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  1. 55 minutes ago, smorse54 said:

    Staba's junk yard in Darien Center,NY has several of these. They have 6V-71 Detroits and 613 Roadrangers.

    Thank you for the lead, I will check with them.

  2. 1 hour ago, 41chevy said:

    I'll be up at my property in Maine mid next week, Mr Gushee's shop is / was close to me I'll go by and see what going on there..

    Racing in 2 week Andy, just waiting for my Nomex Seems being 6'4''  235lbs with size 14 feet and XXL hand size isn't an off the rack piece. :(

    Ok sounds good, keep me posted. Thanks. And good luck racing!

  3. On 6/2/2019 at 4:24 PM, hurstscrambler said:


    I found this one while looking for parts for my 1969 F210d.  I saw a picture of one in the Gushee collection a few years ago, he called it an RDF230 however it looked like an M623.  I have a picture, but I don’t know what became of it after he passed.  Andy

    Thanks Andy, maybe I’ll have to call them and see if it’s still for sale. There was a local aggregate business that had quite a few m623’s for yard trucks but sadly every last one was cut up for scrap in the fall. 

  4. 10 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

    The M623 was a 2-1/2 ton van body, the M624 was a tipper. But all of that series was exported to Norway, never used by the US Army.


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    Looking for the pre-Paystar M623 by IH like the one shown in RoadwayR’s reply 

  5. Interested in locating an IH M623 truck (tractor version or dump truck version)...preferred year would be 1970-ish. Truck condition can be roadworthy or needing some restoration. Any leads would be appreciated. Please message me with info. Thanks!

  6. 1 hour ago, Coenut said:

    I think there are just 2 pans both are available.  Not cheap. Get to fabbing.

    Yea most likely. I contacted a local Mack dealer and the “kid” at the parts desk said it looks like there’s four pieces and it’ll be 500 each for the toe pans and 275 each for the floor panels. Wow! 

  7. 1 hour ago, alex g said:

    I might have some of these pieces I'll have to look and get back to you probably by weekend. Check with watts first they supply us with this website.

    Ok thank you. Let me know. I sent you an email on here too. I checked Watts website, the have the sills for under the doors but did not see any floor pieces. 

  8. thanks for all the info! "Not For Hire" would be visible just to be safe. Anybody with historic plates...has any cops ever bothered you guys for driving "too frequently"? I've heard people say that they've been pulled over and had an officer tell them a truck with Historic plates isn't supposed to be used as general transportation. I mean, when the weather's nice out how can they stop you from taking a Sunday drive in the summer and going for ice cream??

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  9. 2 hours ago, Freightrain said:

    I too put Historical plates on my 'B61 15 yrs ago.  Yes, the DMV gave me dirty looks and "you better not be using this commercially" comment.   No problems.

    With these plates, you don't need any DOT number or IFTA.  Just don't get caught hauling freight or doing something "illegal"  LOL!!  I use my truck to pull my 40ft race car trailer everywhere.   I'm skirting that grey area of the law, but so far, so good.  I have my CDL, so I don't worry about being hassled.

    Yeah it seems the DMV doesn't like handing out historic plates. I won't be doing anything commercially, if anything, I'd haul another antique vehicle with it to truck shows. But it would be my own personal property. I've noticed a lot of people at the truck shows do not have a CDL. Some plates even say recreational vehicle, but I don't know how they pulled that off.

  10. 1 hour ago, eddeere said:

    I went to the local Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registration office in Preble county OH and got historical plates for $46.45 in 2014 for my B 61. The are good until 6/30/2050 . I doubt that I will be good for that long . 

    Did they make you get a US DOT number? Wouldn’t think one is needed as it’s not commercial but I’m not sure. Does the historical plates include the registration? 

  11. Aside from HP and Torque, what are some things (if any) that would make an Econodyne engine (say an EM6-275) differ from the older 6 cyl. Maxidyne ENDT engines? (I imagine emissions and maybe four valve heads but just wondering if there's anything else). Operating ranges the same?

  12. 10 hours ago, blackdog2 said:

    Here in New England Hallamore motor trans -89 Cumberland farms over 100 + Holmes trans- Smiths transfer Carabbeta pre-cast  Taylor + Taylor Plymouth rock   ST Johnsbery- AAA- Fierline petroleum Gulf oil  just to name a few .and Paul Roncetti  .those are tractors not counting D/M on the construction side .

    ⬆️ I understand. I'm going to try to do some digging. And Who is Paul Roncetti?

  13. Hi, new member here. I'm looking for a 1970s era U686ST (or U685ST)....tandem axle, prefer Maxitorque two stick 6 spd low hole or standard 5 spd coupled to a hi-torque rise Maxidyne. Any tips or leads is much appreciated. Thanks!

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