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  1. I use Power Service additive with cetane boost. It was recommended to me by the mechanic who put the engine in my truck. He said the ULSD wasn't good for the injection pumps on the old diesels. I do run a Cummins Diesel in my Mack though. Power Service claims easier starting, less fuel consumption, and more power too. I'm not sure if I believe all that (and I don't have a proper set up for true scientific testing) but I use it for the "Lubricity" enhancement to make up for the ultra low sulfur diesel. (Doesn't "Lubricity" sound like a made up word?) http://www.powerservice.com/ I avoid ethan
  2. I just think that the trucks of the 50's and 60's (especially Macks) are the best designed trucks ever built. All the "classic" design cues come from this era, many from my personal favorite, the LT Mack. Anyone know who was designing/styling for Mack during this era?
  3. Does anyone know offhand what the tare weight of a 1949 Mack L85 closed cab pumper fire-truck is?
  4. Name: Mack LTL (1952) Date Added: 23 March 2009 - 03:37 PM Owner: KO1927 Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
  5. Happy New Year. It's been a while since I've done any drafting so let me know if you need any more information or if something isn't clear. I also included placement of the box on the step, just in case you wind up needing that as well.
  6. Wow. My LT was originally sold in Oroville, California, to K&S Equipment Co. I guess LT's were popular in that area.
  7. The LT is registered!

  8. Thanks. Sorry for the confusion. The background that I have on the truck is that my father bought it restored, he died when I was eleven, and I inherited it then. I've only just started playing around with it, as college has eaten up most of my funds since then, and since I'm done with school, I can spend a few (very few) bucks on the old gal. I have sent out to the Mack Museum for more information about the chassis number, I'm looking forward to learning more about the history of my truck. I do plan on trying my hand at restoration, but this truck is hopefully a long way from needing that aga
  9. I got brave and started fiddling with those valve stems. It turns out that they are extensions, I'm not sure why they wouldn't take air, but my plan of action is to replace them with new ones (hopefully with a different design) and go from there.
  10. As requested, here's a couple of pictures; taken after I pulled the truck out of the garage. Also, a question. Two of the tires (Michelin Tube type 10 X 20) have a valve stem like this, it does not seem to be a cap, and is so far not compatible with my schrader valve tools for filling and checking air pressure. What's the deal with these? The other tires have standard schrader valves, only two have the unusual setup. I'm only 22, so I'm not very familiar with older trucks and am wondering if it is an older method for filling tubes.
  11. I was successful in getting my LT running! An oil change, some fresh filters and fuel, new batteries, and she fired right up. Not bad after sitting for about a decade. Should be able to get some pictures up soon. The show season is definitely beckoning.
  12. Thanks for posting this. The differential duals are very interesting. Does anyone have more information on them, or experience with them?
  13. I've got an LT, but no good digital pics right now. When I've got sufficient funds, I'll get her rolling again and be sure to take a few. Stay tuned....(but be patient, cash is in short supply)
  14. What benefit does a registry offer?

  15. I have been greatly amused by this: Reason for forming Republican Party: End Slavery Reason for forming Democratic Party: Oppose Republican Party Party affiliation of the first black man to be a US President: Democrat It's good to see that I wasn't the only person who paid attention in US History and Civics classes. Reason for editing: spelling and grammar.
  16. I like the styling of the Australian trucks- the high mounted cab and shorter hoods. More "down-to-business" but still classy. What's the reasoning behind the styling? How is the access to the engine with that short of a hood? Is there any way I can get one of those with left hand drive? (That green KW looks real nice)? Well, any way short of spending $1 mil. and a mile high stack of customs paperwork.
  17. John, Thanks for the detailed reply. I will concede to your argument. It is interesting that they would refer to the number of wheels/axles by that system. Why would they mention the "conversion" and two different plants on my built sheet? I too would like to know if anyone can shed more light on the subject. Model T-esque quality control issues perhaps? A clerical error? Very intriguing nonetheless.
  18. Nope. 6 wheel references a two axle truck with duals on the rear. 10 wheel truck refers to a tandem axle. That is from my BUILD SHEET. Mack may have known what they were talking about. The term "wheel" references a tire, rim, and center section (be it disc or spoke) and therefore one simply counts the wheels- 6 wheeler, 10 wheeler, 18 wheeler so on and so forth. That is the origin of those terms, is part of the trucking industry nomenclature, and has been for as far back as I've researched.
  19. D-Con, mixed with peanut butter used for bait in the old fashioned snap-traps is the most effective removal method I have found. Irish Spring and dryer sheets failed me, they merely caused loose bowels in the rodents. Mothballs have worked decently for prevention. I have also used paintball and airsoft guns to hunt them but my accuracy with these "weapons" is questionable at best. I've heard about a death machine that I've been itching to try, but have yet to build. You take a 5 gal. bucket, coffee can, and dowel. Put the dowel through the bucket with the coffee can perpendicular to the bucke
  20. I was wondering if anyone on here has seen a lawn tractor converted to look like a miniature truck. I'm really hoping someone on here has built one or has pictures of one they want to share. I've seen a few old lawn tractors for cheap recently, and the wheels in my head are turning. It would be pretty cool to replicate my LT in miniature. When I was a kid I saw one at the ATHS show in Owl's Head Maine. This was in the mid 90's. Searching the internet has come up with some interesting creations, but no mini-truck conversions. Thanks.
  21. My Mack is a diesel, but here's the science of leaded gas. The lead helps lubricate the carburetor and valve guides. The reason it was removed from gasoline in the mid 70's is because it has bad side effects for catalytic converters and the whole environmental movement thing. The valve guides are the key part, without the lead additive, they will wear faster. Newer engines are designed to be run without the lead. I use a lead substitute additive in all gas engines made before 1975. The only cons I've experienced is the cost of the additive (no big deal) and the mental math to figure out the ra
  22. However, parking tickets won't get you removed from the country.... and misdemeanors are more serious than a parking ticket. The ticket is a violation, misdemeanors are above violations and below felonies. examples of misdemeanors may include: petty theft, prostitution, public intoxication, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, drug possession, DUI and other similar crimes. In the United States, misdemeanors are crimes with a maximum punishment of 12 months of incarceration, typically in a local jail (again, as contrasted with felons, who are typically incarcerated in a pris
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