the trailer. Which that would go along with the better visibility Mack claimed. I remember seeing Transcon using U models for over the road use as well. That was around 1979, or 1980. One thing for sure, Mack would try different cab styles, and they seemed to work. Have a good day, Bert
  4. Wow, that looks pretty good, does it run? What engine? What trans? I remember driving a day cab like that and it had the E-6 285 Horse with a 2 stick 6. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. Does it run? Ok I know I am asking a lot of questions, I just think its cool. Good Luck with it Sir. Bert
  5. I have wrote to my senators, and my congressman, and my congressman is the only one that even cares about what is going on. He is a Republican, my senators are demacrats. Anyway I have writen over 8 letters each since May and one senator, Lincoln her staff refuses to answer my letters, so how can we change things when our "representives" refuse to represent us??? I don't vote for either of the dems, but they keep getting voted back in anyway. I'm so fed up with all the non-sence, but I think the people are going to fugure it out after its too late and we as a nation are going down the drain. I hope I am wrong about that though. Bert
  6. I personally haven't been on this site long myself, but I think Rob has helpped as many people as he can. He does have a unique sense of humor. Like Rob said, maybe it was just a misunderstanding. I do enjoy reading what Rob has to say, and his humor. I also feel that he made a few good points in his orginal statement. Good Luck to all, Bert
  7. I just have one question, why is it that we the United States have to pay for everything? We are paying to bail out a bank in Europe, we are suppose to pay Mexico for the illegals coming here, GM has plants in Europe, and Brasil and they aren't concerned about paying for anything so why are we? Ok, I'm just going nuts, this non-sence is getting way out of hand. Bert
  8. I just have one question, why is it that we the United States have to pay for everything? We are paying to bail out a bank in Europe, we are suppose to pay Mexico for the illegals coming here, GM has plants in Europe, and Brasil and they aren't concerned about paying for anything so why are we? Ok, I'm just going nuts, this non-sence is getting way out of hand. Bert
  9. Hi all, I have been hinking about this for a while myself, I don't think it would take much to do this. 1st. I think you would need a foot valve for a tractor type truck, (so you would have an air line going to the trailer service) as well as a line going to the hand valve for the trailer brakes (service). As for part numbers, I'm lost. Just trying to think what it would take to turn a straight truck into a tractor/trailer. I think for just the emergency, you could go from an air tank to the control valve on the dash, but for the service, it would need to have a pedal valve to go to the service line as well, unless there is a plugged port for the trailer service line. Maybe you could have a dealer check the part numbers to see if they are the same , or different. (for a truck verse tractor)Pedel valve I hope this helps some. Bert
  10. Rob, I have to say you have an intresting family there. Butt the gal with all that junk in her trunk, that's just wrong! Funny, but wrong. Glad to see you must be feeling better. Take care Bert
  11. I remember when I was a kid my dad heated with coal, I thought it was great, for about $10 you could get 5 tons of coal delivered. When I was just a teenager he changed over to natural gas, that was actually a shock, because it seemed as though the coal kept our house warmer. My guess now is that Obama, Pelosie, and Gore will see to it that all coal use is stopped. I'm just curious as to where the rest of our electricity is suppose to come from. I have heard that coal provides about 49% of all electricity for our country. I think it would be interesting if the White House is running off a coal fired ele. plant. If the pres can do without ele. then I guess I could too, or maybe we will be allowed to have ele. for a few hours a day. 3rd world countries, here we come!!!
  12. Anything less than 1 is over drive, therefore a .85 is an over drive gear. Just take your gear ratio times the top gear ratio will give you your fineal gear ratio. 5:77 X .85 =4.90 I used another formula to figure your speed but it came out the same, 55@2100RPM. Good luck Dak49
  13. I seen in the truck paper a 63 Emeryville I don't recall what the guy wanted for it, but I have found a lot of trucks in the truck paper that isn't in the regular paper. just go to truckpaper.com I haven't seen many Macks but they go fast when they are in there. Good Luck Dak49
  14. I can help a little with the Cummins numbers NH= 4valve's per clynder NON turbo NT= 4valves per clynder Turbo NTC= 4valves/turbo/custom rated Sorry I can't be of more help, but that's all I know. Bert
  15. Barry, thanks for the operators manual, I think Mack always did provide more info than other makes. I remember reading one very simular to this one when I first started driving in April of 1978. I think that will help a lot of people sir. Bert Dak49
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