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  1. Little "Sketchy" Lift. This thing wasn't designed to lift this much...but it did it. The frame of the trailer is made from 3" thin wall tubing. The axle is mobile home and the arches are 2" x4" x1/4" Channel. The Ibeam is 4". She bent where the front angle braces are welded to the frame. I think it tried to rack when I had to jerk on it a bit. No Fear...I will use the engine hoist to install the 6v with out the tranny. Now its time to figure out how to shoehorn the 6v53 in there. Steering box and exhaust manifold are fight for the same real-estate. Rear engine mounts will need to offse
  2. I am thinking about frame colors. I have purchased the body paint and will be going "Classic" Candy Apple Red Cab, Hood and Grill Shell. The Fenders and Headlight surrounds will be Black. I was originally thinking Black frame, but I guess that frames came Factory red for certain years.
  3. Bondi is about $20 a gallon at Wal-Mart and $30 at Advanced Auto parts. I have found it for $15 on sale a couple of times.
  4. This weekend project. The fenders are going to be black so I'm trying to get them straight and use not 5 gallons of bondo.
  5. Its hard when you have a day job and family, not too much time for "projects"
  6. Got the heads/blower/AC back on...well almost. The blower needs the govenor fork "finangled" on the shaft. Still have to pull the en401 out and see if I can bolt the duplex to the Detroit Bell housing. Worse case I guess ill run the 5speed Fuller since it has the flywheel, clutch, etc. Cold weather has arrived in Northern NY and I needed to pull it out my work bay. I have her all covered up outside. I pulled the nose off and have started body work. Also removed the "Rust" formally known as Floor pan. Slow and steady wins the race!
  7. The 4-54 has a bad turbo and ran away. There is just a touch of oil on the stick. I bared the engine over by hand and it feels ok. My original plan was the 4-53 but once I found out it ran away I wondering if I'd be better off with the 6v53. I think Harbison has a 6v53 in one of his B's.
  8. Please don't shoot me but I may have found a solution to the junk 401. I just bought a 6v53 and a 4-53 (package deal). The old mack has a TRD77 10 speed. I would like to mate this to the 6v53. I think the TRD77 has SAE 3 bell. Can I bolt the two together?
  9. Could I run an 8.2 against the little duplex? I have a silly idea...What if I put a 300 6 in it. 125hp and 250ft/lbs, about the same as the 401.
  10. Just found a DT466 and 6 speed manual about 3 miles from my house. It runs and drives. Might be the donor.
  11. What do you guys think about DT466? They seam to be plentiful and relatively cheap. I would like to keep my original 5 and 2 speed. Will I need to use the bell housing from the DT or will the EN401 bell?
  12. Thanks I will PM once I get her home. If all goes well she will be in my garage tonight.
  13. Kind of had that thought, but I think I want diesel. My father had a 1974 International Fleetstar with a 6-71 Detroit. The best sounding engine IMO. I know they arent power houses and they leak oil, but they are tough and would be cool.
  14. What would be your suggestion for replacement engine?
  15. Here's a bigger picture of the engine, Maybe someone can tell me if its a 401 for sure.
  16. That be a connecting rod sticking through the side. Can you still get parts for this engine? I think it 401ci.
  17. I believe they dragged it to its resting place with a tractor... So maybe it will roll. By the size of the tree I say she's been sitting for 20 years or so.
  18. Hopefully that won't cause me too much grief getting her out of her tomb.
  19. This is not my truck, but it looks like the "can" on my truck. Looks kind of like air brakes but could it be hydraulic?
  20. I have been looking and I heard that this "beauty" was located about 15 miles from my house. The owner has a tandem sitting out at his house so I thought I would stop and ask him what they story was. He told me he wanted to use the cab and the engine(gas) on a single axle up at his camp. So I asked him if he wanted to sell the single axle and he said he would. The farmer who owned the single axle told him there was a hole in the block. I guess the farmer use to dump a gallon of oil in it when he wanted to use it, and when he was done, most of it was on the ground. So anyway the guy I bo
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