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ThaddeusW last won the day on July 23 2012

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  1. Sounds close to my problem. Though, I never touched my filters before my problem. As other has said sounds like you are loosing prime from the pump to the tank. I would unscrew the new filters and clean the seal and the face of the filter mount to ensure there is a tight seal. Any air between the tank and lift pump and you will lose prime. It is also possible that perhaps the primer handle will let some air into the lines as well, my primer handle on my 673 will bubble and leak a bit of fuel when priming. Though I would look at the filer seal first.
  2. That makes sense! So used to the single filter on a gas four wheeler.
  3. You can still take it around the neighborhood and sell rides but it is much more profitable to rent it for parties and carnivals. Noone has done it since the late 70's after it was apparent you could make more money renting. For two hours you can charge anywhere from $400-$600 and you can do two or three 2 hour jobs in a day. You can make pretty good money with that truck in a season. I have done plenty of marathons in our swing truck in the hot summer heat with a cooler of water and snacks. All manual pushing, good exercise. As for lawsuits, not going to name names but a now defunct carnival
  4. Holy smokes. We just shut down our family carnival business (my grandfather started in the 40's and expanded to a full business in 54. I spent my whole life working with this stuff. We owned a whip back in the 60's/70's and they were a mechanical nightmare. A PTO shaft ran from the tranny to a deep reduction right angle gear box between the frame rails that drove the drive sprocket. To run the ride a lever in the ride body on the wall behind the cab worked the clutch and another lever shifted the PTO. My grandmother told me a story when the clutch linkage from the pedal in the cab broke and sh
  5. Okay. So two weeks ago I was working on my B61, letting it run for a while at idle. After about 5 minutes of running the engine at idle I began to slowly bring up the RPM's. It started to blow black smoke, sputter and then die. I freaked out for a second thinking the worst. I tried to crank it but nothing. It was as if it was getting no fuel. Yesterday I spent a full day working on the truck and tackled the engine problem. My first thought was to buy 5 fresh gallons of diesel, pull the fuel filter (I have two spin on filters), bang out any dirt, fill it with fresh diesel, prime and then start
  6. Boy, you ain't kiddin. I took a look and see that manuals are about 20-25 bucks each while Gunites are around 80 each and Bendix around 90 each. Think ill stick with the manuals for now. Makes sense as with the low miles I wont be adjusting them very often. Thanks for the input.
  7. At this years Macungie there was an R model crew cab that was custom made by putting two cabs together. I forget who did the conversion but it was real professional and you couldn't tell it was two cabs.
  8. Okay, So I got the chambers off this weekend. Yesterday I devoted about 4 hours to getting just the bad chamber off. At first I tried to be gentile and came to realize that everything is rusted up and frozen pretty good. The bad spring chamber I took off by applying air from a big compressor directly to the quick release valves for the spring brakes. I then removed the spring can from the service half thinking everything would be easy after that. I was wrong. The cotter pins on the clevis to the slack adjusters were frozen, even a punch wouldn't drive them out. I tried filing them down until t
  9. Thanks for the help. Tomorrow I will tackle the chambers.
  10. Okay more questions. The other day I was trying to start my truck and it was a bit cold, 40's I think and I had a hard time getting it to start. So I had a somewhat (not-so)brilliant idea to use my 10,000BTU blowtorch as a starting aid by blowing the flame into the intake to warm the air as I cranked the engine. And sure enough it fired right up, the torch stayed lit and the flame grew dim as the air sucked it in. The engine didn't sputter or sound as if it wanted to stall. That warm air did the trick. So I got to thinking about making it easier for me to start the truck weekly during the wint
  11. Okay, dumb question ahead. How do I remove the cans when the spring brakes are applied? I know there is a way to manually back them off but I don't see a bolt head, only a hole in the middle of the can. Do I have to insert a bolt and if so what size and thread pitch? The only cheating way I can think of is to chock the wheels and release the parking brakes. Then again with a blown diaphragm I might have to get creative and jerry rig an airline from a compressor or cap off the line to the leaky chamber to build pressure.
  12. Thanks guys. The truck was upgraded to newer style chambers so it shouldn't be an issue to swap them. There is a truck parts place close to home and work so I will pull a chamber and bring it along with me.
  13. Hey all You could say I have been on hiatus from the forum. Between work, moving and then moving again I was stretched for cash, working on the B just wasn't an option. Time is another enemy of mine but things have smoothed out a bit for the past few months. I am doing better and even though its fall I want to get a few things fixed before it gets too cold. My problem is I think I have a blown diaphragm in the spring side of the drivers side drive axle chamber. It leaks air from the hole on the back of the chamber and from the clamp around the chamber. I can barely move the truck before the kn
  14. From Wikipedia: In order to maintain as politically neutral a role as possible, Interpol's constitution forbids it to undertake any interventions or activities of a political, military, religious, or racial nature. Its work focuses primarily on public safety, terrorism, organized crime, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, piracy, illicit traffic in works of art, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption. So th
  15. Paul, Sorry to hear you were robbed. What town was your garage in? If they knew what to take then someone knew what was in there. Reminds me of when we had our machine shop, every there was a big brass or aluminum job our yard was broken into and the scrap stolen the day it was put outside. We always figured is was some neighborhood low life (the area is full of em). Then after we sold the machine shop off we still had some scrap left over, some aluminum mostly steel. Those barrels sat there for a few months before we gathered up enough junk to have the scrap guy come one last time. It was the
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