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  1. we are renting up street from echo lake rd, intersection of rte 6 and 262 . will look for the stone house. definitely would like to see the R-models . this property has a great shape 50 gal Snyder gas tank ;complete. owner wants it to the dump. tag says 1972 . for free can you use it.also :: 14 ft 12 in I beam, 7 1/2 ft Meyers snow plow, hyd set up for flink sander . all stu ff I've found around here.
  2. back in the '80's few trips to Englishtown NJ truck drag races. a guy had an everyday running pete conventional.; took the fan off, air filters out, put eight tires casing on back(smooth less chance of blowing rears ), chain binders frame to rears (no hop ). he put the fuel to it and two pipes of pure smoke from exhaust. something like 84-86 mph in1/4 mile. LOL . not bad for every day road truck. he wrecked it in accident bought a double sleeper fancy truck later on.
  3. as a joke , it is funny to think about;; but in to days world have to be real careful saying that kind of stuff. being a Polish lad, heard Pollack jokes all my life. different world today.
  4. lucky you found someone that is interested in making them run again ; not someone who would make $100.00 at the scrap yard. regrettably I had an auction 2011 . 50-60 old walkbehind tractors and much more. I watched the "vultures" load up trucks and to the scrap yard they were heading. oldest was a 20's planet jr to the newest a 1949 standardtwin . the twin ran . a 1939 Viking tractor was on top of a load of steel used for fabrication. a lot can be packed in to a 30x50 work shop. Brockway had a beautiful looking truck. guyott oil in ct use to run a fleet back in the day hauling .
  5. nice ole truck. didn't know you had that.LOL thought you only did 1/32 I'm liking the house, woods seems to be great relaxing place to build 1/32 and the real ones. A+A+A+
  6. Like the DM800 , the autocar has that bold , all steel impressive look. nice truck
  7. I'd like the picture a lot more if it was the Mack trailering the A-car LOL I know the Mack is a show truck going on display
  8. sold both '49 EE dump and EF flatbed for all reasons above. saved them from scrap yard, I used the EF in hay field, EE plowed a lot of snow for me. time past , work and everything else made yrs go by. trucks sat too long I sold them .now when we moved from CT to TN then back again to CT this yr, I took my DM800 mixer, DM800 wrecker, DM600 dump and others just packed them in boxes and moved:: 1/25 scale models LOL and still they sit in boxes like they have since the late '70's . found a B-61 in Knoxville TN. owner said he's been trying to work on it; that was three yrs ago. tarp covering i
  9. the good part of story is owner willing to sell. how may times interested person hears " nope not for sale, I'm gonna get it runnin", as the trees grow into the vehicle like in these pictures . many yrs ago rumor had it a mack jr was deep in the ct woods. (Roxbury) area. a big chain saw would be needed. and NO the owner would not sell it and DON'T get caught going in the woods to see it. I never did find it. east coast is rough on old iron in the woods. doesn't take long before they sink deeper into the ground and rust away.
  10. did you take off the SERVICE line on the other cans and release the brakes; with the wheels chocked of course. possibly another can is by-passing you can't hear. is the pedal itself working free and not oxidized to mount sticking partially on. with parts today , could be bad new valve. does it have a trolley valve that may be part way on ? did someone have lines off a can then put them on backwards ? these may sound like dumb questions, after xxxxxx yrs of 24/7 road calls ; you get to where you have to start basic with questions. 35min trip on road for liftgate not working --- power cord to
  11. years back , I ordered them from fleetpride (Connecticut driveshaft back then ) they helped a lot in keeping a fleet of ice cream trailer cleaner. but be ready for some swearing from tire changers :LOL. triaxles don't do a lot of winter running, snow not a major issue. the snow does a heck of build up during winter driving. they weren't cheap ; but safety for me was the biggest concern . rain over spray highway driving is reduced big time. course tire work on triaxle is simple ; just raise the body.
  12. no where in the conversation was it stated whether the valve was a constant leak or when brakes are applied. brake cans leaking internally maxi to service usually exhaust out the frame quick-release valve . being new to owning a '70's mack; hope you pay very close attention to the how's and proper way to change a brake can!!! I would doubt the cans are original. the old cans were able to have BOTH diaphrams changed. fortunately new cans are no longer able to disassemble maxi side..
  13. nothin' like makin a guy feel OLD !!LOL class of "69 here. had a bad ticker since 12 yrs old. open heart repair in 2015. point being my brother did nam, uncle was POW and purple heart recipient ; saw my uncles back one hot summer day;; looked like picture of the moon with all the craters. results of shrapnel explosion. he never talked about it. took a lot of pain and blood to get this freedom.
  14. these and many other pictures are what should be on the news channels ; not the crap they show . let the rioters see why they have the chance to do what they do. but then the ratings won't be that great. THANK YOU for these post. May God have mercy on the many POW'S and MIA'S
  15. not for nothing; reading all the technical ideas that are on track ., did anyone consider maybe the brand of oil being used isn't holding up . the pictures show a definite problem with foreign matter raising havoc with bearings etc; the oil itself may be breaking down ,,
  16. always keep cardboard for coverage also , it might start burning; easier to put small smolder out that paint repair.
  17. back in the mid 70's mack truck Waterbury ct sold an entire construction fleet ;;;; MB concrete pumpers, DM dumps and tractors to Poland..being a Polish lad ;; I was glad Poland knew quality ..
  18. I'm liking the clean organized shop. did notice a couple of the pics where the cutting was going on, I screwed up a mirror once while cutting and the sparks pitted the glass. always cover the mirrors or windows when sparks are flying. trucks looking real good
  19. auto trans and XM radio aren't the first thing the "kids"look for;;;; first question is : wheres the AC switch!!! my answer -- drive a B-model ,they have the best AC . just turn the little vent window in and drive fast. faster you go better AC works.. LOL
  20. Beautiful looking machine, enough to make me come out of retirement to drive .. NO plastic all steel
  21. don't ever recall a gold dog having a gold base. always chrome. but then again the wife expects me to remember things I don't . LOL
  22. never cared as much for the R-model hood after they changed to a three piece hood. older one piece was nicer looking without the seam on back fender wells. times change . sure it must have been cheaper to make ..
  23. where in ct are you. stone construction (exit 14 off 84) last I saw had a manual steering box sitting on the shelf in a very messed up parts room. George still has the #1 R607T ; doubt he will use the box. I've worked for stone for 25 + yr : 20 yrs ago. was there last yr helping out. heard there is a superliner hood in one of the storage trailers and a good bumper also. interested tell ryan ::: Dave sent you.
  24. is that Beard's B -81 to the left ??? Allen always had some fine looking trucks all black . remember the day Waterbury mack set up two dumps; all black and chrome . anticipated selling to Beard; tried to get account from new haven mack. seems one was DM800 another RD600. beard told Waterbury to stick them. LOL heads would roll. a lot of money in chrome . don't remember where they went
  25. install the shuttle valve. challenge is to remember the trolley WON'T hold the dump truck it self any more
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